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1978 College World Series

 

1978 College World Series

The 1978 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from June 2 to June 8. The thirty-second tournament's champion was the University of Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Rod Boxberger of the University of Southern California.

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona State WAC 53 - 10 (15 - 3) Jim Brock 9
(last: 1977)
1st
(1965, 1967, 1969, 1977)
34 - 14
Baylor SWC 32 - 17 - 2 (15 - 9) Mickey Sullivan 1
(last: 1977)
8th
(1977)
0 - 2
Miami (FL) n/a 48 - 10 (n/a) Ron Fraser 1
(last: 1974)
2nd
(1974)
3 - 2
Michigan Big 10 29 - 15 (13 - 3) Moby Benedict 2
(last: 1962)
1st
(1953)
8 - 1
North Carolina ACC 36 - 15 (9 - 3) Mike Roberts 2
(last: 1966)
7th
(1960)
0 - 4
Oral Roberts n/a 44 - 10 (n/a) Larry Cochell 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
St. John's Eastern Collegiate 40 - 16 (n/a) Joe Russo 4
(last: 1968)
4th
(1949, 1966, 1968)
5 - 8
Southern California Pac-8 49 - 9 (15 - 3) Rod Dedeaux 16
(last: 1974)
1st
(1948, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974)
58 - 19

Results

Bracket

Template:CWSBracketPairings ajusted for semifinals to match teams who have not previously played.

Game results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 2 Game 1 Michigan 4 - 0 Baylor
Game 2 Southern California 9 - 3 Miami
June 3 Game 3 Oral Roberts 11 - 0 North Carolina
Game 4 Arizona State 13 - 2 St. John's
Game 5 Miami 12 - 1 Baylor Baylor eliminated
June 4 Game 6 North Carolina 9 - 5 St. John's St. John's eliminated
Game 7 Southern California 11 - 3 Michigan
Game 8 Arizona State 7 - 6 Oral Roberts
June 5 Game 9 North Carolina 7 - 6 Michigan Michigan eliminated
Game 10 Miami 5 - 3 Oral Roberts Oral Roberts eliminated
June 6 Game 11 Southern California 5 - 2 Arizona State
June 7 Game 12 Arizona State 11 - 3 Miami Miami eliminated
Game 13 Southern California 3 - 2 North Carolina North Carolina eliminated
June 8 Final Southern California 10 - 3 Arizona State Southern California wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Rod Boxberger Junior Southern California
Casey Lindsey Junior Arizona State
Catcher Chris Bando Senior Arizona State
First baseman Dave Hostetler Senior Southern California
Second baseman Mike Fox Senior North Carolina
Third baseman Bob Horner Junior Arizona State
Shortstop Doug Stokke Senior Southern California
Outfielder Tim Tolman Senior Southern California
John Wells Junior Southern California
Steve Michael Junior Arizona State
Designated hitter Randy Guerra Junior Miami

Notable players

Tournament notes

Chris Bando appears in his fourth College World Series.

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