1954 NCAA Baseball Tournament
|Champions||Missouri (1st title)|
|Runner-Up||Rollins (1st CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Hi Simmons (1st title)|
The 1954 NCAA Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1954 NCAA baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its eighth year. Eight regional districts sent representatives to the College World Series, but for the first time the preliminary tournament rounds hosted by each district were sanctioned NCAA events. These events would later become known as regionals. Each district had its own format for selecting teams, resulting in 24 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The College World Series was held in Omaha, NE from June 10 to June 16. The eighth tournament's champion was Missouri, coached by John "Hi" Simmons. The Most Outstanding Player was Tom Yewcic of Michigan State.
Games played in Springfield, MA.
Games played at Allentown, PA.
|St. John's (NY)||0|
District 3 consisted of two separate 3 game series'. The first series was played between Virginia Tech and Clemson, with the winner moving on to play Rollins in a three-game series. The winner of that series moved on to the College World Series.
- The first game was played in Clemson, South Carolina and the second game was played in Blacksburg, Virginia.
- Both games were played in Winter Park, Florida.
District 4 consisted of two separate 3 game series'. The first series was played between Ohio and Ashland, with the winner moving on to play Michigan St. in a three-game series. The winner of that series moved on to the College World Series.
- Games played at Athens, Ohio.
- Games played at East Lansing, Michigan.
- Missouri (Automatic College World Series qualifier)
Games played at Austin, TX.
|District 6 Series|
Games played at Greeley, CO.
Arizona 8, Colorado State College 2
Colorado State College 21, Wyoming 14
Arizona 16, Wyoming 9
Arizona 8, Colorado State College 5 (11 inn.)
Games played at Eugene, OR.
College World Series
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record|
|Arizona||n/a||39–7 (n/a)||Frank Sancet||0
|Lafayette||n/a||16–6 (n/a)||Charlie Gelbert||1
|Massachusetts||14–5 (n/a)||Earl Lorden||0
|Michigan State||Big 10||22–8–1 (11–2)||John Kobs||0
|Missouri||Big Seven||17–3 (11–1)||Hi Simmons||1
|Oklahoma A&M||MVC||16–9 (8–1)||Toby Greene||0
|Oregon||PCC||18–6 (11–5)||Don Kirsch||0
|Rollins||22–6 (n/a)||Joe Justice||0
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round|
|June 10||Game 1||Michigan State||16–5||Massachusetts|
|June 11||Game 3||Rollins||9–5 (11)||Oklahoma A&M|
|June 10||Game 4||Missouri||5–3||Lafayette|
|June 11||Game 5||Massachusetts||5–3||Oregon||Oregon eliminated|
|Game 6||Oklahoma A&M||4–2||Lafayette||Lafayette eliminated|
|Game 7||Michigan State||2–1||Arizona|
|June 12||Game 9||Missouri||8–1||Massachusetts||Massachusetts eliminated|
|Game 10||Oklahoma A&M||5–4 (14)||Arizona||Arizona eliminated|
|Game 11||Rollins||5–4||Michigan State|
|June 13||Game 12||Missouri||7–3||Oklahoma A&M||Oklahoma A&M eliminated|
|Game 13||Michigan State||3–2 (10)||Rollins|
|June 14||Game 14||Missouri||4–3||Michigan State||Michigan State eliminated|
|June 16||Final||Missouri||4–1||Rollins||Missouri wins CWS|
- Arizona: Don Gile, Don Lee, Carl Thomas
- Michigan State: Bob Anderson, Ed Hobaugh, Jack Kralick, Leroy Powell, George Smith, Bill Stewart, Tom Yewcic
- Missouri: Jay Hankins, Jerry Schoonmaker, Norm Stewart
- Oklahoma A&M: Tom Borland
- Rollins: Charles R. Leader (pitcher)
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- "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 196. Retrieved 22 April 2012.