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Courtney Martinez | NCAA.com | June 12, 2016

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

DI Baseball Super Regional: Louisville vs. UC Santa Barbara Game 2

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.

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