2008 College World Series: One More Game to Go

Corey GautreauxSenior Analyst IJune 25, 2008

Game 9: Stanford vs. Miami

After eliminating in-state rival Florida State, the Hurricanes looked to keep the momentum going against Stanford.  The Cardinal had other plans as they dominated the Hurricanes for a 8-3 victory, eliminating Miami from the College World Series.


Game 10: LSU vs. North Carolina

Tiger pitching struggled in the first inning, allowing two runs and loading the bases.  After a nearly three-hour rain delay, the game was suspended and set to be resumed the following night.  The Tigers opened the game with a double play to end the threat.

The game was again delayed after more rain found its way to Omaha.  At 8:05, the game was finally resumed.  The Tar Heels and Tigers battled back and forth until the Tigers loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the eighth.  A double play ended the threat to keep the score tied at three.

Tiger pitching allowed North Carolina to load the bases and hit a grand slam to take a 7-3 lead.  The Tigers were unable to present another threat and were eliminated from the College World Series.


Game 11: Georgia vs. Stanford

The Bulldogs and Cardinal battled back and forth, but the Bulldogs finally took care of business, winning 10-8 and advancing to the championship series.  Stanford was eliminated from the College World Series.


Game 12: Fresno State vs. North Carolina

The Tar Heels needed late inning heroics to beat the Tigers the night before, and they were able to do it again.  After the game was delayed by rain, the Tar Heels hit a two-run shot in the eighth to take a 4-3 lead.  North Carolina held on to get the win, forcing a do-or-die game on Sunday.


Game 14: Fresno State vs. North Carolina

The Tar Heels were unable to find any late heroics this time, dropping the game 6-1.  Although three ACC teams made the College World Series, none of them were able to advance to play for the national championship.  The ACC still has only one baseball championship (1955).


Game One: Championship Series - Fresno State vs. Georgia

Georgia was no stranger to late inning heroics, and it showed in Game One.  Entering the eighth, the game was tied at three, but Fresno State scored three runs to take a 6-3 lead going to the bottom of the frame.  Georgia answered with a four-run rally to take a 7-6 lead they never relinquished.


Game Two: Championship Series - Fresno State vs. Georgia

Georgia was one win away from claiming their second national title in school history.  Georgia took a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the third, but Fresno State answered with six runs to take a 6-5 lead.

Georgia was able to tie the game in the top of the fourth, but Fresno State pounded out five more runs in the bottom of the fourth to take an 11-6 lead.  Fresno State then added four more runs in the fifth to take a 15-6 lead.

Georgia answered back with four runs in the sixth to close the gap to five runs, but Fresno State scored four more in the seventh and eighth innings to take a 19-10 lead, ultimately winning by the same margin.