Fresno State beat Georgia 6-1 in the best of three series to win the College World Series earlier this evening. The win captured the school’s first national championship. Check out photos and video below.
The No. 4 regional seed had Steve Detwiler (who was playing with a torn ligament in his left thumb) to thank for their big win, as he hit two home runs and drove in all six of the Bulldogs runs. Those two home runs set a College World Series record for the most home runs in a championship game. The records don’t stop there. He set records for the most RBIs in a championship game – six, the most RBIs in a championship series – nine, most extra base hits in a championship game, and most total bases in a championship game – 11. As far as playing with his injury, Detwiler said:
“It’s mind over matter. It’s just a little pain. The pain is temporary. Pride is forever.”
It certainly was a Cinderella tale for this team, who started out the season losing 12 of their first 20 games. In order to make it to the elite NCAA 64, they had to win the Western Athletic Conference tournament. They made it through regionals and super regionals and were the first No. 4 regional seed to make it to the College World Series since the expansion in 1999.
Click below for photos and video of the Fresno State Bulldogs – College World Series Champs.