With two straight fly outs to left field it looked like the game would go to a twelfth inning. Then Nick Madrigal got to first with a single to left field and Logan Ice on a 3-2 count drove him in for a Beavers 5-4 win, below (image by Andy Wooldridge).
The win improved the Oregon State's record to 29-12, while Seattle, who leads the WAC standings, even with the loss still holds an impressive 28-16 record. As such, the competitiveness of the game was fully expected.
Starting pitcher Jordan Britton held the Redhawks to just three hits over four innings. In the bottom of the fourth, the Beavers went on a four inning run. As Cadyan Grenier and Christian Donahue both batted in two runs a piece. The run looked to be the deciding factor as the Beavers held Seattle scoreless for six innings.
Seattle came back strong late in the game as they cut the Beavers' lead to two in the seventh inning. Momentum started to shift as Seattle's Brock Carpenter hit a home run to cut in to a one run lead in the eight. After holding the Redhawks scoreless for most of the game the Beavers were struggling to close them out.
The game didn't improve for Oregon State as they put their sixth pitcher on the mound in hopes to end the game in the ninth. With Max Engelbrekt replacing Luke Heimlich, Engelbrekt struggled as he walked the first batter, hit the second and then gave up the game tying run. Both team struggled at the plate in extra innings, before Logan Ice's game winning hit. Oregon State finished with 15 hits to Seattle's 14, while both teams struggled to find a consistent pitcher as they went to their bullpens often.
Oregon State travels to Tucson, Arizona for a three game series that starts Friday at 7pm.