#2 Beavers off to 4-0 start in Arizona

Oregon State baseball

 The highly touted Oregon State Baseball team is surprising no one so far in their first four games in Arizona.  I know its just four games but check out some of these early batting averages.


NICK MADRIGAL       9-17  .529 BA

Adley Rutchsman      7-15   469. BA

Check the complete stat list at osubeavers.com....its impressive.

Here is the latest release on their 15-3 spanking of New Mexico. The Beavers return to action Thursday at 1:pm against Nebraska.v The game will air on 103.7 FM here in Portland

  SURPRISE, Ariz. – Nick Madrigal went 4-for-4 and Steven Kwan drove in three runs to pace the second-ranked Oregon State baseball team to a 15-3 win over New Mexico Monday afternoon at Surprise Stadium. The Beavers' 15 runs came a day after Oregon State scored 16 in a win over Cal Poly. The 31 runs over the two games mark the most for the Beavers since scoring 35 versus Grambling State in 2015. OSU scored those 31 runs on the strength of 38 hits, pushing the team's batting average to .385 through the first four games of the season. The win Monday put OSU at 4-0 on the year while New Mexico dropped to 1-3. On Monday, Madrigal tied his career-best with a four-hit day, driving in two to give him six RBI on the year. Leadoff batter Steven Kwan led the Beavers with three RBI on a 2-for-5 day, and his sixth-inning two-run triple marked Oregon State's first of the season. Jack Anderson finished with three hits, while Adley Rutschman, Michael Gretler and Zak Taylor all had two. Madrigal, Rutschman, Gretler and Taylor also all drove in two runs. Jordan Britton picked up the win with four scoreless innings, improving to 1-0 on the year. He scattered three hits and a walk while striking out two. Cody Dye was charged with the loss after allowing eight hits and seven runs in 3 2/3 innings. He is 0-1 on the season. The Beavers trailed early after the Lobos scored a single run in the second, but OSU, on the strength of Gretler's one-out, two-run double, scored five in the third for the lead. The Beavers also scored two in the fourth, four in the fifth and three in the sixth. A Couple Of FirstsJoe Casey and Zack Zalesky each picked up their first career hits, doing so during the Beavers' seventh inning. Zalesky singled, and two batters later, watched as Casey also singled up the middle, driving in Nick Madrigal. So CloseOregon State came into the game ranked fifth nationally with a .364 batting average. That number jumped 21 points to .385 and OSU now ranks third, behind only Arkansas (.398) and Florida (.396). Across The BoardThe six major national rankings were released Monday, and the Beavers find themselves steady at No. 2. Like the preseason rankings, Oregon State trails only Florida. Three More DebutsThree more Beavers made their collegiate debuts on Monday. Elliot Willy and Troy Claunch saw action in the field, while Dakota Donovan threw two innings, allowing one hit and one run with one strikeout. Next UpOregon State is set to take two days off from game action before returning to Surprise Stadium for a 12 p.m. PT matchup (1 p.m. in Arizona) Thursday with Nebraska. In Portland

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