Larnach paces Beavers in offensive onslaught
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Trevor Larnach continued his torrid pace to start the 2018 season on Sunday in No. 2 Oregon State's 16-7 win over Cal Poly at Surprise Stadium.
Larnach paced an Oregon State lineup that rapped out 20 hits against six Cal Poly Pitchers. He homered — for the third consecutive game — and doubled in a 4-for-4 effort. His four runs batted in gave him seven on the season, and led four other Beavers who tallied two — Adley Rutschman, Preston Jones, Zak Taylor and Andy Armstrong.
Seven other Beavers (3-0) also had multi-hit efforts in the win. Cadyn Grenier tallied three, with Rutschman, Taylor, Jones, Steven Kwan, Nick Madrigal and Michael Gretler all finishing with two.
Bryce Fehmel picked up in the win in his first start of the season. The junior right-hander allowed seven hits and four runs in 6 2/3 innings. He is 1-0.
Cal Poly (1-2) starter Bobby Ay took the loss after allowing five hits and six runs in 2 2/3 innings. He is 0-1.
Larnach's home run — his third in as many games — came in the second and started an Oregon State offensive onslaught that saw the Beavers post multiple runs in four other innings — four in the third, two in the fourth, three in the sixth and five in the seventh. The Beavers sent 10 to the plate in the five-run seventh.
OREGON 8, INDIANA STATE 3: At Las Vegas, Oregon rallied to beat Indiana State.
Gabe Matthews, who went 4-for-4, hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to break a 5-all tie and put the Ducks ahead for good.
Spencer Steer finished 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and Jakob Goldfarb had a pair of solo shots for Oregon (2-1), which trailed 5-3 until scoring in the fifth.
Parker Kelly earned the win in relief against ISU (1-2).