1981 College World Series

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College World Series
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The 1981 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from May 30 to June 8. The participating schools qualified by winning one of eight regional tournaments. The thirty-fifth tournament's champion was Arizona State University coached by Jim Brock. The Most Outstanding Player was Stan Holmes of Arizona State University.

Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
ArizonaStateU80-10.jpg Arizona State University Pacific Ten Conference 50 - 12 (26 - 4, 0 GB) Jim Brock 10
(last: 1978)
1st
(1965, 1967, 1969, 1977)
37 - 16
UMaine.jpg University of Maine ECAC New England 32 - 12 (14-2) John Winkin 2
(last: 1976)
3rd
(1964)
5 - 4
UMiamiFl.jpg University of Miami Division-I Independent 60 - 8 (n/a) Ron Fraser 4
(last: 1980)
2nd
(1974)
7 - 8
UMichigan.jpg University of Michigan Big Ten Conference 41 - 18 (10 - 4, 0 GB) Bud Middaugh 4
(last: 1980)
1st
(1953)
10 - 5
MississippiStateU86-95.jpg Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference 45 - 15 (17 - 6, 0 GB) Ron Polk 2
(last: 1979)
6th
(1979)
1 - 4
OklahomaStateU73-00.jpg Oklahoma State University Big Eight Conference 49 - 15 (12 - 6, 2.5 GB) Gary Ward (college coach) 8
(last: 1968)
1st
(1959)
19 - 15
USouthCarolina.jpg University of South Carolina Division-I Independent 44 - 13 (n/a) June Raines 2
(last: 1977)
2nd
(1975, 1977)
7 - 4
UTexas.jpg University of Texas at Austin Southwest Conference 58 - 9 - 1 (16 - 5, 0 GB) Cliff Gustafson 18
(last: 1979)
1st
(1949, 1950, 1975)
38 - 32

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First round     Second round     Third round
                           


  Mississippi State 4  
  Michigan 0    
      Mississippi State 3  
      Arizona State 4    
  Arizona State 11          
  Texas 2        
      Arizona State 10
      Oklahoma State 11
  Oklahoma State 8        
  South Carolina 5          
      Oklahoma State 12    
      Miami 6  
  Miami 6    
  Maine 1  
  Loser's bracket
  Michigan 5  
  Texas 6     Miami 4
    Texas 5
  South Carolina 12  
  Maine 7     Mississippi State 5
    South Carolina 6
  Semifinals     Elimination     Final
                           
  Re-ordered Semifinals
  Oklahoma State 8       Oklahoma State 4
  Texas 15           Arizona State 7
      Texas 3    
      Arizona State 12  
  Arizona State 10    
  South Carolina 7  



Game Results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 30 Game 1 Mississippi State 4 - 0 Michigan
Game 2 Arizona State 11 - 2 Texas
May 31 Game 3 Oklahoma State 8 - 5 (10 innings) South Carolina
Game 4 Miami 6 - 1 Maine
June 1 Game 5 Arizona State 4 - 3 Mississippi State
June 2 Game 6 Oklahoma State 12 - 6 Miami
Game 7 Texas 6 - 5 Michigan Michigan eliminated
June 3 Game 8 South Carolina 12 - 7 Maine Maine eliminated
June 4 Game 9 Oklahoma State 11 - 10 (13 innings) Arizona State
Game 10 Texas 5 - 4 Miami Miami eliminated
June 5 Game 11 South Carolina 6 - 5 Mississippi State Mississippi State eliminated
June 6 Game 12 Texas 15 - 8 (13 innings) Oklahoma State
Game 13 Arizona State 10 - 7 South Carolina South Carolina eliminated
June 7 Game 14 Arizona State 12 - 3 Texas Texas eliminated
June 8 Final Arizona State 7 - 4 Oklahoma State Arizona State wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Kevin Dukes Senior Arizona State
Don Mundie Senior Mississippi State
Catcher Burk Goldthorn Senior Texas
First baseman Alvin Davis Junior Arizona State
Second baseman Ray Etchebarren Oklahoma State
Third baseman Mike Sodders Senior Arizona State
Shortstop Rod Carraway Senior South Carolina
Outfielder Mark Gillaspie Senior Mississippi State
Stan Holmes Senior Arizona State
Mickey Tettleton Junior Oklahoma State
Designated hitter Lemmie Miller Junior Arizona State

Notable Players[edit]

Tournament Notes[edit]

Related Sites[edit]


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