Beavers Beaten By UC-Riverside

Feb. 23, 2002

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Oregon State scored on the first pitch of the game but California-Riverside bounced back for a 21-4 win in the Riverside Baseball Invitational on Saturday evening at the Riverside Sports Complex. OSU (4-6 overall, 0-0 Pacific-10) saw its chances for a comeback slip away when the Highlanders (9-5, 0-0 Big West) scored 14 runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Beavers reached deep into their bullpen.

OSU concludes the tournament Sunday at 12 noon against San Francisco, the game can be heard on KLOO-AM (1340). The Beavers then wrap up their road trip on Monday at 12 noon with a non-league game against Michigan, Oregon State will play its home-opener Friday at 2 p.m. against Gonzaga to start a three-game weekend series.

Against UCR, the Beavers jumped in front 1-0 when Seth Pietsch homered on the first pitch from Julio Fernandez, driving the ball high over the leftfield wall for his second homer of the season. The Beavers tacked on two-run double by Brian Barden and a run-scoring single by Wick Udy to go in front 4-0 in the top of the first.

Chris Biles also had a double in the inning and now has a hit in all 10 OSU games this season, his current hitting streak is 15 games over two seasons.

Pietsch added a single later in the game and finished 2-for-4. With Saturday's homer, nine of his 13 hits this season have gone for extra bases, in Pietsch's career, 14 of his 22 hits have gone for extra bases.

CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE 21, OREGON STATE 4

Oregon State		400 000 0   00 - 4 8 4California-Riverside	021 010 3(14)x - 21 20 0

Garcia, Postlewait (5), Kline (7), Hays (8), Quiring (8), Stykel (8) and Udy. Fernandez, Thiessen (9) and Anderson. WP-Fernandez (1-2) . LP-Postlewait (0-2). 2B-Biles (OSU), Barden (OSU), Suess (UCR), Blood (UCR), Powis (UCR), Emmons 2 (UCR), Hofman (UCR), Faulkner (UCR). 3B-Festa (UCR). HR-Pietsch (OSU).

HITS: Oregon State 8 (Pietsch 2x4, Hudson 1x4, Biles 1x3, Barden 1x4, Creighton 2x3, Udy 1x3), California-Riverside 20 (Wahlbrink 3x4, Torres 1x2, Seuss 2x4, Festa 2x5, Collette 3x6, Blood 2x5, Powis 2x5, Emmons 2x4, Hofman 1x2, Faulkner 2x5). RUNS BATTED IN: Oregon State 4 (Pietsch 1, Barden 2, Udy 1), California-Riverside 20 (Suess 2, Anderson 3, Festa 3, Collette 1, Blood 3, Powis 1, Emmons 3, Hofman 3, Faulkner 1).

Oregon State 4 (4-6)                 California-Riverside 21 (9-5)                  AB  R  H RBI                         AB  R  H RBIPietsch lf         4  1  2  1        Wahlbrink cf       4  3  3  0Hudson ss          4  1  1  0        Torres ph/cf       2  1  1  0Biles rf           3  1  1  0        Seuss lf           4  1  2  2Barden 3b          4  1  1  2        Clay ph/lf         0  1  0  0Jarvis 1b          3  0  0  0        Anderson c         2  2  0  3Webber ph          1  0  0  0        Festa 3b/1b        5  2  2  3Creighton cf       3  0  2  0        Collette dh        6  3  3  1Mathews ph         1  0  0  0        Blood 2b           5  1  2  3Udy c              3  0  1  1        Powis ss           5  3  2  1McBride ph         1  0  0  0        Emmons 1b          4  1  2  3Fausett dh         3  0  0  0        Hofman ph/3b       2  1  1  3Reynolds 2b        3  0  0  0        Faulkner rf        5  2  2  1Garcia p           0  0  0  0        Fernandez p        0  0  0  0Postlewait p       0  0  0  0        Thiessen p         0  0  0  0Kline p            0  0  0  0Hays p             0  0  0  0Quiring p          0  0  0  0Stykel p           0  0  0  0Totals......      33  4  8  4        Totals......      44 21 20 20

Score by innings: R H EOregon State 400 000 000 - 4 8 4California-Riverside 021 013 0(14) - 21 20 0

E - Pietsch, Barden, Creighton, Reynolds. DP - UC-Riverside 1.LOB - Oregon St. 3, UC-Riverside 10. 2B - Biles, Barden, Seuss, Blood,Powis, Emmons 2, Hofman, Faulkner. 3B - Festa. HR - Pietsch. SH - Seuss.SF - Anderson. SB - Wahlbrink, Blood, Powis. CS - Creighton.

IP H R ER BB SOOregon StateGarcia 4.0 5 4 4 2 4Postlewait L 0-2 2.0 3 3 3 2 0Kline 1.0 0 0 0 0 2Hays 0.1 3 5 5 2 0Quiring 0.0 4 4 4 0 0Stykel 0.2 5 5 4 1 0California-RiversideFernandez W 1-2 8.0 8 4 4 0 8Thiessen 1.0 0 0 0 0 3

WP - Garcia, Postlewait, Fernandez. HBP - by Postlewait (Faulkner),by Fernandez (Biles), by Stykel (Anderson). BK - Garcia. PB - Udy.

Umpires - Home:Tommy Thompson 1st:Ken Allan 3rd:Scott DanielsStart: 4:30 pm Time: 3:17 Attendance: 654Garcia faced 1 batter in the 5th.Quiring faced 4 batters in the 8th.

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