1985 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

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1985 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season 1985
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Miami (FL) (2nd title)
Runner-Up Texas (23rd CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Ron Fraser (2nd title)
MOP Greg Ellena (Miami (FL))
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1984  1986»

The 1985 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1985 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 ninth year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Five regions held a four team, double-elimination tournament while three regions included six teams, resulting in 38 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The thirty-ninth tournament champion was Miami (FL), coached by Ron Fraser. The Most Outstanding Player was Greg Ellena of the Miami (FL).

Regionals[edit]

The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight regional sites across the country, each consisting of either a four-team field or a six-team field. Each regional tournament is double-elimination, however region brackets are variable depending on the number of teams remaining after each round. The winners of each regional advanced to the College World Series.

Bold indicates winner.

Atlantic Region at Coral Gables, FL[edit]

 
                             
 Miami (FL) 22  
 Princeton 6  
   Miami (FL) 11  
   Virginia 6  
 Virginia 14
 Florida 1  
   Miami (FL) 1 12
   Florida 8 9
 Princeton 4  
 Florida 14  
   Virginia 2
   Florida 15  

Central Regional at Austin, TX[edit]

 
                                                 
   Oklahoma 9  
   Lamar 1      Oklahoma 5  
     Grambling State 2    
   Houston 11          Oklahoma 4            
   LSU 4            Texas 9              
       Houston 2            Texas 10
       Texas 9          Lamar 2
   Texas 4*          Oklahoma 5    
   Grambling State 3*        Houston 9      Lamar 7  
   Lamar 4      Lamar 10  
   LSU 3  

East Regional at Columbia, SC[edit]

 
                                       
   Western Carolina 5  
   Old Dominion 3      Western Carolina 12  
     La Salle 13*    
       La Salle 17  
       Rider 12    
   Old Dominion 2          
   Rider 3        
   St. John's 14          La Salle 2
   Rider 9            South Carolina 7
       St. John's 6        
       South Carolina 13          
   South Carolina 11            South Carolina 14    
   La Salle 1          Western Carolina 3  
   Western Carolina 9    
   St. John's 6  

Midwest Regional at Stillwater, OK[edit]

 
                             
 Oklahoma State 8  
 Minnesota 3  
   Oklahoma State 15  
   Wichita State 8  
 Wichita State 12
 Oral Roberts 1  
   Oklahoma State 2 10
   Wichita State 7 6
 Minnesota 8  
 Oral Roberts 17  
   Wichita State 15
   Oral Roberts 14  

South I Regional at Starkville, MS[edit]

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
 Mississippi State 10  
 West Virginia 1  
   Mississippi State 8  
   New Orleans 4  
 New Orleans 12*
 Michigan 10*  
   Mississippi State 6 19
   Michigan 14 8
 West Virginia 2  
 Michigan 9  
   New Orleans 6
   Michigan 11  

South II Regional at Tallahassee, FL[edit]

 
                                                 
   Arkansas 20  
   Eastern Kentucky 13      Arkansas 13  
     George Mason 9    
   Georgia Tech 7          Arkansas 7            
   Central Michigan 6            Florida State 6              
       Georgia Tech 1            Arkansas 7
       Florida State 9          Georgia Tech 5
   Florida State 11          Florida State 3    
   George Mason 0        Georgia Tech 14      Georgia Tech 8  
   Eastern Kentucky 10      Eastern Kentucky 13  
   Central Michigan 7  

West I Regional at Stanford, CA[edit]

 
                             
 Stanford 17  
 Oregon State 3  
   Stanford 9  
   Nebraska 8  
 Nebraska 4
 Pepperdine 2  
   Stanford 1 7
   Pepperdine 5 1
 Oregon State 1  
 Pepperdine 6  
   Nebraska 6
   Pepperdine 7  

West II Regional at Fresno, CA[edit]

 
                             
 Arizona 7  
 BYU 3  
   Arizona 6  
   Fresno State 0  
 Fresno State 7*
 California 6*  
   Arizona 10
   Fresno State 3
 BYU 9  
 California 5  
   Fresno State 12
   BYU 8  

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona Pac-10 47 - 20 (17 - 13) Jerry Kindall 12
(last: 1980)
1st
(1976, 1980, 2012)
27 - 22
Arkansas SWC 49 - 13 (13 - 7) Norm DeBriyn 1
(last: 1979)
2nd
(1979)
3 - 2
Miami (FL) n/a 59 - 15 (n/a) Ron Fraser 7
(last: 1984)
1st
(1982)
14 - 12
Mississippi State SEC 48 - 13 (16 - 8) Ron Polk 3
(last: 1981)
6th
(1979, 1981)
2 - 6
Oklahoma State Big 8 57 - 14 (19 - 4) Gary Ward 12
(last: 1984)
1st
(1959)
27 - 23
South Carolina Metro 47 - 20 (n/a) June Raines 4
(last: 1982)
2nd
(1975, 1977)
9 - 8
Stanford Pac-10 46 - 13 (23 - 7) Mark Marquess 4
(last: 1983)
3rd
(1967)
6 - 8
Texas SWC 60 - 12 (16 - 5) Cliff Gustafson 22
(last: 1984)
1st
(1949, 1950, 1975, 1983)
51 - 38

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
   Arkansas 114  
   South Carolina 0    
       Arkansas 4  
       Mississippi State 5    
   Mississippi State 12          
   Oklahoma State 3        
       Mississippi State 7
       Texas 12
   Miami (FL) 17        
   Stanford 3          
       Miami (FL) 1    
       Texas 2  
   Texas 2    
   Arizona 1  
  Loser's Bracket
   South Carolina 1  
   Oklahoma State 16      Miami (FL) 2
     Oklahoma State 1
   Stanford 9  
   Arizona 2      Arkansas 10
     Stanford 4
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
   Texas 810        Miami (FL) 10
   Arkansas 7            Texas 6
       Texas 1    
       Miami (FL) 2  
   Mississippi State 5    
   Miami (FL) 6  

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 31 Game 1 Arkansas 1 - 0 (14 innings) South Carolina
Game 2 Mississippi State 12 - 3 Oklahoma State
June 1 Game 3 Miami (FL) 17 - 3 Stanford
Game 4 Texas 2 - 1 Arizona
June 2 Game 5 Oklahoma State 16 - 1 South Carolina South Carolina eliminated
Game 6 Stanford 9 - 2 Arizona Arizona eliminated
June 3 Game 7 Mississippi State 5 - 4 Arkansas
June 5 Game 8 Texas 8 - 4 Miami (FL)
June 6 Game 9 Arkansas 10 - 4 Stanford Stanford eliminated
Game 10 Miami (FL) 2 - 1 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State eliminated
June 7 Game 11 Texas 12 - 7 Mississippi State
June 8 Game 12 Miami (FL) 6 - 5 Mississippi State Mississippi State eliminated
Game 13 Texas 8 - 7 (10 innings) Arkansas Arkansas eliminated
June 9 Game 14 Miami (FL) 2 - 1 Texas
June 11 Final Miami (FL) 10 - 6 Texas Miami wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Kevin Sheary Sophomore Miami (FL)
Greg Swindell Sophomore Texas
Catcher Chris Magno Junior Miami (FL)
First baseman Will Clark Junior Mississippi State
Second baseman Billy Bates Junior Texas
Third baseman Jeff King Sophomore Arkansas
Shortstop Frank Davis Senior Mississippi State
Outfielder Dennis Cook Senior Texas
Ralph Kraus Junior Arkansas
Dan Van Cleve Senior Mississippi State
Designated hitter Greg Ellena Junior Miami (FL)

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records". NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved September 24, 2014. 

See also[edit]