June 11, 1962 - June 16, 1962 • Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska • Attendance: 39,307
The Michigan Wolverines scored two runs in the 15th inning to defeat Santa Clara 5-4 in the championship game.
Pitching was in top form for both teams in the finale. Michigan starter Fritz Fisher threw 130 pitches in nine innings, striking out 11 and surrendering two earned runs, before being relieved by Jim Bobel. Bobel picked up where Fisher left off, tossing six innings of two-hit ball and allowing no runs to earn the win.
Santa Clara relied on workhorse Bob Garibaldi when he replaced starter Charlie Marcenaro after the seventh inning. Garibaldi, who pitched in five of Santa Clara's six games, struck out six of the first seven Wolverines he faced on his way to striking out 11 in eight innings.
Garibaldi finally showed weakness in the 15th inning and the Wolverines jumped at the opportunity. Bobel tripled home the go-ahead run before scoring on a wild pitch by Garibaldi to take a 5-3 lead. The Broncos only managed one run in the bottom half of the inning.
Dave Campbell, Michigan, 1b, So.
Pat Rigby, Texas, 2b, Sr.
Harvey Chapman, Michigan, 3b, So.
Ernie Fazio, Santa Clara, ss
Ron Tate, Michigan, of, So.
Ken Flanagan, Santa Clara, of
Mickey McDermott, Santa Clara, of
Joe Merullo, Michigan, c, Sr.
Tom Belcher, Texas, p, Sr.
Bob Garibaldi, Santa Clara, p