2015 College World Series

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The 2015 College World Series was played at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, NE from June 13 to June 24. Eight teams qualified for the tournament by winning their Regional and Super-Regional Tournaments. The University of Virginia (coached by Brian O'Connor) became the first Atlantic Coast Conference team to take the title since Wake Forest University back in 1955; a #3 regional seed, they barely made this year's ACC tournament before excelling in the postseason. Their 44 wins were the fewest by a national champion since the University of Southern California's 43 in 1968. Virginia reliever Josh Sborz was named the Most Outstanding Player.

The field was broken into two double elimination brackets of four team each.

Participating Teams[edit]

Bracket 1[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
University of Arkansas Southeastern Conference 40-24 (22-14) Dave Van Horn 6
(last: 2009)
2nd
(1979)
9-12
University of Florida Southeastern Conference 49-16 (24-11) Kevin O'Sullivan 6
(last: 2010)
2nd
(2005)
8-12
University of Miami Atlantic Coast Conference 49-15 (22-8) Jim Morris 23
(last: 2008)
1st
(1982, 1985, 1999, 2001)
47-38
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference 39-22 (15-15) Brian O'Connor 1
(last: 2009)
5th
(2009)
1-2

Bracket 2[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
California State University, Fullerton Big West Conference 39-23 (19-5) Rick Vanderhook 16
(last: 2009)
1st
(1979, 1984, 1995, 2004)
34-27
Louisiana State University Southeastern Conference 53-10 (26-8) Paul Mainieri 15
(last: 2009)
1st
(1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009)
35-20
Texas Christian University Big 12 Conference 49-13 (18-5) Jim Schlossnagle 2
(last: 2014
4th
2010
4-4
Vanderbilt University Southeastern Conference 47-19 (25-10) Tim Corbin 2
(last: 2014)
1st
(2014)
7-3

Results[edit]

2015 College World Series Bracket[edit]

The teams in the CWS are divided into two pools of four, with each pool playing a double-elimination format. The winners of the two pools meet in a best-of-three finals.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
 Arkansas 3  
 Virginia 5  
   Virginia 1  
   Florida 0  
 Florida 15
 Miami 3  
   Virginia 5 5  
 
   Florida 10 4  
 Arkansas 3  
 Miami 4  
   Florida 10
   Miami 2  
   Virginia 1 3 4
   Vanderbilt 5 0 2
 LSU 3  
 TCU 10  
   TCU 0
   Vanderbilt 1  
 Cal State Fullerton 3
 Vanderbilt 4  
   Vanderbilt 7 x
 
   TCU 1 x  
 LSU 5  
 Cal State Fullerton 3  
   TCU 8
   LSU 4  

Game Results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 13 Game 1 Virginia 5-3 Arkansas
Game 2 Florida 15-3 Miami
June 14 Game 3 TCU 10-3 LSU Preston Morrison wins for the first time in nine career NCAA tournament starts, allowing one run in 7 innings.
June 15 Game 4 Vanderbilt 4-3 Cal State Fullerton Game suspended on June 14 in 6th inning due to weather with Fullerton ahead 3-0. Thomas Eshelman fans 8 and walks none for Vanderbilt before the rain delay. Today, though, Vanderbilt rallies, capped by Jeren Kendall's two-run game-ending homer off Tyler Peitzmeier.
Game 5 Miami 4-3 Arkansas Jacob Heyward hits two-run homer, scores in the 7th then drives in the game-winner in the bottom of the 9th. Bryan Garcia gets the win over Zach Jackson, who entered 5-0. Arkansas eliminated
Game 6 Virginia 1-0 Florida
June 16 Game 7 LSU 5-3 Cal State Fullerton Alex Bregman raps four hits to help LSU rally from behind to win. Alex Lange improves to 12-0 on the year. CSU Fullerton eliminated
Game 8 Vanderbilt 1-0 TCU Philip Pfeifer and Kyle Wright combine on a five-hit shutout and Zander Wiel's 7th-inning homer provides all the offense. Alex Young had a no-hitter going until Wiel's dinger.
June 17 Game 9 Florida 10-2 Miami Alex Faedo and two relievers four-hit Miami while Harrison Bader, Buddy Reed, Richie Martin and Peter Alonso all go yard for the Gators. It is the first game at TD Ameritrade Park with more than two home runs. Miami eliminated
June 18 Game 10 TCU 8-4 LSU LSU eliminated
June 19 Game 11 Florida 10-5 Virginia Florida stayed alive with a win over Virginia, whose ace Nathan Kirby was returning to action after nine weeks off and exited in the third due to a strict pitch count.
Game 12 Vanderbilt 7-1 TCU Walker Buehler fans 8 in 6 2/3 IP and allows one run to pitch Vanderbilt back to the title game to try to defend their 2014 title. TCU eliminated
June 20 Game 13 Virginia 5-4 Florida Kenny Towns drives in three and Josh Sborz tosses four shutout innings of relief to run his streak to 23 and pick up the win to send Virginia to the finals. With one out in the 7th, Towns' sacrifice fly off Danny Lewis scores Ernie Clement with the winner. Florida eliminated
June 22 Game 1 Vanderbilt 5-1 Virginia Carson Fulmer and two relievers team up on a four-hitter. Connor Jones blanks Vanderbilt for five innings before Will Toffey (previously 1 for 11) hits a two-run double.
June 23 Game 2 Virginia 3-0 Vanderbilt Adam Haseley, starting his first game on the mound in a month, comes through with a gem, teaming with Josh Sborz on a shutout. Ernie Clement drives in Pavin Smith in the 6th for the first run off Phil Pfeifer, then Thomas Woodruff drives in two more for insurance.
June 24 Game 3 Virginia 4-2 Vanderbilt Brandon Waddell holds the defending champs to two runs in seven innings then Nathan Kirby fans five in relief for his lone save of the year. Pavin Smith homered and drove in 3 to lead the Virginia offense as they win their first title. Virginia wins CWS

All Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team


Position Player School
P Josh Sborz University of Virginia
Brandon Waddell University of Virginia
1B Zander Wiel Vanderbilt University
2B Ernie Clement University of Virginia
3B Kenny Towns University of Virginia
SS Daniel Pinero University of Virginia
C Kade Scivicque Louisiana State University
OF Bryan Reynolds Vanderbilt University
Harrison Bader University of Florida
Jacob Heyward University of Miami
DH Connor Wanhanen Texas Christian University

Notable Players[edit]

Tournament Notes[edit]

College World Series

1947 | 1948 | 1949
1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959
1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969
1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

College World Series Most Outstanding Player