1961 NAIA College World Series

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The 1961 NAIA College World Series was held in Sioux City, IA. The eight teams qualified for the tournament by winning their District and Area Tournaments. East Carolina College defeated Sacramento State College in the championship game.

Participating Teams[edit]

Seed School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
8 Defiance College Mid-Ohio League 16-2 Bob Reising 0
(last:none)
none
3 East Carolina College 22-4 James Mallory 0
(last:none)
none
2 Grambling State University Southwestern Athletic Conference 23-3 Prez Jones 0
(last:none)
none
5 Municipal University of Omaha 19-7 Virgil Yelkin 2
(last:1960)
2nd
4 Sacramento State College Far Western Conference 22-14 (7-3) Cal Boyes 0
(last:none)
none
1 Sam Houston State Teachers College 19-11 Ray Benge 1
(last:1960)
4th
7 Slippery Rock State College Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 15-3 Wally Rose 0
(last:none)
none
6 Winona State College Northern State College Conference 15-5 Joe Gerlach 0
(last:none)
none

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 East Carolina College 8-4 Winona State College
Game 2 Sam Houston State Teachers College 10-0 Defiance College Alton Arnold pitched a no-hitter
Game 3 Municipal University of Omaha 2-1 Sacramento State College
Game 4 Grambling State University 8-2 Slippery Rock State College
Game 5 East Carolina College 7-4 Sam Houston State Teachers College
Game 6 Grambling State University 4-1 Municipal University of Omaha
Game 7 Defiance College 10-9 (16 Inn) Winona State College Winona St eliminated
Game 8 Sacramento State College 5-3 Slippery Rock State College Slippery Rock eliminated
Game 9 East Carolina College 9-4 Grambling State University
Game 10 Municipal University of Omaha 9-1 Defiance College Defiance eliminated
Game 11 Sacramento State College 13-1 Sam Houston State Teachers College Sam Houston eliminated
Game 12 East Carolina College 11-3 Municipal University of Omaha Omaha eliminated
Game 13 Sacramento State College 4-2 Grambling State University Grambling eliminated
Game 14 Sacramento State College 14-5 East Carolina College
Game 15 East Carolina College 13-7 Sacramento State College East Carolina wins CWS

Further Reading[edit]

  • Roger J. Hawks: "Defiance College's Historic 1961 Postseason", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 43, Number 1 (spring 2014), pp. 77-80.


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