1989 Division II College World Series

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The 1989 Division II College World Series was held in Montgomery, AL. The eight schools qualified by winning one of eight regional tournaments. The tournament was won by California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, coached by Steve McFarland. The runner-up was the University of New Haven. New Haven pitcher Steve DiBartolomeo was named the series Most Outstanding Player, the first MVP from a losing team. The series is notable for marking the return to the 8 team format last used during the 1979 Division II College World Series. It is also the only series to date to where the winner was later forced to forfeit their title. Cal Poly was found guilty of NCAA infractions and forfeited all post-season participation from 1989-1993.


Participating Teams[edit]

Seed School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
1 Armstrong State College Independent 43-17 Joe Roberts 1
(last:1988)
5th
2 University of New Haven New England Collegiate Conference 36-5 (13-0) Frank Vieira 11
(last:1988)
3rd
3 Central Missouri State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 38-16-2 (8-4) Stu Rogers 1
(last:1974)
4th
4 California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo California Collegiate Athletic Association 38-25 (19-10) Steve McFarland 0
(last:none)
none
5 Lewis University Great Lakes Valley Conference 42-23 (12-8) Irish O'Rielly 1
(last:1988)
3rd
6 Rollins College Sunshine State Conference 36-24 (13-11) Boyd Coffie 0
(last:none)
none
7 Jacksonville State University Gulf South Conference 31-11 (7-5) Rudy Abbott 4
(last:1988)
2nd
8 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 42-17 (13-8) Jeff Messer 0
(last:none)
none

Results[edit]

1989 College World Series Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
1  Armstrong St. 4  
8  Slippery Rock 11  
  8  Slippery Rock 14  
  5  Lewis 7  
4  Cal Poly SLO 4
5  Lewis 8  
  8  Slippery Rock 1 6  
 
  4  Cal Poly SLO 6 7  
1  Armstrong St. 7  
4  Cal Poly SLO 11  
  5  Lewis 0
  4  Cal Poly SLO 7  
  4  Cal Poly SLO 9 x x
  2  New Haven 5 x x
2  New Haven 4  
7  Jacksonville St. 12  
  7  Jacksonville St. 6
  6  Rollins 5  
3  Cent. Missouri St. 3
6  Rollins 6  
  7  Jacksonville St. 2 6
 
  2  New Haven 5 10  
2  New Haven 12  
3  Cent. Missouri St. 3  
  6  Rollins 1
  2  New Haven 7  

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 27
Game 1 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 11 - 4 Armstrong State College
Game 2 Lewis University 8 - 4 California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Game 3 Jacksonville State University 12 - 4 University of New Haven
May 28
Game 4 Rollins College 6 - 3 University of Central Missouri
Game 5 California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo 11 - 7 Armstrong State College Armstrong St. elminated
Game 6 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 14 - 7 Lewis University
May 29
Game 7 University of New Haven 12 - 3 University of Central Missouri Central Missouri elminated
Game 8 Jacksonville State University 6 - 5 Rollins College
May 30
Game 9 University of New Haven 7 - 1 Rollins College Rollins elminated
Game 10 California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo 7 - 0 Lewis University Lewis elminated
May 31
Game 11 California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo 6 - 1 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Game 12 University of New Haven 5 - 2 Jacksonville State University
June 1
Game 13 University of New Haven 10 - 6 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville St. elminated
Game 14 California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo 7 - 6 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock elminated
June 2
Game 15 California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo 9 - 5 University of New Haven Cal Poly Wins CWS


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