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Former South star Boyd has big game for Beavers

CORVALLIS — Logan Boyd set a career high in hits and runs batted in and Lonnie Lechelt added a grand slam to support Mike Stutes in his final regular season start at Goss Stadium as the Oregon State baseball team took game one of a three-game series against Pacific, 15-2 on Friday night.

Boyd, a former South Medford High standout, took advantage of his fourth start of the year with two-run single in the first inning. Then Boyd hammered his first home run of his career off of pitcher David Hovey. The blast gave the Beavers (26-24) an 11-0 lead with one out in the second inning. Boyd picked up a fifth RBI in the fifth inning with a bases loaded walk.

Stutes (4-7) held Pacific (14-39) in check for seven innings, allowing just two runs while striking out seven. By going seven innings, Stutes extended his streak of pitching past the sixth inning to six games.

The grand slam by Lechelt capped off the Beavers seven-run first inning. He also reached base in his next two at bats via walks and scored a run in the fifth. His four RBI gave him his second game with four or more on the season.

Eight of the nine Oregon State starters had at least one hit and one run in the game. Daniel Robertson helped spark the Beaver offense by reaching base in four of his five plate appearances and scoring three runs. Robertson also collected two hits in the game for his 16th multi-hit game of the season.

Oregon State and Pacific continue their three-game series today at 2:05 p.m. The game is scheduled to be televised on FSN Northwest.