June 8, 2001 - June 16, 2001 • Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska • Attendance: 196,515
Miami punctuated a championship run in 2001 with a record-tying exclamation point.
The top-ranked Hurricanes left no doubts in manhandling No. 3-, 4- and 6-rated Stanford 12-1 in the championship game of the 55th College World Series. The 24,070 people who turned out at Rosenblatt Stadium were treated to a dominant performance by the Hurricanes that allowed them to tie the CWS record for the most lopsided victory in a title game.
Miami's margin of victory matched the 12-1 beating that Minnesota administered to Arizona in winning the 1956 championship. No other team in CWS history had ever recorded a double-digit win in the final game until Miami cruised to the 2001 win.
Since Fullerton capped its sweep with a 9-2 win on April 1, the Hurricanes won 28 of 31 games, with two of the losses coming by one run.
The Hurricanes clubbed Tennessee 21-13 in its first game in Omaha, then outpitched Southern California 4-3 in the second round. Miami clinched its berth in the championship game by ending Tennesseee's season with a 12-6 win.
Miami dominated the championship game to leave 51-17 Stanford watching the celebration for the second straight year. Louisiana State denied the Cardinal by rallying for four runs in the final two innings to pull out a 6-5 win last June.
Kevin Brown, Miami (Fla.), 1b, Sr.
David Bacani, Cal St. Fullerton, 2b, Sr.
Kris Bennett, Tennessee, 3b, Sr.
Chris Burke, Tennessee, ss, Jr.
Jeff Christensen, Tennessee, of, Sr.
Sam Fuld, Stanford, of, Fr.
Charlton Jimerson, Miami (Fla.), of, Sr.
Ryan Garko, Stanford, c, So.
Danny Matienzo, Miami (Fla.), dh, So.
Jeff Bruksch, Stanford, p, Jr.
Tom Farmer, Miami (Fla.), p, Sr.