The 7th ranked Oregon State Beavers have started their defense of a baseball national championship in impressive style! Four games and four wins. The opener was a dramatic come from behind win over New Mexico 6-5. I included the highlight video for three of the first four games provided by Oregon State Athletics. Bryce Fehmel is the Pac-12 pitcher of the week for his performance against Gonzaga. His effort detailed below in the official release from the Beavs. The team returns to the diamond Thursday battling Nebraska in Surprise,Arizona,.11:30 am the pregame coverage on 103.7 in Portland
SAN FRANCISCO –Oregon State seniorBryce Fehmel has been named the Pac-12 Conference's Pitcher of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday.
Fehmel, a right-hander from Agoura Hills, Calif., held Gonzaga to just one hit and three total baserunners in Saturday's 9-3 win. He gave up a second-inning home run and saw Gonzaga batters reach via an error and fielder's choice in the fourth but held the Bulldogs off the basepaths in his final four innings of work.
Fehmel ended his first start of the season with eight innings of work, striking out three. He did not issue a walk and won his 27thcareer game, which is now good for a tie for eighth in the Oregon State record books.
The honor is the second of his career; his first came on March 28, 2017. He is the 25th Oregon State pitcher to be recognized at least twice during their career.
Fehmel's honor is also the 93rd all-time for an Oregon State pitcher, the most in the conference's history. The next closest is Stanford with 86.
Fehmel, a preseason All-American by multiple organizations, is a two-time regular season All-American, in 2016 and 2018. A marketing major, he is also a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection.
Oregon State stays in Surprise and will take on Nebraska Thursday at Surprise Stadium. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. PT (1 p.m. in Arizona).