Fresno State crowned NCAA Champions after beating Georgia 6-1

June 26, 2008 8:28:40 AM PDT
Fresno State's baseball team entered the postseason unheralded and unranked. Wednesday night at the College World Series in Omaha, they defeated #8 Georgia 6-1 to claim the NCAA championship. The Diamond Dogs are the lowest seeded team in any college sport to win an NCAA title.Steve Detwiler was the game's offensive star. He cranked out three home runs, bringing home all six of Fresno State's runs. Solid defense and outstanding pitching only added to Fresno State's amazing performance. Pitcher Justin Wilson stymied Georgia's offense with 8 strikeouts, giving up just one run in 8 innings.

Fresno State's offense first struck in the top of the 2nd inning. Steve Detwiler hit a two run homer. Detwiler drove home another run in the 4th inning, with a double off the wall in centerfield. Then in the 6th inning, Detwiler cranked another deep drive that just barely made it over left field. His three run homer sent 'Dogs fans into a frenzy.

Final Score: Fresno State 6 Georgia 1

This is only the second national title for Fresno State in any team sport.

Be sure to watch ABC30 for reaction from fans in Omaha and here in the Central Valley.


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