College World Series: Oregon State downs Arkansas to win CWS Championship Series
Posted: 8:50 PM, Jun 28, 2018
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<p>Omaha, NE - JUNE 27: Catcher Zak Taylor #16 of the Oregon State Beavers celebrates after scoring a run in the fifth inning against the Arkansas Razorbacks during game two of the College World Series Championship Series on June 27, 2018 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)</p>
Oregon State is the 2018 College World Series champion with a win over Arkansas behind an impressive performance from freshman pitcher Kevin Abel.
The Beavers trailed game two 3-2 in the 8th inning, but came back in dramatic fashion to force a game three Thursday.
Abel threw 23 pitches in relief in Thursday's matchup, but still started game three Thursday. Abel recorded 10 strikeouts in a two-hit shutout over the Razorbacks.
Adley Rustchman became the first player in CWS history to record 16 hits in a single series, while the Beavers' Trevor Larnach came in a close second with 15 hits.
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