Caleb Gilbert held No. 1 national seed Oregon State to two hits in 7 1/3 innings, Michael Papierski homered from both sides of the plate and Louisiana State beat the Beavers 6-1 on Saturday to reach the College World Series finals.
The Tigers (52-18) won their third straight elimination game, including back-to-back victories over Oregon State. The Beavers (56-6) had a pair of 23-game winning streaks and finished the season with a .903 winning percentage — the best since Texas' mark of .908 in 1982.
The Tigers beat the Beavers 3-1 on Friday to force the second game.
Gilbert surrendered an infield single and walk before Michael Gretler homered in the seventh. He struck out...