Armstrong Totals Six RBI In OSU Win Over Gonzaga
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Andy Armstrong went 3-for-4 and set a career-high with six runs batted in to send Oregon State to an 11-3 win over Gonzaga Monday night at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
Armstrong drove in a run in the first on a single, and another in third on a sacrifice fly. He then drove in two on a double in Oregon State's four-run sixth inning and capped his night with a two-run single in the seventh.
The career-high surpasses his previous best of five at San Diego State on Feb. 27 of last season.
He, Jacob Melton and Ryan Ober all tallied three hits for the Beavers, who finished with 13 as a team. Four of the 13 went for extra bases; doubles by Ober, Armstrong and Preston Jones and a triple by Kyler McMahan in the sixth.
McMahan was 2-for-2 with two walks.
Armstrong's 3-for-4 day marked his 13th multi-hit game of the season, extending his team lead. Melton has 10, Ober is at eight and McMahan has six. Armstrong also has four multi-RBI games this season.
Oregon State's Will Frisch started and allowed three hits and three unearned runs in four innings; he struck out six. His counterpart, Gonzaga righty Alec Gomez, scattered four hits and four runs – three earned – in 2 2/3 innings. He also walked six.
Frisch did not figure in the decision. Gomez took the loss to drop to 3-1 this season.
Brock Townsend picked up the win for the Beavers after three scoreless innings in relief. He allowed one hit with three strikeouts to improve to 2-0 this season.
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The teams conclude the two-game midweek series Tuesday night at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. First pitch is slated for 5:35 p.m. PT.
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The game will be live streamed; the link is available at osubeavers.com. Live stats, info on the Beaver Sports Network and TuneIn and more can also be found by visiting osubeavers.com.
On The Hill
Oregon State will send right-handed pitcher Jack Washburn (3-0, 2.16) to the mound Tuesday. Gonzaga will counter with fellow righty Nico Zeglin (2-1, 7.36).
More In The Sixth
Oregon State scored four runs in Monday's win. That gives the Beavers 17 runs in the sixth inning in two games versus Gonzaga this season. OSU has combined for 13 hits and five walks in those two frames combined.
Melton National Player Of The Week
Jacob Melton was named one of Collegiate Baseball's National Players of the Week earlier on Monday. Melton belted three home runs last Friday versus Utah and ended OSU's five-game stretch by going 11-for-18 with a double, triple and four home runs.
That Was Quick
Oregon State right-handed pitcher Will Frisch needed just seven pitches to produced three outs in the first. The top half of the first took just under three minutes.
Defensive Play Of The Year?
Jake Dukart made perhaps the defensive play of the year in the fourth. Gonzaga's Jack Machtolf hit a ball up the middle that ricocheted off Will Frisch's glove, even taking it off. Dukart managed to barehand the ball and get Machtolf at first.
- Ryan Ober extended his hit streak to eight games when he doubled in the third. It extends his season-long hit streak.
- Jake Dukart walked in his first three at bats.
- The Beavers scored two runs in the first; they've now totaled 10 in the first innings of games this season. Opponents have scored in the first just five times.
- Will Frisch's six strikeouts mark his second-highest total this season. Frisch has 13 in his last two outings, versus Washington (3/29) and Gonzaga, over his last nine innings. He has given up just seven hits over that stretch.
- Oregon State's starters now have a 2.54 ERA this season. They've combined to allow 35 earned runs in 124 innings. At home, that ERA is now 2.84 (23 ER in 73 innings).
- Micah McDowell made his fourth start of the season in left and his first since March 23 versus Santa Clara.
- Jacob Melton finished with his sixth multi-hit effort in his last seven games. He has 10 overall on the season.
- Oregon State finished with double-figure walks (10 overall) for the third time this season. It's the first since walking a season-high 13 times Feb. 27 at Grand Canyon.
- Oregon State has scored 34 runs in the sixth inning of games this season. Opponents have just nine during the frame.
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