Beavers Lose Series Finale

April 27, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State saw Southern California jump to an early seven-run lead as the Beavers were beaten 12-2 in the final game of their Pacific-10 baseball series Sunday afternoon at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The Trojans took an 8-1 lead in the third inning, scoring three runs in the first, four in the second and another in the third before a season-high crowd of 1,077.

The Beavers (18-22 overall, 4-11 Pac-10) now travel to UCLA for a Pac-10 series next weekend with games Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 12 noon; the start time for the final game has been moved up to accommodate OSU's travel plans. All three games can be heard on KEJO-AM (1240).

On Sunday, a day after Oregon State had dropped a pair of one-run games to the Trojans, it only took three hitters for USC (24-19, 9-6) to take the lead for good. Beaver starter Stephen Copeland issued a walk and a hit batter, then Jeff Clement hit the first pitch he saw for a three-run home run over the rightfield fence.

The Beavers committed five errors in the game, including miscues in the second and third innings that led to a pair of unearned runs.

'After two tough losses on Saturday, we had to come out and put things together better,' OSU catcher Paul Richie said. 'Defensively, we didn't get it done; we didn't make plays to get our pitchers out of innings ... it was disappointing to come out and perform the way we did.'

Trailing 3-0, Oregon State had a chance to regain the momentum in the bottom of the first inning. Rob Recuenco reached on an error to start the frame; he was thrown out trying to advance to second when a pitch from USC starter Brian Bannister bounced on the way to the plate. Chris Kunda then doubled off the rightfield fence and Andy Jarvis drove him in with a single up the middle to make it 3-1; Bannister was able to get out of the inning, though, by fanning Tony Calderon and getting Chris Biles to ground out.

Kunda and Richie were both 2-for-3 for the Beavers. Jacoby Ellsbury provided OSU's other run, driving his second homer of the season to rightfield in the bottom of the ninth.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 12, OREGON STATE 2

So. California	341 020 110 - 12 13 2Oregon State	100 000 001 -  2  7 5

Bri. Bannister, Dizard (8), Quinonez (9) and Clement, Bonovich (7). Copeland, Anderson (2), Pendley (5), Sanders (7), Kline (9), Clark (9), Ekstrom (9) and Richie, McMullen (8). W-Bri. Bannister (5-4). L-Copeland (3-5). 2B-McAndrews (USC), Kunda (OSU). 3B-Metropoulos (USC). HR-Clement (USC), Ellsbury (OSU).

HITS: Southern California 13 (Moon 1x4, Lunetta 1x3, Clement 1x4, Metropoulso 2x4, Brewster 2x5, McAndrews 2x4, S. Gordon 2x4, Filarey 1x2, Hart 1x4), Oregon State 7 (Kunda 2x3, Jarvis 1x3, Pietsch 1x4, Ellsbury 1x4, Richie 2x3). RUNS BATTED IN: Southern California 12 (Lunetta 1, Clement 4, Metropoulos 2, Brewster 1, McAndrews 3, Filarey 1), Oregon State 2 (Jarvis 1, Ellsbury 1).

Southern California 12 (24-19,9-6 PAC-10) Oregon State 2 (18-22,4-11 PAC-10)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI --------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- Michael Moon 2b/3b......... 4 3 1 0 Rob Recuenco 2b............ 4 0 0 0 Anthony Lunetta ss......... 3 2 1 1 Brad Mellinger 3b......... 0 0 0 0 Jeff Clement c............. 4 2 1 4 Chris Kunda 3b/2b.......... 3 1 2 0 Matt Bonovich c........... 1 0 0 0 Andy Jarvis 1b............. 3 0 1 1 Joey Metropoulos 1b........ 4 1 2 2 Levi Webber 1b............ 1 0 0 0 Jon Brewster dh............ 5 0 2 1 Tony Calderon ss........... 4 0 0 0 Ryan Broderick pr/dh...... 1 1 0 0 Chris Biles dh............. 3 0 0 0 Travis McAndrews cf........ 4 0 2 3 Kerisi Reynolds ph........ 1 0 0 0 Baron Frost ph/lf......... 1 0 0 0 Seth Pietsch lf............ 4 0 1 0 Spencer Gordon lf.......... 4 0 2 0 Jacoby Ellsbury rf......... 4 1 1 1 Jason Filarey ph/rf....... 2 1 1 1 Aaron Mathews cf........... 3 0 0 0 Darin Vieira 3b............ 3 0 0 0 Paul Richie c.............. 3 0 2 0 Dale Legaspi ph/2b........ 1 0 0 0 Ian McMullen c............ 1 0 0 0 Billy Hart rf.............. 4 2 1 0 Stephen Copeland p......... 0 0 0 0 Brent Walker ph/lf........ 1 0 0 0 Kenny Anderson p.......... 0 0 0 0 Brian Bannister p.......... 0 0 0 0 Nathan Pendley p.......... 0 0 0 0 Fraser Dizard p........... 0 0 0 0 Jared Sanders p........... 0 0 0 0 Rudy Quinonez p........... 0 0 0 0 Ty Kline p................ 0 0 0 0 Noel Clark p.............. 0 0 0 0 Mike Ekstrom p............ 0 0 0 0 Totals..................... 42 12 13 12 Totals..................... 34 2 7 2

Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Southern California. 341 020 110 - 12 13 2 Oregon State........ 100 000 001 - 2 7 5 -------------------------------------------

E - Filarey; Bi.Bannister; Recuenco; Mellinger; Kunda 2; Calderon. DP - Oregon St. 2. LOB - So. Calif. 13; Oregon St. 7. 2B - McAndrews; Kunda. 3B - Metropoulos. HR - Clement; Filarey; Ellsbury. HBP - Lunetta. SB - Moon 2; Lunetta.

Southern California IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Brian Bannister W,5-4..... 7.0 6 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 27 28 Fraser Dizard ............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 Rudy Quinonez ............. 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 5

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Stephen Copeland L,3-5.... 1.0 3 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 7 9 Kenny Anderson ............ 3.0 5 4 3 4 2 0 0 0 1 14 18 Nathan Pendley ............ 2.1 1 3 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 9 13 Jared Sanders ............. 1.2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 7 Ty Kline .................. 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 Noel Clark ................ 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 Mike Ekstrom .............. 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

WP - Sanders. HB - Copeland.

Strikeouts - Moon; Clement; Metropoulos; Brewster; Vieira; Recuenco 2; Kunda; Calderon 2; Reynolds; Pietsch; Ellsbury. Walks - Moon 2; Lunetta 2; Clement; Metropoulos 2; McAndrews; Vieira; Kunda; Mathews.

Umpires - HP: Mik Hendrickson 1B: Kevin Gillmre 3B: Ted Kovach Start: 1:06 PM Time: 3:15 Attendance: 1077

Copeland faced 1 batter in the 2nd.

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