UO release – NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two weekends, two championships. A week after winning the Pac-12 Tournament to clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship tournament, the Oregon baseball team is Nashville Regional champs and has claimed one of 16 spots in the Super Regional round. The Ducks finished off a 3-0 run through the regional hosted by Vanderbilt by beating Xavier in the regional final late Sunday night, 11-2. For the second day in a row, Oregon got a lights-out start from a freshman pitcher, in this case Grayson Grinsell. And the top of the lineup continued to be the catalysts, with Rikuu Nishida scoring three times and driving in three runs, Drew Cowley homering and driving in four, and Sabin Ceballos homering for Oregon’s first hit to jump-start the offense — and help propel the Ducks into Super Regionals for the first time since 2012. How It Happened: The Ducks awaited the winner of Sunday afternoon’s elimination game between Xavier and Vanderbilt, which the Musketeers won 2-1 to eliminate the nation’s third-ranked team and the NCAA Championship tournament’s sixth overall seed. That meant Oregon would face Xavier for the sixth time this year and the second time this weekend, looking to go 6-0 against the Musketeers and advance to Super Regionals. Notable: The start of Sunday’s game was delayed 75 minutes until 9:15 p.m. CT, after the previous game was delayed nearly four hours by lightning. … Nishida finished the regional 6-of-12 with seven runs scored. … Cowley was 6-of-14 with six RBIs and three runs. … Cowley and Ceballos each have 16 home runs this spring, one shy of Kenyon Yovan’s school record set in 2021. Up Next: The Ducks will face Oral Roberts in the best-of-three Super Regionals.
OSU release – Oregon State (41-19) vs. LSU (45-15); June 5, 2023 • 11:00 a.m. PT • Baton Rouge, La. • Alex Box Stadium. The Game: Oregon State and LSU square off Monday at Alex Box Stadium. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m. PT (1 p.m. locally). A second, if necessary game, is slated to start at 3 p.m. PT if the Beavers win the first game. Radio: The game will be carried live on the Beaver Sports Network throughout the state of Oregon. Mike Parker will call the action. Listen Online: Catch the game online by visiting osubeavers.com, and find the live broadcast on the Oregon State baseball schedule page. The games can be heard via the Varsity Network, which is available for users with smartphones and tablets. Download the free Varsity Network application for live games and archived broadcasts. Television: The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+. Dave Neal and Ben McDonald will call the action. Live Video: Subscribers to ESPN’s platforms can watch the game at ESPN.com, or via applications on smartphones, tablets and TVs. A direct link to the broadcast can be found on osubeavers.com. Live Stats: Live stats for the game can be accessed by clicking on the live stats link located on the baseball schedule page on osubeavers.com. Game: Aiden Jimenez struck out a season-high six batters in a season-long six innings to send Oregon State to a 3-1 win over Sam Houston Sunday. Brady Kasper drove in two during a three-run fourth inning, and Mikey Kane doubled home the team’s first run of the inning. The victory came after OSU hit three home runs in the first matchup of the day, a 6-5 loss to LSU.