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Oregon State's Justin Boyd

Justin Boyd (#4) of the Oregon State Beavers points to the dugout after his solo home run in the first inning against the Vanderbilt Commodores in the Corvallis Regional Final of the NCAA baseball tournament on Sunday, June 6, 2022, at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.Sean Meagher/The Oregonian

CORVALLIS – Matthew Gretler hit a tie-breaking solo homer in the seventh, and ace Cooper Hjerpe pitched two innings of hitless relief Monday afternoon as Oregon State won the Corvallis Regional with a 7-6 win over Vanderbilt at Goss Stadium.

The Beavers, the No. 3 overall seed, took a 7-6 lead when Gretler launched a one-out solo homer to left-center field. Then Hjerpe, OSU’s Friday night starter, made his first relief appearance of the season a memorable one, striking out five Vanderbilt hitters during a two-inning stint.

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