SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nu’u Contrades went 5 for 6 with a triple and three RBIs, Luke Keaschall added three hits and four RBIs and Arizona State beat Oregon State 14-10 on Thursday to eliminate the second-seeded Beavers from the Pac-12 Tournament.
Catcher Bronson Balholm also had three of Arizona State’s 20 hits.
Arizona State (32-23), which lost to rival Arizona to begin the tournament, scored two runs in three straight innings to take a 6-1 lead before Oregon State scored four runs in the fifth — two on passed balls. Nick Mclain answered with his second RBI triple in two innings and Contrades added an RBI single for another two-run inning.
Keaschall homered in the seventh for Arizona State’s fifth two-run inning, and Balholm and Keaschall each hit a two-run single in the eighth.
The Beavers rallied with three runs in the ninth before leaving the bases loaded.
Mason Guerra went 4 for 5, including his team-leading 11th homer of the year, for Oregon State (39-18). Garret Forrester blooped a two-run single to center to become the 12th Beaver in school history with 200 hits.
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