Ohio State baseball history in the College World Series

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When you think of Ohio State, you don’t necessarily think of dominant baseball teams. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some pretty memorable years in the history of the Buckeye baseball program.

In the 90s and early 2000s, OSU baseball was the dominant program in the Big Ten, but since then, it’s been a rather hit-and-miss affair. The program can still boast a conference tournament championship every few years, but it’s been a long, long time since Ohio State has been relevant on a national scale.

But there was a period time when it was. In fact, the Buckeyes have made several College World Series appearances, and even have a national title to brag about.

With the NCAA College World Series heating up this week in Omaha (said in a Payton Manning voice) we thought we’d go back and take a look at each time there was a scarlet and gray hue to the CWS.

So, here we go.

1951

College World Series Results

Lost 9-8 to Oklahoma
Lost 3-2 to Texas A&M

Final Finish

7th Place (Fred Taylor starred on the team)

1965

College World Series Results

Won 2-1 vs. Florida State
Won 14-1 vs. Washington State
Lost 9-4 to Arizona State
Won 2-1 vs. Washington State (loser’s bracket)
Won 7-3 vs. Arizona State (first final)
Lost 2-1 to Arizona State (championship game)

Final Finish

2nd place

1966

College World Series Results

Won 4-2 vs. Oklahoma State
Won 6-2 vs. USC
Won 8-7 vs. St. John’s
Lost 5-1 to USC (semifinal)
Won 1-0 vs. USC (first final)
Won 8-2 vs. Oklahoma State (championship game)

Final Finish

1st place (national champions)

1967

The history of Ohio State baseball in the College World Series
The history of Ohio State baseball in the College World Series

Jun 14, 2019; Omaha, NE, USA; The College World Series logo at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

College World Series Results

Lost 2-1 to Auburn
Lost 7-6 to Houston

Final Finish

7th place

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