No. 6 Beavers blow past UC Riverside

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — For the second consecutive game, the sixth-ranked Oregon State baseball team sent 10 batters to the plate and scored six runs in an inning. On Sunday, those six runs came in the first and help support first-time starter Andrew Moore in the Beavers' 14-3 win over UC Riverside at Palm Springs Stadium.

The Beavers finished with just four hits in the inning but also took advantage of three walks amongst the team's first four batters en route to the early advantage. OSU also tacked on runs in the second, fourth, fifth and sixth innings. The game was called after seven innings due to the 10-run rule.

Moore took advantage of the support for his first career win in his first collegiate appearance. The right-hander worked 51/3 innings, allowing three runs and four hits while striking out six. He was dinged for three runs in the fourth but otherwise held UC Riverside batters off balance.

Oregon State (3-0) finished with 12 hits overall. UC Riverside (1-2), meanwhile, finished with four. Zack Reser worked 12/3 innings of relief and allowed just one walk in 12 pitches.

Andy Peterson became the first Beaver with three hits this season. Dylan Davis and Joey Matthews had two hits apiece before being replaced in the sixth inning.

Davis drove in three, highlighted by a two-run triple in the fourth. Jake Rodriguez, Tyler Smith and Jerad Casper all had two RBIs.

Oregon State plays UC Riverside again today.

OREGON 9, HAWAII 5 — At Honolulu, Ryon Healy and Aaron Payne had four hits apiece and lefthander Cole Irvin pitched seven solid innings in his collegiate debut to pace Oregon to a win over host Hawaii at Les Murakami Stadium.

With the victory, the Ducks (3-0) stayed unbeaten on the season and guaranteed themselves a series' win in the four-game set.

The freshman hurler Irvin surrendered a run in the bottom of the first to give the home side its first lead of the weekend at 1-0, but settled down nicely and exited after seven complete, turning the game over to the bullpen with UO on top 8-3. Irvin scattered five hits, walked two and struck out four in his first action as a Duck.

Healy continued his torrid start to the year, following up Saturday's 3-for-3 effort with a 4-for-5 day, including his first home run of the season — a solo shot in the ninth. The junior scored once and drove in a game-high three runs.

Payne, who led off the ballgame with a routine flyout to left, singled in his final four trips to the plate and scored three times. Scott Heineman, Brett Thomas and J.J. Altobelli added two hits apiece in the Oregon's offensive onslaught.

The Ducks and 'Bows (0-3) play one more game this afternoon.

Oregon beat Hawaii 5-4 late Saturday night.


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