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IT WASN'T EASY, BUT OREGON STATE WON THE NCAA BASEBALL 'CORVALLIS REGIONAL' YESTERDAY DEFEATING 2-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION VANDERBILT, 7-TO-6.

THE 3RD-RANKED BEAVERS IMPROVE TO 47-AND-16, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, ADVANCE TO SUPER-REGIONALS HOSTING 14TH RANKED AUBURN IN A BEST-OF-3 SERIES WHICH BEGINS this Friday

OSU HAD TO SHUT DOWN VANDY IN THE FINAL INNINGS AND BROUGHT IN ACE PITCHER, AND A FINALIST FOR NATIONAL PITCHER-OF-THE-YEAR, COOPER HJERPE (jurr-pee) WHO STRUCK OUT THE SIDE IN THE 8TH AND RETIRED THE COMMODORES IN THE 9TH TO SEAL THE WIN.

MEANTIME, LAST NIGHT IN PALO ALTO, TEXAS STATE OWNED A 3-1 LEAD OVER STANFORD HEADING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH, UNTIL THE PAC-12 CHAMPION CARDINAL SMACKED BACK-TO-BACK HOME RUNS TO TIE THE GAME.

THEN, THE CARDINAL GOT AN R-B-I BASE HIT TO NOTCH A WALK-OFF, 4-3 WIN OVER THE BOBCATS.

2ND-RANKED STANFORD HOSTS U-CONN IN THE SUPERS.

ELSEWHERE, BOTH UCLA AND ARIZONA WERE ELIMINATED MONDAY.

IN OTHER PAC-12 BASEBALL NEWS YESTERDAY, WASHINGTON HEAD COACH LINDSAY MEGGS ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT, AND USC COACH JASON GILL WAS LET GO.

MEANWHILE, THE NCAA DIVISION-3 TITLE SERIES BEGINS THIS MORNING AT 9AM IN CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA.

EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE FACES SALISBURY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IN A BEST-OF-3 TITLE SERIES.

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