OMAHA, JUNE 8 -- Georgia's Mike Rebhan got the best of top-seeded Stanford for the second time in this College World Series as the Bulldogs beat the Cardinal, 5-1, tonight to gain their first championship game.
Fourth-seeded Georgia (51-19) meets third-seeded Oklahoma State (56-16) in Saturday's final.
The Bulldogs are the third Southeastern Conference team to reach the title game. Tennessee did it in 1951 and Alabama in 1983; both lost.
Right-hander Rebhan (13-5) denied Stanford a chance to play in a third title game. The Cardinal won in 1987 and 1988. Rebhan beat Stanford, 16-2, with a five-hitter on Sunday and allowed just six hits tonight.
After Stanford (59-11) took a 1-0 lead on Troy Tallman's 10th home run in the bottom of the second inning, Georgia jumped on Mike Mussina (14-5) for four runs in the fourth.
Mussina, a junior all-American shelled by the Bulldogs Sunday, gave up all the runs with two out: on Bruce Chick's RBI double, Ray Suplee's two-run double and Terry Childers's RBI double.
Scott Weiss relieved to start the fifth and struck out four in the inning. McKay Smith reached when Tallman failed to catch a swinging third strike, a breaking pitch in the dirt.
Seventh-inning doubles by Smith and Jeff Cooper made it 5-1. Weiss got out of the inning with two strikeouts, giving him eight in three innings.
The crowd of 15,919 set a record for the eighth session of a CWS and the fourth attendance mark this week.
Rebhan and Childers; Mussina, Weiss (5) and Tallman. W: Rebhan, 13-5. L: Mussina 14-5. HR: Stanford, Tallman (10). A: 15,919.