Los Angeles, CA – Oregon State second baseman Nick Madrigal fouled pitch after pitch with a full count before he slapped a bases clearing triple to right field for a 7-1 lead in the sixth inning.
That was more than enough for starting pitcher Bryce Fehmel who threw eight solid innings to help No. 2 ranked Oregon State defeat the Trojans 8-1 on Saturday at Dedeaux Field.
In the second game of a three-game series, Fehmel allowed one run on five hits as he confused the Trojan with a variety of pitches.
USC falls to 24-25 overall and 11-12 in Pac-12 play while the Beavers improve to 42-8-1 overall and 18-7-1 in conference.
An RBI-single by Trevor Larnach and a sacrifice fly by Adley Rutschman gave Oregon State a 2-0 lead in the first inning. USC got a run back in the bottom of the first inning on Stephen Dubb’s RBI-single but that’s the only run the Trojans would manage on the day.
Oregon State third baseman Michael Gretler hit a shot over the left field fence for a 2-run home run and a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning.
USC starting pitcher Quentin Longrie lasted four innings before being replaced by freshman lefty John Beller who struck out six but gave up the big triple to Madrigal in the sixth.
The Trojans wrap up the series against Oregon State on Sunday at noon.