Britton, Beavers win Civil War
CORVALLIS — Jordan Britton and Brandon Eisert combined to hold Oregon two hits and a walk to send the top-ranked Oregon State baseball team to a 4-1 win Tuesday in front a sold out crowd of 3,316 at Goss Stadium.
The matchup, the Civil War, saw Britton make his first start of the season. The left-hander from Caldwell, Idaho, limited the Ducks to two hits — a double in the second and single in the sixth — with just one walk. He struck out two and earned the win after 5 2/3 innings — his first of the season.
Eisert, meanwhile, picked up where Britton left off, going 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the save, his second of the year. He struck out six — including five straight from the seventh through the eighth — and retired all 10 batters he faced.
Jack Anderson drove in a pair to lead the Beavers offensively. He hit a sacrifice fly to get Oregon State on the board in the first, and drove home KJ Harrison with a single in the seventh.
The Beavers, up 1-0 after three, added two runs in the fourth via an Adley Rutschman single and sacrifice fly by Nick Madrigal.
Both Anderson and Rutschman finished with two hits.
Ryne Nelson started for Oregon and took the loss after allowing one hit and one run in one inning of work. He dropped to 0-1.