1982 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Finals site
ChampionsMiami (FL) (1st title)
Runner-upWichita State (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coachRon Fraser (1st title)
MOPDan Smith (Miami (FL))

The 1982 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1982 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 sixth year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Six regions held a four team, double-elimination tournament while two regions included six teams, resulting in 36 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The thirty-sixth tournament's champion was Miami (FL), coached by Ron Fraser. The Most Outstanding Player was Dan Smith of Miami (FL).

National seeds

For the first time, the NCAA selected five number-one seeds and placed each in a different regional.[2]

Bold indicates CWS participant.


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

Bold indicates winner.

Atlantic Regional at Coral Gables, FL

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
South Florida 8
Florida 0
South Florida 4
Winner's bracket
Miami (FL) 9
Miami (FL) 18
Stetson 2
Miami (FL) 15
Stetson 3
Florida 4
Stetson 5
South Florida 4
Loser's bracket
Stetson 5

Central Regional at Austin, TX

Round 1Round 2QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Eastern Michigan7
Florida State2Eastern Michigan10
Oklahoma5Eastern Michigan2*
Ohio State2Texas7*
Texas8Eastern Michigan1
Texas10Eastern Michigan9
Florida State8Florida State5
Ohio State3

East Regional at Columbia, SC

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Old Dominion 6*
West Virginia 7*
Old Dominion 2
East Carolina 1
West Virginia 4
East Carolina 1
East Carolina 1
North Carolina 0
West Virginia 1
South Carolina 2
The Citadel 9
North Carolina 4
South Carolina 6
The Citadel 4
South Carolina 7
West Virginia 0
South Carolina 11
The Citadel 2
Old Dominion 6
The Citadel 15

Midwest Regional at Stillwater, OK

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Middle Tennessee 3
Oral Roberts 2
Middle Tennessee 3
Winner's bracket
Oklahoma State 5
Oklahoma State 16
Minnesota 9
Oklahoma State 7
Middle Tennessee 3
Oral Roberts 0
Minnesota 9
Middle Tennessee 7
Loser's bracket
Minnesota 1

Northeast Regional at Orono, ME

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Maine 6
Seton Hall 4
Maine 13
Winner's bracket
Delaware 1
Delaware 4
Navy 3
Maine 4
Navy 3
Seton Hall 5
Navy 15
Navy 3
Loser's bracket
Delaware 1

South Regional at New Orleans, LA

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Wichita State 3
Jackson State 0
Wichita State 7
Winner's bracket
New Orleans 0
New Orleans 7
Tulane 5
Wichita State 8
New Orleans 1
Jackson State 5
Tulane 11
New Orleans 5*
Loser's bracket
Tulane 4*

West I Regional at Fresno, CA

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Stanford 10
Hawaii 5
Stanford 17
Winner's bracket
Fresno State 10
Fresno State 14
Pepperdine 5
Stanford 15
Pepperdine 8
Hawaii 9
Pepperdine 13
Fresno State 8
Loser's bracket
Pepperdine 11

West II Regional at Tempe, AZ

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Cal State Fullerton 7
Houston 3
Cal State Fullerton 10
Winner's bracket
Arizona State 9
Arizona State 6
San Diego State 1
Cal State Fullerton 8
Arizona State 7
San Diego State 3
Houston 13
Arizona State 9
Loser's bracket
Houston 5

College World Series


School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Cal State Fullerton SCBA 51–21 (23–5) Augie Garrido 2
(last: 1979)
Maine Eastern Collegiate 32–12 (n/a) John Winkin 3
(last: 1981)
Miami (FL) n/a 49–18–1 (n/a) Ron Fraser 5
(last: 1981)
Oklahoma State Big 8 56–14 (19–5) Gary Ward 9
(last: 1981)
South Carolina n/a 45–11 (n/a) June Raines 3
(last: 1981)
(1975, 1977)
Stanford Pac-10 48–16–1 (20–10) Mark Marquess 2
(last: 1967)
Texas SWC 57–4 (12–4) Cliff Gustafson 19
(last: 1981)
(1949, 1950, 1975)
Wichita State MVC 70–12 (15–1) Gene Stephenson 0
(last: none)
none 0–0



First roundSecond roundThird roundSemifinalsFinal
Miami (FL)7
Miami (FL)4
Wichita State3
Wichita State7
Cal State Fullerton0
Miami (FL)2
Miami (FL)10
Oklahoma State1
South Carolina4
Miami (FL)9
Lower first roundLower second round
Wichita State3
Cal State Fullerton0
Wichita State8
Wichita State13
Oklahoma State10Oklahoma State2
South Carolina8

Game results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 4 Game 1 Miami (FL) 7–2 Maine
Game 2 Wichita State 7–0 Cal State Fullerton
June 5 Game 3 Texas 9–1 Oklahoma State
Game 4 Stanford 15–4 South Carolina
June 6 Game 5 Maine 6–0 Cal State Fullerton Cal State Fullerton eliminated
Game 6 Oklahoma State 10–8 South Carolina South Carolina eliminated
June 7 Game 7 Miami (FL) 4–3 Wichita State
June 8 Game 8 Texas 8–6 (12 innings) Stanford
June 9 Game 9 Wichita State 13–2 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State eliminated
Game 10 Maine 8–5 Stanford Stanford eliminated
June 10 Game 11 Miami (FL) 2–1 Texas
June 11 Game 12 Wichita State 8–4 Texas Texas eliminated
Game 13 Miami (FL) 10–4 Maine Maine eliminated
June 12 Final Miami (FL) 9–3 Wichita State Miami wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

Position Player School
P Bryan Oelkers Wichita State
Dan Smith (MOP) Miami (FL)
C Nelson Santovenia Miami (FL)
1B Kevin Bernier Maine
2B Jim Thomas Wichita State
3B Phil Lane Miami (FL)
SS Spike Owen Texas
OF Mike Brumley Texas
Tim Gaskell Wichita State
Loren Hibbs Wichita State
DH Russ Morman Wichita State

Notable players


  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. pp. 203–204. Retrieved 22 April 2012.