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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 9, 1989The game: WSU 12,Florida State 9

The skinny: Mike Wentworth ties the game 4-all with a three-run home run - on his mother’s birthday. In the regional, he homered on his father’s birthday. Pat Meares continued his hot hitting with three hits, including a homer.

The quote: "It’s hard to keep from feeling this is a team of destiny based on all the adversity we’ve come up against,” WSU coach Gene Stephenson.

WSU's record: 67-16

Big picture: WSU faces Texas for the national title. It is the second appearance in the title game for the Shockers, who lost to Miami in 1982.