Oregon State beat Washington 13-8 in the Pac-12 tournament


Garrett Forrester hit a three-run homer, Gavin Logan hit a solo shot and drove in three runs, and the Oregon State No. 2 started play Wednesday in the first Pac-12 baseball tournament in conference history by by they rallied for a 13-8 win over No. 7 seed Washington.

Oregon State (42-13) is advancing to play Thursday’s nightcap winner between 3rd-ranked UCLA and 6th-ranked California. Washington (30-25) plays an elimination game against the loser on Thursday.

The Huskies, entering the tournament on a 12-game winning streak, hit four straight in a five-run top of the fourth inning to take a 6-2 lead. Christian Dicochea, Josh Urps, McKay Barney had RBI singles and Cam Clayton capped the breakout with a two-run double.

The Beavers responded with five carries in their half of the fourth to take a 7-6 lead. Boyd hit a single in the first heat, Forrester followed with a three-run home run and Jabin Trosky went bases-loaded to go through the fifth heat.

Washington rebounded to go up 8-7 in the fifth with Urps’ RBI single and a run-scoring double from Snyder. But the Beavers responded with three carries in their half of the innings — on a two-run double from Gavin Logan and an RBI single from Jacob Melton — and never went behind again. Logan hit a solo shot in the seventh.

Oregon State went 2-0 at the end of the second when Jake Dukart was awarded home on a base-laden beam by Huskies starter Jaren Hunter. The second run scored on Wade Meckler’s ground out.

Washington got a runback in the third. Urps and Barney had back-to-back singles with an out. Urps scored after a mistake by Dukart.

Oregon State, which led the nation with a .988 field percentage, committed two errors.


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