Tulane and TCU Share Conference USA Baseball Tournament Championship
May 29, 2005
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Tulane and TCU have been declared co-champions of the 2005 Conference USA Tournament presented by POWERade. Tulane will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship based on being the highest remaining seed in the tournament while TCU will host a NCAA selection show watch party at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31 in the John Justin Center. Severe thunderstorms, hail and lightning all moved through the Hattiesburg area on Sunday afternoon, causing the field to be deemed unplayable following a review by tournament officials, umpires and coaches.
The public is welcome to the TCU selection show party in the Special Events Room of the John Justin Center.
This marks the first time in Conference USA history that a championship game in any sport was unable to be completed due to weather-related issues.
For Tulane, this will be the Green Wave's fifth C-USA tournament title, as the Green Wave also won tourney championships in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001. It marks TCU's second consecutive Conference USA baseball tournament championship.
Tulane's Nathan Southard was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Southard became just the second player in Conference USA Tournament history to his three home runs in a game during Saturday's 10-1 win over Houston. He batted .538 (7-for-13) in the tournament with six RBI and six runs scored.
Tulane and TCU each placed four members on the All-Tournament team, while Southern Miss had two selections and East Carolina, Houston and USF placed one player on the squad.
Tournament MVP: Nathan Southard, Tulane
2005 Conference USA Baseball Tournament
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