1958 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament

The 1958 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1958 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 twelfth 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 26 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 13 to June 19. The twelfth tournament's champion was Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Bill Thom of Southern California.[2]

1958 NCAA University Division
Baseball Tournament
Season1958
Teams26
Finals site
ChampionsSouthern California (2nd title)
Runner-upMissouri (2nd CWS Appearance)
Winning coachRod Dedeaux (2nd title)

Tournament

District 1

                     
  Connecticut 1 10  
Dartmouth 0 0  
  Connecticut 1*
  Holy Cross 2*
Holy Cross 4 5
  Colby 3 1  

* - Indicates game required 10 innings.

District 2

Semifinals Finals
      
NYU 2
Villanova 1
NYU 1
Lafayette 5
Lafayette 9
Penn State 1

District 3

  First round Semifinals Finals
                             
Florida State 3  
George Washington 1  
  Florida State 1  
  Florida 2  
Florida 8
Clemson 6  
  Florida 14 1
  Clemson 15 3
George Washington 2  
Clemson 4  
  Florida State 5†
  Clemson 8  

† - Indicates game required 10 innings.

District 4

  First round Semifinals Finals
                             
Valparaiso 2  
Notre Dame 0  
  Valparaiso 2  
  Western Michigan 24  
Western Michigan 4
Minnesota 0  
  Western Michigan 5
  Notre Dame 4
Notre Dame 11  
Minnesota 7  
  Valparaiso 4
  Notre Dame 10  

District 5

 
           
   Missouri 11 13
   Northern Iowa 7 3

District 6

Texas vs Houston
   
Texas 3
Houston 2
  Arizona vs Texas
           
   Arizona 3 16 5
   Texas 14 4 2

District 7

 
           
   BYU 4 0 9
   Colorado State 3 8 5

Brigham Young University withdrew from district. Colorado State was selected as District 7 representative in the College World Series.

District 8

  Occidental vs Portland
           
   Portland 2 3 3
   Occidental 5 0 0
  Portland vs Southern California
           
   Southern California 6 11
   Portland 0 1

College World Series

Participants

SchoolConferenceRecord (Conference)Head CoachCWS AppearancesCWS Best FinishCWS Record
Arizona37–12Frank Sancet3
(last: 1956)
2nd
(1956)
7–6
ClemsonACC21–6 (12–3, 0 GB)Bill Wilhelm0
(last: none)
none0–0
Colorado State[lower-alpha 1][lower-alpha 2]20–8Pete Butler4
(last: 1957)
5th
(1955)
1–8
Holy Cross16–4Jack Barry1
(last: 1952)
1st
(1952)
6–1
Lafayette19–8Charlie Gelbert2
(last: 1954)
3rd
(1953)
3–4
MissouriBig 817–5 (12–3, 0 GB)Hi Simmons2
(last: 1954)
1st
(1954)
8–3
USCCIBA24–2 (14–2, 0 GB)Rod Dedeaux4
(last: 1955)
1st
(1948)
5–7
Western MichiganMAC21–6–1 (10–0, 0 GB)Charlie Maher2
(last: 1955)
2nd
(1955)
5–4

Brackets

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Missouri 3  
    Western Michigan 1    
        Missouri 11  
        Colorado State 2    
  Colorado State 10          
  Lafayette 5        
        Missouri 4
        Holy Cross 1
  Holy Cross 3        
    Southern California 0          
        Holy Cross 17    
        Clemson 4  
  Arizona 1    
  Clemson 4  
  Loser's Bracket
  Western Michigan 410  
  Lafayette 3     Clemson 3
      Western Michigan 5
  Southern California 4  
  Arizona 0     Southern California 12
      Colorado State 1
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Missouri 3       Missouri 7
    Western Michigan 1           Southern California 812
        Missouri 0    
        Southern California 7  
  Holy Cross 2    
  Southern California 6  

Game results

DateGameWinnerScoreLoserNotes
June 13Game 1Missouri3–1Western Michigan
June 14Game 2Colorado State10–5Lafayette
Game 3Holy Cross3–0Southern California
Game 4Clemson4–1Arizona
June 15Game 5Western Michigan4–3 (10 innings)LafayetteLafayette eliminated
Game 6USC4–0ArizonaArizona eliminated
Game 7Missouri11–2Colorado State
Game 8Holy Cross17–4Clemson
June 16Game 9Western Michigan5–3ClemsonClemson eliminated
Game 10Southern California12–1Colorado StateColorado State eliminated
Game 11Missouri4–1Holy Cross
June 17Game 12Southern California6–2Holy CrossHoly Cross eliminated
Game 13Missouri3–1Western MichiganWestern Michigan eliminated
June 18Game 14Southern California7–0Missouri
June 19FinalSouthern California8–7 (12 innings)MissouriSouthern California wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

PositionPlayerClassSchool
PitcherDoug GulickJunior or SeniorMissouri
Bill ThomJuniorUSC
CatcherHank KuhlmannMissouri
First basemanSonny SiebertMissouri
Second basemanMike CastanonJuniorUSC
Third basemanKen KomodzinskiSophomoreHoly Cross
ShortstopFred ScottJuniorUSC
OutfielderRon FairlySophomoreUSC
Martin ToftMissouri
Marvin WinegarSeniorWestern Michigan

Notable players

Quick facts

  • In 1996, Rod Dedeaux of USC was named to the College World Series All-Time Team (1947–95) by the Oklahoma World-Herald as part of the 50th CWS celebration; 1958 marked the first of his 10 titles as sole head coach, after having won the 1948 CWS as co-coach with Sam Barry.
  • In 1971, Ron Fairly (OF) of USC was named to the College World Series All-Time Team (1947–70) by the blue-ribbon committee chaired by Abe Chanin as part of the 25th CWS celebration.
  • In 1996, Alan Hall (C) of Arizona and Ken Komodzinski (3B) of Holy Cross were named to the 1940s-50s All-Decade Team by a panel of 60 voters representing CWS head coaches, media, and chairs of the Division I Baseball Committee.
  • USC's Robert Blakeslee pitched a two-hitter against Northern Colorado.
  • 25,931 fans watched the CWS (10 sessions).
  • The championship game was umpired by Bob Stewart, Vinnie Smith, Jerry Carlton, and George Hametz.
  • The following records were tied:
    • Most Sacrifice Bunts, Individual, Single Game - 3, Paul Chamberlain, vs Lafayette, W 10-5, tied
    • Most Triples, Individual, CWS - 3, Sonny Siebert, Missouri, 6 games, tied (2 others)
    • Most Errors, Individual, Championship Game - 3, Gary Starr, Missouri, vs USC, L 8-7 (12), tied (2 others)
    • Most Runs, One Inning, Team, Championship Game - 7, USC, vs Missouri, 4th inning, W 8-7 (12), tied
    • Most Errors, Team, Championship Game - 6, Missouri, vs USC, L 8-7 (12), tied
    • Most Errors, Both Teams, Championship Game - 8, Missouri (6) vs USC (2), USC 8-7 (12), tied (2 others)
    • Largest Margin Overcome for Victory, Championship Game - 4, USC, vs Missouri, W 8-7 (12), tied

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.
  2. BYU withdrew from district. Northern Colorado was selected as District 7 representative.

References

  1. "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 192. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  2. "1958 College World Series". Omaha.com. Retrieved October 1, 2019.


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