June 12, 1959 - June 18, 1959 • Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska • Attendance: 33,607
There's nothing quite as damaging as the long ball.
Oklahoma State, in its first trip to the CWS finals, demonstrated its effectiveness as the Big Eight champs hit two homers, a triple and a double to top Arizona 5-3 for the national title.
Third baseman Jim Dobson triggered the extra-base bombardment. He rocketed a 385-foot blast over the left-center field fence with one out in the fourth inning, his second homer in as many nights.
Dick Soergel, a Cowboys letterman in football, basketball and baseball, came on in relief in the fourth to get Oklahoma State out of a jam.
The Cowboys rallied from a 3-2 deficit with three runs in the seventh to make a winner out of Soergel. Soergel had suffered the only loss of his collegiate career three days earlier by the same 5-3 score to Arizona.
Bob Wilson, Arizona, 1b, Sr.
Bruce Andrew, Oklahoma St., 2b, So.
Jim Dobson, Oklahoma St., 3b, So.
Charles Shoemaker, Arizona, ss, So.
Doug Hoffman, Clemson, of
Bailey Hendley, Clemson, of
Connie McIlvoy, Oklahoma St., of, Sr.
Alan Hall, Arizona, c, Jr.
Hal Stowe, Clemson, p
Joel Horlen, Oklahoma St., p, Sr.