SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Oregon State scored five runs on six hits in the third inning as the Beavers defeated the Sacramento State baseball team, 9-1, Saturday afternoon at Hornet Field.
The Hornets dropped to 22-24 on the year while the Beavers improved to 23-11.
Oregon State took a 1-0 lead in the second inning after a solo-home run to left field by Aaron Mathews.
The Beavers increased their lead to 6-0 in the third when Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Lissman, Chris Campos and Mathews each recorded RBI hits and Andy Jenkins scored on a wild pitch by junior Brandon Hall.
Sacramento State made it 6-1 bottom of the third after and RBI single by junior Craig Johnson. Junior Bret LeVier was hit by Beaver starter Dallas Buck to lead off the inning and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. With two outs, Johnson hit a ball into right field to score LeVier from second.
Oregon State increased its lead to 9-1 in the ninth when Lissman recorded an RBI double and Mathews drove in two runs with a single.
Buck (2-3) earned the win after allowing only one run on six hits while walking none and striking out nine batters in 6.1 innings of work.
Junior Warren Rosebrock (4-6) was tagged with the loss after giving up six runs on eight hits in 2.1 innings. It marked his shorting outing in 12 starts this season.
Senior John Acha led the Hornet offense by finishing 2-for-4 from the plate. It was his first start in the lineup since injuring his right index finger against Pacific on Mar. 27.
Mathews led the Beaver offense for the second-consecutive game by going 3-for-5 with a run and four RBI. Lissman also finished 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBI.
Sacramento State and Oregon State will conclude its three-game series on Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m.