UCLA got to work quickly on Saturday jumping out to a 7 run lead by the third inning and cruising to an upset victory over the top ranked Beavers.
Bryce Fehmel struggled with control early, giving up 4 runs in the first and a pair in the 2nd before being relieved by Grant Gambrell. Fehmel's 1.1 innings of work marked the shortest start by an OSU pitcher this season. Gambrell found some trouble of his own early, but managed to find a groove after giving up a solo home run in the third. The freshman righty pitched 5.2 innings while giving up 5 hits and 1 run before ceding to Sam Tweedt who pitched a perfect 8th inning.
UCLA pitcher Moises Ceja kept OSU on their heels all night giving up 4 hits while striking out 6 and keeping OSU off the board in 6 innings of work. The Beavs thought they broke through in the third inning when Adley Rustchman appeared to score on a sacrifice fly but upon appeal the third base umpire ruled Rutschman had left the base early and was called out. OSU did salvage a run in the 8th when a Nick Madrigal double scored Christian Donahue to make it 7-1.
The Beavs and Bruins will face off today in a 1pm rubber match.