1977 Division II College World Series

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The 1977 Division II College World Series was held in Springfield, IL. This was the first tournament to have a field of eight teams. The eight schools qualified by winning one of eight regional tournaments. The tournament was won by UC Riverside, coached by Jack Smitheran. The runner-up was Eckerd College. Eckerd outfielder/pitcher Joe Lefebvre and UC Riverside pitcher Steve Glaum were named the series Co-Most Outstanding Players.


Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
Delta State University Gulf South Conference 41-17 (12-5) Boo Ferriss 1
(last:1968)
2nd
Eckerd College Independent 34-9 Bill Livesey 0
(last: none)
none
University of Missouri-St. Louis Independent 30-13 Jim Dix 2
(last:1973)
3rd
University of New Haven 28-4 Frank Vieira 1
(last:1974)
3rd
Shippensburg State College Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 32-11 Art Fairchild 0
(last: none)
none
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Independent 25-18-1 Roy Lee 2
(last:1976)
2nd
Valdosta State College Tommy Thomas 1
(last:1974)
6th
University of California, Riverside California Collegiate Athletic Association 43-19 (15-9) Jack Smitheran 0
(last:none)
none

Results[edit]

1977 College World Series Bracket[edit]

  First round     Second round     Third round
                           


  New Haven 6  
  Shippensburg St. 1    
      New Haven 2  
      Eckerd 14    
  Eckerd 2          
  Valdosta St. 1        
      Eckerd 8
      UC Riverside 2
  UM St. Louis 9        
  SIU Edwardsville 5          
      UM St. Louis 0    
      UC Riverside 12  
  UC Riverside 8    
  Delta St. 2  
  Loser's bracket
  Shippensburg St. 1  
  Valdosta St. 2     UM St. Louis 4
    Valdosta St. 11
  SIU Edwardsville 4  
  Delta St. 5     New Haven 3
    Delta St. 5
  Semifinals     Elimination     Final
                           
 
  Eckerd 6       Eckerd 1
  Delta St. 8           UC Riverside 4
      Delta St. 3    
      UC Riverside 5  
  UC Riverside 8    
  Valdosta St. 7  


Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 University of New Haven 6 - 1 Shippensburg State College
Game 2 Eckerd College 2 - 1 Valdosta State College
Game 3 University of Missouri-St. Louis 9 - 5 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Game 4 University of California, Riverside 8 - 2 Delta State University
Game 5 Valdosta State College 2 - 1 Shippensburg State College Shippensburg elmininated
Game 6 Delta State University 5 - 4 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville SIU Edwardsville elminiated
Game 7 Eckerd College 14 - 2 University of New Haven
Game 8 University of California, Riverside 12 - 0 University of Missouri-St. Louis
Game 9 Delta State University 5 - 3 University of New Haven New Haven elminated
Game 10 Valdosta State College 11 - 4 University of Missouri-St. Louis Missouri-St. Louis elminiated
Game 11 Eckerd College 8 - 2 University of California, Riverside
Game 12 University of California, Riverside 8 - 7 Valdosta State College Valdosta St. elmniated
Game 13 Delta State University 8 - 6 Eckerd College
Game 14 University of California, Riverside 5 - 3 Delta State University Delta St. elminiated
Game 15 University of California, Riverside 4 - 1 Eckerd College UC Riverside wins CWS


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