1997 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

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1997 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions LSU (4th title)
Runner-Up Alabama (4th CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Skip Bertman (4th title)
MOP Brandon Larson (LSU)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1996  1998»

The 1997 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1997 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 fifty 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 fifty-first tournament's champion was LSU, coached by Skip Bertman. The Most Outstanding Player was Brandon Larson of LSU.

Regionals[edit]

The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight regional sites across the country, each consisting of 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 Regional[edit]

Hosted by Miami (FL) at Mark Light Field in Coral Gables, Florida

 
                                                 
  1  Miami (FL) 11  
  6  Richmond 4     1  Miami (FL) 5  
    4  Florida International 2    
  2  Florida 4         1  Miami (FL) 3            
  5  St. John's 3           3  Arizona State 10              
      2  Florida 2           3  Arizona State 6 5
      3  Arizona State 3         1  Miami (FL) 7 6
  3  Arizona State 10         1  Miami (FL) 6*    
  4  Florida International 2       2  Florida 16     2  Florida 5*  
  6  Richmond 10     6  Richmond 2  
  5  St. John's 4  

Central Regional[edit]

Hosted by Texas Tech at Dan Law Field in Lubbock, Texas

 
                                       
  1  Texas Tech 6  
  6  Southwest Texas State 7     6  Southwest Texas State 1  
    4  Nevada 7    
      4  Nevada 9  
      5  Southwest Missouri State 10    
  1  Texas Tech 2          
  5  Southwest Missouri State 4        
  2  Rice 5         5  Southwest Missouri State 6
  5  Southwest Missouri State 2           2  Rice 25
      2  Rice 10        
      3  Clemson 6          
  3  Clemson 13           2  Rice 13    
  4  Nevada 9         6  Southwest Texas State 9  
  6  Southwest Texas State 12    
  3  Clemson 7  

East Regional[edit]

Hosted by Florida State at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida

 
                                                 
  1  Florida State 4  
  6  Marist 2     1  Florida State 16  
    3  Central Florida 2    
  2  Auburn 11         1  Florida State 7            
  5  Western Carolina 3           2  Auburn 8              
      2  Auburn 9           2  Auburn 7 5
      4  South Florida 0         1  Florida State 9 2
  3  Central Florida 4         1  Florida State 6    
  4  South Florida 5       4  South Florida 9     4  South Florida 5  
  6  Marist 3     5  Western Carolina 4  
  5  Western Carolina 8  

Mideast Regional[edit]

Hosted by Mississippi State at Dudy Noble Field in Starkville, Mississippi

 
                                                 
  1  Georgia Tech 5  
  6  Tennessee Tech 0     1  Georgia Tech 8  
    3  Southwestern Louisiana 0    
  2  Mississippi State 8         1  Georgia Tech 4            
  5  Ohio State 5           4  Washington 8              
      2  Mississippi State 4           4  Washington 5 3
      4  Washington 5         2  Mississippi State 7 4
  3  Southwestern Louisiana 4         1  Georgia Tech 2    
  4  Washington 5       2  Mississippi State 25     2  Mississippi State 10  
  6  Tennessee Tech 5     6  Tennessee Tech 5  
  5  Ohio State 3  

Midwest Regional[edit]

Hosted by Oklahoma State at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma

 
                                                 
  1  UCLA 2  
  6  Harvard 7     6  Harvard 8  
    4  Stetson 6    
  2  Tennessee 5         6  Harvard 7            
  5  Ohio 2           3  Oklahoma State 10              
      2  Tennessee 1           3  Oklahoma State 2 2
      3  Oklahoma State 6         1  UCLA 14 22
  3  Oklahoma State 8         6  Harvard 9    
  4  Stetson 1       2  Tennessee 3     1  UCLA 14  
  1  UCLA 15     1  UCLA 5  
  5  Ohio 1  

South I Regional[edit]

Hosted by Louisiana State at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 
                                                 
  1  LSU 14  
  6  UNC Greensboro 0     1  LSU 14  
    3  Oklahoma 3    
  2  South Alabama 12         1  LSU 5            
  5  Houston 6           2  South Alabama 11              
      2  South Alabama 12           2  South Alabama 4 4
      4  Long Beach State         1  LSU 14 15
  3  Oklahoma 0         1  LSU 14*    
  4  Long Beach State 1       4  Long Beach State 14     4  Long Beach State 7*  
  6  UNC Greensboro 9     6  UNC Greensboro 4  
  5  Houston 5  

South II Regional[edit]

Hosted by Alabama at Sewell–Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

 
                                                 
  1  Alabama 8  
  6  Troy State 5     1  Alabama 6  
    4  Wichita State 2    
  2  USC 2         1  Alabama 6            
  5  Virginia Tech 3           3  North Carolina State 3              
      5  Virginia Tech 6           1  Alabama 9*
      3  North Carolina State 12         2  USC 8*
  3  North Carolina State 10*         3  North Carolina State 4    
  4  Wichita State 9*       5  Virginia Tech 2     2  USC 13  
  6  Troy State 2     2  USC 6  
  2  USC 5  

West Regional[edit]

Hosted by Stanford at Sunken Diamond in Stanford, California

 
                                                 
  1  Stanford 12  
  6  Northeastern 3     1  Stanford 3  
    3  Texas A&M 1    
  2  Cal State Fullerton 0         1  Stanford 9            
  5  Santa Clara 5           5  Santa Clara 2              
      5  Santa Clara 8           1  Stanford 5
      4  Fresno State 1         4  Fresno State 2
  3  Texas A&M 1         5  Santa Clara 7    
  4  Fresno State 2       4  Fresno State 8     4  Fresno State 10  
  6  Northeastern 4     2  Cal State Fullerton 7  
  2  Cal State Fullerton 8  

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

Seeding School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
1 Alabama SEC 52 - 12 (20 - 9) Jim Wells 3
(last: 1996)
2nd
(1983)
5 - 6
2 LSU SEC 53 - 13 (22 - 7) Skip Bertman 8
(last: 1996)
1st
(1991, 1993, 1996)
19 - 11
3 Stanford Pac-10 43 - 18 (21 - 9) Mark Marquess 9
(last: 1995)
1st
(1987, 1988)
21 - 16
4 UCLA Pac-10 45 - 19 - 1 (19 - 11) Gary Adams 1
(last: 1969)
7th
(1969)
0 - 2
5 Miami (FL) n/a 49 - 16 (n/a) Jim Morris 15
(last: 1996)
1st
(1982, 1985)
32 - 26
6 Auburn SEC 49 - 15 (17 - 12) Hal Baird 3
(last: 1994)
4th
(1967)
2 - 6
7 Rice WAC 47 - 14 (20 - 9) Wayne Graham 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
8 Mississippi State SEC 46 - 19 (19 - 11) Ron Polk 5
(last: 1990)
3rd
(1985)
5 - 10

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1  Alabama 3  
8  Mississippi State 2  
  1  Alabama 1  
  5  Miami (FL) 6  
4  UCLA 3
5  Miami (FL) 7  
  5  Miami (FL) 6 2  
  1  Alabama 8 8  
8  Mississippi State 7  
4  UCLA 5  
  1  Alabama 9
  8  Mississippi State 5  
  1  Alabama 6
  2  LSU 13
2  LSU 5  
7  Rice 4  
  2  LSU 10
  3  Stanford 5  
3  Stanford 8
6  Auburn 3  
  2  LSU 13
  3  Stanford 9  
7  Rice 1  
6  Auburn 10  
  3  Stanford 11
  6  Auburn 4  

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 30 Game 1 Stanford 8 - 3 Auburn
Game 2 LSU 5 - 4 Rice
May 31 Game 3 Miami (FL) 7 - 3 (12 innings) UCLA
Game 4 Alabama 3 - 2 Mississippi State
June 1 Game 5 LSU 10 - 5 Stanford
Game 6 Auburn 10 - 1 Rice Rice eliminated
June 2 Game 7 Miami (FL) 6 - 1 Alabama
Game 8 Mississippi State 7 - 5 UCLA UCLA eliminated
June 3 Game 9 Stanford 11 - 4 Auburn Auburn eliminated
Game 10 Alabama 9 - 5 Mississippi State Mississippi State eliminated
June 4 Game 11 LSU 13 - 9 Stanford Stanford eliminated
June 5 Game 12 Alabama 8 - 6 Miami (FL)
June 6 Game 13 Alabama 8 - 2 Miami (FL) Miami (FL) eliminated
June 7 Final LSU 13 - 6 Alabama LSU wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Jeff Austin Sophomore Stanford
Jarrod Kingrey Junior Alabama
Catcher Matt Frick Junior Alabama
First baseman Eddy Furniss Junior LSU
Second baseman Joe Caruso Senior Alabama
Third baseman Andy Phillips Sophomore Alabama
Shortstop Brandon Larson Junior LSU
Outfielder Tom Bernhardt Senior LSU
G.W. Keller Sophomore Alabama
Mike Koerner Junior LSU
Designated hitter Mark Peer Junior Alabama

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records". NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 

See also[edit]