2018 College World Series

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The 2018 College World Series was played at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, NE from June 16 to June 26. Eight teams qualified for the tournament by winning their Regional and Super-Regional Tournaments. Oregon State University defeated University of Arkansas in the final game of the best-of-three finals. Adley Rutschman was named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player

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

Participating Teams[edit]

Bracket 1[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference 37-27 (15-15) Gary Henderson 9
(last: 2013)
2nd
(2013)
10-18
University of North Carolina Atlantic Coast Conference 43-18 (22-18) Mike Fox 9
(last: 2013)
2nd
(2006, 2007)
16-19
Oregon State University Pacific-12 Conference 49-10-1 (20-9-1) Pat Casey 6
(last: 2017)
1st
(2006, 2007)
15-9
University of Washington Pacific-12 Conference 35-24 (20-10) Lindsay Meggs 0
(last:none)
none 0-0

Bracket 2[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
University of Arkansas Southeastern Conference 44-19 (18-12) Dave Van Horn 7
(last: 2015)
2nd
(1979)
9-14
University of Florida Southeastern Conference 47-19 (20-10) Kevin O'Sullivan 11
(last: 2017)
1st
(2017)
19-21
University of Texas Big 12 Conference 42-21 (17-7) David Pierce 35
(last: 2014)
1st
(1949, 1950, 1975, 1983, 2002, 2005)
85-59
Texas Tech University Big 12 Conference 44-18 (15-9) Tim Tadlock 2
(last: 2016)
5th
(2016)
1-4

Results[edit]

2018 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
                                           
3  Oregon St. 6  
6  North Carolina 8  
  6  North Carolina 2  
   Mississippi St. 12  
 Washington 0
 Mississippi St. 1  
   Mississippi St. 2 2  
 
  3  Oregon St. 12 5  
3  Oregon St. 14  
 Washington 5  
  6  North Carolina 6
  3  Oregon St. 11  
  3  Oregon St. 1 5 5
  5  Arkansas 4 3 0
5  Arkansas 11  
13  Texas 5  
  5  Arkansas 7
  9  Texas Tech 4  
9  Texas Tech 6
1  Florida 3  
  5  Arkansas 5 x
 
  1  Florida 2 x  
13  Texas 1  
1  Florida 6  
  9  Texas Tech 6
  1  Florida 9  

Game Results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 16 Game 1 University of North Carolina 8-6 Oregon State University
Game 2 Mississippi State University 1-0 University of Washington Miss St. scores on a walkoff single with 1 out in the 9th.
June 17 Game 3 University of Arkansas 11-5 University of Texas Luke Bonfield's homer in the 5th puts Arkansas in the lead then they tack on 8 in the 6th to put it out of reach.
Game 4 Texas Tech University 6-3 University of Florida Gabe Holt singles in a tie-breaking run in the 5th and then drives in another in the 9th to defeat the defending champions.
June 18 Game 5 Oregon State University 14-5 University of Washington Washington leads 5-4 going into a 4.5 hour rain delay.
Oregon St. scores 10 after the delay. Washington eliminated
June 19 Game 6 Mississippi State University 12-2 University of North Carolina Freshman Jordan Westburg hits a grand slam and drives in 7.
Austin Bergner takes the loss despite retiring 16 in a row at one point.
Game 7 University of Florida 6-1 University of Texas The Royals' first-round pick Jackson Kowar fans a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 IP and
Jonathan India hits a 3-run homer.
Texas eliminated
June 20 Game 8 University of Arkansas 7-4 Texas Tech University
Game 9 Oregon State University 11-6 University of North Carolina North Carolina eliminated
June 21 Game 10 University of Florida 9-6 Texas Tech University Texas Tech eliminated
June 22 Game 11 Oregon State University 12-2 Mississippi State University
Game 12 University of Arkansas 5-2 University of Florida Florida eliminated
June 23 Game 13 Oregon State University 5-2 Mississippi State University Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland team up on a four-hitter, Mulholland retiring Jordan Westburg with the bases loaded to end it. Tyler Malone hits his 3rd homer of the Series. Mississippi State eliminated
June 26 Game 1 University of Arkansas 4-1 Oregon State University Blaine Knight allows one run in six for the victory.
June 27 Game 2 Oregon State University 5-3 University of Arkansas Arkansas nearly wins the Series. Up 3-2 with a man on and two outs in the 9th, three Arkansas fielders let a foul pop from Cadyn Grenier fall between them when no one calls for the play. Given a reprieve, Grenier singles in the tying run, then Trevor Larnach hits a game-winning homer. Kevin Abel improves to 7-1 on the year.
June 28 Game 3 Oregon State University 5-0 University of Arkansas Kevin Abel becomes the first hurler to win four games in a College World Series. He struck out 10 in a two-hitter in the fourth complete game shutout in a Series finale. Adley Rutschma goes 3 for 4 with two RBI. Oregon State wins CWS

All Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player School
P Blaine Knight University of Arkansas
Kevin Abel Oregon State University
1B Jared Gates University of Arkansas
2B Hunter Stovall Mississippi State University
3B Casey Martin University of Arkansas
SS Cadyn Grenier Oregon State University
C Adley Rutschman Oregon State University
OF Trevor Larnach Oregon State University
Dominic Fletcher University of Arkansas
Heston Kjerstad University of Arkansas
DH Tyler Malone Oregon State University

Notable Players[edit]

Tournament Notes[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jim Callis: "Abel, Rutschman lead Oregon State to CWS title", mlb.com, June 28, 2018. [1]


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