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Best tweets: Catch up on the College World Series

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jun 18, 2016

Oklahoma State eked out a 1-0 win against UC Santa Barbara to kick off the 2016 College World Series.

Fans on social media could get a glimpse of the live action and feelings around the tournament.

For starters, Oklahoma State's toy dinosaur toy/mascot Utropolis was ready for the Cowboys' first pitch.

UC Santa Barbara, one of the biggest underdogs of the tournament took batting practice with eyes on an upset. 


Nearly 21,000 people watched the National Anthem took place followed by a press box-rattling flyover before the first pitch of the 2016 College World Series. Fans outside participated in massive tailgating parties with some tents even featuring televisions to watch the games. 

Oklahoma State's Thomas Hatch and Gauchos Shane Bieber swapped shutout innings until the fourth when Oklahoma State third baseman Garrett Benge drove home outfielder Corey Hassel.


That proved to be all of the scoring, but that did not end the nerves for fans as Hatch completed the game by striking out Austin Bush. Former Oklahoma State star and current Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer appreciated the win. 


For a full recap, Oklahoma State baseball put out several highlights.



Game 2 will feature Miami and Arizona as the two teams hope to stay in the winner's bracket. The outfield seats are filled and the teams are loaded with anticipation. Fans are piling into the stadium. 



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