1991 College World Series

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The 1991 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska from May 31 to June 8. The forty-fifth tournament's champion was Louisiana State University, coached by Skip Bertman. The Most Outstanding Player was Gary Hymel of Louisiana State University. This was the first year the 8 qualifying teams were split into two double elimination brackets of 4 teams each (the 1,8,4, and 5 seeds in one bracket, with the 2,3,6, and 7 seeds in the other), with the winners of each bracket meeting in a 1 game championship. The NCAA, in an agreement with CBS, switched to this format so there would be one, made for TV, winner take all championship game. Previously, all 8 teams were in one double elimination bracket. In 2003, the dual bracket format was kept in place, but the final series between the two bracket winners was made a best 2 out of 3 series.

Participants[edit]

Seeding School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
1 Florida State Metro 57 - 12 (15 - 5) Mike Martin 10
(last: 1989)
2nd
(1970, 1986)
15 - 20
2 Clemson ACC 60 - 8 (18 - 3) Bill Wilhelm 5
(last: 1980)
5th
(1958, 1959, 1976)
4 - 10
3 Wichita State MVC 63 - 12 (21 - 3) Gene Stephenson 3
(last: 1989)
1st
(1989)
10 - 5
4 Louisiana State SEC 51 - 18 (19 - 7) Skip Bertman 4
(last: 1990)
4th
(1987, 1989, 1990)
7 - 8
5 Florida SEC 49 - 19 (16 - 8) Joe Arnold 1
(last: 1988)
5th
(1988)
1 - 2
6 Long Beach State Big West 44 - 20 (14 - 7) Dave Snow 1
(last: 1989)
8th
(1989)
0 - 2
7 Creighton MVC 49 - 20 (16 - 8) Jim Hendry 1st
appearance
N/A 0 - 0
8 Fresno State Big West 41 - 21 (15 - 6) Bob Bennett 2
(last: 1988)
3rd
(1959)
3 - 4

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round Second Round Semifinals Finals
                                           
1  Florida State 3  
8  Fresno State 6  
   Fresno State 3  
   Louisiana State 15  
4  Louisiana State 8
5  Florida 1  
   Louisiana State 19 x  
Bracket One
   Florida 8 x  
 Florida State 0  
 Florida 5  
   Fresno State 1
   Florida 2  
   Louisiana State 6 x x
   Wichita State 3 x x
2  Clemson 4  
7  Creighton 8  
   Creighton 2*
   Wichita State 3*  
3  Wichita State 8
6  Long Beach State 5  
   Wichita State 11 x
Bracket Two
   Creighton 3 x  
 Long Beach State 12  
 Clemson 11  
   Creighton 12
   Long Beach State 4  

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 31 Game 1 Fresno State 6 - 3 Florida State
Game 2 Louisiana State 8 - 1 Florida
June 1 Game 3 Creighton 8 - 4 Clemson
Game 4 Wichita State 8 - 5 Long Beach State
June 2 Game 5 Florida 5 - 0 Florida State Florida State eliminated
Game 6 Louisiana State 15 - 3 Fresno State
June 3 Game 7 Long Beach State 12 - 11 Clemson Clemson eliminated
Game 8 Wichita State 3 - 2 (12 innings) Creighton
June 4 Game 9 Florida 2 - 1 Fresno State Fresno State eliminated
Game 10 Creighton 12 - 4 Long Beach State Long Beach State eliminated
June 5 Game 11 Louisiana State 19 - 8 Florida Florida eliminated
Game 12 Wichita State 11 - 3 Creighton Creighton eliminated
June 8 Final Louisiana State 6 - 3 Wichita State Louisiana State wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Chad Ogea Junior Louisiana State
Kennie Steenstra Sophomore Wichita State
Catcher Gary Hymel Senior Louisiana State
First baseman John Tellechea Senior Louisiana State
Second baseman Mike McCafferty Senior Creighton
Third baseman Jason Giambi Sophomore Long Beach State
Shortstop Kevin Polcovich Junior Florida
Outfielder Jim Audley Senior Wichita State
Steve Hinton Junior Creighton
Lyle Mouton Senior Louisiana State
Designated hitter Mario Linares Senior Florida

Notable players[edit]

Tournament Notes[edit]