1985 College World Series
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1985 College World Series
1985 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season1985
Teams38
Finals site
ChampionsMiami (FL)(2nd title)
Runner-upTexas (23rd CWS Appearance)
Winning coachRon Fraser(2nd title)
TelevisionESPN

The 1985 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1985 NCAA Division I 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 thirty-ninth year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Five regions held a four-team, double-elimination tournament while three regions included six teams, resulting in 38 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The thirty-ninth tournament champion was Miami (FL), coached by Ron Fraser. The Most Outstanding Player was Greg Ellena of Miami (FL).

Regionals

The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight regional sites across the country, each consisting of either a four-team field or a six-team field. Each regional tournament is double-elimination, however region brackets are variable depending on the number of teams remaining after each round. The winners of each regional advanced to the College World Series.

Bold indicates winner.

Atlantic Regional at Coral Gables, FL

 
                             
Miami (FL) 22  
Princeton 6  
  Miami (FL) 11  
  Virginia 6  
Virginia 14
Florida 1  
  Miami (FL) 1 12
  Florida 8 9
Princeton 4  
Florida 14  
  Virginia 2
  Florida 15  

Central Regional at Austin, TX

 
                                                 
  Oklahoma 9  
  Lamar 1     Oklahoma 5  
    Grambling State 2    
  Houston 11         Oklahoma 4            
  LSU 4           Texas 9              
      Houston 2           Texas 10 --
      Texas 9         Lamar 2 --
  Texas 4*         Oklahoma 5    
  Grambling State 3*       Houston 9     Lamar 7  
  Lamar 4     Lamar 10  
  LSU 3  

East Regional at Columbia, SC

 
                                       
  Western Carolina 5  
  Old Dominion 3     Western Carolina 12  
    La Salle 13*    
      La Salle 17  
      Rider 12    
  Old Dominion 2          
  Rider 3        
  St. John's 14         La Salle 2 --
  Rider 9           South Carolina 7 --
      St. John's 6        
      South Carolina 13          
  South Carolina 11           South Carolina 14    
  La Salle 1         Western Carolina 3  
  Western Carolina 9    
  St. John's 6  

Midwest Regional at Stillwater, OK

 
                             
Oklahoma State 8  
Minnesota 3  
  Oklahoma State 15  
  Wichita State 8  
Wichita State 12
Oral Roberts 1  
  Oklahoma State 2 10
  Wichita State 7 6
Minnesota 8  
Oral Roberts 17  
  Wichita State 15
  Oral Roberts 14  

South I Regional at Starkville, MS

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
Mississippi State 10  
West Virginia 1  
  Mississippi State 8  
  New Orleans 4  
New Orleans 12*
Michigan 10*  
  Mississippi State 6 19
  Michigan 14 8
West Virginia 2  
Michigan 9  
  New Orleans 6
  Michigan 11  

South II Regional at Tallahassee, FL

 
                                                 
  Arkansas 20  
  Eastern Kentucky 13     Arkansas 13  
    George Mason 9    
  Georgia Tech 7         Arkansas 7            
  Central Michigan 6           Florida State 6              
      Georgia Tech 1           Arkansas 7 --
      Florida State 9         Georgia Tech 5 --
  Florida State 11         Florida State 3    
  George Mason 0       Georgia Tech 14     Georgia Tech 8  
  Eastern Kentucky 10     Eastern Kentucky 13  
  Central Michigan 7  

West I Regional at Stanford, CA

 
                             
Stanford 17  
Oregon State 3  
  Stanford 9  
  Nebraska 8  
Nebraska 4
Pepperdine 2  
  Stanford 1 7
  Pepperdine 5 1
Oregon State 1  
Pepperdine 6  
  Nebraska 6
  Pepperdine 7  

West II Regional at Fresno, CA

 
                             
Arizona 7  
BYU 3  
  Arizona 6  
  Fresno State 0  
Fresno State 7*
California 6*  
  Arizona 10 --
  Fresno State 3 --
BYU 9  
California 5  
  Fresno State 12
  BYU 8  

College World Series

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona Pac-10 47-20 (17-13) Jerry Kindall 12
(last: 1980)
1st
(1976, 1980)
27-22
Arkansas SWC 49-13 (13-7) Norm DeBriyn 1
(last: 1979)
2nd
(1979)
3-2
Miami (FL) n/a 59-15 (n/a) Ron Fraser 7
(last: 1984)
1st
(1982)
14-12
Mississippi State SEC 48-13 (16-8) Ron Polk 3
(last: 1981)
6th
(1979, 1981)
2-6
Oklahoma State Big 8 57-14 (19-4) Gary Ward 12
(last: 1984)
1st
(1959)
27-23
South Carolina Metro 47-20 (n/a) June Raines 4
(last: 1982)
2nd
(1975, 1977)
9-8
Stanford Pac-10 46-13 (23-7) Mark Marquess 4
(last: 1983)
3rd
(1967)
6-8
Texas SWC 60-12 (16-5) Cliff Gustafson 22
(last: 1984)
1st
(1949, 1950, 1975, 1983)
51-38

Results

Bracket

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Arkansas 114  
  South Carolina 0    
      Arkansas 4  
      Mississippi State 5    
  Mississippi State 12          
  Oklahoma State 3        
      Mississippi State 7
      Texas 12
  Miami (FL) 17        
  Stanford 3          
      Miami (FL) 1    
      Texas 2  
  Texas 2    
  Arizona 1  
  Loser's Bracket
  South Carolina 11  
  Oklahoma State 16     Miami (FL) 2
    Oklahoma State 1
  Stanford 9  
  Arizona 2     Arkansas 10
    Stanford 4
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Texas 810       Miami (FL) 10
  Arkansas 7           Texas 6
      Texas 1    
      Miami (FL) 2  
  Mississippi State 5    
  Miami (FL) 6  

Game results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 31 Game 1 Arkansas 1-0 (14 innings) South Carolina
Game 2 Mississippi State 12-3 Oklahoma State
June 1 Game 3 Miami (FL) 17-3 Stanford
Game 4 Texas 2-1 Arizona
June 2 Game 5 Oklahoma State 16-11 South Carolina South Carolina eliminated
Game 6 Stanford 9-2 Arizona Arizona eliminated
June 3 Game 7 Mississippi State 5-4 Arkansas
June 5 Game 8 Texas 8-4 Miami (FL)
June 6 Game 9 Arkansas 10-4 Stanford Stanford eliminated
Game 10 Miami (FL) 2-1 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State eliminated
June 7 Game 11 Texas 12-7 Mississippi State
June 8 Game 12 Miami (FL) 6-5 Mississippi State Mississippi State eliminated
Game 13 Texas 8-7 (10 innings) Arkansas Arkansas eliminated
June 9 Game 14 Miami (FL) 2-1 Texas
June 11 Final Miami (FL) 10-6 Texas Miami wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Kevin Sheary Sophomore Miami (FL)
Greg Swindell Sophomore Texas
Catcher Chris Magno Junior Miami (FL)
First baseman Will Clark Junior Mississippi State
Second baseman Billy Bates Junior Texas
Third baseman Jeff King Sophomore Arkansas
Shortstop Frank Davis Senior Mississippi State
Outfielder Dennis Cook Senior Texas
Ralph Kraus Junior Arkansas
Dan Van Cleve Senior Mississippi State
Designated hitter Greg Ellena Junior Miami (FL)

Notable players

References

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved 2014.

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