Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Cinderella did it!!!

The NCAA's Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team pulled off the unthinkable, unimaginable, and unbelievable last night by beating in a convincing fashion the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2008 college World Series to win their first baseball championship title for Fresno State University. The only other championship title that Fresno State University has ever won is when the woman's softball team won the title in 1998

The Fresno State Bulldogs made history last night by winning the college World Series. Fresno State was definitely a Cinderella team if there every was one in college sports. They made history last night in that they were the lowest seeded team to ever win a National Championship title in any college sport. Way to go guys!

The Fresno State Bulldogs played with heart and knew they could win the title all along, even when the rest of the country didn't think they could. Who would think they could win it all when they were the lowest seeded team going into the CWS (College World Series) tournament, right? I know I didn't! As much as I'm surprised they won the CWS I'm more surprised that they came back from a 1-0 deficit against Georgia to win two straight and steal the title. Only one other team has ever came back from a 1-0 deficit in the CWS finals series to win the title and that was Oregon State in 2006. So that say's a lot for the under dogged Fresno State Bulldogs. Which are now the Top Dogs!!!

Fresno State, which had a pre-tournament RPI ranking of 89, earned wins over No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 Arizona State, No. 5 Rice, No. 6 San Diego, and No. 11 Long Beach State before ousting No. 8 Georgia to bring home the CWS National Championship.

Fresno State couldn't have done this without the awesome skills and power of their highly talented sophomore outfielder Steven Detwiler. During the Championship final games Detwiler went 8-for-13 with three homers, and nine RBIs setting championship finals records for hits, RBIs, homers and extra-base hits. His four hits he had last night also tied the single-game record. Detwiler did all that with a badly torn ligament in one of his thumbs. To say the least, Steven Detwiler was insanely awesome and was just what the Fresno State Bulldogs needed to win a college National Championship.

Now we all know that to win a Championship requires a whole team effort and that's what really happened, but I do believe without the hot bat of that one man Steven Detwiler then the Georgia Bulldogs would have been the CWS Champions instead. Say what you will, but I honestly can say that Steven Detwiler stole the show in the CWS finals games and he basically was a one man wrecking crew with a little help on the side from the rest of his teammates. At least for the finals games were concerned Detwiler was that!

What a great piece of college history I was able to witness last night. Well played Fresno State Bulldogs.

Until my next post, thanks for reading, and keep sports on your mind.

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