1957 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament

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1957 NCAA University Division
Baseball Tournament
Season 1957
Teams 23
Finals Site
Champions California (2nd title)
Runner-Up Penn State (2nd CWS Appearance)
Winning coach George Wolfman (1st title)

The 1957 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1957 NCAA University Division 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 eleventh year. Eight regional districts sent representatives to the College World Series with preliminary rounds within each district serving to determine each representative. These events would later become known as regionals. Each district had its own format for selecting teams, resulting in 23 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The College World Series was held in Omaha, NE from June 9 to June 14. The eleventh tournament's champion was California, coached by George Wolfman. The Most Outstanding Player was Cal Emery of Penn State.

Tournament[edit]

District 1[edit]

 
           
   Connecticut 4 4 5
   Springfield 9 3 0

District 2[edit]

Games played at Brooklyn, New York

Semifinals Finals
           
Penn State 2
Manhattan 1
Penn State 5
St. John's 0
St. John's 8
Lafayettte 3

District 3[edit]

  First round Semifinals Finals
                             
Florida State 5  
Georgia Southern 3  
  Florida State 3  
  Duke 2  
Duke 9
George Washington 5  
  Florida State 6 4
  Duke 8 1
Georgia Southern 5  
George Washington 3  
  Duke 21
  Georgia Southern 2  

District 4[edit]

  First round Semifinals Finals
                             
Notre Dame 18  
Alma 2  
  Notre Dame 4  
  Western Michigan 2  
Western Michigan 11
Northwestern 1  
  Notre Dame 2 6
  Northwestern 9 1
Alma 2  
Northwestern 11  
  Western Michigan 9*
  Northwestern 10*  

*–Indicates game required 10 innings.

District 5[edit]

  Super-Regional
           
   Iowa State 2 3
   Bradley 0 0

District 6[edit]

  Super-Regional
           
   Texas 7 2
   Arizona 1 0

District 7[edit]

  Super-Regional
           
   Colorado State 8 3 5*
   Denver 3 4 3

*–Indicates game required 10 innings.

District 8[edit]

  Semifinal     Final
                         
    California 4 6 10
  Pepperdine 4 6 7     Pepperdine 2 10 3
  Portland 5 5 6  

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
California CIBA 31–10 (12–4) George Wolfman 1
(last: 1947)
1st
(1947)
2–0
Colorado State[a] n/a 24–6 (n/a) Pete Butler 3
(last: 1955)
5th
(1955)
1–6
Connecticut n/a 18–8 (n/a) J. Orlean Christian 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
Florida State FIC 19–4 (7–2) Danny Litwhiler 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
Iowa State Big 8 15–8 (11–6) Cap Timm 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
Notre Dame n/a 14–8 (n/a) Jack Kline 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
Penn State n/a 19–0 (n/a) Joe Bedenk 1
(last: 1952)
4th
(1952)
2–2
Texas SWC 19–4 (12–1) Bibb Falk 4
(last: 1953)
1st
(1949, 1950)
13–5

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Texas 3  
  Connecticut 0    
      Texas 1  
      Penn State 4    
  Penn State 7          
  Florida State 0        
      Penn State 0
      California 8
  California 4        
  Colorado State 0          
      California 8    
      Iowa State 2  
  Iowa State 1310    
  Notre Dame 8  
  Loser's Bracket
  Connecticut 5  
  Florida State 3     Iowa State 5
    Connecticut 2
  Colorado State 2  
  Notre Dame 23     Texas 0
    Notre Dame 9
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  California 9          
  Iowa State 1              
      California 1    
      Penn State 0  
  Penn State 5    
  Notre Dame 4  

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 8 Game 1 Texas 3–0 Connecticut
Game 2 Penn State 7–0 Florida State
Game 3 California 4–0 Colorado State
Game 4 Iowa State 13–8 (10) Notre Dame
June 9 Game 5 Connecticut 5–3 Florida State Florida State eliminated
Game 6 Notre Dame 23–2 Colorado State Colorado State eliminated
Game 7 Penn State 4–1 Texas
Game 8 California 8–2 Iowa State
June 10 Game 9 Iowa State 5–2 Connecticut Connecticut eliminated
Game 10 Notre Dame 9–0 Texas Texas eliminated
Game 11 California 8–0 Penn State
June 11 Game 12 Penn State 5–4 Notre Dame Notre Dame eliminated
Game 13 California 9–1 Iowa State Iowa State eliminated
June 12 Final California 1–0 Penn State California wins CWS

Notable players[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Colorado State College is currently known as the University of Northern Colorado. Not to be confused with Colorado State University, then known as Colorado A&M.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 190. Retrieved April 22, 2012.