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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 6, 1989The game: WSU 8, Arkansas 4

The skinny: Eric Wedge and Mike McDonald homer for WSU, which eliminates the Razorbacks. Pitcher Greg Brummett improves to 17-2.

The quote: "The whole thing I tried to concentrate on once the season was over was that going into postseason play was like a whole new season. I struggled a little bit in the regular season, but I told myself that it was over, so I can start a whole new season,” WSU shortstop Pat Meares, who is hitting .455 in the CWS.

WSU's record: 65-16

Big picture: WSU must defeat Florida State twice to reach the national championship game.