2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

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2011 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season 2011
Teams 64
College World
Series Site
TD Ameritrade Park
Omaha, NE
Champions South Carolina (2nd title)
Runner-Up Florida (7th CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Ray Tanner (2nd title)
MOP Scott Wingo (South Carolina)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«2010  2012»

The 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament began on Friday, June 3, 2011 as part of the 2011 NCAA Division I baseball season. The 64 team double elimination tournament concluded with the 2011 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska on June 29, 2011.

The 64 NCAA Division I college baseball teams were selected out of an eligible 300 teams.[1] Thirty teams were awarded an automatic bid as champions of their conferences, and 34 teams were selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.

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
Alcorn State SWAC 26-27 (19-4) Won SWAC Tourney First NCAA Appearance
Arkansas-Little Rock Sun Belt 24-32 (10-20) Won Sun Belt Tourney First NCAA Appearance
Austin Peay OVC 33-22 (17-6) Won OVC Tourney 2007 (Nashville Regional)
Belmont Atlantic Sun 36-24 (17-13) Won A-Sun Tourney First NCAA Appearance
Bethune-Cookman MEAC 35-22 (18-0) Won MEAC Tourney 2010 (Gainesville Regional)
Cal State Fullerton Big West 39-15 (18-5) Regular Season Champion 2010 (Los Angeles Super Regional)
Charlotte Atlantic 10 42-14 (17-7) Won A-10 Tourney 2008 (Raleigh Regional)
Coastal Carolina Big South 41-18 (20-7) Won Big South Tourney 2010 (Myrtle Beach Super Regional)
Creighton Missouri Valley 44-14 (15-6) Won MVC Tourney 2007 (Fayetteville Regional)
Florida SEC 44-16 (22-8) Won SEC Tourney 2010 (CWS 7th Place)
Fresno State WAC 40-14 (17-7) Won WAC Tourney 2009 (Irvine Regional)
Georgia Southern Southern 35-24 (18-12) Won SoCon Tourney 2009 (Fullerton Regional)
Illinois Big Ten 28-25 (15-9) Won Big Ten Tourney 2000 (Clemson Regional)
James Madison Colonial Athletic 40-17 (21-9) Won CAA Tourney 2008 (Raleigh Regional)
Kent State Mid-American 43-15 (21-5) Won MAC Tourney 2010 (Los Angeles Regional)
Maine America East 32-22 (18-6) Won AEC Tourney 2006 (Chapel Hill Regional)
Manhattan MAAC 34-17 (20-2) Won MAAC Tourney 2006 (Lincoln Regional)
Navy Patriot 33-23-1 (12-8) Won Patriot League Tourney 2002 (Winston-Salem Regional)
New Mexico Mountain West 20-39 (10-14) Won MWC Tourney 2010 (Fullerton Regional)
Oral Roberts Summit 35-20 (21-7) Won Summit Tourney 2010 (Norman Regional)
Princeton Ivy 23-22 (15-5) Won Championship Series 2006 (Fayetteville Regional)
Rice Conference USA 38-18 (16-8) Won C-USA Tourney 2010 (Austin Regional)
Sacred Heart Northeast 34-21 (23-9) Won NEC Tourney 2006 (Athens Regional)
San Francisco West Coast 31-23 (16-5) Regular Season Champion 2006 (Lincoln Regional)
Seton Hall Big East 29-23 (14-13) Won Big East Tourney 2001 (Clemson Regional)
Texas A&M Big 12 42-18 (19-8) Won Big 12 Tourney 2010 (Coral Gables Regional)
Texas State Southland 40-21 (24-9) Won Southland Tourney 2009 (Austin Regional)
UCLA Pac-10 33-22 (18-9) Regular Season Champion 2010 (CWS Runner-up)
Virginia Atlantic Coast 49-9 (22-8) Won ACC Tourney 2010 (Charlottesville Regional)
Wright State Horizon 35-17 (16-7) Won Horizon Tourney 2009 (Fort Worth Regional)

By conference[edit]

Conference Total Schools
Atlantic Coast 7 Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia
Southeastern 7 Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
Big 12 6 Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M
Pacific-10 6 Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA
Conference USA 4 Central Florida, East Carolina, Rice, Southern Miss
Atlantic Sun 3 Belmont, Jacksonville, Stetson
Big East 3 Connecticut, Seton Hall, St. John's
Sun Belt 3 Arkansas–Little Rock, Florida International, Troy
Big West 2 Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine
Mountain West 2 New Mexico, Texas Christian
Atlantic 10 1 Charlotte
America East 1 Maine
Big South 1 Coastal Carolina
Big Ten 1 Illinois
Colonial Athletic 1 James Madison
Horizon 1 Wright State
Independent 1 Dallas Baptist
Ivy 1 Princeton
Metro Atlantic 1 Manhattan
Mid-American 1 Kent State
Mid-Eastern 1 Bethune-Cookman
Missouri Valley 1 Creighton
Northeast 1 Sacred Heart
Ohio Valley 1 Austin Peay
Patriot 1 Navy
Southern 1 Georgia Southern
Southland 1 Texas State
Southwestern 1 Alcorn State
Summit 1 Oral Roberts
Western Athletic 1 Fresno State
West Coast 1 San Francisco

National seeds[edit]

Bold indicates CWS participant.

  1. Virginia
  2. Florida
  3. North Carolina
  4. South Carolina
  5. Florida State
  6. Vanderbilt
  7. Texas
  8. Rice

Regionals & Super Regionals[edit]

Bold indicates winner. * indicates extra innings.

Charlottesville Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Virginia 6  
4  Navy 0  
  1  Virginia 10  
  3  St. John's 2  
3  St. John's 2
2  East Carolina 0  
  1  Virginia 13 -  
Charlottesville Regional - Davenport Field
  2  East Carolina 1 -  
4  Navy 1  
2  East Carolina 6  
  2  East Carolina 6
  3  St. John's 4  
  1  Virginia 6 4 3
   UC Irvine 0 6 2
1  UCLA 0  
4  San Francisco 3  
  4  San Francisco 3
  3  UC Irvine 4  
3  UC Irvine 12
2  Fresno State 6  
  3  UC Irvine 4 -
Los Angeles Regional - Jackie Robinson Stadium
  1  UCLA 3 -  
1  UCLA 3  
2  Fresno State 1  
  1  UCLA 4
  4  San Francisco 1  

Santa Clara Super Regional[edit]

Hosted by the University of California at Stephen Schott Stadium on the campus of Santa Clara University.**

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  TCU 10  
4  Oral Roberts 2  
  1  TCU 2  
  3  Dallas Baptist 3  
3  Dallas Baptist 3
2  Oklahoma 2  
  3  Dallas Baptist 2 11  
Fort Worth Regional - Lupton Stadium
  4  Oral Roberts 7 9  
4  Oral Roberts 7  
2  Oklahoma 0  
  4  Oral Roberts 8
  1  TCU 4  
   Dallas Baptist 0 2 -
   California 7 6 -
1  Rice 14  
4  Alcorn State 2  
  1  Rice 2
  2  Baylor 3  
3  California 4
2  Baylor 6  
  2  Baylor 0 8
Houston Regional - Reckling Park
  3  California 8 9  
4  Alcorn State 6  
3  California 10  
  3  California 6
  1  Rice 3  

**California hosted the super regional at Santa Clara because its own stadium (Evans Diamond) could not accommodate television crews and did not have lights.[2]

Tallahassee Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Florida State 6  
4  Bethune–Cookman 5  
  1  Florida State 9  
  3  Alabama 5  
3  Alabama 5
2  Central Florida 3  
  1  Florida State 11 -  
Tallahassee Regional - Dick Howser Stadium
  3  Alabama 1 -  
4  Bethune–Cookman 5  
2  Central Florida 16  
  2  Central Florida 5
  3  Alabama 12  
  5  Florida State 2 23 2
   Texas A&M 6 9 11
1  Texas A&M 11  
4  Wright State 0  
  1  Texas A&M 6
  3  Seton Hall 3  
3  Seton Hall 4
2  Arizona 0  
  1  Texas A&M 4 3
College Station Regional - Olsen Field
  2  Arizona 7 0  
4  Wright State 0  
2  Arizona 13  
  2  Arizona 6
  3  Seton Hall 0  

Columbia Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Clemson 11  
4  Sacred Heart 1  
  1  Clemson 12  
  3  Coastal Carolina 7  
3  Coastal Carolina 13
2  Connecticut 1  
  1  Clemson 6 1  
Clemson Regional - Doug Kingsmore Stadium
  2  Connecticut 7 14  
4  Sacred Heart 3  
2  Connecticut 13  
  2  Connecticut 12
  3  Coastal Carolina 6  
   Connecticut 1 2 -
  4  South Carolina 5 8 -
1  South Carolina 2  
4  Georgia Southern 1  
  1  South Carolina 11
  2  Stetson 5  
3  North Carolina State 7
2  Stetson 8  
  1  South Carolina 8 -
Columbia Regional - Carolina Stadium
  2  Stetson 2 -  
4  Georgia Southern 2  
3  North Carolina State 5  
  3  North Carolina State 3
  2  Stetson 5  

Gainesville Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Florida 17  
4  Manhattan 3  
  1  Florida 5  
  2  Miami (FL) 4  
3  Jacksonville 2
2  Miami (FL) 7  
  1  Florida 11 -  
Gainesville Regional - Alfred A. McKethan Stadium
  2  Miami (FL) 4 -  
4  Manhattan 4  
3  Jacksonville 5  
  3  Jacksonville 3
  2  Miami (FL) 6  
  2  Florida 11 3 8
   Mississippi State 1 4 6
1  Georgia Tech 1  
4  Austin Peay 2  
  4  Austin Peay 3
  3  Mississippi State 8  
3  Mississippi State 3
2  Southern Mississippi 0  
  3  Mississippi State 7 -
Atlanta Regional - Russ Chandler Stadium
  1  Georgia Tech 3 -  
1  Georgia Tech 6  
2  Southern Mississippi 2  
  1  Georgia Tech 12
  4  Austin Peay 2  

Austin Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Arizona State 4  
4  New Mexico 2  
  1  Arizona State 16  
  3  Charlotte 1  
3  Charlotte 3
2  Arkansas 2  
  1  Arizona State 13 -  
Tempe Regional - Packard Stadium
  2  Arkansas 4 -  
4  New Mexico 0  
2  Arkansas 3  
  2  Arkansas 11
  3  Charlotte 3  
   Arizona State 3 1 2
  7  Texas 1 5 4
1  Texas 5  
4  Princeton 3  
  1  Texas 5
  3  Kent State 7  
3  Kent State 4*
2  Texas State 2*  
  3  Kent State 3 0
Austin Regional - UFCU Disch-Falk Field
  1  Texas 9 5  
4  Princeton 1  
2  Texas State 3  
  2  Texas State 3
  1  Texas 4  

Nashville Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  Vanderbilt 10  
4  Belmont 0  
  1  Vanderbilt 10  
  3  Troy 2  
3  Troy 9
2  Oklahoma State 2  
  1  Vanderbilt 6 -  
Nashville Regional - Hawkins Field
  4  Belmont 1 -  
4  Belmont 3  
2  Oklahoma State 2  
  4  Belmont 5
  3  Troy 2  
  6  Vanderbilt 11 9 -
   Oregon State 1 3 -
1  Oregon State 7  
4  Arkansas-Little Rock 4  
  1  Oregon State 5
  2  Creighton 1  
3  Georgia 1
2  Creighton 2  
  1  Oregon State 6 -
Corvallis Regional - Goss Stadium at Coleman Field
  3  Georgia 4 -  
4  Arkansas–Little Rock 3  
3  Georgia 7  
  3  Georgia 5*
  2  Creighton 4*  

Chapel Hill Super Regional[edit]

  Regional Regional Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1  North Carolina 4  
4  Maine 0  
  1  North Carolina 14  
  3  James Madison 0  
3  James Madison 11
2  Florida International 7  
  1  North Carolina 9 -  
Chapel Hill Regional - Boshamer Stadium
  3  James Madison 3 -  
4  Maine 4  
2  Florida International 1  
  4  Maine 2
  3  James Madison 5  
  3  North Carolina 5 7 -
   Stanford 2 5 -
1  Cal State Fullerton 10  
4  Illinois 4  
  1  Cal State Fullerton 0
  2  Stanford 1  
3  Kansas State 3
2  Stanford 10  
  2  Stanford 14 -
Fullerton Regional - Goodwin Field
  4  Illinois 2 -  
4  Illinois 5  
3  Kansas State 3  
  4  Illinois 7
  1  Cal State Fullerton 5  

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
California Pac-10 37–21 (13–13) David Esquer 5
(last: 1992)
1st
(1947, 1957)
10–6
Florida SEC 50–17 (22–8) Kevin O'Sullivan 6
(last: 2010)
2nd
(2005)
8–13
North Carolina ACC 50–14 (20–10) Mike Fox 8
(last: 2009)
2nd
(2006, 2007)
14–17
South Carolina SEC 50–14 (22–8) Ray Tanner 10
(last: 2010)
1st
(2010)
23–17
Texas Big 12 49–17 (19–8) Augie Garrido 33
(last: 2009)
1st
(1949, 1950, 1975, 1983, 2002, 2005)
82–55
Texas A&M Big 12 47–20 (19–8) Rob Childress 5
(last:1999)
5th
(1993)
2–8
Vanderbilt SEC 52–10 (22–8) Tim Corbin 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
Virginia ACC 54–10 (22–8) Brian O'Connor 1
(last: 2009)
5th
(2009)
1–2

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
1  Virginia 4  
 California 1  
  1  Virginia 1  
  4  South Carolina 7  
 Texas A&M 4
4  South Carolina 5  
  4  South Carolina 3* -  
  1  Virginia 2* -  
 California 7  
 Texas A&M 3  
   California 1
  1  Virginia 8  
  4  South Carolina 2* 5 -
  2  Florida 1* 2 -
2  Florida 8  
7  Texas 4  
  2  Florida 3
  6  Vanderbilt 1  
6  Vanderbilt 7
3  North Carolina 3  
  2  Florida 6 -
  6  Vanderbilt 4 -  
7  Texas 0  
3  North Carolina 3  
  3  North Carolina 1
  6  Vanderbilt 5  

Championship Series[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Monday, June 27 7:00 pm
Omaha, Nebraska ESPN
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 7 1
Florida 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 3
Starting pitchers:
USC: Forrest Koumas
UF: Hudson Randall
WP: John Taylor   LP: Nick Maronde   Sv: Matt Price
Home runs:
USC: None
UF: None
Attendance: 25,851
Notes: South Carolina ties the NCAA record for most consecutive Post Season wins with 15, and most consecutive CWS wins with 10.
Boxscore

Game 2[edit]

Tuesday, June 28 7:00 pm
Omaha, Nebraska ESPN
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 1
South Carolina 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 X 5 10 0
Starting pitchers:
FLA: Karsten Whitson
USC: Michael Roth
WP: Michael Roth   LP: Karsten Whitson   Sv: Matt Price
Home runs:
FLA: Mike Zunino
USC: Mooney
Attendance: 26,721
Notes: SC becomes the 6th team in CWS history to win back-to-back Championships. SC breaks consecutive post season & CWS victories record, (see below).
Boxscore

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player School
P Matt Price South Carolina
Michael Roth South Carolina
1B Christian Walker South Carolina
2B Scott Wingo South Carolina
3B Cody Dent Florida
SS Peter Mooney South Carolina
C Robert Beary South Carolina
OF Tony Kemp Vanderbilt
Connor Harrell Vanderbilt
Bryson Smith Florida
DH Brady Thomas South Carolina
MOP Scott Wingo South Carolina

Tournament Notes[edit]

Round 1[edit]

  • 14 of 16 No. 1 seeds won their first round games, with Georgia Tech & UCLA being the only No. 1 seeds to lose.
  • Only 5 of 16 No. 2 seeds won their first round games.

Round 2[edit]

  • 6 No. 1 seeds have been eliminated from the tournament. 3 prior to the regional finals: TCU, Cal State Fullerton, and No. 8 national seed Rice; with Georgia Tech, Clemson, and UCLA losing in the regional final

Regional Finals[edit]

  • 6 non No. 1 seeds have won their regional and advanced to the Super Regionals: No. 3 UC Irvine, No. 3 Mississippi State, No. 3 Dallas Baptist, No. 3 California, No. 2 Stanford, and No. 2 Connecticut

Super Regionals[edit]

  • In the context of almost being eliminated as a sponsored intercollegiate team by the University due to financial issues, the Cal Baseball team has advanced to the College World Series as a No. 3 seed.[1]

College World Series[edit]

  • Before the opening game of the CWS between Vanderbilt and North Carolina, the ceremonial first pitch was delivered by former President George W. Bush. Omaha Little Leaguer Henry Slagle had the honor of handing the ball to President Bush as his Memorial Park Little League team greeted the former president on the field. Before the pitch, his father, former President George H. W. Bush, who played for Yale in the first CWS in 1947, delivered a video message christening the new facility.[3]
  • This is the first CWS to feature eight schools from BCS automatic qualifying conferences. (3 SEC, 2 ACC, 2 Big 12, 1 Pac-10)
  • The SEC Eastern Division has three teams in the same CWS for the first time, South Carolina, Florida, Vanderbilt.
    • The SEC East qualified all three teams in these semi-final finals.
    • The SEC West qualified four of its six teams in 1997, including national champion LSU.
  • Florida is making its first back-to-back trip to the College World Series in school history. South Carolina is also making a back-to-back CWS appearance, but for the fourth time, (1981–82, 2002, 03, 04 & 2010-11).
    • South Carolina is the first defending Champion to make it back to the CWS and defend its title since Oregon State did so in 2007.
  • This is Vanderbilt's first trip to the College World Series in school history.
    • This now makes Kentucky the only SEC school to have never made it to the College World Series.
  • This is the 19th consecutive year that the SEC has fielded at least one team in the College World Series.
  • This is the 4th consecutive year that the SEC has fielded at least one team in the Championship Series.
    • * This is the second time that the SEC fielded two teams in the Championship Game (LSU-Alabama 1997)
  • The SEC was undefeated against out-of-conference opponents this CWS, going 6-0 in those games versus teams outside of the SEC.
  • The Big 12 Conference went 0-4 this CWS.
  • There have been 86 extra-inning games played in the history of the College World Series. By the end of this series, South Carolina had played in the past four.
  • Three CWS Championship Series games have gone to 11 innings. By the end of this series South Carolina had played in the past two.
  • For the first time in CWS history, the All-Tournament Team, including the Most Outstanding Player, was composed entirely of players from one conference, the SEC; more specifically the SEC Eastern Division. (South Carolina x 7, Florida x 2, Vanderbilt x 2)
  • The South Carolina Gamecocks were the first team to go undefeated in the NCAA tournament since the Miami Hurricanes did so in 2001.
  • With Game 1 Championship Series win South Carolina ties NCAA record for consecutive Post Season wins (Texas 1983-84) 15.
  • With Game 1 Championship Series win South Carolina ties NCAA record for consecutive College World Series wins (Southern California, LSU) 10.
  • With Game 2 Championship Series win South Carolina breaks the NCAA record for consecutive Post Season wins 16.
  • With Game 2 Championship Series win South Carolina breaks the NCAA record for consecutive College World Series wins 11.
  • South Carolina becomes the first team to win the CWS NCAA National Championship in the new TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. (South Carolina was also the last team to win the Championship in the old Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium.)
  • South Carolina becomes the first team to win the CWS NCAA National Championship while using the new BBCOR (Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution) Standard composite baseball bats that resulted in far less overall offensive production, nationally and across the board, during the 2011 college baseball season. The Gamecocks were also the first team to win the CWS while operating under the new "20-second pitch-clock" rule. (South Carolina was also the last team to win the CWS in 2010 using the old metal bats and without a time limit imposed between pitches.)
  • South Carolina becomes the sixth team in CWS history to win Back-to-Back NCAA D1 Baseball Championships. (Texas 1949-50, Southern California 1970-74, Stanford 1987-88, LSU 1996-97, Oregon State 2006-07. South Carolina 2010-11)
  • This was the lowest-scoring College World Series in modern, (aluminum bat usage), history.

Television coverage[edit]

Selection shows[edit]

The NCAA Division I Road to Omaha Selection Show Presented by Capital One aired on ESPN on May 30, 2011.

Competition[edit]

  • Regionals:
The Fullerton and Gainesville Regionals were broadcast on ESPNU and ESPN3.com
The Corvallis and Fort Worth Regionals were broadcast on ESPN3.com
The Atlanta Regional was broadcast on CSS
The Tallahassee Regional was broadcast on Sun Sports and Fox Sports Florida
  • Super Regionals: All games were broadcast on either ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com, and ESPN Mobile
  • CWS: Every game was broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Team Directory
  2. ^ http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/060711aaa.html
  3. ^ Associated Press (June 18, 2011). "Vanderbilt opens College World Series, new stadium with win". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 19, 2011.