Holy canoli what a game. Oregon State bounces back from a tough start and a massive rain delay to survive in the CWS 14-5 on Monday. OSU outhit UW 16-9 and both teams committed an error.
Washington got off to a hot start with three runs in the third inning. Nick Kahle hit a two RBI double followed by an RBI single from UW’s favorite large adult son Joe Wainhouse.
The offensive momentum finally shifted Oregon State’s way in the top of the fifth. Zak Taylor singled to center to drive in a run to start it off. Then Preston Jones doubled with a deep fly to right field, allowing two more runs to score. Jones would steal home on a pass ball shortly after that, giving the Beavs a 4-3 lead.
In B5, Washington got back in front when Kevin Abel came in to replace Bryce Fehmel. Abel unsuccessfully tried to get the out at home on a short grounder from Wainhouse. Then the Huskies got another run from Levi Jordan’s RBI single to go up 5-4.
Then in the sixth, the Beavs loaded the bases with two outs looking to get their lead back...but then the lightning came. We sat in a delay for four and a half hours until the game started up again.
When the delay ended though, Tyler Malone drew the walk to tie the game. In the next inning, Michael Gretler stepped up with an RBI double to put the Beavs ahead 6-5. Kyle Nobach followed that up with a monster three-run homer to make it 9-5.
Tyler Malone’s big day continued in the eighth with a solo homer to make it 10-5. Adley Rutschman contributed an RBI single in that inning as well. Michael Gretler got his second RBI of the day shortly after. Jack Anderson added a two RBI double to top it off.
Bryce Fehmel started this game going four innings with two strikeouts while allowing seven hits and four runs. Kevin Abel pitched one inning with a hit, a run, and a walk before the weather delay hit. Total, he went four innings with 2 walks and 5 Ks. Jake Mulholland closed it out with a hit and a K.
OSU now await the loser between Mississippi State and North Carolina, who will play Tuesday morning now.
Must be something about that Nebraska rain, y’all. It did the Beavs good today.