1987 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

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1987 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season 1987
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Stanford (1st title)
Runner-Up Oklahoma State (15th CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Mark Marquess (1st title)
MOP Paul Carey (Stanford)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1986  1988»

The 1987 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1987 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 forty first year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Each region was composed of six teams, resulting in 48 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The forty-first tournament's champion was Stanford, coached by Mark Marquess. The Most Outstanding Player was Paul Carey of Stanford.

National seeds[edit]

For the first time, the NCAA selected eight national seeds and placed each in a different regional.[1]

Bold indicates CWS participant.

  • Arkansas
  • Florida State
  • Georgia Tech
  • LSU
  • Oklahoma State
  • Pepperdine
  • Stanford
  • Texas

Regionals[edit]

The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight regional sites across the country, each consisting of six teams.[1] The winners of each Regional advanced to the College World Series.

Bold indicates winner.

Atlantic Regional at Coral Gables, FL[edit]

 
                                                 
   Florida State 10  
   East Carolina 5      Florida State 5  
     Miami (FL) 2    
   South Alabama 2*          Florida State 12            
   Central Michigan 0            South Alabama 3              
       South Alabama 6            Florida State 3 9
       Georgia Southern 1          South Alabama 6 2
   Georgia Southern 11          South Alabama 3    
   Miami (FL) 6        Georgia Southern 3      Georgia Southern 0  
   East Carolina 9      Central Michigan 1  
   Central Michigan 17  

Central Regional at Austin, TX[edit]

 
                                                 
   Texas 6*  
   Lamar 5*      Texas 10  
     Oklahoma 5    
   Houston 10          Texas 15            
   Oklahoma 1            Houston 3              
       Houston 8            Texas 13
       Sam Houston State 4          Houston 4
   Sam Houston State 5          Houston 4    
   Indiana State 5        Sam Houston State 10      Sam Houston State 0  
   Indiana State 10      Indiana State 8  
   Lamar 5  

Mideast Regional at Starkville, MS[edit]

 
                                                 
   Oklahoma State 6  
   Western Carolina 3      Oklahoma State 8  
     NC State 6    
   Mississippi State 10          Oklahoma State 1            
   NC State 6            Texas A&M 4              
       Mississippi State 4            Texas A&M 4 9
       Texas A&M 7          Oklahoma State 7 11
   Texas A&M 13          Oklahoma State 9    
   Purdue 3        Mississippi State 1      Western Carolina 6  
   Western Carolina 8      Western Carolina 8  
   Purdue 7  

Northeast Regional at Atlanta, GA[edit]

 
                                               
   Georgia Tech 5  
   Rider 8      Rider 0  
     Michigan 10    
       Michigan 8  
       Georgia 10      Georgia 10  
   Georgia Tech 1          Fordham 4    
   Georgia 5        
   Fordham 5          Rider 5
   Georgia 3            Georgia 13
       Fordham 4        
       Dartmouth 2          
   Dartmouth 4            Fordham 0              
   Michigan 0          Rider 12            
   Rider 6    
   Dartmouth 3  

South I Regional at Huntsville, AL[edit]

 
                                                 
   Arkansas 10  
   Middle Tennessee 7      Arkansas 7  
     West Virginia 2    
   Seton Hall 15          Arkansas 6            
   Auburn 6            Clemson 5              
       Seton Hall 3            Arkansas 4
       Clemson 6          Clemson 2
   Clemson 8          Clemson 6    
   West Virginia 0        Seton Hall 3      Auburn 3  
   Auburn 5      Auburn 22  
   Middle Tennessee 3  

South II Regional at New Orleans, LA[edit]

 
                                       
   Cal State Fullerton 0  
   Southern 1      Southern 2  
     Louisiana Tech 5    
       Louisiana Tech 0  
       Cal State Fullerton 11    
   Cal State Fullerton 4          
   Tulane 0        
   LSU 5          Cal State Fullerton 3
   Tulane 3            LSU 7
       LSU 14        
       New Orleans 1          
   New Orleans 18            LSU 3    
   Louisiana Tech 5          New Orleans 0  
   New Orleans 6    
   Southern 2  

West I Regional at Stanford, CA[edit]

 
                                                 
   Stanford 12  
   Minnesota 1      Stanford 12  
     UC Santa Barbara 5    
   Washington State 10          Stanford 12            
   Oral Roberts 5            Washington State 11              
       Washington State 4            Stanford 9
       Wichita State 3          Oral Roberts 4
   Wichita State 4          Washington State 13    
   UC Santa Barbara 3        Wichita State 4      Oral Roberts 14  
   Minnesota 0      Oral Roberts 11  
   Oral Roberts 7  

West II Regional at Tempe, AZ[edit]

 
                                                 
   Pepperdine 7  
   Arizona 3      Pepperdine 10  
     SW Missouri State 4    
   UCLA 12          Pepperdine 2            
   Hawaii 11            Arizona State 4              
       UCLA 3            Arizona State 14
       Arizona State 9          UCLA 4
   Arizona State 9          Pepperdine 5    
   SW Missouri State 5        UCLA 16      UCLA 21  
   Hawaii 6      Hawaii 7  
   Arizona 3  

College World Series[edit]

This was the last CWS to use a double-elimination format through the championship game. Under the format used from 1950 through 1987, the bracket was often adjusted after the field was pared to four teams in order to avoid rematches from earlier rounds. Starting in 1988 and continuing through 2002, the eight teams were divided into two four-team brackets, with the bracket winners meeting in a single championship game. In 2003, the single championship game was changed to a best-of-three series.

This CWS was best known for Stanford's dramatic 6-5 win over LSU in an elimination game. In that game, Stanford trailed 5-2 in the bottom of the 10th inning with 2 outs and nobody on base. Eventually, Freshman outfielder Paul Carey hit a walk off grand slam home run off LSU freshman (and future major leaguer) Ben McDonald to win the game.

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona State Pac-10 40 - 25 (16 - 14) Jim Brock 13
(last: 1984)
1st
(1965, 1967, 1969, 1977, 1981)
46 - 21
Arkansas SWC 50 - 14 - 1 (17 - 4) Norm DeBriyn 2
(last: 1985)
2nd
(1979)
5 - 4
Florida State Metro 54 - 16 (19 - 4) Mike Martin 8
(last: 1986)
2nd
(1970, 1986)
12 - 16
Georgia SEC 42 - 19 (18 - 8) Steve Webber 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
LSU SEC 47 - 17 (12 - 10) Skip Bertman 1
(last: 1986)
6th
(1986)
1 - 2
Oklahoma State Big 8 56 - 11 (15 - 6) Gary Ward 14
(last: 1986)
1st
(1959)
30 - 27
Stanford Pac-10 48 - 16 (21 - 9) Mark Marquess 5
(last: 1985)
3rd
(1967)
7 - 10
Texas SWC 58 - 9 (18 - 3) Cliff Gustafson 23
(last: 1985)
1st
(1949, 1950, 1975, 1983)
55 - 40

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
   Oklahoma State 8  
   Arizona State 3    
       Oklahoma State 8  
       LSU 7    
   LSU 610          
   Florida State 2        
       Oklahoma State 6
       Stanford 2
   Texas 13        
   Arkansas 6          
       Texas 1    
       Stanford 6  
   Stanford 3    
   Georgia 2  
  Loser's Bracket
   Arizona State 0  
   Florida State 3      Texas 610
     Florida State 4
   Arkansas 5  
   Georgia 4      LSU 5
     Arkansas 2
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
   Oklahoma State 5        Oklahoma State 5
   Texas 6            Stanford 9
       Texas 3    
       Stanford 9  
   Stanford 610    
   LSU 5  

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 29 Game 1 Oklahoma State 8 - 3 Arizona State
Game 2 LSU 6 - 2 (10 innings) Florida State
May 30 Game 3 Texas 13 - 6 Arkansas
Game 4 Stanford 3 - 2 Georgia
May 31 Game 5 Florida State 3 - 0 Arizona State Arizona State eliminated
Game 6 Arkansas 5 - 4 Georgia Georgia eliminated
June 1/2 Game 7 Oklahoma State 8 - 7 LSU
June 2 Game 8 Stanford 6 - 1 Texas
June 3 Game 9 LSU 5 - 2 Arkansas Arkansas eliminated
Game 10 Texas 6 - 4 (10 innings) Florida State Florida State eliminated
June 4 Game 11 Oklahoma State 6 - 2 Stanford
June 5 Game 12 Stanford 6 - 5 (10 innings) LSU LSU eliminated
Game 13 Texas 6 - 5 Oklahoma State
June 6 Game 14 Stanford 9 - 3 Texas Texas eliminated
June 7 Final Stanford 9 - 5 Oklahoma State Stanford wins CWS
  • The Oklahoma State-LSU game was suspended overnight due to severe thunderstorms.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Pat Hope Sophomore Oklahoma State
Gregg Patterson Junior LSU
Catcher Adam Smith Junior Oklahoma State
First baseman Jimmy Barragan Senior Oklahoma State
Second baseman Brad Beanblossom Freshman Oklahoma State
Third baseman Scott Coolbaugh Junior Texas
Shortstop David Esquer Senior Stanford
Outfielder Paul Carey Freshman Stanford
Brian Cisarik Junior Texas
Jack Voigt Junior Texas
Designated hitter Mark Machtolf Senior Stanford

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NCAA Men's College World Series Records". NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 

See also[edit]