1998 Trans America Athletic Conference Tournament

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The 1998 Trans America Athletic Conference baseball tournament was held at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL. For the third year in a row, the tournament was preceded by an opening round in which all 12 conference teams were paired up in best of three matchups. The 6 winners advanced to the tournament. Georgia State was upset in the opening round for the third year in a row. #1 Florida International University defeated #2 Troy State University for the title.

Participating Teams[edit]

Seed School Conf. Record Head Coach
1 Florida International University 15-5 Danny Price
2 Troy State University 13-7 John Mayotte
3 University of Central Florida 14-7 Jay Bergman
4 Jacksonville State University 13-8 Rudy Abbott
5 Stetson University 9-12 Pete Dunn
6 Florida Atlantic University 6-14 Kevin Cooney

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 Florida International University 9-8 Florida Atlantic University
Game 2 Stetson University 5-4 (10) Troy State University
Game 3 University of Central Florida 5-0 Jacksonville State University
Game 4 Troy State University 11-6 Florida Atlantic University Florida Atlantic eliminated
Game 5 Florida International University 3-1 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville State eliminated
Game 6 University of Central Florida 5-3 Stetson University
Game 7 Florida International University 3-2 University of Central Florida
Game 8 Troy State University 8-3 Stetson University Stetson eliminated
Game 9 Troy State University 12-9 University of Central Florida Central Florida eliminated
Game 10 Florida International University 9-4 Troy State University Florida International advances to NCAA tournament