CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State baseball team lost an 8-1 decision to Vanderbilt on Sunday night at Goss Stadium in Coleman Field. The Beavers and Commodores will now play for a chance to qualify for an NCAA Super Regional on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. PT.
The Beavers scored their only point in the seventh. Justin Boyd doubled and moved to third when Wade Meckler single. He went home on a throwing error when Meckler stole second.
Meckler and Garret Forrester each had two hits for OSU (46-16 overall).
Vanderbilt (39-22) scored three runs in the second and one more in the third and fourth innings. The Commodores opened the game with a sixth inning three-run.
Devin Futrell started and picked up the win after limiting the Beavers to five hits in six scoreless innings. The Vanderbilt southpaw improved to 9-3 on the year.
Jacob Kmatz started for the Beavers and allowed six hits and five runs — four earned — in 3 1/3 innings. He took the loss, falling to 8-2 in 2022.
Oregon State Banknotes
– Oregon State will be the home team on Monday.
– Wade Meckler picked up a pair of hits, giving him 90 on the year. That ties him with Nick Madrigal (2017) for fourth in a single season at Oregon State.
– Garret Forrester also had two hits, giving him 74.
– Forrester walked one, giving him 58 in 2022. That’s 18 shy of Adley Rutschman’s school record 76 in 2019.
– Justin Boyd also walked once, giving him 52 on the year. That’s slightly less than fourth, held by Adley Rutschman with 53 in 2018.
– Oregon State heads into Monday’s game 27-11 all-time in NCAA Super Regional-era playoff games. The Beavers are 3-1 under Mitch Canham.
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