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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:

The NCAA does not name WSU as one of eight regional hosts.

The quote: "I don’t want to be a pessimist, but if we didn’t get one this year, I don’ t know when we’re ever going to get one,” WSU coach Gene Stephenson.

Big picture: WSU enters the MVC Tournament believing it can secure a No. 1 seed with a championship.