1969 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament
The 1969 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1969 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 twenty-third 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. The twenty-third tournament's champion was Arizona State, coached by Bobby Winkles. The Most Outstanding Player was John Dolinsek of Arizona State.
|Champions||Arizona State (3rd title)|
|Runner-up||Tulsa (1st CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Bobby Winkles (3rd title)|
The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight district sites across the country, each consisting of between two and four teams. The winners of each District advanced to the College World Series.
Bold indicates winner.
District 1 at Amherst, MAEdit
District 2 at Coplay, PAEdit
District 3 at Gastonia, NCEdit
District 4 at Minneapolis, MNEdit
District 6 at Austin, TXEdit
|Moscow, ID||Mesa, AZ|
District 8 at Los Angeles, CAEdit
College World SeriesEdit
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record|
|Arizona State||WAC||51–10 (15–3)||Bobby Winkles||3
|Massachusetts||21–8 (n/a)||Dick Berquist||1
|Ole Miss||SEC||26–13 (11–5)||Tom Swayze||2
|NYU||19–6 (n/a)||Larry Geracioti||1
|Southern Illinois||36–7 (n/a)||Joe Lutz||1
|Texas||SWC||33–4 (14–2)||Cliff Gustafson||11
|Tulsa||MVC||36–3 (7–1)||Gene Shell||0
|UCLA||Pac-8||42–10 (17–4)||Art Reichle||0
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round|
|Ole Miss||8||Ole Miss||1|
|Arizona State||11||Arizona State||10|
|June 13||Game 1||Texas||4–0||Arizona State|
|Game 2||Tulsa||6–5 (10 innings)||UCLA|
|June 14||Game 3||Massachusetts||2–0||Southern Illinois|
|Game 4||NYU||8–3||Ole Miss|
|Game 5||Arizona State||2–1 (11 innings)||UCLA||UCLA eliminated|
|June 16||Game 6||Ole Miss||8–1||Southern Illinois||Southern Illinois eliminated|
|June 17||Game 9||Texas||14–1||Ole Miss||Ole Miss eliminated|
|Game 10||Arizona State||4–2||Massachusetts||Massachusetts eliminated|
|June 18||Game 12||NYU||3–2||Texas||Texas eliminated|
|Game 13||Arizona State||11–3||Tulsa|
|June 19||Game 14||Arizona State||4–1||NYU||NYU eliminated|
|June 20||Final||Arizona State||10–1||Tulsa||Arizona State wins CWS|
The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.
|Pitcher||Larry Gura||Senior||Arizona State|
|Catcher||Billy Cotton||Junior||Arizona State|
|First baseman||Steve Caves||Tulsa|
|Second baseman||Lou Bagwell||Junior||Texas|
|Third baseman||Les Rogers||Tulsa|
|Shortstop||Roger Detter||Senior||Arizona State|
|John Dolinsek||Junior||Arizona State|
|Paul Powell||Junior||Arizona State|
- Arizona State: Jim Crawford, Ralph Dickenson, Larry Fritz, Larry Gura, Lerrin LaGrow, Paul Powell, Lenny Randle, Craig Swan
- Massachusetts: Bob Hansen
- Ole Miss: Steve Dillard, Archie Manning
- Southern Illinois: Skip Pitlock, Mike Rogodzinski, Bill Stein, Steve Webber
- Texas: Dave Chalk, Larry Hardy, Burt Hooton, James Street
- Tulsa: Steve Rogers
- UCLA: Bill Bonham, Chris Chambliss, Mike Reinbach, Jim York
- "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
- "NCAA baseball meet at Omaha beginning to take definite shape". St. Joseph Gazette. Associated Press. May 21, 1969. p. 2B. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 196. Retrieved 22 April 2012.