Beavers Lose Regular Season Finale To Arizona
May 30, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Steve Selsky's sixth-inning home run proved to be the game winner as the Oregon State baseball team concluded its regular season with a 3-1 loss to Arizona Sunday in front of 2,823 fans at Goss Stadium.
The Beavers, however, took the series from the Wildcats by virtue of victories Friday and Saturday. Oregon State will now await its postseason fate, one that the Beavers will find out Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. on ESPN.
Selsky's home run was a two-run shot in the sixth that broke a 1-1 deadlock. It came off OSU reliever Tyler Waldron, who ended the weekend with 6 1/3 innings of work against Arizona, where he allowed just two hits and two runs with 10 strikeouts.
Both hits and runs, however, came in Sunday's finale and sent Waldron to 4-5 this season.
Arizona opened the game with a run-scoring single in the first off the bat by Jett Bandy that gave the Wildcats an early 1-0 lead. The Beavers then scored their only run of the game in the third when Tyler Smith came in on a passed ball.
That run was charged to Vincent Littleman, who worked 2 2/3 innings in a start. Nick Cunningham finished with the win after going 3 1/3 innings, limiting the Beavers to four hits and two walks while allowing no runs and striking out four.
He improved to 3-2.
Bryce Bandilla worked a scoreless ninth for his first save of the season.
Ryan Gorton started for the Beavers and worked two innings, allowing four hits and a run while walking one.
Selsky, Bandy and Rafael Valenzuela all had two hits for Arizona.
The Beavers finished the regular season with a 31-22 overall record and 12-15 mark in Pacific-10 Conference play. OSU won three of its last four Pac-10 series, and went 10-5 over its last 15 games of the season.
Arizona, meanwhile, improved to 33-22 overall and 12-15 in league play.
OREGON STATE NOTES: Adalberto Santos and Rob Folsom were honored on Senior Day prior to the game ... tos singled to left in the third and has reached base via a hit or walk in 37 consecutive games ... Santos started in left, becoming the only Beaver to start all 53 games this season ... Carter Bell was the only other OSU player to play in all 53, starting 52 ... Andy Quiring batted in the second spot of the order for the fifth time this season ... He started in right for the sixth time ... Andrew Susac extended his season-long hit streak to five games with a single in the second.
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