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2021 Road to CWS: Beavers Baseball heads to Fort Worth Regional

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The Oregon State Beavers' road to Omaha begins in Fort Worth.

On Sunday, the NCAA announced the Beavers will be the No. 2 seed of the Fort Worth Regional, which will be hosted by No. 1 seed TCU. 

Dallas Baptist and McNeese State round out the teams in the Fort Worth regional, respectively. 

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It will be the Beavers’ second visit to Fort Worth for regional play and first since 2009, when they went 2-2 and were eliminated by the Horned Frogs.

The Beavers, who are in their second season with head coach Mitch Canham, finished the 2021 regular season with a 34-22 overall record and 16-14 mark in Pac-12 play. OSU has recorded 10 consecutive winning records in conference play.

It’s the 20th regional berth in OSU history and their fourth straight appearance in postseason play. The program boasts a 69-39 (.639) postseason record all-time and are 36-23 (.610) in regional play.

However, the Beavers are limping into regional play, having lost eight of their final 11 games, and were unranked in the national polls. 

They were 22nd in RPI, though, with the Pac-12 being strong this season. Oregon, Arizona and Stanford are all hosting regionals, while ASU, OSU and UCLA all earned at-large bids.

The Beavers’ visit to Fort Worth will mark the Beavers’ second NCAA visit to TCU in postseason play. The 2009 Beavers went 2-2 at the 2009 Fort Worth Regional, defeating Texas A&M twice but losing to the host Horned Frogs twice.

 

Their first game will be against No. 3 Dallas Baptist on Friday at 11 a.m. PT. The game will air live on ESPN3.