Oregon State pulled out a much-needed victory on Monday night. The Beavs outhit Nevada 7-4 on the way to a 3-2 victory at Goss Stadium. Nevada made the lone error in this game and it was a very costly one at that.
Jack Anderson drilled a double down the right-field line in the bottom of the second to get a run on the board for OSU. Nevada wouldn’t even the score until T4 when Mike Echavia doubled to left center and brought in a run.
The Wolfpack would take the lead when Grant Fennell got himself an RBI double in T6.
The Beavs would tie it up with one down in B9 after Cadyn Grenier hit a high blooper to left field, giving him enough time to get to second base. Steven Kwan singled in the next at-bat, bringing Grenier home.
The score remained deadlocked until the bottom of the 11th. The bases were loaded and Adley Rutschman hit a pop fly to center. Nevada’s centerfielder Cole Krzmarzick committed the only error of the night and failed to catch the ball. Cadyn Grenier would score the unearned run and OSU would take the 3-2 win.
Grant Gambrell was the starting pitcher for Oregon State and went 5.1 innings allowing two hits, two runs, and two walks while striking five batters out. Gambrell also hit two batters tonight. Christian Chamberlain faced two batters and allowed one hit, while Dylan Pearce pitched 1.2 innings with two walks and two strikeouts. Jake Mulholland pitched the final 3.2 innings with two strikeouts, a walk, a hit, and two hit batters. That performance earned Mulholland his first winning decision of the year.
Aside from a few plays, OSU’s pitching was much better than it has been in recent weeks. Gambrell and his hair looked pretty confident out there and Mulholland’s clutchness late really kept the Beavers in this one.
Oregon State improves to 22-4 on the year while Nevada drops to 15-10. The series will continue Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 PM.