Oregon State 11, Louisville 4

 
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Two Louisville errors -- a dropped foul ball by catcher Kyle Gibson then a bad flip by second baseman Zach Lucas -- paved the way for two unearned runs to score as Oregon State went up 3-0.

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He finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. (He also had a diving catch in the ninth inning.) But it was his hit-by-pitch that led off the third inning that ultimately led to a 3-0 lead that the Beavers would not relinquish.

"You can't have great pitching without great defense. And you can't have a great defense unless you have pitchers that pound the ball into the [strike] zone."
-- UofL coach Dan McDonnell
The Cardinals committed four errors and allowed 11 runs on 11 hits
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Louisville shortstop Sutton Whiting bobbles the ball at second base as Oregon State's Michael Conforto slides in safely.
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The Beavers broke the game wide open in the fourth, scoring seven runs – all with two outs – to take a commanding 10-0 lead, which they would not relinquish. It is the most runs scored by one team in an inning at TD Ameritrade Park in the CWS, and proved to be the game’s margin of victory.

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Oregon State's winning percentage in elimination games under head coach Pat Casey. After Monday's 11-4 victory against Louisville, the Beavers are 15-5 in win-or-go-home games.

Louisville is the first team eliminated from the 2013 College World Series and finishes the season with a 51-14 record.

Oregon State will take on Indiana at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday in another elimination game.