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The 1977 Division II College World Series was held in Springfield, IL. This was the first tournament to have a field of eight teams. The tournament was won by UC Riverside, coached by Jack Smitheran. The runner-up was Eckerd College. Eckerd outfielder/pitcher Joe Lefebvre and UC Riverside pitcher Steve Glaum were named the series Co-Most Outstanding Players.


[edit] Participating Teams

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
Delta State University Gulf South Conference 41-17 (12-5) Boo Ferriss 1
(last:1968)
2nd
Eckerd College Bill Livesey 0
(last: none)
none
University of Missouri-St. Louis 30-13 Jim Dix 2
(last:1973)
3rd
University of New Haven 28-4 Frank Vieira 1
(last:1974)
3rd
Shippensburg Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 32-11 Art Fairchild 0
(last: none)
none
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 25-18-1 Roy Lee 2
(last:1976)
2nd
Valdosta State University Tommy Thomas (college) 1
(last:1974)
6th
UC Riverside CCAA 43-19 (15-9) Jack Smitheran 0
(last:none)
none

[edit] Game Results

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 University of New Haven 6 - 1 Shippensburg
Game 2 Eckerd College 2 - 1 Valdosta State University
Game 3 University of Missouri-St. Louis 9 - 5 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Game 4 UC Riverside 8 - 2 Delta State University
Game 5 Valdosta State University 2 - 1 Shippensburg Shippensburg elmininated
Game 6 Delta State University 5 - 4 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville SIU Edwardsville elminiated
Game 7 Eckerd College 14 - 2 University of New Haven
Game 8 UC Riverside 12 - 0 University of Missouri-St. Louis
Game 9 Delta State University 5 - 3 University of New Haven New Haven elminated
Game 10 Valdosta State University 11 - 4 University of Missouri-St. Louis Missouri-St. Louis elminiated
Game 11 Eckerd College 8 - 2 UC Riverside
Game 12 UC Riverside 8 - 7 Valdosta State University Valdosta St. elmniated
Game 13 Delta State University 8 - 6 Eckerd College
Game 14 UC Riverside 5 - 3 Delta State University Delta St. elminiated
Game 15 UC Riverside 4 - 1 Eckerd College UC Riverside wins CWS


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