'It's awesome to be part of the year they're going back to Omaha'

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Goss Stadium at Oregon State erupted with excitement after the Beavers baseball team finished of K-State 4-3 on Monday night to advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

Students said a rowdy night of celebration rocked the dorms.

"Everyone in our dorms ran out in the hallways and started screaming and yelling and chest bumping," said student Matthew Hogan.

And as students finish up finals ahead of next weekend's graduation ceremony, seniors said sharing in the baseball team's post-season success is a great way to end their college experience.

"It's so exciting," said Mikaela Inman. "This is my senior year, it's my last spring term, and it's awesome to be part of the year they're going back to Omaha - and go back and take back nationals."

"It's really cool," said Nick Davis. "We haven't been back since the 2006-2007 season, so it's a good opportunity for our school to bring us together."

The Beavers take on Mississippi State on Saturday in Omaha. While many students won't be able to attend the game, they'll be rooting them on from Corvallis.