The Huskies are heading to Omaha for the first time. (Shotgun Spratling)


Washington Breaks Through In Epic Fashion


FULLERTON, Calif. — The Fullerton Super Regional finale played out like a revamped classical drama, featuring a touch of Shakespeare, a dose of Greek tragedy and enough late plot twists to make M. Night Shyamalan giddy.

Each act added more and more complexity. They built on one another. The unlikely was overtaken by the improbable. The seemingly impossible turned into the unbelievable. At the end lie triumph and glory for Washington. The Huskies were twice on their death bed only to be resuscitated and brought back to slay their antagonist. Cal State Fullerton was left with agonizing defeat where its heroes proved tragic characters that contributed to their own demise.

As the curtain closed on an epic back-and-forth 6-5 extra-inning affair at Goodwin Field, it shuttered a devastated home team that couldn’t make the plays to finish off a come-from-behind win reminiscent of its season posited opposite a historic Dawgpile of players that traveled more than 5,000 miles in 10 days to take Washington to new heights — the program’s first College World Series.

“Our guys, they’re unbelievable out there. They’re really unbelievable. That’s our biggest skill is our toughness,” Huskies head coach Lindsay Meggs said. “Thankfully, our guys have that mentality to never quit and came back and found a way.

“I’m thrilled for our guys. I’m thrilled for the University of Washington. It’s been a long time coming.”

Act I

Joe DeMers allowed one hit through eight innings. (Shotgun Spratling)



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