Huskies Out-Slugged By OSU, 8-6
May 14, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Washington and Oregon State combined for 24 hits, including 10 for extra bases as the Beavers out-slugged the Huskies for an 8-6 win Friday night at Goss Stadium.
The Huskies (25-23 overall, 8-11 in the Pac-10) gave up three runs in the third and, despite continually closing the gap, were never able to get back to even. Oregon State improved to 25-18 overall and 8-11 in the conference.
UW starter Geoff Brown (1-5) suffered the loss, allowing four runs over three innings. OSU's Greg Peavey (4-2) gave up four runs on five and two-thirds to pick up the win.
Neither team was able to push a run across until the bottom of the third when Carter Bell led off with a double and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly from Tyler Smith. Adalberto Santos followed the sac fly with a single and then Stefan Romero belted his 13th homer run of the season to give the Beavers a 3-0 lead.
Washington answered in the fourth. Anselment led off the inning with a triple to center and scored on a double from Caleb Brown to open the inning. After the next two batters were retired, left fielder Julien Pollard laced a double down the right-field line to drive in Brown, cutting the OSU lead to 3-2.
In the bottom of the fourth, the lead was back to three runs as Santos' one-out triple scored two more Beavers, making it a 5-2 game. In the fifth, OSU's Jared Norris hit a solo homer and Michael Miller singled and scored on an error to up the lead to 7-2.
But in the top of the sixth, the Huskies loaded the bases and Cherry came through, belting a two-out, 0-2 pitch into the right-field corner for a two-run double to narrow the gap to 7-4.
After OSU posted another run in the sixth to make it 8-4, Washington drew back to within two runs at 8-6 in the seventh when Kizer's two-run single drove in a pair.
The Huskies and Beavers play Saturday in a 2:00 p.m, which will be broadcast live on FSN television. Sunday's series finale starts at 1:00 p.m. Both remaining games at OSU will air live on KKNW AM-1150 radio.
LINESCOREPac-10 ConferenceOregon State 8, Washington 6Washington 000 202 200 -- 6 9 2Oregon State 003 221 00x -- 8 15 2Geoff Brown, Forrest Snow (4), Adam Cimber (6), Jacob Clem(7) and Miles Kizer. Greg Peavey, Kraig Sitton (6), TylerWaldron (7), Matt Boyd (8), Kevin Rhoderick (8) and AndrewSusac. W - Peavey (4-2). L - G. Brown (1-5). Sv - Rhoderick(3). 2B - UW, Doug Cherry 2, Caleb Brown, Julien Pollard;OSU, Carter Bell, Travis Anderson. 3B - UW,Chase Anselment; OSU, Adalberto Santos. HR - OSU, StefanRomero (13), Jared Norris (2). T - 3:46. A - 2,178.Records: UW 25-23, 8-11 Pac-10; OSU 25-18, 8-11 Pac-10.