The Beavers continued there trip to Seattle with another big win over a Big 10 team, taking down Indiana 8-3. The Beavers are 12-1 headed into their toughest game so far this season, against the 17th-ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleer’s.
Things started off well for Indiana, and poorly for Bryce Fehmel, with Matt Lloyd launching a ball over the right field wall for a two run homer. Oregon State got a run back in the bottom of the second, when an error by Indiana’s third basemen, and another error from their shortstop, allowed Ryan Ober to reach home from second base.
Meanwhile, Bryce Fehmel settled down and began fanning batters. He struck out 6 over the course of six innings. In the bottom of the fourth, Joe Casey tied things up with a solo home run. Tyler Malone added two more runs that inning, with a double to left center, and the Beavers had a 4-2 lead.
A Zak Taylor sac fly in the fifth added one more run. A ground ball from Preston Jones in the sixth added another. In the seventh, Indiana finally got back on the scoreboard, when a triple followed by a single scored one run and ended Fehmel’s day.
Up 6-3, the eighth inning got dicey for the Beavers. Three straight walks from Dylan Pearce loaded the bases with 2 outs. Fortunately for OSU, Jake Mullholland got the next batter to pop up, avoiding more damage.
The Beavers added two more runs in the bottom of the eighth, from a Tyler Malone sac fly and a Beau Philip single, for a final score of 8-3. Bryce Fehmel got the win, striking out 6 over 6 innings, while allowing 5 hits and 3 runs. Jake Mulholland got the save, striking out 2 in his 1.1 innings pitched.
It was another big game from Adley Rutschman, with 2 hits, 2 walks, and 3 runs. Tyler Malone also had a nice day, with 2 hits and 3 RBI.
For the Beavers final game at T-Mobile Park, they’ll be taking on an excellent Coastal Carolina team, in what will be their biggest test of the season. Check back with Building the Dam for game coverage and read more about Coastal Carolina here.