The 2008 UC Irvine baseball team might be remembered for having been three outs away from the program’s second consecutive trip to Omaha. But when the Anteaters and their supporters think to 2009, a case could be made that they are in prime position to make a run toward the 2009 College World Series.
UCI’s season came to an end Monday with a 21-7 thumping from LSU in the deciding game of the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional at the Tigers’ Alex Box Stadium.
The loss finalized the Anteaters’ record at 42-18, as LSU (48-17-1) advanced to Omaha.
It was the second straight 40-win season and the second straight year in which UCI won a regional, after sweeping three wins over Oral Roberts (twice) and Nebraska at the Lincoln Regional at the Cornhuskers’ Haymarket Park.