June 7, 1974 - June 15, 1974 • Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska • Attendance: 71,105
One streak was broken, but the one that counted most remained as Southern Carolina claimed its fifth straight championship with a 7-3 win over Miami.
Appropriately, the win wasn't easy for the Trojans. A fitting climax to a season that saw them suffer more losses (50-20) and more adversity than in any other of their nine previous titles.
A crowd of 11,340 at Rosenblatt Stadium was treated to quite a few twists of fate and excitement in the contest, including a seventh-inning streaking man.
The streaker's journey — that included a stop at home plate to take a mock swing with a pink plastic bat — ended when he was apprehended outside the stadium after a run through right field.
The excitement was enough to make Miami fans forget about USC's victory by the time the awards were presented.
Orlando Gonzalez, Miami (Fla.), 1b, Sr.
Rob Adolph, Southern California, 2b, Sr.
Rich Dauer, Southern California, 3b, Sr.
Marvin Cobb, Southern California, ss, Jr.
Manny Trujillo, Miami (Fla.), of, Sr.
Bob Mitchell, Southern California, of, Fr.
Tom Ball, Texas, of, Sr.
Ron Scott, Miami (Fla.), c, Jr.
George Milke, Southern California, p, So.
Mark Barr, Southern California, p, Sr.
Stan Jakubowski, Miami (Fla.), p, So.