June 15, 2013

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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 advantage.


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 4-3.