Augie Garrido has died

Augie had a stroke earlier this week and had been in ICU.

He won five national championships (three at Cal State Fullerton and two at Texas), went to 15 College World Series and is the NCAA record holder for career wins.

In the 1979 championship game, Cal State Fullerton beat the Hogs 2-1.

Actually beat us in two games that would have won the championship for us.
They had to beat us twice and we couldn’t get it done

Yeah. If we’d won the first game (which was a shootout, something like 13-11) that would have eliminated CSF and we’d have played Pepperdine in the title game.

Instead CSF then played Pepperdine in an elimination game. The Titans’ starter didn’t get out of the first inning, but Fullerton rallied to win. That same starter, Dave Weatherman, then shut us down in the title game, and Fullerton got the winning run after Ronn Reynolds threw a ball into center field trying to throw out a base stealer. Final score, 2-1.