1996 Atlantic-10 Conference Tournament

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The 1996 Atlantic-10 Conference baseball tournament was held at Bear Stadium in Boyertown, PA. University of Massachusetts Amherst defeated Virginia Polytechnic Institute for the title. Nate Murphy of Massachusetts was named Most Outstanding Player.

Participating Teams[edit]

Seed School Conf. Record Head Coach
East 1 University of Massachusetts Amherst 15-5 Mike Stone
East 2 Temple University 12-8 Skip Wilson
West 1 Virginia Polytechnic Institute 16-4 Chuck Hartman
West 2 Xavier University 11-8 John Morrey



  First Round   Second Round   Final
  E1 Massachusetts 16  
  W2 Xavier 3    
      E1 Massachusetts 1  
      W1 Virginia Tech 4    
  W1 Virginia Tech 4          
  E2 Temple 2        
      W1 Virginia Tech 2 2
        E1 Massachusetts 5 8
    E1 Massachusetts 6    
  W2 Xavier 6     W2 Xavier 1  
  E2 Temple 3  

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 University of Massachusetts Amherst 16-3 Xavier University
Game 2 Virginia Polytechnic Institute 4-2 Temple University
Game 3 Xavier University 6-3 Temple University Temple eliminated
Game 4 Virginia Polytechnic Institute 4-1 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Game 5 University of Massachusetts Amherst 6-1 Xavier University Xavier eliminated
Game 6 University of Massachusetts Amherst 5-2 Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Game 7 University of Massachusetts Amherst 8-2 Virginia Polytechnic Institute Massachusetts advances to NCAA tournament

All-Championship Team[edit]

  • David Dart, P Massachusetts
  • Brian Fitzgerald, P Virginia Tech
  • Michael Gancasz, C Temple
  • Brad Gorrie, SS Massachusetts
  • Jon Hand, P Virginia Tech
  • Josh Herman C/DH Virginia Tech
  • Andy Kiah, C Massachusetts
  • Bryan Mazzaferro, 3B Massachusetts
  • Nate Murphy, OF Massachusetts
  • Austin Rappe, OF Virginia Tech
  • Marty Sparks, SS Xavier