1996 Division III College World Series

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The 1996 Division III College World Series was held in Salem, VA. William Paterson College defeated California Lutheran University in the championship game before a D-III championship game record low crowd of 211. OF Mark DeMenna of William Paterson was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
Bridgewater State College Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference 31-10 (12-2) Rick Smith 0
(last:none)
none
California Lutheran University Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 34-14-1 (19-2) Marty Slimak 2
(last:1993)
2nd
Marietta College Ohio Athletic Conference 43-13 (15-3) Don Schaly 13
(last:1995)
1st
Methodist College Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 35-9 (11-1) Tom Austin 5
(last:1995)
2nd
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association 29-5 (9-0) Karl Steffen 0
(last:none)
none
Upper Iowa University Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 37-14 (20-1) Rick Heller 0
(last:none)
none
William Paterson College New Jersey Athletic Conference 39-5-1 (17-1) Jeff Albies 5
(last:1995)
1st
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 35-6 (10-2) Tom Lechnir 14
(last:1995)
1st

Results[edit]

1996 College World Series Bracket[edit]

  First round     Second round     Third round
                           


  Upper Iowa 6  
  Marietta 5    
      Upper Iowa 1  
      William Paterson 2    
  William Paterson 12          
  Bridgewater St. 4        
      William Paterson 6
      Wisc.-Oshkosh 1
  Methodist 8        
  Rensselaer 7          
      Methodist 5    
      Wisc.-Oshkosh 11  
  Wisc.-Oshkosh 4    
  Cal Lutheran 0  
  Loser's bracket
  Marietta 3  
  Bridgewater St. 5     Methodist 4
    Bridgewater St. 10
  Rensselaer 5  
  Cal Lutheran 10     Upper Iowa 1
    Cal Lutheran 3
  Semifinals     Elimination     Final
                           
  Re-ordered Semifinals
  William Paterson 2       William Paterson 6
  Cal Lutheran 3           Cal Lutheran 5
      Cal Lutheran 3    
      Bridgewater St. 1  
  Wisc.-Oshkosh 7    
  Bridgewater St. 9  


Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 23
Game 1 Upper Iowa University 6-5 (13 Inn) Marietta College
Game 2 William Paterson College 12-4 Bridgewater State College
Game 3 Methodist College 8-7 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Game 4 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 4-0 California Lutheran University
May 24
Game 5 Bridgewater State College 5-3 Marietta College Marietta eliminated
Game 6 California Lutheran University 10-5 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer eliminated
May 25
Game 7 William Paterson College 2-1 (10 (Inn) Upper Iowa University
Game 8 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 11-5 Methodist College
May 26
Game 9 Bridgewater State College 10-4 Methodist College Methodist eliminated
Game 10 California Lutheran University 3-1 Upper Iowa University Upper Iowa eliminated
May 27
Game 11 William Paterson College 6-1 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Game 12 Bridgewater State College 9-7 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh UW Oshkosh eliminated
May 28
Game 13 California Lutheran University 3-2 William Paterson College
Game 14 California Lutheran University 3-1 Bridgewater State College Bridgewater eliminated
May 29
Game 15 William Paterson College 6-5 California Lutheran University William Paterson wins CWS


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