1989 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
The 1989 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1989 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 forty third year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Each region was composed of six teams, resulting in 48 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The forty-third tournament's champion was Wichita State, coached by Gene Stephenson. The Most Outstanding Player was Greg Brummett of Wichita State.
|Champions||Wichita State (1st title)|
|Runner-up||Texas (25th CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Gene Stephenson (1st title)|
The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight regional sites across the country, each consisting of 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.
|Western Carolina||0||Mississippi State||11|
|Indiana State||2||North Carolina||2|
|North Carolina||8||Mississippi State||6||1|
|North Carolina||8||Mississippi State||11|
|Nicholls State||4||Jacksonville||4||Indiana State||2|
|Western Carolina||3||Indiana State||9|
|George Washington||2||Arizona State||0|
|George Washington||0||Le Moyne||5|
|Jackson State||3||Texas A&M||25|
|South Alabama||11*||South Alabama||5|
West I Regional
at Tucson, AZ
|Loyola Marymount||2||Long Beach State||10|
|Oklahoma||4||Long Beach State||10||–|
|Long Beach State||11||Arizona||3||–|
|Long Beach State||14||Arizona||13|
|Eastern Kentucky||3||Loyola Marymount||6*|
West II Regional
at Fresno, CA
|Fresno State||9||Wichita State||5|
|Pepperdine||3||Fresno State||11||Fresno State||4|
at Austin, TX
|Sam Houston State||5||Oklahoma State||7|
|Western Michigan||3*||New Orleans||3||—|
|Western Michigan||9||Oklahoma State||2|
|USC||8||Western Michigan||5||New Orleans||3|
|Sam Houston State||4||New Orleans||6|
College World Series
|Seeding||School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record|
|1||Florida State||Metro||52–16 (14–4)||Mike Martin||9|
|2||Texas||SWC||51–17 (14–7)||Cliff Gustafson||24|
(1949, 1950, 1975, 1983)
|3||Miami (FL)||n/a||48–16 (n/a)||Ron Fraser||10|
|4||Wichita State||MVC||63–15 (13–5)||Gene Stephenson||2|
|5||Arkansas||SWC||50–14 (17–4)||Norm DeBriyn||3|
|6||LSU||SEC||53–15 (18–9)||Skip Bertman||2|
|7||Long Beach State||Big West||50–13 (17–4)||Dave Snow||0|
|8||North Carolina||ACC||41–16–1 (15–4)||Mike Roberts||3|
The teams in the CWS were divided into two pools of four, with each pool playing a double-elimination format. For the first time since the College World Series in 1947, the series was not a true double elimination tournament. Instead, the winners of the two pools met in a single National Championship game. Texas came out of its pool with no losses. Wichita State came out of its pool with one loss. Wichita State defeated Texas in the Championship game. Because each team only had one loss, in the championships prior to 1989, the teams would have played a winner-take-all game for the championship. Therefore, when Texas lost the championship game, rather than play another game for the championship, Wichita State was crowned champion. This new format was adopted for television reasons for the final game. Later, the format was switched to a best of three series in 2003.
|First round||Second round||Semifinals||Finals|
|7||Long Beach State||1|
|7||Long Beach State||5|
|June 2||Game 1||Florida State||4–2||North Carolina|
|Game 2||Wichita State||3–1||Arkansas|
|June 3||Game 3||Texas||7–1||Long Beach State|
|Game 4||Miami (FL)||5–2||LSU|
|June 4||Game 5||Arkansas||7–3||North Carolina||North Carolina eliminated|
|Game 6||LSU||8–5||Long Beach State||Long Beach State eliminated|
|June 5||Game 7||Florida State||4–2||Wichita State|
|Game 8||Texas||12–2||Miami (FL)|
|June 6||Game 9||Wichita State||8–4||Arkansas||Arkansas eliminated|
|Game 10||LSU||6–3||Miami (FL)||Miami eliminated|
|June 7||Game 11||Wichita State||7–4||Florida State|
|June 8||Game 12||Texas||12–7||LSU||Louisiana State eliminated|
|June 9||Game 13||Wichita State||12–9||Florida State||Florida State eliminated|
|June 10||Final||Wichita State||5–3||Texas||Wichita State wins CWS|
The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.
|Pitcher||Greg Brummett||Senior||Wichita State|
|Jim Newlin||Junior||Wichita State|
|Catcher||Eric Wedge||Junior||Wichita State|
|First baseman||David Lowery||Junior||Texas|
|Second baseman||Rocky Rau||Junior||Florida State|
|Third baseman||Craig Newkirk||Senior||Texas|
|Shortstop||Pat Meares||Sophomore||Wichita State|
|Outfielder||Jim Audley||Sophomore||Wichita State|
|Todd Dreifort||Freshman||Wichita State|
|Designated hitter||Scott Bryant||Junior||Texas|
- Arkansas: Bubba Carpenter, Mike Oquist, Scott Pose, Phil Stidham
- Florida State: Chris Brock, Matt Dunbar, Gar Finnvold, Eduardo Pérez, Marc Ronan
- Long Beach State: Kyle Abbott, Darrell Sherman, Tom Urbani, Dan Berthel
- LSU: Paul Byrd, Curt Leskanic, Ben McDonald, John O'Donoghue, Chad Ogea, Keith Osik, Russ Springer
- Miami (FL): Jorge Fábregas, Alex Fernández, Joe Grahe, Oscar Muñoz, F.P. Santangelo
- North Carolina: Jim Dougherty, Jesse Levis, Brad Woodall
- Texas: Kirk Dressendorfer, Shane Reynolds
- Wichita State: Greg Brummett, P. J. Forbes, Tyler Green, Mike Lansing, Pat Meares, Eric Wedge
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