1962 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament

The 1962 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1962 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 sixteenth 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 27 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 11 to June 16. The sixteenth tournament's champion was Michigan, coached by Don Lund. The Most Outstanding Player was Bob Garibaldi of runner-up Santa Clara.

1962 NCAA University Division
Baseball Tournament
Finals site
ChampionsMichigan (2nd title)
Runner-upSanta Clara (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coachDon Lund (1st title)


The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight district sites across the country, each consisting of a field of two to four teams. Each district tournament, except District 2, was double-elimination. The winners of each district advanced to the College World Series.

Bold indicates winner. * indicates extra innings.

District 1 at Springfield, MA

Holy Cross 7  
Vermont 5  
  Holy Cross 5  
  Bridgeport 2  
Bridgeport 4
Boston College 3  
  Holy Cross 12
  Vermont 5
Vermont 3  
Boston College 2  
  Bridgeport 4*
  Vermont 5*  

* Indicates game required 13 innings.

District 2 at University Park, PA

Semifinals Finals
Ithaca 7
Penn State 6
Ithaca 7
Gettysburg 4
Gettysburg 7
St. John's 5

District 3 at Gastonia, NC

Wake Forest 8  
West Virginia 3  
  Wake Forest 7  
  Florida 1  
Florida 1
Florida State 0  
  Wake Forest 8 2*
  Florida State 10 3*
West Virginia 5  
Florida State 6  
  Florida 1†
  Florida State 3  

Indicates game suspended after 5 innings.
* Indicates game required 11 innings.

District 4 at Kalamazoo, MI

Illinois 2  
Detroit 1  
  Illinois 2  
  Western Michigan 10  
Western Michigan 6*
Michigan 5*  
  Western Michigan 2* 6*
  Michigan 3* 7*
Detroit 6  
Michigan 12  
  Illinois 1
  Michigan 5  

* Indicates game required 10 innings.

District 5 at Columbia, MO

Bradley 1 4
Missouri 3 9

District 6 at Tucson, AZ

Texas 1 7
Arizona 0 4

District 7 at Greeley, CO

New Mexico 9  
BYU 2  
  New Mexico 2  
  Colorado State 11  
Colorado State 7
Air Force 2  
  Colorado State 6*
  Air Force 5*
BYU 2  
Air Force 4  
  New Mexico 1
  Air Force 2  

* Indicates game required 11 innings.
Note: Colorado State College of Education became Northern Colorado University in 1970.

District 8 at Santa Clara, CA

    Oregon State 1 5
  Fresno State 1 3 2     Santa Clara 8 7
  Santa Clara 6 1 4  

College World Series


SchoolConferenceRecord (Conference)Head CoachCWS AppearancesCWS Best FinishCWS Record
Colorado State[lower-alpha 1]n/a22–9 (n/a)Pete Butler8
(last: 1961)
Florida Staten/a21–12 (n/a)Danny Litwhiler1
(last: 1957)
Holy Crossn/a20–3 (n/a)Albert Riopel2
(last: 1958)
Ithaca17–0 (n/a)Bucky Freeman0
(last: none)
MichiganBig 1027–12 (12–3)Don Lund1
(last: 1953)
MissouriBig 822–3 (16–5)Hi Simmons3
(last: 1958)
Santa ClaraCIBA35–6 (12–4)Paddy Cottrell0

(last: none)

TexasSWC19–5 (12–2)Bibb Falk6
(last: 1961)
(1949, 1950)



  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
  Winner's Bracket
  Holy Cross 4  
  Colorado State 3    
      Michigan 11  
      Holy Cross 4    
  Michigan 3          
  Texas 1        
      Michigan 10
      Florida State 7
  Ithaca 5        
  Missouri 1          
      Florida State 5    
      Ithaca 4  
  Florida State 5    
  Santa Clara 1  
  Loser's Bracket
  Texas 12  
  Colorado State 2     Ithaca 2
    Texas 3
  Santa Clara 712  
  Missouri 4     Holy Cross 7
    Santa Clara 12
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Santa Clara 11       Michigan 515
  Florida State 6           Santa Clara 4
      Santa Clara 410    
      Texas 3  
  Michigan 0    
  Texas 7  

Game results

June 11Game 1Holy Cross4–3Colorado State
Game 2Michigan3–1Texas
Game 3Ithaca5–1Missouri
Game 4Florida State5–1Santa Clara
June 12Game 5Texas12–2Colorado StateColorado State eliminated
Game 6Santa Clara7–4 (12 innings)MissouriMissouri eliminated
Game 7Michigan11–4Holy Cross
Game 8Florida State5–4Ithaca
June 13Game 9Santa Clara12–7Holy CrossHoly Cross eliminated
Game 10Texas3–2IthacaIthaca eliminated
Game 11Michigan10–7Florida State
June 14Game 12Santa Clara11–6Florida StateFlorida State eliminated
Game 13Texas7–0Michigan
June 15Game 14Santa Clara4–3 (10 innings)TexasTexas eliminated
June 16FinalMichigan5–4 (15 innings)Santa ClaraMichigan wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

PitcherTom BelcherSeniorTexas
Bob GaribaldiSanta Clara
CatcherJoe MerulloSeniorMichigan
First basemanDave CampbellSophomoreMichigan
Second basemanPat RigbySeniorTexas
Third basemanHarvey ChapmanSophomoreMichigan
ShortstopErnie FazioSanta Clara
OutfielderKen FlanaganSanta Clara
Mickey McDermottSanta Clara
Ron TateSophomoreMichigan

Notable players


  1. Colorado State College of Education became the University of Northern Colorado in 1970. Colorado State University in Fort Collins was known as Colorado A&M until 1957.


  1. "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 193. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
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