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Oregon State second baseman Nick Madrigal, left, tags out Cal State Fullerton's Dillon Persinger (19) who was caught stealing second base in the third inning of an NCAA mens College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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The 2017 College World Series started Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, with two games featuring the Nos. 1 and 4 teams in the country.     

The No. 1 Oregon State Beavers began their journey in the double-elimination tournament against the Cal State Fullerton Titans, while the No. 4 LSU Tigers squared off against the Florida State Seminoles in the nightcap.

The College World Series features eight teams divided into two brackets. The second bracket—consisting of the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals, Texas A&M Aggies, No. 3 Florida Gators and No. 6 TCU Horned Frogs—starts play Sunday.

Saturday’s two losers fall to the elimination-bracket showdown Monday, while the two victors advance to the winners’ bracket. The full College World Series bracket is available on NCAA.com.

With that in mind, here is a look at the results from Saturday’s matchups.

                       

Saturday Results

Oregon State Beats Cal State Fullerton, 6-5

LSU vs. Florida State 8 p.m. ET

            

Recaps

Oregon State 6, Cal State Fullerton 5

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Oregon State steamrolled plenty of opponents to amass a head-turning 54-4 record heading into Saturday’s contest, but it demonstrated its comeback mettle in a 6-5 victory over Cal State Fullerton.

Adley Rutschman’s single in the bottom of the eighth scored Trevor Larnach and completed a two-out rally that gave the Beavers the lead for good after they fell behind 5-1 in the fourth. The effort extended their winning streak to 22 games, which is the longest active one in the country.

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While Rutschman played the role of offensive hero, relief pitcher Jake Mulholland did the same on the mound. He relieved starter Jake Thompson—who entered the game with a 14-0 record and 1.52 ERA—and silenced the Titans after they scored five on a three-run homer from Timmy Richards and two-run single from Chris Hudgins.

In all, Mulholland didn’t allow a single hit or run in 4.1 innings after Thompson allowed five in 3.2. Drew Rasmussen closed the door with a shutout ninth to give the No. 1 team in the nation its first win in what it hopes is a championship run in Omaha.

Despite his team’s loss, Cal State Fullerton starter Connor Seabold deserved better after allowing just one run in five innings.

Relief pitcher Colton Eastman allowed four runs without giving up a single hit in the fateful sixth for the Titans. He walked four and was charged with the runs when Larnach and Jack Anderson drove in three with back-to-back singles after Blake Workman had replaced him on the mound.

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