UCLA falls to OSU 4-1

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Munir Zarea, Sports Contributor

Kyle Nobach hits home run in front of family, wins it for Beavers on Senior Day

The Oregon State University Beavers officially won the series against the University of California Los Angeles putting up a final score of 4-1 on Friday.

It was a slow game to start, but things picked up later in the game.

With two down in the bottom of the sixth, senior outfielder Kyle Nobach hit a home run down left-center field racking up a triple RBI and widening the lead for the Beavers from a measly 1-0 to a 4-0 lead.

With his whole family watching him on senior day, Nobach anticipated the pitch and made excellent contact with the ball.

“I sat slider 3-1 and I was late, so I knew he wasn’t going to throw it again,” Nobach said. “I knew he was going to come with the heater, and I was on time and I put a good swing on it.”

Up until Nobach’s hit, no runs were scored by either team, proving that defense on both sides were evenly matched.

Boasting a 2.71 ERA on Friday’s game, junior Pitcher Bryce Fehmel displayed another exceptional performance. After throwing a total of 107 pitches, Fehmel allowed only three hits and struck out five.

“I walked a couple too many people than I wanted to but I thought I was commanding fairly well and keeping them off balance the entire game,” Fehmel said.

Having won this series, Pat Casey reflected on the games importance on the way to the College World Series.

“We think that if we win the series, we should be a national seed,” OSU coach Pat Casey said. “That’s how important it is for us to win the first two games.”

As the regular season comes to a close, the finale weekend took on a bit more importance as the University of Washington beat Stanford University two games in a row, winning the series.

This means if the Beavers sweep the Bruins in the third game this Saturday, they’ll have the chance to repeat as Pac-12 champions.

The next game will be at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field for the third game of the series, as the Beavers look for the series sweep.

You can watch on the Pac-12 network at 2 p.m. PT or listen on the Beavers Sports Network at 2 p.m. 

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