Miami Downs Oregon State, 11-1, At World Series

June 17, 2006

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Dennis Raben homered and drove in four runs and Scott Maine combined with two relievers for a six-hitter in Miami's 11-1 victory over Oregon State in the College World Series on Saturday night.

Miami (42-22) moves to a Monday game against Rice, which defeated Georgia 6-4 in the afternoon. Oregon State (44-15) meets the Bulldogs in a Bracket 2 elimination game Monday.

Jon Jay and Tommy Giles had three RBIs apiece as the Hurricanes, in Omaha for the 22nd time in 32 years, won their CWS opener for the first time in their last three appearances.

The Beavers played Tulane and Baylor close in losses at last year's CWS. The only returning team from the 2005 CWS field, Oregon State never threatened against the Hurricanes.

Miami scored five runs in the first two innings against Dallas Buck (12-3). The Beavers' starter didn't come out for the sixth after giving up a two-run homer to Raben that put Miami up 7-0.

Raben hit a two-run double in the first. After Buck walked the bases loaded in the second, Giles sent a drive into the right-center gap for a three-run double and a 5-0 lead.

Danny Valencia doubled leading off the fifth and Raben followed with his third homer in seven NCAA tournament games and seventh of the season.

Rain delayed the game 1 hour, 34 minutes between the seventh and eighth innings. The break did nothing to cool off the Hurricanes, who got a bases-loaded triple by Jay in a four-run eighth against Eddie Kunz.

Maine (12-3) bounced back from a dismal outing in the super regionals last week when he was roughed up for eight runs and nine hits in 4 2-3 innings against Mississippi.

The sophomore left-hander allowed four hits in seven innings against the Beavers. He walked two and struck out three.

Cole Gillespie hit an RBI triple off Jon McLean in the eighth for Oregon State's only run.

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