Beavers Shut Out By Southern California In Series Finale

April 7, 2002

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Oregon State was shut out for the first time this season as it dropped a Pacific-10 Conference baseball road game at Southern California 7-0 Sunday afternoon at Dedeaux Field.

The Beavers (19-12 overall, 3-3 Pac-10) were coming off of a 13-3 victory over the Trojans on Saturday, but stranded nine runners Sunday. The last time OSU was shut out was the final game of the 2001 season, also against USC.

'We had their guy in trouble and we didn't do some things we are capable of doing,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'We get runners at first and second with nobody out (in the top of the second), we have a chance to get people moving and put the ball in play, but we didn't execute there. That could have created some momentum for us.'

The Trojans took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first and added two more runs in the fourth and sixth innings. They scored their final run in the seventh inning.

OSU right fielder/second baseman Tom Creighton extended his hitting streak to nine games with a 2-for-4 performance. Seth Pietsch was the only other Beaver with more than one hit, going 3-for-4.

Five Oregon State pitchers combined to allow nine hits Sunday. All seven runs were earned.

'We pitched well all weekend and we pitched well enough on Sunday to win,' Casey said. 'But we'll come back and get better.'

The Beavers, winners in 15 of their last 21 games, host Hawai'i Hilo in a four-game series, beginning Saturday, April 13.

  Oregon State 0 (19-12,3-3 Pac-10)             Southern California 7 (18-14,5-1 Pac-10)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI Kerisi Reynolds dh......... 2 0 0 0 Anthony Lunetta 2b......... 5 0 0 0 Pat Stevens ph/dh......... 2 0 0 0 Matt Bonovich c............ 3 0 0 0 Tom Creighton rf/2b........ 4 0 2 0 Brian Barre cf............. 3 1 0 0 Brian Barden 3b............ 4 0 0 0 Joey Metropoulos dh........ 3 2 1 1 J.R. Runyon 2b............. 1 0 0 0 Bill Peavey 1b............. 4 1 3 1 Chris Biles rf............ 1 0 0 0 Alberto Concepcion 3b...... 4 2 3 1 Seth Pietsch lf............ 4 0 3 0 David Gordon rf............ 4 0 1 0 Levi Webber 1b............. 1 0 0 0 Michael Moon ss............ 3 1 0 1 Andy Jarvis ph/1b......... 2 0 0 0 Michael Morales lf......... 3 0 1 2 Will Hudson ss............. 2 0 1 0 J.P. Howell p.............. 0 0 0 0 Paul Richie c.............. 2 0 0 0 Brett Bannister p......... 0 0 0 0 Wick Udy ph............... 1 0 0 0 Aaron Mathews cf........... 4 0 1 0 Mark McLemore p............ 0 0 0 0 Don Stykel p.............. 0 0 0 0 Jake Postlewait p......... 0 0 0 0 Mike Ekstrom p............ 0 0 0 0 Craig Hays p.............. 0 0 0 0 Jared Sanders p........... 0 0 0 0 Totals..................... 30 0 7 0 Totals..................... 32 7 9 6

Score by Innings R H E Oregon State........ 000 000 000 - 0 7 0 Southern California. 200 202 10X - 7 9 1

E - Bonovich. DP - Oregon St. 1, So. Calif. 2. LOB - Oregon St. 9, So. Calif. 6. 2B - Metropoulos. HBP - Jarvis, Hudson. SB - Barre, Moon 3, Morales. CS - Runyon, Pietsch.

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO Mark McLemore L,1-2....... 5.1 6 5 5 3 3 Don Stykel ................ 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 Jake Postlewait ........... 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 Mike Ekstrom .............. 1.0 0 1 1 1 2 Craig Hays ................ 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 Jared Sanders ............. 1.1 1 0 0 0 0

Southern California IP H R ER BB SO J.P. Howell ............... 4.0 4 0 0 2 1 Brett Bannister W,3-2..... 5.0 3 0 0 2 2

HB - Howell 2. PB - Richie.

Strikeouts - Reynolds, Stevens, Jarvis, Bonovich, Barre, Metropoulos, D.Gordon, Moon. Walks - Runyon, Biles, Hudson, Richie, Bonovich, Barre, Metropoulos, Moon, Morales.

Umpires - HP: Mik Hendrickson 1B: Keith Bailey 3B: Steve Mattingly Start: 1:01 pm Time: 2:49 Attendance: 519

Howell faced 3 batters in the 5th. Stykel faced 1 batter in the 6th. Hays faced 1 batter in the 7th.

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