The Fresno State Bulldogs have made the finals of the College World Series in Omaha. To do so they knocked out North Carolina, a finalist the last two years. UNC was ranked second in the country. Fresno State was the first fourth seeded team in a regional to make the CWS, so it is certainly the first to make the finals. They were the longest shot in the field (15/1) at the start of the CWS, but they just won’t quit. Remember, before they knocked out UNC they had to eliminate Arizona State, the number three team in the country. The story gets even more Disney-like – the team is playing without their top pitcher, Tanner Scheppers, who was injured late in the regular season.
Fresno State moves on to a battle of the Bulldogs in the finals when they face Georgia. Those Bulldogs were the second longest shots on the board at the start of the tourney. Whichever Bulldogs win, this final is proof of one truth that every bettor needs to remember – handicapping isn’t always nearly as easy as we wish it could be.