OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State and Rice both had a chance to relax Tuesday, knowing they were one win away from the championship game of the College World Series.
And as long as his team plays well, OSU coach Pat Casey doesn’t care how his players spend their free time.
“I’m not worried about what our guys are doing before the game, I’m really not worried,” Casey said.
“If Darwin (Barney) likes to text message somebody and somebody else likes to sleep — somebody else likes to play ping pingpong and I like to watch video of the other team — I ask them when they cross the line that we’re going to do it together.”
Both teams practiced Tuesday. Rice, which last played Sunday in a 14-4 win against North Carolina, visited an orphanage Monday and planned to take it easy before Wednesday’s game, freshman third baseman Diego Seastrunk said.
“We’re not getting into too much,” he said.
“I think we’re going to have an autograph session for most of the guys. Nothing too stressful, just trying to keep everybody relaxed.”