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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.

May 15, 1989

The skinny:

Bradley pitcher Tim Trunk is killed in an accident when the van carrying eight players collides with a flatbed truck. Two other players are critically injured on their way to Wichita for the MVC Tournament.

The quote: "This is just awful. It’s just very, very tragic. I wish more than anything that things would have happened differently,” WSU coach Gene Stephenson.

Big picture: The fifth-seeded Braves withdraw from the MVC Tournament.

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