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Beavers Hold on Late to Get First Pac-12 Win

Oregon State survived a late game scare by Arizona State to get a 3-2 win. The Beavers with the win get their first league win, improve to 13-2 overall and a 3-1 record at home. The loss puts Arizona State two games behind the Beavers with a record of 13-4 and are still one spot behind Oregon State at third in the Pac-12.

The game started out as a pitching battle as both teams were held scoreless through the first three innings. KJ Harrison changed that in the fourth inning with a home run that scored himself and Logan Ice to take a 2-0 lead. It would turn out to be the deciding factor in a close game.

In the seventh the Sun Devils cut the lead to one with a Ryan Lillard single to center field. Oregon State answered back in the bottom of the seventh a single by Nick Madrigal scored Trever Morrison to extend the Beavers' lead back to two again 3-1.

Arizona State's Colby Woodmansee made things interesting in the top of the ninth with a home run off of Beaver's pitcher Drew Rasmussen to cut the lead to 3-2. Rasmussen was then relieved by Max Engelbrekt after pitching most of the game. It looked like the Sun Devils were about to make a late game comeback. It however came down to Arizona State's RJ Ybarra, who was caught swinging by Engelbrekt to end the game with a Beavers' win.

With the win Drew Rasmussen remains undefeated on the season with four wins, he gave up two runs, five hits and had eight strikeouts. Max Engelbrekt in reliever duty pushed his save mark to seven. KJ Harrison hit his first home run of the season.

Oregon State continues their three game series with Arizona State tomorrow at 1:35 PM.