Fresno State loses to Georgia 6-7 in CWS nail-biter

June 24, 2008 8:13:45 AM PDT
Fresno State's quest for an NCAA Championship suffered a setback Monday night. The 'Dogs lost to Georgia 6-7 in game one of the College World Series Championship Final in Omaha, Nebraska. Fresno State must now win the next the next two games in this best-of-three series to win the title. They are just one game away from elimination.Fresno State went toe-to-toe with Georgia all night. The 'Dogs Jordan Ribera got the scoring started in the 3rd inning with a solo home run. Steve Detwiler hit a two-run homer in the top of the 5th.

The game was tied 3-3 in the 8th inning when both Fresno State and Georgia's offenses went on a tear. In the top of the 8th, Steve Susdorf hit a double that scored a runner from first base. Then Tommy Mendonca hit a solo home run. That was followed by a double from Steve Detwiler that scored Jordan Ribera from first base. That offensive explosion gave the 'Dogs a 6-3 lead.

Georgia answered back with a two run homer in the bottom of the 8th from Gordon Beckham. Georgia tacked on two more runs in the 8th to take a 7-6 lead. Georgia's closer Joshua Fields shut out Fresno State in the top of the 9th. Final score Fresno State 6 Georgia 7.

Fresno State is the first #4 seed from a regional playoff to make it to the College World Series.

Game Two will be played Tuesday at 4pm Pacific time and will be broadcast on ESPN.


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