1971 College World Series

June 11, 1971 - June 17, 1971  •  Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska  •   Attendance: 77,460

Alfano helps Trojans to seventh title

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Series highlights

Second baseman Frank Alfano drove in three runs in the title matchup, a 7-2 win against Southern Illinois, despite a broken finger and a sore shoulder.

Alfano and catcher Craig Perkins blasted back-to-back solo home runs in the seventh inning, while pitcher Steve Busby avenged a second-round, 8-3 loss to the Salukis.

The Trojans, 5-1 in the series, lost only four of their final 42 games.

Alfano was also the hero of the Trojans' 2-1, 15-inning championship game victory over Florida State in 1970.

USC became the first team to win back-to-back trophies at Rosenblatt Stadium. Texas won back-to-back titles in 1949 and 1950, split between Wichita, Kan., and Omaha.

Most Outstanding Player

Jerry Tabb, Tulsa

The freshman first baseman hit .500, had 10 RBIs and tied the CWS record with two home runs.

Series notes

All-Tournament Team

Jerry Tabb, Tulsa, 1b, Fr.
Frank Alfano, Southern California, 2b, Sr.
Mike Eden, Southern Ill., 3b, Jr.
Dan Radison, Southern Ill., ss, Jr.
Fred Lynn, Southern California, of, Fr.
Steve Bowling, Tulsa, of, Fr.
Jim Dwyer, Southern Ill., of, Jr.
Larry Calufetti, Southern Ill., c, So.
Mark Sogge, Southern California, p, Jr.
Steve Rogers, Tulsa, p, Sr.

Games played in 1971 CWS

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