Oregon State Forces Deciding Game 3 in CWS Finals Gameday: CWS Finals, Game 3
Game 68 • Neutral Game 17
Oregon State (54-12-1) vs. Arkansas (48-20)
June 28, 2018 • 3:30 p.m. PT
Omaha, Neb. • TD Ameritrade Park
Oregon State and Arkansas play the final game of the 2018 season in a winner-take-all matchup at TD Ameritrade Park on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. in Omaha).
All games air on the Beaver Sports Network with pre-game 30 minutes before first pitch. Affiliates include KICE 94.9 (Bend, Ore.), KEJO 1240-AM (Corvallis), KKNX 840-AM (Eugene), KCFM 1250-AM (Florence – Pac-12 games), KCFM 104.1-FM (Florence – Pac-12 games), KLAD 960-AM & 93.3-FM (Klamath Falls), KTMT 580-AM & 96.1-FM (Medford – Saturday & Sunday games), Rip City Radio 620-AM (Portland – weekday games after 5 p.m. and all weekend games), 103.7-FM (Portland, all weekday games before 5 p.m.), KSKR 1490-AM (Roseburg) and KBZY 1490-AM (Salem – Saturday & Sunday games).
Catch the game online by visiting osubeavers.com, and find the live broadcast on the Oregon State baseball schedule page. The games can be heard via the TuneIn application, which is available for smartphones and tablets (search Beaver Sports Network).
The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
The game can also be seen, for those who subscribe to the ESPN family of networks, by visiting ESPN.com or utilizing the Watch ESPN app.
Live stats for the game can be accessed by clicking on the live stats link located on the baseball schedule page on osubeavers.com.
Cadyn Grenier tied the game with a two-out single and Trevor Larnach put the Beavers ahead for good with a two-run home run in the ninth as Oregon State came-from-behind to beat Arkansas, 5-3, on Wednesday. Adley Rutschman also homered and finished 3-for-5 in the victory.
With the win on Wednesday versus Arkansas, Oregon State improved to 23-9 (.719) under head coach Pat Casey in postseason elimination games. Two of those wins came in the 2006 CWS Finals versus North Carolina to win that year’s championship.
Most Games Ever
Thursday’s game will be the Beavers’ 68th of the year, the most in a single season for the program. It surpasses the 2007 team’s 67 (49-18).
Into The Books
Adley Rutschman and Trevor Larnach both have 14 hits in seven College World Series games, which ranks tied for second in CWS history. Larnach also has 33 at bats, which ranks him tied for second. He needs three to break the record for most in a single series.
And The Overall Book
Adley Rutschman’s three hits Wednesday gave him 99 on the year, which ties Jacoby Ellsbury (2005) for the most in a single season by a Beaver. Pac-12 Conference players have reached 100 hits just 46 times in the league’s history.
Oh, And That Record, Too
Trevor Larnach tallied five total bases in Wednesday’s win, giving him 166 on the year. That surpassed Cole Gillespie’s 163 in 2006 as the most ever by a Beaver.
• The Beavers are 20-12 (.625) all-time in Omaha, with every win belonging to head coach Pat Casey. He is 20-10 (.667) at the College World Series.
• Oregon State pitchers have posted 28 strikeouts in the first two games of the CWS finals.
• Kevin Abel has tied multiple players by winning his third game at the CWS on Wednesday. He’s also picked up wins versus Washington and Mississippi State.
• A win Thursday would not only send the Beavers to the title, but also give head coach Pat Casey his 900th win in Corvallis.
• OSU is 47-3 this season when holding opponents to five runs or less.