1974 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season1974
Teams28
Finals site
ChampionsSouthern California (10th title)
Runner-upMiami (FL) (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coachRod Dedeaux (10th title)
MOPGeorge Milke (Southern California)

The 1974 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1974 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 twenty-eighth year. Eight regional districts sent representatives to the College World Series with preliminary rounds within each district serving to determine each representative. These events would later become known as regionals. Each district had its own format for selecting teams, resulting in 28 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The twenty-eighth tournament's champion was Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was George Milke of Southern California.

Tournament

The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight district sites across the country, each consisting of between two and six teams.[2] The winners of each District advanced to the College World Series.

Bold indicates winner.

District 1 at Cambridge, MA

Semifinals Finals
      
Harvard 2
Providence 1
Harvard 10 6
New Hampshire 1 0
New Hampshire 2
Providence 1

District 2 at West Windsor, NJ

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
          
Saint Joseph's 4
St. John's 1
St. Joseph's 3
Winner's bracket
Seton Hall 4
Penn State 1
Seton Hall 4
Seton Hall 11
St. John's 7
St. John's 5*
Penn State 4*
St. John's 8
Loser's bracket
St. Joseph's 0

District 3 at Starkville, MS

 
                                                 
  South Carolina 9  
  NC State 0     South Carolina 5  
    East Carolina 1    
  Miami (FL) 2         South Carolina 0            
  Georgia Southern 1           Miami (FL) 5              
      Miami (FL) 7           Miami (FL) 1 2
      Vanderbilt 1         South Carolina 3 1
  Vanderbilt 2         South Carolina 1    
  East Carolina 1       Vanderbilt 3     Georgia Southern 0  
  NC State 1     Georgia Southern 5  
  Georgia Southern 8  

District 4 at Minneapolis, MN

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
          
Miami (OH) 3
Cincinnati 0
Miami 3
Winner's bracket
Minnesota 4
Minnesota 9
Southern Illinois 4
Minnesota 2 3
Southern Illinois 10 4
Southern Illinois 6
Cincinnati 1
Southern Illinois 6*
Loser's bracket
Miami (OH) 2*

District 5 at Oklahoma City, OK

Finals
    
Oklahoma 6 5
Tulsa 2 4

District 6 at Arlington, TX

Semifinals Finals
      
Louisiana Tech 3
Texas–Pan American 2
Louisiana Tech 5 0 2
Texas 4 8 12
Texas 7
Texas–Pan American 0

District 7 at Greeley, CO

Semifinals Finals
        
Arizona 5 2
Northern Colorado 6 6
Northern Colorado 6 0 6
Gonzaga 3 12 2

District 8 at Los Angeles, CA

Semifinals Finals
        
Pepperdine 4 1 1
Southern California 2 4 12
Cal State Los Angeles 2 7 9
Southern California 9 6 11

College World Series

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Harvard EIBL 28–9 (10–4) Loyal Park 3
(last: 1973)
5th
(1971)
1–6
Miami Independent 48–9 Ron Fraser 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
Northern Colorado GPAC 31–11 (–) Tom Petroff 9
(last: 1962)
5th
(1955)
2–18
Oklahoma Big 8 42–6 (18–3) Enos Semore 3
(last: 1973)
1st
(1951)
6–4
Seton Hall Metro 33–8–1 (14–2) Mike Sheppard 2
(last: 1971)
5th
(1964)
1–4
Southern Illinois Independent 47–10 Richard Jones 3
(last: 1971)
2nd
(1968, 1971)
6–6
Texas SWC 52–6 (20–4) Cliff Gustafson 15
(last: 1973)
1st
(1949, 1950)
30–27
Southern California Pac-8 45–19 (11–7) Rod Dedeaux 15
(last: 1973)
1st
(1948, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1968,
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973)
53–18

Results

Bracket

  First round     Second round     Third round
                           
  Winner's bracket
  Miami 4  
  Harvard 1    
      Miami 5  
      Oklahoma 1    
  Oklahoma 10          
  Northern Colorado 1        
      Miami 7
      Southern California 3
  Southern California 9        
  Texas 2          
      Southern California 5    
      Southern Illinois 3  
  Southern Illinois 5    
  Seton Hall 1  
  Loser's bracket
  Harvard 2  
  Northern Colorado 4     Northern Colorado 2
    Southern Illinois 5
  Texas 12  
  Seton Hall 2     Texas 10
    Oklahoma 4
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semifinals
  Miami 3       Miami 3
  Southern Illinois 4           Southern California 7
      Southern Illinois 2    
      Southern California 7  
  Southern California 5    
  Texas 3  

Game results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 7 Game 1 Miami 4–1 Harvard
Game 2 Oklahoma 10–1 Northern Colorado
June 8 Game 3 Southern California 9–2 Texas
Game 4 Southern Illinois 5–1 Seton Hall
June 10 Game 5 Northern Colorado 4–2 Harvard Harvard eliminated
Game 6 Texas 12–2 Seton Hall Seton Hall eliminated
Game 7 Miami 5–1 Oklahoma
Game 8 Southern California 5–3 Southern Illinois
June 11 Game 9 Southern Illinois 5–2 Northern Colorado Northern Colorado eliminated
Game 10 Texas 10–4 Oklahoma Oklahoma eliminated
June 12 Game 11 Miami 7–3 Southern California
June 13 Game 12 Southern Illinois 4–3 Miami
Game 13 Southern California 5–3 Texas Texas eliminated
June 14 Game 14 Southern California 7–2 Southern Illinois Southern Illinois eliminated
June 15 Final Southern California 7–3 Miami Southern California wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

Position Player School
P Mark Barr USC
Stan Jakubowski Miami (FL)
George Milke (MOP) USC
C Ron Scott Miami (FL)
1B Orlando Gonzalez Miami (FL)
2B Rob Adolph USC
3B Rich Dauer USC
SS Marvin Cobb USC
OF Tom Ball Texas
Bob Mitchell USC
Manny Trujillo Miami (FL)

Notable players

Tournament Notes

References

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 199. Retrieved 22 April 2012.