By a score of 15-7, Oregon State beat Stanford in game two of their three game series on Saturday afternoon. The victory was their 18th consecutive win, tying the longest win streak in program history in addition to the record for best start through 24 games.
The Beavers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning. But by the end of the fourth, Stanford found themselves leading 6-4. In the fifth and sixth inning, the Beavers earned a run a piece to tie it back up. In the seventh, both teams scored a run make it 7-7.
Then in the eighth, the offense slammed their foot on the gas pedal for eight runs and held that lead through the ninth. Throughout the game, eight different Oregon State players tallied at least two hits and reigning Pac-12 player of the week KJ Harrison set a career high with four hits of his own (Steven Kwan did the same). Harrison also had four RBIs on the day.
That offensive effort came close to breaking a couple of other school records. The Beavs racked up 25 hits on the day, which was the most in one game for the team since 2008 and two shy of tying the program single game record of 27 set in 1954.
The Beavers and Cardinal play once more Sunday afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 1 PM PT. While everything the Beavers have accomplished up to this point is impressive, that one victory stands between them and standing alone in the school record book for longest winning streak and best start to a season. I think we’d all be okay with that happening. Hopefully they give us yet another chance to tweet a bunch of broom GIFs.