1978 NAIA College World Series

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The 1978 NAIA College World Series was held at Phil Welch Stadium in St. Joseph, MO. The eight teams qualified for the tournament by winning their District and Area Tournaments. Emporia State University defeated Missouri Southern State College in the championship game.

Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
University of South Carolina Coastal Carolina College 33-13 (18-4) Larry Carr 0
(last:none)
none
David Lipscomb College Ken Dugan 4
(last:1977)
1st
Emporia State University Central States Intercollegiate Conference 40-20-2 Dave Bingham 3
(last:1976)
3rd
Lewis-Clark State College 51-11 Ed Cheff 1
(last:1976)
2nd
Missouri Southern State College Central States Intercollegiate Conference 24-16 Warren Turner 0
(last:none)
none
Point Park College 31-4 Barry Hanburger 1
(last:1974)
4th
College of St. Francis Gordie Gillespie 0
(last:none)
none
William Carey College John Stephenson 1
(last:1969)
1st

Results[edit]

1978 College World Series Bracket[edit]

  First round     Second round     Third round
                           


  Lewis-Clark St. 5  
  William Carey 2    
      Lewis-Clark St. 4  
      Missouri Southern 6    
  Missouri Southern 4          
  Emporia St. 0        
      Missouri Southern 16
      David Lipscomb 5
  David Lipscomb 5        
  St. Francis (IL) 1          
      David Lipscomb 11    
      Point Park 5  
  Point Park 3    
  Coastal Carolina 1  
  Loser's bracket
  William Carey 5  
  Emporia St. 6     Point Park 4
    Emporia St. 7
  St. Francis (IL) 11  
  Coastal Carolina 5     Lewis-Clark St. 3
    St. Francis (IL) 1
  Semifinals     Elimination     Final
                           
  Re-ordered Semifinals
  Missouri Southern 0       Missouri Southern 6
  Emporia St. 2           Emporia St. 8
      Lewis-Clark St. 1    
      Emporia St. 4  
  David Lipscomb 2    
  Lewis-Clark St. 5  


Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 27
Game 1 Lewis-Clark State College 5-2 William Carey College
Game 2 Missouri Southern State College 4-0 Emporia State University
Game 3 Emporia State University 6-5 William Carey College game suspended in 3rd inning due to rain, finished May 28
William Carey eliminated
May 28
Game 4 David Lipscomb College 5-1 College of St. Francis
Game 5 Point Park College 3-1 University of South Carolina Coastal Carolina College
May 29
Game 6 College of St. Francis 11-5 University of South Carolina Coastal Carolina College Coastal Carolina eliminated
Game 7 Missouri Southern State College 6-4 Lewis-Clark State College
Game 8 David Lipscomb College 11-5 Point Park College
May 30
Game 9 Lewis-Clark State College 3-1 College of St. Francis St. Francis eliminated
Game 10 Emporia State University 7-4 Point Park College Point Park eliminated
Game 11 Missouri Southern State College 16-5 David Lipscomb College
June 1
Game 12 Lewis-Clark State College 5-2 David Lipscomb College Lipsomb eliminated
Game 13 Emporia State University 2-0 Missouri Southern State College Kevin Mendon throws 9 inning no-hitter
June 2
Game 14 Emporia State University 4-1 Lewis-Clark State College Lewis-Clark eliminated
Game 15 Emporia State University 8-6 Missouri Southern State College Emporia wins CWS


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