OSU Baseball Game Suspended

April 1, 2003

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon State's non-league baseball game at Portland on Tuesday was suspended due to rain with the Beavers leading 3-1 after three innings. The game could be completed later this season.

The Beavers (13-13 overall, 1-2 Pacific-10) now travel to Washington for a Pacific-10 series this weekend, with games Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. All three games can be heard on KEJO-AM (1240).

Tuesday's game was delayed 17 minutes by rain in the middle of the third inning, and was halted again after the end of the third ining. After a wait of 1 hour, seven minutes, it was declared a suspended game.

Oregon State went in front 3-0 in the top of the second inning after Levi Webber led off with a single to leftfield and Tony Calderon walked. Jacoby Ellsbury then fouled off two bunts attempting to advance the runners, but drove the no-ball, two-strike pitch over the head of centerfielder Tyler Perkins for a run-scoring double.

Paul Richie followed with a fly to short leftfield that UP shortstop Trevor Hahn retreated and caught. When Hahn collided with leftfielder Justin Pierce, Calderon - who had tagged up at third base on the play - scored; Hahn then threw to third base hoping to keep Ellsbury from advancing. No Pilot covered the base, though, allowing Ellsbury to take third and when the ball went into the Portland dugout, he was awarded home to make it 3-0.

Portland got its run in the bottom of the third when OSU starter Jake Postlewait walked Pat Geraghty with one out, allowed a single to Tyler Perkins, then gave up a run-scoring double to Kory Casto that moved Perkins to third. Postlewait then got cleanup hitter Joe Watson to fly out with the tying runs in scoring position to end the inning.

In three innings, Postlewait allowed just the two hits and walked three while striking out two. It was the junior lefthander's first start since March 1.

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