Oregon State is 2018 DI baseball champs for the third time in school history. Here is the final printable 2018 College World Series bracket.
You can also relive all the postseason results right here on our interactive bracket. The Beavers defeated Arkansas in three games to capture the title.
Here's a recap of how each of the eight original CWS teams paved their roads to Omaha:
- North Carolina swept Stetson in two games in the Chapel Hill Super Regional to advance to its first CWS since 2013. The hot Tar Heels offense put up seven runs in back-to-back games against a Stetson pitching staff boasting the nation's top ERA. Cody Roberts led the surge with five total RBIs.
- Oregon State returns to Omaha for a second straight season after sweeping Big Ten champ Minnesota in Corvallis. The Beavers surged to an 8-1 victory in Game 1 of the Super Regional and used a three-run ninth inning to secure a 6-3 win in Game 2. Catcher Adley Rutschman had the decisive knock in that ninth inning, driving in two runs on a two-out bases-loaded single.
- Washington and Cal State Fullerton traded blows in the latter stages of their thrilling Game 3 matchup, but it was the Huskies coming out on top to reach their first CWS in program history. Up 3-1 in the top of the ninth, UW surrendered three runs and the lead before tying it up in the bottom half. Hank LoForte then gave CSUF the lead once more on a 10th inning solo shot, but the Huskies responded — again —with two runs in the bottom half for a walk-off win. Kaiser Weiss' sac fly drove in the game-winning run.
- Mississippi State closed out a drama-filled Nashville Super Regional with an extra-inning 10-6 win over host Vanderbilt to reach its first CWS since 2015. MSU and Vandy traded walk-off homers in the first two games, but in Game 3 it was small ball that prevailed. Tanner Allen broke a 6-6 tie with an RBI double in the 11th, which was followed by an RBI walk from Justin Foscue and a two-run single from Luke Alexander.
- Texas is in the CWS for the first time in four years after fending off Tennessee Tech's electric offense. The Golden Eagles took the first game of the series, 5-4, on the back of a three-run fifth inning. In the second game, Texas responded with defense, limiting Tenn. Tech to just three hits over the nine innings, including six innings of two-hit ball from Chase Shugart, while Kody Clemens hit his second HR in as many games. And in Game 3, Clemens picked up two more hits -- including a third homer -- to lift the Longhorns to a 5-2 victory.
- Texas Tech reached its third CWS in five years by beating Duke in a hotly-contested Game 3, topping the Blue Devils, 6-2 . The Red Raiders took Game 1, 6-4, behind a pair of eighth-inning RBIs and three hits from Gabe Holt. The Blue Devils responded in a big way in Game 2, cranking out an 11-2 win with 16 hits, including a three-RBI triple from Max Miller. In Game 3, the teams traded jabs before three runs in the seventh and eighth proved enough insurance for TTU.
- Arkansas scored five runs in the first inning of Game 3 and dominated South Carolina, 14-4, en route to its CWS berth. The Razorbacks torched the Gamecocks in Game 1 as well, plating nine runs in a 9-3 victory. But South Carolina battled back in Game 2, scoring eight runs on 10 hits and bagging an 8-5 victory to stay alive. In Game 3, it was no contest as the Arkansas pushed into its first CWS appearance since 2015.
- Florida battled to the wire and eked out a 3-2 win in extra innings in Game 3. The Gators took Game 1, 8-2, with little pushback from the Tigers, spraying 10 hits across eight innings. Auburn rallied in Game 2, nabbing a game-winning RBI from Luke Jarvis in the bottom of the ninth to win, 3-2, and stay alive. And in another snug game on Monday night, a bottom-of-the-11th walk-off home run from Austin Langworthy.
Here is the schedule and final results from the 2018 CWS:
The 72nd MCWS will take place at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, June 16-26/27.
The first game this Saturday, June 16 is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (CT), and will feature No. 3 national seed Oregon State (49-10-1) against No. 6 national seed North Carolina (43-18) on ESPN. Saturday’s second game features Washington (35-24) against Mississippi State (37-27) and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. (CT) on ESPN.
The Sunday, June 17 doubleheader features No. 5 national seed Arkansas (44-19) vs. No. 13 national seed Texas (42-21) at 1 p.m. (CT) on ESPN. In the evening game starting at 6 p.m. (CT), No. 1 national seed Florida (47-19)/Auburn (44-22) will be squaring off against No. 9 national seed Texas Tech (44-18) on ESPN2.
The losers of Saturday’s two games will play at 1 p.m. (CT) Monday, June 18 on ESPN. While Saturday’s winners face off at 6 p.m. (CT) Monday, June 18 on ESPN. The losers of Sunday’s games will play each other at 1 p.m. (CT) Tuesday, June 19 on ESPN. Sunday’s winners will meet Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. (CT) on ESPN.
The winners of the two brackets will play a best-of-three Men’s College World Series Finals, with the first game set for 6 p.m. (CT) Monday, June 25. The second game is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT) Tuesday, June 26 with the game three (if necessary) scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT) Wednesday, June 27. All three of the finals games will air on ESPN.
Here was the complete list of automatic qualifiers to make it to the NCAA tournament:
|America East (6 teams)||Orono, ME (Maine)||Hartford|
|American Athletic (8 teams)||Clearwater, FL (neutral)||East Carolina|
|Atlantic Coast (12 teams)||Durham, NC (neutral)||Florida State|
|Atlantic Sun (6 teams)||Jacksonville, FL (North Florida)||Stetson|
|Atlantic 10 (7 teams)||Arlington, VA (George Washington)||Saint Louis|
|Big East (4 teams)||Mason, OH (neutral)||St. John's|
|Big South (8 teams)||Lynchburg, VA (Liberty)||Campbell|
|Big Ten (8 teams)||Omaha, NE (neutral)||Minnesota|
|Big 12 (8 teams)||Oklahoma City, OK (neutral)||Baylor|
|Big West||No Tournament||Cal State Fullerton|
|Colonial (6 teams)||Harrisonburg, VA (James Madison)||UNC-Wilmington|
|Conference USA (8 teams)||Biloxi, MS (neutral)||Southern Miss|
|Horizon (6 teams)||Higher seed||Wright State|
|Ivy (2 teams, best of 3)||Higher seed||Columbia|
|Metro Atlantic (6 teams)||Staten Island, NY (neutral)||Canisius|
|Mid-American (6 teams)||Avon, OH (neutral)||Kent State|
|Mid-Eastern (6 teams)||Daytona Beach, FL (Bethune-Cookman)||N.C. A&T|
|Missouri Valley (8 teams)||Dallas, TX (DBU)||Missouri State|
|Mountain West (7 teams)||San Diego, CA (San Diego St.)||San Diego State|
|Northeast (4 teams)||Norwich, CT (neutral)||LIU Brooklyn|
|Ohio Valley (8 teams)||Oxford, AL (neutral)||Morehead State|
|Patriot (4 teams, best of 3)||Higher seeds for each series||Army West Point|
|Southeastern (12 teams)||Hoover, AL (neutral)||Ole Miss|
|Southern (9 teams)||Greenville, SC (neutral)||Samford|
|Southland (8 teams)||Sugar Land, TX (neutral)||Northwestern State|
|Southwestern (8 teams)||New Orleans, LA (neutral)||Texas Southern|
|Summit (4 teams)||Tulsa, OK (Oral Roberts)||Oral Roberts|
|Sun Belt (10 teams)||Lafayette, LA (Louisiana)||Coastal Carolina|
|West Coast (4 teams)||Stockton, CA (neutral)||Gonzaga|
|Western Athletic (6 teams)||Mesa, AZ (neutral)||New Mexico State|