A rainy day in Corvallis turned into a beautiful night at Goss Stadium as the Beavers secured Pat Casey’s 800th win in orange and black with a 2-0 shutout of Ball State.
Bryce Fehmel made his argument to get back into the 3 man rotation after getting bumped in favor of Jake Thompson last weekend. The sophomore improved to 2-1 on the season, going 8 scoreless inning while only allowing 2 Cardinals to reach base (1 hit and 1 walk). Senior closer Max Englebrekt shut the door on any hope for a late Ball State comeback with a perfect 9th inning to notch his 4th save of the year.
The Beavs scored their only two runs of the night in the second inning on a wild pitch and a Nick Madrigal RBI. The offense was able to put together 8 hits, but struggled to capitalize on their opportunities, getting thrown out at the plate twice and stranding 10 runners on the night. The aforementioned Madrigal continued his magical start to the season going 2 for 4 with an RBI, he did get his first strikeout of the season, but I guess we can forgive him since it took 12 games for him to do it. Steven Kwan also went 2 for 4 while getting the start in left field.
OSU and Ball State will face off twice tomorrow (one of Saturday’s games was moved up a day due to weather) beginning at 1:35 from Goss Stadium as the Beavs try to improve upon their 11-1 record on the season.