1980 Division II College World Series

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The 1980 Division II College World Series was held in Riverside, CA. The six schools qualified by winning one of six regional tournaments. The tournament was won by Cal Poly Pomona, coached by John Scolinos. The runner-up was the University of New Haven. Cal Poly Pomona outfielder Brian Zell was named the series Most Outstanding Player. After 3 years as an 8 team tournament the field was shrunk back to six again.


Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
Cal Poly Pomona California Collegiate Athletic Association 42-25-1 John Scolinos 2
(last:1979)
1st
Florida Southern College Sunshine State Conference 45-11 (11-4) Joe Arnold 8
(last:1979)
1st
Florida International University Independent 41-14 Danny Price 0
(last:none)
none
Minnesota State University, Mankato Northern Intercollegiate Conference 36-21-1 (13-3) Dean Bowyer 2
(last:1979)
4th
University of New Haven 29-7 Frank Vieira 3
(last:1978)
3rd
Troy State University Gulf South Conference 30-12 (12-2) Chase Riddle 0
(last:none)
none

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 Minn St. Mankato 12 - 9 Florida Southern College
Game 2 Florida International University 8 - 2 Troy State University
Game 3 Cal Poly Pomona 6 - 4 University of New Haven
Game 4 Troy State University 6 - 3 Florida Southern College Florida Southern elminated
Game 5 University of New Haven 3 - 1 Minn St. Mankato
Game 6 Cal Poly Pomona 12 - 2 Florida International University
Game 7 Minn St. Mankato 10 - 4 Florida International University Florida International elminated
Game 8 University of New Haven 9 - 8 Troy State University Troy St. elminated
Game 9 Cal Poly Pomona 4 - 3 Minn St. Mankato Minn St. Mankato elminated
Game 10 Cal Poly Pomona 6 - 3 University of New Haven Cal Poly Pomona Wins CWS


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