OMAHA, JUNE 4 -- Brad Gore and Ritchie Moody pitched a two-hitter and Michael Daniel hit a three-run home run tonight as Oklahoma State beat Louisiana State, 7-1, in a winner's bracket game of the College World Series.
Gore (5-2) went 7 1/3 innings. By the time Moody finished, they had the lowest-hit game in seven years in the tournament.
Daniel hit his second homer of the series and 22nd this season in the seventh to push the Cowboys to a 7-1 lead and finish starter Chad Ogea (14-2).
In a first-round game, Daniel had four hits, including a homer, and four RBIs in a 14-4 first-round victory over Fullerton State.
Third-seeded Oklahoma State (55-16) will be idle until Thursday. Louisiana State (53-18) drops into the loser's bracket in an attempt to earn a rematch. To do that, the second-seeded Tigers must win a rematch with The Citadel Tuesday night. The Citadel, which eliminated Fullerton State, 8-7, in 12 innings earlier today, lost to Louisiana State in a first-round game on Saturday, 8-2.
Oklahoma State went ahead by 2-0 in the first on RBI singles by Brad Beanblossom and Neil Szeryk. In the third, Jeromy Burnitz's single and a sacrifice fly by Steve Dailey made it 4-0.
Louisiana State got its first hit in the fourth, a long homer by Lyle Mouton that cleared the 30-foot-high scoreboard in left-center field, about 390 feet from home plate.
That was the only hit until the eighth for Louisiana State, which came to the series with a .331 batting average. The Tigers hit only four balls out of the infield until Ron Lim singled to open the eighth.
After getting Keith Osick on a grounder, Gore left and Moody, a left-hander, came on. He walked Rich Cordani, then retired the side on two grounders.
The Citadel's Tony Skole singled home Anthony Jenkins in the 12th inning of the earlier game, an elimination game.
Jenkins singled to open the inning, moved up on a wild pitch by Chris Robinson (3-4), and came home on Skole's single to right.