Williams' strong start helps ASU top Oregon St.
The 23rd-ranked Arizona State baseball team, behind the arm of right-hander Trevor Williams, defeated No. 17 Oregon State 3-2 on Friday night in front of 2,948 fans at Packard Stadium.
Williams (6-2) earned his sixth win of the season, allowing just five base runners in seven innings pitched. He gave up four hits and a walk to go along with three strikeouts, and he did not let a single runner reach third base while he was on the mound.
Deven Marrero provided the offensive spark for the Sun Devils (18-12, 5-6) with a two-run triple in the bottom of the fifth inning, and Joey DeMichele added an RBI single in the next at-bat to give ASU a 3-0 lead.
Williams was replaced by right-hander Robert Ravago in the eighth after hitting the leadoff batter and surrendering a single in the following at-bat. The Beavers (18-10, 6-5) scored two runs in the inning
on a two-out, two-run single by Michael Conforto, but Ravago induced a
flyout to keep the Devils' lead intact. Ravago allowed one hit and struck out one in the frame.
Right-hander Jake Barrett pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn the save, his fifth of the season, punctuated by a called strikeout for the final out.
Oregon State left-hander Ben Wetzler (4-1) took his first loss of the season, surrendering three runs on five hits and 5 1/3 innings.
The Sun Devils close out the three-game series Saturday at Packard Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for 12:30 p.m. for a game that will be webcast live on FOXSportsArizona.com.