Oregon State rode its hot bats and another dominating performance on the mound from Jace Fry to a series clinching, 8-1 win on Sunday afternoon. This was the Beavers fourth straight series win against Washington State, coming in front of a semi-sizable mom's weekend crowd of 1,234 on the Palouse.
The crowd never really got a chance to get into it as Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis both drove in runs with singles in the top of the first. After falling 12-5 yesterday, this felt like a case of "here we go again" for the Cougars. The bats were kept quiet for a few innings, but the lead remained the same thanks to a cruising Fry. Washington State's deficit was doubled in the fifth when the visitors rallied for a pair of runs, each coming with two outs. After Jerad Casper and Caleb Hamilton recorded two quick outs to open the frame, Logan Ice got aboard with a base knock. Ice advanced to third thanks to some great baserunning and a slow-rolling grounder up the middle by Trever Morrison, and Jeff Hendrix doubled them both in.