After a pressure-packed weekend series with Stanford, the second-ranked Oregon State Beavers played their fourth game in four days and took no prisoners against the Torero's of the University of San Diego. A hitting festival ensued last night at Goss and the end result a 23-6 victory.
Oregon State scores 11 runs in the sixth inning on their way to improving to 39-8-1 on the season. They go for win #40 tonight at Goss against USD. Pregame coverage on 103.7 the Legend at 5:PM. The complete story of last night's win is below courtesy of the Oregon State Athletic Department.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Trevor Larnach and Cadyn Grenier each drove in five runs and No. 2 Oregon State scored 11 in the sixth inning en route to a 23-6 win over San Diego in seven innings Monday night at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
The 23 runs are the most by the Beavers (39-8-1 overall) since a 25-3 win over Grambling State in 2015. It also marks a season-best for Oregon State, surpassing the 17 versus Cal Poly and Washington State.
Grenier finished the day with four hits, tying a career-best, and his five RBI set a career-high for the junior. He doubled twice and scored three runs.
Larnach, meanwhile, homered to drive in two in the first, and his five RBI also set a career-high.
Overall, Oregon State finished with 18 hits en route to the 17-run victory. Steven Kwan, Adley Rutschman and Tyler Malone all finished with three. Malone also drove in three, while Rutschman and Nick Madrigal had two runs apiece.
The Toreros (23-31) opened the game with a home run from Brhet Bewley in the first, but Grenier tied the game with an RBI double. Larnach and Rutschman pushed the Beavers ahead with back-to-back home runs. San Diego moved to within one in the second, but OSU scored four in the second, two in the fourth and two in the fifth before the 11-run sixth.
Nathan Burns picked up the win in relief, improving to 1-0 on the year. He allowed two hits and two runs – one earned – in two innings. Dakota Donovan earned a save – the first of his career – with 3 2/3 innings of relief. He allowed two hits and a run with three strikeouts.