UC Irvine knocks off top-seeded Oregon State in Corvalis Regional finale
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Grant Palmer singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and UC Irvine went on to upset No. 1 national seed Oregon State 4-2 on Monday night to win the NCAA Corvallis regional.
The Anteaters (38-23) advance to the Super Regional round for the fourth time in school history, and will face Oklahoma State.
UC Irvine took the lead with two runs on three hits in the sixth. Palmer singled home Chris Rabago and Adam Alcantara was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. The Anteaters added a run in the seventh.
Evan Manarino (4-3) allowed one run on two hits in 3.1 innings of relief for UC Irvine.
Jake Thompson (3-2) gave up three runs on four hits in the loss for the Beavers (45-14).