BASEBALL: Beavs continue torrid win streak

BASEBALL: Beavs continue torrid win streak

CORVALLIS -- The Oregon State baseball team swept a doubleheader from visiting Bryant Saturday afternoon at Goss Stadium and in the process, kept their record perfect and now reside at 11-0. OSU won the second game, 3-1, after winning game one by a score of 7-2. In the three major baseball polls, OSU is ranked fifth, fifth and sixth in the land, and may be ready to climb up further on Monday.

With No. 2 Arkansas falling from 7-1 to 7-4, OSU would appear poised to move up in the polls this coming week. First things first, though, with the series finale against Bryant slated for Sunday. If OSU wins, they would gain the four-game series sweep.

Andrew Moore was dominant in the second game of the double header on Saturday, allowing just four hits, one unearned run and a walk in eight innings of work. The freshman struck out seven for the win, which improved his record to 3-0 this season.

Michael Conforto stroked a 1-0 pitch from Bryant starter Kevin McAvoy over the left field fence in the first, scoring Tyler Smith who had singled with one out. The shot capped Conforto's day, which saw the sophomore finish with five runs driven in after he homered and went 3-for-4 in the first game.

The Beavers added a run in the sixth when a liner off the bat of Gabe Clark got past the Bryant right fielder for a triple. Dylan Davis scored easily from third on the hit.

Davis was the lone Beaver with two hits as OSU collected just five off McAvoy and reliever John Healy.

McAvoy lasted six innings for Bryant (0-5-1), allowing five hits and three runs while striking out six. He was, however, saddled with the loss and is 0-1 on the year.

Max Engelbrekt picked up his second save of the season. The left-handed freshman allowed one inherited runner to score but got the final three outs of the game for the win.

Oregon State 7, Bryant 2 (Game 1)
Conforto homered in the fifth and Davis drove in two in the first as the Beavers took the first game of the doubleheader with Bryant Saturday at Goss Stadium, winning 7-2.

Conforto hit the first pitch he saw in the fifth from Bryant starter Craig Schlitter over the right field fence to put the Beavers up 5-2. The home run was the first of the season for Oregon State and the 14th of Conforto's career.

Davis, meanwhile, drove in two with a double in the first that put OSU up for good at 3-1.

Conforto added an RBI on a single in the seventh to give him three on the day. He also had three hits to pace the Beavers, who finished with 10 overall. Davis and Andy Peterson pitched in with two apiece.

Dan Child won his third game of the season with a seven-inning outing. The OSU starter allowed three hits and two runs - both unearned - while striking out five. He lowered his earned run average to 1.56 after starting the game at 2.61.

Child improved to 9-5 in his career at Oregon State and 4-0 in the month of March.

Schlitter took the loss for Bryant after going six innings, scattering six hits and five runs. He dropped to 0-2 on the year.

The clubs finish their four-game series Sunday at 1:05 p.m. PT. Ben Wetzler is scheduled to make his season debut for the Beavers while Joseph Michaud gets the nod for Bryant.

Both games can be heard on the Beaver Sports Network with the following stations carrying the game: KEJO 1240-AM in Corvallis/Albany, FOX Sports Radio Portland (620-AM), KICE 940-AM (Bend), KSKR 1490-AM in Roseburg, KAKT 104.7-FM (Grants Pass, Medford), KLAD 960-AM (Klamath Falls) and KBZY 1490-AM (Salem).

A live video stream will also be available for those with the Pac-12 Networks as part of their TV package -- click to pac-12.com/live/osubeavers.aspx.

Season, mini plan and individual game tickets for the 2013 season are still available. Visit beavertickets.com, call 1-800-GOBEAVS or head to the ticket office at Gill Coliseum to purchase them.

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