SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Oregon State didn’t score a run on Saturday.
Still, the No. 9 Beavers came away with a win.
No. 19 Missouri State scored the only run of the day in the fifth inning, but Oregon State had a 10-1 lead when Friday’s second game of a doubleheader was postponed due to rain in the second inning.
That was more than enough of a lead in what turned out to be a 10-2 victory.
Due to low temperatures in the Springfield area, the final game of the series — originally scheduled for Saturday night — was cancelled.
The Beavers jumped out to a 10-1 lead Friday before rain and thunderstorms deluged the Springfield area, forcing the game’s suspension in the second inning.
Once play resumed Saturday, neither team was able to create much offense. A fifth-inning double by Missouri State’s Jeremy Eierman produced the only run on the day.
Grant Gambrell started on the mound to open Saturday — it was a relief appearance — and was sharp in 5⅓ innings against the Bears. He allowed three hits and a run while striking out eight.
The sophomore picked up the win and is now 4-1 on the year.
The Beavers (26-6) did all of their damage on Friday over the first two innings. Adley Rutschman opened the game’s scoring with a solo home run in the first. That was followed shortly by Tyler Malone, whose two-run blast was his second of the weekend, putting OSU up 3-0 before Missouri State (22-10) came to bat.
Steven Kwan, Cadyn Grenier and Trevor Larnach all drove in runs to make it 6-0 in the second, then watched as Michael Gretler drove a liner off the pole in left for a grand slam, sending the Beavers to the 10-0 lead.
Rutschman and Malone both had two hits to lead the Beavers.
In addition to the homer, Malone doubled in the ninth and Rutschman singled in the second.
Bryce Fehmel started for the Beavers and worked 1⅔ innings on Friday before the postponement. He allowed three hits and a run with a strikeout and had a 10-1 lead.
Missouri State starter Ty Buckner took the loss after allowing seven hits and 10 runs on Friday. He dropped to 3-3 on the year.
Oregon State returns to Pac-12 play with a three-game series at Goss Stadium against Oregon. The series begins at 6 p.m. Thursday with games at 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.