OMAHA, Neb. -- Oregon State used a seven-run fourth inning to break open the game against Louisville, and the Beavers stayed alive in the College World Series with an 11-4 victory on Monday.
The No. 3 national seed Beavers (51-12) play another elimination game Wednesday against Mississippi State or Indiana. The Cardinals (51-14), who committed four errors against the Beavers and 13 in their last seven games, were eliminated from the College World Series with their second loss of the tournament.
Ben Wetzler (10-1) allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings. Big East Pitcher of the Year Jeff Thompson (11-2) lasted 3 2-3 innings, with three of the seven runs against him unearned.
Oregon State scored the most runs allowed by Louisville this season. It was the highest-scoring game at the CWS in the three years it's been played at TD Ameritrade Park.
Andy Peterson went 3 for 4 and Max Gordon had two hits and two RBIs out of the No. 9 hole for the Beavers.