1980 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season1980
Teams34
Finals site
ChampionsArizona (2nd title)
Runner-upHawaii (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coachJerry Kindall (2nd title)
MOPTerry Francona (Arizona)

The 1980 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1980 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 thirty fourth year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Seven regions held a four team, double-elimination tournament while one region included six teams, resulting in 34 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The thirty-fourth tournament's champion was Arizona, coached by Jerry Kindall. The Most Outstanding Player was Terry Francona of the Arizona.[2][3][4][5]

Regionals

Seven of the eight regionals were played as 4-team double-elimination tournaments. One regional was played as a 6-team double-elimination tournament. The winner of each regional moved onto the College World Series.

Northeast Regional

Games played in Orono, Maine.

First Round Semi-Finals Finals
          
Harvard 7
East Carolina 3
Harvard 5
Winner's bracket
St. John's 9
St. John's 6
Maine 4
St. John's 6
Harvard 3
East Carolina 1
Maine 2
Harvard 7
Loser's bracket
Maine 5

West Regional

Games played in Tucson, Arizona.

First Round Semi-Finals Finals
          
Gonzaga 3
Cal State Fullerton 2
Gonzaga 9
Winner's bracket
Arizona 13
Arizona 5
Fresno State 4
Arizona 8
Gonzaga 5
Cal State Fullerton 10
Fresno State 2
Cal State Fullerton 8
Loser's bracket
Gonzaga 10

South Regional

Games played in Tallahassee, Florida.

First Round Semi-Finals Finals
          
Florida State 10
New Orleans 0
Florida State 19
Winner's bracket
Western Kentucky 7
Western Kentucky 15
Vanderbilt 4
Florida State 10
Western Kentucky 5
New Orleans 8
Vanderbilt 2
Western Kentucky 4
Loser's bracket
New Orleans 3

Central Regional

Games played in Austin, Texas.

First Round Semi-Finals Finals
          
Hawaii 8
Texas–Pan American 4
Hawaii 2
Winner's bracket
Louisiana Tech 1
Louisiana Tech 4
Texas 3
Hawaii 7
Texas 3
Texas–Pan American 4
Texas 7
Louisiana Tech 6
Loser's bracket
Texas 7

Atlantic Regional

Games played in Clemson, South Carolina.

First Round Semi-Finals Finals
          
South Carolina 7
Georgia Southern 2
South Carolina 2
Winner's bracket
Clemson 6
Clemson 22
East Tennessee State 4
Clemson 17
South Carolina 12
Georgia Southern 1
East Tennessee State 2
South Carolina 8
Loser's bracket
East Tennessee State 5

East Regional

Games played in Miami, Florida.

First Round Semi-Finals Finals
          
James Madison 11
Delaware 10
James Madison 3
Winner's bracket
Miami (FL) 10
Miami (FL) 15
South Alabama 6
Miami (FL) 10
Delaware 1
Delaware 5
South Alabama 4
James Madison 1
Loser's bracket
Delaware 6

Mideast Regional

Games played in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

First Round Semi-Finals Finals
          
Michigan 9
Central Michigan 4
Michigan 7
Winner's bracket
Nebraska 0
Nebraska 12
BYU 0
Michigan 12
Nebraska 3
Central Michigan 0
BYU 9
Nebraska 12
Loser's bracket
BYU 4

Midwest Regional

Games played in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  First Round Second Round Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                                 
  UNLV 3  
  California 2     UNLV 4  
    Oral Roberts 0    
  Missouri 5         UNLV 10            
  Wichita State 4           Missouri 2              
      Missouri 6           UNLV 2 0
      Arkansas 0         California 6 12
  Arkansas 3         Missouri 1    
  Oral Roberts 2       Arkansas 1     California 2  
  California 5     California 7  
  Wichita State 1  

College World Series

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona Pac-10 40–20–1 (17–13) Jerry Kindall 11
(last: 1979)
1st
(1976)
22–21
California Pac-10 41–21–1 (17–13) Bob Milano 2
(last: 1957)
1st
(1947,1957)
7–0
Clemson ACC 38–19 (6–5) Bill Wilhelm 4
(last: 1977)
5th
(1958, 1959, 1976)
4–8
Florida State Metro 51–10 (n/a) Mike Martin 6
(last: 1975)
2nd
(1970)
8–12
Hawaii WAC 57–16 (19–5) Les Murakami 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
Miami (FL) n/a 57–10 (n/a) Ron Fraser 3
(last: 1979)
2nd
(1974)
5–6
Michigan Big 10 35–16–1 (14–2) Bud Middaugh 3
(last: 1978)
1st
(1953)
9–3
St. John's Eastern Collegiate 29–9 (n/a) Joe Russo 5
(last: 1978)
4th
(1949, 1966, 1968)
5–10

Results

Bracket

  First round     Second round     Third round
                           
  Winner's bracket
  St. John's 6  
  Arizona 1    
      St. John's 2  
      Hawaii 7    
  Hawaii 7          
  Florida State 6        
      Hawaii 9
      Miami (FL) 3
  Miami (FL) 13        
  Clemson 5          
      Miami (FL) 3    
      Michigan 2  
  Michigan 911    
  California 8  
  Loser's bracket
  Arizona 5  
  Florida State 3     Michigan 0
    Arizona 8
  Clemson 4  
  California 6     St. John's 5
    California 8
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semifinals
  Hawaii 4       Hawaii 3
  Arizona 611           Arizona 5
      Arizona 10    
      California 9  
  Miami (FL) 3    
  California 4  

Game results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 30 Game 1 St. John's 6–1 Arizona
Game 2 Hawaii 7–6 Florida State
May 31 Game 3 Miami (FL) 13–5 Clemson
Game 4 Michigan 9–8 (11 innings) California
June 1 Game 5 Arizona 5–3 Florida State Florida State eliminated
Game 6 California 6–4 Clemson Clemson eliminated
Game 7 Hawaii 7–2 St. John's
June 2 Game 8 Miami (FL) 3–2 Michigan
Game 9 California 8–5 St. John's St. John's eliminated
Game 10 Arizona 8–0 Michigan Michigan eliminated
June 3 Game 11 Hawaii 9–3 Miami (FL)
June 4 Game 12 California 4–3 Miami (FL) Miami (FL) eliminated
Game 13 Arizona 6–4 (11 innings) Hawaii
June 5 Game 14 Arizona 10-9 California California eliminated
June 6 Final Arizona 5–3 Hawaii Arizona wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

Position Player School
P Greg Barger Arizona
Craig Lefferts Arizona
C Collin Tanabe Hawaii
1B Wes Clements Arizona
2B Paul Hundhammer Miami (FL)
3B Kimo Perkins Hawaii
SS Eric Tokunaga Hawaii
OF Terry Francona (MOP) Arizona
Lyle Brackenridge California
Jim Paciorek Michigan
DH Paul Maruffi St. John's

Notable players

References

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  2. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/ncaa/archives/baseball/d1/1980/290013.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ "Home - CWS of Omaha, Inc". CWS of Omaha, Inc. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2010-08-06.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (timeline of Arizona athletics. Mentions the Wildcats' accomplishments during the 1980 season)
  5. ^ http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/sports/2010/2/10/GEN_0210103049.aspx? (mentions Hawaii's head baseball coach Les Murakami and the team's CWS appearance)