1997 Division II College World Series

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The 1997 Division II College World Series was held at Paterson Field in Montgomery, AL. The eight schools qualified by winning one of eight regional tournaments. The tournament was won by Cal State Chico, coached by Lindsay Meggs. The runner-up was the University of Central Oklahoma. Tampa catcher Angel Diaz was named the series Most Outstanding Player, despite not making it to the championship game.

Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
Adelphi University New York Collegiate Athletic Conference 30-16 (14-7) Ron Davies 2
(last:1996)
3rd
California State University, Chico Northern California Athletic Conference 52-11 (30-5) Lindsay Meggs 0
(last:none)
none
Central Missouri State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 39-13 (17-2) Brad Hill 5
(last:1995)
1st
University of Central Oklahoma Lone Star Conference 42-21 (14-6) Wendell Simmons 0
(last:none)
none
Kennesaw State University Peach Belt Conference 49-14 (19-4) Mike Sansing 1
(last:1996)
1st
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 30-21 (15-5) Jeff Messer 1
(last:1989)
3rd
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Great Lakes Valley Conference 37-19 (17-9) Gary Collins 6
(last:1991)
2nd
University of Tampa Sunshine State Conference 46-16 (16-5) Terry Rupp 6
(last:1996)
1st

Results[edit]

1997 College World Series Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Re-ordered Semifinals Finals
                                           
 Cent. Oklahoma 13  
 Cent. Missouri St. 4  
   Cent. Oklahoma 9  
   Kennesaw St. 7  
 Kennesaw St. 20
 Slippery Rock 4  
   Cent. Oklahoma 1 8  
 
   Tampa 18 4  
 Cent. Missouri St. 18  
 Slippery Rock 6  
   Kennesaw St. 7
   Cent. Missouri St. 4  
   Cent. Oklahoma 12 x x
   Chico St. 13 x x
 Chico St. 25  
 SIU Edwardsville 5  
   Chico St. 5
   Tampa 3  
 Tampa 13
 Adelphi 1  
   Chico St. 4 x
 
   Kennesaw St. 2 x  
 SIU Edwardsville 26  
 Adelphi 4  
   Tampa 14
   SIU Edwardsville 4  

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 24
Game 1 University of Central Oklahoma 13 - 4 Central Missouri State University
Game 2 Kennesaw State University 20 - 4 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
May 25
Game 3 California State University, Chico 25 - 5 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Game 4 University of Tampa 13 - 1 Adelphi University
May 26
Game 5 Central Missouri State University 18 - 6 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock eliminated
Game 6 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 26 - 4 Adelphi University Adelphi eliminated
May 27
Game 7 University of Central Oklahoma 9 - 7 Kennesaw State University
Game 8 California State University, Chico 5 - 3 University of Tampa
May 28
Game 9 University of Tampa 14 - 4 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville SIUE eliminated
May 29
Game 10 Kennesaw State University 7 - 4 Central Missouri State University Central Missouri eliminated
Game 11 University of Tampa 18 - 1 University of Central Oklahoma
Game 12 California State University, Chico 4 - 2 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw St. eliminated
May 30
Game 13 University of Central Oklahoma 8 - 4 University of Tampa Tampa eliminated
May 31
Game 14 California State University, Chico 13 - 12 University of Central Oklahoma Chico State wins CWS


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