1980 College World Series

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The 1980 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from May 30 to June 6. The participating schools qualified by winning one of eight regional tournaments. The thirty-fourth tournament's champion was the University of Arizona coached by Jerry Kindall. The Most Outstanding Player was Terry Francona of the University of Arizona.

Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
UArizona81-89.jpg University of Arizona Pacific Ten Conference 40 - 20 - 1 (17 - 13, 0 GB) Jerry Kindall 11
(last: 1979)
1st
(1976)
22 - 21
UCBerkeley.jpg University of California Pacific Ten Conference 41 - 22 - 1 (17 - 13, 0 GB) Bob Milano 2
(last: 1957)
1st
(1947)
7 - 0
ClemsonU.jpg Clemson University Atlantic Coast Conference 38 - 19 (6 - 5, 4.5 GB) Bill Wilhelm 4
(last: 1977)
5th
(1958, 1959, 1976)
4 - 8
FloridastU.jpg Florida State University Metro Conference 51 - 10 (n/a) Mike Martin 6
(last: 1975)
2nd
(1970)
8 - 12
UHawai'i80-00.jpg University of Hawai`i Western Athletic Conference 57 - 16 (19 - 5, 0 GB) Les Murakami 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
UMiamiFl.jpg University of Miami Division-I Independent 57 - 10 (n/a) Ron Fraser 3
(last: 1979)
2nd
(1974)
5 - 6
UMichigan.jpg University of Michigan Big Ten Conference 35 - 16 - 1 (14 - 2, 0 GB) Bud Middaugh 3
(last: 1978)
1st
(1953)
9 - 3
StJohnsU74-88.jpg St. John's University Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference 29 - 9 (n/a) Joe Russo 5
(last: 1978)
4th
(1949, 1966, 1968)
5 - 10

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First round     Second round     Third round
                           


  St. John's 6  
  Arizona 1    
      St. John's 2  
      Hawai`i 7    
  Hawai`i 7          
  Florida State 6        
      Hawai`i 9
      Miami 3
  Miami 13        
  Clemson 5          
      Miami 3    
      Michigan 2  
  Michigan 9    
  California 8  
  Loser's bracket
  Arizona 5  
  Florida State 3     Michigan 0
    Arizona 8
  Clemson 4  
  California 6     St. John's 5
    California 8
  Semifinals     Elimination     Final
                           
  Re-ordered Semifinals
  Hawai`i 4       Hawai`i 3
  Arizona 6           Arizona 5
      Arizona 11    
      California 10  
  Miami 3    
  California 4  



Game Results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 30 Game 1 St. John's 6 - 1 Arizona
Game 2 Hawai`i 7 - 6 Florida State
May 31 Game 3 Miami 13 - 5 Clemson
Game 4 Michigan 9 - 8 (11 innings) California
June 1 Game 5 Arizona 5 - 3 Florida State Florida State eliminated
Game 6 California 6 - 4 Clemson Clemson eliminated
Game 7 Hawai`i 7 - 2 St. John's
June 2 Game 8 Miami 3 - 2 Michigan
Game 9 California 8 - 5 St. John's St. John's eliminated
Game 10 Arizona 8 - 0 Michigan Michigan eliminated
June 3 Game 11 Hawai`i 9 - 3 Miami
June 4 Game 12 California 4 - 3 Miami Miami eliminated
Game 13 Arizona 6 - 4 (11 innings) Hawai`i
June 5 Game 14 Arizona 11 - 10 California California eliminated
June 6 Final Arizona 5 - 3 Hawai`i Arizona wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Greg Barger Junior Arizona
Craig Lefferts Senior Arizona
Catcher Collin Tanabe Junior Hawai`i
First baseman Wes Clements Senior Arizona
Second baseman Paul Hundhammer Senior Miami
Third baseman Kimo Perkins Junior Hawai`i
Shortstop Eric Tokunaga Junior Hawai`i
Left fielder Terry Francona Junior Arizona
Lyle Brackenridge Senior California
Jim Paciorek Sophomore Michigan
Designated hitter Paul Maruffi Junior St. John's

Notable Players[edit]

Tournament Notes[edit]

Related Sites[edit]


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