June 1, 1984 - June 10, 1984 • Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska • Attendance: 120,456
Lou Pavlovich, Collegiate Baseball
The College World Series ended just the way Texas coach Cliff Gustafson said it would with pitching on top.
Early in the CWS, Gustafson predicted pitching would determine the national championship.
"It’s a hitters’ series right now," Gustafson said at the time, "but the team that proves it has the best pitching is going to win it."
After Cal State Fullerton beat Texas 3-1 at Rosenblatt Stadium for the national championship, Gustafson said the Titans won with pitching.
Fullerton got the top pitching performance of the series in the championship game with starter Eddie Delzer and Scott Wright combining on a three-hitter.
Delzer gave up two singles and a run in the first inning, then held the Longhorns hitless until leaving at the start of the eighth with a leg cramp.
"He had good command of his pitches," Gustafson said. "He had a variety of pitches. His fastball was sneaky. His slider was good, and his curve ball was good."
Texas freshman Greg Swindell and reliever Eric Boudreaux held Fullerton to just five hits.
Rusty Richards, Texas, 1b, Fr.
Randy Whisler, Oklahoma St., 2b, Jr.
Blaine Larker, Cal St. Fullerton, 3b, Jr. (tie)
Scott Raziano, New Orleans, 3b, Sr. (tie)
Gary Green, Oklahoma St., ss, Sr.
John Fishel, Cal St. Fullerton, of, Jr.
Oddibe McDowell, Arizona St., of, Sr.
Barry Bonds, Arizona St., of, So.
Bob Caffrey, Cal St. Fullerton, c, Jr.
Pete Incaviglia, Oklahoma St., dh, So.
Greg Swindell, Texas, p, Fr.
Eddie Delzer, Cal St. Fullerton, p, Sr.