Junior left fielder Michael Conforto homered twice and broke the school career RBI record on Sunday as No. 2-ranked Oregon State routed UCLA 11-2 at Goss Stadium to complete a weekend sweep of UCLA of the defending NCAA champions.
Conforto shattered the old mark on a three-run homer in the seventh inning that easily cleared the right-field bleachers. He added a two-run shot over the right-field fence to the right of the scoreboard in the eighth inning to finish the day with five RBIs. He now has 177 career RBIs.
Conforto’s first homer capped a six-run outburst that snapped a 2-2 standoff. Moments before, the
Beavers had taken a 3-2 lead on a safety squeeze bunt single by second baseman Andy Peterson; Conforto followed with a three-run bomb over the bleachers in right field. Conforto has an on-base-average of .539 and hitting .391.
In the eighth, Dylan Davis punctuated Conforto’s home run with one of his own over the left-field fence. They were OSU’s first consecutive homers since Conforto and Davis went back-to-back against Kansas State on June 9, 2013, at Goss Stadium in Game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional. Dylan has 57 RBI’s for the year with a slugging average of .441