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Courtney Martinez | NCAA.com | June 12, 2016

Sam Cohen's walk-off grand slam sends UC Santa Barbara to Omaha

UC Santa Barbara earned its first trip to the College World Series in one of the most dramatic endings college baseball fans will ever see.

Sam Cohen crushed a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to defeat No. 2 national seed Louisville on the road.

Seriously, how did Cohen pull that off? 

To put it into a little more perspective, Louisville was a perfect 47-0 this season when leading after eight innings and Cohen had one home run all year. But the freshman pinch-hitter went toe-to-toe with one of the nation's best closers to send his team to Omaha.