1989 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

The 1989 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1989 NCAA Division I baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its forty third year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Each region was composed of six teams, resulting in 48 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The forty-third tournament's champion was Wichita State, coached by Gene Stephenson. The Most Outstanding Player was Greg Brummett of Wichita State.

1989 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season1989
Teams48
Finals site
ChampionsWichita State (1st title)
Runner-upTexas (25th CWS Appearance)
Winning coachGene Stephenson (1st title)

Regionals

The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight regional sites across the country, each consisting of a six-team field. Each regional tournament is double-elimination, however region brackets are variable depending on the number of teams remaining after each round. The winners of each regional advanced to the College World Series.

Bold indicates winner.

Atlantic Regional

at Tallahassee, FL[2][3]

 
                                                 
  Florida State 13  
  Rider 7     Florida State 8  
    USF 1    
  Clemson 6         Florida State 7            
  Stetson 2           Auburn 6              
      Clemson 7           Florida State 8
      Auburn 14         Clemson 1
  Auburn 9         Auburn 1    
  USF 3       Clemson 13     Clemson 11  
  Rider 6     Stetson 5  
  Stetson 13  

South Regional

at Starkville, MS[1][4]

 
                                                 
  Mississippi State 8  
  Western Carolina 0     Mississippi State 11  
    Nicholls State 2    
  Jacksonville 3         Mississippi State 1            
  Indiana State 2           North Carolina 2              
      Jacksonville 3           North Carolina 0 7
      North Carolina 8         Mississippi State 6 1
  North Carolina 8         Mississippi State 11    
  Nicholls State 4       Jacksonville 4     Indiana State 2  
  Western Carolina 3     Indiana State 9  
  Indiana State 10  

Northeast Regional

at Waterbury, CT[1][5][6]

 
                                               
  Le Moyne 7  
  Arkansas 5     Le Moyne 0  
    Illinois 7    
      Illinois 2  
      Arkansas 9     Arkansas 1  
  George Washington 2         Arizona State 0    
  Arkansas 8        
  Arizona State 5         Arkansas 6
  George Washington 0           Le Moyne 5
      Arizona State 15        
      Penn 4          
  Penn 7           Arizona State 2              
  Illinois 1         Le Moyne 4            
  Penn 16*    
  Le Moyne 18  

Central Regional

at College Station, TX[1][1][7]

 
                                                 
  Texas A&M 23  
  Jackson State 3     Texas A&M 25  
    BYU 4    
  LSU 12         Texas A&M 17            
  UNLV 10           South Alabama 5              
      LSU 4           Texas A&M 5 4*
      South Alabama 6         LSU 13 5*
  South Alabama 11*         South Alabama 5    
  BYU 10*       LSU 13     LSU 6  
  Jackson State 2     UNLV 8  
  UNLV 13  

West I Regional

at Tucson, AZ[1][8]

 
                                                 
  Arizona 12  
  Eastern Kentucky 6     Arizona 17  
    Hawaii 3    
  Oklahoma 5         Arizona 6            
  Loyola Marymount 2           Long Beach State 10              
      Oklahoma 4           Long Beach State 10
      Long Beach State 11         Arizona 3
  Long Beach State 14         Arizona 13    
  Hawaii 7       Oklahoma 5*     Loyola Marymount 4  
  Eastern Kentucky 3     Loyola Marymount 6*  
  Loyola Marymount 9  

West II Regional

at Fresno, CA[1][9]

 
                                                 
  Wichita State 4  
  Portland 0     Wichita State 12  
    Pepperdine 1    
  Fresno State 9         Wichita State 5            
  Notre Dame 8           Michigan 14              
      Fresno State 3           Michigan 2 5
      Michigan 5         Wichita State 3 9
  Michigan 4         Wichita State 6    
  Pepperdine 3       Fresno State 11     Fresno State 4  
  Portland 6*     Notre Dame 4  
  Notre Dame 8*  

Midwest Regional

at Austin, TX[1][10]

 
                                                 
  Texas 2  
  New Orleans 0     Texas 11  
    USC 8    
  Oklahoma State 6         Texas 8            
  Sam Houston State 5           Oklahoma State 7              
      Oklahoma State 8*           Texas 9
      Western Michigan 3*         New Orleans 3
  Western Michigan 9         Oklahoma State 2    
  USC 8       Western Michigan 5     New Orleans 3  
  Sam Houston State 4     New Orleans 6  
  New Orleans 8  

East Regional

at Gainesville, FL[1][11]

 
                                               
  Miami (FL) 3  
  Villanova 1     Miami (FL) 7  
    Georgia Tech 9    
      Georgia Tech 16*  
      Villanova 18*     Villanova 5  
  Florida 7         UCF 2    
  UCF 10        
  Florida 11         Villanova 1
  East Carolina 6           Miami (FL) 4
      Villanova 10        
      East Carolina 6          
  UCF 6           Miami (FL) 10              
  Georgia Tech 4         UCF 1            
  Florida 1    
  Miami (FL) 9  

College World Series

Participants

Seeding School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
1 Florida State Metro 52–16 (14–4) Mike Martin 9
(last: 1987)
2nd
(1970, 1986)
13–18
2 Texas SWC 51–17 (14–7) Cliff Gustafson 24
(last: 1987)
1st
(1949, 1950, 1975, 1983)
58–42
3 Miami (FL) n/a 48–16 (n/a) Ron Fraser 10
(last: 1988)
1st
(1982, 1985)
23–17
4 Wichita State MVC 63–15 (13–5) Gene Stephenson 2
(last: 1988)
2nd
(1982)
5–4
5 Arkansas SWC 50–14 (17–4) Norm DeBriyn 3
(last: 1987)
2nd
(1979)
6–6
6 LSU SEC 53–15 (18–9) Skip Bertman 2
(last: 1987)
4th
(1987)
3–4
7 Long Beach State Big West 50–13 (17–4) Dave Snow 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
8 North Carolina ACC 41–16–1 (15–4) Mike Roberts 3
(last: 1978)
3rd
(1978)
2–6

Results

The teams in the CWS were divided into two pools of four, with each pool playing a double-elimination format. For the first time since the College World Series in 1947, the series was not a true double elimination tournament. Instead, the winners of the two pools met in a single National Championship game. Texas came out of its pool with no losses. Wichita State came out of its pool with one loss. Wichita State defeated Texas in the Championship game. Because each team only had one loss, in the championships prior to 1989, the teams would have played a winner-take-all game for the championship. Therefore, when Texas lost the championship game, rather than play another game for the championship, Wichita State was crowned champion. This new format was adopted for television reasons for the final game. Later, the format was switched to a best of three series in 2003.

Bracket

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1 Florida State 4  
8 North Carolina 2  
  1 Florida State 4  
  4 Wichita State 2  
4 Wichita State 3
5 Arkansas 1  
  1 Florida State 4 9  
  4 Wichita State 7 12  
8 North Carolina 3  
5 Arkansas 7  
  5 Arkansas 4
  4 Wichita State 8  
  4 Wichita State 5
  2 Texas 3
2 Texas 7  
7 Long Beach State 1  
  2 Texas 12
  3 Miami (FL) 2  
3 Miami (FL) 5
6 LSU 2  
  2 Texas 12
  6 LSU 7  
7 Long Beach State 5  
6 LSU 8  
  6 LSU 6
  3 Miami (FL) 3  

Game results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 2 Game 1 Florida State 4–2 North Carolina
Game 2 Wichita State 3–1 Arkansas
June 3 Game 3 Texas 7–1 Long Beach State
Game 4 Miami (FL) 5–2 LSU
June 4 Game 5 Arkansas 7–3 North Carolina North Carolina eliminated
Game 6 LSU 8–5 Long Beach State Long Beach State eliminated
June 5 Game 7 Florida State 4–2 Wichita State
Game 8 Texas 12–2 Miami (FL)
June 6 Game 9 Wichita State 8–4 Arkansas Arkansas eliminated
Game 10 LSU 6–3 Miami (FL) Miami eliminated
June 7 Game 11 Wichita State 7–4 Florida State
June 8 Game 12 Texas 12–7 LSU Louisiana State eliminated
June 9 Game 13 Wichita State 12–9 Florida State Florida State eliminated
June 10 Final Wichita State 5–3 Texas Wichita State wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Greg Brummett Senior Wichita State
Jim Newlin Junior Wichita State
Catcher Eric Wedge Junior Wichita State
First baseman David Lowery Junior Texas
Second baseman Rocky Rau Junior Florida State
Third baseman Craig Newkirk Senior Texas
Shortstop Pat Meares Sophomore Wichita State
Outfielder Jim Audley Sophomore Wichita State
Arthur Butcher Senior Texas
Todd Dreifort Freshman Wichita State
Designated hitter Scott Bryant Junior Texas

Notable players

References

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  3. ^ "NCAA Tournament Results" (PDF). Seminoles.com. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 Mississippi State Media Guide" (PDF). HailState.com. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  5. ^ 2012 Sun Devil Baseball (PDF). thesundevils.com. p. 98. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
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1989 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament

The 1989 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament was held in Greenville, SC from May 13 through May 16. Clemson won the tournament and earned the Atlantic Coast Conference's automatic bid to the 1989 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

1989 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament

The 1989 Big East Baseball Tournament was held at Muzzy Field in Bristol, CT. This was the fifth Big East baseball tournament, and was won by the Villanova Wildcats. As a result, Villanova earned the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1989 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. This was the Wildcat's first tournament championship.

1989 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament

The 1989 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Ray Fisher Stadium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Minneapolis, Minnesota from May 19 through 20. The top four teams from the regular season participated in the double-elimination tournament, the ninth annual tournament sponsored by the Big Ten Conference to determine the league champion. Illinois won their first tournament championship and earned the Big Ten Conference's automatic bid to the 1989 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Illinois was the first team other than Michigan and Minnesota to win the event.

1989 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament

The 1989 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament was held in Asheville, North Carolina from April 27 through April 29. The South Division's top seed Western Carolina won their fifth consecutive tournament and earned the Southern Conference's automatic bid to the 1989 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Western Carolina claimed its fifth tournament title of the first six in modern SoCon history.

The tournament used a double-elimination format. Heavy rains forced the cancellation of the tournament after five games. A three team playoff was held in Montreat, North Carolina between Appalachian State, Marshall, and Western Carolina to determine the automatic qualifier in the NCAA Tournament.

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