Arkansas came within one strike of winning the College World Series title Wednesday night before Oregon State rallied for a 5-3 win in Game Two.

College World Series - Oregon State v Arkansas - Game Two
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Oregon State's three-run ninth inning rally was made possible by a costly defensive miscue. With the tying run at third and two outs, and with two strikes, the Beavers’ Cadyn Grenier hit a foul pop-up behind first base that looked like the final out of the game. However, it dropped and the at-bat continued. With new life, Grenier came through with the game-tying single. Then, Trevor Larnach launched a go-ahead two-run home run to right field and Oregon State went on to take the improbable win.

That forces a deciding Game Three Thursday night in Omaha.

- The West Texas A&M women’s basketball team has scheduled an exhibition this fall with the University of Texas in Austin. The game will be played on October 28th at the Frank Erwin Center.

In a news release from the school, WT head coach Kristin Mattio said playing Texas will really help the Lady Buffs evaluate the team’s strengths and weaknesses early and will be a great experience for the players.

Last season, Texas finished with an overall record of 28-7 with a 15-3 mark in Big 12 action, good for 2nd place in the league standings. UT made a run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

- Mike Minor took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Shin-Soo Choo reached base for the 40th straight game and the Texas Rangers beat the San Diego Padres 5-2. Minor was perfect until Eric Hosmer's single up the middle with one out in the seventh. One out later, center fielder Delino DeShields preserved Minor's shutout by leaping to rob Hunter Renfroe of a home run. Minor struck out five and threw 85 pitches. Texas won its fourth straight series.

- Alex Bregman's two-run homer in the 9th completed a big rally to lift the Houston Astros to a 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. It was Bregman's third straight game with a homer and it capped a huge comeback for the Astros, who trailed 5-0 in the middle of the first inning after a terrible start by Dallas Keuchel.


Red Sox 9, Angels 6

Mariners 8, Orioles 7 (11 innings)

Athletics 3, Tigers 0

Royals 5, Brewers 4

White Sox 6, Twins 1


Diamondbacks 2, Marlins 1

Giants 1, Rockies 0

Reds 6, Braves 5

Pirates 5, Mets 3

Dodgers 7, Cubs 5


Phillies 3, Yankees 0

Indians 5, Cardinals 1

- In World Cup Soccer, Sweden sprang a surprise with a 3-0 thumping of Mexico. The match was a scoreless tie at halftime.  Both teams still advance to the World Cup last 16 at the expense of defending champions Germany.

South Korean handed Germany a 2-nil setback in a shocking result that ended the Germans run.

Brazil won Group E with a 2-nil victory over Serbia. Switzerland also advance to the knockout stage with a 2-all draw against Costa Rica.

On the final day of group play today, Senegal plays Columbia, Japan faces Poland, England takes on Belgium in a battle of unbeatens, and Panama takes on Tunisia.

- Texas Tech's Keenan Evans has agreed to a two-way deal with the Detroit Pistons, a league source tells ESPN.

Evans went undrafted after a four-year career with the Red Raiders. He averaged 17.3 points per game and shot 32 percent from 3-point range as a senior.

The two-way deal allows teams to have two extra players outside the 15-man roster. Two-way players typically spend most of their time with Gatorade League affiliates and are allowed 45 days with the parent club.



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