1997 College World Series

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College World Series
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The 1997 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from May 30 to June 7. The participating schools qualified by winning one of eight 6-team regional tournaments. The fifty-first tournament's champion was Louisiana State University coached by Skip Bertman. The Most Outstanding Player was Brandon Larson of Louisiana State University.

Participating Teams[edit]

Seeding School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
1 UAlabama73-98.JPG University of Alabama Southeastern Conference 52 - 12 (20 - 9, 2 GB) Jim Wells 3
(last: 1996)
2nd
(1983)
5 - 6
2 LouisianaStateU89-02.jpg Louisiana State University Southeastern Conference 53 - 13 (22 - 7, 0 GB) Skip Bertman 8
(last: 1996)
1st
(1991, 1993, 1996)
19 - 11
3 Stanford89-02.jpg Stanford University Pacific Ten Conference 43 - 18 (21 - 9, 0 GB) Mark Marquess 9
(last: 1995)
1st
(1987, 1988)
21 - 16
4 UCLosAngeles96-17.jpg University of California, Los Angeles Pacific Ten Conference 45 - 19 - 1 (19 - 11, 2 GB) Gary Adams 1
(last: 1969)
7th
(1969)
0 - 2
5 UMiamiFl.jpg University of Miami Division-I Independent 49 - 16 (n/a) Jim Morris 15
(last: 1996)
1st
(1982, 1984)
32 - 26
6 UAuburn.jpg Auburn University Southeastern Conference 49 - 15 (17 - 12, 5 GB) Hal Baird 3
(last: 1994)
4th
(1967)
2 - 6
7 RiceU96-07.jpg Rice University Western Athletic Conference 47 - 14 (20 - 9, 0 GB) Wayne Graham 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
8 MississippiStateU96-03.jpg Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference 46 - 19 (19 - 11, 3.5 GB) Ron Polk 5
(last: 1990)
4th
(1985)
5 - 10

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
3  Stanford 8  
6  Auburn 3  
  3  Stanford 5  
  2  LSU 10  
2  LSU 5
7  Rice 4  
  2  LSU 13 x  
 
  3  Stanford 9 x  
6  Auburn 10  
7  Rice 1  
  3  Stanford 11
  6  Auburn 4  
  2  LSU 13 x x
  1  Alabama 6 x x
5  Miami 7  
4  UCLA 3  
  5  Miami 6
  1  Alabama 1  
1  Alabama 3
8  Mississippi State 2  
  5  Miami 6 2
 
  1  Alabama 8 8  
4  UCLA 5  
8  Mississippi State 7  
  1  Alabama 9
  8  Mississippi State 5  



Game Results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 30 Game 1 Stanford 8 - 3 Auburn
Game 2 Louisiana State 5 - 4 Rice
May 31 Game 3 Miami 7 - 3 (12 innings) UCLA
Game 4 Alabama 3 - 2 Mississippi State
June 1 Game 5 Louisiana State 10 - 5 Stanford
Game 6 Auburn 10 - 1 Rice Rice eliminated
June 2 Game 7 Miami 6 - 1 Alabama
Game 8 Mississippi State 7 - 5 UCLA UCLA eliminated
June 3 Game 9 Stanford 11 - 4 Auburn Auburn eliminated
Game 10 Alabama 9 - 5 Mississippi State Mississippi State eliminated
June 4 Game 11 Louisiana State 13 - 9 Stanford Stanford eliminated
June 5 Game 12 Alabama 8 - 6 Miami
June 6 Game 13 Alabama 8 - 2 Miami Miami eliminated
June 7 Final Louisiana State 13 - 6 Alabama Louisiana State wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Jeff Austin Sophomore Stanford
Jarrod Kingrey Junior Alabama
Catcher Matt Frick Junior Alabama
First baseman Eddy Furniss Junior Louisiana State
Second baseman Joe Caruso Senior Alabama
Third baseman Andy Phillips Sophomore Alabama
Shortstop Brandon Larson Junior Louisiana State
Outfielder Tom Bernhardt Senior Louisiana State
G.W. Keller Sophomore Alabama
Mike Koerner Junior Louisiana State
Designated hitter Mark Peer Junior Alabama

Notable Players[edit]

Tournament Notes[edit]

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