The bats were going early in Corvallis. Trevor Larnach and Adley Rutschman each went yard in the very first inning for the Beavers. With back-to-back home runs in the first and OSU lefty Luke Heimlich pitching 8 2/3 strong innings in his final home start, No. 3 seed Oregon State easily cruised by No. 14 Minnesota, 8-1.
With a victory in the first game of the Corvallis Super Regional at Goss Stadium on Friday, people everywhere were reacting to the big win on Twitter.
After back-to-back homers to start the game, Beavers Athletics shared some great shots of a very happy Adley Rutschman.
And once a Beaver, always a Beaver. Former OSU running back Yvenson Bernard showed some love to his alma mater’s baseball team.
This team is something else! Rain or shine! #GoBeavs— Yvenson Bernard (@Y_Bernard26) June 8, 2018
As for senior Luke Heimlich (16-1), he allowed seven hits and no walks, though he did hit one batter. Friday’s win tallied Heimlich’s ninth consecutive win. He also earned his 16th of the season, which is an OSU record. Heimlich also tied Ben Wetzler for Oregon State career victories with 36.
The Beavers are now just one victory away from their sixth super regional title and a return trip to the College World Series. Junior right-hander Bryce Fehmel (10-1, 2.77) will get the start for the Beavs in the second game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Minnesota will start Patrick Fredrickson (9-0, 1.76).