OREGON STATE's Andrew Moore scattered four hits over 6 2/3 innings and Max Engelbrekt and Scott…
Beavs take series from UCLA, Ducks next
Wetzler, making his sixth start of the season, picked up his first win of the 2013 season after striking out five in the series finale. The Beavers won the series as they shut down the Bruins, 5-0, on Saturday. UCLA had opened the weekend with a 3-2 win on Friday.
Wetzler's lone blemish came on a solo home run by Brett Urabe to open the bottom half of the sixth. He improved to 1-1 on the year.
The Beavers got to UCLA starter Grant Watson early, driving the left-hander from the game after just 3 1/3 innings. OSU held a 2-0 lead after one inning and stretched it to a 4-0 advantage after solo runs in both the third and fourth innings.
Jake Rodriguez drove in a run apiece in both the first and third innings, while Kavin Keyes singled in a run in the first and Andy Peterson singled up the middle in the fourth off reliever James Kaprelian, enabling Joey Matthews to come in from second.
Ryan Barnes, Dylan Davis and Michael Conforto all had two hits to pace the Beavers. Conforto also drove in a run in the eighth, sending the Beavers to a 5-1 lead. Rodriguez led the Beavers with two RBI.
Scott Schultz worked the final 1 1/3 innings for the Beavers, picking up the save, his seventh of the season.
The win gave the Beavers their third consecutive series victory over the Bruins, a first for Oregon State. OSU also improved to 11-6 in its last 17 games at UCLA, dating back to 2005.
Oregon State's clash with Oregon on Tuesday in Corvallis will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m.
The game 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) and KSKR 1490-AM in Roseburg.
Oregon State is 25-5 on the season, with a 7-2 mark in conference play. Oregon is 23-8 (9-3). The Ducks are coming off a road series against ASU where they went 1-2 in Tempe.
The college polls come out Monday and the rankings for the Beavs and Ducks could change. Oregon State could move up from No. 6 based on the week's wins while Oregon could drop slightly with the losses to ASU. The three primary polls in college baseball are Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and USA Today.
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