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McFeely's homer helps Oregon State into baseball super-regional

Mirror staff

Federal Way High School grad Shea McFeely was named all-tournament and hit a walk-off home run Friday night, helping the Oregon State baseball team into the Super Regionals of the NCAA Tournament.

The third baseman hit the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the second-ranked Beavers to a 4-3 win over Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Corvallis Regional at Coleman Field. Oregon State went on to win the four-team region with a 19-3 win over St. John’s Sunday.

The victory put the Beavers two wins away from Omaha and the College World Series. OSU will host USC in a best-of-three Super Regional this weekend.

“During warm-ups, he was throwing a lot of fastballs,” McFeely said about the home run. “It looked like he was throwing pretty straight and over the top. That’s what our scouting report said on him. I just went up there and he threw a first pitch fastball up and in.”

McFeely also drove in five runs in the Beavers’ clincher Sunday over St. John’s with a three-run double and a two-run single. He added another double later in the game.

McFeely won’t be the only Federal Way district representative in the super regionals. TJ grad Tony Barnette’s Arizona State baseball team also is among the final 16 teams left in the NCAA Tournament. Barnette, a right-handed pitcher, started the Sun Devils’ clinching game Sunday on the mound against Coastal Carolina. Barnette gave up four hits and two earned runs in three innings to earn a no decision in ASU’s 9-5 win.

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