2021 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Season2021
Teams64
Finals site
ChampionsMississippi State (1st title)
Runner-upVanderbilt (5th CWS Appearance)
Winning coachChris Lemonis (1st title)
MOPWill Bednar (Mississippi State)

The 2021 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was the 74th edition of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The 64-team tournament began on Friday, June 4, 2021, as part of the 2021 NCAA Division I baseball season and concluded with the 2021 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, which started on June 19 and ended on June 30.[1] Mississippi State defeated Vanderbilt in the best-of-three final series to win their first national championship in program history.

The 64 participating NCAA Division I college baseball teams were selected out of an eligible 299 teams. There were 30[a] teams awarded an automatic bid as champions of their conferences, and 34 teams were selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee. Teams were divided into sixteen regionals of four teams, each of which conducted a double-elimination tournament. Regional champions then faced each other in Super Regionals, a best-of-three game series, to determine the eight participants in the College World Series.[1]

Grand Canyon,[3] NJIT,[4] Norfolk State[5] and Presbyterian[6] made their NCAA tournament debuts after winning their first conference tournaments in program history. Nevada qualified for the tournament for the first time since 2000,[7] Rider qualified for the first time since 2010[8] and Charlotte qualified for the first time since 2011.[9] Auburn and Louisville were the lone teams from the 2019 College World Series field to fail to qualify.

Tournament procedure

A total of 64 teams entered the tournament, with 30 of them (down from 31, due to the Ivy League having cancelled all spring sports due to COVID-19)[10] receiving an automatic bid by winning their conference's tournament. The remaining 34 bids were at-large", with selections extended by the NCAA Selection Committee.

On Friday, May 14, the NCAA Selection Committee announced 20 potential sites for the first round regionals due to necessary coronavirus precautions, which were reduced to 16 on May 30.[11][12] Typically, the top sixteen teams receive national seeds and host their respective regional tournaments. However, since the committee determined only twenty potential sites, if a team outside that list of twenty were to receive a national seed, they would play their regional on the road. This had not occurred since 2010 when No. 1 seed Florida State Seminoles traveled to the Norwich Regional hosted by UConn at Dodd Memorial Stadium.[13] Despite receiving a national seed, Old Dominion travelled to Founders Park at the Columbia Regional hosted by the University of South Carolina.

Schedule and venues

On May 30, the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced the sixteen regional host sites. The Southeastern Conference led the way with seven hosts. The Big 12 Conference and Pac-12 Conference each had three regional hosts, while Conference USA, Atlantic Coast Conference, and American Athletic Conference each had one regional host. Texas led all institutions as they hosted for the 28th time. Louisiana Tech hosted for the first time in program history.[14]

The Super Regional sites were announced on the morning of Tuesday, June 8, after the completion of the regional round.[14]

Regionals

Super Regionals

College World Series

Bids

Of the 64 qualified to play in the 2021 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, 35 competed in the previous tournament in 2019. Grand Canyon,[15] NJIT,[16] Norfolk State[17] and Presbyterian[18] all made their NCAA tournament debuts after winning their first conference tournaments in program history. Nevada qualified for the tournament for the first time since 2000,[19] Rider qualified for the first time since 2010[20] and Charlotte qualified for the first time since 2011.[21]

Notable teams that failed to qualify included Auburn and Louisville, who both advanced to the 2019 College World Series.

School Conference Record (Conf) Berth Last NCAA Appearance
Alabama SEC 31–24 (12–17) At-large 2014 (Tallahassee Regional)
Arizona Pac-12 40–15 (21–9) Regular Season 2017 (Lubbock Regional)
Arizona State Pac-12 32–20 (16–14) At-large 2019 (Baton Rouge Regional)
Arkansas SEC 46–10 (22–8) Tournament 2019 College World Series
Army West Point Patriot 28–23 (15–10) Tournament 2019 (Lubbock Regional)
Campbell Big South 35–16 (28–9) At-large 2019 (Greenville Regional)
Central Connecticut Northeast 28–13 (21–9) Tournament 2019 (Fayetteville Regional)
Central Michigan Mid-American 40–16 (31–9) Regular Season 2019 (Starkville Regional)
Charlotte Conference USA 39–19 (24–8) At-large 2011 (Tempe Regional)
Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 37–15 (18–6) Tournament 2019 (Lubbock Regional)
Duke ACC 32–20 (16–17) Tournament 2019 (Morgantown Regional)
East Carolina American 41–15 (20–8) At-large 2019 (Louisville Super Regional)
Fairfield Metro Atlantic 37–3 (33–1) At-large 2016 (Lubbock Regional)
Florida SEC 38–20 (17–13) At-large 2019 (Lubbock Regional)
Florida State ACC 30–22 (20–16) At-large 2019 College World Series
Georgia Tech ACC 29–23 (21–15) At-large 2019 (Atlanta Regional)
Gonzaga West Coast 33–17 (20–7) Regular Season 2018 (Minneapolis Regional)
Grand Canyon Western Athletic 39–19–1 (29–7) Tournament First appearance
Indiana State Missouri Valley 30–19 (14–10) At-large 2019 (Nashville Regional)
Jacksonville ASUN 16–32 (4–15) Tournament 2018 (Gainesville Regional)
Liberty ASUN 39–14 (19–2) At-large 2019 (Chapel Hill Regional)
Louisiana Tech Conference USA 40–18 (22–8) At-large 2016 (Starkville Regional)
LSU SEC 34–22 (13–17) At-large 2019 (Baton Rouge Super Regional)
Maryland Big Ten 28–16 (28–16) At-large 2017 (Winston-Salem Regional)
McNeese State Southland 32–28 (21–18) Tournament 2019 (Nashville Regional)
Miami (FL) ACC 32–19 (20–15) At-large 2019 (Starkville Regional)
Michigan Big Ten 27–17 (27–17) At-large 2019 College World Series Runner-up
Mississippi State SEC 40–15 (20–10) At-large 2019 College World Series
NC State ACC 30–17 (19–14) At-large 2019 (Greenville Regional)
Nebraska Big Ten 31–12 (31–12) Regular Season 2019 (Oklahoma City Regional)
Nevada Mountain West 25–18 (22–9) Regular Season 2000 (Palo Alto Regional)
NJIT America East 26–22 (23–17) Tournament First appearance
Norfolk State Mid-Eastern 25–26 (18–10) Tournament First appearance
North Carolina ACC 27–25 (18–18) At-large 2019 (Chapel Hill Super Regional)
North Dakota State Summit 41–17 (20–11) Tournament 2014 (Corvallis Regional)
Northeastern Colonial 36–10 (20–3) Tournament 2018 (Raleigh Regional)
Notre Dame ACC 30–11 (25–10) At-large 2015 (Champaign Regional)
Oklahoma State Big 12 35–17–1 (12–12) At-large 2019 (Lubbock Super Regional)
Old Dominion Conference USA 42–14 (22–10) Tournament 2014 (Columbia Regional)
Ole Miss SEC 41–19 (18–12) At-large 2019 (Fayetteville Super Regional)
Oregon Pac-12 37–14 (20–10) At-large 2015 (Springfield Regional)
Oregon State Pac-12 34–22 (16–14) At-large 2019 (Corvallis Regional)
Presbyterian Big South 22–21 (18–16) Tournament First appearance
Rider Metro Atlantic 23–16 (18–16) Tournament 2010 (Austin Regional)
Samford Southern 35–22 (20–10) Tournament 2018 (Tallahassee Regional)
South Alabama Sun Belt 33–20 (15–9) Tournament 2017 (Hattiesburg Regional)
South Carolina SEC 33–21 (16–14) At-large 2018 (Fayetteville Super Regional)
South Florida American 28–27 (14–14) Tournament 2018 (DeLand Regional)
Southeast Missouri State Ohio Valley 30–20 (17–10) Tournament 2016 (Starkville Regional)
Southern Southwestern Athletic 20–28 (13–11) Tournament 2019 (Starkville Regional)
Southern Miss Conference USA 37–19 (22–9) At-large 2019 (Baton Rouge Regional)
Stanford Pac-12 33–14 (17–10) At-large 2019 (Starkville Super Regional)
TCU Big 12 40–17 (17–7) Tournament 2019 (Fayetteville Regional)
Tennessee SEC 45–16 (20–10) At-large 2019 (Chapel Hill Regional)
Texas Big 12 42–15 (17–7) At-large 2018 College World Series
Texas Tech Big 12 36–15 (14–10) At-large 2019 College World Series
UC Irvine Big West 40–16 (32–8) Regular Season 2014 College World Series
UC Santa Barbara Big West 39–18 (29–11) At-large 2019 (Stanford Regional)
UCLA Pac-12 35–18 (18–12) At-large 2019 (Los Angeles Super Regional)
UConn Big East 33–16 (13–4) Tournament 2019 (Oklahoma City Regional)
Vanderbilt SEC 40–15 (19–10) At-large 2019 National Champions
VCU Atlantic 10 37–14 (13–3) Tournament 2015 (Dallas Regional)
Virginia ACC 29–23 (18–18) At-large 2017 (Fort Worth Regional)
Wright State Horizon 35–11 (28–4) Tournament 2018 (Stanford Regional)

By conference

Conference Total Schools
SEC 9 Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
ACC 8 Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, NC State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia
Pac-12 6 Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA
Big 12 4 TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State
Conference USA 4 Charlotte, Louisiana Tech, Old Dominion, Southern Miss
Big Ten 3 Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska
American 2 East Carolina, South Florida
ASUN 2 Liberty, Jacksonville
Big South 2 Campbell, Presbyterian
Big West 2 UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara
Metro Atlantic 2 Fairfield, Rider
Missouri Valley 2 Dallas Baptist, Indiana State
America East 1 NJIT
Atlantic 10 1 VCU
Big East 1 UConn
Colonial 1 Northeastern
Horizon 1 Wright State
Mid-American 1 Central Michigan
Mid-Eastern 1 Norfolk State
Mountain West 1 Nevada
Northeast 1 Central Connecticut
Ohio Valley 1 Southeast Missouri State
Patriot 1 Army
Southern 1 Samford
Southland 1 McNeese State
Southwestern Athletic 1 Southern
Summit 1 North Dakota State
Sun Belt 1 South Alabama
West Coast 1 Gonzaga
Western Athletic 1 Grand Canyon

National seeds

The sixteen national seeds were announced on the Selection Show on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 12 p.m. EDT on ESPN2.[22] Teams in italics advanced to the Super Regionals. Teams in bold advanced to the 2021 College World Series.

  1. Arkansas
  2. Texas
  3. Tennessee
  4. Vanderbilt
  5. Arizona
  6. TCU
  7. Mississippi State
  8. Texas Tech
  9. Stanford
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Old Dominion
  12. Ole Miss
  13. East Carolina
  14. Oregon
  15. Florida
  16. Louisiana Tech

Regionals and Super Regionals

Further information: 2021 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament – Super Regionals

Bold indicates winner. Seeds for regional tournaments indicate seeds within regional. Seeds for super regional tournaments indicate national seeds only.

Fayetteville Super Regional

Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
               
1 Arkansas 13
4 NJIT 8
1 Arkansas 5
2 Nebraska 1
3 Northeastern 6
2 Nebraska 8
1 Arkansas 3 6
Fayetteville Regional – Baum–Walker Stadium
2 Nebraska 5 2
4 NJIT 3
3 Northeastern 2
4 NJIT 4
2 Nebraska 18
1 Arkansas 21 5 2
NC State 2 6 3
1 Louisiana Tech 18
4 Rider 2
1 Louisiana Tech 3
2 NC State 8
3 Alabama 1
2 NC State 8
2 NC State 14
Ruston Regional – J. C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
1 Louisiana Tech 7
4 Rider 1
3 Alabama 3
3 Alabama 8
1 Louisiana Tech 10

Lubbock Super Regional

Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
               
1 Texas Tech 6
4 Army 3
1 Texas Tech 7
3 North Carolina 2
3 North Carolina 5
2 UCLA 4
1 Texas Tech 8
Lubbock Regional – Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park
2 UCLA 2
4 Army 6
2 UCLA 13
2 UCLA 12
3 North Carolina 2
8 Texas Tech 3 0
9 Stanford 15 9
1 Stanford 9
4 North Dakota State 1
1 Stanford 12
2 UC Irvine 4
3 Nevada 0
2 UC Irvine 7
1 Stanford 4 11
Stanford Regional – Klein Field at Sunken Diamond
2 UC Irvine 8 8
4 North Dakota State 6
3 Nevada 1
4 North Dakota State 3
2 UC Irvine 18

Tucson Super Regional

Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
               
1 Arizona 12
4 Grand Canyon 6
1 Arizona 4
3 UC Santa Barbara 0
3 UC Santa Barbara 14
2 Oklahoma State 4
1 Arizona 5
Tucson Regional – Hi Corbett Field
3 UC Santa Barbara 2
4 Grand Canyon 3
2 Oklahoma State 5
2 Oklahoma State 3
3 UC Santa Barbara 13
5 Arizona 9 3 16
12 Ole Miss 3 12 3
1 Ole Miss 6
4 Southeast Missouri State 3
1 Ole Miss 4
3 Florida State 3
3 Florida State 5
2 Southern Miss 2
1 Ole Miss 7 12
Oxford Regional – Swayze Field
2 Southern Miss 10 9
4 Southeast Missouri State 0
2 Southern Miss 21
2 Southern Miss 7
3 Florida State 4

Nashville Super Regional

Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
               
1 Vanderbilt 10
4 Presbyterian 0
1 Vanderbilt 4
2 Georgia Tech 3
3 Indiana State 6
2 Georgia Tech 7
1 Vanderbilt 14
Nashville Regional – Hawkins Field
2 Georgia Tech 1111
4 Presbyterian 2
3 Indiana State 9
3 Indiana State 0
2 Georgia Tech 9
4 Vanderbilt 2 4
13 East Carolina 0 1
1 East Carolina 8
4 Norfolk State 5
1 East Carolina 7
2 Charlotte 5
3 Maryland 10
2 Charlotte 13
1 East Carolina 9
Greenville Regional – Clark–LeClair Stadium
3 Maryland 6
4 Norfolk State 0
3 Maryland 16
3 Maryland 2
2 Charlotte 1

Knoxville Super Regional

Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
               
1 Tennessee 9
4 Wright State 8
1 Tennessee 9
3 Liberty 3
3 Liberty 11
2 Duke 6
1 Tennessee 3
Knoxville Regional – Lindsey Nelson Stadium
3 Liberty 1
4 Wright State 6
2 Duke 14
2 Duke 4
3 Liberty 15
3 Tennessee 4 15
LSU 2 6
1 Oregon 13
4 Central Connecticut 10
1 Oregon 7
2 Gonzaga 3
3 LSU 0
2 Gonzaga 3
1 Oregon 1 8
Eugene Regional – PK Park
3 LSU 4 9
4 Central Connecticut 5
3 LSU 610
3 LSU 9
2 Gonzaga 4

Columbia Super Regional

The Columbia Super Regional between Dallas Baptist and Virginia was held at Founders Park due to NCAA COVID-19 guidelines for the 2021 tournament mandating that all Super Regionals take place at one of the original sixteen regional sites regardless of the winners of those regionals.[23]

Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
               
1 TCU 12
4 McNeese State 4
1 TCU 6
3 Dallas Baptist 8
3 Dallas Baptist 6
2 Oregon State 5
3 Dallas Baptist 4 8
Fort Worth Regional – Lupton Stadium
2 Oregon State 5 5
4 McNeese State 5
2 Oregon State 10
2 Oregon State 3
1 TCU 2
Dallas Baptist 6 0 2
Virginia 5 4 5
1 Old Dominion 4
4 Jacksonville 3
1 Old Dominion 2
2 South Carolina 1
3 Virginia 3
2 South Carolina 4
1 Old Dominion 3 3
Columbia Regional – Founders Park
3 Virginia 8 410
4 Jacksonville 8
3 Virginia 13
3 Virginia 3
2 South Carolina 2

Old Dominion was unable to host at their home stadium, Bud Metheny Baseball Complex in Norfolk, Virginia, due to inadequate facilities according to NCAA regional hosting guidelines.[24]

Starkville Super Regional

Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
               
1 Mississippi State 8
4 Samford 4
1 Mississippi State 16
2 VCU 4
3 Campbell 4
2 VCU 19
1 Mississippi State 6
Starkville Regional – Dudy Noble Field, Polk–DeMent Stadium
3 Campbell 5
4 Samford 13
3 Campbell 16
3 Campbell 19
2 VCU 10
7 Mississippi State 9 1 11
10 Notre Dame 8 9 7
1 Notre Dame 10
4 Central Michigan 0
1 Notre Dame 26
2 UConn 3
3 Michigan 1
2 UConn 6
1 Notre Dame 14
South Bend Regional – Frank Eck Stadium
4 Central Michigan 2
4 Central Michigan 8
3 Michigan 2
4 Central Michigan 14
2 UConn 9

Austin Super Regional

Regional Regional Regional Final Super Regional
               
1 Texas 11
4 Southern 0
1 Texas 10
2 Arizona State 3
3 Fairfield 6
2 Arizona State 7
1 Texas 12
Austin Regional – UFCU Disch–Falk Field
3 Fairfield 2
4 Southern 2
3 Fairfield 6
3 Fairfield 9
2 Arizona State 7
2 Texas 4 12
South Florida 3 4
1 Florida 3
4 South Florida 5
4 South Florida 10
2 Miami (FL) 2
3 South Alabama 0
2 Miami (FL) 1
4 South Florida 0 6
Gainesville Regional – Florida Ballpark
3 South Alabama 4 4
1 Florida 1
3 South Alabama 19
3 South Alabama 7
2 Miami (FL) 2

College World Series

Main article: 2021 College World Series

The College World Series was held at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

Bracket

First round Second round Semifinals Finals
               
NC State 10
9 Stanford 4
NC State 1
4 Vanderbilt 0
5 Arizona 6
4 Vanderbilt 712
NC State 1
Bracket 1
4 Vanderbilt 3 [A]
9 Stanford 14
5 Arizona 5
9 Stanford 5
4 Vanderbilt 6
4 Vanderbilt 8 2 0
7 Mississippi State 2 13 9
3 Tennessee 0
Virginia 6
Virginia 5
7 Mississippi State 6
7 Mississippi State 2
2 Texas 1
7 Mississippi State 5 4
Bracket 2
2 Texas 8 3
3 Tennessee 4
2 Texas 8
2 Texas 6
Virginia 2

Bracket 1

June 19, 2021
1:10 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 1
Stanford 4–10 NC State TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 22,193
LP: Brandon Beck (9–2) Boxscore WP: Reid Johnston (9–3)
Sv: Evan Justice (12)

June 19, 2021
6:09 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 2
Vanderbilt 7–6 (F/12) Arizona TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 23,870
WP: Chris McElvain (5–1) Boxscore LP: Vince Vannelle (5–3)

June 21, 2021
1:08 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 5
Arizona 5–14 Stanford TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 19,341
LP: Garrett Irvin (6–3) Boxscore WP: Alex Williams (5–2)
Sv: Jacob Palisch (2)

June 21, 2021
6:07 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 6
NC State 1–0 Vanderbilt TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 23,712
WP: Sam Highfill (9–2)
Sv: Evan Justice (13)
Boxscore LP: Jack Leiter (10–4)

June 23, 2021
6:08 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 9
Vanderbilt 6–5 Stanford TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 22,804
WP: Luke Murphy (4–1) Boxscore LP: Brandon Beck (9–3)

June 25, 2021
2:07 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 11
NC State 1–3 Vanderbilt TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 20,538
LP: Garrett Payne (0–1) Boxscore WP: Kumar Rocker (14–3)
Sv: Luke Murphy (9)

June 26, 2021
1:07 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 13
NC State WO Vanderbilt TD Ameritrade Park Omaha


Bracket 2

June 20, 2021
1:09 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 3
Tennessee 0–6 Virginia TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 22,130
LP: Chad Dallas (11–2) Boxscore WP: Andrew Abbott (9–6)
Sv: Matt Wyatt (1)

June 20, 2021
6:09 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 4
Texas 1–2 Mississippi State TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 23,885
LP: Ty Madden (7-5) Boxscore WP: Will Bednar (8–1)
Sv: Landon Sims (11)

June 22, 2021
1:07 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 7
Texas 8–4 Tennessee TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 19,150
WP: Tanner Witt (5–0) Boxscore LP: Sean Hunley (7–5)

June 22, 2021
6:07 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 8
Virginia 5–6 Mississippi State TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 22,803
LP: Stephen Schoch (4–2) Boxscore WP: Cade Smith (3–0)
Sv: Landon Sims (12)

June 24, 2021
6:07 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 10
Virginia 2–6 Texas TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 23,173
LP: Matt Wyatt (4–2) Boxscore WP: Cole Quintanilla (5–0
Sv: Aaron Nixon (9)

June 25, 2021
6:56 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 12
Mississippi State 5–8 Texas TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 24,003
LP: Brandon Smith (4–4) Boxscore WP: Aaron Nixon (4–3)

June 26, 2021
6:08 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Game 14
Mississippi State 4–3 Texas TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Attendance: 21,883
WP: Landon Sims (5–0) Boxscore LP: Cole Quintanilla (5–1)


Finals

Game 1
June 28, 2021 6:00 p.m. (CDT) at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mississippi State 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
Vanderbilt 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 8 5 0
WP: Jack Leiter (11–4)   LP: Christian MacLeod (6–6)   Sv: Nick Maldonado (9)
Home runs:
MSU: Kamren James (12)
VAN: Jayson Gonzalez (9)
Attendance: 24,052
Boxscore
Game 2
June 29, 2021 6:00 p.m. (CDT) at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Vanderbilt 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 3
Mississippi State 1 0 4 1 2 0 5 0 X 13 14 0
WP: Preston Johnson (4–0)   LP: Christian Little (3–2)
Home runs:
VAN: CJ Rodriguez (5), Maxwell Romero Jr. (4)
MSU: None
Attendance: 24,122
Boxscore
Game 3
June 30, 2021 6:00 p.m. (CDT) at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mississippi State 1 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 9 12 0
Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
WP: Will Bednar (9–1)   LP: Kumar Rocker (14–4)   Sv: Landon Sims (13)
Home runs:
MSU: Kellum Clark (5), Logan Tanner (15)
VAN: None
Attendance: 24,052
Boxscore

Awards

The 2021 College World Series Most Outstanding Player was pitcher Will Bednar of Mississippi. In addition to the Most Outstanding Player, an All-Tournament team was selected for the College World Series.

All-CWS Team

The following players were members of the College World Series All-Tournament Team.[26]

Position Player School
P Will Bednar (MOP) Mississippi State
Jack Leiter Vanderbilt
C Logan Tanner Mississippi State
1B Luke Hancock Mississippi State
2B Tim Tawa Stanford
3B Zack Gelof Virginia
SS Lane Forsythe Mississippi State
OF Tanner Allen Mississippi State
Brock Jones Stanford
Rowdey Jordan Mississippi State
DH Ivan Melendez Texas


Final standings

Seeds listed below indicate national seeds only

Place School Record
1st No. 7 Mississippi State 10–3
2nd No. 4 Vanderbilt 9–3
3rd No. 2 Texas 8–2
NC State 7–2
5th No. 9 Stanford 6–3
Virginia 7–4
7th No. 3 Tennessee 5–2
No. 5 Arizona 5–3
9th No. 1 Arkansas 4–3
Dallas Baptist 4–3
No. 13 East Carolina 3–2
LSU 4–3
No. 10 Notre Dame 4–2
No. 12 Ole Miss 4–3
South Florida 3–3
No. 8 Texas Tech 3–2
17th Campbell 2–2
Central Michigan 2–2
Fairfield 2–2
Georgia Tech 2–2
Liberty 2–2
No. 16 Louisiana Tech 2–2
Maryland 2–2
Nebraska 3–2
No. 11 Old Dominion 2–2
No. 14 Oregon 2–2
Oregon State 3–2
South Alabama 3–2
Southern Miss 3–2
UC Irvine 3–2
UCLA 2–2
UC Santa Barbara 2–2
33rd Alabama 1–2
Arizona State 1–2
Charlotte 1–2
Duke 1–2
Florida State 1–2
Gonzaga 1–2
Indiana State 1–2
Miami (FL) 1–2
NJIT 1–2
North Carolina 1–2
North Dakota State 1–2
Oklahoma State 1–2
South Carolina 1–2
No. 6 TCU 1–2
UConn 1–2
VCU 1–2
49th Army 0–2
Central Connecticut 0–2
No. 15 Florida 0–2
Grand Canyon 0–2
Jacksonville 0–2
McNeese State 0–2
Michigan 0–2
Nevada 0–2
Norfolk State 0–2
Northeastern 0–2
Presbyterian 0–2
Rider 0–2
Samford 0–2
Southeast Missouri St 0–2
Southern 0–2
Wright State 0–2

Record by conference

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Nc Record Nc Win % RF SR WS NS CS NC
SEC 9 38–23 .623 33–18 .647 6 6 3 2 2 1
ACC 8 24–18 .571 24–18 .571 4 3 2 1
Big 12 4 13–8 .619 13–8 .619 2 2 1 1
Pac-12 6 19–14 .576 18–13 .581 5 2 2
American 2 6–5 .545 6–5 .545 2 2
Missouri Valley 2 5–5 .500 5–5 .500 1 1
Conference USA 4 8–8 .500 8–8 .500 3
Big Ten 3 5–6 .455 5–6 .455 2
Big West 2 5–4 .556 5–4 .556 2
ASUN 2 2–4 .333 2–4 .333 1
Big South 2 2–4 .333 2–4 .333 1
Metro Atlantic 2 2–4 .333 2–4 .333 1
Mid-American 1 2–2 .500 2–2 .500 1
Sun Belt 1 3–2 .600 3–2 .600 1
Other 16 5–32 .135 5–32 .135

Includes a game declared no-contest due to COVID-19 protocols with NC State. Vanderbilt advanced to the CWS Finals.

The columns RF, SR, WS, NS, CS, and NC respectively stand for the Regional Finals, Super Regionals, College World Series Teams, National Semifinals, Championship Series, and National Champion.

Nc is non–conference records, i.e., with the records of teams within the same conference having played each other removed.

Media coverage

Radio

NRG Media will provide nationwide radio coverage of the College World Series through its Omaha Station KOZN, in association with Westwood One. It also will stream all CWS games at westwoodonesports.com on Tunein and on SiriusXM. Kevin Kugler and John Bishop will provide pxp on games leading up to the Championship Series. Bishop (Gms 6, 8-10, 12), Jeff Leise (Gms 2, 4-5), Damon Benning (Gms 1, 3, 7, 11), and Gary Sharp (Gms 13-14) will provide the analysis. The Championship Series will be called by Kugler and Scott Graham.

Television

ESPN will air every game from the Regionals, Super Regionals, and the College World Series across its networks.

Broadcast assignments

Regionals

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Super Regionals

[28]

College World Series

[29]

CWS Championship Series

[29]

Notes

  1. ^ Game declared no contest due to COVID-19 protocols with NC State. Vanderbilt advanced in the tournament.[25]
  1. ^ The Ivy League canceled its 2021 season, dropping the number of automatic bids from 31 to 30 for the 2021 tournament.[2]

References

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  4. ^ Rubin, Roger (May 30, 2021). "SBU baseball doesn't get chance to play for NCAA Tournament". Newsday. Retrieved May 30, 2021. With a full day of rain in the forecast, the conference and game officials decided to end the tournament without crowning a champion. As a result, the Highlanders – not the Seawolves – will get the bid.
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  6. ^ Morris, Julia (May 29, 2021). "Presbyterian baseball team wins first Big South Championship in program history". WYFF. Fayetteville, North Carolina. Retrieved May 30, 2021. Presbyterian recorded the baseball program's first Big South Championship
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