CWS history: The last time …

…a team went undefeated throughout the NCAA Tournament:
Miami, 2001 (9-0)

…a team went undefeated in the CWS:
Oregon State, 2007 (5-0)

…a team won six games at the CWS:
Oregon State, 2006

…the national champion was below .500 during its regular-season conference schedule:
Oregon State, 2007 (10-14 in Pac-10)

…the national champion was seeded third or lower in its regional:
Fresno State, 2008 (fourth seed at Long Beach Regional)

…the national champion did not host the regional it won:
Fresno State, 2008 (won Long Beach Regional)

…the national champion did not host the super regional it won:
Fresno State, 2008 (won Tempe Super Regional)

…a team lost twice in the CWS and won the national championship:
Fresno State, 2008

…a team made its first-ever CWS appearance:
Louisville and UC Irvine, 2007

…more than one team in the field made its first CWS appearance:
Louisville and UC Irvine, 2007

…a team lost its first game and came back to win the championship:
Oregon State, 2006

…two teams made their first appearance in the championship game/series:
Oregon State and North Carolina, 2006

…both teams in championship game/series were trying to win their first national championship:
Oregon State and North Carolina, 2006

…two teams both made back-to-back appearances in the championship game/series:
Oregon State and North Carolina, 2006 and 2007

…a team played eight games at the CWS:
Oregon State, 2006

…a team won an CWS game for the first time and a national title in the same year:
Oregon State, 2006

…a team won six elimination games at the CWS:
Oregon State, 2006

…16 games were played in one year at the CWS:
2008

…a player hit an inside-the-park home run:
Chris Burke, ss, Tennessee vs. Georgia, 6-11-01 (19-12)

…a player hit a home run to lead-off the game:
Michael Hollander, 3b, LSU vs. North Carolina, 6-15-08 (4-8)

…a player hit the first pitch of the game for a home run:
Zane Green, dh, Clemson vs. South Carolina, 6-19-02 (4-12)

…there were no home runs during a doubleheader:
Baylor vs. Oregon State (4-3) and Texas vs. Tulane (5-0), 6-20-05

…a player hit two home runs in one game:
Steve Detwiler, rf, Fresno State vs. Georgia, 6-25-08 (6-1)

…players hit back-to-back home runs:
Jay Cox, lf & Tim Federowicz, dh, North Carolina vs. Cal State Fullerton, 5th inn., 6-21-06 (6-5)

…players hit back-to-back home runs on back-to-back pitches:
Jay Cox, lf & Tim Federowicz, dh, North Carolina vs. Cal State Fullerton, 5th inn., 6-21-06 (6-5)

…players hit back-to-back home runs in the championship game:
Tony Martinez, 3b, & Tony Miranda, lf, Cal State Fullerton vs. Southern California, 6-10-95 (11-5)

…players hit back-to-back-to-back home runs:
Brad Cresse, c, & Clint Earnhart, dh & Wes Davis, rf, LSU vs. Mississippi State, 2nd inn.,6-1-98 (10-8)

…a player hit a home run to end a game:
Chance Wheeless, 1b, Texas vs. Baylor, 6-22-05 (4-3)

…a player hit a home run to end the championship game:
Warren Morris, 2b, LSU vs. Miami, 6-8-96 (9-8)

…a player hit a grand slam to end an extra-inning game:
Paul Carey, rf, Stanford vs. LSU, 6-5-87 (6-5, 10 innings)

…a player hit a pinch-hit home run:
Ben Clowe, ph, Stanford vs. Georgia 6-21-08 (8-10)

…a player hit a pinch-hit home run to end a 9-inning game:
Dave Shermet, ph, Arizona vs. Maine, 5-30-86 (8-7)

…a pitcher earned the win and hit a home run in the same game:
Jason Lane, Southern California vs. Arizona State, 6-6-98 (21-14)

…a player hit for the cycle:
Jerry Kindall, ss, Minnesota vs. Mississippi, 6-11-56 (13-5)

…a team hit three home runs in one inning:
LSU vs. Mississippi State, 6-1-98 (2nd inning)

…a team hit lead-off home runs in back-to-back innings:
LSU vs. North Carolina, 6-15-08 (4-8) (1st/2nd innings)

…no home runs were hit on opening day:
Arizona State vs. Cal State Fullerton (5-3) and Texas vs. Oklahoma, (4-2), 6-6-1975

…a player hit home runs in back-to-back plate appearances:
Logan Johnson, 2b, Louisville vs. Rice, 6-15-07 (10-15)

…a team did not walk or strike out in the same game:
Stanford vs. Cal State Fullerton, 6-13-01 (4-1)

…a team was shut out in back-to-back games:
Rice vs. Oregon State (5-0, 6-21-06 and 2-0, 6-22-06)

…a player struck out five times in one game:
Matt Cerione, Georgia vs. Stanford, 6-21-08 (10-8)

…a player stole home:
Steven Feehan, cf, La.-Lafayette vs. Clemson, 6-14-00 (5-4)

…a player was awarded first base on catcher’s interference:
Greg Schulte, cf, Michigan vs. Mississippi State, 5-30-81 (the catcher was Terry Loe)

…a player was called out for using an illegal bat:
Tony Barquin, Miami vs. Michigan, 6-2-80 (3-2)

…a player was called out for batter’s interference:
Brian Barre, cf, Southern California vs. Florida State, 6-14-00 (2-3)

…a pitcher threw a complete game:
Robert Woodard, North Carolina and Stephen Faris, Clemson, 6-19-06 (2-0)

…a game featured two complete games by the starting pitchers:
Robert Woodard, North Carolina vs. Stephen Faris, Clemson, 6-19-06 (2-0)

…a pitcher threw a complete-game shutout:
Robert Woodard, North Carolina vs. Clemson, 6-19-06 (2-0)

…pitchers threw a combined shutout:
Jonah Nickerson & Kevin Gunderson, Oregon State vs. Rice, 6-22-06 (2-0)

…a pitcher threw nine innings of relief in a 9-inning game:
Dick Larner, California vs. Yale, 6-27-47 (17-4)

…a pitcher also played catcher in the same game:
Buster Posey, Florida State vs. Stanford, 6-14-06 (5-16)

…a starting pitcher failed to make it out of the first inning:
Jason Berken, Clemson vs. Cal State Fullerton, 6-20-06 (6-7)

…a pitcher started games on back-to-back days:
Brian Flores, Arizona State vs. Oregon State, 6-18-07 (6-12) and vs. UC Irvine, 6-19-07 (7-8)

…a pitcher started games on back-to-back games:
Matt Harvey, North Carolina vs. LSU, 6-19-08 (7-3) and vs. Fresno State, 6-21-08 (4-3)

…a pitcher won at least one game and had two saves in the CWS:
Joshua Fields, Georgia, 2008

…a player threw two complete games in one CWS:
Jason Windsor, Cal State Fullerton vs. South Carolina, 6-19-04 (2-0) and Cal State Fullerton vs. Texas, 6-27-04 (3-2)

…a team had pitchers throw three complete games in one CWS:
Cal State Fullerton (Jason Windsor, 2; Ricky Romero, 1), 2004

…a team had pitchers throw four complete games in one CWS:
Georgia (Dave Flemming, 2; Mike Rebban, 2), 1990

…a team pitched shutouts in back-to-back games:
Oregon State vs. Rice (5-0, 6-21-06 and 2-0, 6-22-06)

…a team shut out an opponent twice in one CWS:
Oregon State vs. Rice (5-0, 6-21-06 and 2-0, 6-22-06)

…neither team committed an error in a game:
North Carolina vs. Fresno State, 6-21-08 (4-3)

…a team turned a triple play:
St. John’s vs. Hawaii, 6-1-80 (2-7)

…a player tossed a live ball into the stands as a souvenir:
Gary Burnham, lf, Clemson vs. Miami, 5-31-96 (3-7) (Rudy Gomez hit a double down the third base line and Burnham, thinking it was a foul, tossed the ball into the stands and Gomez was awarded home)

…a game was shortened because of rain:
South Carolina vs. Eastern Michigan, 6 innings, 6-8-75 (5-1)

…a game took two days to finish due to rain:
North Carolina vs. LSU, 6-19/20-08 (7-3)

…two games were rained out on the same day:
June 13, 2000

…a tornado warning evacuated the press box:
June 13, 2000

… rain delay in a game:
Fresno State vs. North Carolina, 6-21-2008 (start delayed 48 minutes)

… lighting delay in a game:
LSU vs. North Carolina, 6-20-2008 (1:27 delay in the bottom of the third inning)

…two rain delays in the same game:
June 17, 2006 – Miami (FL) vs. Oregon State (a four-minute delay prior to the bottom of the fifth and 1:34 delay in the top of the eighth)

…a team was involved in three rain delays during the CWS:
Oregon State, 2006 (two rain delays on June 17 vs. Miami and one delay in championship series game vs. North Carolina on June 24)

…a team was involved in three weather delays during the CWS:
North Carolina, 2008 (two rain delays; LSU on June 19 and Fresno State on June 21; lighting delay vs. LSU on June 20)

…a team changed uniforms during a game:
Florida State vs. Miami, June 4, 1995 (2-4) (during a rain delay)

…brothers were starters for the same team in a game:
Clay Harris, 3b and Will Harris, 1b, LSU vs. South Carolina, 6-21-04 (4-15)

…a son played in the CWS, preceded by his father:
Matt Wallach, Cal State Fullerton, 2007 and Matt Wallach, Cal State Fullerton, 1979

…two games were won in a team’s final at-bat on the same day:
Stanford vs. Florida State (16-5) & Georgia vs. Miami (FL) (7-4), 6-14-08

…both games of a doubleheader ended with the same score:
Arizona State vs. Nebraska, and Baylor vs. Tulane, 6-21-05 (8-7)

…a team rallied after trailing by four or more runs in the eighth inning or later in a CWS game:
UC Irvine vs. Arizona State, 8-7 (UC Irvine trailed 7-3 entering the bottom of the eighth inning, 6-19-07)

…a team overcame a three-run deficit to win a championship series game:
Georgia vs. Fresno State, 6-23-08 (Down 6-3 heading into the bottom of the 8th inning, won 7-6)

…a team lost its 30th game of the year at the CWS:
Fresno State vs. North Carolina, 6-21-08 (3-4)

…both benches left the dugout:
La.-Lafayette vs. Clemson, 6-14-00 (5-4)

…a player was ejected from a game:
Tyler Henley, cf, Rice vs. Oregon State, 7th inn., 6-21-06 (0-5)

…a coach was ejected from a game:
George Horton, Cal State Fullerton vs. UC Irvine, 13th inn., 6-18-07 (4-5)

…an umpire was injured and was substituted for during a game:
David Wiley (Frank Sylvester), Fresno State vs. North Carolina, bottom of the 4th inn. 6-17-08 (5-3)

…there was a crowd of less than 10,000 for a game:
8,267, Wichita State vs. Long Beach State, 6-1-91 (8-5, Game No. 4)

…there was a crowd of more than 30,000 for a game:
30.422, North Carolina vs. LSU, 6-19/20-08 (7-3, Game No. 10)

Source: NCAA

Updated Friday, May 21, 2010