1985 NCAA Division I softball tournament

The 1985 NCAA Division I softball tournament was the fourth annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA women's collegiate softball. Held during May 1985, sixteen Division I college softball teams contested the championship. The tournament featured eight regionals of two teams with the winner of each region (a total of 8 teams) advancing to the 1985 Women's College World Series at Seymour Smith Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The event held from May 22 through May 26 marked the conclusion of the 1985 NCAA Division I softball season. UCLA won the championship by defeating Nebraska 2–1 in the final game. Nebraska's appearance was later vacated due to NCAA infractions.[1][2]

1985 NCAA Division I
softball tournament
Finals site
ChampionsUCLA (3rd NCAA (4th overall) WCWS title)
Runner-upNebraska (3rd WCWS Appearance)
Winning coachSharron Backus (3rd NCAA (4th overall) WCWS title)

Regionals edit

Women's College World Series edit

Participants edit

Game results edit

Bracket edit

Upper round 1Upper round 2Upper finalSemifinalsPreliminary finalFinal
Cal State Fullerton18
Cal State Fullerton2
Cal State Fullerton1
Cal Poly Pomona6
Cal Poly Pomona0UCLA3
Louisiana Tech0
Lower round 1Lower round 2Cal State Fullerton0
Cal Poly Pomona18
Cal State Fullerton28
Cal Poly Pomona1
Louisiana Tech0

Game log edit

Date Game Winning team Score Losing team Notes
May 22 Game 1 Cal State Fullerton 1–08 Adelphi
Game 2 UCLA 1–0 Utah
May 23 Game 3 Cal Poly Pomona 6–3 Northwestern
Game 4 Nebraska 6–0 Louisiana Tech
May 24 Game 5 Adelphi 1–0 Utah Utah eliminated
Game 6 Northwestern 1–08 Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech eliminated
Game 7 Cal State Fullerton 2–0 UCLA
Game 8 Nebraska 2–0 Cal Poly Pomona
May 25 Game 9 UCLA 1–0 Northwestern Northwestern eliminated
Game 10 Cal Poly Pomona 1–08 Adelphi Adelphi eliminated
Game 11 Nebraska 5–1 Cal State Fullerton
Game 12 Cal State Fullerton 2–18 Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly Pomona eliminated
Game 13 UCLA 3–0 Nebraska
May 26 Game 14 UCLA 1–0 Cal State Fullerton Cal State Fullerton eliminated
Game 15 UCLA 2–19 Nebraska UCLA wins WCWS

Championship Game edit


School Top Batter Stats.
UCLA Bruins Chris Olivie (RF) 2-3 RBI BB
Nebraska Cornhuskers Ginger Cannon (2B) 0-3 RBI BB
School Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
UCLA Bruins Debbie Doom (W) 9.0 6 1 0 4 10 32 38
Nebraska Cornhuskers Lori Sippel (L) 8.1 7 2 1 4 8 28 35

All-Tournament Team edit

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team[4]

Pos Name School
P Debbie Doom UCLA
Tracy Compton UCLA
Lori Sippel Nebraska
C Lisa Busby Nebraska
1B Ginger Cannon Nebraska
2B Lori Richins Nebraska
3B Jo Ann Ferrieri Cal State Fullerton
SS Leslie Rover UCLA
OF Stacy Sunny Nebraska
Regina Dooley Adelphi
Alison Stowell Cal Poly Pomona
U Chris Olivie UCLA

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ 2014 WCWS Records: 1980s Brackets/Rosters/Stats (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  2. ^ 2014 WCWS Records: WCWS All-Time Results (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "1985 Women's Division I Softball College World Series Game 15". Ncaa.org. Archived from the original on May 15, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  4. ^ 2014 WCWS Records: All-Time Tournament Records and Results (PDF). NCAA. p. 2. Retrieved February 13, 2015.