Numbers to note from Game 2 of the CWS finals
Fresno State's incredible 19-10 victory forced a winner-take-all Game 3 at the College World Series on Wednesday (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET). With both teams fighting injuries and fatigue, the championship will be a battle of wills. But before we move on to Game 3, here's a look at the CWS records that were broken Tuesday night, courtesy of the NCAA:
• Tommy Mendonca's third-inning homer was his fourth in Omaha, tying a single-series record. He is the ninth player to hit four homers at the College World Series and the first since Louisville's Logan Johnson accomplished the feat last season.
• Fresno State is the first team in CWS history to score 17 runs or more twice in a single College World Series. Three other teams have scored 15 runs twice (South Carolina in 2004; LSU in 1991; and Holy Cross in 1952). Holy Cross and LSU both went on to win titles, while South Carolina tied for third.
• Georgia's Rich Poythress tied a CWS single-game record with two sacrifice flies, becoming the 13th player to accomplish the feat.
A number of CWS finals records were also rewritten:
• Most runs by one team: 19, Fresno State (Previous record was 14, Rice vs. Stanford, 2004)
• Most combined runs in a game: 29 (Previous record was 18 in an 11-7 win by Oregon State over UNC on June 25, 2006)
• Most hit by one team: 19, Fresno State (Previous record was 14, two occasions)
• Most combined hits: 35 (Previous record was 27 in the aforementioned Oregon State-UNC game in '06)
• Most RBIs in one game: 4, Steve Susdorf, Fresno State (Tied previous record, set four other times)
• Most runs scored in one game: 4, Danny Muno, Fresno State (Previous record was 3, set three other times)
• Most home runs in a CWS finals: 2, Tommy Mendonca, Fresno State (Ties previous record, set two other times)
• Longest Game: 3 hours, 46 minutes (Previous record was 3:44 between Cal State Fullerton and Texas on June 26, 2004)