USC has a history of incredible baseball with 12 national championships. But their last trip to Omaha was in 2001. The Beavers have made five trip to Nebraska this century. 2005,2006, 2007, 2013 and 2017. This weekend against USC they have shown they are ready to make it six. Another tremendous pitching performance by Bryce Fehmel helped the Beavs dominate USC 8-1. Below all the details from Hank Hager the Sports Information Director for baseball.
A chance for a first ever sweep at USC is later today.....11:30 am the pregame show begins on Rip City Radio with Mike Parker....first pitch at 12:05.
Bryce Fehmel scattered five hits and a run in eight stellar innings to send second-ranked Oregon State to an 8-1 win over USC Saturday afternoon at Dedeaux Field.
With the win, the Beavers (42-8-1 overall, 18-7-1 Pac-12 Conference) can sweep the Trojans for the first time ever in Los Angeles with a win in Sunday’s series finale.
Michael Gretler homered in the fourth and Nick Madrigal drove in three via a triple in the sixth to pace the Oregon State offense, which finished with nine hits. Kyle Nobach, Zak Taylor and Cadyn Grenier all tallied two to lead the team.
Fehmel held the Trojans to a first-inning run, and struck out two while walking one. He’s now won in three consecutive starts and moved to 8-1 on the year.
Oregon State opened the game’s scoring via a pair of RBI by Trevor Larnach and Adley Rutschman in the first, but saw USC cut the lead in half with a run of its own in the bottom of the inning.
Gretler pushed OSU to a 4-1 lead with his seventh home run of the season in the fourth, then watched as Madrigal’s bases-clearing triple in the sixth gave the Beavers a six-run lead.
USC (24-25, 11-18) starter Quentin Longrie lasted four innings before exiting in the fifth. He allowed four hits and four runs and was charged with the loss, dropping to 4-6 this season.