1983 NCAA Division I softball tournament

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1983 NCAA Division I
softball tournament
Finals site
ChampionsTexas A&M (1st NCAA (2nd overall) WCWS title)
Runner-upCal State Fullerton (2nd WCWS Appearance)
Winning coachBob Brock (1st NCAA (2nd overall) WCWS title)

The 1983 NCAA Division I softball tournament were held in May at the end of the 1983 NCAA Division I softball season. Sixteen Division I college softball teams competed in the NCAA tournament's first round, which consisted of eight regionals with two teams each. The winner of each region, a total of eight teams, advanced to the 1983 Women's College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The 1983 Women's College World Series was the second NCAA-sponsored championship in the sport of college softball at the Division I level. The event was held in Omaha, Nebraska from May 25 through May 29 and marked the conclusion of the 1983 NCAA Division I softball season. Texas A&M, following up its 1982 AIAW WCWS title, won the championship by defeating Cal State Fullerton 2–1 in the final game.[1][2]


Women's College World Series[edit]


Game results[edit]


Upper round 1Upper round 2Upper finalSemifinalsPreliminary finalFinal
Cal State Fullerton3
Cal State Fullerton2
South Carolina0
South Carolina2
Texas A&M0
Cal State Fullerton6
Cal State Fullerton0
UCLA8Texas A&M1
Louisiana Tech0
Louisiana Tech7
Pacific0Cal State Fullerton0
Texas A&M114Texas A&M212
Lower round 1Lower round 2UCLA0
Louisiana Tech0
Indiana0Texas A&M2
Texas A&M1
South Carolina1
South Carolina2

Game log[edit]

Date Game Winning team Score Losing team Notes
May 25 Game 1 Cal State Fullerton 3–2 Indiana
Game 2 South Carolina 2–0 Texas A&M
May 26 Game 3 UCLA 1–0 Missouri
Game 4 Louisiana Tech 7–0 Pacific
May 27 Game 5 Texas A&M 1–0 Indiana Indiana eliminated
Game 6 Pacific 1–012 Missouri Missouri eliminated
Game 7 Cal State Fullerton 2–0 South Carolina
Game 8 UCLA 8–0 Louisiana Tech
May 28 Game 9 South Carolina 2–1 Pacific Pacific eliminated
Game 10 Texas A&M 2–0 Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech eliminated
Game 11 Cal State Fullerton 6–1 UCLA
Game 12 UCLA 2–117 South Carolina South Carolina eliminated
Game 13 Texas A&M 1–0 Cal State Fullerton
May 29 Game 14 Texas A&M 1–017 UCLA
Game 15 Texas A&M 12 Cal State Fullerton Texas A&M wins WCWS

Championship Game[edit]


School Top Batter Stats.
Texas A&M Aggies Pattie Holthaus (2B) 1-4 BB K
Cal State Fullerton Titans JoAnn Ferrieri (DH) 2-5
School Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
Texas A&M Aggies Lori Stoll (W) 12.0 5 0 0 1 14 40 42
Cal State Fullerton Titans Susan LeFebvre (L) 12.0 3 2 0 5 4 40 45

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team[4]

Pos Name School
1B Sheila Cornell UCLA
2B Patti Holthaus Texas A&M
3B Cindy Cooper Texas A&M
SS Dot Richardson UCLA
OF Iva Jackson Texas A&M
OF Elise King Cal St. Fullerton
OF Mary Ricks UCLA
OF Vera Bahr Cal St. Fullerton
P Susan LeFebvre Cal St. Fullerton
P Lori Stoll Texas A&M
C Gay McNutt Texas A&M
DH Cindy Long South Carolina

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2014 WCWS Records: 1980s Brackets/Rosters/Stats (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  2. ^ 2014 WCWS Records: WCWS All-Time Results (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "1983 Women's Division I Softball College World Series Game 15". Ncaa.org. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  4. ^ 2014 WCWS Records: All-Time Tournament Records and Results (PDF). NCAA. p. 2. Retrieved February 3, 2015.