The Beavers and The Bee Gees! "Stayin Alive"!!! This afternoon in Omaha a tremendous 12-2 drubbing of the Mississippi State Bulldogs! Oregon State is now just nine innings away from a trip to the CWS finals.
The complete video package is above including the post game news conference! The Beavers have the momentum and the incredible large group of Beaver fans in Omaha loving every moment. Can they get the job done tomorrow? We will know the time of tomorrow's game as soon as the Florida/Arkansas game is complete....either 12 Noon or 5:PM Pacific. Rip City Radio will carry it all live!! Here is the official OSU release!!
Oregon State moved within a game of the College World Series Finals with a 12-2 win over Mississippi State Friday afternoon in Omaha, Neb.
The Beavers (52-11-1) will now face a rematch with the Bulldogs (39-28) on Saturday. The game will begin at either 12 p.m. or 5 p.m. PT and will air on ESPN.
Oregon State recorded 15 hits in the contest, compared to five for Mississippi State. OSU has now scored at least 11 runs in each of its last three games.
The Beavers jumped out to an early 6-1 lead, powered by a five-run second inning. Mississippi State got one back in the third, but Oregon State tacked on another in the fourth to bring the advantage back to five.
After a pair of scoreless innings, OSU broke the game open in the seventh, scoring four runs to extend the lead to nine. The Beavers added one more in the eighth to take the win by double-figures.
Trevor Larnach posted another big game, recording three hits, three RBIs and two runs scored. Nick Madrigal also notched three hits, knocking in two runs and scoring twice. Kyle Nobach and Jack Anderson tallied two hits apiece, while Zak Taylor reached base three times, including a two-RBI triple.
Brandon Eisert threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit to earn the victory after entering in relief. Bryce Fehmel got the start, allowing two runs in 3 2/3 innings.
Oregon State will have a rematch with Mississippi State Saturday, with first pitch coming at either 12 p.m. or 5 p.m. PT. The winner of Saturday’s contest will advance to the College World Series Finals.
Keep on Winning
The victory was Oregon State’s 52nd of the season, matching the 2013 squad for the second-most wins in program history. The Beavers’ wins record is 56, set last season.
Oregon State now moves to 21-9 in elimination games in the Pat Casey era.
Ninth Straight Six
Wednesday marked the ninth-straight game the Beavers have scored six runs or more. Oregon State has also scored in double-figures in three-straight games.
Oregon State moves to 23-4 on the season when scoring in the first inning.
Jack Anderson extended his hitting streak to nine-straight games, his longest streak of the season.
Hits on Hits
Oregon State tallied 15 hits on Friday, bringing its average to 14.3 hits per game over the course of its four contests in Omaha.
Vs. Mississippi State
The game marked Oregon State’s third all-time meeting with Mississippi State, with the prior two coming at the 2013 College World Series.