It was yet another big day at the Plate for the Beavs as they outhit Nebraska 17-4 on the way to a victory on Thursday afternoon. Oregon State improves to 5-0 on the year with their first win in the Big Ten-Pac-12 Challenge.
The Beavs wasted no time getting on the board in the bottom of the first inning. Trevor Larnach singled up the middle for his first of two RBIs on the day, driving in Cadyn Grenier. They then made it 2-0 with a Nick Madrigal solo homer in the bottom of the third. That would be his second of the young season.
The fourth inning was OSU’s most productive of the day offensively. They scored three runs with RBIs from Kwan, Grenier, and Larnach.
Madrigal would get his second RBI of the day in the bottom of the sixth and Cadyn Grenier would steal home on a wild pitch.
Nebraska third baseman Jaxon Hallmark got their only RBI of the day in the bottom of the seventh with a single that scored catcher Jesse Wilkening.
Adley Rutschman extended the Beavs’ lead in the eighth with a triple that brought in Madrigal and Grenier. That would be the last score of the day, which made the final score 9-1.
Luke Heimlich made his second start of the year on the mound throwing 6.1 innings giving up just two hits and one earned run with eight strikeouts. His record improves to 2-0 in 2018.
Christian Chamberlain made his second relief appearance of the season going 2.2 innings with 2 hits and five strikeouts.
A constant theme so far for the Beavs has been the fantastic play of Trevor Larnach. He was 2-5 on the day with two singles and two RBIs. He also made a great diving catch in the ninth inning.
Yea why not kick ass defensively as well https://t.co/tFsgVsoThA— Building the Dam (@BuildingTheDam) February 22, 2018
As expected, Nick Madrigal is also playing exceptionally as of late. He’s up to 12 hits this season with eight RBIs and two home runs.
As a whole, the Beaver offense, simply couldn’t be contained by Nebraska’s pitching. Despite getting 17 hits with nine runs, the Beavs also left nine runners on base. Meanwhile, Nebraska’s defense committed three errors and tried out six different pitchers in an attempt to stop the bleeding. Husker starter Matt Waldron drops to 1-1 after going just two innings giving up six innings and a run.
Nebraska falls to 3-2 on the year. They face the Beavs again on Saturday.
Oregon State next gets ready to face Ohio State tomorrow at noon. Check back around that time for the gamethread at that time and subsequent recap.