Fabulous Friday: My OSU Beavers Win College World Series of Baseball

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"Never, never, never give up."
-Winston Churchill

Although I have lived in Wenatchee, Washington for 47 years, I was born and raised in Oregon.  I still have a soft spot in my heart for the Oregon State Beavers, where I went to college.  And, if the University of Oregon Ducks are playing I root for them... unless they are playing the Beavers. 


The double elimination format College World Series has been playing in Omaha, Nebraska for the last couple of weeks. Weather has been a challenge throughout the series and has played havoc on the published schedule. 

Although, one of the heavy favorites to win the title, my Oregon State University Beavers lost their very first game of the tournament.   That meant every single game through to the Finals was win-or-go home.   They did win all the rest of their games and earned a spot in the Championship games.

Eventually, the best of 3-Game Finals series between the Oregon State University Beavers and the University of Arkansas Razorbacks was set.


The first game, which was scheduled to be this last Monday was pushed back to Tuesday due to rain and lightning in the area.  From Tuesday on, though, it was clear sailing... weather wise and the fight for the title of National Champion was on.  The games themselves, however, were not "clear sailing" for either team and were not recommended for those with a weak heart.  LOL

Game 1 was won by the Razorbacks. No particular drama there.

Game 2 was really the heartstopper.  It was win-or-go-home for my beloved Beavers. Last at bat, top of the 9th and the Beavers were behind 3-2.  They had 2 outs.  The Beaver batter sent a pop-up int foul territory on the first base side of the field.  3 Razorback players converged to catch the ball and it dropped between them. That would have been the game winner for the Razorbacks but, instead, there was still life for the Beavers.  That fielding error proved to be the game changer and a dagger into the hearts of the Razorbacks.  The Beavers went on to score 3 runs in that inning and win 5-2. 

Game 3 was a pleasure to watch.  The Oregon State pitcher threw a complete game shut-out and the Beavers won 5-0 to become the 2018 College World Series Champions.  This is their third national title in school history.

What a lesson in never giving up, persevering and taking advantage of life's miracles of hope.


Here is a 1:44 clip of the miracle top of the 9th in that critical Game 2:

 

 

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William Feela
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As our Minnesota Gophes were having a great year...compared to the TWINS...I followed the playofs to the end.

Congrats to your team

Jun 29, 2018 08:04 AM #4
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Hi Carol Williams - Congratulations - always like to see Pac 12 teams WIN!  I heard about it and the previous game on our local news. I think it was their year!!!

 

Jun 29, 2018 08:17 AM #5
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Carol have you considered becomming an announcer - I could hear you calling the shots from AZ!  Congrats to the Beavers who never gave up and won!

Jun 29, 2018 09:25 AM #6
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I loved seeing that, I was rooting very hard for the Beavers and so happy that a Pac-12 team brings home the title.  Not that it is much consolation for my team, but my Wildcats were the only team this year to beat the Beavers two games in a row, haha.

Jun 29, 2018 09:38 AM #7
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Happy Friday Myrl Jeffcoat .  Hope you have a great weekend! 

Jun 29, 2018 10:19 AM #8
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Thanks, Alexandra.  I'm sure there will be a lot of Beaver nation celebrating this weekend. 
Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Jun 29, 2018 10:20 AM #9
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,
I imagine the celebrating will be going on for a while.  How would you feel, though, if you were one of those 3 players for Arkansas that missed that foul ball that would have won the title in Game 2? Things like that can haunt you for a long time. 

Jun 29, 2018 10:21 AM #10
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There's always next year, right William Feela

Jun 29, 2018 10:23 AM #11
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ,
It kind of makes you think there might have been some divine power at work, doesn't it? 

Jun 29, 2018 10:24 AM #12
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker ,
It's funny you say that because I was thinking while writing that it sounded like something a sports writer would put together.  LOL   Happy Friday!

Jun 29, 2018 10:27 AM #13
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Hi Brian England ,
Thanks for the support.  It was an interesting series. 

Jun 29, 2018 10:28 AM #14
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Carol Williams congratulation to OSU for winning the College World Series of Baseball.

Jun 29, 2018 02:11 PM #15
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Thanks John Pusa ,
It's a happy time in Beaver nation. 

Jun 29, 2018 03:48 PM #16
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Carol,' So happy for your Beavers we used to know a kid that used to play football for them we saw him play in high school so we have been for the Beavers for awhile!

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My son got his master's degree at Oregon State and I have become a real Oregon State baseball fan Carol. I missed you on my blog today about smiling. (my granddaughter's first fish)

Jun 29, 2018 11:05 PM #18
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Hi Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert ,
Thanks for the support of the Beavers.  We, in Beaver Nation, are celebrating their perseverance and success! 

Jun 30, 2018 06:42 AM #19
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 
I didn't know you're a Beaver fan.  I'm so happy for the Beavers but can't help but have sympathy for the disappointed Arkansas players and fans after being so close!    I'll head on over to your blog and check out your granddaughters first fish. 

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Hi Carol- Larry loved watching the games! Congratulations to your Oregon State Beavers. 

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Wow Carol that's exciting and I lived in Portland for 5 years when I was younger, congrats to the Beavers ;o)

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Good morning Carol Williams,

I missed this post so was glad you posted a roundup of your posts last week. What a wonderful win, well deserved and certainly showed you give it your all until the game or life is over!

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