St. Louis Cardinals: Cardinals in the College World Series

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Omaha, NE - JUNE 25: A general view of TD Ameritrade Park as the grounds crew gets the field ready for game one of the College World Series Championship Series between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Oregon State Beavers on June 25, 2018 at in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Omaha, NE - JUNE 25: A general view of TD Ameritrade Park as the grounds crew gets the field ready for game one of the College World Series Championship Series between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Oregon State Beavers on June 25, 2018 at in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /
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ST. LOUIS, MO – MAY 30: Starter Michael Wacha #52 makes his MLB debut pitching against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium on May 30, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO – MAY 30: Starter Michael Wacha #52 makes his MLB debut pitching against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium on May 30, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

First, we have longtime Cardinal Michael Wacha. Back in 2011, Wacha’s junior year at Texas A&M, he was the star pitcher of a very talented Texas A&M Aggie baseball roster. After losing a heartbreaker to South Carolina in a previous game, Wacha was tasked with pitching a gem to help the Aggies win their elimination game and keep their hopes of winning a title alive.

Michael Wacha and the Texas A&M Aggies would draw the California Golden Bears in what was a must-win game for both teams, considering it was the first elimination game of the College World Series.

Wacha cruised through the first four innings with ease against the Bears, but ran into trouble in the 5th, allowing three runs, part of it being because of the Aggies’ defensive woes. In the sixth, he allowed three more runs, but those were his fault. He allowed another run in the seventh inning before being pulled from the game.

The Aggies would go on to lose to the Golden Bears by a score of 4-7, and the Aggies would be officially eliminated from the College World Series.

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