1956 NCAA Baseball Tournament

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1956 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Minnesota (1st title)
Runner-Up Arizona (3rd CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Dick Siebert (1st title)
MOP Jerry Thomas (Minnesota)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1955 1957»

The 1956 NCAA Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1956 NCAA baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its tenth year. Eight regional districts sent representatives to the College World Series with preliminary rounds within each district serving to determine each representative. These events would later become known as regionals. Each district had its own format for selecting teams, resulting in 24 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The College World Series was held in Omaha, NE from June 9 to June 14. The tenth tournament's champion was Minnesota, coached by Dick Siebert. The Most Outstanding Player was Jerry Thomas of Minnesota.

Tournament[edit]

District 1[edit]

Games played at Springfield, Massachusetts.

Semifinals Finals
           
Vermont 8
Massachusetts 1
New Hampshire 2
Vermont 0
New Hampshire 5
Boston University 0

District 2[edit]

Games played at Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Semifinals Finals
           
St. John's 3
Delaware 1
St. John's 2
NYU 6
NYU 15
Penn State 7

District 3[edit]

Games played at Gastonia, North Carolina.

Semifinals Final
 
 Duke 1 7 4  
 Florida State 2 6 2  
   Duke 4 2 1
   Ole Miss 2 6 7
 Ole Miss 4 3
 Tennessee Tech 3 2  

District 4[edit]

Games played at Athens, Ohio (Ohio vs. Cincinnati and Ohio vs. Minnesota) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (Minnesota vs. Notre Dame).

Semifinals Final
 
 Ohio 8  
 Cincinnati 6  
   Ohio 0 6
   Minnesota 5 7
 Minnesota 3 15 10
 Notre Dame 4 5 1  

District 5[edit]

Games played in Stillwater, OK.

  Semifinal     Final
                 
     Bradley 11
   Oklahoma 3      North Dakota State 2
   North Dakota State 8  

District 6[edit]

Games played at Tucson, Arizona.

 
           
   Arizona 7 8
   TCU 5 2

District 7[edit]

Games played at Greeley, Colorado.

 
           
   Wyoming 8 3 9
   Colorado A&M 5 8 7

District 8[edit]

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona n/a 45 - 6 (n/a) Frank Sancet 2
(last: 1955)
4th
(1954)
3 - 4
Bradley MVC 22 - 6 (7 - 2) Leo Schrall 1
(last: 1950)
8th
(1950)
0 - 2
Minnesota Big 10 28 - 8 (11 - 2) Dick Siebert 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
New Hampshire 12 - 5 (n/a) Hank Swasey 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
NYU 16 - 4 - 1 (n/a) Bill McCarthy 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Ole Miss SEC 22 - 8 (13 - 3) Tom Swayze 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Washington State PCC 28 - 6 (11 - 4) Arthur Bailey 1
(last: 1950)
2nd
(1950)
3 - 2
Wyoming 17 - 3 (n/a) Bud Daniel 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
   Arizona 3  
   NYU 0    
       Arizona 2  
       Minnesota 3    
   Minnesota 4          
   Wyoming 0        
       Minnesota 13
       Ole Miss 5
   Ole Miss 13        
   New Hampshire 2          
       Ole Miss 4    
       Bradley 0  
   Bradley 4    
   Washington State 3  
  Loser's Bracket
   NYU 2  
   Wyoming 8      Bradley 12
     Wyoming 8
   New Hampshire 6  
   Washington State 3      Arizona 1
     New Hampshire 0
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
   Minnesota 8        Minnesota 12
   Bradley 3            Arizona 1
       Minnesota 4    
       Arizona 10  
   Ole Miss 3    
   Arizona 7  

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 9 Game 1 Arizona 3 - 0 NYU
Game 2 Minnesota 4 - 0 Wyoming
Game 3 Ole Miss 13 - 2 New Hampshire
Game 4 Bradley 4 - 3 Washington State
June 10 Game 5 Wyoming 8 - 2 NYU New York eliminated
Game 6 New Hampshire 6 - 3 Washington State Washington State eliminated
Game 7 Minnesota 3 - 1 Arizona
Game 8 Ole Miss 4 - 0 Bradley
June 11 Game 9 Bradley 12 - 8 Wyoming Wyoming eliminated
Game 10 Arizona 1 - 0 New Hampshire New Hampshire eliminated
Game 11 Minnesota 13 - 5 Ole Miss
June 12 Game 12 Arizona 7 - 3 Ole Miss Ole Miss eliminated
Game 13 Minnesota 8 - 3 Bradley Bradley eliminated
June 13 Game 14 Arizona 10 - 4 Minnesota
June 14 Final Minnesota 12 - 1 Arizona Minnesota wins CWS

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records". NCAA. 2009. p. 196. Retrieved April 22, 2012.