With their backs to the wall, the Beavers pulled out a decisive 1-2 victory over Pacific tonight, moving the overall record to 26-24. Pacific falls to 14-39 on the season.
The Beavers knew they should win this game handily, but the fact that the Beavers must win made this game and will make the following two so important. After getting manhandled by Utah Valley State last Monday, the Beavers knew they could take nothing for granted.
Pacific hit the ball well tonight, but seemed to shoot themselves in the foot every time someone got on base. Oregon State turned three double plays tonight, and seven Pacific runners were left stranded.
Mike Stutes pitched a good game in which could wind up being his final game at Goss Stadium. He went seven innings, giving up eleven hits but allowing just two runs, both coming in the seventh inning. He got the run support he's been missing in his last two starts, which made for smooth sailing through most of the game. Mike threw 123 pitches on the night and probably could have thrown more, but Josh Keller closed out the final two innings. Josh faced the minimum six batters in his two inning of work, not allowing a hit and striking out one.
Stutes was credited with the win and moves to 4-7 on the year.
Offensively, Jordan Lennerton, Daniel Robertson, and Logan Boyd each had two hits on the game. Boyd had one of the best games of his career. going 2-for-4 with 5 RBI's, a home run, and two walks.
Wallace, Ortiz, George. Lechelt, and Wong all had a hit one hit on the night.
We're scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. start tomorrow if the weather holds up. Jorge will be on the mound.