7-run 4th inning sends Oregon St. to 11-4 victory that ousts Cards from College World Series

  • Article by: ERIC OLSON , AP Sports Writer
  • Updated: June 18, 2013 - 1:13 AM
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Oregon State's Max Gordon (4) and Andy Peterson (14) celebrated with teammates Ben Wetzler (28) and Jake Rodriguez (13) after they scored on a two-run single by Dylan Davis against Louisville in the fourth inning.

OMAHA, Neb. — It's one down and three to go for Oregon State.

The No. 3 national seed Beavers stayed alive at the College World Series on Monday, beating Louisville 11-4 after a seven-run fourth inning broke open the game.

Oregon State won national championships the last two times it played in Omaha, in 2006 and '07, and coach Pat Casey's first title team did it the hard way.

The Beavers (51-12) face the same challenge as that 2006 team, having to win four straight after losing their CWS opener to reach the best-of-three finals. Next up is Indiana or Mississippi State on Wednesday.

Casey said he's careful not to compare this year's team to the 2006 squad, though the situation makes it seem unavoidable.

"They're all different clubs, they're different personnel," Casey said. "I think they've got a pretty good understanding of what it is they have to do. We talk about things that this team needs to do, and they usually respond."

The Pac-12 champion Beavers won conference series against Oregon and fellow CWS participant UCLA after losing the first games of series. In a super regional, they bounced back from a Game 1 loss to beat Kansas State.

Oregon State enjoyed a stress-free afternoon against the Cardinals (51-14), who committed four errors against the Beavers and 13 in their last six games.

Ben Wetzler (10-1) allowed three runs in 6 1-3 innings while Louisville starter Jeff Thompson (11-2) lasted 3 2-3 innings, with three of the seven runs against him unearned.

Oregon State scored the most runs allowed by Louisville this season. It was the highest-scoring game at the CWS in the three years it's been played at TD Ameritrade Park.

"It takes a little edge off the players if they can get a win in Omaha," Casey said. "No one on this club has ever won a game here. So I think it was good to see them relax a little bit."

Andy Peterson went 3 for 4 and Max Gordon had two hits and two RBIs out of the No. 9 hole for the Beavers.

The Cards were 1-2 in their only other Omaha appearance, in 2007.

"We came here with the expectation to win the whole thing, and that's why it hurts," Cards coach Dan McDonnell said. "I told the guys one day we will win a national championship at Louisville. The '07 team got us on the map and we've been in regionals six of the last seven years. This team made a strong statement. I challenged them to leave their mark on Louisville baseball, and they did."

Oregon State capitalized on a hit batsman and two errors for a three-run third inning against Thompson, the Detroit Tigers' third-round draft pick.

Gordon was plunked leading off and scored from first when Tyler Smith doubled into the left-field corner.

Peterson's bunt single and a walk to Michael Conforto loaded the bases. Conforto should have been retired, but Louisville catcher Kyle Gibson dropped a high pop foul along the third-base line.

Two runs came home when Cardinals second baseman Zach Lucas, after fielding a slow grounder, made a careless flip wide of shortstop Sutton Whiting.

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