PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon State Beavers won the College World Series Thursday night and headed back to Oregon on Friday morning to celebrate.
A huge crowd of fans waited for the team’s arrival at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The Beavers are stopping in Portland to celebrate before they head to Corvallis for another celebration, which will take place around 4 p..m. at Goss Stadium.
The Beavers won against Arkansas 5-0 for the championship. The title is Oregon State’s third, and first since it won the second of two straight in 2007, and came at the end of a two-year run in which the Beavers have won 111 of 130 games.
Oregon State (55-12-1), which came from behind for three of its six CWS wins, was in control all the way in the winner-take-all Game 3. Arkansas (48-21) was shut out for the first time in 100 games.
Freshman Kevin Abel was nothing short of spectacular against an Arkansas team still reeling from the foul ball fiasco in the ninth inning Wednesday night that cost it the title and gave new life to the Beavers. He retired the last 20 Arkansas batters, catching Luke Bonfield looking at strike three on a 3-2 pitch to end the game