Last season Arizona made the championship finals, this year Omaha had two PAC-12 teams vying for the same on Friday at the College World Series. Oregon State fighting out of the losers bracket had to knock off Mississippi State to make the finals while UCLA needed one win over North Carolina.
Below are scores, recaps and NCAA College World Series results/start times to keep you up to speed on PAC-12 baseball.
Weekend Results June 21 (National Seeding):
Friday Game 1– 3 Oregon State 1 v. Mississippi State 4
Friday Game 2 – 1 North Carolina 1 v. UCLA 4
College World Series Recap –
(Oregon State-Mississippi State): Andrew Moore got his second start of the College World Series against Mississippi State. Moore took a no decision in the CWS opener but allowed four runs on nine hits in just 4.2 innings the second time around. The Beavers fell behind 4-0 highlighted by Hunter Renfroe putting MSU up 4-0 with a three run homer. Oregon State had several opportunities to which they were unable to convert scoring just one run which came when Andy Peterson got an RBI in the sixth. OSU had the tying runs on base as the game ended on a fielder’s choice.
(North Carolina-UCLA): Top seeded North Carolina was trying to win its third elimination game of the week and force another game. UCLA and starter Grant Watson had other ideas as they wanted the rest that went with winning Friday night. The Bruins got on the board first in the second and never looked back after Cody Regis RBI single scored Pat Gallagher. In the sixth UCLA added another run pushing the lead to 2-0, they delivered the knockout blow in the seventh with two more runs coming on a Pat Valaika 2-RBI double. Things got interesting when closer David Berg walked two and allowed two hits before getting the final out with the bases full of Tar Heels. UCLA will play for its second national championship in four seasons losing to South Carolina in 2010.
NCAA College World Series Championship Finals Times:
Monday (June 24): UCLA v. Mississippi State, 5 pm/ESPN
Tuesday (June 25): Mississippi State v. UCLA, 5 pm/ESPN
Wednesday (June 26): UCLA v. Mississippi State, 5 pm/ESPN (If Necessary)
The College World Series Championship Finals is Best-of-Three
NCAA College World Series Bracket
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