Oregon State concludes opening weekend with 7-0 win against Pacific
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Michael Conforto drove in three runs and Jake Thompson tossed seven scoreless innings in his collegiate debut to pace top-ranked Oregon State to a 7-0 win against Pacific on Monday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Conforto drove in runs in the third, sixth and seventh innings via a triple, walk and single, respectively. His first two RBI gave Thompson breathing room as the Beavers took a 2-0 lead into the seventh. OSU, however, broke the game open with five-run seventh.
His first collegiate game saw Thompson, a freshman right-hander, strike out three while allowing three hits and two walks. He retired 10 of his last 11 batters faced after allowing a single and a walk to open the fourth inning.
The Beavers (4-0 overall), who stranded 11 runners through the first six innings, pushed ahead with the five-run seventh that was highlight by a Jeff Hendrix single that drove in two. Trever Morrison and Andy Peterson, in addition to Conforto’s single, also drove in runs via a walk and groundout, respectively.
Will Lydon took the loss for Pacific and is 0-1 on the year. He started for the Tigers (1-3) and worked 3.2 innings, allowing three hits and a run.
The Beavers out-hit their opponent for the first time during the trip, collecting 10 hits to 4 for Pacific. Kavin Keyes led the team with three hits while Conforto and Ice each had two.
No. 8 Oregon 10, Hawaii 2
HONOLULU -- Oregon scored six runs in the eighth inning to break open a close game and give the Ducks a 10-2 win against Hawaii on Monday at Les Murakami Stadium. The win was the 900th of George Horton’s head coaching career.
Scott Heineman and Tyler Baumgartner both had three hits to lead Oregon’s 10-hit attack. Heineman, who entered the game without a hit in the series, went 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Baumgartner was 3-for-4 with a RBI and three runs scored. Mitchell Tolman drove in a pair of runs while going 1-for-4.
Senior Jeff Gold picked up the win allowing just one run on five hits in six innings.