Six-run third-inning outburst catapults San Diego to series win vs. Oregon State
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- San Diego upended No. 3 Oregon State 13-3 on Saturday to claim the three-game series at Fowler Park.
With the win, the Toreros improved to 18-10 overall and took two of three from the Beavers. With the loss, the Beavers fell to 22-4 overall.
OSU got on the scoreboard first, as it pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the third inning. The Beavers scored their runs on a Danny Hayes 2-run single to right-center field to give OSU a 2-0 lead.
San Diego then answered right back by putting up six runs on two hits in the bottom half of the third inning. Louie Lechich got things started when he was hit by a pitch and he moved to second on a passed ball. Chris Woolley then drew a walk, and both Lechich and Woolley moved up one base on a Lucas Hagberg sacrifice bunt. Jerod Smith reached on a strikeout swinging fielder's choice, which resulted in Lechich being thrown out at home and moving Woolley to third. Kris Bryant then drew a walk to load the bases. Dillon Haupt hit an RBI infield single, followed by a wild pitch to bring home Smith. Andrew Daniel kept things going when he reached on an error by third baseman Kavin Keyes, which scored Bryant from third. Connor Joe then walked to load the bases and Austin Green cleared the bases with a three-run double to right-center field to give USD a 6-3 lead.
USD kept things rolling in the bottom of the fourth inning, as itscored three runs on a Haupt three-run homer over the left-center field fence to give USD a comfortable 9-2 lead. USD went on to score one run in each of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings to cap its scoring for the day. OSU scored one run in the top of the seventh to put the game at its final 13-3.
Offensively for the Toreros, Haupt led the way, as he went 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs.
Max MacNabb (3-2) picked up the win on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed one run on four hits in 2.1 innings of work. OSU's Ben Wetzler (0-1) was saddled with the loss for the Beavers, as he allowed six runs, two earned, on three hits in three innings of work.