Oregon State Wins National Title After Rolling Through CWS Field

Monday, June 25th 2007, 7:54 am
By: News On 6

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ It didn't take Oregon State coach Pat Casey long to figure out when the Beavers dominant run to a second-straight College World Series title began.

Casey believed it was in the final two innings of a regional game victory when Oregon State rallied over Virginia. He says that propelled the Beavers to their 5-and-oh mark in the C-W-S that concluded with a sweep of North Carolina in the best-of-three finals last night.

With the 9-3 victory, Oregon State capped a dominant run that saw the Beavers only trail for one of the 45 innings in Omaha. The run started when the Beavers scored four runs in the final two innings to rally against Virginia in a regional game.

North Carolina was runner-up for the second straight year after leaving 18 runners stranded in two games against Oregon State.

And O-S-U became the first back-to-back champion since L-S-U in 1996-97 and the fifth overall.