2006 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

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2006 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season 2006
Teams 64
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Oregon State (1st title)
Runner-Up North Carolina (5th CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Pat Casey (1st title)
MOP Jonah Nickerson (Oregon State)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
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The 2006 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was held from June 2 through June 26, 2006. Sixty-four NCAA Division I college baseball teams met after having played their way through a regular season, and for some, a conference tournament, to play in the NCAA Tournament. The tournament culminated with 8 teams in the College World Series at historic Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska.

After winning the regional and super regional rounds of the 2006 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, eight teams advanced to Omaha. Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Cal State Fullerton, Oregon State, Rice, Georgia, and Miami all won their super-regionals and made the trip to the 2006 College World Series. Five national seeds advanced to Omaha: Clemson (1), Rice (2), Cal State Fullerton (5), Georgia (7), and Georgia Tech (8). Third-seeded Texas and sixth-seeded Nebraska both fell in the regionals, while the fourth seed Alabama lost in super regional play.

The first pitch of the 2006 CWS was Friday, June 16, at 1:00 PM CDT (18:00 UTC). The 2006 tournament was only the second time in CWS history in which 16 games were played (the other being the 2003 College World Series).

After losing their tournament opener to Miami, the Oregon State Beavers staved off elimination for four straight games to win their bracket and advance to the championship series. The Rice Owls, who had not lost a three-game series all season, were shut out in consecutive games by the Beavers and failed to score in a CWS-record 23 innings. Oregon State advanced to face North Carolina in the final.

Opening ceremony of game 2 between Oregon State and North Carolina.

The best-of-three championship series featured Oregon State and North Carolina. Oregon State won the deciding game, 3-2, winning the school's first national title in baseball and its second NCAA championship overall. All games were televised on ESPN and ESPN2.

Oregon State set a CWS record by winning six elimination games (four in bracket play, two in the championship series) and also became the first team ever to lose twice in Omaha and still win the title. Oregon State is the only team besides Holy Cross in 1952 to win six games in the College World Series. Oregon State played in half (eight of 16) of the games in the tournament.

OSU pitcher Jonah Nickerson was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Bids[edit]

Automatic Bids[edit]

Conference champions from 30 Division I conferences earned automatic bids to regionals. The remaining 34 spots were awarded to schools as at-large invitees.

Conference School Berth Type
America East Maine Tournament Champion
ACC Clemson Tournament Champion
Atlantic Sun Stetson Tournament Champion
A-10 Saint Louis Tournament Champion
Big 12 Kansas Tournament Champion
Big East Notre Dame Tournament Champion
Big South UNC-Asheville Tournament Champion
Big Ten Michigan Tournament Champion
Big West Cal State Fullerton Regular Season Champion
CAA UNC-Wilmington Tournament Champion
Conference USA Rice Tournament Champion
Horizon League Wright State Tournament Champion
Ivy League Princeton Championship Series Winner
MAAC Manhattan Tournament Champion
MAC Ball State Tournament Champion
Mid-Con Oral Roberts Tournament Champion
MEAC Bethune-Cookman Tournament Champion
Missouri Valley Evansville Tournament Champion
MWC TCU Tournament Champion
NEC Sacred Heart Tournament Champion
OVC Jacksonville State Tournament Champion
Pac-10 Oregon State Regular Season Champion
Patriot League Lehigh Tournament Champion
SEC Ole Miss Tournament Champion
SoCon College of Charleston Tournament Champion
Southland Texas-Arlington Tournament Champion
SWAC Prairie View A&M Tournament Champion
Sun Belt Troy Tournament Champion
WCC Pepperdine Championship Series Winner
WAC Fresno State Tournament Champion

Bids by conference[edit]

Conference Total Schools
Southeastern 8 Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi St, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
Atlantic Coast 7 Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia
Big 12 7 Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas
Conference USA 4 Houston, Rice, Southern Miss, Tulane
Pacific-10 4 Arizona State, Oregon St, Stanford, UCLA
WCC 3 Pepperdine, San Diego, San Francisco
Atlantic Sun 2 Jacksonville, Stetson
Big South 2 UNC-Asheville, Winthrop
Big West 2 UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton
Missouri Valley 2 Evansville, Wichita State
Southern 2 College of Charleston, Elon
Sun Belt 2 South Alabama, Troy
Western Athletic 2 Fresno State, Hawaii
America East 1 Maine
Atlantic 10 1 Saint Louis
Big East 1 Notre Dame
Big Ten 1 Michigan
Colonial 1 UNC-Wilmington
Horizon 1 Wright St
Ivy 1 Princeton
Metro Atlantic 1 Manhattan
Mid-American 1 Ball St
Mid-Con 1 Oral Roberts
Mid-Eastern 1 Bethune-Cookman
Mountain West 1 TCU
Northeast 1 Sacred Heart
Ohio Valley 1 Jacksonville St
Patriot 1 Lehigh
Southland 1 Texas-Arlington
Southwestern 1 Prairie View A&M

National Seeds[edit]

Bold indicates CWS participant.

  1. Clemson
  2. Rice
  3. Texas
  4. Alabama
  5. Cal State Fullerton
  6. Nebraska
  7. Georgia
  8. Georgia Tech

Regionals & Super Regionals[edit]

Bold indicates winner.

Clemson Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Clemson 3  
4  UNC Asheville 0  
  1  Clemson 13  
  2  Elon 3  
3  Mississippi State 4
2  Elon 5  
  1  Clemson 8  
Clemson Regional - Doug Kingsmore Stadium
  3  Mississippi State 6  
4  UNC Asheville 4  
3  Mississippi State 5  
  3  Mississippi State 12
  2  Elon 3  
  1  Clemson 11 6
   Oral Roberts 8 5
1  Oklahoma State 4  
4  Princeton 1  
  1  Oklahoma State 4
  3  Oral Roberts 5  
3  Oral Roberts 4*
2  Arkansas 3*  
  3  Oral Roberts 9
Fayetteville Regional - Baum Stadium
  1  Oklahoma State 2  
4  Princeton 2  
2  Arkansas 6  
  2  Arkansas 5
  1  Oklahoma State 6  

* extra innings

Houston Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Rice 6  
4  Prairie View A&M 5  
  1  Rice 7  
  3  Baylor 2  
3  Baylor 3
2  Arizona State 2  
  1  Rice 7  
Houston Regional - Reckling Park
  3  Baylor 4  
4  Prairie View A&M 4  
2  Arizona State 13  
  2  Arizona State 2
  3  Baylor 7  
  2  Rice 10 5 9
   Oklahoma 4 11 5
1  Oklahoma 5  
4  TCU 6  
  4  TCU 8
  3  Wichita State 18  
3  Wichita State 2
2  Houston 1  
  3  Wichita State 7 6
Norman Regional - L. Dale Mitchell Park
  1  Oklahoma 12 7  
1  Oklahoma 8  
2  Houston 1  
  1  Oklahoma 15
  4  TCU 6  

Corvallis Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Texas 9  
4  Texas-Arlington 1  
  1  Texas 8  
  3  Stanford 18  
3  Stanford 7
2  North Carolina State 2  
  3  Stanford 17  
Austin Regional - Disch-Falk Field
  2  North Carolina State 7  
4  Texas-Arlington 5*  
2  North Carolina State 6*  
  2  North Carolina State 6
  1  Texas 3  
   Stanford 3 0
   Oregon State 4 15
1  Oregon State 5  
4  Wright State 3  
  1  Oregon State 11
  2  Kansas 3  
3  Hawaiʻi 6
2  Kansas 9  
  1  Oregon State 12
Corvallis Regional - Goss Stadium
  3  Hawaiʻi 3  
4  Wright State 3  
3  Hawaiʻi 5  
  3  Hawaiʻi 9
  2  Kansas 5  

* extra innings

Tuscaloosa Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Alabama 13  
4  Jacksonville State 1  
  1  Alabama 4  
  2  Troy 3  
3  Southern Miss 8
2  Troy 10  
  1  Alabama 14  
Tuscaloosa Regional - Sewell-Thomas Stadium
  2  Troy 5  
4  Jacksonville State 2  
3  Southern Miss 6  
  3  Southern Miss 5
  2  Troy 6  
  4  Alabama 5 7
   North Carolina 11 8
1  North Carolina 15  
4  Maine 7  
  1  North Carolina 14
  2  Winthrop 4  
3  UNC Wilmington 2
2  Winthrop 14  
  1  North Carolina 14
Chapel Hill Regional - Boshamer Stadium
  2  Winthrop 2  
4  Maine 19  
3  UNC Wilmington 21  
  3  UNC Wilmington 4
  2  Winthrop 5  

Fullerton Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Cal State Fullerton 6  
4  Saint Louis 1  
  1  Cal State Fullerton 9  
  2  Fresno State 2  
3  San Diego 8
2  Fresno State 9  
  1  Cal State Fullerton 10  
Fullerton Regional - Goodwin Field
  2  Fresno State 3  
4  Saint Louis 12  
3  San Diego 19  
  3  San Diego 2
  2  Fresno State 9  
  5  Cal State Fullerton 7 9
   Missouri 1 1
1  Pepperdine 3  
4  Missouri 2  
  1  Pepperdine 6
  2  UCLA 0  
3  UC Irvine 2
2  UCLA 3  
  1  Pepperdine 1 3
Malibu Regional - Eddy D. Field Stadium
  4  Missouri 4 8  
4  Missouri 5*  
3  UC Irvine 4*  
  4  Missouri 2
  2  UCLA 1  

Oxford Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Nebraska 1  
4  Manhattan 4  
  4  Manhattan 2  
  2  Miami 8  
3  San Francisco 2
2  Miami 11  
  2  Miami 10  
Lincoln Regional - Haymarket Park
  4  Manhattan 4  
1  Nebraska 1  
3  San Francisco 5  
  3  San Francisco 4
  4  Manhattan 6  
   Miami 9 7 14
   Mississippi 11 0 9
1  Mississippi 3  
4  Bethune-Cookman 2  
  1  Mississippi 9
  3  South Alabama 7  
3  South Alabama 7
2  Tulane 1  
  1  Mississippi 12
Oxford Regional - Swayze Field
  2  Tulane 4  
4  Bethune-Cookman 7  
2  Tulane 12  
  2  Tulane 18
  3  South Alabama 11  

Athens Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Georgia 11  
4  Sacred Heart 0  
  1  Georgia 4  
  2  Florida State 6  
3  Jacksonville 0
2  Florida State 18  
  2  Florida State 1 2  
Athens Regional - Foley Field
  1  Georgia 7 3  
4  Sacred Heart 3  
3  Jacksonville 4  
  3  Jacksonville 8
  1  Georgia 15  
  7  Georgia 6 11 11
   South Carolina 15 5 6
1  Virginia 11  
4  Lehigh 5  
  1  Virginia 2
  2  South Carolina 8  
3  Evansville 2
2  South Carolina 4  
  2  South Carolina 5 5
Charlottesville Regional - Davenport Field
  3  Evansville 15 1  
4  Lehigh 6  
3  Evansville 10  
  3  Evansville 15
  1  Virginia 5  

Atlanta Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Georgia Tech 7  
4  Stetson 5  
  1  Georgia Tech 7  
  2  Vanderbilt 2  
3  Michigan 2
2  Vanderbilt 5  
  1  Georgia Tech 8  
Atlanta Regional - Russ Chandler Stadium
  2  Vanderbilt 4  
4  Stetson 1  
3  Michigan 11  
  3  Michigan 4
  2  Vanderbilt 5  
  8  Georgia Tech 5 12
   Coll. of Charleston 0 3
1  Kentucky 1  
4  Ball State 3  
  4  Ball State 0
  2  Coll. of Charleston 11  
3  Notre Dame 4*
2  Coll. of Charleston 5*  
  2  Coll. of Charleston 7
Lexington Regional - Cliff Hagan Stadium
  1  Kentucky 4  
1  Kentucky 10  
3  Notre Dame 4  
  1  Kentucky 12
  4  Ball State 9  

* extra innings

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Clemson ACC 52 - 14 (24 - 6) Jack Leggett 10
(last: 2002)
3rd
(1996, 2002)
9 - 20
Cal State Fullerton Big West 48 - 13 (18 - 3) George Horton 13
(last: 2004)
1st
(1979, 1984, 1995, 2004)
32 - 21
Georgia SEC 47 - 21 (18 - 12) David Perno 4
(last: 2004)
1st
(1990)
6 - 7
Georgia Tech ACC 50 - 16 (19 - 11) Danny Hall 2
(last: 2002)
2nd
(1994)
4 - 3
Miami (FL) ACC 41 - 22 (17 - 13) Jim Morris 21
(last: 2004)
1st
(1982, 1985, 1999, 2001)
45 - 34
North Carolina ACC 50 - 13 (22 - 8) Mike Fox 4
(last: 1989)
3rd
(1978)
2 - 8
Oregon State Pac-10 44 - 14 (16 - 7) Pat Casey 2
(last: 2005)
7th
(1952, 2005)
0 - 4
Rice C-USA 55 - 11 (22 - 2) Wayne Graham 4
(last: 2003)
1st
(2003)
6 - 7

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
1  Clemson 8  
8  Georgia Tech 4  
  1  Clemson 0  
     North Carolina 2  
   North Carolina 7
5  Cal State-Fullerton 5  
     North Carolina 6  
  5  Cal State-Fullerton 5  
8  Georgia Tech 5  
5  Cal State-Fullerton 7  
  5  Cal State-Fullerton 7
  1  Clemson 6  
     North Carolina 4 7 2
     Oregon State 3 11 3
2  Rice 6  
7  Georgia 4  
  2  Rice 3
     Miami 2  
   Miami 11
   Oregon State 1  
  2  Rice 0 0
     Oregon State 5 2  
7  Georgia 3  
   Oregon State 5  
     Oregon State 8
     Miami 1  

Championship Series[edit]

Saturday 6/24[edit]

Championship Game #1: 6:00 PM[edit]
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oregon State 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 9 0
North Carolina 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 x 4 10 1
WP: Jonathon Hovis (8-2)   LP: Joe Paterson (1-1)   Sv: Andrew Carignan (15)
Home runs:
OSU: Gillespie
UNC: None

Note: 77 minute rain delay in top of 6th inning

Sunday 6/25[edit]

Championship Game #2: 6:00 PM[edit]
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
North Carolina 0 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 7 13 0
Oregon State 0 0 0 7 0 4 0 0 x 11 14 0
WP: Kevin Gunderson (3-2)   LP: Matt Danford (7-2)
Home runs:
UNC: Federowicz (2)
OSU: Rowe

Monday 6/26[edit]

Championship Game #3: 6:00 PM[edit]
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 4
Oregon State 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 x 3 6 1
WP: Dallas Buck (13-3)   LP: Daniel Bard (9-4)   Sv: Kevin Gunderson (20)

Tournament Performance by Conference[edit]

Conference Tournament Record Percentage Schools to Super Regionals Schools to CWS
ACC 25-7 0.781 Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina
Big West 5-2 0.714 Cal State Fullerton Cal State Fullerton
Pacific-10 10-6 0.625 Oregon St, Stanford Oregon St
Mid-Con 3-2 0.600 Oral Roberts
SEC 24-17 0.585 Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, South Carolina Georgia
Missouri Valley 5-4 0.556
Conference USA 8-7 0.533 Rice Rice
Southern 4-4 0.500 College of Charleston
Western Athletic 4-4 0.500
Metro Atlantic 2-2 0.500
Big 12 15-16 0.484 Missouri, Oklahoma
Sun Belt 3-4 0.429
WCC 4-6 0.400
Big South 2-4 0.333
Big Ten 1-2 0.333
Colonial 1-2 0.333
Mid-American 1-2 0.333
Mountain West 1-2 0.333
Atlantic Sun 1-4 0.200
America East 0-2 0.000
Atlantic 10 0-2 0.000
Big East 0-2 0.000
Horizon 0-2 0.000
Ivy 0-2 0.000
Mid-Eastern 0-2 0.000
Northeast 0-2 0.000
Ohio Valley 0-2 0.000
Patriot 0-2 0.000
Southland 0-2 0.000
Southwestern Athletic 0-2 0.000

Notes on tournament field[edit]

  • Lehigh, UNC Asheville, Prairie View, and Sacred Heart were making their first NCAA tournament appearance.[1]

References[edit]