Oregon State Defeats UL-Monroe

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - Michael Conforto went 3 for 4 with four RBIs, and Oregon State defeated Louisiana-Monroe 11-2 on Sunday to remain alive in the NCAA tournament.

Starting pitcher Ben Wetzler (8-2) struck out eight and was charged with two unearned runs in 8 2/3 innings for the Beavers (40-19), who moved on to play Baton Rouge regional host LSU on Sunday night.

Shelby Aulds (3-3) took the loss for Louisiana-Monroe (32-30), which was eliminated.

Aulds left the game in the second inning, when Oregon State surged ahead 4-0.

John Tommasini's bases-loaded looper to center plated the opening run. Tyler Smith's two-out single drove home two more, and Conforto's single drove in another.

Conforto's double down the right-field line scored two more in the fourth, making it 6-1. In the seventh, Smith added a run-scoring triple and finished with three RBIs for the Beavers, who combined for 13 hits.