1958 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament
The 1958 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1958 NCAA University Division baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its twelfth year. Eight regional districts sent representatives to the College World Series with preliminary rounds within each district serving to determine each representative. These events would later become known as regionals. Each district had its own format for selecting teams, resulting in 26 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The College World Series was held in Omaha, NE from June 13 to June 19. The twelfth tournament's champion was Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Bill Thom of Southern California.
|Champions||Southern California (2nd title)|
|Runner-up||Missouri (2nd CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Rod Dedeaux (2nd title)|
* - Indicates game required 10 innings.
† - Indicates game required 10 innings.
|Texas vs Houston|
|Arizona vs Texas|
Brigham Young University withdrew from district. Colorado State was selected as District 7 representative in the College World Series.
|Occidental vs Portland|
|Portland vs Southern California|
College World SeriesEdit
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record|
|Clemson||ACC||21–6 (12–3, 0 GB)||Bill Wilhelm||0
|Colorado State[a][b]||–||20–8||Pete Butler||4
|Holy Cross||–||16–4||Jack Barry||1
|Missouri||Big 8||17–5 (12–3, 0 GB)||Hi Simmons||2
|USC||CIBA||24–2 (14–2, 0 GB)||Rod Dedeaux||4
|Western Michigan||MAC||21–6–1 (10–0, 0 GB)||Charlie Maher||2
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round|
|Western Michigan||1||Southern California||812|
|June 13||Game 1||Missouri||3–1||Western Michigan|
|June 14||Game 2||Colorado State||10–5||Lafayette|
|Game 3||Holy Cross||3–0||Southern California|
|June 15||Game 5||Western Michigan||4–3 (10 innings)||Lafayette||Lafayette eliminated|
|Game 6||USC||4–0||Arizona||Arizona eliminated|
|Game 7||Missouri||11–2||Colorado State|
|Game 8||Holy Cross||17–4||Clemson|
|June 16||Game 9||Western Michigan||5–3||Clemson||Clemson eliminated|
|Game 10||Southern California||12–1||Colorado State||Colorado State eliminated|
|Game 11||Missouri||4–1||Holy Cross|
|June 17||Game 12||Southern California||6–2||Holy Cross||Holy Cross eliminated|
|Game 13||Missouri||3–1||Western Michigan||Western Michigan eliminated|
|June 18||Game 14||Southern California||7–0||Missouri|
|June 19||Final||Southern California||8–7 (12 innings)||Missouri||Southern California wins CWS|
The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.
|Pitcher||Doug Gulick||Junior or Senior||Missouri|
|First baseman||Sonny Siebert||Missouri|
|Second baseman||Mike Castanon||Junior||USC|
|Third baseman||Ken Komodzinski||Sophomore||Holy Cross|
|Marvin Winegar||Senior||Western Michigan|
- Missouri: Hank Kuhlmann, Sonny Siebert
- Southern California: Don Buford, Ron Fairly, Pat Gillick, Fred Scott, Bill Thom
- In 1996, Rod Dedeaux of USC was named to the College World Series All-Time Team (1947–95) by the Oklahoma World-Herald as part of the 50th CWS celebration; 1958 marked the first of his 10 titles as sole head coach, after having won the 1948 CWS as co-coach with Sam Barry.
- In 1971, Ron Fairly (OF) of USC was named to the College World Series All-Time Team (1947–70) by the blue-ribbon committee chaired by Abe Chanin as part of the 25th CWS celebration.
- In 1996, Alan Hall (C) of Arizona and Ken Komodzinski (3B) of Holy Cross were named to the 1940s-50s All-Decade Team by a panel of 60 voters representing CWS head coaches, media, and chairs of the Division I Baseball Committee.
- USC's Robert Blakeslee pitched a two-hitter against Northern Colorado.
- 25,931 fans watched the CWS (10 sessions).
- The championship game was umpired by Bob Stewart, Vinnie Smith, Jerry Carlton, and George Hametz.
- The following records were tied:
- Most Sacrifice Bunts, Individual, Single Game - 3, Paul Chamberlain, vs Lafayette, W 10-5, tied
- Most Triples, Individual, CWS - 3, Sonny Siebert, Missouri, 6 games, tied (2 others)
- Most Errors, Individual, Championship Game - 3, Gary Starr, Missouri, vs USC, L 8-7 (12), tied (2 others)
- Most Runs, One Inning, Team, Championship Game - 7, USC, vs Missouri, 4th inning, W 8-7 (12), tied
- Most Errors, Team, Championship Game - 6, Missouri, vs USC, L 8-7 (12), tied
- Most Errors, Both Teams, Championship Game - 8, Missouri (6) vs USC (2), USC 8-7 (12), tied (2 others)
- Largest Margin Overcome for Victory, Championship Game - 4, USC, vs Missouri, W 8-7 (12), tied