Fresno State Makes History…

June 10, 2008 — Leave a comment

The baseball team Fresno State (42-29) made history last night when it became the first No. 4 seed to reach Omaha since the NCAA expanded the tournament field to 64 teams in 1999. The Bulldogs will open against Rice (47-13) on Sunday. This is the first time the Bulldogs have been to the College World Series since 1991.

The Sun Devils (49-13), the No. 3 national seed, had been unbeaten in four postseason games before consecutive losses to the Bulldogs.

For those of you who don’t follow college baseball, what Fresno State did is a big deal:

They beat a nationally ranked team…

  • Who had a record setting 15 players drafted to the majors this year…
  • From a school that arguably has one of the most successful programs in the country (they’ve won 5 national championships and 58 College World Series victories)…
  • And who have had the third most alumni to play in the majors , including Barry Bonds and Reggie Jackson.

So set your Tivo or watch the game live as Fresno State takes on the Rice Owls this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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