Texas A&M scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth but Oregon State escaped with a 9-8 win Friday afternoon in Game 1 of the NCAA Regionals at Lupton Stadium. The Beavers scored four runs in the second and three more in the fourth to take a 9-1 lead entering the bottom of the seventh Texas A&M scored four in the seventh and Caleb Shofner's three-run homer in the ninth got the Aggies within a run. Oregon State reliever Kevin Phoderirck struck out Adam Smith to end the game.
Oregon State plays the winner between Friday's late game between TCU and Wright State at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Aggies play the loser at 2 p.m. Saturday.