1974 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
1974 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season 1974
Teams 28
Finals Site
Champions Southern California(10th title)
Runner-Up Miami (FL) (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Rod Dedeaux(10th title)

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.

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

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Harvard EIBL 28-9 (10-4) Loyal Park 3
(last: 1973)
5th
(1971)
1-6
Miami n/a 48-9 (n/a) Ron Fraser 0
(last: none)
none 0-0
Northern Colorado n/a 31-11 (n/a) Tom Petroff 9
(last: 1962)
5th
(1955)
2-18
Oklahoma Big 8 42-6 (18-3) Enos Semore 3
(last: 1973)
1st
(1951)
6-4
Seton Hall n/a 33-8-1 (n/a) Mike Sheppard 2
(last: 1971)
5th
(1964)
1-4
Southern Illinois n/a 47-10 (n/a) Richard Jones 3
(last: 1971)
2nd
(1968, 1971)
6-6
Texas SWC 52-6 (20-4) Cliff Gustafson 15
(last: 1973)
1st
(1949, 1950)
30-27
Southern California Pac-8 45-19 (11-7) Rod Dedeaux 15
(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

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 7 Game 1 Miami 4-1 Harvard
Game 2 Oklahoma 10-1 Northern Colorado
June 8 Game 3 Southern California 9-2 Texas
Game 4 Southern Illinois 5-1 Seton Hall
June 10 Game 5 Northern Colorado 4-2 Harvard Harvard eliminated
Game 6 Texas 12-2 Seton Hall Seton Hall eliminated
Game 7 Miami 5-1 Oklahoma
Game 8 Southern California 5-3 Southern Illinois
June 11 Game 9 Southern Illinois 5-2 Northern Colorado Northern Colorado eliminated
Game 10 Texas 10-4 Oklahoma Oklahoma eliminated
June 12 Game 11 Miami 7-3 Southern California
June 13 Game 12 Southern Illinois 4-3 Miami
Game 13 Southern California 5-3 Texas Texas eliminated
June 14 Game 14 Southern California 7-2 Southern Illinois Southern Illinois eliminated
June 15 Final Southern California 7-3 Miami Southern California wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Mark Barr Senior Southern California
Stan Jakubowski Sophomore Miami (FL)
George Milke Sophomore Southern California
Catcher Ron Scott Junior Miami (FL)
First baseman Orlando Gonzalez Senior Miami (FL)
Second baseman Rob Adolph Senior Southern California
Third baseman Rich Dauer Senior Southern California
Shortstop Marvin Cobb Junior Southern California
Outfielder Tom Ball Senior Texas
Bob Mitchell Freshman Southern California
Manny Trujillo Senior Miami (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 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 199. Retrieved 2012. 

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