May 31, 2013


Davis, Beavers Win in Walk-Off Fashion


By Patrick Meyers

Special to


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Beaver Nation was on the edge of its seats as Dylan Davis hit his walk-off double to win the game over feisty University of Texas-San Antonio.  Oregon State was down a run going into the bottom of the ninth before two runs secured their 5-4 victory Friday night at the Corvallis Regional.


Many in Corvallis still may be recovering from elevated blood pressure, as it looked like a confident Roadrunners team was about to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the year.


“I wasn’t completely sure if Michael Conforto was going to score, but I saw him moving like I’ve never seen him move before,” Davis said about his big hit.


Davis continued: “He [UTSA reliever Matt Sims] has been throwing for three of four innings, and you kind of find a routine where he only threw two or three off-speed pitches. You kind of recognize stuff like that when people fall into patterns, he was definitely doing that, and I took advantage of it.”


The Roadrunners were extremely confident the whole game and did not seem intimidated by the highly ranked, homestanding Beavers.


“That is a tough way to lose,” UTSA coach Jason Marshall said. “Obviously it is tough when you play that hard for 25 outs and are just a couple away from beating a very great opponent. That is one that is going to sting for a while.”


The Roadrunners will need to get over this one quickly if they would like to have any chance against an instate rival, Texas A&M, which looked like they just had an off day in their earlier loss. UTSA plays Texas A&M at noon local time.


The Beavers are set to take on familiar West Coast foe, UC Santa Barbara at 5 p.m.