After splitting the first two games of the series, Georgia and Fresno State faced off in the final game to determine the 2008 National Champion. Unfortunately for the Dawgs, pitcher Justin Wilson and right fielder Steve Detwiler willed Fresno State to their first ever College World Series title and first ever National Championship in a men’s sport.
Wilson pitched eight strong innings allowing one run, five hits and nine strikeouts. The only run he allowed came on a Gordon Beckham solo home run to lead off the bottom of the Georgia eighth. Detwiler hit a two-run home run in the second, an RBI double in the third and then added a three-run homer in the sixth.
The Georgia Bulldogs finish the season as the runner-up with a final record of 45-25-1 and an SEC Championship. Had the Dawgs won the national title, they would have set the record for most losses by a team that won the championship.