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Luke Alexander’s drive to right field got past Christian Jones in the bottom of the ninth inning, allowing Hunter Stovall to score from second base to give Mississippi State a 1-0 victory over Washington in the College World Series on Saturday night.
Some say Meggs, 55, has mellowed. Meggs will tell you that, in fact. But at his core, as he prepares to take Washington into its first College World Series, Meggs still demands much of his players and doesn’t flinch.
When Lindsay Meggs arrived at Washington nine years ago, he proclaimed that he wanted the Huskies to become an “Omaha program,” worthy of being in the College World Series mix on a regular basis. It’s finally happened, and maybe in the most unlikely of seasons.
Before Sunday, Washington was the only team in the tradition-rich Pac-12 to never make it to the College World Series.
Junior right hander Tommy Wilson pitched seven strong innings, leading Cal State Fullerton to a 5-2 victory over Washington on Saturday to even their best-of-three Super Regional series at a game apiece.
Reminders are all around the Washington baseball facility. The Huskies make clear their No. 1 goal: to get to Omaha, Nebraska, home of the College World Series.
The Titans hold an 8-0 all-time advantage over the Huskies. The teams last played in 2011 in Fullerton.
Washington is headed to its first NCAA Tournament super regional after AJ Graffanino doubled in three runs to break a 6-6 tie in the eighth inning and rally past Connecticut 9-6 on Sunday night.
Nick Kahle hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as third-seeded Washington moved a win away from the NCAA Tournament’s super regional round with an 11-6 victory over top-seeded host Coastal Carolina on Saturday.
Gunnar Schubert finished a double short of the cycle as No. 3 seed Gonzaga defeated fourth-seeded Canisius 8-2 in an elimination game on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament’s Minneapolis Regional.
After high school, Hugh Smith had no college offers to play baseball and was ready to move on from the game to pursue a bio-engineering degree at the University of Washington.
Daniel Bies struck out nine for Gonzaga (32-22), but No. 2 seed UCLA rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth to win 6-5 in an NCAA Regional game
The NCAA baseball tournament opens Friday with play in 16 regionals. Regional winners advance to super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 16.
This is the 10th NCAA Tournament appearance for the Zags in school history and the third one under head coach Mark Machtolf (since 2004), one behind Larry Koentopp (1970-1977) for the most under one coach.
Facial hair and sports have long been a perfect pairing. If an athlete has the top facial hair in the game, it means automatic stardom, even if the talent isn’t up to snuff.
Cory Voss went 3 for 5 with three runs batted in to lead Lewis-Clark State to a 5-3 victory over Antelope Valley (California) in a loser-out game of the NAIA World Series on Tuesday at Harris Field.
As GU’s baseball team straps up for a Friday matchup with UCLA in the Minneapolis Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament, we flip back and browse through some other notable encounters between the Zags and the Bruins.
Losses in six of its last seven games didn’t diminish defending national champion Florida’s overall body of work when it came to seeding the NCAA baseball tournament.
With 700 miles to travel, it took until Monday morning for the thunder – OK, the very, very loud pings – from Gonzaga’s bats heard over the weekend in California to resound in Spokane. Still pretty loud, though – until being drowned out by an explosion of cheers from the Bulldogs themselves when their name went up at last near the end of ESPNU’s NCAA baseball selection show.
The Gonzaga baseball team is headed to Minneapolis. The Bulldogs (32-22) will face UCLA (36-19) in a first-round NCAA Tournament game on Friday at 11 a.m. Minnesota meets Canisius in the other game in the Minneapolis regional.