Oregon State Rallies For Four Runs Late, Ends Gophers Season With 6-3 Win

Oregon State shortstop Cadyn Grenier (2) tags out Minnesota's Ben Mezzenga (1) during an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 9, in Corvallis, Ore. Photo: (Amanda Loman/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)
Oregon State shortstop Cadyn Grenier (2) tags out Minnesota's Ben Mezzenga (1) during an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 9, in Corvallis, Ore.

June 10, 2018 02:01 PM

The Gophers baseball team had to win late Saturday night in Corvallis, Oregon to keep their season alive. But the host school, Oregon State, rallied for four runs in the eighth and ninth innings to erase a 3-2 deficit. The Beavers won, 6-3, to advance to the College World Series. The Gophers' season is over, as Oregon State swept the best-of-3 weekend series.

Oregon State's Adley Rutschman's two-out, two-strike, two run single in the ninth broke a 3-3 tie. It came vs. Gophers reliever Jackson Rose.

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Oregon State had rallied vs. Gophers closer May Meyer (Woodbury HS) to tie the game in the eighth. Meyer threw more pitches Saturday night than in any other game all season. He loaded the bases in the ninth before Rose took over.

No. 10 national seed Minnesota (44-15) scored one run each in the third and fourth innings before Micah Coffey gave the Gophers their first lead of the series with an RBI single in the fifth.
    
Minnesota starter Patrick Frederickson, the Big 10 Pitcher of the Year, went five innings, giving up two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts before giving way to Meyer in the sixth inning. Meyer (2-3) took the loss, giving up four runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings.
    
Oregon State's Christian Chamberlain (3-0) picked up the win in relief, striking out five and giving up one hit in two innings.  Jake Mulholland pitched the ninth inning for his 15th save.
    
OSU starter Bryce Fehmel threw six inning giving up three runs on six hits with six strikeouts.
    
Oregon State, which will face North Carolina in their first game in Omaha, won back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007.

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