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1963 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament

The 1963 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1963 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 seventeenth 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 23 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The College World Series was held in Omaha, NE from June 11 to June 16. The seventeenth tournament's champion was Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Bud Hollowell of Southern California.

1963 NCAA University Division
Baseball Tournament
Season1963
Teams23
Finals site
ChampionsSouthern California (4th title)
Runner-upArizona (4th CWS Appearance)
Winning coachRod Dedeaux (4th title)

RegionalsEdit

The opening rounds of the tournament were played across seven district sites across the country, each consisting of a field of two to four teams. Each district tournament, except District 2, was double-elimination. The winners of each district advanced to the College World Series.

Bold indicates winner. * indicates extra innings.

District 1Edit

At Newton, MA

Finals
     
Holy Cross 4 7
Boston College 0 4

At Worcester, MA

     
                         
    Holy Cross 11 7
  Connecticut 4* 3 6     Providence 0 4
  Providence 3* 4 10  

* Indicates game required 10 innings.

District 2 at Princeton, NJEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
Rider 0
Penn State 3
Penn State 11
St. John's 2
Temple 0
St. John's 7

District 3 at Gastonia, NCEdit

 
                             
Wake Forest 4  
West Virginia 3  
  Wake Forest 4  
  Florida State 12  
Auburn 3
Florida State 4  
  Florida State 5 11
  Wake Forest 6 5
West Virginia 2  
Auburn 1  
  Wake Forest 12
  West Virginia 8  

District 4 at Champaign, ILEdit

 
                             
Valparaiso 2  
Illinois 13  
  Illinois 0  
  Western Michigan 1  
Western Michigan 2
Notre Dame 1  
  Western Michigan 0 7
  Illinois 8 0
Valparaiso 2  
Notre Dame 5  
  Illinois 4
  Notre Dame 0  

District 5 at Columbia, MOEdit

Finals
     
Saint Louis 0 2 1
Missouri 16 1 7

District 6Edit

Texas automatically qualified for the College World Series out of District 6.

District 7 at Tucson, AZEdit

Finals
     
Colorado 0 0
Arizona 13 10

District 8 at Corvallis, OREdit

Finals
     
Southern California 6 6 7
Oregon State 5 8 5

College World SeriesEdit

ParticipantsEdit

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona WAC 35–15 (8–4) Frank Sancet 6
(last: 1960)
2nd
(1956, 1958)
12–12
Florida State n/a 25–11 (n/a) Danny Litwhiler 2
(last: 1962)
4th
(1962)
2–4
Holy Cross n/a 13–8 (n/a) Albert Riopel 3
(last: 1962)
1st
(1952)
9–5
Missouri Big 8 21–4 (15–3) Hi Simmons 4
(last: 1962)
1st
(1954)
12–7
Penn State n/a 13–4 (n/a) Chuck Medlar 3
(last: 1959)
2nd
(1957)
7–6
Texas SWC 19–15–1 (12–3) Bibb Falk 7
(last: 1962)
1st
(1949, 1950)
17–11
Southern California CIBA 30–9 (10–6) Rod Dedeaux 7
(last: 1961)
1st
(1948, 1958, 1961)
19–10
Western Michigan MAC 24–4 (12–0) Charlie Maher 5
(last: 1961)
2nd
(1955)
9–10

ResultsEdit

BracketEdit

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Arizona 8  
  Penn State 1    
      Arizona 411  
      Florida State 3    
  Florida State 5          
  Western Michigan 2        
      Arizona 6
      Missouri 4
  Texas 8        
  Southern California 3          
      Missouri 3    
      Texas 2  
  Missouri 3    
  Holy Cross 0  
  Loser's Bracket
  Penn State 3  
  Western Michigan 0     Texas 610
    Penn State 4
  Southern California 6  
  Holy Cross 5     Florida State 3
    Southern California 4
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Arizona 10       Arizona 2
  Texas 8           Southern California 5
      Arizona 4    
      Southern California 6  
  Missouri 3    
  Southern California 12  

Game resultsEdit

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 10 Game 1 Arizona 8–1 Penn State
Game 2 Florida State 5–2 Western Michigan
Game 3 Texas 8–3 Southern California
Game 4 Missouri 3–0 Holy Cross
June 11 Game 5 Penn State 3–0 Western Michigan Western Michigan eliminated
Game 6 Southern California 6–5 Holy Cross Holy Cross eliminated
Game 7 Arizona 4–3 (11 innings) Florida State
Game 8 Missouri 3–2 Texas
June 12 Game 9 Texas 6–4 (10 innings) Penn State Penn State eliminated
Game 10 Southern California 4–3 Florida State Florida State eliminated
Game 11 Arizona 6–4 Missouri
June 13 Game 12 Southern California 12–3 Missouri Missouri eliminated
Game 13 Arizona 10–8 Texas Texas eliminated
June 14 Game 14 Southern California 6–4 Arizona
June 16 Final Southern California 5–2 Arizona Southern California wins CWS

All-Tournament TeamEdit

The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Doug Holliker Sophomore Arizona
Walt Peterson Sophomore Southern California
Catcher Bud Hollowell Junior Southern California
First baseman Gary Holman Sophomore Southern California
Second baseman Ron Theobald Sophomore Arizona
Third baseman Dale Harvey Sophomore or Junior Missouri
Shortstop Woody Woodward Junior Florida State
Outfielder Hector Barnetche Sophomore Arizona
Craig Morrison Senior Arizona
Kenny Washington Senior Southern California

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 193. Retrieved May 3, 2014.