Davis, the Pac-12 RBI leader, drilled a shot into the gap and as Michael Conforto raced all the way around from first, Oregon State gave their fans a heart stopping win to begin postseason play.
Oregon State got their hits against UTSA, but they couldn't ever string enough of them together to put a big inning on the board.
Credit the clutch pitching of UTSA, who gave OSU all they wanted and more.
Indeed, until the bottom of the ninth, it looked for all the world like it was UTSA's day.
Smith opened the ninth inning with a walk against UTSA (35-24 overall) reliever Matt Sims, and moved to second when Andy Peterson sacrifice bunted. Conforto was then hit by a 1-2 pitch from Davis, setting up Davis' game-winning double.
It served as the game-winner in walkoff fashion for Oregon State (46-10 overall), which didn't hold its first lead until the sixth. The Roadrunners scored solo runs in the seventh and eighth innings to take a 4-3 lead.
Max Engelbrekt worked 1 2/3 innings of relief for the Beavers and improved to 5-1 on the year. Sims took the loss, dropping to 6-3. Sims allowed two hits and two runs in the loss.
Neither starter figured in the decision. Matt Boyd threw 114 pitches in 6 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and three runs. He walked four and struck out eight.
His counterpart, Nolan Trabanino, worked five innings, allowing seven hits and three runs - just one earned. He struck out one and walked one -- but that stat line doesn't nearly tell the story of how well the true freshman pitched against OSU.
Oregon State on Saturday will face off against UC Santa Barbara at 5:05 p.m. UCSB upset Texas A&M earlier on Friday. The game can again be seen online on ESPN3.com.
BEAVS WIN NAILBITER IN BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
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