1969 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament

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1969 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Arizona State (3rd title)
Runner-Up Tulsa (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Bobby Winkles (3rd title)
MOP John Dolinsek (Arizona State)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1968 1970»

The 1969 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1969 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-third 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 23 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The twenty-third tournament's champion was Arizona State, coached by Bobby Winkles. The Most Outstanding Player was John Dolinsek of Arizona State.[2]

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 Amherst, MA[edit]

 
                         
 Boston University 13*  
 Dartmouth 10*  
     Boston University 6 1
   UMass 8 6
 UMass 5
 Dartmouth 3  

District 2 at Coplay, PA[edit]

 
                         
 Colgate 4  
 Seton Hall 3  
     Colgate 1 7 1
   NYU 5 1 5
 NYU 5
 Seton Hall 3  

District 3 at Gastonia, NC[edit]

 
                             
 Ole Miss 7*  
 Virginia Tech 6*  
   Ole Miss 6  
   North Carolina 5  
 North Carolina 3
 Furman 0  
   Ole Miss 5
   North Carolina 2
 Virginia Tech 6  
 Furman 3  
   Virginia Tech 1
   North Carolina 5  

District 4 at Minneapolis, MN[edit]

 
                             
 Minnesota 11  
 Ohio 8  
   Minnesota 3*  
   Southern Illinois 4*  
 Southern Illinois 15
 Ball State 6  
   Southern Illinois 4
   Ball State 3
 Ball State 4*  
 Ohio 3*  
   Minnesota 1
   Ball State 4  

District 5 at Tulsa, OK[edit]

         
 Tulsa 5* 8
 Oklahoma State 4 4

District 6 at Austin, TX[edit]

         
 Texas 10 5
 Trinity 0 0

District 7 at Mesa, AZ[edit]

     
                         
     Arizona State 7 3
   Idaho 3 5      Idaho 1 2
   Air Force 1 4  


District 8 at Los Angeles, CA[edit]

         
 UCLA 7 2
 Santa Clara 5 1

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona State WAC 51 - 10 (15 - 3) Bobby Winkles 3
(last: 1967)
1st
(1965, 1967)
11 - 4
Massachusetts 21 - 8 (n/a) Dick Bergquist 1
(last: 1954)
5th
(1954)
1 - 2
Ole Miss SEC 26 - 13 (11 - 5) Tom Swayze 2
(last: 1964)
4th
(1956)
2 - 4
NYU 19 - 6 (n/a) Larry Geracioti 1
(last: 1956)
7th
(1956)
0 - 2
Southern Illinois 36 - 7 (n/a) Joe Lutz 1
(last: 1968)
2nd
(1968)
3 - 2
Texas SWC 33 - 4 (14 - 2) Cliff Gustafson 11
(last: 1968)
1st
(1949, 1950)
21 - 19
Tulsa MVC 36 - 3 (7 - 1) Gene Shell 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
UCLA Pac-8 42 - 10 (17 - 4) Art Reichle 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
   Arizona State 0  
   Texas 4    
       Texas 2  
       Tulsa 4    
   UCLA 5*          
   Tulsa 6*        
       Tulsa 2
       NYU 0
   Southern Illinois 0        
   Massachusetts 2          
       Massachusetts 2    
       NYU 9  
   Ole Miss 3    
   NYU 8  
  Loser's Bracket
   Arizona State 2*  
   UCLA 1*      Arizona State 4
     Massachusetts 2
   Southern Illinois 1  
   Ole Miss 8      Ole Miss 1
     Texas 14
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
   Tulsa 3        Tulsa 1
   Arizona State 11            Arizona State 10
       Arizona State 4    
       NYU 1  
   NYU 3    
   Texas 2  

*extra innings

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 13 Game 1 Texas 4 - 0 Arizona State
Game 2 Tulsa 6 - 5 (10 innings) UCLA
June 14 Game 3 Massachusetts 2 - 0 Southern Illinois
Game 4 NYU 8 - 3 Ole Miss
Game 5 Arizona State 2 - 1 (11 innings) UCLA UCLA eliminated
June 16 Game 6 Ole Miss 8 - 1 Southern Illinois Southern Illinois eliminated
Game 7 Tulsa 4 - 2 Texas
Game 8 NYU 9 - 2 Massachusetts
June 17 Game 9 Texas 14 - 1 Ole Miss Ole Miss eliminated
Game 10 Arizona State 4 - 2 Massachusetts Massachusetts eliminated
Game 11 Tulsa 2 - 0 NYU
June 18 Game 12 NYU 3 - 2 Texas Texas eliminated
Game 13 Arizona State 11 - 3 Tulsa
June 19 Game 14 Arizona State 4 - 1 NYU NYU eliminated
June 20 Final Arizona State 10 - 1 Tulsa Arizona State wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Larry Gura Senior Arizona State
Burt Hooton Freshman Texas
Catcher Billy Cotton Junior Arizona State
First baseman Steve Caves Tulsa
Second baseman Lou Bagwell Junior Texas
Third baseman Les Rogers Tulsa
Shortstop Roger Detter Senior Arizona State
Outfielder Jim Cardasis Senior NYU
John Dolinsek Junior Arizona State
Paul Powell Junior Arizona State

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NCAA Men's College World Series Records". NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA baseball meet at Omaha beginning to take definite shape". St. Joseph Gazette (Associated Press). May 21, 1969. p. 2B. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 

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