1988 Trans America Athletic Conference Tournament

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The 1988 Trans America Athletic Conference baseball tournament was held at Centenary Park in Shreveport, LA. Stetson University defeated Georgia Southern University for the title. Mike Sempeles of Stetson was named MVP.

Participating Teams[edit]

Seed School Conf. Record Head Coach
East 1 Georgia Southern University 13-4 Jack Stallings
East 2 Stetson University 9-8 Pete Dunn
West 1 Centenary College of Louisiana 11-5 Andy Watson
West 2 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 8-8 Gary Hogan



  First Round   Second Round   Final
  E1 Georgia Southern 14  
  W2 Ark.-Little Rock 13    
      E1 Georgia Southern 2  
      E2 Stetson 4    
  W1 Centenary (LA) 2          
  E2 Stetson 4        
      E2 Stetson 5 x
        E1 Georgia Southern 3 x
    E1 Georgia Southern 4    
  W2 Ark.-Little Rock 5     W2 Ark.-Little Rock 0  
  W1 Centenary (LA) 4  

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 Georgia Southern University 14-13 University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Game 2 Stetson University 4-2 Centenary College of Louisiana
Game 3 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 5-4 Centenary College of Louisiana Centenary eliminated
Game 4 Stetson University 4-2 Georgia Southern University
Game 5 Georgia Southern University 4-0 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Arkansas-Little Rock eliminated
Game 6 Stetson University 5-3 Georgia Southern University Stetson advances to NCAA tournament

All-Tournament Team[edit]

  • P Craig Risdon Stet
  • P Jeff Jay GaSo
  • C Rob Fitzpatrick GaSo
  • 1B Brett Hendley GaSo
  • 2B Eloy Garcia UALR
  • SS Eddie Corbett Stet
  • 3B Shawn Lee Stet
  • OF Roy Gilbert Cent
  • OF Tom Riginos Stet
  • OF Mike Sempeles Stet
  • DH Kevin Weickel Stet