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The 2007 College World Series was held from June 15-24, 2007 in Omaha, Nebraska. Eight NCAA Division I college baseball teams met at Rosenblatt Stadium after having played their way through a 64-team bracket. This was the 61st College World Series overall, and the 58th to be held in Omaha.

Oregon State went undefeated through the College World Series, posting a 5-0 record. The Beavers, lead by head coach Pat Casey, won all three games in their four-team bracket and then defeated North Carolina in two games in the best-of-three championship series. Oregon State became the fifth team to win consecutive NCAA titles (last done by LSU in 1996-97), and were the first team to win four games in a CWS by six or more runs. Their opener against Cal State Fullerton was a tight 3-2 victory, but OSU's last four games in the CWS were not close, impressive for a team seeded in the lower half of the 64-team tournament.

The Beavers also became the first team to win the CWS after having posted a losing conference record. Oregon State was a disappointing 10-14 (.417) in the Pac-10, placing sixth among the nine baseball-playing schools (Oregon dropped baseball in 1981, but revived it in 2009.)

However, the Beavers' non-conference record during the regular season was an impressive 28-3 (.903), and as defending NCAA champions, just enough to gain a berth in the 64-team tournament. They were placed as a #3 seed in one of the 16 four-team regionals, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Oregon State responded by going 11-1 (.917) in the post season. Oregon State won their final 10 games to finish at 49-18 (.731) overall. The Beavers trailed in only one inning of 2007 CWS: the first inning of the final game. Their only loss in the post season came during the second game of regionals, where they fell in 13 innings to host Virginia.[1]

Oregon State freshman pitcher Jorge Reyes (of Warden, Washington) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 CWS. Reyes was 2-0 as a starter, defeating Cal State Fullerton in the opener and North Carolina in the first game of the finals.

Contents

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Mississippi State SEC 38 - 20 (15 - 13) Ron Polk 7
(last: 1998)
3rd
(1985)
7 - 14
Rice C-USA 54 - 12 (22 - 2) Wayne Graham 5
(last: 2006)
1st
(2003)
8 - 9
UC Irvine Big West 45 - 15 - 1 (15 - 6) Dave Serrano 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Louisville Big East 46 - 22 (19 - 8) Dan McDonnell 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Arizona State Pac-10 48 - 13 (19 - 5) Pat Murphy 19
(last: 2005)
1st
(1965, 1967, 1969, 1977, 1981)
58 - 32
North Carolina ACC 53 - 13 (21 - 9) Mike Fox 5
(last: 2006)
2nd
(2006)
6 - 10
Cal State Fullerton Big West 38 - 23 (10 - 11) George Horton 14
(last: 2006)
1st
(1979, 1984, 1995, 2004)
34 - 23
Oregon State Pac-10 44 - 18 (10 - 14) Pat Casey 3
(last: 2006)
1st
(2006)
6 - 6

Tournament Notes

  • Oregon State is one of only five teams (LSU: 96-97, Texas: 49-50, Southern California: 70-74, Stanford: 87-88) to win consecutive CWS titles
  • Oregon State is also the first team to repeat as champion since the CWS switched to the current 3-game championship series.
  • Oregon State is the first champion to make it back to the CWS the year after they won title since Texas appeared in the 2003 after winning it in 2002
  • The 2007 Oregon State Beavers are the first CWS champions with a conference record of less than .500 (10-14)
  • Louisville is the second school whose athletic teams have played in a Final Four, BCS bowl game, and a College World Series within the last three years. Florida is the other school.
  • 2007 marks the 15th year in a row that the SEC has had at least one team make it to Omaha.
  • 2007 marks the second time the College World Series champions and runners up are the same two consecutive years.

Bracket

The teams were separated into two four-team double elimination tournaments; the winners met for a best-of-three starting June 23. In the bracket below, in each round the match-up in the game in the loser's bracket is determined by the results of the games in "the same round" in the winners' bracket, and therefore was necessarily played after those winners' bracket games.

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2007 College World Series Bracket

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
 Oregon State 3  
 Cal State Fullerton 2  
   Oregon State 12  
  5  Arizona State 6  
5  Arizona State 5
 UC-Irvine 4  
   Oregon State 7 --  
   UC-Irvine 1 --  
 Cal State Fullerton 4  
 UC-Irvine 5  
   Arizona State 7
   UC-Irvine 8  
   Oregon State 11 9 --
  3  North Carolina 4 3 --
2  Rice 15  
 Louisville 10  
  2  Rice 14
  3  North Carolina 4  
 Mississippi State 5
3  North Carolina 8  
  2  Rice 1 4
  3  North Carolina 6 7  
 Louisville 12  
 Mississippi State 4  
  3  North Carolina 3
   Louisville 1  

Final CWS standings

Place School CWS Record
1st Oregon State 5-0
2nd North Carolina 4-3
3rd Rice 2-2
UC-Irvine 2-2
5th Arizona State 1-2
Louisville 1-2
7th Cal State-Fullerton 0-2
Mississippi State 0-2

Results

All times are CDT.

Friday 6/15

Game 1: 1:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Louisville 1 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 10 15 4
Rice 0 0 4 0 3 1 1 6 x 15 19 0

WP: Bobby Bramhall (7-2)  LP: Trystan Magnuson (3-3)  
HRs:  Lville – Johnson 2, Dominguez  Rice – Savery, Luna

Game 2: 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mississippi State 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 12 2
North Carolina 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 x 8 12 0

WP: Adam Warren (11-0)  LP: Justin Pigott (7-7)  SV: Andrew Carignan (16)  
HRs:  MSU – Moreland

Saturday 6/16

Game 3: 1:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
UC Irvine 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 2
Arizona State 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 x 5 9 0

WP: Jason Jarvis (2-2)  LP: Scott Gorgen (12-3)  
HRs:  ASU – Reatherford, I.Davis, Spencer

Game 4: 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oregon State 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 1
Cal State Fullerton 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 1

WP: Jorge Reyes (6-3)  LP: Wes Roemer (11-7)  SV: Eddie Kunz (12)  
HRs:  OSU – Lissman, Santschi  CSF – Mahin

Sunday 6/17

Game 5: 1:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Louisville 2 1 2 3 0 0 3 0 1 12 18 1
Mississippi State 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 10 1

WP: Justin Marks (9-2)  LP: Chad Crosswhite (8-5)  
HRs:  Lville – Johnson, Burton, Dominguez 2  MSU – Turner

Game 6: 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rice 0 6 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 14 14 0
North Carolina 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 10 1

WP: Joe Savery (11-1)  LP: Alex White (6-6)  SV: Cole St.Clair (9)  
HRs:  Rice – Luna

Monday 6/18

Game 7: 1:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
Cal State Fullerton 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 0
UC Irvine 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 15 6

WP: Dylan Axelrod (6-4)  LP: Bryan Harris (2-3)  
HRs:  CSF – Wallach  UCI – Holiday, Cipriano

Game 8: 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona State 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 6 7 2
Oregon State 2 4 1 1 1 3 0 0 x 12 18 1

WP: Mike Stutes (21-4)  LP: Brian Flores (11-2)  
HRs:  OSU – Lissman, Lennerton

Tuesday 6/19

Game 9: 1:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
North Carolina 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Louisville 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1

WP: Luke Putkonen (8-1)  LP: Colby Wark (3-4)  SV: Andrew Carignan (17)  
HRs:  Lville – Johnson

Game 10: 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Arizona State 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 7 10 0
UC Irvine 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 0 1 8 13 0

WP: Scott Gorgen (13-3)  LP: Mike Leake (13-2)  
HRs:  ASU – Paramore  UCI – Cipriano

Wednesday 6/20

Game 11: 1:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
North Carolina 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 8 0
Rice 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 2

WP: Woodard (11-2)  LP: Berry (11-3)  
HRs:  UNC – Ackley

Game 12: 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
UC Irvine 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Oregon State 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 x 7 11 0

WP: Daniel Turpen (10-1)  LP: Christian Bergman (0-4)  
HRs:  OSU – Canham

Thursday 6/21

Game 13: 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rice 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 6 2
North Carolina 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 x 7 7 0

WP: Adam Warren (12-0)  LP: Matt Langwell (8-2)  SV: Andrew Carignan (18)  
HRs:  UNC – Ackley, Fedroff, Williams, Horton

Saturday 6/23

Game 14: 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 4 12 2
Oregon State 0 2 1 0 1 2 4 1 X 11 12 2

WP: Jorge Reyes (2-0)  LP: Alex White (6-7)  
HRs:  UNC – Johnson  OSU – Lennerton

Sunday 6/24

Game 15: 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oregon State 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 9 13 0
North Carolina 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 2

WP: Mike Stutes (2-4)  LP: Luke Putkonen (8-2)  
HRs:  OSU – Barney, Lennerton  UNC – Ackley

All Tournament Team

The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.[1]

Position Player School
P Jorge Reyes Oregon State
Andrew Carignan North Carolina
1B Dustin Ackley North Carolina
2B Joey Wong Oregon State
3B Diego Seastrunk Rice
SS Darwin Barney Oregon State
C Mitch Canham Oregon State
OF Bryan Petersen UC Irvine
Tim Fedroff North Carolina
Scott Santschi Oregon State
DH Mike Lissman Oregon State

Notable players

CWS records tied or broken

  • Oregon State became the first team to win four games by six or more runs in the CWS.
  • Oregon State became the first team to win the CWS while having a losing record in regular season conference play.
  • North Carolina's Rob Wooten pitched in a record 6 games in a single CWS.
  • North Carolina tied a CWS record by turning five double plays in game one of the final series against Oregon State.[2]
  • North Carolina used a CWS record eight pitchers in its Game 6 loss to Rice.
  • Game 7 between UC-Irvine and Cal State-Fullerton went 13 innings and lasted 5 hours and 40 minutes. It was the longest game in terms of time in College World Series history.[3] The game also had the most hit-by-pitches (eight) and reportedly used and lost 96 balls, the most ever.[4] The previous record was 84 balls lost.
  • Louisville's Logan Johnson tied the CWS record with four home runs.
  • By beating Arizona State, UC-Irvine became the first team in CWS history to win two extra-inning games back to back.
  • A CWS record number of batters were hit by pitches during the series.[5]

CWS Leaders

Team

Individual

Post-Series Notes

  • The championship series featured a rematch of 2006's final, with Oregon State once again defeating North Carolina. The only other time a rematch in the CWS finals occurred was in 1972 and 1973, when USC and Arizona State faced each other; Southern California won both times.
  • Following Oregon State's second consecutive national title, the rival University of Oregon announced that it was reviving its intercollegiate baseball program, beginning with the 2009 season. The Duck baseball program was discontinued after the 1981 season due to Title IX considerations. Oregon was the only member of the Pac-10 not to field a baseball team, although an unofficial club team did compete against other club teams. Oregon will drop wrestling and add women's competitive cheerleading [2]

See also

References

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