Other times it pays off to be great. After a rainout on the scheduled first day and a series-opening loss, Oregon State rallied against Arkansas in incredible fashion and capped it off with a cruising victory over the Razorbacks on Thursday night. The victory was sweet. The national championship trophy returns to Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State had a little or a lot of luck.
It was not exactly a wild bash The Defending National Champions found out the day before that they were going to host one of the 16 Regional sites for the team tourney.
So all they were waiting for was to see who will head to Goss Stadium for the double-elimination round.
Oregon State, was one of three Pac teams to host a Regional. UCLA and Stanford also will host this upcoming weekend. The Beavers face the Cincinnati Bearcats Friday night at 7pm. See the full schedule here. They will face each other in Friday's first game at 1pm at Goss Stadium.
Creighton played in a Corvallis regional in and the Beavers beat them That is the only time the two schools have met in baseball.
This season the Blue Jays won the Big East title for the first time. Michigan and the Beavers played for the last time in the Corvallis Super Regional. The Wolverines head to Goss Stadium with a record and in Big play. Beaver baseball coach Pat Bailey is very proud of his baseball team and his pitching staff.
The Beavers are ranked second in the nation with a team ERA of 2. He also says he has a lot of homework to do this week on the three teams heading to the Corvallis regional.
Senior right-handed pitcher Bryce Fehmel is pumped for a chance to repeat. A record-tying 10 SEC teams made the field. There was some respect for the Pac however. The Beavers, Cardinal and Bruins are all 1 seeds of course since they are hosting.
Cal and Arizona State are 2 seeds in their respective regionals. If history is an indication, the Beavers have a great shot to get out of the Corvallis Regional.
They went a perfect to win home regionals in , , , , and All session tickets go on sale Thursday at 2pm.