The Oregon State Beavers live for another day in Omaha at the NCAA College baseball World Series. OSU looked as though they were on the verge of being eliminated by their Pac-12 rival Washington trailing early in an elimination game, but the Beavers came back.
In the 6th inning with the Huskies leading 5-4, the game was delayed because of thunder and lightning. After a 4-1/2 hour delay, the game resumed with the bases loaded in the top of the 6th with OSU batting.
Senior outfielder Kyle Nobach belted a 3-run homer to help OSU’s comeback and Oregon State pushed on to a 14-to-5 win knocking Washington out of bracket play.
The Beavers will play tomorrow at 4pm and will face the loser of North Carolina vs. Mississippi State who play today at 3. Because of the long delay yesterday, the Tar Heel and Bulldogs game was pushed back to today.
Oregon State must win tomorrow to get a Friday bracket semifinal game, with a chance to play for the Championship of their bracket. The two bracket winners meet Monday for the Title best-of-3 game series.
The Beavers are 50-and-11 overall making their 7th appearance in school history in the College World Series.
In the other bracket, #1 Florida needs a win to stay alive facing Texas, and Arkansas meets Texas Tech. All the series games are on ESPN.