Oregon State players and coaches celebrate with their mascot and the trophy after they beat Arkansas 5-0 in Game 3 to win the NCAA College World Series baseball finals, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Oregon State players and coaches celebrate with their mascot and the trophy after they beat Arkansas 5-0 in Game 3 to win the NCAA College World Series baseball finals, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska.

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The Oregon State Beavers are the champions of college baseball.

The Beavers won the College World Series Thursday, beating Arkansas 5–0. OSU won 2 games out of 3 against the Razorbacks.

Ken Goe covered the series for The Oregonian/Oregon Live.

He said the Beavers are a team that can play to whatever level is needed to win. Goe pointed to freshman pitcher Kevin Able, who pitched a complete game shutout on very little rest, to secure the title.

“A lot of people close to the program think he’s probably as good or better than anybody they have on the team this year, projecting forward,” Goe said.

Goe also gives a lot of credit to longtime OSU Baseball coach Pat Casey.

“He has been there long enough, he can recruit to a philosophy,” Goe said. “So he brings in players that will do things his way.”

Hear Goe in conversation with OPB’s Geoff Norcross by clicking play in the audio player at the top of this story.