The much anticipated opening game of the College World Series certainly didn't disappoint.

UC Santa Barbara and Oklahoma State sent their aces to the mound for Game 1, but it was the Cowboys' Thomas Hatch who came away with a complete game shutout. College baseball fans showed their respect for Hatch's brilliant effort on social media.

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Here are some of the best Twitter takeaways from Hatch's complete game:

However, despite all the praise, Hatch remained humble after the game.

The Cowboys will next play the winner of Saturday's Miami and Arizona game on Monday at 7 p.m. ET. You can catch Miami vs. Arizona on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET.