2007 College World Series was held from June
15-24, in Omaha,
Division I college baseball teams met at Rosenblatt
Stadium after having played their way through a 64-team
This was the 61st College World Series
overall, and the
58th to be held in Omaha.
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
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
), and were the first team to
win four games in a CWS
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
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
placed as a #3 seed in one of the 16 four-team regionals, in
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.
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.
- 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
- Oregon State is also the first team to repeat as champion since
the CWS switched to the current
3-game championship series.
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.
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.
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.
2007 College World Series Bracket
Final CWS standings
All times are CDT.
Game 1: 1:00 PM
Game 2: 6:00 PM
Game 3: 1:00 PM
Game 4: 6:00 PM
Game 5: 1:00 PM
Game 6: 6:00 PM
Game 7: 1:00 PM
Game 8: 6:00 PM
Game 9: 1:00 PM
Game 10: 6:00 PM
Game 11: 1:00 PM
Game 12: 6:00 PM
Game 13: 6:00 PM
Game 14: 6:00 PM
Game 15: 6:00 PM
All Tournament Team
The following players were members of the All-Tournament
- Mississippi State: Edward Easley
- Rice: Joe Savery,
Danny Lehmann, Aaron Luna, Diego
Seastrunk, Cole St.Clair
- North Carolina: Adam Warren, Josh Horton, Andrew
Carignan, Dustin Ackley, Chad Flack
- UC-Irvine: Scott
Gorgen, Dylan Axelrod, Bryan Peterson, Cody
- Cal State-Fullerton: Wesley Roemer, Nick
- Arizona State: Brett
- Louisville: Trystan Magnuson, Logan Johnson, Chris Dominguez, Chris Cates
- Oregon State: Edward
Kunz, Mitchell Canham, Chris Hopkins, Mike
Lissman, Darwin Barney, Jorge Reyes
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
- North Carolina tied a CWS record by turning five double plays
in game one of the final series against Oregon State.
- 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. The game also had
the most hit-by-pitches (eight) and reportedly used and lost 96
balls, the most ever. The previous record was 84 balls lost.
- Louisville's Logan Johnson tied the CWS record with four home
- 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
- 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