The postseason brings out the best in athletes and teams, and the 2019 NCAA College Baseball Tournament did not disappoint. The road to Omaha was marked by astounding individual performances, thrilling team victories, and unforgettable moments. We asked fans to vote on their favorite moments of the 2019 postseason, and with thousands of votes, here is what y'all decided.
Decorating the list are special players like Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker, who mowed down 19 Duke batters in an elimination game in the Nashville Super Regional en route to a no-hitter and the top moment in the NCAA Tournament.
Michigan's Tommy Henry also made the top ten for his complete game shutout against Florida State in the College World Series. Henry was 5-0 in his starts in the postseason for the Wolverines. Shea Langeliers of Baylor exploded in his game against Omaha for three home runs and 11 RBI in the Los Angeles Regional, good for a spot in the top ten.
Some players made the top ten with just a swing of the bat. Texas A&M's Bryce Blaum sent a 3-2 pitch out of the park capping off the Aggies' miraculous comeback over West Virginia with a walk-off grand slam (full story on his at-bat here). Jake Mangum and Elijah MacNamee put the exclamation point on their Mississippi State legacy with big hits in the ninth at the Starkville Super Regional.
The tournament was full of special team performances too, like Quinnipiac earning their first NCAA Tournament win in program history (full story on Quinnipiac here) or Michigan taking down #1 UCLA in the Los Angeles Super Regional (full story on Michigan here).
Florida State's walk off against LSU to win the Baton Rouge Super Regional will forever be entrenched in college baseball history as it sent the Seminoles and Mike Martin back to Omaha one last time together.
Mississippi State checks in a second time in the top ten with some Omaha heroics, scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth to walk off Auburn (full story on the walk-off here).
And who could forget the guy who caught a foul ball and chugged his beer without spilling a drop? That was a special individual performance.
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