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College World Series - Game 12
By Phil Stanton
This was the second game of the 2009 College
World Series won in a team’s final at-bat. Texas won its
opening-round game against Southern Miss with a bases-loaded
walk in the bottom of the ninth. It was the 73rd CWS game won by
a team in its final at-bat.
The last team to win a CWS game with a walk-off
home run was Texas, when Chance Wheeless did it against Baylor
on June 22, 2005.
Texas will face LSU for the national title. This
will be the first time the two have met for the championship.
The Longhorns have won six crowns in 12 appearances in the title
game, while the Tigers have won five titles in six championship
This is the first time since 2001 that both teams
advanced through bracket play undefeated.
Texas has won eight straight CWS games, the
longest active streak.
The Longhorns are 11-0 when hitting two or more
Augie Garrido has won 37 CWS games, the
third-highest total in history.
Six of Cameron Rowe’s seven home runs have been
hit on Fridays.
Texas is 36-1 when holding opponents to three
runs or less.
The Longhorns lead the nation in ERA (2.88 for
Texas, 2.89 for Arizona State).
Texas leads all programs with 134 CWS games and
81 wins. Arizona State is third with 97 games and 61 victories.
Arizona State finished with 51 wins, the
second-highest total in the country.
Leake (left) of ASU finished the season with 162 strikeouts,
second nationally to Stephen Strasburg of San Diego State. He
leads the country with 16 wins, 142 innings pitched and 18
starts. Leake is also second with 1.71 ERA.
“This is the best team I’ve ever been on,” Leake
said. “I’ll always remember this team, every game we played,
every moment we had.”
ASU’s Kole Calhoun hit .563 (9 for 16) in the
College World Series with three home runs and 11 RBI.
“This experience for me has been unreal,” Calhoun
said. “This is what I’ve always wanted to do. Getting the chance
to play here was everything I could have wanted. I got to do it
with some of my best friends that I’ve ever had on a team. I
couldn’t have asked for anything more. This is something that
I’ll definitely remember forever.”
(photo courtesy of ASU Media Relations Office)