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Arkansas uses four-run fifth to defeat Oregon State in CWS Game 1

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Arkansas Razorbacks won Game 1 of the College World Series. The Razorbacks defeated the Oregon State Bears, 4-1, on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. There were 25,321 in attendance for this game.

The Razorbacks improved to 48-19 on the season. The Beavers fell to 53-12-1 on the year.

Arkansas Razorbacks pitcher Blaine Knight pitching against the Oregon State Beavers in Game 1 of the College World Series (Getty Images)

Arkansas Razorbacks pitcher Blaine Knight pitching against the Oregon State Beavers in Game 1 of the College World Series (Getty Images)

Game 2 of the three-game series will take place on Wednesday night. Oregon State will attempt to even the series, while Arkansas will try to win the series.

The Razorbacks are perfect in the College World Series, as they won their fourth game in the series. The Beavers, with their loss, fell to 3-1 in the series.

Arkansas used a four-run fifth inning to win the game. Grant Koch tied the game at 1-1 when he singled to left field.

Carson Shaddy scored on the play to make it 1-1, as Jared Gates moved to second base. A short time later, Eric Cole was hit by a pitch and Gates scored for a 2-1 lead, as Koch moved to third base and Jax Biggers moved to second base.

Later in the fifth inning, Casey Martin grounded into a fielder’s choice to second base. Koch scored on the error by Oregon State’s second baseman Nick Madrigal for the 3-1 lead, as Biggers moved to third base and Cole moved to second base.

With the bases loaded once again, Heston Kjerstad walked, as Biggers scored to make it 4-1.

The Bears took a 1-0 lead in the second inning, as Michael Gretler singled to left center field. Trevor Larnach scored for the early lead, as Tyler Malone moved to second base.

While Oregon State struck out more batters with 16 than Arkansas’ 11, they also issued seven walks. Arkansas only allowed one walk.

Razorbacks pitcher Blaine Knight improved to 14-0 on the season with the win. He went six innings and allowed one run on seven hits. He also struck out six batters and walked one.

Matt Cronin came in to pick up his 14th save of the season after pitching the ninth inning. He struck out two of the three batters he faced.

Beavers pitcher Luke Heimlich fell to 16-3 on the season. He allowed four runs, including three earned runs, on three hits over four 1/3 innings. He also struck out five and walked two.

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