4th ranked Oregon State pushed their Pac-12 leading record to 10-1 with two wins Saturday. The Beavers beat William & Mary 12-3 and San Diego again 5-2 in an untraditional double header due to bad weather projected for Sunday. The wins pushed their streak to nine straight wins.
In the first game, Logan Ice and Trever Morrison lead the Beavers, with Ice hitting two home runs and Morrison one. Ice lead all batters with six rbi's as Oregon State dominated the game from start to finish. William & Mary did give them a score with a three run inning in the fifth to cut their lead to five 8-3.
The Beavers, however, wouldn't let up as they finished the game with the 12-3 win. At the plate Oregon State was explosive with 15 hits, Bryce Fehmel got the win, pitching three innings with two strikeouts and one hit allowed. Jake Thompson struggled at the plate giving up three runs and six hits.
Game two was much harder against a familiar foe they faced the day before. San Diego scored in the 1st to take an early lead and the Beavers looked to be struggling, before tying the game with a Nick Madrigal double to right field to score Cadyn Grenier in the 3rd inning. The bottom of the 4th the Beavers took their first lead of the game as Zak Taylor grounded out but Caleb Hamilton came home to make it 2-1 Beavers.
The 6th inning Madrigal drove in his second run to help extend the Beavers' lead to 3-1. San Diego's Riley Adams homered to help them get within one 3-2, Adams drove in all of San Diego runs. In the bottom of the 7th Oregon State scored two to give them a comfortable and held San Diego scoreless for the final two innings for the 5-2 win.
Travis Eckert earned his first win of the season, pitching a little over seven innings, with seven strikeouts, three hits and two runs given up. Max Engelbrekt came in and got the save for the Beavers, his 5th of the season. Oregon State had no problem hitting the ball with 15 hits, but had trouble scoring and leaving 14 on base. It however was a great win as they travel back to home.
Oregon State opens a three game series with San Francisco Friday at 5:35 PM, in their first game of the season at Goss Stadium.