College World Series 2018 results: Oregon State steals Game 2 from Arkansas with ninth-inning heroics

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The Diamond Hogs are going to have to wait one more night to try to make college baseball history.

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. They’re still a win away from securing their first College World Series title after making it to Omaha eight previous times.

Oregon State came through late, scoring three runs in the ninth inning — the last two courtesy of a Trevor Larnach home run — to win 5-3 and extend the series .

One more game (6:30 p.m. ET Wednesday) will determine the best in all of college baseball. Until then, check out how Game 2 shook out.

(All times Eastern.)

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

11:16 p.m.: End of game: Mulholland turns a pretty double play to end it. Play at first looked close, but we’re heading for a Game 3 on Thursday night.

11:10 p.m.: Out comes Abel, in comes Jake Mulholland for the Beavers.

11:09 p.m.: Kevin Abel gives up a leadoff single to Jax Diggers, who may have the best name in all of baseball.

11:05 p.m.: And we are heading to the bottom of the ninth with a College World Series final victory on the line for the Hogs. High drama.

11:02 p.m. OREGON STATE SCORING PLAY: Whoa. Trevor Larnach deposits a two-run shot in the right-field bullpen to put the Beavers up 5-3 in the ninth inning. 

11:00 p.m. OREGON STATE SCORING PLAY: Cadyn Grenier singles home the tying run to make it 3-3. 

10:56 p.m.: Nick Madrigal grounds out to first. Tying run moves to third. Oregon State down to its final out.

10:52 p.m.: Andy Armstrong drops down a bunt to move the tying runner to second. Nick Madrigal up. He is 0 for 7 in the CWS finals.

10:48 p.m.: Cronin and Zak Taylor battle, which results in a Taylor walk.

10:45 p.m.: Cronin still in. He’s hitting 94 on the gun consistently.

10:42 p.m. End of eighth inning: Kevin Abel comes in and flashes some impressive stuff, striking out the side. Last licks for the Beavers coming up.

10:35 p.m.: Cronin gets Kwan to fly out to left to end the top of the eighth. Carson Shaddy leads off for the Hogs in the bottom of the frame.

10:30 p.m.: Steven Kwan, who was a late scratch, comes in to pinch-hit with two outs in the eighth. 

10:24 p.m.: Cronin goes up 0-2 on Tyler Malone, and a passed ball moves the tying run to third.

10:21 p.m.: In comes Matt Cronin for a five-out save. Hold onto your butts.

10:19 p.m.: Adley Rutschman with another hit in the College World Series. He’s now 14 for 25.

10:14 p.m. End of seventh inning: Eisert ends another inning with another strikeout, his seventh of the night. Heading to the eighth, Beavers down by one. 

10:09 p.m.: Two innocuous outs, then a Luke Bonfield double. 

10:01 p.m.: Casey Martin at the dish. 

9:58 p.m.: Loseke gets Larnach to ground out to end the top of the seventh.

9:55 p.m.: Grenier singles up the middle for a two-out knock. Trevor Larnach at the dish now.

9:49 p.m.: Barrett Loseke in for the Hogs now. Preston Jones leads off the seventh. 

9:44 p.m. End of sixth inning: Eisert gets Cole looking to end the inning. We head to the seventh.

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 to first base. Bad throw.

9:28 p.m. ARKANSAS SCORING PLAY: Carson Shaddy singles home another 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. 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 inning: 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 flyout.

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

8:35 p.m.: Murphy fans Larnach, his fourth K 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 leadoff walk. Brandon Eisert on the bump.

8:13 p.m.: Murphy gets through the top of the third with no damage done. It’s 1-0 Razorbacks heading into the bottom 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. 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 pitchout. 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 reaches with two outs.

7:18 p.m.: Murphy fans Michael Gretler for the 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.