Final Score: Fresno State 19 Georgia 10

June 25, 2008 9:57:11 AM PDT
Fresno State's unprecedented run through the College World Series continued with an 19-10 blowout win Tuesday over #8 Georgia in the College World Series. They will now play Georgia a 3rd time Wednesday night. The winner will be crowned the NCAA champion for 2008.The final score only tells half the story. Fresno State had to overcome a five run deficit. And miscues early in the game like dropped balls and blown throws made it seem like the 'Dogs were destined for elimination.

Georgia got its offensive machine revved up in the 1st inning scoring three runs. They tacked on two more in the top of 3rd and took a commanding 5-0 lead.

The Diamond Dogs' comeback started in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Steve Detwiler scored on a wild pitch. Then two more runners scored off a single from Steve Susdorf. Then with two outs in the 3rd, Tommy Mendonca gave Fresno State a 6-5 lead with a three-run homer.

Georgia evened the score in the 4th inning. Then Fresno State had an offensive explosion in the bottom of the 4th, scoring five runs. Danny Muno hit a triple that scored two runners. A single from Eric Wetzel brought another runner home. And then Georgia's defense allowed a pop fly from Ryan Overland to drop. That brought two more runners home. Fresno State 11 Georgia 6.

Fresno State tacked on four more runs in the 5th, including a two-run homer from Steve Susdorf. Fresno State 15 Georgia 6

Georgia responded with four runs of their own in the top of the 7th inning. But the Diamond Dogs had an answer of their own, scoring three more runs in the bottom of the 7th. Fresno State added another run in the bottom 8th. Final score: Fresno State 19 Georgia 10.

Fresno State is the lowest seeded team ever to reach an NCAA Championship game in any college sport.

Game three of this best-of-three NCAA Championship final will be played Wednesday night at 4pm Pacific time. It will air on ESPN.

Action News will continue to bring you more live coverage from Jason Oliveira, who has been in Omaha since the start of the College World Series.


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