1974 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

The 1974 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1974 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 twenty-eighth 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 28 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The twenty-eighth tournament's champion was Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was George Milke of Southern California.

1974 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season1974
Teams28
Finals site
ChampionsSouthern California (10th title)
Runner-upMiami (FL) (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coachRod Dedeaux (10th title)

Tournament

The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight district sites across the country, each consisting of between two and six teams.[2] The winners of each District advanced to the College World Series.

Bold indicates winner.

District 1 at Cambridge, MA

 
                         
Harvard 2  
Providence 1  
    Harvard 10 6
  New Hampshire 1 0
New Hampshire 2
Providence 1  

District 2 at West Windsor, NJ

 
                             
Saint Joseph's 4  
St. John's 1  
  St. Joseph's 3  
  Seton Hall 4  
Penn State 1
Seton Hall 4  
  Seton Hall 11
  St. John's 7
St. John's 5*  
Penn State 4*  
  St. John's 8
  St. Joseph's 0  

District 3 at Starkville, MS

 
                                                 
  South Carolina 9  
  NC State 0     South Carolina 5  
    East Carolina 1    
  Miami (FL) 2         South Carolina 0            
  Georgia Southern 1           Miami (FL) 5              
      Miami (FL) 7           Miami (FL) 1 2
      Vanderbilt 1         South Carolina 3 1
  Vanderbilt 2         South Carolina 1    
  East Carolina 1       Vanderbilt 3     Georgia Southern 0  
  NC State 1     Georgia Southern 5  
  Georgia Southern 8  

District 4 at Minneapolis, MN

 
                             
Miami (OH) 3  
Cincinnati 0  
  Miami 3  
  Minnesota 4  
Minnesota 9
Southern Illinois 4  
  Minnesota 2 3
  Southern Illinois 10 4
Southern Illinois 6  
Cincinnati 1  
  Southern Illinois 6*
  Miami (OH) 2*  

District 5 at Oklahoma City, OK

Finals
     
Oklahoma 6 5
Tulsa 2 4

District 6 at Arlington, TX

 
                             
Louisiana Tech 3  
Texas–Pan American 2  
    Louisiana Tech 5 0 2
  Texas 4 8 12
Texas 7
Texas–Pan American 0  

District 7 at Greeley, CO

     
                         
    Arizona 5 2
  Northern Colorado 6 0 6     Northern Colorado 6 6
  Gonzaga 3 12 2  

District 8 at Los Angeles, CA

     
                         
    Pepperdine 4 1 1
  Cal State Los Angeles 2 7 9     Southern California 2 4 12
  Southern California 9 6 11  

College World Series

Participants

SchoolConferenceRecord (Conference)Head CoachCWS AppearancesCWS Best FinishCWS Record
HarvardEIBL28–9 (10–4)Loyal Park3
(last: 1973)
5th
(1971)
1–6
Miamin/a48–9 (n/a)Ron Fraser0
(last: none)
none0–0
Northern Coloradon/a31–11 (n/a)Tom Petroff9
(last: 1962)
5th
(1955)
2–18
OklahomaBig 842–6 (18–3)Enos Semore3
(last: 1973)
1st
(1951)
6–4
Seton Halln/a33–8–1 (n/a)Mike Sheppard2
(last: 1971)
5th
(1964)
1–4
Southern Illinoisn/a47–10 (n/a)Richard Jones3
(last: 1971)
2nd
(1968, 1971)
6–6
TexasSWC52–6 (20–4)Cliff Gustafson15
(last: 1973)
1st
(1949, 1950)
30–27
Southern CaliforniaPac-845–19 (11–7)Rod Dedeaux15
(last: 1973)
1st
(1948, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1968,
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973)
53–18

Results

Bracket

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Miami 4  
  Harvard 1    
      Miami 5  
      Oklahoma 1    
  Oklahoma 10          
  Northern Colorado 1        
      Miami 7
      Southern California 3
  Southern California 9        
  Texas 2          
      Southern California 5    
      Southern Illinois 3  
  Southern Illinois 5    
  Seton Hall 1  
  Loser's Bracket
  Harvard 2  
  Northern Colorado 4     Northern Colorado 2
    Southern Illinois 5
  Texas 12  
  Seton Hall 2     Texas 10
    Oklahoma 4
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Miami 3       Miami 3
  Southern Illinois 4           Southern California 7
      Southern Illinois 2    
      Southern California 7  
  Southern California 5    
  Texas 3  

Game results

DateGameWinnerScoreLoserNotes
June 7Game 1Miami4–1Harvard
Game 2Oklahoma10–1Northern Colorado
June 8Game 3Southern California9–2Texas
Game 4Southern Illinois5–1Seton Hall
June 10Game 5Northern Colorado4–2HarvardHarvard eliminated
Game 6Texas12–2Seton HallSeton Hall eliminated
Game 7Miami5–1Oklahoma
Game 8Southern California5–3Southern Illinois
June 11Game 9Southern Illinois5–2Northern ColoradoNorthern Colorado eliminated
Game 10Texas10–4OklahomaOklahoma eliminated
June 12Game 11Miami7–3Southern California
June 13Game 12Southern Illinois4–3Miami
Game 13Southern California5–3TexasTexas eliminated
June 14Game 14Southern California7–2Southern IllinoisSouthern Illinois eliminated
June 15FinalSouthern California7–3MiamiSouthern California wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

PositionPlayerClassSchool
PitcherMark BarrSeniorSouthern California
Stan JakubowskiSophomoreMiami (FL)
George MilkeSophomoreSouthern California
CatcherRon ScottJuniorMiami (FL)
First basemanOrlando GonzalezSeniorMiami (FL)
Second basemanRob AdolphSeniorSouthern California
Third basemanRich DauerSeniorSouthern California
ShortstopMarvin CobbJuniorSouthern California
OutfielderTom BallSeniorTexas
Bob MitchellFreshmanSouthern California
Manny TrujilloSeniorMiami (FL)

Notable players

Tournament Notes

  • Southern California becomes the first team to win five consecutive College World Series.
  • Tom Petroff becomes the first head coach to lead two different schools to the College World Series; he led Rider University to Omaha in 1967.

References

  1. "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  2. "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 199. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
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