Wildcat Baseball Falls To Oregon State, 5-0

March 30, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Arizona baseball team dropped its secondstraight Pac-10 series of the season with a 5-0 shutout loss to Oregon Statein Goss Stadium at Coleman Field on Saturday. The defeat drops Arizona to21-12 overall and 2-4 in the Pac-10. Saturday's loss was the fourth shutoutloss of the season for the Wildcats.

The Beavers opened the scoring in the bottom of the first, scoringthree runs off Arizona's Marc Kaiser. OSU's Andy Jarvis hit his third homerun of the season, a two run shot, in the first before Friday's hero, TomCreighton, blasted his second home run in as many days to extend the lead to4-0 in the third. OSU added one more in the bottom of the seventh on athrowing error by Ken Riley on the back end of a double steal.

Kaiser (5-2), the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week, was tagged with hissecond shutout loss of the season. The right-hander surrendered five runs onseven hits on Saturday. He struck out two and walked one. His first loss ofthe season came in Arizona's 6-0 loss at Long Beach State on March 10.

Arizona has been one hit, four hit and three hit twice in its fourshutout losses this season.

The Wildcats, who are 19-4 at home this season, return to SancetField next weekend for a Pac-10 match-up with College World Series runner-upStanford Friday-Saturday. First pitch for the series opener on Friday isscheduled for 7 p.m.

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