Heimlich-led Beavers record 12th shutout
CORVALLIS — Luke Heimlich held Abilene Christian scoreless over eight innings and Jack Anderson and Preston Jones each tallied two hits to pace top-ranked Oregon State to a 9-0 win Thursday night at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
Heimlich scattered four hits and over his eight innings of work to earn his 10th win of the season, which also pushed the Beavers to 46 victories, a school record for the regular season. He struck out six, lowering his ERA to a national-best 0.81.
Jones tripled and doubled for his first career multiple-hit effort, driving in three. Anderson, meanwhile, went 2-for-5 with two RBIs.
The Beavers (46-4) managed six hits on the night but also walked nine times, equaling a season-high.
Austin Lambright issued all nine walks, giving up two hits and six runs while striking out seven for the Wildcats (13-40). He dropped to 0-4 on the year.
It was Oregon State’s 12th shutout of the season, which leads the nation. The Beavers are now three shy of tying the 2014 team’s school record of 15.
UCLA 6, OREGON 0: At Eugene, Oregon was shut out by UCLA starting pitcher Griffin Canning in the Pac-12 series opener.
Canning (7-3) kept the Ducks' bats in check all night, allowing just four hits while striking out 10 with two walks. He didn't allow an Oregon runner to reach second base until the ninth inning when the Ducks (29-24, 11-17) put multiple runners on for the first time.
The Bruins (29-24, 18-10 Pac-12) capitalized on a pair of walks and a hit batter by Oregon starter David Peterson (11-4), scoring three runs in the third inning. Chase Strumpf drew a two-out walk with the bases loaded to score the first run before Zander Clarke delivered a two-run single.
An RBI groundout pushed across another UCLA run in the fourth inning, stretching the lead to 4-0.
UCLA added two runs in the eighth off Oregon reliever James Acuna.
Peterson battled through seven innings, giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out nine with two walks.
Oregon's Kyle Kasser extended his hitting streak to 13 games, tied for the third longest streak in program history.
Morgan McCullough recorded his 12th multi-hit game, which ranks fourth on the team, finishing 2-for-4.
Track and Field
NCAA WEST: At Austin, Texas, Oregon's Cody Danielson, Cullen Prena, Rhesa Foster and Tanner Anderson all earned trips to the NCAA Championships in the NCAA West Regional Championships.
Danielson qualified in the javelin with a mark of 219 feet, 8 inches, 11th best in the field. It the hammer, Prena threw a PR of more than 6 feet at 214-11to finish ninth. The freshman Foster was sixth in the long jump with a PR of 20-11¾, fifth best in UO history. Anderson took third in the 10,000 meters in 29:52.26.
For Oregon State, javelin specialists McKenzie Byrd and Kindel Bailey finished their seasons. Byrd took 13th in her heat and 44th overall with a mark of 131-8. Bailey had two fouls and passed on her final attempt.
Redshirt sophomore Venessa D’Arpino from North Valley High ran 54.21 in the 400 meters and took sixth in her heat and 26th overall. The top 24 advanced to the quarterfinals.
Kara Hallock placed ninth in her flight and 27th overall in the long jump at 19-8¼.