Oregon St. defeats San Diego 12-3 to advance to regional final


CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Brock Townsend allowed a hit in 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, Garret Forrester and Travis Bazzana each homered, and Oregon State beat San Diego 12-3 Saturday night at the Corvallis Regional.

Oregon State (46-15) plays the winner of Sunday morning’s losing game between San Diego (37-17) and Vanderbilt later in the day. A loss to the Beavers would force a Monday final.

Justin Boyd and Wade Meckler hit consecutive singles to start the game, Garret Forrester followed with a walk and Jacob Melton hit a ground fly which tagged Boyd before Melton reached, Forrester advanced to second and Meckler scored on a field error. Jake Dukart added a two-run triple in the first and Forrester hit a two-out, two-run home run in the second to give the Beavers a 6-0 lead.

Jake Phennigs (4-0) allowed three runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings with three walks and three strikeouts. Meckler went 3 for 4 with a brace and three runs scored. Bazzana was 1 for 4 but walked twice and scored three runs – including a solo homer in the ninth.

Angelo Peraza walked to lead in the bottom of the third, Camden Vazquez followed with an RBI triple and scored it on a field single by Dustin Allen to cut San Diego’s deficit to 6-2. Peraza hit a solo home run for the Toreros in the sixth.


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