- The Beavers clipped the Commodores 8-4 on Friday night in the first game of the Super Regional, setting up a potential “win-and-in” scenario for Game 2 on Saturday night. The victory was the Beavers 53rd overall win of the season, an all-time school record. On Saturday, it is expected that Oregon State will face Vanderbilt star pitcher Kyle Wright, who is projected as a top pick in Monday’s MLB Draft.
- What time is it? Recap time! If our recap of last night’s victory wasn’t enough, we also have two other perspectives on last night’s festivities, from two very different viewpoints. The Oregonian lets you know that the Beavers sit just one win away from that coveted trip to Omaha, while the Tennessean chimes in from SEC-country, where they explain how it all fell apart for the Commodores.
- In addition to some recaps, we also bring you some highlight videos from Friday night’s showdown between Oregon State and Vanderbilt. The OSU athletic department is on top of their game once again with their well-pieced film, which features one sizable home-run blast that opened things up for the Beavers early. The Pac-12 Network also got in on the fun, for those who relive the best moments from both sides of the spectrum. And finally, it all culminates with the post-game press conference, where head coach Pat Casey once again, gives his version of how the game played out.
- In terms of what to look for on Saturday in Game 2 of the series, Gina Mizell of the Oregonian is reporting that “either Bryce Fehmel or Drew Rasmussen will start” on the mound for the Beavers, opposite of the aforementioned Kyle Wright. With Wright on the bump, Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin seems to still be pretty confident in his group’s chances, despite sitting just one loss away from elimination.
- Jake Dukart, a two-sport athlete, committed to Oregon State for both baseball and football
- Some former Beavers are keeping their football careers alive in the Canadian Football League
- We gave out our first football opponent preview for the season opener at Colorado State
- And Oregon State basketball got a “big” commitment from seven-footer Kylor Kelley