Bulldog junior Stephen Dodson was the beneficiary of the run support as he picked up the victory to even his record at 1-1. Dodson tossed five innings and allowed three runs on three hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Sophomore left-hander Alex McRee pitched the next three frames and senior Joshua Fields came on to close it out in the ninth. After allowing a leadoff double to Garrett Nash (3-for-3, 2 RBI), Fields struck out the side. Fields now has pitched two scoreless innings this season with six strikeouts.
"We're coming together, I felt like we were close Friday, and today we looked much better," said Georgia coach David Perno. "Our pitching is going to make us tough, and the offense did a nice job today. We had a lot of good at bats, and our defense was much cleaner. Now, we have to follow it up with a good performance on Sunday."
The Beavers (2-3) got on the board in the second on a sacrifice fly by Nash (3-for-3, 2 RBI). In the fourth, the teams each scored two runs to make it 9-3. Georgia senior right fielder Matt Olson (2-for-5, 2 RBI) came through with a two-out, two-run single while the Beavers got a two-run home run from left fielder John Wallace. Reyes got the loss to fall to 1-1.
The final scoring of the contest came in the sixth. A sacrifice fly by Joey Lewis scored Beckham for a 10-3 lead. Oregon State scored two runs on four hits off of McRee. The start of the game was delayed 40 minutes by rain, and in the sixth, there was a 31-minute rain delay.
The series concludes Sunday with first pitch at 3 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised by Fox SportsNet-Northwest.