1978 Division II College World Series

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The 1978 Division II College World Series was held in Springfield, IL. The eight schools qualified by winning one of eight regional tournaments. The tournament was won by Florida Southern College, coached by Joe Arnold. The runner-up was Delta St.. Delta St. third baseman Ricky Perkins was named the series Most Outstanding Player.


Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
Delta State University Gulf South Conference 43-19 (14-4) Boo Ferriss 2
(last:1977)
2nd
Eastern Illinois University Independent 27-19 Tom McDevitt 1
(last:1973)
3rd
Florida Southern College Sunshine State Conference 34-11 Joe Arnold 6
(last:1976)
1st
LeMoyne College Independent 28-12 Dick Rockwell 0
(last:None)
None
Southwest Missouri State University Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association 28-10 (11-4) Bill Rowe 2
(last:1970)
2nd
University of New Haven 32-4 Frank Vieira 2
(last:1977)
3rd
University of San Diego 33-22 John Cunningham 1
(last:1971)
3rd
Valdosta State College South Atlantic Conference 39-20 (9-3) Tommy Thomas 2
(last:1977)
3rd

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 Delta State University 12 - 1 Southwest Missouri State University
Game 2 University of San Diego 15 - 6 Eastern Illinois University
Game 3 Florida Southern College 14 - 9 University of New Haven
Game 4 Valdosta State College 10 - 7 LeMoyne College
Game 5 Eastern Illinois University 21 - 11 Southwest Missouri State University Missouri St. elmininated
Game 6 University of New Haven 7 - 6 LeMoyne College LeMoyne elminiated
Game 7 Delta State University 6 - 1 University of San Diego
Game 8 Florida Southern College 13 - 7 Valdosta State College
Game 9 University of New Haven 11 - 5 University of San Diego San Diego elminated
Game 10 Valdosta State College 11 - 9 Eastern Illinois University E. Illinois elminiated
Game 11 Florida Southern College 13 - 8 Delta State University
Game 12 Delta State University 9 - 5 Valdosta State College Valdosta St. elmniated
Game 13 University of New Haven 14 - 8 Florida Southern College
Game 14 Delta State University 12 - 1 University of New Haven New Haven elminiated
Game 15 Florida Southern College 7 - 2 Delta State University Florida Southern wins CWS


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