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College World Series from the Chronology
Jun 26, 2005 - Texas beats Florida 6-2 to win its 6th College World Series title. David Maroul the Longhorns #8 hitter is named the series' outstanding player.
Jun 22, 2002 - The Texas Longhorns win the 5th College World Series beating South Carolina 12-6. Chris Carmichael hits a 3-run HR and closer Huston Street picks up his 4th save and is selected the Outstanding Player. Augie Garrido is the first coach to win CWS championships at 2 schools. Texas last won a CWS in 1983 when Roger Clemens pitched for the Longhorns.
Jun 16, 2001 - Miami defeats Stanford 12-1 to win the College World Series. It is the Hurricanes 4th national title. Miami's Charlton Jimerson a 5th round draft pick of the Astros is named the CWS Most Outstanding Player.
Jun 17, 2000 - LSU defeats Stanford 6-5 to win its 5th College World Series since 1991.
Jun 6, 1998 - In a game a minute short of 4 hours USC wins the College World Series with a 21-14 victory over Arizona State. The Trojans take an 8-0 lead but ASU battles back on grand slam by Michael Collins and a 2-run HR from Jeff Phelps in the 4th. Jason Lane wins in relief and puts the game out of reach with a 9th inning grand slam. 2B Wes Rachels voted the Most Outstanding Player of the Series sets a championship game record with 7 RBIs and ties another with 5 hits. The football-like score will set off debate about bat reform.
Jun 8, 1996 - LSU scores a dramatic 9-8 win over Miami to take the College World Series. The Tigers come from behind and win the game on 2B Warren Morris's 1st HR of the season a 2-out 2-run shot in the bottom of the 9th inning. It is the 1st-ever College WS-ending walk-off homer. Morris missed 39 games this year with a broken bone in his right wrist.
Jun 12, 1993 - Behind the pitching of freshman Brett Laxton LSU wins the College World Series with an 8-0 3-hit victory over Wichita State in the championship game. Laxton gets the start because Mike Sirotka pitched 9 innings against Long Beach. His 16 Ks ties a mark in a final game set by ASU's Tom Burgess in 1967. His shutout is the first and only in a series finale since 1961 when SC's Jim Withers did it. Teammate Todd Walker who homers today is named the Series MVP.
Jun 7, 1992 - Pepperdine defeats Cal State-Fullerton 3-2 to win the College World Series.
Jun 8, 1991 - Louisiana State University wins the College World Series with a 6-3 win over Wichita State behind Chad Ogea. The Tigers complete the season with a mark of 55-18 en route to their 1st national championship.
Jun 8, 1976 - The Houston Astros picking first in the baseball draft select Arizona State P Floyd Bannister TSN's College Player of the Year. Bannister is one of 12 eventual major leaguers from the ASU team which finished 3rd in the College World Series. The Tigers take P Pat Underwood with the 2nd pick. OF Rickey Henderson lasts until the 4th round.
Jun 10, 1965 - In the College World Series Ohio State's Steve Arlin pitches 15 innings a CWS record to beat Washington State 1-0. Arlin strikes out a record 20 batters. The Buckeyes will lose in the final 2-1 to Arizona State.
Jun 14, 1956 - The University of Minnesota Gophers defeat Arizona 12-1 at the NCAA finals in Nebraska. In their 13-5 win against Mississippi on June 11 Gopher Jerry Kindell became the first and only player ever to hit for the cycle in the College World Series.
Jun 14, 1955 - Led by Jack Bryant's 3 doubles Wake Forest beats Western Michigan University 10-7. Wake also steals a record 7 bases. Wake will beat the Broncos again 7-6 to win the College World Series.
Jun 25, 1949 - Led by Jim Shamblin's CWS-record 5 hits the University of Texas beats Wake Forest 10-3 to win the college World Series. Shamblin's mark will be tied by Ron Hassey in 1976 and subsequently by a number of players.
Jun 26, 1948 - Yale wins the second game of the College World Series, 8–3, behind the pitching of Frank Quinn, as Southern Cal strands 14 runners. George Bush has a single and two RBIs for the Eli. In the second game, USC jumps to a 6–0 lead and coasts home, 9-2. Southern Cal’s Gail Henley signs with the Giants and doesn’t bother returning to California, heading for Minneapolis instead. Frank Quinn signs a bonus with the Red Sox and will appear in nine games. The USC bat boy is Sparky Anderson.
Jun 25, 1948 - For the second time in two years, Yale is in the College World Series championship at Western Michigan College in Kalamazoo, MI. Southern Cal, riding an 18-game winning streak, takes a 3–1 lead before Yale loads the bases with no outs in the 9th inning. With George Bush the on-deck batter, Jerry Breen hits into a triple play to end it.
Jun 28, 1947 - California wins the initial College World Series with an 8-7 victory over Yale. Cal freshman P Jackie Jensen, who will later star in the majors, is staked to a 7-3 lead, but is relieved by Virgil Butler after a bout of wildness. Yale 1B George Bush has no hits in the two games, but scores a run and makes 17 putouts with no errors.
Jun 27, 1947 - In the first ever College World Series, played on the home field of Western Michigan College in Kalamazoo, MI, Commissioner Happy Chandler throws out the first ball for the game between Yale and California. Yale’s 4-2 lead is protected by Frank Quinn, who throws 5 scoreless innings before running into trouble in the 7th. The Bears take a 6-4 lead and when Quinn in lifted for a pinch hitter in the 8th, Cal rolls to a 17-4 win.
Jun 20, 1947 - Yale bests Clemson 7-3 in the first game of the NCAA East Regional. Eli 1B George Bush has a single in 4 at bats and steals a base. Winning pitcher Frank Quinn will sign a $50000 bonus with the Red Sox but never win a ML game. Yale will lose 8-7 to the University of California in the College World Series.