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
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
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
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.