Beavers Let Lead Slip Away

March 12, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State built an early lead only to see it slip away for the second straight day Wednesday afternoon in a 9-5 non-league baseball loss to Washington at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. OSU (9-9 overall) saw the Huskies (10-6) score three runs in the sixth inning and three more in the eighth to take the win.

The Beavers now travel to meet Washington State (3-13) in a non-league series in Pasco, Wash., with games Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Both games can be heard on KEJO-AM (1240).On Wednesday, OSU jumped to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning but Washington knotted the score in the top of the fifth. Oregon State immediately went up 5-3 in the bottom of the fifth, only to see that lead erased by the Huskies.

'We've got to compete,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'You've got to put up a fight in your own ballpark, and we didn't do that ... you've always got a chance if you go play hard and compete. We had a great opportunity to get a couple of games in our home park, and we didn't play the way you need to to win.'

A day after outhitting the Huskies in another 9-5 loss, Oregon State was outhit 11-5. One of those hits was a solo home run by Seth Pietsch, his fifth homer of the season, and Chris Biles was the only Beaver with more than one hit as he went 2-for-4.

'We can't keep leaving people on base,' the senior outfielder said. 'When the opportunities come along, we've got to make plays. Those two-out (bases-empty) hits don't help much; we've got to get those hits with none out or one out and runners on base. People are giving us opportunities, but we're not taking advantage of them right now.

'We've just got to go up and play well against Washington State and get things turned around.'

Washington took the lead for good with a three-run sixth inning that was built on four hits and two walks off OSU relievers Kenny Anderson and Kurt Steele. Anderson took the loss for the second straight day, as the sophomore righthander fell to 1-2.

Pietsch's homer, a drive over the leftfield fence, led off the bottom of the second inning. Then, after singles by Jacoby Ellsbury and Tony Calderon, OSU made it 2-0 on a Husky error and 3-0 on a double-play ball that allowed another run to score. Washington picked up a single run in the third and two more - one unearned - in the fifth to tie the game at 3-3.

The Beavers then used four walks and a hit batter to go back in front 5-3 in the bottom of the fifth.

Jarvis had a run batted in to give him 144 RBIs for his career, moving him into a tie for third on OSU's list of all-time leaders with Matt Bailie (1995-98) and trailing only Brian Barden (154, 2000-02) and Joe Gerber (169, 1997-2000). Bailie, incidentally, was at Wednesday's game after throwing a workout for a number of scouts.

OSU starter Ben Rowe had his best outing in nearly a month, going 4 2/3 innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk while striking out two. Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to six games, the longest of the year for the freshman.

WASHINGTON 9, OREGON STATE 5

Washington	001 023 030 - 9 11 1Oregon State	030 020 000 - 5  5 2

C. Johnson, Kasser (5), Robertson (6) and Hathaway. Rowe, Pendley (5), Anderson (6), Steele (6), Baldwin (8) and Munich, Richie (6), McMullen (9). W-Kasser (1-0). L-Anderson (1-2). Sv-Robertson (1). 2B-Hathaway (UW). HR-Pietsch (OSU).

HITS: Washington 11 (T. Reynolds 2x3, Batkoski 2x5, Larsen 1x4, Wagner 1x5, T. Johnson 1x5, Hathaway 1x5, Boudon 1x3, Otness 2x4), Oregon State 5 (Pietsch 1x4, Ellsbury 1x4, Calderon 1x2, Biles 2x4). RUNS BATTED IN: Washington 8 (T. Reynolds 2, Batkoski 3, Larsen 1, Wagner 1, Boudon 1), Oregon State 3 (Reynolds 1, Jarvis 1, Pietsch 1).

  Washington 9 (11-6)                           Oregon State 5 (9-9)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI --------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- Tila Reynolds ss........... 3 2 2 2 Rob Recuenco ss............ 1 0 0 0 Nick Batkoski 2b........... 5 0 2 3 Scott Nelson ph........... 1 0 0 0 Kyle Larsen 1b............. 4 0 1 1 Kerisi Reynolds dh......... 3 0 0 1 Mike Wagner lf............. 5 0 1 1 Andy Jarvis 1b............. 4 0 0 1 Taylor Johnson rf.......... 5 1 1 0 Seth Pietsch lf............ 4 1 1 1 Aaron Hathaway c........... 5 1 1 0 Jacoby Ellsbury cf......... 4 1 1 0 Chad Boudon dh............. 3 3 1 1 Tony Calderon 3b........... 2 1 1 0 John Otness 3b............. 4 1 2 0 Jake Quiring ph........... 1 0 0 0 Simi Reynolds cf........... 3 1 0 0 Mark Jackson 3b........... 0 0 0 0 Clay Johnson p............. 0 0 0 0 Chris Biles rf............. 4 0 2 0 Matt Kasser p............. 0 0 0 0 Billy Munich c............. 1 0 0 0 Scott Robertson p......... 0 0 0 0 Brad Mellinger pr......... 0 1 0 0 Paul Richie c............. 1 0 0 0 Ian McMullen c............ 0 0 0 0 Chris Kunda 2b............. 2 1 0 0 Matt Hernandez ph......... 1 0 0 0 Ben Rowe p................. 0 0 0 0 Nathan Pendley p.......... 0 0 0 0 Kenny Anderson p.......... 0 0 0 0 Kurt Steele p............. 0 0 0 0 Andy Baldwin p............ 0 0 0 0 Totals..................... 37 9 11 8 Totals..................... 29 5 5 3

Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Washington.......... 001 023 030 - 9 11 1 Oregon State........ 030 020 000 - 5 5 2 -------------------------------------------

E - Larsen; Pietsch; Calderon. DP - Washington 2. LOB - Washington 9; Oregon St. 7. 2B - Hathaway. HR - Pietsch. HBP - Boudon 2; Otness; Recuenco. SH - Richie. SB - T.Reynolds. CS - Recuenco.

Washington IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Clay Johnson .............. 4.1 3 5 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 14 18 Matt Kasser W,1-0......... 0.2 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 7 Scott Robertson S,1....... 4.0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 12 14

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Ben Rowe .................. 4.2 5 3 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 18 20 Nathan Pendley ............ 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Kenny Anderson L,1-2...... 0.1 4 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 5 Kurt Steele ............... 2.0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 10 Andy Baldwin .............. 1.2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 9

WP - Rowe; Anderson. HB - Kasser; Rowe; Steele; Baldwin.

Strikeouts - Wagner 2; Recuenco; Pietsch; Ellsbury; Quiring; Kunda; Hernandez. Walks - T.Reynolds 2; Larsen; S.Reynolds 2; Recuenco 2; Reynolds 2; Jarvis; Calderon; Munich; Kunda.

Umpires - HP: Randy Knuths 1B: Dave Perez 3B: Tom Hiler Start: 1:04 pm Time: 3:24 Attendance: 278

Kasser faced 2 batters in the 6th.

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