1968 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament

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1968 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Southern California (5th title)
Runner-Up Southern Illinois (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Rod Dedeaux (5th title)
MOP Bill Seinsoth (Southern California)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1967 1969»

The 1968 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1968 NCAA University Division 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 twenty-second 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 27 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The twenty-second tournament's champion was the Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Bill Seinsoth of the Southern California.

Tournament[edit]

The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight district sites across the country, each consisting of between two and four teams.[1] The winners of each District advanced to the College World Series.

Bold indicates winner.

District 1 at Storrs, CT[edit]

 
                             
 Connecticut 1  
 Providence 0  
   Connecticut 0  
   Harvard 3  
 Harvard 4
 Boston University 1  
   Harvard 3
   Connecticut 2
 Providence 4*  
 Boston University 5*  
   Connecticut 8
   Boston University 2  

District 2 at Princeton, NJ[edit]

 
                             
 St. John's 12  
 Rutgers 0  
   St. John's 2  
   Temple 0  
 Temple 6
 NYU 5  
   St. John's 1
   NYU 0
 NYU 5  
 Rutgers 0  
   NYU 5
   Temple 2  

District 3 at Gastonia, NC[edit]

 
                             
 NC State 3  
 Alabama 1  
   NC State 7  
   East Carolina 5  
 East Carolina 2*
 Florida State 1*  
   NC State 12 4
   Florida State 15 1
 Florida State 6  
 Alabama 1  
   East Carolina 2
   Florida State 3  

District 4 at Minneapolis, MN[edit]

 
                             
 Minnesota 6  
 Valparaiso 4  
   Minnesota 9  
   Southern Illinois 10  
 Southern Illinois 6
 Ohio 3  
   Southern Illinois 3
   Ohio 0
 Valparaiso 0  
 Ohio 1  
   Minnesota 4
   Ohio 5  

District 5 at Stillwater, OK[edit]

         
 Oklahoma State 13 3
 Bradley 1 0

District 6 at Austin, TX[edit]

         
 Texas 3 1* 10
 Texas-Pan American 0 2* 6

District 7 at Ogden, UT[edit]

 
                             
 Colorado State 4  
 Weber State 3  
   Colorado State 15  
   Weber State 21  
 Weber State 7
 Denver 5  
   Weber State 4
   Denver 1
 —  
 —  
   Denver 15
   Colorado State 6  
         
 BYU 17 7*
 Weber State 7 6*

District 8 at Los Angeles, CA[edit]

     
                         
     Southern California 4 4* 5*
   Cal State Los Angeles 2 5      Cal State Los Angeles 2 8* 4*
   Santa Clara 1 3  


College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
BYU WAC 31 - 15 (8 - 4) Glen Tuckett 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Harvard EIBL 19 - 7 (8 - 1) Norman Shepard 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
NC State ACC 23 - 7 (13 - 4) Sam Esposito 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Oklahoma State Big 8 20 - 7 (15 - 3) Chet Bryan 7
(last: 1967)
1st
(1959)
18 - 13
Southern Illinois 34 - 12 (n/a) Joe Lutz 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
St. John's 23 - 8 (n/a) Jack Kaiser 3
(last: 1966)
4th
(1949, 1966)
3 - 6
Texas SWC 22 - 9 (12 - 4) Cliff Gustafson 10
(last: 1966)
1st
(1949, 1950)
20 - 17
USC Pac-8 38 - 12 - 1 (16 - 2) Rod Dedeaux 10
(last: 1966)
1st
(1948, 1958, 1961, 1963)
29 - 15

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
   Harvard 0  
   St. John's 2    
       St. John's 3*  
       NC State 2*    
   Southern Illinois 6          
   NC State 7        
       St. John's 6
       USC 7
   Texas 5        
   Oklahoma State 8          
       Oklahoma State 5    
       USC 6  
   BYU 3    
   USC 5  
  Loser's Bracket
   Harvard 1*  
   Southern Illinois 2*      Southern Illinois 7
     Oklahoma State 1
   Texas 7  
   BYU 0      Texas 5
     NC State 6
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
   USC 2        
   NC State 0            
       USC 4    
       Southern Illinois 3  
   Southern Illinois 15    
   St. John's 0  

*extra innings

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 10 Game 1 St. John's 2 - 0 Harvard
Game 2 NC State 7 - 6 Southern Illinois
June 11 Game 3 Oklahoma State 8 - 5 Texas
Game 4 USC 5 - 3 BYU
Game 5 Southern Illinois 2 - 1 (11 innings) Harvard Harvard eliminated
June 12 Game 6 Texas 7 - 0 BYU BYU eliminated
Game 7 St. John's 3 - 2 (12 innings) NC State
Game 8 USC 6 - 5 Oklahoma State
June 13 Game 9 NC State 6 - 5 Texas Texas eliminated
Game 10 Southern Illinois 7 - 1 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State eliminated
Game 11 USC 7 - 6 St. John's
June 14 Game 12 Southern Illinois 15 - 0 St. John's St. John's eliminated
Game 13 USC 2 - 0 NC State NC State eliminated
June 15 Final USC 4 - 3 Southern Illinois USC wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Bill Lee Senior USC
Tom Sowinski Senior St. John's
Catcher Ralph Addonizio Senior St. John's
First baseman Bill Seinsoth Junior USC
Second baseman Lou Bagwell Sophomore Texas
Third baseman Barry O'Sullivan Junior Southern Illinois
Shortstop Danny Thompson Junior Oklahoma State
Outfielder Jerry Bond Sophomore Southern Illinois
Mike Rogodzinski Sophomore Southern Illinois
Wayne Weatherly Senior Oklahoma State

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NCAA Men's College World Series Records". NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved July 28, 2014.