Wow! What an incredible run by the Fresno State Bulldogs. Wednesday night they celebrated as champions of the college baseball world after beating Georgia 6-1. We already know they were the lowest seed to ever win an NCAA championship. Fresno had the most losses of any team to win the title.
The-Ozone.net has some great discussion about the CWS on their forum. Some are a little misinformed, but thankfully people are there to help set the record straight.
Rightfielder Steve Detwiler had a career night in the championship game going 4-4, driving in all six Fresno State runs and setting College World Series records for the most home runs in a championship game with two, most home runs in a championship series with three, most RBIs in a championship game with six, most RBIs in a championship series with nine, most extra base hits in a championship game, most bases in a championship game with 11 and in a fitting end to the game he caught the final out for Fresno State.
And yet it was third baseman Tommy Mendonca that was named the Most Outstanding Player. He hit four home runs and had 11 RBIs and also made a number of spectacular plays in the field.
The last seven NCAAA champions have been west of the Mississippi River: Texas 2002 and 2005, Rice in 2003, Cal State Fullerton in 2004, Oregon State in 2006 and 2007 and Fresno State in 2008.
For Fresno, it was Underdogs to Wonderdogs, indeed.
With that, it is time to start looking toward 2009. Go Bucks!