1981 Division II College World Series

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The 1981 Division II College World Series was held at the Riverside Sports Center in Riverside, CA. The six schools qualified by winning one of six regional tournaments. The tournament was won by Florida Southern College, coached by Joe Arnold. The runner-up was the Eastern Illinois University. Florida Southern outfielder Joe Sickles was named the series Most Outstanding Player.


Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
California State University, Northridge California Collegiate Athletic Association 38-29 (17-13) Bob Hiegert 3
(last:1975)
1st
University of California, Riverside California Collegiate Athletic Association 39-23 (17-13) Jack Smitheran 1
(last:1977)
1st
Eastern Illinois University Independent 36-14 Tom McDevitt 2
(last:1978)
2nd
Florida Southern College Sunshine State Conference 55-8 (10-5) Joe Arnold 9
(last:1980)
1st
LeMoyne College Independent 27-6 Dick Rockwell 2
(last:1979)
2nd
Troy State University Gulf South Conference 37-10 (12-0) Chase Riddle 1
(last:1980)
3rd

Results[edit]

1981 College World Series Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Semi-finals Finals
                                                 
  CSU Northridge 10  
  LeMoyne 5     CSU Northridge 14  
    UC Riverside 12    
  Troy St. 12         CSU Northridge 1            
  Eastern Illinois 3           Florida Southern 6              
      Troy St. 1           Florida Southern 9 x
      Florida Southern 5         Eastern Illinois 0 x
  Florida Southern 6         CSU Northridge 2    
  UC Riverside 4       Troy St. 3     Eastern Illinois 3  
  LeMoyne 3     Eastern Illinois 8  
  Eastern Illinois 6  




Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 23
Game 1 California State University, Northridge 10 - 5 LeMoyne College
Game 2 Troy State University 12 - 3 Eastern Illinois University
Game 3 Florida Southern College 6 - 4 University of California, Riverside
May 24
Game 4 Eastern Illinois University 6 - 3 LeMoyne College LeMoyne elminated
Game 5 California State University, Northridge 14 - 12 University of California, Riverside UC Riverside elminated
Game 6 Florida Southern College 5 - 1 Troy State University
May 25
Game 7 Eastern Illinois University 8 - 3 Troy State University Troy St. elminated
Game 8 Florida Southern College 6 - 1 California State University, Northridge
Game 9 Eastern Illinois University 3 - 2 California State University, Northridge Cal Northridge elminated
May 27
Game 10 Florida Southern College 9 - 0 Eastern Illinois University Florida Southern Wins CWS


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