1980 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

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1980 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Arizona (2nd title)
Runner-Up Hawaii (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Jerry Kindall (2nd title)
MOP Terry Francona (Arizona)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1979  1981»

The 1980 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1980 NCAA Division I 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 thirty fourth year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Seven regions held a four team, double-elimination tournament while one region included six teams, resulting in 34 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The thirty-fourth tournament's champion was Arizona, coached by Jerry Kindall. The Most Outstanding Player was Terry Francona of the Arizona.[2][3][4][5]

Regionals[edit]

Seven of the eight regionals were played as 4-team double-elimination tournaments. One regional was played as a 6-team double-elimination tournament. The winner of each regional moved onto the College World Series.

Northeast Regional[edit]

Games played in Orono, Maine.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
 Harvard 7  
 East Carolina 3  
   Harvard 5  
   St. John's 9  
 St. John's 6
 Maine 4  
   St. John's 6
   Harvard 3
 East Carolina 1  
 Maine 2  
   Harvard 7
   Maine 5  

West Regional[edit]

Games played in Tucson, Arizona.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
 Gonzaga 3  
 Cal State Fullerton 2  
   Gonzaga 9  
   Arizona 13  
 Arizona 5
 Fresno State 4  
   Arizona 8
   Gonzaga 5
 Cal State Fullerton 10  
 Fresno State 2  
   Cal State Fullerton 8
   Gonzaga 10  

South Regional[edit]

Games played in Tallahassee, Florida.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
 Florida State 10  
 New Orleans 0  
   Florida State 19  
   Western Kentucky 7  
 Western Kentucky 15
 Vanderbilt 4  
   Florida State 10
   Western Kentucky 5
 New Orleans 8  
 Vanderbilt 2  
   Western Kentucky 4
   New Orleans 3  

Central Regional[edit]

Games played in Austin, Texas.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
 Hawaii 8  
 Texas–Pan American 4  
   Hawaii 2  
   Louisiana Tech 1  
 Louisiana Tech 4
 Texas 3  
   Hawaii 7
   Texas 3
 Texas–Pan American 4  
 Texas 7  
   Louisiana Tech 6
   Texas 7  

Atlantic Regional[edit]

Games played in Clemson, South Carolina.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
 South Carolina 7  
 Georgia Southern 2  
   South Carolina 2  
   Clemson 6  
 Clemson 22
 East Tennessee State 4  
   Clemson 17
   South Carolina 12
 Georgia Southern 1  
 East Tennessee State 2  
   South Carolina 8
   East Tennessee State 5  

East Regional[edit]

Games played in Miami, Florida.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
 James Madison 11  
 Delaware 10  
   James Madison 3  
   Miami (FL) 10  
 Miami (FL) 15
 South Alabama 6  
   Miami (FL) 10
   Delaware 1
 Delaware 5  
 South Alabama 4  
   James Madison 1
   Delaware 6  

Mideast Regional[edit]

Games played in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
 Michigan 9  
   4  
   Michigan 7  
   Nebraska 0  
 Nebraska 12
 BYU 0  
   Michigan 12
   Nebraska 3
 Central Michigan 0  
 BYU 9  
   Nebraska 12
   BYU 4  

Midwest Regional[edit]

Games played in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  First Round Second Round Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                                 
   UNLV 3  
   California 2      UNLV 4  
     Oral Roberts 0    
   Missouri 5          UNLV 10            
   Wichita State 4            Missouri 2              
       Missouri 6            UNLV 2 0
       Arkansas 0          California 6 12
   Arkansas 3          Missouri 1    
   Oral Roberts 2        Arkansas 1      California 2  
   California 5      California 7  
   Wichita State 1  

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona Pac-10 40 - 20 - 1 (17 - 13) Jerry Kindall 11
(last: 1979)
1st
(1976)
22 - 21
California Pac-10 41 - 31 - 1 (17 - 13) Bob Milano 2
(last: 1957)
1st
(1947,1957)
7 - 0
Clemson ACC 38 - 19 (6 - 5) Bill Wilhelm 4
(last: 1977)
5th
(1958, 1959, 1976)
4 - 8
Florida State Metro 51 - 10 (n/a) Mike Martin 6
(last: 1975)
2nd
(1970)
8 - 12
Hawaii WAC 57 - 16 (19 - 5) Les Murakami 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Miami (FL) n/a 57 - 10 (n/a) Ron Fraser 3
(last: 1979)
2nd
(1974)
5 - 6
Michigan Big 10 35 - 16 - 1 (14 - 2) Bud Middaugh 3
(last: 1978)
1st
(1953)
9 - 3
St. John's Eastern Collegiate 29 - 9 (n/a) Joe Russo 5
(last: 1978)
4th
(1949, 1966, 1968)
5 - 10

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
   St. John's 6  
   Arizona 1    
       St. John's 2  
       Hawaii 7    
   Hawaii 7          
   Florida State 6        
       Hawaii 9
       Miami (FL) 3
   Miami (FL) 13        
   Clemson 5          
       Miami (FL) 3    
       Michigan 2  
   Michigan 911    
   California 8  
  Loser's Bracket
   Arizona 5  
   Florida State 3      Michigan 0
     Arizona 8
   Clemson 4  
   California 6      St. John's 5
     California 8
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
   Hawaii 4        Hawaii 3
   Arizona 611            Arizona 5
       Arizona 10    
       California 9  
   Miami (FL) 3    
   California 4  

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 30 Game 1 St. John's 6 - 1 Arizona
Game 2 Hawaii 7 - 6 Florida State
May 31 Game 3 Miami (FL) 13 - 5 Clemson
Game 4 Michigan 9 - 8 (11 innings) California
June 1 Game 5 Arizona 5 - 3 Florida State Florida State eliminated
Game 6 California 6 - 4 Clemson Clemson eliminated
Game 7 Hawaii 7 - 2 St. John's
June 2 Game 8 Miami (FL) 3 - 2 Michigan
Game 9 California 8 - 5 St. John's St. John's eliminated
Game 10 Arizona 8 - 0 Michigan Michigan eliminated
June 3 Game 11 Hawaii 9 - 3 Miami (FL)
June 4 Game 12 California 4 - 3 Miami (FL) Miami (FL) eliminated
Game 13 Arizona 6 - 4 (11 innings) Hawaii
June 5 Game 14 Arizona 10-9 California California eliminated
June 6 Final Arizona 5 - 3 Hawaii Arizona wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Greg Barger Junior Arizona
Craig Lefferts Senior Arizona
Catcher Collin Tanabe Junior Hawaii
First baseman Wes Clements Senior Arizona
Second baseman Paul Hundhammer Senior Miami (FL)
Third baseman Kimo Perkins Junior Hawaii
Shortstop Eric Tokunaga Junior Hawaii
Out fielder Terry Francona Junior Arizona
Lyle Brackenridge Senior California
Jim Paciorek Sophomore Michigan
Designated hitter Paul Maruffi Junior St. John's

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records". NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/ncaa/archives/baseball/d1/1980/290013.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.cwsomaha.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58198&Itemid=1
  4. ^ http://www.arizonawildcats.com/trads/sports-history.html (timeline of Arizona athletics. Mentions the Wildcats' accomplishments during the 1980 season)
  5. ^ http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/sports/2010/2/10/GEN_0210103049.aspx? (mentions Hawaii's head baseball coach Les Murakami and the team's CWS appearance)