Big Men On Campus Week XXII
By Matt Betts
Canadian Baseball Network
The college baseball season is in the books as far as Canadians are concerned. What a year it was with great performances, individual honours and championships. Below is a wrap of the final week.
Huskies bow out in Omaha
The opener of the Division I College World Series ended in heartbreak for the University of Washington Huskies as they were downed 1-0 in walk-off fashion by the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Huskies would be eliminated in their next game with a 15-4 loss to Oregon State. Jack DeCooman (North Vancouver, BC) worked a scoreless 1 1/3 innings against the Beavers, surrendering a hit, a walk and striking out one. Josh Burgmann (Nanaimo, BC) also saw action in the game but didn’t record an out, while giving up three hits and two runs (one earned).
DeCooman finishes his freshman campaign 0-1 with a 3.37 ERA. Burgmann, a redshirt freshman, went 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA. They helped lead the Huskies to their first ever appearance in Omaha.
The season ended on the brightest stage for two Canadians. The 2018 campaign was filled with highlights and 2019 should bring more of the same. Thanks for reading.