1948 NCAA Baseball Tournament
|Champions||Southern California (1st title)|
|Runner-Up||Yale (2nd CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Sam Barry
Rod Dedeaux (1st title)
The 1948 NCAA Baseball Tournament was the second NCAA-sanctioned baseball tournament that determined a national champion. The tournament was held as the conclusion of the 1948 NCAA baseball season. The 1948 College World Series was played at Hyames Field on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan from June 25 to 26. The tournament champion was Southern California coached by Sam Barry and Rod Dedeaux. It was the Trojans' first of 12 championships through the 2012 season.
The tournament was divided into two regional brackets, the Eastern Playoff and the Western Playoff. Unlike the previous year, this year's tournament was double-elimination.
As with the inaugural tournament, each representative of the eight districts was determined by a mix of selection committees, conference champions, and district playoffs.. Eight teams were divided among the East and West brackets. The district playoffs would later expand to become regionals, but were originally not part of the NCAA-sanctioned championship play.
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Berth||Previous NCAA Appearances|
|Illinois||Big Nine||20–5–1 (10–2)||Won District IV Playoffs||1
|North Carolina||Southern||Won District III Playoffs||None|
|Oklahoma A&M||MVC||19–4||Won District V Playoffs||None|
|Southern California||CIBA||22–3 (13–2)||None|
College World Series
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record|
|Southern California||CIBA||24–3 (13–2)||Sam Barry||0
|Yale||EIBL||20–7–1 (6–3)||Ethan Allen||1
The 1948 College World Series was a best of three series, like the first tournament in 1947.
|College World Series|
|June 25||Game 1||Southern California||3–1||Yale|
|June 26||Game 2||Yale||8–3||Southern California|
|Game 3||Southern California||9–2||Yale||Southern California wins CWS|
- Southern California: Jim Brideweser, Gail Henley, Wally Hood, Hank Workman
- Yale: George Bush, Frank Quinn, Dick Tettelbach
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