1985 College World Series

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The 1985 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from May 31 to June 11. The thirty-ninth tournament champion was the University of Miami, coached by Ron Fraser. The Most Outstanding Player was Greg Ellena of the University of Miami.

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]

Bracket to be Included

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 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
June 6 Game 9 Arkansas 10 - 4 Stanford Stanford eliminated
Game 10 Miami 2 - 1 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State eliminated
June 7 Game 11 Texas 12 - 7 Mississippi State
June 8 Game 12 Miami 6 - 5 Mississippi State Mississippi State eliminated
Game 13 Texas 8 - 7 (10 innings) Arkansas Arkansas eliminated
June 9 Game 14 Miami 2 - 1 Texas
June 11 Final Miami 10 - 6 Texas Miami wins CWS
  • Texas was guaranteed a spot in the championship round by virtue of its 3-0 start. When the Longhorns defeated Arkansas in Game 13, it meant Miami would have to defeat Texas twice to win the title, which the Hurricanes did.
  • Pairings for Games 12 and 13 were adjusted when Game 12 originally matched Arkansas (winner of Game 9) and Mississippi State (loser of Game 11), since those schools had previously met in the CWS. Under rules in place from 1950 through 1987, pairings for the "Final Four" to avoid rematches unless they were unavoidable.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Kevin Sheary Sophomore Miami
Greg Swindell Sophomore Texas
Catcher Chris Magno Junior Miami
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

Notable players[edit]

Tournament notes[edit]