2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

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2010 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season 2010
Teams 64
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions South Carolina (1st title)
Runner-Up UCLA (3rd CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Ray Tanner (1st title)
MOP Jackie Bradley, Jr. (South Carolina)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«2009  2011»

The 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament began on Friday, June 4, 2010 as part of the 2010 NCAA Division I baseball season. The 64 team double elimination tournament concluded with the 2010 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. This was the final year at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, the host venue since 1950.

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.

School Conference Record (Conf) Berth Last NCAA Appearance
Arizona State Pac-10 47-8 (20-7) Regular Season Champion 2009 (College World Series)
Bethune-Cookman MEAC 35-20 (18-0) Won MEAC Tourney 2009 (Gainesville Regional)
Bucknell Patriot 25-33 (8-12) Won Championship Series 2008 (Tallahassee Regional)
Cal State Fullerton Big West 41-15 (21-3) Regular Season Champion 2009 (College World Series)
Central Connecticut State Northeast 33-21 (18-14) Won Northeast Tourney 2004 (Oklahoma City Regional)
The Citadel Southern 42-20 (24-6) Won Southern Tourney 2004 (Columbia, S.C. Regional)
Coastal Carolina Big South 51-7 (25-0) Won Big South Tourney 2009 (Chapel Hill Regional)
Dartmouth Ivy 26-17 (13-7) Won Championship Series 2009 (Chapel Hill Regional)
Florida International Sun Belt 36-23 (17-13) Won Sun Belt Tourney 2002 (Gainesville Regional)
Florida State ACC 42-17 (18-12) Won ACC Tourney 2009 (Tallahassee Super Regional)
Grambling State SWAC 22-30 (11-14) Won SWAC Tourney 1985 (Central Regional)
Hawaii WAC 33-26 (12-12) Won WAC Tourney 2006 (Corvallis Regional)
Illinois State Missouri Valley 31-22 (15-6) Won Missouri Valley Tourney 1994 (Midwest I Regional)
Jacksonville State Ohio Valley 32-24 (15-8) Won Ohio Valley Tourney 2006 (Tuscaloosa Regional)
Kent State MAC 39-23 (18-9) Won MAC Tourney 2009 (Tempe Regional)
Lamar Southland 35-24 (16-17) Won Southland Tourney 2004 (Houston Regional)
LSU SEC 40-20 (14-16) Won SEC Tourney 2009 (NCAA Champions)
Mercer Atlantic Sun 37-22 (16-11) Won Atlantic Sun Tourney First NCAA Appearance
Milwaukee Horizon 33-24 (17-8) Won Horizon Tourney 2002 (Lincoln Regional)
Minnesota Big Ten 30-28 (15-9) Won Big Ten Tourney 2009 (Baton Rouge Regional)
Oral Roberts Summit 35-25 (19-9) Won Summit Tourney 2009 (Tallahassee Super Regional)
Rider MAAC 36-21 (15-9) Won MAAC Tourney 2009 (Fullerton Regional)
Saint Louis Atlantic 10 33-27 (15-12) Won Atlantic 10 Tourney 2006 (Fullerton Regional)
San Diego West Coast 36-20 (19-2) Regular Season Champion 2008 (Long Beach Regional)
Southern Miss Conference USA 35-22 (14-10) Won Conference USA Tourney 2009 (College World Series)
St. John's Big East 40-18 (16-11) Won Big East Tourney 2008 (Houston Regional)
Stony Brook America East 29-25 (15-9) Won America East Tourney 2008 (Tempe Regional)
TCU Mountain West 46-11 (19-5) Won Mountain West Tourney 2009 (Austin Super Regional)
Texas A&M Big 12 40-19 (14-12) Won Big 12 Tourney 2009 (Fort Worth Regional)
VCU Colonial 34-24-1 (16-7-1) Won Colonial Tourney 2007 (Myrtle Beach Regional)

Bids by conference[edit]

Conference Total Schools
Atlantic Coast 8 Clemson, Florida St., Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), North Carolina, North Carolina St., Virginia, Virginia Tech
Atlantic Sun 1 Mercer
Atlantic 10 1 St. Louis
America East 1 Stony Brook
Big Ten 1 Minnesota
Big 12 5 Baylor, Kansas St., Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M
Big East 3 Connecticut, Louisville, St. John's
Big South 1 Coastal Carolina
Big West 2 UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton
Colonial 1 VCU
Conference USA 2 Rice, Southern Mississippi
Horizon 1 Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ivy 1 Dartmouth
Metro Atlantic 1 Rider
Mid-American 1 Kent St.
Mid-Eastern 1 Bethune-Cookman
Missouri Valley 1 Illinois St.
Mountain West 2 New Mexico, TCU
Northeast 1 Central Connecticut St.
Ohio Valley 1 Jacksonville St.
Pacific-10 8 Arizona, Arizona St., California, Oregon, Oregon St., Stanford, UCLA, Washington St.
Patriot 1 Bucknell
Southern 3 Coll. of Charleston, The Citadel, Elon
Southeastern 8 Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Mississippi, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
Southland 1 Lamar
Southwestern 1 Grambling State
Summit 1 Oral Roberts
Sun Belt 3 Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana-Lafayette
Western Athletic 1 Hawaii
WCC 1 San Diego

National seeds[edit]

Bold indicates CWS participant.

  1. Arizona State
  2. Texas
  3. Florida
  4. Coastal Carolina
  5. Virginia
  6. UCLA
  7. Louisville
  8. Georgia Tech

Regionals and Super Regionals[edit]

Bold indicates winner. * indicates extra innings.

Tempe Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Arizona State 6  
4  Milwaukee 2  
  1  Arizona State 12  
  3  Hawai'i 1  
3  Hawai'i 4
2  San Diego 3  
  1  Arizona State 8  
Tempe Regional - Packard Stadium
  3  Hawai'i 4  
4  Milwaukee 1  
2  San Diego 22  
  2  San Diego 9
  3  Hawai'i 12  
  1  Arizona State 7* 7*
   Arkansas 6* 5*
1  Arkansas 19  
4  Grambling State 7  
  1  Arkansas 6
  2  Washington State 4  
3  Kansas State 6
2  Washington State 8  
  1  Arkansas 7 7
Fayetteville Regional - Baum Stadium
  2  Washington State 10 2  
4  Grambling State 8  
3  Kansas State 9  
  3  Kansas State 6
  2  Washington State 9  

Clemson Super Regional[edit]

Hosted by Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Auburn 9  
4  Jacksonville State 7  
  1  Auburn 2  
  2  Clemson 5  
3  Southern Mississippi 1
2  Clemson 10  
  2  Clemson 10 13  
Auburn Regional - Plainsman Park
  1  Auburn 11 7  
4  Jacksonville State 6  
3  Southern Mississippi 19  
  3  Southern Mississippi 8
  1  Auburn 17  
   Clemson 4 19 8
   Alabama 5 5 6
1  Georgia Tech 10  
4  Mercer 0  
  1  Georgia Tech 5
  2  Alabama 2  
3  Elon 2
2  Alabama 11  
  1  Georgia Tech 1 8
Atlanta Regional - Russ Chandler Stadium
  2  Alabama 8 10  
4  Mercer 13  
3  Elon 7  
  4  Mercer 3
  2  Alabama 5  

Charlottesville Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Virginia 15  
4  VCU 4  
  1  Virginia 13  
  2  Mississippi 7  
3  St. John's 5
2  Mississippi 10  
  1  Virginia 5 5  
Charlottesville Regional - Davenport Field
  3  St. John's 6 3  
4  VCU 6  
3  St. John's 8  
  3  St. John's 20
  2  Mississippi 16  
  5  Virginia 3 7 0
   Oklahoma 2 10 11
1  Oklahoma 7*  
4  Oral Roberts 6*  
  1  Oklahoma 7*
  3  North Carolina 6*  
3  North Carolina 12
2  California 3  
  1  Oklahoma 3
Norman Regional - L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park
  3  North Carolina 2  
4  Oral Roberts 9  
2  California 8  
  4  Oral Roberts 4
  3  North Carolina 12  

Myrtle Beach Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  South Carolina 9  
4  Bucknell 5  
  1  South Carolina 9  
  3  The Citadel 4  
3  The Citadel 7
2  Virginia Tech 2  
  1  South Carolina 10  
Columbia Regional - Carolina Stadium
  2  Virginia Tech 2  
4  Bucknell 7  
2  Virginia Tech 16  
  2  Virginia Tech 4
  3  The Citadel 3  
   South Carolina 4 10
  4  Coastal Carolina 3 9
1  Coastal Carolina 6  
4  Stony Brook 0  
  1  Coastal Carolina 6
  2  College of Charleston 16  
3  North Carolina State 6
2  College of Charleston 9  
  2  College of Charleston 7 10*
Myrtle Beach Regional - BB&T Coastal Field
  1  Coastal Carolina 8 11*  
4  Stony Brook 6  
3  North Carolina State 2  
  4  Stony Brook 7
  1  Coastal Carolina 25  

Austin Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Texas 11  
4  Rider 0  
  1  Texas 4  
  3  Louisiana-Lafayette 2  
3  Louisiana-Lafayette 1
2  Rice 0  
  1  Texas 4  
Austin Regional - UFCU Disch-Falk Field
  2  Rice 1  
4  Rider 1  
2  Rice 19  
  2  Rice 9
  3  Louisiana-Lafayette 1  
  2  Texas 1 14 1
   TCU 3 1 4
1  TCU 16  
4  Lamar 3  
  1  TCU 11
  3  Arizona 5  
3  Arizona 10
2  Baylor 9  
  1  TCU 9
Fort Worth Regional - Lupton Stadium
  2  Baylor 0  
4  Lamar 4  
2  Baylor 6  
  2  Baylor 4
  3  Arizona 2  

Tallahassee Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Florida State 11  
4  Central Conn. State 3  
  1  Florida State 6  
  3  Oregon 4  
3  Oregon 5
2  Connecticut 3  
  1  Florida State 5  
Norwich Regional - Dodd Memorial Stadium
  3  Oregon 3  
4  Central Conn. State 5  
2  Connecticut 25  
  2  Connecticut 3
  3  Oregon 4  
   Florida State 9 2 7
   Vanderbilt 8 6 6
1  Louisville 11  
4  Saint Louis 2  
  1  Louisville 7
  2  Vanderbilt 1  
3  Illinois State 7*
2  Vanderbilt 8*  
  1  Louisville 0 2*
Louisville Regional - Jim Patterson Stadium
  2  Vanderbilt 7 3*  
4  Saint Louis 3  
3  Illinois State 8  
  3  Illinois State 4
  2  Vanderbilt 10  

Los Angeles Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  UCLA 15  
4  Kent State 1  
  1  UCLA 6  
  2  Louisiana State 3  
3  UC Irvine 10*
2  Louisiana State 11*  
  1  UCLA 6  
Los Angeles Regional - Jackie Robinson Stadium
  3  UC Irvine 2  
4  Kent State 9  
3  UC Irvine 19  
  3  UC Irvine 4
  2  Louisiana State 3  
  6  UCLA 3 11* 8
   Cal State Fullerton 4 7* 1
1  Cal State Fullerton 1  
4  Minnesota 3  
  4  Minnesota 6*
  3  New Mexico 4*  
3  New Mexico 9
2  Stanford 5  
  4  Minnesota 2 5
Fullerton Regional - Goodwin Field
  1  Cal State Fullerton 7 9  
1  Cal State Fullerton 6  
2  Stanford 5  
  1  Cal State Fullerton 11
  3  New Mexico 3  

Gainesville Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Miami (FL) 12  
4  Dartmouth 8  
  1  Miami (FL) 14  
  2  Texas A&M 1  
3  Florida International 3
2  Texas A&M 17  
  1  Miami (FL) 7 10  
Coral Gables Regional - Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field
  2  Texas A&M 11 3  
4  Dartmouth 15  
3  Florida International 8  
  4  Dartmouth 3
  2  Texas A&M 4  
   Miami 2 3*
  3  Florida 7 4*
1  Florida 7  
4  Bethune-Cookman 3  
  1  Florida 10
  3  Oregon State 2  
3  Oregon State 6
2  Florida Atlantic 4  
  1  Florida 15
Gainesville Regional - McKethan Stadium
  2  Florida Atlantic 0  
4  Bethune-Cookman 6  
2  Florida Atlantic 12  
  2  Florida Atlantic 11
  3  Oregon State 7  

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach Previous CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
Arizona State Pac-10 51–8 (20–7) Tim Esmay 21
(last: 2009)
1st
(1965, 1967, 1969, 1977, 1981)
61–36
Clemson ACC 43–23 (18–12) Jack Leggett 11
(last: 2006)
3rd
(1996, 2002)
10–22
Florida SEC 47–15 (22–8) Kevin O'Sullivan 5
(last: 2005)
2nd
(2005)
8–11
Florida State ACC 47–18 (18–12) Mike Martin 19
(last: 2008)
2nd
(1970, 1986, 1999)
25–38
Oklahoma Big 12 49–16 (15–10) Sunny Golloway 9
(last: 1995)
1st
(1951, 1994)
14–14
South Carolina SEC 48–15 (21–9) Ray Tanner 8
(last: 2004)
2nd
(1975, 1977, 2002)
17–16
TCU MWC 51–12 (19–5) Jim Schlossnagle 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
UCLA Pac-10 48–14 (18–9) John Savage 2
(last: 1997)
7th
(1969, 1997)
0–4

Bracket[edit]

The CWS uses two four-team brackets with double elimination format; teams play games until they accumulate two losses and no team may play a team from the other bracket. The winners of the two four-team brackets play a best-of-three series for the championship.

  • * Denotes extra innings
  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
 Florida State 1  
 TCU 8  
   TCU 3  
  6  UCLA 6  
6  UCLA 11
3  Florida 3  
  6  UCLA 2 10  
   TCU 6 3  
3  Florida 5  
 Florida State 8  
   TCU 11
   Florida State 7  
  6  UCLA 1 1*
   South Carolina 7 2*
 South Carolina 3  
 Oklahoma 4  
   Oklahoma 4
   Clemson 6  
 Clemson 6
1  Arizona State 3  
   Clemson 1 3
   South Carolina 5 4  
1  Arizona State 4  
 South Carolina 11  
   Oklahoma 2*
   South Carolina 3*  

Championship Series[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Monday, June 28 6:30 pm
Omaha, Nebraska ESPN
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Carolina 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 7 14 2
UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 2
WP: B. Cooper   LP: G. Cole
Attendance: 23,181
Notes: South Carolina allowed the fewest hits in a Championship Series game; Cole gave up career-high 11 hits and 6 runs.

Game 2[edit]

Tuesday, June 29 6:30 pm
Omaha, Nebraska ESPN
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
UCLA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 1
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 9 1
WP: M. Price   LP: D. Klein
Attendance: 24,390

All Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player School
P Trevor Bauer UCLA
Matt Purke TCU
1B Christian Walker South Carolina
2B Cody Regis UCLA
3B John Hinson Clemson
SS Taylor Featherson TCU
C Bryan Holaday TCU
OF Beau Amaral UCLA
Evan Marzilli South Carolina
DH Brady Thomas South Carolina
MOP Jackie Bradley, Jr. South Carolina

Tournament Notes[edit]

Round 1[edit]

  • 15 of 16 No. 1 seeds won their first round games, with Cal State Fullerton being the only No. 1 seed to lose (3-1 to No. 4 Minnesota).
  • Eight No. 3 seeds (half the field) won their first round games in upsets.

Round 2[edit]

  • 13 of 16 No. 1 seeds won their first 2 games. The others were: No. 4 Minnesota, No. 2 Clemson and No. 2 College of Charleston
  • Two No. 2 seeds were eliminated in two games: No. 2 California and No. 2 Stanford

Regional Finals[edit]

  • 13 No. 1 seeds and three No. 2 seeds advanced to the Super Regional; no No. 3 or No. 4 seeds advanced.
  • Georgia Tech (No. 8) and Louisville (No. 7) were the only national seeds to not advance to the Super Regional.

Super Regionals[edit]

  • TCU qualified for its first ever College World Series by beating Texas.
  • Only 3 of 8 National Seeds qualified for the College World Series.

College World Series[edit]

  • NCBWA (National College Baseball Writers Association) named TCU Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle the 2010 National Coach of the Year.[1]
  • Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America named South Carolina Head Coach Ray Tanner the 2010 National Coach of the Year.[2][3]
  • UCLA head coach John Savage was named the national Coach of the Year by College Baseball Insider.[4]
  • South Carolina received the Opening Ceremonies award for highest team GPA (3.12) of the eight schools that made it to Omaha.
  • Only one team from the 2009 CWS, Arizona State, returned for 2010.
  • This was the 18th consecutive year that the SEC has fielded at least one team in the College World Series.
  • South Carolina pitcher Matt Price (first team) and first baseman Christian Walker (second team) were named Freshman All-Americans by Baseball America.
  • UCLA center fielder Beau Amaral, who led the Bruins with a .354 batting average in 64 games, has been named a second-team Freshman All-America selection by Baseball America.
  • UCLA pitchers Trevor Bauer and Gerrit Cole were named to the 2010 College All-America Team (second-team and third-team, respectively) by Baseball America.

First and second rounds[edit]

  • TCU played in its first College World Series in school history.
  • Florida was the first team eliminated after its 8-5 loss to in-state rival Florida State.
  • Arizona State was eliminated after two games and became the first No. 1 overall seed team to go 0–2 in the CWS under the current 64-team format.
  • Florida State had a season-high 5 errors in its second loss to TCU.
  • In the first meeting between South Carolina and Oklahoma, the game was scheduled to start at 2:00 pm, but due to multiple weather delays the game did not end until after 11:00 pm.

Semi-finals[edit]

  • None of the four semi-finalists, UCLA, TCU, South Carolina and Clemson, have won a previous CWS title.
  • This CWS is the first since 2005 to feature an in-state rivalry in the final four with the meeting of South Carolina and Clemson.
  • Trevor Bauer, with 13 strikeouts on June 26, leads the nation with 165 strikeouts; UCLA leads all schools with 700 strikeouts.

Finals[edit]

  • UCLA played for its first ever national championship in baseball, (South Carolina had played in three previous Championship Games, 1975, 1977 and 2002).
  • More than 300,000 fans attended the men's CWS for the fourth consecutive year, and the total attendance of 330,922 ranks second all-time.
  • South Carolina won its first NCAA team national championship in any men's sport.
  • UCLA's runner-up finish was the best in program history.
  • Final game was the first championship to be decided in extra innings since 1970, and fifth all-time.
  • Whit Merrifield's 11th-inning RBI single was the first walk-off to decide a championship since 2000.
  • South Carolina becomes only the third school to win a CWS title after losing their opening game since the two-bracket format was adopted.
  • South Carolina set a CWS record with six straight wins after losing their first game, and became only the third school ever to record six victories in a CWS.

References[edit]