OSU Scores Early In 11-3 Win Over WSU

April 12, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- - Washington State, despite collecting 12 hits, couldn't turn those hits into runs and lost to host Oregon state 11-3 Saturday in Pacific-10 Conference action at Goss Stadium.

WSU starter Bryce Chamberlin (3-4) allowed seven runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings in the losing effort for WSU (10-24 overall, 2-6 Pac-10). Stephen Copeland (3-3) pitched five innings, allowing one run on six hits to notch the win for OSU (16-16, 3-5). Andy Baldwin tossed four innings to record the save.

Jay Miller and Derek Bruce led the Cougars with three hits each. Bruce hit his fifth home run of the season, a solo blast in the top of the eighth inning. Aaron Mathews led the Beavers with a 5-for-5, four-RBI day.

OSU scored five runs in the bottom of the second, before WSU responded with Robert Stahlke's two-out sacrifice fly in the fifth that plated Miller.

The Beavers added two more scores in the sixth, taking a 7-1 lead. The Cougars had an opportunity to cut the OSU lead in the top of the seventh, as Miller and Jeremy Farrar led-off the inning with back-to-back singles. But Baldwin settled down and retired the next three WSU batters.

The Beavers scored twice in their half of the inning, extending the lead to 9-2.

In the top of the eighth, the Cougars answered with Bruce's leadoff homer to left field. But after Jeff LaRue one-out double, Baldwin got Justin Hart and Miller to each fly-out.

OSU added two more runs in the eighth. In the Cougar ninth, Grant Richardson hit a one-out solo home run, his fifth of the year, but WSU would produce just a Brandon Reddinger single afterward.

The teams complete the series tomorrow at noon. The Cougars are expected to send Aaron MacKenzie to the mound.

WSU 000 010 011 - 3 12 0
OSU 050 002 22x - 11 15 0
Bryce Chamberlin, James Freeman (6), Jamin Svendsen (8) and Jon Baeder, Brandon Reddinger (7).
Stephen Copeland, Andy Baldwin (6) and Billy Munich, Ian McMullen (9).
W - Copeland (3-3). L - Chamberlin (3-4). Save - Baldwin (2). HR - Richardson, Bruce, Mathews.
T - 2:41. A - 690.
WSU Hits - Hart, Miller 3, Farrar 2, Richardson, Reddinger, Bruce 3, LaRue.
OSU Hits - Ellsbury, Mathews 5, Jarvis 2, Pietsch 2, Calderon 3, Kunda, Munich.
E - None. 2B - Miller 2, Bruce, LaRue, Jarvis, Calderon 3. 3B - None.

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