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Oregon State CWS Factoids

I've been thinking a lot about how remarkable Oregon State's run (runs, really) have been since 2005, and some of the interesting facts that go with them, so I thought I'd actually list a few out. If you have any more of interest, please add yours below.

* Wednesday night's game was Oregon State's 20th game all time at the CWS. They have a 13-7 record all time. Since losing their first five games, they have won 13 of their last 15. Their .650 winning percentage puts them third all time amongst teams with a minimum of 20 games (USC at .740 and Minnesota at .708).

* The Beavers have won their last eight elimination games in a row in Omaha. They are 8-2 all time in CWS elimination games, 8-1 under Pat Casey.

* This year, Oregon State has eliminated the regular season champions of the Big 12, the Big East, and the Big 10 from the tournament.

* The Beavers have played six series this year where they lost their first game; they came back to win the series four of those times. Three of those series wins came against ranked teams -- Kansas State, @ Oregon, and @ UCLA.

* Oregon State is 13-2 in the second game of their weekend series this year, and 14-1 in the final game.

* Oregon State was the only team in the Super Regional that lost their first game and came back to win the series.

* The Beavers are the only national seed who has now matched the expectations set by their seed, guaranteeing themselves at worst a 3rd place finish. North Carolina could match that feat, but only if they win it all.

* Oregon State has won three elimination games in this tournament. Only North Carolina can match that at this point, although they have another one today.

* Both times Oregon State has won so much as a single game in the CWS, they have won the entire tournament.

* Oregon State has won 50% of the CWS they have participated in. This is exceeded only by USC (12/21 for 57%) and Minnesota (3/5 for 60%). Pepperdine has also won 50%, 1/2. One way or another, this will obviously change sometime in the next week.

Sources: My brain produced a lot of information, but a reasonable amount (and most fact verification) came from this NCAA document about College World Series records. A lot of fact verification also came from Wikipedia, and D1Baseball.com was also a valuable resource.

It's certainly possible I made an error, although I checked fairly carefully. If you see something incorrect, post below and I'll see what I can do about getting it fixed.

And, finally, my four favorite videos on Youtube:

2006 Oregon State baseball, part 1

2006 Oregon State baseball, part 2

2007 Oregon State baseball, part 1

2007 Oregon State baseball, part 2

I'm hoping to add a 5th and 6th in a week or so.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or the Building the Dam staff. FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable Oregon State fans.

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