1971 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament

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1971 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Southern California (7th title)
Runner-Up Southern Illinois (2nd CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Rod Dedeaux (7th title)
MOP Jerry Tabb (Tulsa)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1970 1972»

The 1971 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1971 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-fifth 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-fifth tournament's champion was Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Jerry Tabb of Tulsa.

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 Cambridge, MA[edit]

         
 UMass 1 2
 Harvard 2 4

District 2 at Princeton, NJ[edit]

 
                             
 Seton Hall 3  
 Buffalo 1  
   Seton Hall 8  
   Saint Joseph's 1  
 Saint Joseph's 3
 Penn State 0  
   Seton Hall 4
   Saint Joseph's 1
 Penn State 2  
 Buffalo 0  
   Saint Joseph's 2
   Penn State 1  

District 3 at Gastonia, NC[edit]

 
                             
 Mississippi State 2  
 Maryland 1  
   Mississippi State 7  
   Miami (FL) 3  
 Miami (FL) 4
 Georgia Tech 3  
   Mississippi State 8 5
   Georgia Tech 20 2
 Maryland 4  
 Georgia Tech 9  
   Georgia Tech 5
   Miami (FL) 3  

District 4 at East Lansing, MI[edit]

 
                             
 Cincinnati 8  
 Michigan State 7  
   Cincinnati 11  
   Southern Illinois 10  
 Southern Illinois 5
 Ohio 4  
   Cincinnati 2 7
   Southern Illinois 6 10
 Michigan State 1  
 Ohio 7  
   Ohio 1*
   Southern Illinois 7*  

District 5 at Tulsa, OK[edit]

         
 Tulsa 3 5
 Iowa State 2 0

District 6 at Austin, TX[edit]

         
 Texas–Pan American 1 4
 Texas 0 0

District 7 at Provo, UT[edit]

         
 BYU 3 5 15
 Gonzaga 12 1 6

District 8 at Santa Clara, CA & Los Angeles, CA[edit]

     
                         
     Southern California 5 5 9
   Santa Clara 5 3      Santa Clara 6 1 1
   San Jose State 0 1  


College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
BYU WAC 31 - 14 (12 - 4) Glen Tuckett 1
(last: 1968)
8th
(1968)
0 - 2
Harvard EIBL 26 - 6 (9 - 5) Loyal Park 1
(last: 1968)
7th
(1968)
0 - 2
Mississippi State SEC 32 - 10 (13 - 5) Paul Gregory 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Seton Hall 16 - 12 (n/a) Owen Carroll 1
(last: 1964)
5th
(1964)
1 - 2
Southern California Pac-8 41 - 10 (17 - 0) Rod Dedeaux 12
(last: 1970)
1st
(1948, 1958, 1961, 1963,
1968, 1970)
38 - 16
Southern Illinois 40 - 7 (n/a) Richard Jones 2
(last: 1969)
2nd
(1968)
3 - 4
Texas-Pan American 42 - 7 (n/a) Al Ogletree 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Tulsa MVC 32 - 10 (n/a) Gene Shell 1
(last: 1969)
2nd
(1969)
3 - 2

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
   Harvard 4  
   BYU 1    
       Harvard 8  
       Tulsa 9    
   Tulsa 5          
   Mississippi State 2        
       Tulsa 9
       Southern Illinois 4
   Southern California 5        
   Seton Hall 1          
       Southern California 3    
       Southern Illinois 8  
   Southern Illinois 5    
   Texas–Pan American 4  
  Loser's Bracket
   BYU 3  
   Mississippi State 1      Southern California 8
     BYU 6
   Seton Hall 2  
   Texas–Pan American 8      Harvard 0
     Texas–Pan American 1
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
   Tulsa 4        Southern California 7
   Southern California 8            Southern Illinois 2
       Southern California 3    
       Tulsa 2  
   Southern Illinois 8    
   Texas–Pan American 6  

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 11 Game 1 Harvard 4 - 1 BYU
Game 2 Tulsa 5 - 2 Mississippi State
June 12 Game 3 Southern California 5 - 1 Seton Hall
Game 4 Southern Illinois 5 - 4 Texas–Pan American
Game 5 BYU 3 - 1 Mississippi State Mississippi State eliminated
June 13 Game 6 Texas–Pan American 8 - 2 Seton Hall Seton Hall eliminated
Game 7 Tulsa 9 - 8 Harvard
Game 8 Southern Illinois 8 - 3 Southern California
June 14 Game 9 Texas–Pan American 1 - 0 Harvard Harvard eliminated
Game 10 Southern California 8 - 6 BYU BYU eliminated
Game 11 Tulsa 9 - 4 Southern Illinois
June 15 Game 12 Southern Illinois 8 - 6 Texas–Pan American Texas–Pan American eliminated
Game 13 Southern California 8 - 4 Tulsa
June 16 Game 14 Southern California 3 - 2 Tulsa Tulsa eliminated
June 17 Final Southern California 7 - 2 Southern Illinois Southern California wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Steve Rogers Senior Tulsa
Mark Sogge Junior Southern California
Catcher Larry Calufetti Sophomore Southern Illinois
First baseman Jerry Tabb Freshman Tulsa
Second baseman Frank Alfano Senior Southern California
Third baseman Mike Eden Junior Southern Illinois
Shortstop Dan Radison Junior Southern Illinois
Outfielder Steve Bowling Freshman Tulsa
Jim Dwyer Junior Southern Illinois
Fred Lynn Freshman Southern California

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NCAA Men's College World Series Records". NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 

See also[edit]