OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Isaiah Campbell limited Florida to two hits and struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings, Arkansas scored four times in five innings against first-round draft pick Brady Singer, and the Razorbacks earned a spot in the College World Series finals with a 5-2 win over the defending champion Gators on Friday night.
The Gators managed only three hits against Campbell (5-6), Jake Reindl and Matt Cronin.
Arkansas (47-19) has never gone to the CWS finals since the NCAA Tournament went to its current structure in 1999.
Florida (49-21), the No. 1 overall seed, lost for the first time in eight NCAA elimination games. The Gators were looking to get to the finals for the second straight year and fourth time since 2005.
Oregon State 12,
Mississippi State 2
Oregon State used a five-run second inning to build a big lead, Brandon Eisert pitched a season-best 5 1/3 innings of one-hit shutout relief, and the Beavers beat Mississippi State to set up a bracket final rematch.
The Beavers (51-11-1) have staved off elimination three times since losing their CWS opener to North Carolina last Saturday. They beat Washington, North Carolina and now Mississippi State.
Another win over the Bulldogs (39-18) on Saturday would send Oregon State to the best-of-three CWS finals for the first time since 2007.