1988 College World Series

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The 1988 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from June 3 to June 11. The participating schools qualified by winning one of eight 6-team regional tournaments. 1988 marked a change in format, as the tournament was broken into 2 4-team brackets, with the the winners of each bracket meeting in a championship game.

The forty-second tournament's champion was Stanford University coached by Mark Marquess. The Most Outstanding Player was Lee Plemel of Stanford University.

Participating Teams[edit]

Seeding School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
1 ArizonaStateU80-10.jpg Arizona State University Pacific Ten Conference 56 - 11 (21 - 9, 0 GB) Jim Brock 14
(last: 1987)
1st
(1965, 1967, 1969, 1977, 1981)
46 - 23
2 CSUFresno82-06.jpg California State University, Fresno Pacific Coast Athletic Association 56 - 10 (20 - 1, 0 GB) Bob Bennett 1
(last: 1959)
3rd
(1959)
3 - 2
3 UMiamiFl.jpg University of Miami Division-I Independent 50 - 12 - 1 (n/a) Ron Fraser 9
(last: 1986)
1st
(1982, 1984)
22 - 15
4 WichitaStateU64-98.JPG Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference 54 - 14 - 1 (16 - 4, 0 GB) Gene Stephenson 1
(last: 1982)
2nd
(1982)
3 - 2
5 UFlorida79-94.jpg University of Florida Southeastern Conference 47 - 17 - 1 (21 - 6, 0 GB) Joe Arnold 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
6 CSUFullerton86-96.jpg California State University, Fullerton Pacific Coast Athletic Association 41 - 16 (12 - 8, 7.5 GB) Larry Cochell 4
(last: 1984)
1st
(1979, 1984)
10 - 6
7 Stanford79-89.JPG Stanford University Pacific Ten Conference 41 - 22 (18 - 12, 3 GB) Mark Marquess 6
(last: 1987)
1st
(1987)
12 - 11
8 UCBerkeley.jpg University of California Pacific Ten Conference 40 - 23 (16 - 14, 5 GB) Bob Milano 3
(last: 1980)
1st
(1947)
10 - 2

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
1  Arizona State 4  
8  California 2  
  1  Arizona State 4  
  4  Wichita State 7  
4  Wichita State 5
5  Florida 4  
  4  Wichita State 3 1  
 
  1  Arizona State 4 19  
8  California 5  
5  Florida 6  
  1  Arizona State 10
  5  Florida 1  
  1  Arizona State 4 x x
  7  Stanford 9 x x
7  Stanford 10  
2  Fresno State 3  
  7  Stanford 3
  6  Cal State Fullerton 5  
6  Cal State Fullerton 9
3  Miami 3  
  6  Cal State Fullerton 1 5
 
  7  Stanford 3 9  
2  Fresno State 4  
3  Miami 8  
  7  Stanford 2
  3  Miami 1  



Game Results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 3 Game 1 Arizona State 4 - 2 California
Game 2 Wichita State 5 - 4 Florida
June 4 Game 3 Stanford 10 - 3 Fresno State
Game 4 Cal State Fullerton 9 - 3 Miami
June 5 Game 5 Florida 6 - 5 California California eliminated
Game 6 Wichita State 7 - 4 Arizona State
June 6 Game 7 Miami 8 - 4 (12 innings) Fresno State Fresno State eliminated
Game 8 Cal State Fullerton 5 - 3 Stanford
June 7 Game 9 Arizona State 10 - 1 Florida Florida eliminated
Game 10 Stanford 2 - 1 Miami Miami eliminated
June 8 Game 11 Arizona State 4 - 3 (10 innings) Wichita State
June 9 Game 12 Stanford 3 - 1 Cal State Fullerton
June 10 Game 13 Arizona State 19 - 1 Wichita State Wichita State eliminated
Game 14 Stanford 9 - 5 Cal State Fullerton Cal State Fullerton eliminated
June 11 Final Stanford 9 - 4 Arizona State Stanford wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Rusty Kilgo Junior Arizona State
Lee Plemel Senior Stanford
Catcher Doug Robbins Senior Stanford
First baseman Ron Witmeyer Junior Stanford
Second baseman Mark Standiford Senior Wichita State
Third baseman John Finn Junior Arizona State
Shortstop Pat Listach Junior Arizona State
Outfielder Ricky Candelari Junior Arizona State
Jim Osborn Senior Cal State Fullerton
Dan Rumsey Junior Arizona State
Designated hitter Martin Peralta Senior Arizona State

Notable Players[edit]

Tournament Notes[edit]

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