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The 1996 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from May 31 to June 8. The participating schools qualified by winning one of eight 6-team regional tournaments. The fiftieth tournament's champion was Louisiana State University coached by Skip Bertman. The Most Outstanding Player was Pat Burrell of the University of Miami.

The Series featured one of the most memorable homers in college baseball history. With LSU down by a run with two outs and one on in the bottom of the 9th of the finale, Warren Morris hit a sayonara home run off Miami closer Robbie Morrison to end the Series.

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[edit] Participating Teams

Seeding School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
1 University of Alabama Southeastern Conference 49 - 17 (20 - 10, 0 GB) Jim Wells 2
(last: 1983)
2nd
(1983)
4 - 4
2 University of Florida Southeastern Conference 48 - 16 (20 - 10, 0 GB) Andy Lopez 2
(last: 1991)
3rd
(1991)
3 - 4
3 Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference 54 - 9 (24 - 4, 0 GB) Gene Stephenson 6
(last: 1993)
1st
(1989)
16 - 9
4 Clemson University Atlantic Coast Conference 49 - 15 (17 - 7, 2 GB) Jack Leggett 7
(last: 1995)
5th
(1958, 1959, 1976)
4 - 14
5 University of Miami Independents 47 - 13 (n/a) Jim Morris 14
(last: 1995)
1st
(1982, 1984)
29 - 25
6 Louisiana State University Southeastern Conference 48 - 15 (20 - 10, 0 GB) Skip Bertman 7
(last: 1994)
1st
(1991, 1993)
15 - 11
7 Florida State University Atlantic Coast Conference 51 - 15 (19 - 5, 0 GB) Mike Martin 14
(last: 1995)
2nd
(1970, 1986)
18 - 28
8 Oklahoma State University Big Eight Conference 45 - 19 (17 - 9, 2 GB) Gary Ward (college coach) 17
(last: 1993)
1st
(1959)
38 - 32

[edit] Results

[edit] Bracket

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[edit] Game Results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 31 Game 1 Alabama 7 - 5 Oklahoma State
Game 2 Miami 7 - 3 Clemson
June 1 Game 3 Florida 5 - 2 Florida State
Game 4 Louisiana State 9 - 8 Wichita State
June 2 Game 5 Miami 15 - 1 Alabama
Game 6 Clemson 8 - 5 (10 innings) Oklahoma State Oklahoma State eliminated
June 3 Game 7 Louisiana State 9 - 4 Florida
Game 8 Florida State 8 - 4 Wichita State Wichita State eliminated
June 4 Game 9 Clemson 14 - 3 Alabama Alabama eliminated
Game 10 Florida 6 - 3 Florida State Florida State eliminated
June 5 Game 11 Miami 14 - 5 Clemson Clemson eliminated
June 6 Game 12 Louisiana State 2 - 1 Florida Florida eliminated
June 8 Final Louisiana State 9 - 8 Miami Louisiana State wins CWS

[edit] All-Tournament Team

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher J.D. Arteaga Junior Miami
Ed Yarnall Junior Louisiana State
Catcher Tim Lanier Senior Louisiana State
First baseman Chris Moller Senior Alabama
Second baseman Rudy Gomez Junior Miami
Third baseman Pat Burrell Freshman Miami
Shortstop Alex Cora Junior Miami
Outfielder Justin Bowles Senior Louisiana State
Michael DeCelle Junior Miami
Brad Wilkerson Freshman Florida
Designated hitter Chuck Hazzard Sophomore Florida

[edit] Notable Players

[edit] Tournament Notes

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