College World Series 2018 finals: Results, live updates from Arkansas vs. Oregon State Game 2


The Diamond Hogs took a step toward college baseball history Tuesday night. They can secure it Wednesday night.

The Arkansas Razorbacks took a 1-0 series lead over the Oregon State Beavers in the rain-delayed, best-of-three College World Series finals, a victory worth waiting for. Now they’re a win away from securing their first College World Series title after making it to Omaha eight previous times.

MORE: Recap College World Series Game 1

The Hogs got to Beavers starter Luke Heimlich in the fifth inning Tuesday, scoring three times on a single, a hit batsman with the bases loaded and an infield error. Reliever Christian Chamberlain walked in a fourth run, the final tally in a 4-1 Hogs victory.

Will it be “Woo pig sooie!” on Wednesday, or will the Beavers build a dam in the Hogs’ path to victory?

(All times Eastern.)

Arkansas vs. Oregon State, College World Series Game 2 results

9:38 p.m.: Casey Martin gets another chance at a ground ball, and nails the throw this time. We’re going to the bottom of the sixth.

9:36 p.m.: Ramage catches a bunt out of the air and throws to third to double up the runner. That’s a much-needed double play. Big time.

9:35 p.m.: Kole Ramage gives up a single to Tyler Malone. Runners on first and third, nobody out for the Beavers.

9:33 p.m.: The top of the sixth starts with a Casey Martin throwing error over to first base. Bad throw.

9:28 p.m. ARKANSAS SCORING PLAY: Carson Shaddy singles home another Razorbacks run. Arkansas leads, 3-2.

9:21 p.m. ARKANSAS SCORING PLAY: Luke Bonfield skies a ball to left center and it drops in for a single. Casey Martin flies around third to score. Once again tied, this time at 2.

9:19 p.m.: Diamond Hogs are in business: Kjerstad drops in a single and there are runners on first and second with one out in the fifth.

9:12 p.m.: Ramage works out of the bases-loaded jam, as he gets Rutschman to ground out to end the threat.

9:07 p.m.: Kole Ramage in the game now. Bases loaded, 1-0 count, one out.

9:03 p.m. OREGON STATE SCORING PLAY: Cadyn Grenier lays down a bases-loaded bunt which scores a run. Beavers take the lead. Oregon State has bases loaded, one out in the fifth.

9:01 p.m.: Reindl walks Madrigal on four pitches. Bases loaded for Oregon State.

8:54 p.m.: Preston Jones lays down a bunt, and it goes for a single. Runners on first and second for Nick Madrigal. Kacey Murphy is coming out, and Jake Reindl is coming in.

8:53 p.m: Zak Taylor delivers a one-out single. Murphy at 67 pitches.

8:46 p.m. End of fourth: Eisert is dealing. Gets two quick outs and then gets Biggers to whiff for his fifth strikeout.

8:39 p.m.: And we head to the bottom half of the fourth after a Gretler fly out.

8:36 p.m. OREGON STATE SCORING PLAY: Well, strike that. Adley Rutschman launches a ball to deep left field to tie the game at 1.

8:35 p.m.: Murphy Ks Larnach to pick up his fourth fan of the night. He’s going to pick up a lot more fans if he keeps this up.

8:29 p.m. End of third inning: Brandon Eisert gets three strikeouts in relief and we head to the fourth.

8:26 p.m.: Eisert gets two Ks, now facing Carson Shaddy with two outs, runner on first.

8:17 p.m.: Pat Casey pulls out Bryce Fehmel after a lead-off walk. Brandon Eisert on the bump.

8:13 p.m.: Murphy gets through the top of the third with no damage done. 1-0 Razorbacks heading into the bottom half of the frame.

8:05 p.m. End of second inning: Arkansas strands three as Casey Martin pops out to short center.

8:02 p.m. ARKANSAS SCORING PLAY: Jared Gates scores from third on a wild pitch. 1-0 Hogs, two outs in the first. Runners on second and third.

8:00 p.m.: Bases loaded for the top of the order, two outs. Two-out walk to Jax Biggers.

7:55 p.m.: Really nice play from Michael Gretler to save a double and two runs. Fehmel may work out of this with runners on first and second with two outs.

7:49 p.m.: Jared Gates takes first base after a pitch grazes his back foot. Arkansas has runners on first and second with one out in the second. 

7:43 p.m.: Top of the second ends with a pitch out. Kyle Nobach caught stealing on the play. 

7:38 p.m.: Murphy gives up a one-out single to Kyle Nobach. He’s getting hit hard.

7:31 p.m.: End of first inning: Luke Bonfield grounds out to short to end the inning. No hits for the Hogs in the frame.

7:27 p.m.: On the 18th pitch of the inning, Cadyn Grenier boots a ball and Heston Kjerstad gets on with two outs.

7:18 p.m.: Murphy gets Michael Gretler to fan for the third strike and third out. Here come the Hogs.

7:13 p.m.: Oregon State is in business with two outs. Trevor Larnach and Adley Rutschman with back-to-back, two-out singles. Murphy has been hit hard through the first four batters.

7:10 p.m.: Cadyn Grenier steps in vs. Murphy after a loud first out from Nick Madrigal to deep center field. Dominic Fletcher makes a nice grab on the out.

7:07 p.m.: Hey, folks. First pitch to Nick Madrigal out of the hand of Kacey Murphy, and we are underway.

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