1985 NCAA Division I
Baseball tournament
Season1985
Teams38
Finals site
ChampionsMiami (FL) (2nd title)
Runner-upTexas (23rd CWS Appearance)
Winning coachRon Fraser (2nd title)
MOPGreg Ellena (Miami (FL))
TelevisionESPN

The 1985 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1985 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-ninth year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Five regions held a four-team, double-elimination tournament while three regions included six teams, resulting in 38 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The thirty-ninth tournament champion was Miami (FL), coached by Ron Fraser. The Most Outstanding Player was Greg Ellena of Miami (FL).

Regionals

The tournament's opening rounds were played across eight regional sites across the country, each consisting of either a four-team field or 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 Coral Gables, FL

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Miami (FL)22
Princeton6
Miami (FL)11
Virginia6
Virginia14
Florida1
Miami (FL)112
Florida89
Lower round 1Lower final
Virginia2
Princeton4Florida15
Florida14

Central Regional at Austin, TX

Round 1Round 2QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Oklahoma9
Lamar1Oklahoma5
Grambling State2
Houston11Oklahoma4
LSU4Texas9
Houston2Texas10
Texas9Lamar2
Texas4*Oklahoma5
Grambling State3*Houston9Lamar7
Lamar4Lamar10
LSU3

East Regional at Columbia, SC

First roundSecond roundThird roundFinal
Western Carolina12
La Salle13*
Western Carolina5La Salle17
Old Dominion3Rider12
Old Dominion2
Rider3
St. John's14La Salle2
Rider9South Carolina7
St. John's6
South Carolina13
South Carolina11South Carolina14
La Salle1Western Carolina3
Western Carolina9
St. John's6

Midwest Regional at Stillwater, OK

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Oklahoma State8
Minnesota3
Oklahoma State15
Wichita State8
Wichita State12
Oral Roberts1
Oklahoma State210
Wichita State76
Lower round 1Lower final
Wichita State15
Minnesota8Oral Roberts14
Oral Roberts17

South I Regional at Starkville, MS

First RoundSemi-FinalsFinals
Mississippi State10
West Virginia1
Mississippi State8
New Orleans4
New Orleans12*
Michigan10*
Mississippi State619
Michigan148
Lower round 1Lower final
New Orleans6
West Virginia2Michigan11
Michigan9

South II Regional at Tallahassee, FL

Round 1Round 2QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Arkansas20
Eastern Kentucky13Arkansas13
George Mason9
Georgia Tech7Arkansas7
Central Michigan6Florida State6
Georgia Tech1Arkansas7
Florida State9Georgia Tech5
Florida State11Florida State3
George Mason0Georgia Tech14Georgia Tech8
Eastern Kentucky10Eastern Kentucky13
Central Michigan7

West I Regional at Stanford, CA

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Stanford17
Oregon State3
Stanford9
Nebraska8
Nebraska4
Pepperdine2
Stanford17
Pepperdine51
Lower round 1Lower final
Nebraska6
Oregon State1Pepperdine7
Pepperdine6

West II Regional at Fresno, CA

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Arizona7
BYU3
Arizona6
Fresno State0
Fresno State7*
California6*
Arizona10
Fresno State3
Lower round 1Lower final
Fresno State12
BYU9BYU8
California5

College World Series

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona Pac-10 47–20 (17–13) Jerry Kindall 12
(last: 1980)
1st
(1976, 1980)
27–22
Arkansas SWC 49–13 (13–7) Norm DeBriyn 1
(last: 1979)
2nd
(1979)
3–2
Miami (FL) n/a 59–15 (n/a) Ron Fraser 7
(last: 1984)
1st
(1982)
14–12
Mississippi State SEC 48–13 (16–8) Ron Polk 3
(last: 1981)
6th
(1979, 1981)
2–6
Oklahoma State Big 8 57–14 (19–4) Gary Ward 12
(last: 1984)
1st
(1959)
27–23
South Carolina Metro 47–20 (n/a) June Raines 4
(last: 1982)
2nd
(1975, 1977)
9–8
Stanford Pac-10 46–13 (23–7) Mark Marquess 4
(last: 1983)
3rd
(1967)
6–8
Texas SWC 60–12 (16–5) Cliff Gustafson 22
(last: 1984)
1st
(1949, 1950, 1975, 1983)
51–38

Results

Bracket

Upper round 1Upper round 2Upper finalSemifinalsFinal
Arkansas114
South Carolina0
Arkansas4
Mississippi State5
Mississippi State12
Oklahoma State3
Mississippi State7
Texas12
Miami (FL)17
Texas810
Stanford3
Miami (FL)1Arkansas7
Texas2
Texas2
Arizona1
Texas16
Lower round 1Lower round 2Miami (FL)210
Miami (FL)2
South Carolina11Oklahoma State1
Mississippi State5
Oklahoma State16
Miami (FL)6
Arkansas10
Stanford9Stanford4
Arizona2

Game results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 31 Game 1 Arkansas 1–0 (14 innings) South Carolina
Game 2 Mississippi State 12–3 Oklahoma State
June 1 Game 3 Miami (FL) 17–3 Stanford
Game 4 Texas 2–1 Arizona
June 2 Game 5 Oklahoma State 16–11 South Carolina South Carolina eliminated
Game 6 Stanford 9–2 Arizona Arizona eliminated
June 3 Game 7 Mississippi State 5–4 Arkansas
June 5 Game 8 Texas 8–4 Miami (FL)
June 6 Game 9 Arkansas 10–4 Stanford Stanford eliminated
Game 10 Miami (FL) 2–1 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State eliminated
June 7 Game 11 Texas 12–7 Mississippi State Texas qualified for final
June 8 Game 12 Miami (FL) 6–5 Mississippi State Mississippi State eliminated
Game 13 Texas 8–7 (10 innings) Arkansas Arkansas eliminated
June 9 Game 14 Miami (FL) 2–1 Texas
June 11 Final Miami (FL) 10–6 Texas Miami wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

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

Position Player School
P Kevin Sheary Miami (FL)
Greg Swindell Texas
C Chris Magno Miami (FL)
1B Will Clark Mississippi State
2B Billy Bates Texas
3B Jeff King Arkansas
SS Frank Davis Mississippi State
OF Dennis Cook Texas
Ralph Kraus Arkansas
Dan Van Cleve Mississippi State
DH Greg Ellena (MOP) Miami (FL)

Notable players

See also

References

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved September 24, 2014.