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Oregon State advances to CWS championship series

Updated: June 23, 2006, 8:33 AM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- The season was on the line for Oregon State and Jonah Nickerson wanted the ball -- on only two days' rest.

Coach Pat Casey let him have it for a second start in four days, and the junior right-hander led the Beavers into the championship round of the College World Series for the first time in school history.

"You just saw one of the guttiest performances by any person I've ever seen in the sport of baseball," Casey said.

Nickerson (13-4) pitched 7 2/3 shutout ...

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