May 31, 2013
Davis, Beavers Win in Walk-Off
By Patrick Meyers
Special to CollegeBaseballInsider.com
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,
“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.