As the last pitch was thrown the crowd was chanting... "Let's go bulldogs..." and when the ball was popped up, and caught for the final out, they went wild....
The crowd had been somber for the first three innings, when Georgia had a five to nothing lead. Lisa Gonzales recalled the somber mood, "I was like this. And everybody's trying to talk to me and I said don't talk to me, but you know what, they came back. I can't explain it, it's just unbelievable."
As the Bulldogs battled back every base hit was celebrated. The Bulldogs overwhelming onslaught sent the crowd into a series of frenzied cheers. Jesus Ramirez among those screaming the loudest. After the game he said, "It was Bulldogs all the way baby. It was the best game ever. All the way baby, bulldogs number one."
Fan Adam Frerichs described it this way, "This is the best team I'm ever seen a gutsy performance, a phenomenal performance it's up there as one of the great performances of all time."
Ruthie Nagallanes: "I knew. I knew they were gonna win, I knew it I told you. I was right. I was right. Go Dogs."
Along with the long time fans, the Diamond Dogs incredible performance is attracting a lot of newcomers to the game. Crystal Alanise and Katie Tanaka admitted they haven't followed baseball, until the Bulldogs went to the College World Series." Tanaka says, "I'll be honest. No, but now I am, and like I'm learning the game and I'm real excited. Because this game shows we're not just like Cinderella's, we have real talent, I'm actually excited be here tomorrow."
There will be a celebration for the Bulldogs regardless of the outcome of tomorrow's final game. It begins at 7 PM at Beiden Field on the Fresno State campus.
The welcome home celebration is scheduled for Thursday, June 26th. The public is invited to come out to the ballpark and congratulate the Fresno State Bulldogs.