The most wins in a single season was in 1982 when Wichita State won 73 games.
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The Shockers made it to the CWS title game that year, losing to Miami 9-3. They went 73-14 that year. The Shockers fell victim to the famous Miami "hidden ball" play earlier in the CWS, a game which Miami would win 4-3. Skip Bertman was an assistant coach on that team.
How did the Shockers get to 73 wins? Tons of double headers vs. tons of sketchy teams. Apparently there were no rules on how many games a team could play back then, so the Shockers went to work.
Among their conquests:
St. Edwards (Texas) twice
Fort Hays (4 times)
Wayne State (Nebraska) twice
Minnesota-Morris (3 times)
William Jewell (only once...they actually LOST the first game of a DH to them)
Bemidji State (twice)
NE Oklahoma (twice)
Winona St. (twice)
Emporia St. (3 times)
Kansas Newman (once)
Texas Wesleyan (twice)
They scored well over 20 runs in a lot of these games. No idea if the DH games went 7 or 9 innings.
I have never been a Gene Stephenson fan, and he ought to be ashamed to claim any of these wins on his all-time coaching record.
This post was edited on 2/18 at 1:44 pm