Freshman Benchwarmer Drills A Walk Off Grand Slam To Send UCSB To Its First Ever College World Series

Before stepping up to bat in the bottom of the ninth in the super regional with his team down 3-0 to College World Series favorite Louisville, Sam Cohen was a third string catcher with only 26 at bats the entire season. Right now, he is a UCSB legend after donging a grand-slam that would send UCSB to its first College World Series in its program’s history. Oh ya, and the pitcher he hit it off is a first round draft pick whose allowed one homer in 19 games and arguably the best closer in college. The loss broke a streak of 186 consecutive games Louisville had won when leading after eight innings. Congrats to UCSB and to Sam Cohen, let the beer flow like the Salmon of Capistrano tonight. Oh ya, you’re underage.

P.S. The ump getting absolutely bamboozled in the pile up is the cherry on the cake.

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.