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Beavers knock off No. 19 Cowboys

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Logan Ice and Michael Gretler each drove in two runs as the Oregon State baseball team defeated No. 19 Oklahoma State, 5-3, Thursday at Surprise Stadium.

KJ Harrison added three hits — his fourth multi-hit game of the season — as the Beavers snapped a two-game losing streak with a defeat of the Cowboys. The game marked the fifth straight for Oregon State in Arizona as the Beavers are scheduled for three more before leaving Sunday.

Gretler, who got the start at third base, singled home runs in the second and third innings. He went 2-for-3.

Ice, meanwhile, came up one hit shy of tying his career high with a 3-for-5 effort. He singled home a run in the third and doubled home another in the fifth. He singled again in the seventh before being retired on a fielder’s choice.

The first six batters in the Oregon State lineup, which also consisted of Jeff Hendrix, Joey Jansen, Billy King and Caleb Hamilton, combined to go 10-for-28 with four runs scored and three RBIs.

Andrew Moore started for the Beavers (3-2 overall) and recorded his second quality start of the season. The junior picked up the win after scattering seven hits and three runs over 6 1/3 innings.

Moore was relieved by Drew Rasmussen, who worked 1 2/3 innings, allowing two hits with two strikeouts. Mitch Hickey earned his first career save with a perfect ninth inning, retiring all three batters he faced via strikeouts.

Oregon State continues play at the Big 12/Pac-12 Challenge today against Kansas State at noon.