OMAHA, Neb. – Oregon State was eliminated from the College World Series in a 4-1 loss to Mississippi State on Friday.
The Pac-12 champion Beavers (52-13), the No. 3 national seed, advanced runners to second base in six innings but could get only one home. The Beavers were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position and hit into three double plays.
“This certainly isn’t the way we planned it, and it wasn’t for a lack of effort,” Oregon State coach Pat Casey said. “We couldn’t get a hit when we needed one. I think that’s happened before to all teams.”
Oregon State lost to Mississippi State 5-4 last Saturday in the first game of the eight-team CWS.
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Mississippi State (51-18) will play UCLA (47-17) in the best-of-three championship round that starts Monday. UCLA beat top-seeded North Carolina 4-1.