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CORVALLIS — Oregon State’s leading scorer and rebounder was injured and out for the game, so other players were challenged by the coaching staff to step up.

OMAHA, Neb. — Arkansas missed a chance to win the College World Series when a foul pop dropped between three infielders. Oregon State made the Razorbacks pay for it behind one of the best pitching performances in a title game.

OMAHA, Neb. — Oregon State has won 109 of 127 baseball games over two seasons with mostly the same cast of players. The Beavers see winning a national championship as the only way to validate their body of work.

OMAHA, Neb. — Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland combined on a four-hitter, Tyler Malone hit his third home run of the College World Series, and Oregon State survived some ninth-inning drama to beat Mississippi State 5-2 on Saturday night to reach the best-of-three finals against Arkansas.

CORVALLIS — Kyle Nobach had three hits and four RBIs, and the No. 3 national seed Oregon State beat LSU 12-0 Sunday in the NCAA Corvallis Regional.

CORVALLIS — Headed to the line with Arizona down two points late in the game, Rawle Alkins thought about his mechanics, as he’d uncharacteristically missed half his free throws on the night.