Beavers Blow Past Santa Clara To Wrap Midweek Series
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Kyler McMahan homered, doubled and drove in five runs to send Oregon State to a 9-0 win over Santa Clara Wednesday night at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
McMahan doubled home two runs to get the Beavers on the board in the third. Then, in the fourth inning, he fouled off five straight pitches on 1-2 to hit a three-run home over the left field fence on the 10th pitch of his at bat.
It was his first home run of the season and set his career-high with five RBI.
Gavin Logan also homered for the Beavers (14-5 overall), a solo shot in the eighth for the first of his career. He ended the day with two RBI after driving in his first career run on his first career hit in Oregon State's three-run fifth.
Andy Armstrong and Matthew Gretler also drove in runs during the fifth.
McMahan, Gretler, Logan and McMahan all finished with two hits to pace the OSU offense, which tallied 10 overall.
Jack Washburn, making his first career start, was stellar in three innings. He struck out seven and walked two before giving way to Ian Lawson in the fourth. Washburn picked up the win in the shortened start to improve to 3-0 this season.
Washburn, Lawson and fellow relievers Brock Townsend and Nathan Burns combined to limit the Broncos to three hits and three walks with 14 strikeouts.
Santa Clara's (7-13) Jared Feikes took the loss after allowing five hits and five runs in 1 2/3 innings. He is 0-2 this season.
Oregon State opens a three-game series with Washington Friday night at Husky Ballpark in Seattle. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. PT.
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Lawson Makes His Debut
Ian Lawson made his Oregon State debut on Wednesday. The freshman right-hander worked two innings of relief, striking out three while walking one.
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