(CORVALLIS, Ore.)—Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis hit back-to-back home runs in a five-run first inning and Oregon State went on to beat Kansas State 12-4 Sunday night to force a decisive third game in the NCAA super regional series.
Oregon State's Tyler Smith and Kavin Keyes each had four hits and Oregon State (49-11) combined for a season high 21 hits. Andrew Moore, the Pac 12's freshman of the year, allowed six hits and three earned runs over eight innings, striking out a season-high nine batters.
The Beavers scored five runs in the first off six straight hits. With two outs, Conforto and Davis blasted back-to-back line-drive solo home runs. Ryan Barnes then added an RBI single to chase Kansas State starter Blake McFadden (6-3), who lasted just 23 pitches and 2-3 of an inning.
The deciding game is Monday at 10 p.m. EDT.
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