June 7, 1965 - June 12, 1965 • Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska • Attendance: 45,894
The championship was a damp one with an afternoon downpour threatening to postpone the game, but a new tarp helped avoid a wash-out and Arizona State topped Ohio State 2-1.
Arizona State's Sal Bando, the series' most outstanding player, set records of 21 total bases and 12 hits to lead the Sun Devils. Bando also tied the record of four doubles and 10 runs scored.
Rick Monday put the Sun Devils on the board first with a solo homer in the first inning. The Buckeyes tied the game at one when Don Harkins hit an RBI double in the fourth inning
Bando tripled in the sixth inning and scored on a sacrifice fly for the winning run.
Ohio State pitcher Steve Arlin, who pitched the final two innings in the championship game, set a CWS record for most strikeouts (20) and innings pitched (15) in a single game against Washington State earlier in the CWS.
Arnold Chonko, Ohio St., 1b, Sr.
Luis Lagunas, Arizona St., 2b, Sr.
Sal Bando, Arizona St., 3b, Jr.
Bo Rein, Ohio St., ss, So.
Rick Monday, Arizona St., of, So.
Bob Fry, Washington St., of, Sr.
Jim Dix, St. Louis, of, Sr.
Chuck Brinkman, Ohio St., c, Jr.
Steve Arlin, Ohio St., p, So.
Doug Nurnberg, Arizona St., p, So.