Half of the six coaches to qualify two different schools for the College World Series in its 44 years will be on hand for the 1990 NCAA baseball championships beginning Friday at Rosenblatt Stadium.

Mississippi State's Ron Polk brought Georgia Southern to the CWS in 1973. Georgia Southern's Jack Stallings coached Florida State to the CWS in 1970. Fullerton State's Larry Cochell brought an Oral Roberts team to Omaha in 1978."I think that's pretty unusual," Polk said of the coaching trio's success in different programs. `I think we headed to the right jobs. It's just one of those things that happens in college athletics."

Here is a thumbnail look at the CWS tournament teams:

Fullerton State (36-21)

The Titans are led by Rich Gonzales' .383 batting average, Mate Borgongo's 54 RBIs and Phil Nevin's 14 homers. Borgongo also hits for a .376 average and Nevin for .361. Coach Larry Cochell's second school and second Fullerton team to qualify for the CWS hits at a .320 team clip with 49 homers and has a team earned run average of 3.85. James Popoff has 12 wins in 16 decisions on the mound. Huck Fiener is 8-1. The Titans came on strong with 17 wins in their final 21 games after an 18-17 season start.

Georgia (48-18)

Brian Jester's .391 average heads the Bulldogs to their second CWS. Georgia also qualified in 1987 under Coach Steve Webber. Jester also is the team leader in homers (17) and trails J.R. Showalter for the RBI lead 71-62. Showalter hits at a .344 clip with 14 homers for the team, which has a .307 batting and 85 homers. Eleven-game winners Dave Fleming and Mike Rebhan top the pitching staff that has an earned run average of 4.37.

Georgia Southern (50-17)

Coach Jack Stallings, previously at Florida State, brings his second school to the CWS. Rob Fitzpatrick carries a .382 average, has 21 homers and 63 RBIs. Freshman Todd Greene adds a .351 average, 26 homers and 75 RBIs. Team batting average is .314 with 88 homers. Sophomore Joey Hamilton has been the pitching ace with an 18-3 record, nine complete games, a 3.03 ERA and 134 strikeouts in 151 2-3 innings.

Louisiana State (52-17)

Paul Byrd at 16-5, Chad Ogee at 14-1 and John O'Donoghue at 11-3 are enough pitchers to make LSU foes nervous. But Coach Skip Bertman's club can hit, too. Wes Grisham is tops on the club with a .369 average, Rich Cordani hits at a .368 average, Lyle Mouton .350 and Tookie Johnson .349. As a team, the Tigers are hitting .331 with 60 homers. Grisham is the team leader in long balls with 11 homers. Team ERA is 3.66 for the Southeastern Conference champions.

Mississippi State (49-19)

Coach Ron Polk brings the Bulldogs to the CWS for the fourth time and hopes to improve on a CWS-best third-place finish. First baseman Tommy Raffo leads the club with a .364 average and trails team home run leader Tracy Echols (14) by one. Left fielder John Cohen has a .333 average and a team-high 69 RBIs, two better than Raffo. The team hits at a .314 clip with 51 homers. Bobby Reed (15-2) is the top man on the mound with a 2.93 ERA, three saves and two shutouts. As a team, Mississippi State has a 3.83 ERA.

Oklahoma State (53-16)

The Cowboys make their 16th appearance in Omaha and eighth under Coach Gary Ward. His string of seven straight was broken in 1987. OSU has won the championship once (1959), finished second four times and third three times. The Big Eight Conference champs have 12 men listed with averages of .300 or better. Danny Perez has a .390 average, Michael Daniel .360, Bobby Carlsen .355 and Mitch Simmons .350. Daniel's 20 homers and 82 RBIs are team tops. Gordie Tipton and Dennis Burbank are both 9-1 as the top OSU pitchers.

Stanford (56-10)

Jeff Hammonds' .350 average is tops for the Cardinals, who hit at a .317 team clip. Ryan Turner (.356) and David McCarty (.351) also are among six regulars hitting .327 or better. Tim Griffin has 21 homers, Paul Carey 15 and McCarty 12. Carey was the CWS most valuable player as a freshman in 1987. Pitching banks on 14-game winners Stan Spencer (14-1 with a 2.78 earned run average) and Mike Mussina (14-3 and 3.09 ERA). Spencer also had 133 strikeouts in 122 2-3 innings. Team ERA is 3.69.

The Citadel (45-12)

Coach Chal Port says disciplinary tradition is a reason his Bulldogs are making their first CWS appearance. The Bulldogs didn't even get beat in the NCAA Atlantic Regional. They won their fourth in a row with Tuesday's 4-1 victory over top-seeded Miami. Senior outfielder Anthony Jenkins hit .600 in the tournament with two home runs. Jenkins, who was named the regional's outstanding player, is the primary threat. He's hitting .403 with 15 home runs and 67 RBIs.