1998 Division II College World Series

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The 1998 Division II College World Series was held at Paterson Field in Montgomery, AL. The eight schools qualified by winning one of eight regional tournaments. The tournament was won by University of Tampa, coached by Terry Rupp. The runner-up was the Kennesaw State University. Tampa shortstop Ronnie Merrill was named the series Most Outstanding Player.

Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
California State University, Chico Northern California Athletic Conference 37-17 (32-12) Lindsay Meggs 1
(last:1997)
1st
Central Missouri State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 39-8 (20-2) Brad Hill 6
(last:1997)
1st
Kennesaw State University Peach Belt Conference 61-5 (27-1) Mike Sansing 2
(last:1997)
1st
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 38-16 (18-6) Glenn Gallagher 0
(last:none)
none
University of New Haven New England Collegiate Conference 29-11-1 (12-3-1) Frank Vieira 13
(last:1995)
2nd
Saint Joseph's College Great Lakes Valley Conference 39-19 (21-6) Mike Moyzis 1
(last:1996)
2nd
University of Tampa Sunshine State Conference 46-14 (14-4) Terry Rupp 7
(last:1997)
1st
State University of West Georgia Gulf South Conference 43-17 (14-6) David "Doc" Fowlkes 0
(last:none)
none

Results[edit]

1998 College World Series[edit]

  First round Second round
Re-ordered loser's bracket
Semifinals Finals
                                           
 Tampa 9  
 Cent. Missouri St. 5  
   Tampa 5  
   West Georgia 1  
 West Georgia 5
 Chico St. 2  
   Tampa 10 x  
 
   West Georgia 0 x  
 Cent. Missouri St. 11  
 Chico St. 13  
   West Georgia 8
   Saint Joseph's 7  
   Tampa 6 x x
   Kennesaw St. 1 x x
 Millersville 6  
 Saint Joseph's 0  
   Millersville 4
   Kennesaw St. 11  
 Kennesaw St.
 New Haven  
   Kennesaw St. 15 x
 
   Chico St. 5 x  
 Saint Joseph's 15  
 New Haven 3  
   Millersville 5
   Chico St. 6  

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 23
Game 1 University of Tampa 9 - 5 Central Missouri State University
Game 2 State University of West Georgia 5 - 2 California State University, Chico
May 24
Game 3 Millersville University of Pennsylvania 6 - 0 Saint Joseph's College
Game 4 Kennesaw State University 7 - 6 University of New Haven
May 25
Game 5 California State University, Chico 13 - 11 Central Missouri State University Central Missouri eliminated
Game 6 University of Tampa 5 - 1 State University of West Georgia
May 26
Game 7 Saint Joseph's College 15 - 3 University of New Haven New Haven eliminated
Game 8 Kennesaw State University 11 - 4 Millersville University of Pennsylvania
May 27
Game 9 Cal State Chico 6 - 5 Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville eliminated
Game 10 State University of West Georgia 8 - 7 Saint Joseph's College St. Joseph’s eliminated
May 28
Game 11 Kennesaw State University 15 - 5 California State University, Chico Cal St. Chico eliminated
Game 12 University of Tampa 10 - 0 State University of West Georgia West Georgia eliminated
May 30
Game 13 University of Tampa 6 – 1 Kennesaw State University Tampa wins CWS


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