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1972 College World Series

 

1972 College World Series

The 1972 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from June 9 to June 16. The twenty-sixth tournament's champion was the University of Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Russ McQueen of the University of Southern California.

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Template:Cbsb link WAC 60 - 4 (18 - 0) Jim Brock 4
(last: 1969)
1st
(1965, 1967, 1969)
16 - 5
Template:Cbsb link 19 - 5 (n/a) Larry Panciera 3
(last: 1965)
5th
(1957)
2 - 6
Template:Cbsb link Big 10 25 - 15 (13 - 3) Duane Banks 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Template:Cbsb link SEC 28 - 14 (15 - 3) Jake Gibbs 3
(last: 1969)
4th
(1956)
3 - 6
Template:Cbsb link Big 8 34 - 15 (12 - 8) Enos Semore 1
(last: 1951)
1st
(1951)
4 - 0
Template:Cbsb link Middle Atlantic 31 - 13 (10 - 1) Skip Wilson 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Template:Cbsb link SWC 38 - 7 (12 - 6) Cliff Gustafson 13
(last: 1970)
1st
(1949, 1950)
26 - 23
USC Pac-8 42 - 12 - 1 (14 - 4) Rod Dedeaux 13
(last: 1971)
1st
(1948, 1958, 1961, 1963,
1968, 1970, 1971)
43 - 17

Results

Bracket

Template:ACCBaseball80-03 *extra innings

Game results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 9 Game 1 USC 8 - 6 Template:Cbsb link
Game 2 Template:Cbsb link 3 - 0 (10 innings) Template:Cbsb link
June 10 Game 3 Template:Cbsb link 2 - 1 (13 innings) Template:Cbsb link
Game 4 Template:Cbsb link 2 - 1 Template:Cbsb link
Game 5 Template:Cbsb link 9 - 8 Template:Cbsb link Mississippi eliminated
June 11 Game 6 Template:Cbsb link 13 - 9 Template:Cbsb link Iowa eliminated
Game 7 USC 5 - 4 (11 innings) Template:Cbsb link
Game 8 Template:Cbsb link 1 - 0 Template:Cbsb link
June 12 Game 9 Template:Cbsb link 7 - 4 Template:Cbsb link Connecticut eliminated
Game 10 Template:Cbsb link 7 - 1 Template:Cbsb link Oklahoma eliminated
Game 11 Template:Cbsb link 3 - 0 USC
June 14 Game 12 USC 4 - 3 (10 innings) Template:Cbsb link Texas eliminated
Game 13 Template:Cbsb link 1 - 0 Template:Cbsb link Temple eliminated
June 15 Game 14 USC 3 - 1 Template:Cbsb link
June 16 Final USC 1 - 0 Template:Cbsb link Southern California wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Russ McQueen Sophomore USC
Craig Swan Senior Arizona State
Catcher Sam Ceci Senior USC
First baseman Daryl Arenstein Junior USC
Second baseman Ken Reed Senior Arizona State
Third baseman David Chalk Senior Texas
Shortstop Steve Dillard Sophomore Ole Miss
Outfielder Gary Atwell Junior Arizona State
Tim Steele Senior USC
Bump Wills Sophomore Arizona State

Notable players

Tournament Notes

Southern California becomes the first team to win three consecutive College World Series.

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