Ben Wetzler tosses complete game to lead top-seeded Oregon St. past UNLV
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Ben Wetzler pitched a complete-game four-hitter and Oregon State eliminated UNLV 6-1 on Sunday to remain in contention for the Corvallis Regional title.
Wetzler struck out 10 and raised his record to 12-1 with his school-record 36th career victory. He is 8-0 with a 0.66 ERA in eight home starts and has not allowed more than two runs in any outing.
The Beavers scored five times in the sixth to break a scoreless tie. Michael Conforto singled with one out and a throwing error on a Dylan Davis grounder left runners at second and third. Gabe Clark singled in Conforto, and Davis scored on Logan Ice’s sacrifice fly for a 2-0 lead.
Caleb Morrison singled and Kavin Keyes drove in Clark and Hamilton with a triple to the gap in right-center. Trever Morrison’s RBI single capped the outburst. Jeff Hendrix’s triple to deep center in the eighth knocked in OSU’s other run.
UNLV (36-25) went 1-2 in its first NCAA appearance since 2005.