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2015 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
2015 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season 2015
Teams 64
Finals Site
Champions Virginia(1st title)
Runner-Up Vanderbilt (3rd CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Brian O'Connor(1st title)
Television ESPN Networks

The 2015 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament began on Friday, May 29, 2015, as part of the 2015 NCAA Division I baseball season. The 64-team double-elimination tournament concluded with the 2015 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, which began on June 13 and ended on June 24 with the Virginia Cavaliers upsetting the defending champion Vanderbilt Commodores 4-2 in the decisive Game 3.[1][2]

The 64 participating NCAA Division I college baseball teams were selected out of an eligible 298 teams.[3] Thirty-one teams were awarded an automatic bid as champions of their conferences, and 33 teams were selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.

Teams were divided into 16 regionals of four teams, which conducted a double-elimination tournament. Regional champions then faced each other in Super Regionals, a best-of-three series to determine the eight participants of the College World Series.[2]

Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia split the first two games of the best-of-three championship series before Virginia won Game 3, 4-2, to win their first national championship in baseball. The two teams previously met in the championship series in 2014, which Vanderbilt won.

Bids

Automatic bids

School Conference Record (Conf) Berth Last NCAA Appearance
Stony Brook America East 34-14 (18-4) Tournament 2012 (Coral Gables Regional)
East Carolina American 40-20 (15-9) Tournament 2012 (Chapel Hill Regional)
Florida State ACC 41-19 (17-13) Tournament 2014 (Tallahassee Regional)
Lipscomb Atlantic Sun 39-18 (13-8) Tournament 2008 (Athens Regional)
VCU Atlantic 10 37-22 (14-10) Tournament 2010 (Charlottesville Regional)
Texas Big 12 29-25 (11-13) Tournament 2014 (Houston Regional)
St. John's Big East 39-14 (14-3) Tournament 2012 (Chapel Hill Regional)
Radford Big South 43-14 (20-4) Tournament First appearance
Michigan Big Ten 37-23 (14-10) Tournament 2008 (Ann Arbor Regional)
Cal State Fullerton Big West 34-22 (19-5) Regular Season 2014 (Stillwater Regional)
UNC Wilmington Colonial 39-16 (18-6) Tournament 2013 (Charlottesville Regional)
FIU Conference USA 28-29 (13-17) Tournament 2011 (Chapel Hill Regional)
Wright State Horizon 41-15 (21-8) Tournament 2011 (College Station Regional)
Columbia Ivy League 29-15 (16-4) Championship Series 2014 (Coral Gables Regional)
Canisius Metro Atlantic 34-28 (16-8) Tournament 2013 (Chapel Hill Regional)
Ohio Mid-American 36-19 (17-10) Tournament 1997 (Midwest Regional)
Florida A&M Mid-Eastern 23-23 (15-9) Tournament First appearance
Missouri State Missouri Valley 45-10 (18-3) Tournament 2012 (Coral Gables Regional)
San Diego State Mountain West 40-21 (19-10) Tournament 2014 (Lafayette Regional)
Sacred Heart Northeast 23-30 (13-11) Tournament 2012 (Raleigh Regional)
Morehead State Ohio Valley 37-20 (20-10) Tournament 1983 (Ann Arbor Regional)
UCLA Pac-12 42-14 (22-8) Regular Season 2013 (Los Angeles Regional)
Lehigh Patriot 25-27 (12-8) Tournament 2006 (Charlottesville Regional)
Florida Southeastern 44-16 (19-11) Tournament 2014 (Gainesville Regional)
Mercer Southern 35-21 (16-7) Tournament 2013 (Starkville Regional)
Houston Baptist Southland 28-25 (14-13) Tournament First appearance
Texas Southern Southwestern Athletic 31-17 (16-7) Tournament 2008 (Baton Rouge Regional)
Oral Roberts Summit 41-14 (25-5) Tournament 2012 (Waco Regional)
Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 39-21 (18-11) Tournament 2014 (Lafayette Regional)
Pepperdine West Coast 30-27 (17-10) Tournament 2014 (San Luis Obispo Regional)
Cal State Bakersfield Western Athletic 36-22 (17-9) Tournament First appearance

By conference

Conference Total Schools
SEC 7 Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
ACC 7 Clemson, Florida State, Miami (FL), NC State, Notre Dame, Louisville, Virginia
Pac-12 6 Arizona State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC
Big Ten 5 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan
American 4 East Carolina, Houston, South Florida, Tulane
Big 12 3 Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas
Conference USA 3 Florida Atlantic, FIU, Rice
Missouri Valley 3 Bradley, Dallas Baptist, Missouri State
Big West 2 Cal State Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara
Big South 2 Coastal Carolina, Radford
Colonial 2 College of Charleston, UNC Wilmington
America East 1 Stony Brook
Atlantic 10 1 VCU
Atlantic Sun 1 Lipscomb
Big East 1 St. John's
Horizon 1 Wright State
Ivy 1 Columbia
MAAC 1 Canisius
Mid-American 1 Ohio
MEAC 1 Florida A&M
Mountain West 1 San Diego State
NEC 1 Sacred Heart
Ohio Valley 1 Morehead State
Patriot 1 Lehigh
Southern 1 Mercer
SWAC 1 Texas Southern
Southland 1 Houston Baptist
Summit 1 Oral Roberts
Sun Belt 1 Louisiana-Lafayette
WAC 1 Cal State Bakersfield
West Coast 1 Pepperdine

National seeds

With the exception of Missouri State, these teams would automatically host a super regional if they advanced that far. Missouri State was not able to host because of a venue scheduling conflict.[4]

  1. UCLA +
  2. LSU
  3. Louisville ?
  4. Florida
  5. Miami (FL)
  6. Illinois ?
  7. TCU
  8. Missouri State ?

Bold indicates College World Series participant
+ indicates teams that were eliminated in the Regional Tournament
? indicates teams that were eliminated in the Super Regional Tournament

Regionals and Super Regionals

Bold indicates winner. Seeds for regional tournaments indicate seeds within regional. Seeds for super regional tournaments indicate national seeds only.

Charlottesville Super Regional

Hosted by Virginia at Davenport Field[5]

  Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
                                           
1 UCLA 7  
4 Cal State Bakersfield 2  
  1 UCLA 1  
  3 Maryland 4  
3 Maryland 3
2 Ole Miss 1  
  3 Maryland 2 2  
Los Angeles Regional - Jackie Robinson Stadium
  1 UCLA 4 1  
4 2  
2 Ole Miss 1  
  4 1
  1 UCLA 9  
  Maryland 3 4 -
  Virginia 5 5 -
1 UC Santa Barbara 3  
4 San Diego State 4  
  4 San Diego State 1
  3 Virginia 3  
3 Virginia 6
2 USC 1  
  3 Virginia 14 -
Lake Elsinore Regional - Lake Elsinore Diamond
  2 USC 1011 -  
1 UC Santa Barbara 3  
2 USC 12  
  2 USC 12
  4 San Diego State 11  

Fayetteville Super Regional

Action from Game 3 of Fayetteville Super Regional

Hosted by Arkansas at Baum Stadium[6]

  Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
                                           
1 Missouri State 14  
4 Canisius 1  
  1 Missouri State 5  
  2 Iowa 3  
3 Oregon 1
2 Iowa 3  
  1 Missouri State 3 -  
Springfield Regional - Hammons Field
  2 Iowa 2 -  
4 Canisius 6  
3 Oregon 12  
  3 Oregon 1
  2 Iowa 211  
  8 Missouri State 4 3 2
  Arkansas 18 1 3
1 Oklahoma State 5  
4 St. John's 4  
  1 Oklahoma State 5
  2 Arkansas 7  
3 Oral Roberts 6
2 Arkansas 8  
  2 Arkansas 4 -
Stillwater Regional - Allie P. Reynolds Stadium
  4 St. John's 3 -  
4 St. John's 10  
3 Oral Roberts 4  
  4 St. John's 2
  1 Oklahoma State 1  

Gainesville Super Regional

  Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
                                           
1 Florida 19  
4 Florida A&M 0  
  1 Florida 8  
  3 South Florida 2  
3 South Florida 5
2 Florida Atlantic 3  
  1 Florida 2 -  
Gainesville Regional - Alfred A. McKethan Stadium
  2 Florida Atlantic 1 -  
4 Florida A&M 1  
2 Florida Atlantic 8  
  2 Florida Atlantic 8
  3 South Florida 4  
  4 Florida 13 11 -
  Florida State 5 4 -
1 Florida State 5  
4 Mercer 410  
  1 Florida State 3
  2 2  
3 Auburn 6
2 711  
  1 Florida State 3 -
  2 1 -  
4 Mercer 0  
3 Auburn 1  
  3 Auburn 2
  2 3  

Coral Gables Super Regional

  Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
                                           
1 Miami (FL) 6  
4 FIU 2  
  1 Miami (FL) 8  
  3 Columbia 3  
3 Columbia 6
2 East Carolina 3  
  1 Miami (FL) 0 21  
  3 Columbia 3 3  
4 FIU 2  
2 East Carolina 0  
  4 FIU 3
  3 Columbia 4  
  5 Miami (FL) 3 10 -
  VCU 2 3 -
1 Dallas Baptist 2  
4 VCU 7  
  4 VCU 5
  2 Oregon State 1  
3 Texas 4
2 Oregon State 5  
  4 VCU 1 3
Dallas Regional - Horner Ballpark
  1 Dallas Baptist 2 1  
1 Dallas Baptist 8  
3 Texas 1  
  1 Dallas Baptist 7
  2 Oregon State 1  

Baton Rouge Super Regional

  Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
                                           
1 LSU 10  
4 Lehigh 3  
  1 LSU 2  
  2 UNC Wilmington 0  
3 Tulane 1
2 UNC Wilmington 10  
  1 LSU 2 -  
Baton Rouge Regional - Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field
  2 0 -  
4 Lehigh 3  
3 Tulane 15  
  3 Tulane 2
  2 8  
  2 LSU 4 6 -
  3 3 -
1 Houston 6  
4 Houston Baptist 4  
  1 Houston 1
  3 2  
3 7
2 Rice 6  
  3 5 -
Houston Regional - Cougar Field
  2 Rice 2 -  
4 Houston Baptist 1  
2 Rice 3  
  2 Rice 3
  1 Houston 220  

Fort Worth Super Regional

  Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
                                           
1 TCU 10  
4 Sacred Heart 0  
  1 TCU 4  
  2 NC State 5  
3 Stony Brook 0
2 NC State 3  
  2 NC State 2 8  
Fort Worth Regional - Lupton Stadium
  1 TCU 8 910  
4 Sacred Heart 6  
3 Stony Brook 11  
  3 Stony Brook 3
  1 TCU 8  
  7 TCU 13 1 5
  Texas A&M 4 210 416
1 Texas A&M 5  
4 Texas Southern 0  
  1 Texas A&M 1
  3 California 214  
3 California 9
2 Coastal Carolina 3  
  3 California 3 1
College Station Regional - Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park
  1 Texas A&M 412 3  
4 Texas Southern 1  
2 Coastal Carolina 4  
  2 Coastal Carolina 1
  1 Texas A&M 8  

Louisville Super Regional

  Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
                                           
1 Louisville 7  
4 Morehead State 2  
  1 Louisville 4  
  3 Michigan 3  
3 Michigan 10
2 Bradley 5  
  1 Louisville 13 -  
Louisville Regional - Jim Patterson Stadium
  3 Michigan 4 -  
4 Morehead State 4  
2 Bradley 9  
  2 Bradley 3
  3 Michigan 4  
  3 Louisville 2 9 3
  Cal State Fullerton 310 3 411
1 Cal State Fullerton 9  
4 Pepperdine 3  
  1 Cal State Fullerton 3
  2 Arizona State 214  
3 Clemson 4
2 Arizona State 7  
  1 Cal State Fullerton 10 -
Fullerton Regional - Goodwin Field
  4 Pepperdine 1 -  
4 Pepperdine 10  
3 Clemson 8  
  4 Pepperdine 7
  2 Arizona State 4  

Champaign Super Regional

  Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
                                           
1 Illinois 10  
4 Ohio 3  
  1 Illinois 3  
  2 Notre Dame 0  
3 Wright State 7
2 Notre Dame 13  
  1 Illinois 8 -  
Champaign Regional - Illinois Field
  3 Wright State 4 -  
4 Ohio 3  
3 Wright State 8  
  3 Wright State 4
  2 Notre Dame 0  
  6 Illinois 0 2 -
  Vanderbilt 13 4 -
1 Vanderbilt 9  
4 Lipscomb 1  
  1 Vanderbilt 6
  3 Indiana 4  
3 Indiana 7
2 Radford 1  
  1 Vanderbilt 21 -
Nashville Regional - Hawkins Field
  2 Radford 0 -  
4 Lipscomb 2  
2 Radford 5  
  2 Radford 5
  3 Indiana 3  

College World Series

The College World Series was held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach Previous CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
Not including this year
Arkansas SEC 40-23 (17-12) Dave Van Horn 7
(last: 2012)
2nd
(1979)
11-14
Cal State Fullerton Big West 39-23 (19-5) Rick Vanderhook 16
(last: 2009)
1st
(1979, 1984, 1995, 2004)
34-27
Florida SEC 49-16 (19-11) Kevin O'Sullivan 8
(last: 2012)
2nd
(2005, 2011)
11-17
LSU SEC 53-10 (21-8) Paul Mainieri 16
(last: 2013)
1st
(1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009)
35-22
Miami (FL) ACC 49-15 (22-8) Jim Morris 23
(last: 2008)
1st
(1982, 1985, 1999, 2001)
47-38
TCU Big 12 49-13 (18-5) Jim Schlossnagle 2
(last: 2014)
3rd
(2010)
4-4
Vanderbilt SEC 47-19 (20-10) Tim Corbin 2
(last: 2014)
1st
(2014)
7-4
Virginia ACC 39-22 (15-15) Brian O'Connor 3
(last: 2014)
2nd
(2014)
7-6

Bracket

Seeds listed below indicate national seeds only

  First round Second round Semifinals Championship series
                                           
Virginia 5  
Arkansas 3  
  Virginia 1  
  4 Florida 0  
5 Miami (FL) 3
4 Florida 15  
  Virginia 5 5  
  4 Florida 10 4  
Arkansas 3  
5 Miami (FL) 4  
  5 Miami (FL) 2
  4 Florida 10  
  Virginia 1 3 4
  Vanderbilt 5 0 2
2 LSU 3  
7 TCU 10  
  7 TCU 0
  Vanderbilt 1  
Cal State Fullerton 3
Vanderbilt 4  
  Vanderbilt 7 -
  7 TCU 1 -  
2 LSU 5  
Cal State Fullerton 3  
  2 LSU 4
  7 TCU 8  

Game results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Saving Pitcher Notes
June 13 Game 1 Virginia 5-3 Arkansas Josh Sborz (5-2) Trey Killian (3-5) --
Game 2 Florida 15-3 Miami (FL) Logan Shore (10-6) Andrew Suarez (9-2) --
June 14 Game 3 TCU 10-3 LSU Preston Morrison (12-3) Jared Poché (9-2) --
June 14/15[a] Game 4 Vanderbilt 4-3 Cal State Fullerton Kyle Wright (6-1) Tyler Peitzmeier (5-4) --
June 15 Game 5 Miami (FL) 4-3 Arkansas Bryan Garcia (6-2) Zach Jackson (5-1) -- Arkansas eliminated
Game 6 Virginia 1-0 Florida Brandon Waddell (4-5) A. J. Puk (9-4) Josh Sborz (15)
June 16 Game 7 LSU 5-3 Cal State Fullerton Alex Lange (12-0) Connor Seabold (5-4) -- Cal State Fullerton eliminated
Game 8 Vanderbilt 1-0 TCU Philip Pfeifer (6-4) Alex Young (9-3) Kyle Wright (4)
June 17 Game 9 Florida 10-2 Miami (FL) Alex Faedo (6-2) Enrique Sosa (7-5) -- Miami (FL) eliminated
June 18 Game 10 TCU 8-4 LSU Trey Teakell (3-1) Austin Bain (2-3) -- LSU eliminated
June 19 Game 11 Florida 10-5 Virginia Logan Shore (11-6) Nathan Kirby (5-3) --
Game 12 Vanderbilt 7-1 TCU Walker Buehler (5-2) Tyler Alexander (6-3) -- TCU eliminated
June 20 Game 13 Virginia 5-4 Florida Josh Sborz (6-2) Taylor Lewis (6-2) -- Florida eliminated
June 22 Final Game 1 Vanderbilt 5-1 Virginia Carson Fulmer (14-2) Connor Jones (7-3) --
June 23 Final Game 2 Virginia 3-0 Vanderbilt Josh Sborz (7-2) Philip Pfeifer (6-5) --
June 24 Final Game 3 Virginia 4-2 Vanderbilt Brandon Waddell (5-5) John Kilichowski (5-3) Nathan Kirby (1) Virginia wins College World Series
^[a] Game began Sunday night at 7 p.m. CT. A rain delay occurred at 9:22 p.m. The game was suspended at 10:41 p.m. and resumed Monday at 2 p.m.

All-Tournament Team

The following players were members of the College World Series All-Tournament Team.[7]

Position Player School
P Josh Sborz Virginia
Brandon Waddell Virginia
1B Zander Wiel Vanderbilt
2B Ernie Clement Virginia
3B Kenny Towns Virginia
SS Daniel Pinero Virginia
C Kade Scivicque LSU
OF Bryan Reynolds Vanderbilt
Harrison Bader Florida
Jacob Heyward Miami
DH Connor Wanhanen TCU
MOP Josh Sborz Virginia

Final standings

Seeds listed below indicate national seeds only

Place School Record
1st Virginia 10-2
2nd Vanderbilt 9-2
3rd #4 Florida 8-2
#7 TCU 8-4
5th #2 LSU 6-2
#5 Miami (FL) 6-3
7th Arkansas 5-3
Cal State Fullerton 5-3
9th Florida State 3-2
#6 Illinois 3-2
Louisiana-Lafayette 3-2
#3 Louisville 4-2
Maryland 3-3
#8 Missouri State 4-2
Texas A&M 5-3
VCU 3-3
17th California 2-2
College of Charleston 2-2
Columbia 3-2
Dallas Baptist 3-2
Florida Atlantic 2-2
Iowa 2-2
Michigan 2-2
NC State 2-2
Pepperdine 2-2
Radford 2-2
Rice 2-2
St. John's 2-2
#1 UCLA 3-2
UNC Wilmington 2-2
USC 2-2
Wright State 2-2
33rd Arizona State 1-2
Auburn 1-2
Bradley 1-2
Cal State Bakersfield 1-2
Coastal Carolina 1-2
Florida International 1-2
Houston 1-2
Indiana 1-2
Notre Dame 1-2
Oklahoma State 1-2
Oregon 1-2
Oregon State 1-2
San Diego State 1-2
South Florida 1-2
Stony Brook 1-2
Tulane 1-2
49th Canisius 0-2
Clemson 0-2
East Carolina 0-2
Florida A&M 0-2
Houston Baptist 0-2
Lehigh 0-2
Lipscomb 0-2
Mercer 0-2
Morehead State 0-2
Ohio 0-2
Ole Miss 0-2
Oral Roberts 0-2
Sacred Heart 0-2
Texas 0-2
Texas Southern 0-2
UC Santa Barbara 0-2

Record by conference

Conference # of Bids Record Win % RF SR WS NS CS NC
Atlantic Coast 7 26-15 .634 5 4 2 1 1 1
Southeastern 7 34-16 .680 5 5 4 2 1 -
Big 12 3 9-8 .529 1 1 1 1 - -
Big West 2 5-5 .500 1 1 1 - - -
Big Ten 5 11-11 .500 4 2 - - - -
Missouri Valley 3 8-6 .571 2 1 - - - -
Sun Belt 1 3-2 .600 1 1 - - - -
A 10 1 3-3 .500 1 1 - - - -
Pac-12 6 10-12 .455 3 - - - - -
Conference USA 3 5-6 .455 2 - - - - -
Colonial 2 4-4 .500 2 - - - - -
Big South 2 3-4 .429 1 - - - - -
American 4 3-8 .273 - - - - - -
Other 18 12-36 .250 4 - - - - -

The columns RF, SR, WS, NS, CS, and NC respectively stand for the Regional Finals, Super Regionals, College World Series, National Semifinals, Championship Series, and National Champion.

Media coverage

Radio

NRG Media provided nationwide radio coverage of the College World Series through its Omaha station KOZN, in association with Westwood One. It was streamed at westwoodonesports.com and on TuneIn. Kevin Kugler and John Bishop called all games leading up to the Championship Series with Gary Sharp acting as the field reporter. The Championship Series was called by Kugler and Scott Graham with Sharp acting as the field reporter.

Television

ESPN carried every game from the Regionals, Super Regionals, and College World Series across the ESPN Networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, LHN, and ESPN3). ESPN also provided "Bases Loaded" coverage for the Regionals. Bases Loaded was hosted by Brendan Fitzgerald and Matt Schick with Kyle Peterson and Ben McDonald providing analysis. "Bases Loaded" aired Friday-Sunday from 1 p.m.-midnight EDT and Monday from 6 p.m.-midnight EDT on ESPN3. ESPN2 and ESPNU aired "Bases Loaded" in between games and throughout other select times during the tournament.[8]

Broadcast assignments

References

  1. ^ Axisa, Mike (June 24, 2015). "College World Series, Day 12: Virginia wins first national championship". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Baseball Division I Championship". NCAA. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ Team Directory
  4. ^ Cessna, Robert (May 26, 2015). "Missouri State gets national seed, but can't host Super Regionals". The Eagle. Bryan, TX. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ Ramspacher, Andrew (June 2, 2015). "Virginia will host Maryland in Super Regional". teamspeedkills.com. dailyprogress.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ Larrabee, Brandon (June 1, 2015). "2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Arkansas Hosting Super Regional Against Missouri State?". teamspeedkills.com. SB Nation. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "Virginia reliever Josh Sborz headlines the 2015 CWS All-Tournament team". NCAA.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c "ESPN's Complete Coverage of NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Begins Friday". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ a b "Complete Coverage of NCAA Baseball Championship Super Regionals Begins Friday". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ a b "New Cameras, Technology Highlight ESPN's 36th College World Series". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved . 

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