Matt Boyd pitched a four-hitter and struck out 11 for Oregon State who got a fourth-inning sacrifice fly to hold up for a 1-0 victory against Indiana in the College World Series on Wednesday night in Omaha. The Beavers (52-12) won the first 1-0 game at the CWS since 1985.
ORS will now face Mississippi State on Friday, needing to beat the Bulldogs twice to reach next week’s finals. Boyd pitched his fourth complete game and third shutout this season. The Beavers scored in the fourth when Kavin Keyes singled, went to third on Ryan Barnes’ double and came home on Jake Rodriguez’s sacrifice fly to right.
Big Ten champion Indiana was the first team from the conference to make it to the CWS since Michigan in 1984. The Hoosiers (49-16) went 1-2 in their first CWS appearance.