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1989's Road to Omaha

A series of "This Day in History" posts from Wichita State's 1989 College World Series championship team.June 4, 1989The game: Florida State 4, WSU 2

The skinny: After an opening win over Arkansas in the College World Series, Wichita State falls into the losers bracket with a loss to Florida State. FSU pitcher Clyde Keller held the Shockers to four hits, dropping WSU’s average to .261 in NCAA play.

The quote: "We took a big step forward in the first-round game. And we took a giant step back in this game.” WSU coach Gene Stephenson.

WSU's record: 64-16

Big picture: WSU faces a rematch with Arkansas to stay alive.