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 spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and Chargers.com. He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer, MLB.com, Rivals.com and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He 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. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."