Hatch adds shutout to comeback season
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Hatch adds shutout to comeback season

Oklahoma State pitcher beats UC Santa Barbara ace 1-0

Photo: Thomas Hatch

Oklahoma State’s baseball team opened the season hoping to make it back to the College World Series for the first time since 1999, but sophomore pitcher Thomas Hatch was just trying to make it back on the field.

The two dreams came together on the national stage that is opening day of the CWS. The right-handed sophomore who missed 2015 with an arm injury tossed a complete-game shutout to lead the Cowboys to a 1-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara Saturday at TD Ameritrade Stadium in Omaha, Neb. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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