Congratulations to the California State University Fresno (also known as Fresno State) mens' baseball team for winning the 2008 NCAA College World Series with a 6-1 victory over the University of Georgia.
I grew up in Fresno in the shadow of the university's Pete Beiden Field and remember some excellent teams under the leadership of former Coach Bob Bennett. My hat goes off to current Coach Mike Batesole and his gutty group of players.
This is Fresno State's third championship on a national level in a team sport and second National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)- sponsored title. The women's softball team led by coach Margie Wright won the 1998 NCAA championship and the men's basketball team under Boyd Grant won the 1983 National Invitation tournament in New York City, back before the NCAA tournament expanded to its current size.