2007 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

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2007 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season 2007
Teams 64
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Oregon State (2nd title)
Runner-Up North Carolina (6th CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Pat Casey (2nd title)
MOP Jorge Reyes (Oregon State)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
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The 2007 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was held from June 1 to 24, 2007. Sixty-four NCAA Division I college baseball teams advanced to the post season tournament after having played through a regular season, and for some, a conference tournament.

The 2007 tournament culminated with 8 teams advancing to the College World Series at historic Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 15. Unseeded Oregon State repeated as national champions, winning all five of its games in the 2007 CWS.

Oregon State went undefeated through the College World Series, posting a 5-0 record. The Beavers, led by head coach Pat Casey, won all three games in their four-team bracket and then defeated North Carolina in two games in the best-of-three championship series. Oregon State became the fifth team to win consecutive NCAA titles (last done by LSU in 1996-97), and were the first team to win four games in a CWS by six or more runs. Their opener against Cal State Fullerton was a tight 3-2 victory, but OSU's last four games in the CWS were not close, impressive for a team seeded in the lower half of the 64-team tournament.

The Beavers also became the first team to win the CWS after having posted a losing conference record. Oregon State was a disappointing 10-14 (.417) in the Pac-10, placing sixth among the nine baseball-playing schools (Oregon dropped baseball in 1981, but revived it in 2009.)

However, the Beavers' non-conference record during the regular season was an impressive 28-3 (.903), and as defending NCAA champions, just enough to gain a berth in the 64-team tournament. They were placed as a No. 3 seed in one of the 16 four-team regionals, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Oregon State responded by going 11-1 (.917) in the post season. Oregon State won their final 10 games to finish at 49-18 (.731) overall. The Beavers trailed in only one inning of 2007 CWS: the first inning of the final game. Their only loss in the post season came during the second game of regionals, where they fell in 13 innings to host Virginia.[1]

Oregon State freshman pitcher Jorge Reyes (of Warden, Washington) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 CWS. Reyes was 2-0 as a starter, defeating Cal State Fullerton in the opener and North Carolina in the first game of the finals.

Two elite programs from Louisiana, LSU and Tulane both failed to qualify for the field of 64, marking the first time since 1984 both schools stayed home. LSU reached the College World Series 13 times between 1986 and 2004, winning five national championships (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000), while Tulane made trips to the CWS in 2001 and 2005.

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 Record Berth Type
America East Albany 29-27 Tournament Champion
ACC North Carolina 48-12 Tournament Champion
Atlantic Sun Jacksonville 34-26 Tournament Champion
A-10 Charlotte 47-10 Tournament Champion
Big East Rutgers 38-19 Tournament Champion
Big South Coastal Carolina 48-11 Tournament Champion
Big Ten Ohio State 37-22 Tournament Champion
Big 12 Texas A&M 44-16 Tournament Champion
Big West UC Riverside 37-19 Regular Season Champion
CAA VCU 37-21 Tournament Champion
Conference USA Rice 49-12 Tournament Champion
Horizon League UIC 34-19 Tournament Champion
Ivy League Brown 27-19 Championship Series Winner
MAAC Le Moyne 34-17 Tournament Champion
MAC Kent State 33-24 Tournament Champion
Mid-Con Oral Roberts 40-15 Tournament Champion
MEAC Bethune-Cookman 33-25 Tournament Champion
Missouri Valley Creighton 44-14 Tournament Champion
MWC TCU 46-12 Tournament Champion
NEC Monmouth 36-22 Tournament Champion
OVC Austin Peay State 39-20 Tournament Champion
Pac-10 Arizona State 43-13 Regular Season Champion
Patriot League Lafayette 33-18 Tournament Champion
SEC Vanderbilt 46-10 Tournament Champion
SoCon Wofford 30-31 Tournament Champion
Southland Sam Houston State 38-22 Tournament Champion
SWAC Prairie View A&M 34-23 Tournament Champion
Sun Belt New Orleans 37-24 Tournament Champion
WCC San Diego 43-16 Championship Series Winner
WAC Fresno State 36-27 Tournament Champion

Bids by conference[edit]

Conference Total Schools
Atlantic Coast 7 Clemson, Florida State, Miami (FL), North Carolina, NC State, Virginia, Wake Forest
Big 12 6 Baylor, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M
Southeastern 5 Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
Big West 4 UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State
Conference USA 4 East Carolina, Memphis, Rice, Southern Miss
Pacific-10 4 Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, UCLA
Big East 3 Louisville, Rutgers, St. John’s
Big Ten 3 Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State
Sun Belt 3 Louisiana-Lafayette, New Orleans, Troy
Atlantic Sun 2 Jacksonville, Stetson
Missouri Valley 2 Creighton, Wichita State
Southern 2 Western Carolina, Wofford
WCC 2 Pepperdine, San Diego
Atlantic 10 1 Charlotte
America East 1 Albany
Big South 1 Coastal Carolina
Colonial 1 VCU
Horizon 1 UIC
Ivy 1 Brown
Metro Atlantic 1 Le Moyne
Mid-American 1 Kent State
Mid-Con 1 Oral Roberts
Mid-Eastern 1 Bethune-Cookman
Mountain West 1 TCU
Northeast 1 Monmouth
Ohio Valley 1 Austin Peay State
Patriot 1 Lafayette
Southland 1 Sam Houston State
Southwestern 1 Prairie View A&M
Western Athletic 1 Fresno State

National Seeds[edit]

Bold indicates CWS participant.

  1. Vanderbilt
  2. Rice
  3. North Carolina
  4. Texas
  5. Arizona State
  6. Florida State
  7. Arkansas
  8. San Diego

Regionals & Super Regionals[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Regional rounds were held Friday, June 1, through Monday, June 4th. Each regional followed a similar format, with two games played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and one on Monday if needed (many regionals in the southern U.S. had their schedules adversely affected by rain)

Day Game Teams
Fri. 6/1/07 1 2/3 or 1/4 (host choice)
2 2/3 or 1/4 (host choice)
Sat. 6/2/07 3 Loser Games 1 & 2
4 Winner Games 1 & 2
Sun. 6/3/07 5 Winner Game 3 vs Loser Game 4
6 Winner Games 4 & 5
Mon. 6/4/07 7 if needed, only if winner of game 5 wins game 6

Best-of-three super regionals were held Friday, June 8 through Monday, June 11. Four series were played Friday-Sunday and four series were played Saturday-Monday.

Bold indicates winner. * indicates extra innings.

Corvallis Super Regional[edit]

Hosted by Oregon State at Goss Stadium

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Vanderbilt 2*  
4  Austin Peay State 1*  
  1  Vanderbilt 3  
  2  Michigan 4  
3  Memphis 7
2  Michigan 10  
  2  Michigan 7 4*  
Nashville Regional - Hawkins Field
  1  Vanderbilt 10 3*  
4  Austin Peay State 18  
3  Memphis 7  
  4  Austin Peay State 5
  1  Vanderbilt 11  
   Michigan 0 2
   Oregon State 1 8
1  Virginia 5  
4  Lafayette 1  
  1  Virginia 7*
  3  Oregon State 4*  
3  Oregon State 5
2  Rutgers 1  
  1  Virginia 3 3
Charlottesville Regional - Davenport Field
  3  Oregon State 5 7  
4  Lafayette 10  
2  Rutgers 11  
  2  Rutgers 2
  3  Oregon State 5  

Houston Super Regional[edit]

Hosted by Rice at Reckling Park

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Rice 5  
4  Prairie View A&M 0  
  1  Rice 6  
  2  TCU 3  
3  Baylor 2
2  TCU 3  
  1  Rice 3  
Houston Regional - Reckling Park
  2  TCU 1  
4  Prairie View A&M 2  
3  Baylor 9  
  3  Baylor 5
  2  TCU 10  
  2  Rice 3* 5
   Texas A&M 2* 2
1  Texas A&M 7  
4  Le Moyne 2  
  1  Texas A&M 4
  2  Louisiana-Lafayette 5  
3  Ohio State 4
2  Louisiana-Lafayette 5  
  2  Louisiana-Lafayette 1 2
College Station Regional - Olsen Field
  1  Texas A&M 4 5  
4  Le Moyne 5*  
3  Ohio State 6*  
  3  Ohio State 4
  1  Texas A&M 10  

Chapel Hill Super Regional[edit]

Hosted by North Carolina at Boshamer Stadium

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  North Carolina 6  
4  Jacksonville 0  
  1  North Carolina 11  
  2  East Carolina 10  
3  Western Carolina 8
2  East Carolina 9  
  1  North Carolina 6  
Chapel Hill Regional - Boshamer Stadium
  3  Western Carolina 5  
4  Jacksonville 0  
3  Western Carolina 7  
  3  Western Carolina 9
  2  East Carolina 5  
  3  North Carolina 9 6 9
   South Carolina 6 8 4
1  South Carolina 9  
4  Wofford 1  
  1  South Carolina 12
  3  Charlotte 8  
3  Charlotte 6
2  NC State 3  
  1  South Carolina 11
Columbia, SC Regional - Sarge Frye Field
  3  Charlotte 6  
4  Wofford 6  
2  NC State 10  
  2  NC State 10
  3  Charlotte 12  

Wichita Super Regional[edit]

Hosted by Wichita State at Eck Stadium

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Texas 8  
4  Brown 2  
  1  Texas 1  
  2  UC Irvine 3  
3  Wake Forest 0
2  UC Irvine 13  
  2  UC Irvine 9  
Round Rock Regional - Dell Diamond
  1  Texas 6  
4  Brown 2  
3  Wake Forest 4  
  3  Wake Forest 4*
  1  Texas 7*  
   UC Irvine 1 3
   Wichita State 0 2
1  Wichita State 6  
4  New Orleans 7  
  4  New Orleans 8
  2  Arizona 9  
3  Oral Roberts 3
2  Arizona 4  
  2  Arizona 3 0
Wichita Regional - Eck Stadium
  1  Wichita State 4 3  
1  Wichita State 11  
3  Oral Roberts 4  
  1  Wichita State 7
  4  New Orleans 3  

Tempe Super Regional[edit]

Hosted by Arizona State at Packard Stadium

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Arizona State 5  
4  Monmouth 3  
  1  Arizona State 9  
  2  UC Riverside 2  
3  Nebraska 5
2  UC Riverside 10  
  1  Arizona State 19  
Tempe Regional - Packard Stadium
  3  Nebraska 7  
4  Monmouth 5  
3  Nebraska 6  
  3  Nebraska 11
  2  UC Riverside 1  
  5  Arizona State 4 7
   Ole Miss 3 1
1  Ole Miss 14  
4  Sam Houston State 5  
  1  Ole Miss 4
  2  Southern Miss 0  
3  Troy 1
2  Southern Miss 14  
  1  Ole Miss 21
Oxford Regional - Swayze Field
  4  Sam Houston State 13  
4  Sam Houston State 5  
3  Troy 4  
  4  Sam Houston State 12*
  2  Southern Miss 11*  

Starkville Super Regional[edit]

Hosted by Mississippi State at Dudy Noble Field

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Florida State 6  
4  Bethune-Cookman 2  
  1  Florida State 0  
  2  Mississippi State 3  
3  Stetson 3
2  Mississippi State 6  
  2  Mississippi State 9  
Tallahassee Regional - Dick Howser Stadium
  1  Florida State 4  
4  Bethune-Cookman 0  
3  Stetson 12  
  3  Stetson 1
  1  Florida State 17  
   Mississippi State 8 8
   Clemson 6 5
1  Coastal Carolina 7  
4  VCU 1  
  1  Coastal Carolina 8
  2  Clemson 11  
3  St. John's 2
2  Clemson 3  
  2  Clemson 15
Myrtle Beach Regional - Coastal Federal Field
  1  Coastal Carolina 3  
4  Va. Commonwealth 4  
3  St. John's 5  
  3  St. John's 5
  1  Coastal Carolina 6  

Louisville Super Regional[edit]

Hosted by Louisville at Jim Patterson Stadium

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Arkansas 9  
4  Albany 0  
  1  Arkansas 3  
  3  Oklahoma State 14  
3  Oklahoma State 6
2  Creighton 4  
  3  Oklahoma State 7  
Fayetteville Regional - Baum Stadium
  1  Arkansas 6  
4  Albany 11  
2  Creighton 21  
  2  Creighton 0
  1  Arkansas 6  
   Oklahoma State 0 3* 2
   Louisville 9 2* 20
1  Missouri 10  
4  Kent State 2  
  1  Missouri 7
  3  Louisville 5  
3  Louisville 13
2  Miami (FL) 7  
  1  Missouri 3 6
Columbia, MO Regional - Taylor Stadium
  3  Louisville 4 16  
4  Kent State 7  
2  Miami (FL) 8  
  2  Miami (FL) 7
  3  Louisville 8  

Fullerton Super Regional[edit]

Hosted by Cal State Fullerton at Goodwin Field

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  San Diego 2  
4  Fresno State 6  
  4  Fresno State 4  
  2  Cal State Fullerton 6  
3  Minnesota 1
2  Cal State Fullerton 7  
  2  Cal State Fullerton 13  
San Diego Regional - Tony Gwynn Stadium
  4  Fresno State 2  
1  San Diego 5*  
3  Minnesota 6*  
  3  Minnesota 6
  4  Fresno State 11  
   Cal State Fullerton 12 2
   UCLA 2 1
1  Long Beach State 1  
4  UIC 4  
  4  UIC 1
  2  UCLA 3  
3  Pepperdine 3
2  UCLA 7  
  2  UCLA 7
Long Beach Regional - Blair Field
  1  Long Beach State 4  
1  Long Beach State 6  
3  Pepperdine 3  
  1  Long Beach State 4
  4  UIC 3  

Tournament Notes[edit]

  • Albany, Brown, and Wofford were making their first NCAA tournament appearance.[1]
  • Oregon State is one of only six teams (South Carolina: 2010-2011, LSU: 1996-1997, Stanford: 1987-1988, Southern California: 1970-1974, Texas: 1949-1950) to win consecutive CWS titles.
  • Oregon State is also the first team to repeat as champion since the CWS switched to the current 3-game championship series.
  • Oregon State is the first champion to make it back to the CWS the year after they won title since Texas appeared in the 2003 after winning it in 2002
  • The 2007 Oregon State Beavers are the first CWS champions with a conference record of less than .500 (10-14)
  • Louisville is the second school whose athletic teams have played in a Final Four, BCS bowl game, and a College World Series within the last three years. Florida is the other school.
  • 2007 marks the 15th year in a row that the SEC has had at least one team make it to Omaha.
  • 2007 marks the second time the College World Series champions and runners-up are the same two consecutive years.

CWS records tied or broken[edit]

  • Oregon State became the first team to win four games by six or more runs in the CWS.
  • Oregon State became the first team to win the CWS while having a losing record in regular season conference play.
  • North Carolina's Rob Wooten pitched in a record 6 games in a single CWS.
  • North Carolina tied a CWS record by turning five double plays in game one of the final series against Oregon State.[2]
  • North Carolina used a CWS record eight pitchers in its Game 6 loss to Rice.
  • Game 7 between UC-Irvine and Cal State-Fullerton went 13 innings and lasted 5 hours and 40 minutes. It was the longest game in terms of time in College World Series history.[3] The game also had the most hit-by-pitches (eight) and reportedly used and lost 96 balls, the most ever.[4] The previous record was 84 balls lost.
  • Louisville's Logan Johnson tied the CWS record with four home runs.
  • By beating Arizona State, UC-Irvine became the first team in CWS history to win two extra-inning games back to back.
  • A CWS record number of batters were hit by pitches during the series.[5]

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Mississippi State SEC 38 - 20 (15 - 13) Ron Polk 7
(last: 1998)
3rd
(1985)
7 - 14
Rice C-USA 54 - 12 (22 - 2) Wayne Graham 5
(last: 2006)
1st
(2003)
8 - 9
UC Irvine Big West 45 - 15 - 1 (15 - 6) Dave Serrano 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Louisville Big East 46 - 22 (19 - 8) Dan McDonnell 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Arizona State Pac-10 48 - 13 (19 - 5) Pat Murphy 19
(last: 2005)
1st
(1965, 1967, 1969, 1977, 1981)
58 - 32
North Carolina ACC 53 - 13 (21 - 9) Mike Fox 5
(last: 2006)
2nd
(2006)
6 - 10
Cal State Fullerton Big West 38 - 23 (10 - 11) George Horton 14
(last: 2006)
1st
(1979, 1984, 1995, 2004)
34 - 23
Oregon State Pac-10 44 - 18 (10 - 14) Pat Casey 3
(last: 2006)
1st
(2006)
6 - 6

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
 Oregon State 3  
 Cal State Fullerton 2  
   Oregon State 12  
  5  Arizona State 6  
5  Arizona State 5
 UC-Irvine 4  
   Oregon State 7 --  
   UC-Irvine 1 --  
 Cal State Fullerton 4  
 UC-Irvine 5  
  5  Arizona State 7
   UC-Irvine 8  
   Oregon State 11 9 --
  3  North Carolina 4 3 --
2  Rice 15  
 Louisville 10  
  2  Rice 14
  3  North Carolina 4  
 Mississippi State 5
3  North Carolina 8  
  2  Rice 1 4
  3  North Carolina 6 7  
 Louisville 12  
 Mississippi State 4  
  3  North Carolina 3
   Louisville 1  

Championship Series[edit]

Saturday 6/23[edit]

Game 14: 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 1 1 0 4 12 2
Oregon State 0 2 1 0 1 2 4 1 X 11 12 2
WP: Jorge Reyes (2-0)   LP: Alex White (6-7)
Home runs:
UNC: Johnson
OSU: Lennerton

Sunday 6/24[edit]

Game 15: 6:00 pm[edit]
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oregon State 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 9 13 0
North Carolina 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 2
WP: Mike Stutes (12-4)   LP: Luke Putkonen (8-2)
Home runs:
OSU: Barney, Lennerton
UNC: Ackley

All Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.[6]

Position Player School
P Jorge Reyes Oregon State
Andrew Carignan North Carolina
1B Dustin Ackley North Carolina
2B Joey Wong Oregon State
3B Diego Seastrunk Rice
SS Darwin Barney Oregon State
C Mitch Canham Oregon State
OF Bryan Petersen UC Irvine
Tim Fedroff North Carolina
Scott Santschi Oregon State
DH Mike Lissman Oregon State

Tournament Performance by Conference[edit]

Conference Tournament Record Percentage Schools to Super Regionals Schools to CWS
Big West 13-4 0.765 UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton
Pacific-10 16-5 0.762 Arizona St, Oregon St, UCLA Arizona St, Oregon St
SEC 17-8 0.680 Ole Miss, Mississippi St, South Carolina Mississippi St
Big East 9-6 0.600 Louisville Louisville
Conference USA 7-6 0.538 Rice Rice
ACC 15-13 0.536 Clemson, North Carolina North Carolina
Big 12 15-13 0.536 Oklahoma St, Texas A&M
Missouri Valley 5-5 0.500 Wichita State
Atlantic 10 2-2 0.500
Big South 2-2 0.500
Mountain West 2-2 0.500
Southland 2-2 0.500
Western Athletic 2-2 0.500
Big 10 5-7 0.417 Michigan
Sun Belt 3-6 0.333
Southern 2-4 0.333
Horizon 1-2 0.333
Ohio Valley 1-2 0.333
Atlantic Sun 1-4 0.200
America East 0-2 0.000
Colonial 0-2 0.000
Ivy 0-2 0.000
Metro Atlantic 0-2 0.000
Mid-American 0-2 0.000
Mid-Con 0-2 0.000
Mid-Eastern 0-2 0.000
Northeast 0-2 0.000
Patriot 0-2 0.000
Southwestern Athletic 0-2 0.000
WCC 0-4 0.000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records 1947-2008". NCAA. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  2. ^ Borzi, Pat (2007-06-24). "Oregon State One Win From a Second Title". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Student eliminates coaching mentor in Irvine's victory". ESPNU. 2007-06-19. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Irvine uses a little luck, a lot of baseballs to knock out Cal State Fullerton". ESPNU. 2007-06-18. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  5. ^ "COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Getting beaned has fast become big hit". Salt Lake Tribune. 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  6. ^ "OSU in first and last Division I games of season". OregonLive.com. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-06-25.