1979 College World Series

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The 1979 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from June 1 to June 8. The thirty-third tournament's champion was California State University, Fullerton, coached by Augie Garrido. The Most Outstanding Player was Tony Hudson of California State University, Fullerton.

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona Pac-10 42 - 23 (17 - 13) Jerry Kindall 10
(last: 1976)
1st
(1976)
21 - 19
Arkansas SWC 46 - 13 (19 - 5) Norm DeBriyn 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Connecticut Eastern Collegiate 31 - 11 (n/a) Larry Panciera 4
(last: 1972)
5th
(1957, 1972)
3 - 8
Cal State Fullerton SCBA 55 - 13 (23 - 4) Augie Garrido 1
(last: 1975)
7th
(1975)
0 - 2
Miami (FL) n/a 55 - 9 (n/a) Ron Fraser 2
(last: 1978)
2nd
(1974)
5 - 4
Mississippi State SEC 47 - 10 (17 - 2) Ron Polk 1
(last: 1971)
7th
(1971)
0 - 2
Pepperdine SCBA 50 - 16 (19 - 9) Dave Gorrie 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Texas SWC 53 - 6 (22 - 2) Cliff Gustafson 17
(last: 1975)
1st
(1949, 1950, 1975)
36 - 30

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Bracket to be Included

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 1 Game 1 Arkansas 5 - 4 Pepperdine
Game 2 Arizona 5 - 1 Miami
June 2 Game 3 Texas 11 - 5 Connecticut
Game 4 Mississippi State 6 - 1 Cal State Fullerton
Game 5 Pepperdine 9 - 3 Miami Miami eliminated
June 3 Game 6 Cal State Fullerton 8 - 3 Connecticut Connecticut eliminated
Game 7 Arkansas 10 - 3 Arizona
Game 8 Texas 8 - 2 Mississippi State
June 4 Game 9 Cal State Fullerton 16 - 3 Arizona Arizona eliminated
Game 10 Pepperdine 5 - 4 (10 innings) Mississippi State Mississippi State eliminated
June 5 Game 11 Arkansas 9 - 4 Texas
June 6 Game 12 Pepperdine 6 - 4 Texas Texas eliminated
Game 13 Cal State Fullerton 13 - 10 Arkansas
June 7 Game 14 Cal State Fullerton 8 - 5 Pepperdine Pepperdine eliminated
June 8 Final Cal State Fullerton 2 - 1 Arkansas Cal State Fullerton wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Tony Hudson Sophomore Cal State Fullerton
Steve Krueger Junior Arkansas
Catcher Kurt Kingsolver Junior Cal State Fullerton
First baseman Tim Wallach Senior Cal State Fullerton
Second baseman Mike Gates Senior Pepperdine
Third baseman Dan Hanggie Sophomore Cal State Fullerton
Shortstop Larry Wallace Senior Arkansas
Out fielder Marc Brumble Senior Arkansas
Kevin McReynolds Freshman Arkansas
Joseph Bruno Senior Texas
Designated hitter Keith Walker Junior Texas

Notable players[edit]

Tournament Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

1979 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament