CORVALLIS — Luke Heimlich set the single-season Oregon State baseball strikeout record Thursday in leading the second-ranked Beavers to a 2-0 win over UCLA in the opening game of a three-game Pac-12 Conference series at Goss Stadium.
Heimlich struck out 10 batters in 7 2/3 innings to give him 139 for the season, breaking the school record of 131 set by Jonah Nickerson in 2006. Heimlich also tied the Beavers' single-season record for wins with his 14th, the best in the nation. He's also fifth nationally in strikeouts.
Oregon State (43-9, 19-8 Pac-12) scored the game's only runs in the second inning on an RBI single by Tyler Malone and a run-scoring groundout from Jack Anderson.
Malone and UCLA's Michael Toglia both had two hits, the only players with more than one hit.
Jake Bird went the distance on the mound for UCLA (35-18, 18-10). He allowed five hits, walked two and struck out two.