Oregon State closes season with sweep
CORVALLIS — Andy Atwood hit his first career home run and Jordan Britton scattered three hits and two runs over six innings to pace the top-ranked Oregon State baseball team to a 4-2 win over Abilene Christian Sunday afternoon at Goss Stadium.
With the win, Oregon State swept the four-game series from the Wildcats and closed out the regular season at 49-4. The Beavers enter the NCAA's postseason on a 16-game win streak, the longest active in the nation.
Atwood hit a 2-2 pitch over the left field fence in the second for his first career home run, putting the Beavers up 2-0. OSU had scored in the first, and Atwood ended the day with two RBI after a bases-loaded walk in a two-run third inning.
That was all the support needed by Britton, whose six innings and seven strikeouts were both career highs. He walked two and improved to 2-0 this season.
Bryce Fehmel and Jake Mulholland combined for three scoreless innings of relief, with the latter picking up his team-leading sixth save of the year.
Nick Skeffington took the loss after allowing five hits and four runs in 2 2/3 innings. He is 1-6 on the season for Abilene Christian (13-43).
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: At Sugar Grove, Ill., No. 9 Oregon shot a 1-over 289 on Sunday during the third round of the NCAA championships to advance. The Ducks ended the round in 13th place, with the top 15 moving on. Oregon owns an 865 total.