1978 Division II College World Series

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The 1978 Division II College World Series was held in Springfield, IL. The eight schools qualified by winning one of eight regional tournaments. The tournament was won by Florida Southern College, coached by Joe Arnold. The runner-up was Delta St.. Delta St. third baseman Ricky Perkins was named the series Most Outstanding Player.


Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
Delta State University Gulf South Conference 43-19 (14-4) Boo Ferriss 2
(last:1977)
2nd
Eastern Illinois University Independent 27-19 Tom McDevitt 1
(last:1973)
3rd
Florida Southern College Sunshine State Conference 34-11 Joe Arnold 6
(last:1976)
1st
LeMoyne College Independent 28-12 Dick Rockwell 0
(last:None)
None
Southwest Missouri State University Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association 28-10 (11-4) Bill Rowe 2
(last:1970)
2nd
University of New Haven 32-4 Frank Vieira 2
(last:1977)
3rd
University of San Diego 33-22 John Cunningham 1
(last:1971)
3rd
Valdosta State College South Atlantic Conference 39-20 (9-3) Tommy Thomas 2
(last:1977)
3rd

Results[edit]

1978 College World Series Bracket[edit]

  First round     Second round     Third round
                           


  Delta St. 12  
  SE Missouri St. 1    
      Delta St. 6  
      San Diego 1    
  San Diego 15          
  Eastern Illinois 6        
      Delta St. 8
      Florida Southern 13
  Florida Southern 14        
  New Haven 9          
      Florida Southern 13    
      Valdosta St. 7  
  Valdosta St.    
  LeMoyne  
  Loser's bracket
  SE Missouri St. 11  
  Eastern Illinois 21     Valdosta St. 11
    Eastern Illinois 9
  New Haven 7  
  LeMoyne 6     San Diego 5
    New Haven 11
  Semifinals     Elimination     Final
                           
 
  Florida Southern 8       Florida Southern 7
  New Haven 14           Delta St. 2
      New Haven 1    
      Delta St. 12  
  Delta St. 9    
  Valdosta St. 5  


Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 Delta State University 12 - 1 Southwest Missouri State University
Game 2 University of San Diego 15 - 6 Eastern Illinois University
Game 3 Florida Southern College 14 - 9 University of New Haven
Game 4 Valdosta State College 10 - 7 LeMoyne College
Game 5 Eastern Illinois University 21 - 11 Southwest Missouri State University SE Missouri St. eliminated
Game 6 University of New Haven 7 - 6 LeMoyne College LeMoyne eliminated
Game 7 Delta State University 6 - 1 University of San Diego
Game 8 Florida Southern College 13 - 7 Valdosta State College
Game 9 University of New Haven 11 - 5 University of San Diego San Diego eliminated
Game 10 Valdosta State College 11 - 9 Eastern Illinois University E. Illinois eliminated
Game 11 Florida Southern College 13 - 8 Delta State University
Game 12 Delta State University 9 - 5 Valdosta State College Valdosta St. eliminated
Game 13 University of New Haven 14 - 8 Florida Southern College
Game 14 Delta State University 12 - 1 University of New Haven New Haven eliminated
Game 15 Florida Southern College 7 - 2 Delta State University Florida Southern wins CWS


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