Twins' Pick Larnach Homers as Oregon State Beats Gophers in Game One of Super Regional

Twins' Pick Larnach Homers as Oregon State Beats Gophers in Game One of Super Regional

June 08, 2018 08:01 PM

Trevor Larnach and Adley Rutschman hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning and No. 3 national seed Oregon State beat Minnesota 8-1 in the first game of a best-of-three super regional on Friday.
    
Larnach, selected 20th by the Minnesota Twins in the Major League Baseball draft earlier this week, finished 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Rutschman added an RBI double followed by Michael Gretler's RBI triple in the seventh for the Beavers (48-10-1).
    
OSU scored one run in the second and two more in the fourth on back-to-back doubles by Jack Anderson and Zak Taylor and an RBI single by Steven Kwan.
    
Oregon State starter Luke Heimlich (16-1) went 8 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts and seven hits. He left the game to a standing ovation in his last game at Goss Stadium.
    
Heimlich, the two-time Pac-12 pitcher of the year, was not selected in the draft. The senior left-hander pleaded guilty as a teenager to a charge of molesting a 6-year-old relative. Recently he has denied the charge and said the guilty plea was the result of poor legal advice.
    
Minnesota (44-14), the No. 10 national seed, scored on a home run by Toby Hanson in the eighth.
 

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