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Beavers In The College World Series
Oregon State advances to the College World Series for the fifth time in school history and fourth time under head coach Pat Casey. The Beavers have previously played in the Series in 1952, 2005, 2006 and 2007. They became just the fifth team in NCAA history to repeat as NCAA champions in 2006 and 2007 and the first from a “Northern” school.
College World Series Opener
Oregon State opens the College World Series Saturday against Mississippi State at 12 p.m. PT on ESPN2. The Beavers and Bulldogs will be the first game at the College World Series. The winner takes on either Indiana or Louisville on Monday at 5 p.m. PT, with the two losing squads playing at 12 p.m. on Monday.
Oregon State is making its 14th visit to the postseason since the program’s first season in 1907. The Beavers carry a 45-27 (.625) postseason record into the World Series, with the current head coach, Pat Casey, claiming 40 of those victories. Oregon State’s visit is the team’s fifth consecutive, which has extended the program’s record stretch. Oregon State is 11-6 all-time in the College World Series, with all 11 wins coming under head coach Pat Casey.
Against Our Bracket
Oregon State has very little history against teams on its side of the bracket. The Beavers have never faced Louisville nor Mississippi State, whom the Beavers will open up the World Series with. Oregon State is 1-0 all-time against Indiana, defeating the Hoosiers, 7-5, in the seventh game of the 2011 season. OSU is 9-1 all-time against Big East clubs, 15-7 against the Big Ten and 18-15 against the Southeastern Conference.
In Omaha Under Pat Casey
As stated above, the Beavers are 11-4 all-time in Omaha under head coach Pat Casey. OSU went 0-2 in 2005 before losing to Miami in the opening game of the 2006 Tournament. The Beavers then went on a four-game win streak, defeating Georgia, Miami and Rice (twice) before winning the final two games against North Carolina for the first title. In 2007, Oregon State swept through Rosenblatt Stadium, defeating Cal State Fullerton, Arizona State and UC Irvine before defeating North Carolina in two games for the title. Oregon State trailed just one inning in 2007.
Oregon State is 5-0 in neutral-site games this season, last playing in one on May 8 against Portland in Salem, Ore. The Beavers won their other four against Utah Valley, Gonzaga and UC Riverside (twice) at the season-opening Palm Springs Tournament.
They Call Him A Sophomore Now
Andrew Moore may be the hottest pitcher in the nation as the freshman right-hander has won nine consecutive games. His 14 wins are tied for the most in the nation with Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede. Moore sports a 1.36 earned run average and has thrown 12 quality starts in 16 starts this season. He also has a save in his one outing in relief.
Well, The Starters Have All Been Good
The Oregon State starting staff, which consists of>Andrew Moore, Matt Boyd and Ben Wetzler, has been perhaps the strongest in the nation. The trio has gone 33-5 this season. They’ve also combined for 35 quality starts in 47 starts.
How The Beavers Did It
Oregon State enters the College World Series with 50 victories, tying the 2006 club for the most in a single-season. The Beavers won 45 games in the regular season, topping the 40-win plateau for just the second time, behind the 2005 club’s 41 regular-season victories. Oregon State went 24-6 in Pac-12 Conference play, and the Beavers’ .800 winning percentage marked the best ever by a league team since the then-Pac-10 unified prior to the 1999 season.
In The Postseason
Oregon State swept through the NCAA Corvallis Regional, defeating UTSA, UC Santa Barbara and Texas A&M. OSU then stayed at home to host Kansas State, losing in game one before coming back to win the last two games. With those two victories, the Beavers improved to 14-5 under head coach Pat Casey in elimination games.
Oregon State broke home single-game modern attendance records during the season, including twice during the Corvallis Super Regional. The club averaged 2,676 per home date in 2013, breaking the school record by nearly 400 fans per game. Oregon State played in front of 11 crowds in excess of 3,000 at home this season.
Big key for the team’s success? OSU has gone 16-0 on Sunday dates this season.
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