1989 NCAA Division I
Softball Tournament
Finals site
ChampionsUCLA (5th (6th overall) title)
Runner-upFresno State (5th WCWS Appearance)
Winning coachSharron Backus & Sue Enquist (5th (6th overall) & 1st title)

The 1989 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament was the eighth annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA women's collegiate softball. Held during May 1989, twenty Division I college softball teams contested the championship. The tournament featured eight regionals of either two or three teams, each in a double elimination format. The 1989 Women's College World Series was held in Sunnyvale, California from May 24 through May 28 and marked the conclusion of the 1989 NCAA Division I softball season. For the second consecutive year, UCLA won the championship by defeating Fresno State 1–0 in the final game.[1][2]

This was the last WCWS before it moved to its current home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Main article: 1989 NCAA Division I softball season


Women's College World Series


Game results


  First round     Second round     Third round
  Winner's bracket
  UCLA 3  
  South Carolina 0    
      UCLA 9  
      Cal Poly Pomona 0    
  Cal Poly Pomona 1          
  Oregon 0        
      UCLA 2
      Oklahoma State 1
  Arizona 125        
  Fresno State 0          
      Arizona 0    
      Oklahoma State 48  
  Oklahoma State 3    
  Toledo 1  
  Loser's bracket
  South Carolina 0  
  Oregon 1     Arizona 4
    Oregon 0
  Fresno State 3  
  Toledo 0     Cal Poly Pomona 1
    Fresno State 5
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
  Re-ordered Semifinals
  UCLA 3      
  Arizona 0          
      UCLA 1    
      Fresno State 0  
  Oklahoma State 0    
  Fresno State 7  

Championship Game


School Top Batter Stats.
UCLA Bruins Lorraine Maynez (CF) 1-3 RBI 2B
Fresno State Bulldogs Shelly Stokes (C) 1-2 BB
School Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
UCLA Bruins Tiffany Boyd (W) 7.0 3 0 0 1 6 24 25
Fresno State Bulldogs Carie Dever (L) 6.0 5 1 1 0 1 22 23

All-Tournament Team

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team[4]

Pos Name School
P Carie Dever Fresno State
Tiffany Boyd UCLA
1B Kerry Dienelt UCLA
2B Missy Phillips UCLA
3B Janice Parks UCLA
SS Martha Noffsinger Fresno State
OF Lorraine Maynez UCLA
Kristin Gauthier Arizona
Jill Polanco Fresno State
C Shelly Stokes Fresno State
AL Nicki Dennis Arizona
Michele Smith Oklahoma State

See also


  1. ^ 2014 WCWS Records: 1980s Brackets/Rosters/Stats (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  2. ^ 2014 WCWS Records: WCWS All-Time Results (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "1989 Women's Division I Softball College World Series Game 14". Ncaa.org. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  4. ^ 2014 WCWS Records: All-Time Tournament Records and Results (PDF). NCAA. p. 3. Retrieved May 13, 2015.