1979 Division II College World Series

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The 1979 Division II College World Series was held at Robin Roberts Park in Springfield, IL. The eight schools qualified by winning one of eight regional tournaments. The tournament was won by Valdosta State College, coached by Tommy Thomas. The runner-up was Florida Southern College. Valdosta St. outfielder Frank DeGennaro was named the series Most Outstanding Player.


Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona California Collegiate Athletic Association 43-26-1 (16-8) John Scolinos 1
(last:1976)
1st
Florida Southern College Sunshine State Conference 40-12 (10-5) Joe Arnold 7
(last:1978)
1st
Jacksonville State University Gulf South Conference 43-7 (7-5) Rudy Abbott 1
(last:1973)
6th
LeMoyne College Independent 31-8 Dick Rockwell 1
(last:1978)
7th
Mankato State University Northern Intercollegiate Conference 26-11-1 (14-4) Dean Bowyer 1
(last:1971)
4th
University of New Haven 29-11 Frank Vieira 3
(last:1978)
3rd
Northern Kentucky University Independent 36-15 Bill Aker 0
(last:None)
None
Valdosta State College South Atlantic Conference 47-14-1 (8-4) Tommy Thomas 3
(last:1978)
3rd

Results[edit]

1979 College World Series Bracket[edit]

  First round     Second round     Third round
                           


  LeMoyne 6  
  Mankato St. 2    
      LeMoyne 3  
      Florida Southern 15    
  Florida Southern 4          
  Cal Poly Pomona 3        
      Florida Southern 4
      New Haven 3
  Valdosta St. 15        
  Jacksonville St. 4          
      Valdosta St. 3    
      New Haven 4  
  New Haven 6    
  Northern Kentucky 3  
  Loser's bracket
  Mankato St. 4  
  Cal Poly Pomona 10     Valdosta St. 6
    Cal Poly Pomona 3
  Jacksonville St. 9  
  Northern Kentucky 8     LeMoyne 7
    Jacksonville St. 0
  Semifinals     Elimination     Final
                           
 
  Florida Southern 3       Florida Southern 2
  Valdosta St. 11           Valdosta St. 3
      Valdosta St. 8    
      LeMoyne 3  
  New Haven 2    
  LeMoyne 3  


Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 24
Game 1 LeMoyne College 6 - 2 Mankato State University
Game 2 Florida Southern College 4 - 3 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
May 25
Game 3 Valdosta State College 15 - 4 Jacksonville State University
Game 4 University of New Haven 6 - 3 Northern Kentucky University
May 26
Game 5 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona 10 - 4 Mankato State University Mankato St. elminated
May 27
Game 6 Jacksonville State University 9 - 8 Northern Kentucky University N. Kentucky elminated
Game 7 Florida Southern College 15 - 3 LeMoyne College
Game 8 University of New Haven 4 - 3 Valdosta State College
May 28
Game 9 Florida Southern College 4 - 3 University of New Haven
Game 10 Valdosta State College 6 - 3 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Cal Poly Pomona elminated
Game 11 LeMoyne College 7 - 0 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville St. elminated
Game 12 Valdosta State College 11 - 3 Florida Southern College
May 29
Game 13 LeMoyne College 3 - 2 University of New Haven New Haven elminated
Game 14 Valdosta State College 8 - 3 LeMoyne College LeMoyne elminated
May 30
Game 15 Valdosta State College 3 - 2 Florida Southern College Valdosta St. wins CWS


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