Game 5: Yale 9 Holy Cross 5
CORVALLIS, Ore. – There was a lot on the line for the Yale baseball team as the Bulldogs looked over to the other dugout to see a familiar opponent. The Elis and Holy Cross may have played six times during the regular season, but this encounter meant keeping a season alive.
The Bulldogs not only kept their season alive with a 9-5 win in game five of the NCAA Corvallis Regional, they notched a school-record 34th victory while becoming the first Yale team to win two NCAA Tournament games since 1948.
The top of the order was the primary reason the Blue get another shot at No. 1 ranked Oregon State (51-4) tonight at 7 p.m. PT. Tim DeGraw went 3-for-3 with four runs and two RBI and Alex Stiegler was 3-for-3 with five batted in. The first two guys in the lineup had nearly half of Yale’s 13 hits.
The Elis must win tonight to force a decisive finale on Monday night.
Oregon State 8 Yale 1
CORVALLIS, Ore. – And Oregon State is on to the NCAA Super Regional round.
Michael Gretler homered, Nick Madrigal recorded four bunt singles and Steven Kwan went 3-for-4 to send top-seeded Oregon State to an 8-1 win over Yale Sunday night at Goss Stadium. The victory gave the Beavers the Corvallis Regional Championship.
Oregon State now awaits the winner of Clemson and Vanderbilt, who are playing Monday at 1 p.m. PT. As Oregon State is the No. 1 National Seed, the Beavers are guaranteed of hosting the Super Regional, which will start either Friday or Saturday.