BASEBALL: Beavs remain unbeaten at 15-0

OREGON STATE FOUND themselves in a rare situation this season -- behind. The Beavs were down 2-0 headed into the fifth inning against Texas State, with their unbeaten mark on the line. No matter. Oregon State put up three runs in the bottom of the frame, followed by three more the next inning.

Texas State scored a couple more times but Oregon State didn't need their at-bats in the ninth inning to forge the 6-4 win.

The win pushed Oregon State's record to 15-0. The Beavers' 15-game win streak matched the 1986 OSU team.

On Sunday, senior Tyler Smith blasted his first home run of the 2013 season -- a three-run dinger that snapped a 3-3 tie and helped send No. 4 Oregon State to the win.

It was his fourth career round tripper and the sixth overall home run for OSU this season, which has thus far thrived on small ball and pitching.

Oregon State remains as one of four teams in the nation with a perfect mark, joining North Carolina and Florida State at 15-0 while Dartmouth is 3-0.

Scott Schultz (1-0) picked up the win after working 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. The righty struck out four and walked one. Max Engelbrekt gave up a run in the ninth but closed out the game for his third save.

Ben Wetzler started for the Beavers and worked three innings. He allowed three hits and two runs and did not figure in the decision. He was relieved by Tony Bryant in the fourth. Bryant went 2 2/3 innings and struck out one while allowing one unearned run.

Texas State (5-10) held a 2-0 lead but the Beavers bunted three consecutive times in the fifth to tie the game at two, with Ryan Barnes driving in the second run after a Texas State error led to OSU's first run. Davis drove in the inning's third and final run when grounding into a double play.

Oregon State stays at home for a two-game midweek series with San Francisco that starts at 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday,

The game can be heard on the Beaver Sports Network with the following stations carrying the game: KEJO 1240-AM in Corvallis/Albany, FOX Sports Radio Portland (620-AM), KICE 940-AM (Bend) and KSKR 1490-AM in Roseburg.

The game can also be heard through Beaver Nation Online and live video will be through Pac-12 at pac-12.com/live/osubeavers.aspx.

NOTABLE NOTE:
According to boydsworld.com, the Beavers are the only one of the four unbeaten teams with a strength of schedule in the top 100.

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