1957 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament

The 1957 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1957 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 eleventh 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 23 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 9 to June 14. The eleventh tournament's champion was California, coached by George Wolfman. The Most Outstanding Player was Cal Emery of Penn State.[2]

1957 NCAA University Division
Baseball Tournament
Season1957
Teams23
Finals site
ChampionsCalifornia (2nd title)
Runner-upPenn State (2nd CWS Appearance)
Winning coachGeorge Wolfman (1st title)

Tournament

District 1

 
           
   Connecticut 4 4 5
   Springfield 9 3 0

District 2

Games played at Brooklyn, New York

Semifinals Finals
      
Penn State 2
Manhattan 1
Penn State 5
St. John's 0
St. John's 8
Lafayettte 3

District 3

  First round Semifinals Finals
                             
Florida State 5  
Georgia Southern 3  
  Florida State 3  
  Duke 2  
Duke 9
George Washington 5  
  Florida State 6 4
  Duke 8 1
Georgia Southern 5  
George Washington 3  
  Duke 21
  Georgia Southern 2  

District 4

  First round Semifinals Finals
                             
Notre Dame 18  
Alma 2  
  Notre Dame 4  
  Western Michigan 2  
Western Michigan 11
Northwestern 1  
  Notre Dame 2 6
  Northwestern 9 1
Alma 2  
Northwestern 11  
  Western Michigan 9*
  Northwestern 10*  

*Indicates game required 10 innings.

District 5

  Super-Regional
           
   Iowa State 2 3
   Bradley 0 0

District 6

  Super-Regional
           
   Texas 7 2
   Arizona 1 0

District 7

  Super-Regional
           
   Colorado State 8 3 5*
   Denver 3 4 3

*Indicates game required 10 innings.

District 8

  Semifinal     Final
                         
    California 4 6 10
  Pepperdine 4 6 7     Pepperdine 2 10 3
  Portland 5 5 6  

College World Series

Participants

SchoolConferenceRecord (Conference)Head CoachCWS AppearancesCWS Best FinishCWS Record
CaliforniaCIBA31–10 (12–4)George Wolfman1
(last: 1947)
1st
(1947)
2–0
Colorado State[lower-alpha 1]n/a24–6 (n/a)Pete Butler3
(last: 1955)
5th
(1955)
1–6
Connecticutn/a18–8 (n/a)J. Orlean Christian0
(last: none)
none0–0
Florida StateFIC19–4 (7–2)Danny Litwhiler0
(last: none)
none0–0
Iowa StateBig 815–8 (11–6)Cap Timm0
(last: none)
none0–0
Notre Damen/a14–8 (n/a)Jack Kline0
(last: none)
none0–0
Penn Staten/a19–0 (n/a)Joe Bedenk1
(last: 1952)
4th
(1952)
2–2
TexasSWC19–4 (12–1)Bibb Falk4
(last: 1953)
1st
(1949, 1950)
13–5

Results

Bracket

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Texas 3  
  Connecticut 0    
      Texas 1  
      Penn State 4    
  Penn State 7          
  Florida State 0        
      Penn State 0
      California 8
  California 4        
  Colorado State 0          
      California 8    
      Iowa State 2  
  Iowa State 1310    
  Notre Dame 8  
  Loser's Bracket
  Connecticut 5  
  Florida State 3     Iowa State 5
    Connecticut 2
  Colorado State 2  
  Notre Dame 23     Texas 0
    Notre Dame 9
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  California 9          
  Iowa State 1              
      California 1    
      Penn State 0  
  Penn State 5    
  Notre Dame 4  

Game results

DateGameWinnerScoreLoserNotes
June 8Game 1Texas3–0Connecticut
Game 2Penn State7–0Florida State
Game 3California4–0Colorado State
Game 4Iowa State13–8 (10)Notre Dame
June 9Game 5Connecticut5–3Florida StateFlorida State eliminated
Game 6Notre Dame23–2Colorado StateColorado State eliminated
Game 7Penn State4–1Texas
Game 8California8–2Iowa State
June 10Game 9Iowa State5–2ConnecticutConnecticut eliminated
Game 10Notre Dame9–0TexasTexas eliminated
Game 11California8–0Penn State
June 11Game 12Penn State5–4Notre DameNotre Dame eliminated
Game 13California9–1Iowa StateIowa State eliminated
June 12FinalCalifornia1–0Penn StateCalifornia wins CWS

Notable players

Notes

  1. Colorado State College is currently known as the University of Northern Colorado. Not to be confused with Colorado State University, then known as Colorado A&M.

References

  1. "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 190. Retrieved April 22, 2012.
  2. "1957 College World Series". Omaha.com. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
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