Two baseball teams met on the Old Pueblo Friday night and did baseball like things in front of a smattering of baseball fans. Thankfully, Oregon State did the baseball things better than Arizona did, and prevailed for a series opening, 11-2 win over the host Wildcats.
Head Coaches Pat Casey and Andy Lopez Exchange Lineups Before The Game
The Beavers jumped out early against the hosts despite Trever Morrison looking at a strikeout to open the game. Jeff Hendrix and Michael Conforto followed, however, with a pair of singles, and cleanup hitter Dylan Davis doubled them both home. That sent Kavin Keyes to the plate, who delivered the most memorable at-bat so far of the young season. He battled Wildcat starter James Farris for 14 pitches, sending foul ball after foul ball into the stands, which got the fans into it early. Farris would eventually get the best of the first basemen, as Keyes grounded out to short for the second out of the game.