While many of you were working your oh-so-fun, “I never want to leave, I’d rather be working” jobs yesterday, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (pronounced SHONT-ti-clear. So posh. Except not, because it’s a rooster) beat out The University of Arizona Wildcats in the NCAA Men’s College World Series. After being postponed the previous night due to lightning, the game was played yesterday morning; which allowed for extra rest and some killer pitching by both teams. It was a quick 9 innings and the Roosters won 4-3.
WHY WE CARE
Because it’s the College World Series, AKA the mecca of college baseball.
AND because it’s the first title in Coastal Carolina’s history. Like, their first title in ANY sport. Which is well-deserved considering the Chants beat out megastars like LSU (killer everything, especially baseball), TCU (always good, when their athletes are eligible…) and Florida (no parenthetical explanation necessary. Tim Tebow blessed this school) in the regular season.
Did we mention that it was also the first championship in a team sport for The Big South Conference? Way. To. Go.
UofA played exceptionally well throughout the series, and with eight championship appearances already, a ninth doesn’t seem hopeless. Except this year. All hope is lost. Pack up and ship out, boys.
Better luck next year, Cats.
(We went to ASU though, so do we really mean that? uhhhhhhhhno)