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Open Game Thread: K-State vs Oregon State, Game 3

We all had better things to do tonight. Not anymore. Tonight marks the very first time this season that the Cats' run is actually in peril of ending.

Last night didn't go as planned for young Blake.
Last night didn't go as planned for young Blake.
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Who: K-State (45-18) vs. Oregon State (48-11)

What: NCAA Baseball Championship, Corvallis Super-Regional

When: June 10, 2013 | 9:00 p.m. CDT

Where: Corvallis, Oregon | Goss Stadium at Coleman Field (3,248)

Media: 1350 KMAN / K-State Sports Network | ESPN2 -OR- ESPNU

Remember this about last night, if nothing else: Andrew Moore had not, in his college career, given up even three earned runs in a start before last night. That is where we're at going into tonight's matchup; in two games against the nation's second-best pitching staff, we've still managed to score five runs a game.

Much to my surprise, it appears as though Brad Hill is going to go with his freshman closer, right-hander Jake Matthys (9-1, 1.89) to start the critical elimination game. Oregon State will counter with their usual #3, junior lefty Ben Wetzler (8-1, 1-98). Winner goes to Omaha; loser's done. Simple as that.

Swing those bats tonight, Cats. And I don't mean in the futile gesture sort of way.