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1954 College World Series

Template:Infobox NCAA Baseball Tournament 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.[1] 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.

Tournament

Field

The following teams participated in the district playoffs to determine the College World Series participants. As this was the first year of NCAA-sanctioned preliminary rounds, no prior appearances in district playoffs or the College World Series are counted as prior NCAA Appearances.

District School Conference Record (Conference) Berth Last NCAA Appearance
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3 Template:CBSB link ACC none
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3 Template:CBSB link SoCon none
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4 Template:CBSB link Big Ten none
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5 Missouri Big Seven 17 - 3 (11 - 1) none
6 Template:CBSB link MVC none
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7 Template:CBSB link none
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8 Template:CBSB link PCC none
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District 1

Games played in Springfield, MA.

First Round Finals
               
 Template:CBSB link 9*  
 Template:CBSB link 7*  
     Massachusetts 2
   Boston University 0
 Template:CBSB link 8
 Template:CBSB link 3  

District 2

Games played at Allentown, PA.

First Round Finals
               
 Template:CBSB link 4  
 Template:CBSB link 2  
     St. John's (NY) 0
   Lafayette 9
 Template:CBSB link 4
 Template:CBSB link 3  

District 3

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.

  Series 1
           
   Virginia Tech 11 7 -
   Template:CBSB link 10 1 -
  Series 2
           
   Virginia Tech 0 3 -
   Rollins 3 9 -

District 4

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.

  Series 1
           
   Ashland 4 6 -
   Ohio 18 10 -
  Series 2
           
   Ohio 10 7 3
   Michigan State 14 0 5

District 5

  • Missouri (Automatic College World Series qualifier)

District 6

Games played at Austin, TX.

  District 6 Series
           
   Oklahoma State 6 12 7
   Texas 3 16 6

District 7

Games played at Greeley, CO.

District 8

Games played at Eugene, OR.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
 Oregon 9  
 Seattle 4  
   Oregon 9  
   Fresno State 5  
 Fresno State 9
 Template:CBSB link 3  
   Oregon 1^ -
   Fresno State 0^ -
 Seattle 0  
 Southern California 9  
   Fresno State 7
   Southern California 4  

^ 5 innings

College World Series

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Template:Cbsb link n/a 39 - 7 (n/a) Frank Sancet 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Template:Cbsb link n/a 16 - 6 (n/a) Charlie Gelbert 1
(last: 1953)
3rd
(1953)
3 - 2
Template:Cbsb link 14 - 5 (n/a) Earl Lorden 0
(last: none)
none 1 - 2
Template:Cbsb link Big 10 22 - 8 - 1 (11 - 2) John Kobs 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Missouri Big Seven 17 - 3 (11 - 1) Hi Simmons 1
(last: 1952)
2nd
(1952)
3 - 2
Template:Cbsb link MVC 16 - 9 (8 - 1) Toby Greene 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Template:Cbsb link PCC 18 - 6 (11 - 5) Don Kirsch 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Template:Cbsb link 22 - 6 (n/a) Joe Justice 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0

Results

Bracket

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
   Template:Cbsb link 16  
   Template:Cbsb link 5    
       Michigan State 2  
       Arizona 1    
   Template:Cbsb link 12          
   Template:Cbsb link 1        
       Michigan State 4
       Rollins 5
   Template:Cbsb link 9*        
   Template:Cbsb link 5*          
       Rollins 4    
       Missouri 1  
   Missouri 5    
   Template:Cbsb link 3  
  Loser's Bracket
   Massachusetts 5  
   Oregon 3      Missouri 8
     Massachusetts 1
   Oklahoma A&M 4  
   Lafayette 2      Arizona 4†
     Oklahoma A&M 5
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
   Rollins 2‡        Rollins 1
   Michigan State 3            Missouri 4
       Michigan State 3    
       Missouri 4  
   Missouri 7    
   Oklahoma A&M 3  

* - Indicates game required 11 innings. † - Indicates game required 14 innings. ‡ - Indicates game required 10 innings.

Game results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 10 Game 1 Template:Cbsb link 16 - 5 Template:Cbsb link
Game 2 Template:Cbsb link 12 - 1 Template:Cbsb link
June 11 Game 3 Template:Cbsb link 9 - 5 (11) Template:Cbsb link
June 10 Game 4 Missouri 5 - 3 Template:Cbsb link
June 11 Game 5 Template:Cbsb link 5 - 3 Template:Cbsb link Oregon eliminated
Game 6 Template:Cbsb link 4 - 2 Template:Cbsb link Lafayette eliminated
Game 7 Template:Cbsb link 2 - 1 Template:Cbsb link
Game 8 Template:Cbsb link 4 - 1 Missouri
June 12 Game 9 Missouri 8 - 1 Template:Cbsb link Massachusetts eliminated
Game 10 Template:Cbsb link 5 - 4 (14) Template:Cbsb link Arizona eliminated
Game 11 Template:Cbsb link 5 - 4 Template:Cbsb link
June 13 Game 12 Missouri 7 - 3 Template:Cbsb link Oklahoma A&M eliminated
Game 13 Michigan State 3 - 2 (10) Template:Cbsb link
June 14 Game 14 Missouri 4 - 3 Template:Cbsb link Michigan State eliminated
June 16 Final Missouri 4 - 1 Template:Cbsb link Missouri wins CWS

Notable players

Tournament Notes

References

See also

Template:NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

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