- It was another day and another win for Oregon State, who squashed Yale 11-0 on Saturday night, to put themselves one more victory away from advancing to the Super Regional. The dominating performance, which was headlined by Jack Anderson’s first-ever career home-run, was also the group’s 14th shut-out of the season. The Beavers will now move on to play the winner of Yale-Holy Cross on Sunday night, after the two teams play in the early afternoon. Holy Cross is coming off a 7-4 victory over Nebraska on Saturday, which eliminated the Huskers from the tournament all-together.
- When you shut-down a surging team like Yale, there’s no reason not to feel a bit relaxed at the press conference, even for the ever-stoic head coach, Pat Casey. That kind of dominating win also lends itself to a pretty sweet highlight compilation from the game, which features a whole lot of Jack Anderson (and rightfully so).
- Recaps. Recaps. Recaps. You want them, so we went and got them from all around the web. BeaversEdge gives some love to OSU’s offense in the victory, the Register-Guard just sat back and enjoyed the show, USA Today went the whole Associated Press route, the Gazette Times took on things with some classic Yale quotes and the Oregonian followed things up with their thoughts on the game. All-around, some pretty good stuff from inner-dwellings of cyberspace.
- Yale coach John Stuper is one of college baseball’s real characters and his personality definitely shined through in his post-game quotes following the Oregon State game. A list of links below are filled with some great remarks by the Bulldogs head coach...
Oh yeah...Stuper also went the video game route. We had to include audio for that one.
So What Now?
The Beavers will either get a second meeting with a Holy Cross team that they defeated 8-2 on Friday night or another showdown with Yale on back-to-back days. The Crusaders and the Bulldogs will play at 1:00 PM PT on Sunday afternoon, in an elimination-game to determine the Beavers next opponent. From there, the team will have just hours to regroup and play OSU at 7:00 PM PT on Sunday night at Goss Stadium. The game will be televised via ESPN3.
If the Beavers do win on Sunday night, they’ll advance to play the winner of the Clemson Regional, which currently features #1 Clemson, #2 Vanderbilt and #4 UNC-Greensboro (#3 St. John’s has already been eliminated from the group). If the Beavers don’t win, they’ll have to play again on Monday night against the same opponent, in order to fulfill the double-elimination style format.