SURPRISE, Ariz. – Scott Schultz tossed a complete game and Logan Ice and Nick Rulli each drove in three runs to send the second-ranked Oregon State baseball team to an 8-1 win over No. 10 Indiana Sunday afternoon at Surprise Stadium.
The win pushed Oregon State’s record to 5-2 on the year and 1-2 in Surprise. Indiana, meanwhile, dropped to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in Surprise.
Already up 2-1 after singles by Ice and Rulli in the fourth inning, the Beavers sent 10 to the plate in a six-run seventh. Ice and Rulli both stroked two-run singles while Kavin Keyes drove in one with a double to left and Michael Conforto drove in another on a single to right.
Schultz, making his second start of the year and fifth of his career, was solid, limiting Indiana to a run-scoring single in the top half of the fourth. Still in danger after the single, he managed to get a double play on a soft liner to Keyes at first and then an inning-ending strikeout of Casey Smith.
Schultz retired the next 10 batters he faced after Dustin DeMuth’s RBI single. The righty ended the game with six strikeouts while allowing just six hits. He did not issue a walk and has just two on the year in 16 innings.
Schultz improved to 2-0 on the year.
The Beavers saddled Indiana starter Will Coursen-Carr with the loss and the lefty dropped to 0-2 on the year. He gave up eight hits and five runs – two earned – in 6 2/3 innings.
Oregon State finished with 12 hits on the day, with Ice, Rulli, Conforto, Keyes and Andy Peterson all totaling two.
Oregon State finishes action in Surprise by taking on Washington Monday at 10 a.m. PT (11 a.m. in Arizona). The game is not a part of the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge and is considered non-conference. Fans can follow the action with live stats and audio on osubeavers.com.
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