SURPRISE, Ariz. – Kavin Keyes went 4-for-4 and Logan Ice drove in two runs to support starter Jake Thompson in a 3-2 win by fourth-ranked Oregon State over Washington Monday at Surprise Stadium.
OSU came-from-behind for the victory after the Huskies started the game’s scoring with a solo run in the third.
The Beavers (6-2 overall) started the fourth off slowly with Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis grounding out, but Keyes singled to keep the inning going. He then moved to third with Michael Howard singled through the right side.
That brought up Ice, who drove a 1-1 pitch to the gap in left center, enabling both Keyes and Howard to score. Billy King made it 3-1 when he singled to right, allowing Ice to come in from second.
Thompson, in just his second career start, went 6 2/3 innings to pick up the win and improve to 2-0. He was relieved by Kevin Flemer with a 1-1 count to Washington’s (3-4-1) Austin Rei, a batter after walking Jack Meggs on four pitches. Prior to that, Thompson had retired 10 straight.
His walk to Meggs was just the second of the game and he finished his outing with two strikeouts and 91 pitches.
Flemer worked the next two innings before giving way to Max Engelbrekt. Chandler Eden, meanwhile, came on in relief of Engelbrekt after a UW single pushed the score to 3-2.
Washington’s Tyler Davis was tagged for seven hits and three runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. The right-hander struck out one and walked one before being relieved by Troy Rallings in the fifth.
Davis was credited with the loss, dropping to 1-1 in 2014.
OSU tallied 11 hits to the Huskies’ four with Howard joining Keyes as Beavers with multi-hit efforts. He contributed with a 2-for-3 effort after getting the start in center field.
Oregon State returns home Friday to open a four-game series with Wright State at Goss Stadium. First pitch Friday is slated for 5:35 p.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased via BeaverTickets.com, by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS or visiting the ticket office at Gill Coliseum, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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