California-Irvine got a five-hit shutout from ace pitcher Andrew Morales to beat Oklahoma State 1-0 and win the NCAA Super Regional two games to none on Saturday night at Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
Morales struck out eight and walked just two, as Cal-Irvine clinched their second trip to the College World Series and first since 2007.
The Anteaters got the lone run in the game in the bottom of the first inning on a double by Jonathan Munoz that scored Chris Rabago.
OSU starting pitcher Vince Wheeland suffered his first loss of the season, but was very good, scattering nine hits and giving up just one run in
six and two-thirds innings.
The Cowboys offense could never get going, getting just two runners to third base.
Both times, in the third and fifth innings, the next OSU batter was retired to end the inning.
Morales retired OSU in order in the final three innings.
The Cowboys were attempting to reach their first College World Series since 1999.
OSU’s season ends at 48-18.