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Masterful Matt: Oregon State’s Boyd Pitches the Beavers to CWS Final Four

Published by on June 19, 2013

On Wednesday, Oregon State punched the ticket that will keep them in town long enough to have outlasted half of the teams in the College World Series field.

Pitcher Matt Boyd tossed a complete game shutout for the Beavers, allowing only four hits in the process.  He was nearly untouchable on his way to a 1-0 win, striking out 11 Indiana Hoosier batters.

Making Boyd's feat all the more impressive is the fact that Indiana had not been shut out all season. 

Indiana shortstop Michael Basil had high praise for Boyd after the game.

"He was spotting his fast ball and he was getting his breaking ball on the first strike.  It really kept us off balance a lot, and we wanted to jump on his fastball, but a lot of times when his fastball was in the zone, it was right on the inside corner, outside corner.  Didn't really leave too much right over the heart of the plate.  Just really spotted the fastball and kept us off balance."

Basil had one of Indiana's four hits.

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