June 15, 2013
Results & Schedules
NCAA Interactive Bracket
Rea, Holder help Mississippi
State edge Oregon State
In Omaha, Neb., Wes Rea ripped a two-run double
with two away in the top of the eighth as Mississippi State
posted a 5-4 victory over third-seeded Oregon State Saturday
afternoon in Game 1 of the 2013 College World Series in front of
24,473 fans at TD Ameritrade Park.
The Bulldogs (49-18) will face the winner of the
Indiana-Louisville game on Monday at 7 p.m. CT. The Beavers
(50-12) will play the loser of IU-UL in an elimination game on
Monday at 2 p.m. CT.
Alex Detz had a one-out single in the eighth and
moved to second on a base hit by Hunter Renfroe. One out later,
Rea (2 for 4) doubled to right center to bring in both runners
to give MSU a 5-4 advantage.
The Beavers put two on with one away in the
bottom of the eighth before closer Jonathan Holder got a flyout
and a strikeout to end the threat. Holder (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3
K) stranded another pair in the ninth to record his 19th save.
The win went to Ross Mitchell (13-0, 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K).
OSU struck first in the bottom of the first as
Tyler Smith (2 for 5) reached second on a throwing error, was
sacrificed to third and scored on a double by Michael Conforto
(4 for 4). Danny Hayes followed with a base hit to plate
Conforto to make it 2-0.
MSU answered with three in the top of the second.
Brett Pirtle was hit by a pitch and moved to third on a double
by Rea. C.T. Bradford walked to load the bases. Sam Frost had a
base hit to bring home Pirtle and make it 2-1. Demarcus
Henderson singled to right to drive in Rea and Bradford came in
on an error on the right fielder to give the Bulldogs a 3-2
The Beavers tied it in the fourth. Hayes drew a
leadoff walk and came home on a triple by Kavin Keyes (2 for 4)
to knot the score at 3.
OSU reclaimed the lead an inning later as Andy
Peterson had a one-out single, moved to third on a double by
Conforto and came in on a groundout by Dylan Davis to make it