OSU Wins College World Series!
Jun 26,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

The Beavers took advantage of four errors by North Carolina on their way to a 3-2 victory in the finale of the best-of-three series in the NCAA College World Series Championship.

Oregon State took home its first national baseball title and first in any sport since taking the 1961 NCAA cross country crown.

Starting pitcher Jonah Nickerson was named the Most Outstanding Player of the College World Series after going 2-0 with an 0.84 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings. 

#5 North Carolina vs #4 Oregon State
Jun 26, 2006 at Omaha, Neb. (Rosenblatt Stadium)

North Carolina 2 (54-15)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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Mike Cavasinni cf........ 4 0 3 1 1 0 3 0 0
Reid Fronk dh............ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Kyle Shelton ph/dh...... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Josh Horton ss........... 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0
Chad Flack 3b............ 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 5 3
Jay Cox lf............... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Tim Federowicz 1b........ 3 0 0 0 1 1 11 1 1
Seth Williams rf......... 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 0
Benji Johnson c.......... 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 3
Garrett Gore 2b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Matt Spencer ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Bryan Steed 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
Daniel Bard p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Andrew Miller p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Hovis p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 35 2 8 2 5 10 24 12 11

Oregon State 3 (50-16)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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Darwin Barney ss......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 1
Mitch Canham c........... 4 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 0
Cole Gillespie lf........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Bill Rowe 1b............. 3 1 0 0 1 0 7 3 1
Tyler Graham cf.......... 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
John Wallace rf.......... 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Ryan Gipson ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Koa Kahalehoe rf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Kunda 2b........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Shea McFeely 3b.......... 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mike Lissman dh.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jonah Nickerson p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Joe Paterson p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eddie Kunz p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dallas Buck p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Gunderson p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 29 3 6 1 1 2 27 12 7

Score by Innings R H E
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North Carolina...... 000 020 000 - 2 8 4
Oregon State........ 000 200 01X - 3 6 1
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E - Johnson, B(6); Steed, B(13); Bard, D 2(6); Barney(24). DP - Oregon State
1. LOB - N. Carolina 11; Oregon State 7. 2B - Williams, S(12). HBP -
Gillespie. SH - Wallace(6); Kunda(12); Lissman(5). SB - Barney(16);
Canham(11); Graham(11).

North Carolina IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP
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Daniel Bard......... 7.2 6 3 1 1 2 27 32 113
Andrew Miller....... 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
Jonathan Hovis...... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP
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Jonah Nickerson..... 6.2 6 2 0 1 7 26 27 100
Joe Paterson........ 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
Eddie Kunz.......... 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 2 3 14
Dallas Buck......... 1.1 1 0 0 2 3 5 7 29
Kevin Gunderson..... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4

Win - Buck (13-3). Loss - Bard, D (9-4). Save - Gunderson (20).
HBP - by Bard, D (Gillespie). Pitches/strikes: Bard, D 113/78; Miller, A 4/2;
Hovis, J 2/2; Nickerson 100/68; Paterson 5/1; Kunz 14/8; Buck 29/14; Gunderson
4/2.
Umpires - HP: Joe Burleson 1B: Paul Guillie 2B: Tony Maners 3B: Perry
Costello Start: 6:09 pm Time: 3:09 Attendance: 18565
Game notes:
Additional umpires: LF Darrel Mason, RF Randy Bruns
Paterson faced 1 batter in the 7th.
Kunz faced 2 batters in the 8th.
Miller, A faced 1 batter in the 8th.