GAME RECAP AND ANALYSIS
The first elimination game of the College World Series was a Pac-12 matchup in Omaha that featured the last two Pac-12 teams standing in the tournament, the Oregon State Beavers and the Washington Huskies.
Oregon State won the series against Washington in the regular season as they outscored the Huskies 25-11 and today wasn’t much different as the Beavers cruised to a 14-5 win.
At the beginning though, it looked as if Washington had came out firing and ready to pull off a huge upset and knock the number three national seed out of the tournament as they got up 3-0 in the bottom of the third.
Then, the Beavers said otherwise as they put up a four spot behind a Preston Jones two RBI double, a Tyler Malone RBI single and Jones scoring off of a passed ball. The Huskies came marching right back as they put up two runs of their own to take back a 5-4 lead heading into the sixth inning.
In the sixth the Beavers would get the bases loaded and then nothing other than a lightning delay would occur. The delay would last for four hours and 31 minutes and right after the delay the Beavers answered back as they tied up the game off of a walk issued to Malone that let a run score to make it a 5-5 ball game.
They would stay tied at five until the top of the seventh when a Michael Gretler RBI double and a Kyle Nobach three RBI home run would put the Beavers up 9-5.
From there on out it was all Oregon State and the Beavers would cruise to a 14-5 win and would live another day. They will play the loser of Mississippi State and North Carolina on Wednesday at 7:00 PM ET.