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2009 College World Series

The 2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was held from May 29 through June 24, 2009 and is part of the 2009 NCAA Division I baseball season. The 64 NCAA Division I college baseball teams were selected out of an eligible 286 teams on May 25, 2009. Thirty teams were awarded an automatic bid as champions of their conference, and 34 teams were selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.

The 2009 tournament culminated with 8 teams advancing to the College World Series at historic Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska beginning on June 13.

Bids

Automatic bids

Conference champions from 30 Division I conferences earned automatic bids to regionals. The remaining 34 spots were awarded to schools as at-large invitees.

School Conference Record (Conf) Berth Last NCAA Appearance
Arizona State Pacific-10 44–12 (21–6) Won Pac-10 2008 (Tempe Super Regional)
Army Patriot League 31–18 (13–7) Won Patriot 2005 (Tallahassee Regional)
Bethune Cookman MEAC 32–26 (16–2) Won MEAC tourney 2008 (Coral Gables Regional)
Binghamton America East 29–20 (13–7) Won AmEast tourney First appearance
Coastal Carolina Big South 46–14 (21–5) Won Big South tourney 2008 (Cary Super Regional)
Dartmouth Ivy League 27–16 (16–4) Won Ivy League 1987 (Northeast Regional)
Fresno State WAC 32–28 (12–12) Won WAC tourney 2008 (College World Series)
Georgia State Colonial Athletic 39–20 (12–9) Won CAA tourney First appearance
Georgia Southern Southern 42–15 (20–8) Won SoCon tourney 2002 (Clemson Regional)
Gonzaga WCC 35–16 (14–7) Won WCC playoff 1981 (West Regional)
Indiana Big Ten 32–25 (16–7) Won Big Ten tourney 1996 (Midwest Regional)
Jacksonville A-Sun 35–20 (19–11) Won A-Sun tourney 2007 (Chapel Hill Regional)
Kent State Mid-American 42–15 (17–9) Won MAC tournament 2007 (Columbia, MO Regional)
LSU SEC 46–16 (20–10) Won SEC Tournament 2008 (College World Series)
Louisville Big East 44–15 (19–7) Won Big East tourney 2008 (Athens Regional)
Marist Metro Atlantic 31–26 (15–9) Won MAAC tourney 2005 (Baton Rouge Regional)
Middle Tennessee Sun Belt 43–16 (21–8) Won SBC tourney 2003 (Starkville Regional)
Monmouth Northeast 32–23 (15–11) Won NEC tourney 2007 (Tempe Regional)
Oral Roberts Summit 31–13 (16–2) Won Summit tourney 2008 (Baton Rouge Regional)
Rice Conference USA 39–15 (16–8) Won C-USA tourney 2008 (College World Series)
Sam Houston State Southland 36–22 (18–14) Won Southland tourney 2008 (Houston Regional)
Southern SWAC 30–15 (17–6) Won SWAC tourney 2005 (New Orleans Regional)
Tennessee Tech Ohio Valley 30–22 (10–11) Won OVC tournament 2001 (Knoxville Regional)
Texas Big 12 41–13–1 (17–9–1) Won Big 12 tourney 2008 (Houston Regional)
UC Irvine Big West 43–13 (22–2) Won Big West 2008 (Baton Rouge Super Regional)
Utah Mountain West 26–29 (8–16) Won MWC tourney 1960 (District 7)
Virginia ACC 43–12–1 (16–11–1) Won ACC tourney 2008 (Fullerton Regional)
Wichita State Missouri Valley 30–25 (11–7) Won MVC tourney 2008 (Stillwater Regional)
Wright State Horizon 33–28 (14–12) Won Horizon tourney 2006 (Corvallis Regional)
Xavier Atlantic 10 37–19 (18–9) Won A-10 tournament First appearance

Bids by conference

Conference Total Schools
Atlantic Coast 7 Boston College, Clemson, Florida St., Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), North Carolina, Virginia
Atlantic Sun 1 Jacksonville
Atlantic 10 1 Xavier
America East 1 Binghamton
Big Ten 3 Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio St.
Big 12 8 Baylor, Kansas, Kansas St., Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., Texas, Texas A&M
Big East 1 Louisville
Big South 1 Coastal Carolina
Big West 3 Cal Poly, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton
Colonial 2 George Mason, Georgia St.
Conference USA 3 East Carolina, Rice, Southern Miss.
Horizon 1 Wright St.
Ivy 1 Dartmouth
Metro Atlantic 1 Marist
Mid-American 1 Kent St.
Mid-Eastern 1 Bethune-Cookman
Missouri Valley 1 Wichita State
Mountain West 3 San Diego St., TCU, Utah
Northeast 1 Monmouth
Ohio Valley 1 Tennessee Tech
Pacific 10 3 Arizona St., Oregon St., Washington St.
Patriot 1 Army
Southern 2 Elon, Ga. Southern
Southeastern 8 Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
Southland 2 Sam Houston St., Texas St.
Southwestern 1 Southern
Summit 1 Oral Roberts
Sun Belt 2 Middle Tenn., Western Ky.
Western Athletic 1 Fresno St.
WCC 1 Gonzaga

National seeds

Bold indicates CWS participant.

  1. Texas (41-13-1)
  2. Cal State Fullerton (42-14)
  3. LSU (46-16)
  4. North Carolina (42-16)
  5. Arizona State (44-12)
  6. UC Irvine (43-13)
  7. Oklahoma (41-18)
  8. Florida (39-20)

Regionals and Super Regionals

Regional schedule

Regional rounds were held Friday, May 29 through Monday, June 1. Each regional followed a double elimination format, with 2 games each played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and one on Monday when needed.

Day Game Teams
Fri. 5/29/09 1 2/3 or 1/4 (host choice)
2 2/3 or 1/4 (host choice)
Sat. 5/30/09 3 Loser Games 1 & 2
4 Winner Games 1 & 2
Sun. 5/31/09 5 Winner Game 3 vs Loser Game 4
6 Winner Games 4 & 5
Mon. 6/1/09 7 if needed, only if winner of game 5 wins game 6

Super Regional Schedule

Best-of-three super regionals were held Friday, June 5 through Monday, June 8. Four series were played Friday-Sunday and four series were played Saturday-Monday with the final day in each grouping if necessary.

Brackets

Bold indicates winner. * indicates extra innings.


Austin Super Regional

Hosted by Texas at UFCU Disch-Falk Field

  • The second round game between Texas and Boston College went 25 innings, the longest game in NCAA History.

Gainesville Super Regional

Hosted by Florida at Alfred A. McKethan Stadium

Tempe Super Regional

Hosted by Arizona State at Packard Stadium

Chapel Hill Super Regional

Hosted by North Carolina at Boshamer Stadium

Fullerton Super Regional

Hosted by Cal State Fullerton at Goodwin Field

Tallahassee Super Regional

Hosted by Florida State at Dick Howser Stadium

  • The 37 runs scored by Florida State in the Tallahassee Regional championship were the most scored by a team in NCAA Tournament history

Oxford Super Regional

Hosted by Ole Miss Rebels at Swayze Field

Baton Rouge Super Regional

Hosted by LSU at Alex Box Stadium

College World Series

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
Arizona State Pac-10 49–12 (21–6) Pat Murphy 20
(last: 2007)
1st
(1965, 1967, 1969, 1977, 1981)
59–34
Arkansas SEC 39–22 (14–5) Dave van Horn 5
(last: 2004)
2nd
(1979)
7–10
Cal State Fullerton Big West 47–14 (17–7) Dave Serrano 15
(last: 2007)
1st
(1979, 1984, 1995, 2004)
34–25
LSU SEC 51–16 (20–10) Paul Mainieri 14
(last: 2008)
1st
(1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000)
30–19
North Carolina ACC 47–16 (19–10) Mike Fox 7
(last: 2008)
2nd
(2006, 2007)
13–15
Southern Miss C-USA 40–24 (12–12) Corky Palmer 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
Texas Big 12 46–14–1 (17–9–1) Augie Garrido 32
(last: 2005)
1st
(1949, 1950, 1975, 1983, 2002, 2005)
78–53
Virginia ACC 48–13–1 (16–11–1) Brian O'Connor 0
(last: none)
none 0–0

Bracket

Championship Series

Game 1

Monday, June 22 6:00 pm
Omaha, Nebraska ESPN
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
LSU 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 7 11 0
Texas 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 9 1
WP: M. Ott   LP: B. Workman
Attendance: 23,019
Notes: First time since 2003 that a MCWS Final Series game went into extra innings.

Game 2

Tuesday, June 23 6:00 pm
Omaha, Nebraska ESPN
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 12 3
LSU 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
WP: T. Jungmann   LP: A. Ross
Attendance: 21,871

Game 3

Wednesday, June 24 6:00 pm
Omaha, Nebraska ESPN
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
LSU 3 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 11 12 0
Texas 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 9 1
WP: A. Ranaudo   LP: B. Workman
Attendance: 19,986
Notes: LSU wins its 6th College World Series. LSU coach Paul Mainieri wins the first national championship of his career.

All Tournament Team

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

Position Player School
P Taylor Jungmann Texas
Anthony Ranaudo LSU
1B Dustin Ackley North Carolina
2B D. J. LeMahieu LSU
3B Kyle Seager North Carolina
SS Tyler Cannon Virginia
C Cameron Rupp Texas
OF Jared Mitchell LSU
Ryan Schimpf LSU
Kole Calhoun Arizona St.
DH Russell Moldenhauer Texas

Tournament Notes

Round 1

  • All 16 No. 1 seeds won their first round games for the second time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1999; thus no No. 4 was able to win their first round game.
  • Seven No. 3 seeds won their first round games in upsets.

Round 2

  • Fresno State, the champions of the 2008 NCAA College World Series, was eliminated in the Irvine Regional after losing to UC Irvine and San Diego State.
  • Texas defeated Boston College 3–2 in 25 innings, which broke the record of the longest game in NCAA baseball history lasting more than seven hours.
  • Two National-seeds lost in round two: #6 UC Irvine and #7 Oklahoma.
  • Four No. 2 seeds advanced to the Regional Finals with a 2–0 record.
  • Three No. 2 seeds (Alabama, Georgia Southern and Texas State) were eliminated from the tournament after going 0–2.
  • Two No. 3 seeds (Southern Miss and Oklahoma State) advanced to the Regional Finals with a 2–0 record.
  • Five No. 4 seeds registered a win in their opening game in the losers bracket.

Regional Finals

  • Florida State sets NCAA postseason records with 37 runs, 38 hits and 66 total bases in a blowout win over Ohio State, 37–6.
  • Two No. 4 seeds advanced to the Regional Finals: Army and Utah.
  • Two National-seeds failed to advance to the Super Regionals: #6 UC Irvine and #7 Oklahoma.
  • The only non-No. 1 seeds to advance to the Super Regionals were Arkansas, Southern Miss, and Virginia.
  • No team which lost its opening round game was able to come back and win its Regional. Vanderbilt, the No. 3 seed in the Louisville Regional, was the only team to lose its opener and come back to force a decisive second game in the regional final. The Commodores lost to No. 2 seed Middle Tennessee in the opening round before winning three consecutive elimination games against No. 4 seed Indiana, a rematch with MT and host Louisville before falling to the Cardinals the next night.

Super Regionals

  • No. 2 seed Arkansas, No. 2 seed Virginia, and No. 3 seed Southern Miss became the ninth, tenth, and eleventh teams respectively in NCAA history to advance to the College World Series without playing a game at their home park.
  • Arkansas became the third team since the tournament expanded in 1999 to reach the CWS by going undefeated (5–0) on the road in both Regionals and Super Regionals, joining Southern California in 2000 and UC Irvine in 2007.
  • No. 2 seed Virginia advanced to the first College World Series in school history by winning the Oxford Super Regional 2–1.
  • No. 3 seed Southern Miss advanced to the first College World Series in school history by winning the Gainesville Super Regional 2–0.
  • Three of the 8 national seeds failed to make it to the CWS.

College World Series

  • 2009 was the 17th consecutive year the SEC fielded a team in the CWS.
  • Both Virginia and Southern Miss played in their first College World Series in school history.
  • Only two teams from the 2008 CWS, LSU and North Carolina, returned for 2009.
  • 2009 marked the first time in six seasons that a top-eight national seed won the title.
  • LSU played for the championship for the first time since 2000, and it was the first time LSU has appeared in the best of 3 championship series.

CWS Records Broken

  • All-time hits by a player: 28 by Dustin Ackley of UNC, broken against Southern Miss in Game 7[1]
  • Pitchers used in a single game by one team (tied): 8 by Arkansas in Game 11[2]
  • Pitchers used in a single game by both teams (tied): 13 by LSU and Arkansas in Game 11[2]
  • Career games played: 21 by Garrett Gore of North Carolina, broken against Arizona St. in Game 10
  • Most wild pitches in a single-game: 4 by Matt Harvey of North Carolina, broken against Arizona St. in Game 10
  • Home runs in a College World Series: 4 by Russell Moldenhauer of Texas, tied the record against LSU in Game 2 of the finals.
  • Attendance Record: 336,076, previous record set in 2008 of 330,099
  • Combined home runs in the Championship Finals: 12, previous record of 9 set in 2008.

Television/radio/online coverage

Regionals

Super Regionals

  • All super-regional games were shown on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU on television and ESPN360 through online streaming video.

College World Series

  • All College World Series games were shown on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU on television and ESPN360 through online streaming video.

See also

References

External links

  • ESPN

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