25 June 2008

Bulldogs win! (the good ones!)

I just watched Fresno St. beat Georgia for the baseball championship.  The Bulldogs (ok, that's misleading, they're both the Bulldogs) blew a 3-run 8th inning lead to lose game 1, and were down 5-0 in the 2nd inning in game 2.  From that point on, they outscored the Bulldogs* (the other ones) 25-6 to win games 2 (19-10) and 3 (6-1) and win the championship.  Hooray!  Never mind that this is the first men's championship of any kind, ever, for Fresno St., they also became the lowest ranked (#4 in their 4-team region** and ranked #89 in the nation before the tournament) team ever to win an NCAA championship in ANY sport.

*Confused?

**This means they were basically ranked in the bottom quarter of the bracket, somewhere between #49-64.  For example, some other #4 seeds in the bracket were James Madison, Eastern Michigan, Bethune-Cookman, Rider, Sam Houston St., and UC Davis***.

***I'd lay odds that baseball will be the first really successful D-1 team on a national scale for the Aggies.  No, I'm not saying they will win the tourny next year, but maybe make the CWS bracket in a couple years? 

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