1981 NAIA College World Series

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The 1981 NAIA College World Series was held in Lubbock, TX for the first time. The ten team field was composed of eight teams that qualified for the tournament by winning their District and Area Tournaments, plus the highest ranked school that finished second in an area tournament, plus the host school, Lubbock Christian College. Grand Canyon College repeated as champions by defeating Winthrop College in the championship game.

Participating Teams[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish
Azusa Pacific College Tom Hicks 0
(last:none)
none
David Lipscomb College Ken Dugan 7
(last:1980)
1st
Grand Canyon College 50-20 Gil Stafford 4
(last:1980)
1st
John Brown University 1
(last:1980)
9th
Liberty Baptist College 39-13 Al Worthington 0
(last:none)
none
Lubbock Christian College 38-40 Larry Hays 2
(last:1980)
4th
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Mike Metheny 3
(last:1980)
2nd
Spring Arbor College Hank Burbridge 0
(last:none)
none
William Jewell College Heart of America Athletic Conference Fred Flook 7
(last:1980)
1st
Winthrop College Horace Turbeville 0
(last:none)
none

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 Grand Canyon College 11-7 David Lipscomb College
Game 2 William Jewell College 10-6 John Brown University
Game 3 Winthrop College 4-3 Spring Arbor College
Game 4 Liberty Baptist College 8-5 Lubbock Christian College
Game 5 David Lipscomb College 6-3 John Brown University John Brown eliminated
Game 6 Spring Arbor College 6-1 Lubbock Christian College Lubbok Christian eliminated
Game 7 Grand Canyon College 8-5 Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Game 8 Liberty Baptist College 5-4 Azusa Pacific College
Game 9 Southeastern Oklahoma State University 7-5 Spring Arbor College Spring Arbor eliminated
Game 10 Azusa Pacific College 7-4 David Lipscomb College Lipscomb eliminated
Game 11 Grand Canyon College 9-3 William Jewell College
Game 12 Winthrop College 4-1 Liberty Baptist College
Game 13 Southeastern Oklahoma State University 13-12 William Jewell College William Jewell eliminated
Game 14 Azusa Pacific College 11-1 Liberty Baptist College Liberty Baptist eliminated
Game 15 Grand Canyon College 9-2 Winthrop College
Game 16 Winthrop College 11-10 Southeastern Oklahoma State University SE Oklahoma eliminated
Game 17 Grand Canyon College 12-3 Azusa Pacific College Azusa Pacific eliminated
Game 18 Grand Canyon College 11-4 Winthrop College Grand Canyon wins CWS


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