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. Larry Crayton of East Carolina was named MVP.

Participating Teams[edit]

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

Results[edit]

1961 College World Series Bracket[edit]

  First round     Second round     Third round
                           
  1 Sam Houston St. 10  
  8 Defiance 0    
      1 Sam Houston St. 4  
      3 East Carolina 7    
  3 East Carolina 8          
  6 Winona St. 4        
      3 East Carolina 9
      2 Grambling St. 4
  2 Grambling St. 8        
  7 Slippery Rock St. 2          
      2 Grambling St. 4    
      5 Omaha 1  
  4 Sacramento St. 1    
  5 Omaha 2  
  Loser's bracket
  8 Defiance 10  
  6 Winona St. 9     5 Omaha 9
    8 Defiance 1
  7 Slippery Rock St. 3  
  4 Sacramento St. 5     1 Sam Houston St. 1
    4 Sacramento St. 13
  Semifinals     Elimination     Final
                           
  Re-ordered Semifinals
  3 East Carolina 11       4 Sacramento St. 7
  5 Omaha 3           3 East Carolina 13
      3 East Carolina 5    
      4 Sacramento St. 14  
  2 Grambling St. 2    
  4 Sacramento St. 4  



Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 6
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
June 7
Game 5 Defiance College 10-9 (16 Inn) Winona State College Winona St eliminated
Game 6 Sacramento State College 5-3 Slippery Rock State College Slippery Rock eliminated
Game 7 East Carolina College 7-4 Sam Houston State Teachers College
Game 8 Grambling State University 4-1 Municipal University of Omaha
June 8
Game 9 Municipal University of Omaha 9-1 Defiance College Defiance eliminated
Game 10 Sacramento State College 13-1 Sam Houston State Teachers College Sam Houston eliminated
Game 11 East Carolina College 9-4 Grambling State University
June 9
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
June 10
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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