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March 3, 2013
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College Baseball: Beavers sweep Bryant, improve to 11-0

CORVALLIS — The sixth-ranked Oregon State baseball team swept a doubleheader from visiting Bryant Saturday afternoon at Goss Stadium and in the process, the Beavers kept their record perfect at 11-0.

OSU won the second game, 3-1, after winning game one, 7-2.

North Eugene High product Andrew Moore was dominant in the second game, allowing just four hits, one unearned run and a walk in eight innings of work. The freshman (3-0) struck out seven for the win.

Michael Conforto stroked a 1-0 pitch from Bryant starter Kevin McAvoy over the left field fence in the first, scoring Tyler Smith who had singled with one out. The shot capped Conforto’s day, which saw the sophomore finish with five runs driven in after he homered and went 3-for-4 in the first game.

Dylan Davis was the lone Beaver with two hits as OSU collected just five off McAvoy and reliever John Healy.

Max Engelbrekt picked up his second save of the season. The left-handed freshman allowed one inherited runner to score but got the final three outs of the game for the win.

In the opener, Conforto homered in the fifth and Davis drove in two. Conforto added an RBI on a single in the seventh to give him three on the day. He also had three hits to pace the Beavers, who finished with 10 overall. Davis and Andy Peterson pitched in with two apiece.

Dan Child won his third game of the season with a seven-inning outing. The OSU starter allowed three hits and two runs — both unearned — while striking out five.

Cal State Fullerton 5 Oregon 2

FULLERTON, Calif. — Ryon Healy had two hits for the second consecutive game but it wasn’t enough as Oregon couldn’t overcome a three-run first inning by Cal State Fullerton in a Titan win at Goodwin Field Saturday night.

Oregon finished with seven hits, one more than Fullerton, but the Titans infield robbed the Ducks of two more hits that cost Oregon (7-3) at least one run.

The Titans took the early lead with three runs in the first off Tommy Thorpe. Michael Lorenzen delivered the big blow, a two-out, three-run homer high off the left field foul pole.

Oregon got a pair back in the top of the sixth. Ryan Garlick, who was struggling coming into the game with just two hits in 24 at-bats, ripped a two-out, two-run triple to right center that scored Scott Heineman and Healy.

Cal State Fullerton (10-0) took the momentum back from the Ducks in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs while chasing Thorpe (2-1).

Thorpe (2-1) took the loss, allowing five runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. The Ducks’ sophomore matched his career high with six strikeouts.

Justin Garza (3-0) got the win for the Titans, allowing two runs on six hits in eight innings.

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