Oregon State gets a rare Sunday off! They can bask in the realization they swept Utah in a series altered by the impending monsoon that is supposed to drench us today. Game one was a laugher and game two had some drama with Oregon State falling behind 2-0 after six and then staging one of those OSU style comebacks!
Mike Parker the voice of the Beavers said on the broadcast during game one that Pat Bailey will hold an availability on Monday to discuss the status of pitcher Kevin Abel. Oregon State hosts Oregon Tuesday at 5:35pm at GOSS.
Here are the game stories from OSU Athletics:
Game 1: Oregon State 11, Utah 0
Bryce Fehmel led Oregon State to the game-one win with his fourth career complete game and third shutout. He struck out four and allowed five hits to improve to 5-0 this season.
The senior was backed by an Oregon State offense that rapped out 16 hits against three Utah pitchers. Adley Rutschman hit a sixth-inning home run and finished with three hits. Tyler Malone also tallied three hits and drove in a run to help pace the Oregon State offense.
The Beavers pushed three runs across the plate in both the first and third innings. Up 8-0 after six, OSU scored three more in the eighth via back-to-back singles from Joe Casey and George Mendazona.
Beau Philip, Ryan Ober and Matthew Gretler all recorded two hits. Mendazona posted a team-best three RBI while Rutschman and Gretler had two apiece.
Josh Tedeschi took the loss after allowing 11 hits and seven runs in 3 1/3 innings. He is now 3-3 this season.
Game 2: Oregon State 3, Utah 2 (11 innings)
Oregon State found itself trailing 2-0 after Utah scored solo runs in both the sixth and seventh innings. But Gretler started the comeback with a run-scoring single in the seventh. That was followed by a Rutschman solo home run to left – he ended the series with a home run in all three games.
Jake Mulholland came on and pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. He retired the last five batters he faced, which led to Jones’ double to the right center gap.
Rutschman opened the inning with a single on a 3-2 pitch, then moved to second when Ober singled for the third time in the game. Utah brought in reliever Dustyn Schramm, whose second offering was smacked to right center by Jones, enabling Rutschman to score easily from second.
The run belonged to reliever Zac McCleve, who was charged with the loss and dropped to 1-2. He allowed three hits and two runs in four innings.
Mulholland picked up the win (2-0) and was masterful in his 4 2/3 innings. He allowed three hits and walked one to five strikeouts.
Grant Gambrell started for the Beavers but did not figure in the decision. The junior allowed two hits and a run with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Utah starter Brett Brocoff handcuffed the Beavers over 6 1/3 innings, limiting OSU to five hits and a run.