1970 College World Series

June 12, 1970 - June 18, 1970  •  Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska  •   Attendance: 74,683

College World Series 1970, Southern Cal wins in 15th to earn sixth crown

The Associated Press

Southern Cal wins in 15th to earn sixth crown

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Series highlights

Frank Alfano drove in the tiebreaking run in the 15th inning of the championship game, giving Southern California a 2-1 win against Florida State, to secure the first of five straight CWS titles for the Trojans.

USC coach Rod Dedeaux, already a five-time champion, said after the game: "Of all the championships, I would have to say this was the greatest. We have been in a couple of tough final games before, but this was the most exciting."

Southern California, 4-1 in the series, captured the title for the third time after losing in the first round. The Trojans also participated in the only two previous extra-innings finals, defeating Missouri 8-7 in 12 innings in 1958 and bowing to Minnesota 2-1 in 10 innings in 1960.

L.A. Dodger announcer Mike Walden did title game play-by-play for Los Angeles radio station KFI during a Dodgers off day.

Southern Cal ended its season 51-13 including an 14-inning, 8-7 win over Texas in the fourth round of the series.

Cal Meier set a series record with 11 assists in the championship game.

Most Outstanding Player

Gene Ammann, Florida State

The right-hander won two series games to boost his season record to 15-0.

Series notes

All-Tournament Team

John Langerhans, Texas, 1b, So.
Frank Alfano, Southern California, 2b, Jr.
Dan Stoligrosz, Southern California, 3b, Sr.
Jerry Lundin, Iowa St., ss, Jr.
John Grubb, Florida St., of, Jr.
Gary Shade, Ohio, of, Jr.
Mike Markl, Texas, of, So.
Tommy Harmon, Texas, c, Jr.
Gene Ammann, Florida St., p, Jr.
Jim Barr, Southern California, p, Sr.

Games played in 1970 CWS


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