Beavs break through in 6-1 win

IT TOOK 24 innings but the Beavers finally broke through. OSU had scored four runs in the first 23 innings of postseason play, but plated five in the sixth inning alone in their 6-1 win over UNLV. The victory staved off elimination for the Beavs and they'll have little time to savor it. They meet UC Irvine in just a few hours and must win to keep their season alive.

Oregon State batted around in the sixth inning to break the 0-0 tie. The big hit was Kavin Keyes' triple that drove in two.

Oregon State scored five times on five hits in the sixth to take control.

Ben Wetzler got into some trouble in the bottom half of the frame with a couple walks and allowed a run, but induced a one-out double play ball with the sacks full to keep OSU comfortably in front at 5-1.

Michael Conforto went 1-4 with an RBI, Dylan Davis was 1-5 with a run batted in as was Gabe Clark.

The bottom half of the order came up big, with Caleb Hamilton 2-5, Keys 2-4 and Tyler Morrison 2-4.

Wetzler threw a season-high 128 pitches, allowed only four hits and struck out 10 in the complete-game win.

For the Sunday night game (ESPN3) against UC Irvine, also an elimination game for the Beavs, it is expected RHP Scott Schultz will get the start.

Schultz began the season as a starter before moving to the bullpen once Wetzler returned. Schultz is 6-2 with a 1.86 ERA in 58 innings pitched.

If the Beavs win Sunday night, they'd play UC Irvine again on Monday night (ESPN3) with the winner advancing to the super regional.


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