Beavers Lose Series Finale

Feb. 10, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Oregon State dropped the final game of a weekend baseball series Sunday afternoon, losing at San Diego 8-2 in non-league play. The Beavers (2-4 overall, 0-0 Pacific-10) will return to San Diego again next weekend, meeting Western Kentucky on Saturday and San Diego State on Sunday in a pair of games at SDSU.

The loss completed a weekend sweep for unbeaten USD (9-0 overall, 0-0 West Coast). The Toreros are off to the best start in school history, and their wins ended OSU's three-game win streak in the all-time series.

'I don't have an answer for why we were this bad all weekend,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'We didn't create any tempo for the game. They pitched well all weekend and didn't make many mistakes. We could never get anything sustained.'

The Beavers scored two runs in each of the three games and had six hits Sunday.

'We couldn't get people on base,' Casey said. 'I thought we pitched well enough down here to win two of the games, we just couldn't score any runs. I know we're a better team than that, but we've got to get a lot better.'

OSU did manage its first lead of the series in the first inning, when Seth Pietsch walked and eventually scored from second on Brian Barden's single. San Diego went in front 2-1 in the bottom of the first on Lucas Wennersten's two-run double.

Ben Rowe took the loss for the Beavers, evening his record at 1-1. In 3 2/3 innings, he allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out four.

OSU picked up its other run in the sixth inning, pulling within 3-2 when Wick Udy singled to score Aaron Fausett. Udy had a pair of hits for the Beavers.

SAN DIEGO 8, OREGON STATE 2

Oregon State	100 001 000 - 2  6 3San Diego	200 103 02x - 8 11 2

Rowe, Hays (4), Stykel (4), Ekstrom (6), Sanders (8) and Udy. Wilson, Bass (7) and Assael, Diaz-Miron (6). WP-Wilson (2-0). LP-Rowe (1-1). SV-Bass (1). 2B-Caple (USD), Wennersten 2 (USD), Marian.

HITS: Oregon State 6 (Creighton 1x4, Barden 1x4, Biles 1x4, Udy 2x4, Postlewait 1x1), San Diego 11 (Perez 1x2, Prast 1x3, Caple 4x4, Wennersten 2x5, Assael 2x3). RUNS BATTED IN: Oregon State 2 (Barden 1, Udy 1), San Diego 6 (Caple 3, Wennersten 3).

  Oregon State 2 (2-4)                       San Diego 8 (9-0)  Player                   AB  R  H BI       Player                   AB  R  H BI  Seth Pietsch lf.........  3  1  0  0       Mike McCoy 2b...........  3  1  0  0  Tom Creighton 2b........  4  0  1  0       Tony Perez lf...........  2  1  1  0  Brian Barden 3b.........  4  0  1  1        Joey Prast ph/lf.......  3  1  1  0  Chris Biles rf..........  4  0  1  0       Tom Caple cf............  4  3  4  3  Aaron Fausett dh........  2  1  0  0       Joe Lima rf.............  4  1  0  0  Andy Jarvis 1b..........  3  0  0  0       Lucas Wennersten 1b.....  5  0  2  3  Wick Udy c..............  4  0  2  1       Freddy Sandoval 3b......  4  0  0  0  Zach Woodward cf........  3  0  0  0       S.C. Assael c...........  3  0  2  0   Jake Postlewait ph.....  1  0  1  0        Luis Diaz-Miron c......  1  0  0  0  Will Hudson ss..........  2  0  0  0       Jason Marian dh.........  4  1  1  0   Jason McBride ph.......  1  0  0  0       Ben Quinto ss...........  2  0  0  0  Ben Rowe p..............  0  0  0  0       Aaron Wilson p..........  0  0  0  0   Craig Hays p...........  0  0  0  0        Michael Bass p.........  0  0  0  0   Mike Ekstrom p.........  0  0  0  0   Jared Sanders p........  0  0  0  0  Totals.................. 31  2  6  2       Totals.................. 35  8 11  6

Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Oregon State........ 100 001 000 - 2 6 3 San Diego........... 200 103 02X - 8 11 2 -------------------------------------------

E - Barden 2, Sanders, McCoy, Quinto. DP - San Diego 2. LOB - Oregon St. 7, San Diego 9. 2B - Caple, Wennersten 2, Marian. HBP - McCoy, Quinto 2. SH - Hudson. SB - Udy, Quinto. CS - Biles, Assael.

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO Ben Rowe L,1-1............ 3.2 6 3 2 2 4 Craig Hays ................ 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 Don Stykel ................ 1.2 2 3 3 0 1 Mike Ekstrom .............. 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 Jared Sanders ............. 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 San Diego IP H R ER BB SO Aaron Wilson W,2-0........ 6.0 5 2 2 4 2 Michael Bass S,1.......... 3.0 1 0 0 0 3

HBP - by Rowe (Quinto), by Stykel (Quinto), by Stykel (McCoy).

Umpires - HP: Ken Vasquez 1B: Pete Lopez 3B: Dan Pledger Start: 11:05 am Time: 3:06 Attendance: 751

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