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The 2008 College World Series was held June 14th through June 25th, 2008 in Omaha, Nebraska. Eight NCAA Division I college baseball teams met after having played their way through a 64-team bracket to play at historic Rosenblatt Stadium. It was the 62nd College World Series overall, and the 59th to be held in Omaha.

The Series was won by Fresno State, who became the lowest ranked team ever to win an NCAA Baseball Championship (or any NCAA Championship in any sport ever), and the fifth consecutive baseball team to win the title that was not one of the eight national seeds.

Fresno State sophomore third baseman Tommy Mendonca won the Most Outstanding Player Award. Tommy hit four home runs and had 11 RBIs and also made a number of spectacular plays in the field.

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Changes for 2008

The first day of the 2008 CWS was moved to Saturday (June 14) from the traditional Friday. Also, if all games were needed in the first double-elimination round, it would take eight days to complete rather than seven.

The NCAA cited the need to be more flexible in the super-regional round in case of inclement weather. It also allowed for greater potential ticket revenue, in part because the extra "if-necessary" day would now be ticketed separately if both games are played.[1]

Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series was scheduled for Monday, June 23, game 2 for Tuesday, June 24 and game 3 if necessary for Wednesday, June 25.

Participants

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Stanford Pac-10 39 - 22 - 2 (14 - 10) Mark Marquess 15
(last: 2003)
1st
(1987, 1988)
38 - 27
North Carolina ACC 51 - 12 (22 - 7) Mike Fox 6
(last: 2007)
2nd
(2006, 2007)
10 - 13
Florida State ACC 54 - 12 (24 - 6) Mike Martin 18
(last: 2000)
2nd
(1970, 1986, 1999)
25 - 36
Georgia SEC 41 - 23 - 1 (20 - 9 - 1) David Perno 5
(last: 2006)
1st
(1990)
6 - 9
Miami (FL) ACC 52 - 9 (23 - 5) Jim Morris 22
(last: 2006)
1st
(1982, 1985, 1999, 2001)
46 - 36
Rice C-USA 47 - 13 (21 - 3) Wayne Graham 6
(last: 2007)
1st
(2003)
10 - 11
Louisiana State SEC 48 - 17 - 1 (18 - 11 - 1) Paul Mainieri 13
(last: 2004)
1st
(1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000)
29 - 17
Fresno State WAC 42 - 29 (21 - 11) Mike Batesole 3
(last: 1991)
3rd
(1959)
4 - 6

Tournament Notes

Bracket and standings

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2008 College World Series bracket

The teams in the CWS are divided into two pools of four, with each pool playing a double-elimination format. The winners of the two pools meet in a best-of-three finals.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
1  Miami 4  
8  Georgia 7  
  8  Georgia 4  
   Stanford 3  
 Stanford 16
4  Florida State 5  
  8  Georgia 10 --  
   Stanford 8 --  
1  Miami 7  
4  Florida State 5  
  1  Miami 3
   Stanford 8  
  8  Georgia 7 10 1
   Fresno State 6 19 6
2  North Carolina 8  
7  LSU 4  
  2  North Carolina 3
   Fresno State 5  
 Fresno State 17
6  Rice 5  
   Fresno State 3 6
  2  North Carolina 4 1  
7  LSU 6  
6  Rice 5  
  7  LSU 3
  2  North Carolina 7  

Final CWS standings

Place School CWS Record
1st Fresno State 5-2
2nd

Georgia

4-2
3rd North Carolina 3-2
Stanford 2-2
5th LSU 1-2
Miami 1-2
7th Florida State 0-2
Rice 0-2

Results

All times CDT.

Saturday, June 14

Game 1, 1:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Stanford (1-0) 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 11 16 15 1
#4 Florida State (0-1) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 5 11 3

Starting pitchers: Stanford – Jeremy Bleich (3-2)  FSU – Matt Fairel (12-2)  WP: Drew Storen (4-3)  LP: John Gast (0-0)  
HRs:  Stanford – Gerhart, Milleville  FSU – Guinn, Stidham

Game 2, 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#8 Georgia (1-0) 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 7 11 1
#1 Miami (0-1) 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 7 1

Starting pitchers: UGA – Trever Holder (8-4)  Miami – Chris Hernandez (11-0)  WP: Josh Fields (2-2)  LP: Carlos Gutierrez (5-3)  
HRs:  UGA – Peisel  Miami – Weeks, Tekotte, Alonso

Sunday, June 15

Game 3, 1:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Fresno State (1-0) 0 4 0 7 0 5 0 1 0 17 13 2
#6 Rice (0-1) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 5 10 1

Starting pitchers: Fresno – Justin Wilson (7-5)  Rice – Ryan Berry (8-4)  WP: Justin Wilson(7-5)  LP: Ryan Berry (8-4)  
HRs:  Fresno – Berry, Evers, Langwell, Bell  Rice – Comerota

Game 4, 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#7 LSU (0-1) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 8 1
#2 North Carolina (1-0) 3 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 x 8 17 0

Starting pitchers: LSU – Ryan Verdugo (9-4)  UNC – Alex White (11-3)  WP: Alex White(11-3)  LP: Ryan Verdugo(9-4)  SV: Rob Wooten(5)  
HRs:  LSU – M Hollander,M Clark

Monday, June 16

Game 5, 1:00 PM (elimination)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#4 Florida State (0-2) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 18 0
#1 Miami (1-1) 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 x 7 11 2

Starting pitchers: FSU – Elih Villanueva (7-3)  Miami – David Gutierrez (5-0)  WP: Eric Erickson (9-1)  LP: Elih Villanueva (7-4)  
HRs:  Miami – J. Weeks (13, 3rd inning off E. Villanueva 1 on, 1 out); B. Tekotte (13, 8th inning off G. Parker 0 on, 0 out)

Game 6, 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Stanford (1-1) 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
#8 Georgia (2-0) 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 x 4 9 0

Starting pitchers: Stanford – Jeffrey Inman (7-2)  UGA – Nick Montgomery (4-2)  WP: A. Mcree  LP: A. Yount  SV: J. Fields  
HRs:  Stanford – J. Castro (14, 3rd inning off of Nick Montgomery, 1 on, 2 out)

Tuesday, June 17

Game 7, 1:00 PM (elimination)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#6 Rice (0-2) 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5 10 3
#7 LSU (1-1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 11 0

Starting pitchers: Rice – Chris Kelley (5-1)  LSU – Jared Bradford (10-4)  WP: Louis Coleman (8-0)  LP: Cole St. Clair (10-3)  
HRs:  Rice – A. Luna (10, 6th inning off J. Bradford 0 on, 0 out)

Game 8, 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#2 North Carolina (1-1) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 1
Fresno State (2-0) 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 x 5 13 1

Starting pitchers: Fresno – Justin Miller (6-3)  UNC – Adam Warren (9-1)  WP: Jason Breckley (3-2)  LP: Adam Warren (9-2)  SV: Brandon Burke (13)  
HRs:  UNC – R. Overland (4, 2nd inning off A. Warren 0 on, 0 out); S. Susdorf (12, 4th inning off A. Warren 0 on, 0 out)

Wednesday, June 18

Game 9, 6:00 PM (elimination)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#1 Miami (1-2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 9 2
Stanford (2-1) 0 0 2 1 4 1 0 0 x 8 11 0

Starting pitchers: Miami – Enrique Garcia (7-2)  Stanford – Danny Sandbrink (2-1)  WP: Erik Davis (7-3)  LP: Enrique Garcia (7-2)  
HRs:  Miami – Yasmani Grandal  Stanford – Sean Ratliff

Friday, June 20

Game 10, 6:00 PM (elimination)

Game initially scheduled on Thursday, June 19, but was postponed due to a rainout
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#2 North Carolina (2-1) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 9 2
#7 LSU (1-2) 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 4 0

Saturday, June 21

Game 11, 1:00 PM (Bracket final series)

An Elimination game if Georgia wins
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#8 Georgia (3-0) 0 1 3 2 3 0 0 1 0 10 15 2
Stanford (2-2) 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 8 11 0

Starting pitchers: UGA – Nathan Moreau (4-3)  Stanford – Jeremy Bleich (3-2)  WP: Dean Weaver (5-1)  LP: Jeremy Bleich (3-3)  
HRs:  UGA – Ryan Peisel (12)  Stanford – Ben Clowe (3)

Game 12, 6:00 PM (Bracket final series)

An Elimination game if Fresno State wins
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Fresno State (2-1) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
#2 North Carolina (3-1) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 x 4 8 0

Sunday, June 22 (Bracket final series)

Game 13, 6:00 PM

Both teams have one loss; therefore, loser eliminated, and winner advance to play Georgia in the Best-of-Three Championship Series
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#2 North Carolina (3-2) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 1
Fresno State (3-1) 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 x 6 10 0

Starting pitchers: Fresno – C Allison  UNC – A Warren  WP: C Allison  LP: A Warren  

Championship Series

Best-of-three series to determine NCAA Division I Champion


Monday, June 23

Game 14, 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Fresno State (3-2), (0-1) 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 6 7 0
#8 Georgia (4-0), (1-0) 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 x 7 10 1

Starting pitchers: Fresno – Sean Bonesteele (2-2)  UGA – Trevor Holder (8-4)  WP: Brandon Burke (4-5)  LP: Will Harvil (1-1)  SV: Joshua Fields (18)  
HRs:  Fresno – Steve Detwiler (10; 2 runs, 0 outs, top of 5th), Tommy Mendonca (18; Solo, 2 out, top of 8th), Jordan Ribera (5; Solo, 0 out, top of 3rd)  UGA – Gordan Beckham (27; 2 runs, 0 out, bottom 8th)

Tuesday, June 24

Game 15, 6:35 PM

An Elimination game for Fresno State
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#8 Georgia (4-1), (1-1) 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 10 15 0
Fresno State (4-2), (1-1) 0 0 6 5 4 0 3 1 x 19 19 3


Wednesday, June 25

Game 16, 6:00 PM

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Fresno State (5-2), (2-1) 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 6 8 4
#8 Georgia (4-2), (1-2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 2

Starting pitchers: Fresno – Justin Wilson (8-5)  UGA – Nathan Moreau (4-3)  

All Tournament Team

The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.

Position Player School
Pitcher Alex White North Carolina
Justin Wilson Fresno St.
Catcher Jason Castro Stanford
First Base Dustin Ackley North Carolina
Second Base Erik Wetzel Fresno St.
Third Base Tommy Mendonca Fresno St.
Shortstop Gordon Beckham Georgia
Outfield Tim Fedroff North Carolina
Steve Susdorf Fresno St.
Steve Detwiler Fresno St.
Designated Hitter Ryan Peisel Georgia

Notable Players

Chicago White Sox third baseman Gordan Beckham who played the following year in the majors

CWS records tied or broken

  • Most runs scored in an inning: 11 (tied)(Stanford, 9th inning, Game 1 against Florida State)
  • Most runners left on base in a nine-inning game: 17 (tied) (Florida State, Game 5 against Miami)
  • Most doubles hit by a player: 3 (tied) by Rich Poythress Georgia against Stanford, Game 11.
  • Most losses by a team who won the College World Series: 31 (Fresno State)
  • Lowest seed to win the College World Series: #4 regional seed, #89 RPI (Fresno State)

CWS Leaders

Team

Individual

Post-Series Notes

Television and radio

ESPN and ESPN2 showed every game of the tournament on television, except on Sunday June 22 due to the postponement of game 10 which forced the networks to utilize ESPN Classic. They were also streamed online at ESPN360.com. Westwood One had live radio coverage of the championship series.

See also

External links

References


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