1975 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
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1975 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
1975 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season 1975
Teams 32
Finals Site
Champions Texas(3rd title)
Runner-Up South Carolina (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Cliff Gustafson(1st title)

The 1975 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1975 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-ninth year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Each region held a four team, double-elimination tournament, resulting in 32 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The twenty-ninth tournament's champion was Texas, coached by Cliff Gustafson, their first in a quarter century.[2] The Most Outstanding Player was Mickey Reichenbach of Texas.

The 1975 tournament marked the first appearance for LSU, which would become a college baseball superpower in the succeeding decades, claiming six national championships between 1991 and 2009. LSU won the 1961 Southeastern Conference championship to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, but declined the bid to avoid playing integrated teams.

This season also marked the first appearance for Cal State Fullerton, which would claim four national championships from 1979 through 2004. Head coach Augie Garrido guided the Titans to three titles before moving to Texas, where he claimed three more titles from 2002 through 2009.

Regionals

1975 was the first year the NCAA featured the Regional format for the tournament, which is still in use today, although it has been modified.

Northeast Regional

Games played in Stamford, CT.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
Seton Hall 7  
Penn 5  
  Seton Hall 5  
  St. John's 1  
St. John's 17
Maine 3  
  Seton Hall 11 --
  Maine 5 --
Maine 1  
Penn 0  
  Maine 6*
  St. John's 5*  

Atlantic Regional

Games played in Columbia, SC.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
Temple 4  
NC State 3  
  South Carolina 15  
  Temple 0  
South Carolina 11
The Citadel 3  
  South Carolina 4 --
  NC State 3 --
NC State 16  
The Citadel 3  
  Temple 2
  NC State 4  

Mideast Regional

Games played in Ypsilanti, MI.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
Michigan 5  
Penn State 1  
  Eastern Michigan 3  
  Michigan 2  
Eastern Michigan 5
Clemson 3  
  Michigan 4 1
  Eastern Michigan 2 2
Penn State 5  
Clemson 4  
  Michigan 10
  Penn State 7  

South Regional

Games played in Starkville, MS.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
Florida State 1  
Miami (FL) 0  
  Florida State 4  
  LSU 2  
LSU 7
Murray State 2  
  Florida State 6 --
  Miami (FL) 5 --
Miami (FL) 8  
Murray State 7  
  Miami (FL) 8
  LSU 1  

Midwest Regional

Games played in Norman, OK.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
Tulsa 3*  
Iowa 2*  
  Tulsa 4*  
  Oklahoma 3*  
Oklahoma 5
Texas A&M 4  
  Oklahoma 2 8
  Tulsa 1 5
Texas A&M 9  
Iowa 6  
  Oklahoma 6
  Texas A&M 4  

South Central Regional

Games played in Arlington, TX.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
South Alabama 8  
Texas-Pan American 7  
  Texas 7  
  South Alabama 4  
Texas 6
Louisiana Tech 2  
  Texas 9 --
  Texas-Pan American 2 --
Texas-Pan American 87  
Louisiana Tech 1  
  South Alabama 8
  Texas-Pan American 9  

Rocky Mountain Regional

Games played in Tempe, AZ.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
Arizona State 18  
Washington State 2  
  Arizona State 20  
  Puget Sound 3  
Puget Sound 11
Northern Colorado 3  
  Arizona State 7 5
  Washington State 8 1
Washington State 7  
Northern Colorado 2  
  Puget Sound 3
  Washington State 4  

West Regional

Games played in Los Angeles.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
Pepperdine 4  
Arizona 3  
  Cal State Fullerton 2  
  Pepperdine 1  
Cal State Fullerton 3
Southern California 1  
  Cal State Fullerton 4 6
  Pepperdine 5 4
Arizona 0  
Southern California 1  
  Southern California 2
  Pepperdine 5  

College World Series

Seton Hall, South Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Florida St., Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona St. and Cal St. Fullerton won their regionals and moved on to the 1975 College World Series.

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona State WAC 58-11 (16-2) Jim Brock 6
(last: 1973)
1st
(1965, 1967, 1969)
23-9
Cal State Fullerton PCAA 36-14-1 (n/a) Augie Garrido 0
(last: none)
none 0-0
Eastern Michigan MAC 35-17 (12-4) Ron Oestrike 0
(last: none)
none 0-0
Florida State n/a 49-8 (n/a) Woody Woodward 5
(last: 1970)
2nd
(1970)
8-10
Oklahoma Big 8 50-8 (15-3) Enos Semore 4
(last: 1974)
1st
(1951)
7-6
Seton Hall n/a 31-8 (n/a) Mike Sheppard 3
(last: 1974)
5th
(1964)
1-6
South Carolina n/a 47-4 (n/a) Bobby Richardson 0
(last: none)
none 0-0
Texas SWC 52-5 (23-1) Cliff Gustafson 16
(last: 1974)
1st
(1949, 1950)
32-29

Results

Bracket

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Arizona State 5  
  Cal State Fullerton 3    
      Arizona State 5  
      Texas 2    
  Texas 4          
  Oklahoma 2        
      Arizona State 3
      South Carolina 6
  South Carolina 3        
  Seton Hall 1          
      South Carolina 56    
      Eastern Michigan 1  
  Eastern Michigan 210    
  Florida State 1  
  Loser's Bracket
  Cal State Fullerton 4  
  Oklahoma 11     Eastern Michigan 0
    Oklahoma 7
  Seton Hall 11  
  Florida State 0     Texas 12
    Seton Hall 0
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  South Carolina 6       Texas 5
  Texas 17           South Carolina 1
      South Carolina 4    
      Arizona State 1  
  Arizona State 111    
  Oklahoma 0  

Game results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 6 Game 1 Arizona State 5-3 Cal State Fullerton
Game 2 Texas 4-2 Oklahoma
June 7 Game 3 South Carolina 3-1 Seton Hall
Game 4 Eastern Michigan 2-1 (10 innings) Florida State
Game 5 Oklahoma 11-4 Cal State Fullerton Cal State Fullerton eliminated
June 8 Game 6 Seton Hall 11-0 Florida State Florida State eliminated
Game 7 Arizona State 5-2 Texas
Game 8 South Carolina 5-1 (6 innings) Eastern Michigan
June 9 Game 9 Texas 12-0 Seton Hall Seton Hall eliminated
Game 10 Oklahoma 7-0 Eastern Michigan Eastern Michigan eliminated
June 11 Game 11 South Carolina 6-3 Arizona State
June 12 Game 12 Arizona State 1-0 (11 innings) Oklahoma Oklahoma eliminated
Game 13 Texas 17-6 South Carolina
June 13 Game 14 South Carolina 4-1 Arizona State Arizona State eliminated
June 14 Final Texas 5-1 South Carolina Texas wins CWS[2]

All-Tournament Team

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Earl Bass Junior South Carolina
Richard Wortham Junior Texas
Catcher Rick Cerone Junior Seton Hall
First baseman Mickey Reichenbach Sophomore Texas
Second baseman Mark Van Bever Sophomore South Carolina
Third baseman Gary Allenson Junior Arizona State
Shortstop Blair Stouffer Junior Texas
Outfielder Rick Bradley Junior Texas
Steve Cook Junior South Carolina
Bob Pate Junior Arizona State

Notable players

Tournament Notes

The Arizona State team featured 13 future Major League players - a record matched by the school's team from the following year.

Texas came back to win the CWS after losing in Game 7 to Arizona State.

References

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Texas captures baseball title". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. June 15, 1975. p. 1B. 

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