Josh Chapman struck out three over three innings for the Utes.
April 13, 2013
CORVALLIS, Ore. - A four-run fifth inning helped lift sixth-ranked Oregon State to an 8-3 win over the Utah baseball team on Saturday afternoon.
Oregon State broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run fourth inning, followed by a four-run fifth inning.
Utah was paced at the plate by TJ Bennett, who went 2-for-4 on the day with an RBI.
Dalton Carroll pitched four innings for the Utes, allowing six runs on eight hits with three strikeouts. He falls to 3-3 on the year with the loss. Josh Chapman allowed four hits and two runs (one earned) over three innings, striking out three. Luke West also pitched one inning.
OSU took a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI double. The Utes got on the board in the fourth inning to tie the game at 1-1. Braden Anderson led off the inning with a walk and after moving to second on Kody Davis's sacrifice bunt, Anderson scored on an RBI single off the bat of Trey Nielsen.
The Beavers rallied in the bottom of the fourth with two runs, as a two-RBI double from Tyler Smith gave OSU a 3-1 lead. Oregon State increased its lead with a four-run fifth, recording five hits in the inning.
Utah added runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Bennett hit an RBI double in the sixth to score Davis, and Connor Eppard and Konnor Armijo each singled in the seventh inning to lead to a sacrifice fly from Cory Hunt. The Beavers increased their lead with a run in the seventh inning.