PORTLAND — Kyle Nobach drove in three runs, Christian Donahue recorded three hits and Jack Anderson doubled twice to lead third-ranked Oregon State to a 13-6 nonconference win over Portland Tuesday at Joe Etzel Field.
Nobach finished with two hits in four at bats, driving in his first two runs on a single in the Beavers’ three-run first inning. The junior has driven in 11 this season.
Donahue extended his hit streak to six games with a 3-for-6 night, singling twice and tripling one. He has three triples during the streak, which has seen him go 12-for-24.
Anderson rounded out the Beavers’ offensive highlights by doubling in both the first and fourth innings, driving in runs each time.
Nick Madrigal and Trever Morrison each tallied two hits for the Beavers, who finished with 14 on the night.
The win was Oregon State’s fourth straight and pushed the Beavers’ record to 16-2 on the year.
The victory also extended Oregon State’s win streak to 23 straight over the Pilots (11-9), and 12 straight at Joe Etzel Field.
Bryce Fehmel made his first career start for the Beavers, going a pre-determined three innings to pick up his fifth win of the season. The freshman allowed one run and three hits to go along with five strikeouts.
Scotland Church worked the game’s final three innings, walking just one walk and three strikeouts for his first save of the season.
Portland’s Cole Doherty (1-2) started, allowing six hits and six runs – all with two outs – in two innings.
OSU jumped out to a 3-0 first-inning lead thanks to two RBI by Nobach and one by Anderson, then made it 6-0 in the second after a double by KJ Harrison and a two-run error by Portland.
The Beavers found themselves up 10-1 and 12-3 before Portland pulled to within six with a three-run sixth.
Oregon State returns to Pac-12 Conference action Thursday when the Beavers open a three-game series with California at Evans Diamond in Berkeley. First pitch Thursday is slated for 7 p.m. PT.
OREGON 6, SEATTLE 4
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Kyle Kasser went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI to lead Oregon to a 6-4 nonconference win over Seattle at Bannerwood Stadium.
Seattle (11-9) jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a three-run home run by Sheldon Stober in the third inning, but Oregon (10-7) rallied to score six runs over the next four innings to build a 6-3 lead.
The Ducks sliced the lead to one with two runs on RBI groundouts by Tim Susnara and Matt Kroon in the top of the fourth inning. Susnara drove in Kasser, who led off the inning with a single, while Kroon scored Jakob Goldfarb, who also reached on a hit.
Kasser put the Ducks on top with two RBIs in the fifth inning. With runners on second and third, Kasser laid down a squeeze bunt to score Carson Breshears from third. Austin Grebeck also came around to score on the throw to first which wasn’t in time to get Kasser.
The Ducks return to Pac-12 action Thursday when they open a three-game series at Washington with Cole Irvin (2-2) on the mound.