June 25, 2008


2008 College World Series


Day 11 Notes


Fresno State is the first team in CWS history to score 17 or more twice in a single series.


Tuesday’s game had the fourth weather delay of the 2008 College World Series. The start of the game was delayed by 26 minutes to 6:36 p.m. CT.


Ryan Peisel’s stolen base in the second inning was the first steal against Fresno State in six CWS games. Later in the inning, Gordon Beckham was caught stealing, also the first for Fresno State in the CWS.


Tommy Mendonca of Fresno State tied a CWS record with his fourth home run, a mark held by eight other players.


Georgia’s Rich Poythress tied a CWS record with two sacrifice flies in one game, a mark held by 13 other players.


Wednesday’s winner will have the most losses ever for a national champion and the lowest win percentage. Prior to this season, the 1998 Stanford team had a record of 46-23 (.667) for the most losses and the lowest win percentage for a national champ.


Fresno State is 5-0 this season in elimination games, winning one over San Diego in the Long Beach Regional, two at No. 3 Arizona State in the Tempe Super Regional and one over No. 2 North Carolina and one over No. 8 Georgia in the College World Series.


Georgia is looking for its second national title in baseball. The Bulldogs have won a total of 34 NCAA titles, including men’s tennis and women’s gymnastics this year.


The SEC has had two teams win six baseball titles. Georgia won the first in 1990. LSU claimed five crowns in 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 2000.


Fresno State has never won a baseball national championship. The Bulldogs are playing for the school’s second NCAA Division I title. The women’s softball team won the 1998 crown.


The WAC has won six baseball championships. Rice won the most recent in 2003. Other winners include Arizona in 1976 and Arizona State in 1965, 1967, 1969 and 1977.