1968 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament

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1968 NCAA University Division
Baseball Tournament
Season1968
Teams27
Finals site
ChampionsSouthern California (5th title)
Runner-upSouthern Illinois (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coachRod Dedeaux (5th title)
MOPBill Seinsoth (Southern California)

The 1968 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1968 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 twenty-second 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 27 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The twenty-second tournament's champion was the Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Bill Seinsoth of the Southern California.

Tournament[edit]

The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight district sites across the country, each consisting of between two and four teams.[2] The winners of each District advanced to the College World Series.

Bold indicates winner.

District 1 at Storrs, CT[edit]

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Connecticut1
Providence0
Connecticut0
Harvard3
Harvard4
Boston University1
Harvard3
Connecticut2
Lower round 1Lower final
Connecticut8
Providence4*Boston University2
Boston University5*

District 2 at Princeton, NJ[edit]

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
St. John's12
Rutgers0
St. John's2
Temple0
Temple6
NYU5
St. John's1
NYU0
Lower round 1Lower final
NYU5
NYU5Temple2
Rutgers0

District 3 at Gastonia, NC[edit]

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
NC State3
Alabama1
NC State7
East Carolina5
East Carolina2*
Florida State1*
NC State124
Florida State151
Lower round 1Lower final
East Carolina2
Florida State6Florida State3
Alabama1

District 4 at Minneapolis, MN[edit]

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Minnesota6
Valparaiso4
Minnesota9
Southern Illinois10
Southern Illinois6
Ohio3
Southern Illinois3
Ohio0
Lower round 1Lower final
Minnesota4
Valparaiso0Ohio5
Ohio1

District 5 at Stillwater, OK[edit]

Finals
    
Oklahoma State 13 3
Bradley 1 0

District 6 at Austin, TX[edit]

Finals
    
Texas 3 1* 10
Texas–Pan American 0 2* 6

District 7 at Ogden, UT[edit]

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Colorado State4
Weber State3
Colorado State15
Weber State21
Weber State7
Denver5
Weber State4
Denver1
Lower round 1Lower final
Denver15
Colorado State6
Finals
    
BYU 17 7*
Weber State 7 6*

District 8 at Los Angeles, CA[edit]

Semifinals Finals
        
Southern California 4 4* 5*
Cal State Los Angeles 2 8* 4*
Cal State Los Angeles 2 5
Santa Clara 1 3

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
BYU WAC 31–15 (8–4) Glen Tuckett 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
Harvard EIBL 19–7 (8–1) Norman Shepard 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
NC State ACC 23–7 (13–4) Sam Esposito 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
Oklahoma State Big 8 20–7 (15–3) Chet Bryan 7
(last: 1967)
1st
(1959)
18–13
Southern Illinois 34–12 (n/a) Joe Lutz 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
St. John's 23–8 (n/a) Jack Kaiser 3
(last: 1966)
4th
(1949, 1966)
3–6
Texas SWC 22–9 (12–4) Cliff Gustafson 10
(last: 1966)
1st
(1949, 1950)
20–17
USC Pac-8 38–12–1 (16–2) Rod Dedeaux 10
(last: 1966)
1st
(1948, 1958, 1961, 1963)
29–15

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Upper round 1Upper round 2Upper finalSemifinalsFinal
Harvard0
St. John's2
St. John's312
NC State2
Southern Illinois6
NC State7
St. John's6
USC7
Texas5
USC2
Oklahoma State8
Oklahoma State5NC State0
USC6
BYU3
USC5
USC4
Lower round 1Lower round 2Southern Illinois3
Southern Illinois7
Harvard1Oklahoma State1
Southern Illinois15
Southern Illinois211
St. John's0
Texas5
Texas7NC State6
BYU0

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 10 Game 1 St. John's 2–0 Harvard
Game 2 NC State 7–6 Southern Illinois
June 11 Game 3 Oklahoma State 8–5 Texas
Game 4 USC 5–3 BYU
Game 5 Southern Illinois 2–1 (11 innings) Harvard Harvard eliminated
June 12 Game 6 Texas 7–0 BYU BYU eliminated
Game 7 St. John's 3–2 (12 innings) NC State
Game 8 USC 6–5 Oklahoma State
June 13 Game 9 NC State 6–5 Texas Texas eliminated
Game 10 Southern Illinois 7–1 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State eliminated
Game 11 USC 7–6 St. John's
June 14 Game 12 Southern Illinois 15–0 St. John's St. John's eliminated
Game 13 USC 2–0 NC State NC State eliminated
June 15 Final USC 4–3 Southern Illinois USC wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player School
P Bill Lee USC
Tom Sowinski St. John's
C Ralph Addonizio St. John's
1B Bill Seinsoth (MOP) USC
2B Lou Bagwell Texas
3B Barry O'Sullivan Southern Illinois
SS Danny Thompson Oklahoma State
OF Jerry Bond Southern Illinois
Mike Rogodzinski Southern Illinois
Wayne Weatherly Oklahoma State

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 196. Retrieved 22 April 2012.