Errors Costly For Beavers In Baseball Loss

May 14, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - A season-high five errors cost Oregon State in a 9-3 loss to 14th-ranked Arizona State in Pacific-10 baseball on Friday night at Packard Stadium. OSU took a 2-run lead in the top of the sixth inning but committed two errors in the Sun Devils' four-run bottom of the sixth and two more errors as ASU scored four times in the bottom of the eighth.

OSU (27-16 overall, 7-9 Pacific-10) and ASU (33-13, 8-8) continue their series Saturday at 7 p.m. and conclude it Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games can be heard on KEJO-AM (1240).

On Friday, the Beavers spotted Arizona State a first-inning run, then came back to grab a 2-1 lead in the top of the third inning. With two out, Aaron Mathews singled home one run and Paul Richie was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded by Sun Devil starter Jeff Mousser to put the Beavers on top.

OSU added to the lead in the top of the sixth when Richie led off with a double down the leftfield line, advanced to third on a flyout by Shea McFeely and scored on Tony Calderon's sacrifice fly.

After giving up the run in the first, OSU starter Jake Postlewait worked out of trouble in the second inning and then allowed just three baserunners over the next three innings. After ASU's surge into the lead in the bottom of the sixth, Postlewait's record dropped to 9-3 this season; he needs one more victory to join OSU's all-time top 10 list for pitching wins in a season.

Mathews, who had a 21-game hitting streak stopped in OSU's last game on May 4 at Portland, was 2-for-3 on Friday. It was his 20th multi-hit game of the season and he has at least one hit in 38 of the Beavers' 43 games this spring.

NO. 14 ARIZONA STATE 9, OREGON STATE 3

Oregon State  002 001 000 - 3  5 5Arizona State 100 004 04x - 9 12 0

Postlewait, Pendley (6) and Richie. Mousser, Averill (6), Zinicola (8)and Gossewisch. W-Averill (4-2). L-Postlewait (9-3). Sv-Zinicola (5). 2B-Ellsbury (OSU),Richie (OSU), Kunda (OSU), Buck (ASU), Asanovich (ASU). 3B-Pedroia (ASU).

HITS: Oregon State 5 (Ellsbury 1x4, Mathews 2x3, Richie 1x3, Kunda 1x2),Arizona State 12 (Pedroia 1x3, Buck 2x5, Larish 2x5, Zinicola 1x4, Asanovich 1x5, Gossewisch1x4, Curtis 1x4, Walsh 3x3). RUNS BATTED IN: Oregon State 3 (Mathews 1, Richie 1, Calderon 1),Arizona State 7 (Buck 4, Zinicola 1, Curtis 1, Walsh 1).

Oregon State 3 (27-16,7-9 PAC-10) Arizona State 9 (33-13,8-8 PAC-10)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI--------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------Jacoby Ellsbury cf......... 4 0 1 0 Dustin Pedroia ss.......... 3 3 1 0Mike Lissman dh............ 5 0 0 0 Travis Buck rf............. 5 1 2 4Chris Campos lf............ 0 1 0 0 Jeff Larish lf............. 5 0 2 0 Tyler Graham lf........... 2 0 0 0 Zechry Zinicola dh/p....... 4 0 1 1Aaron Mathews rf........... 3 0 2 1 Josh Asanovich 3b.......... 5 1 1 0Cole Gillespie 1b.......... 2 0 0 0 Tuffy Gosewisch c.......... 4 0 1 0 Andy Jenkins ph/1b........ 1 0 0 0 Colin Curtis cf............ 4 1 1 1Paul Richie c.............. 3 1 1 1 Joe Persichina 1b.......... 2 0 0 0Shea McFeely 3b............ 3 0 0 0 Joel Bocchi ph............ 0 1 0 0Tony Calderon ss........... 3 0 0 1 Chris Cook 1b............. 1 1 0 0Chris Kunda 2b............. 2 1 1 0 Nick Walsh 2b.............. 3 1 3 1 Mike Hass ph.............. 1 0 0 0 Jeff Mousser p............. 0 0 0 0 Chad Schroeder 2b......... 0 0 0 0 Erik Averill p............ 0 0 0 0Jake Postlewait p.......... 0 0 0 0 Nathan Pendley p.......... 0 0 0 0Totals..................... 29 3 5 3 Totals..................... 36 9 12 7

Score by Innings R H E-------------------------------------------Oregon State........ 002 001 000 - 3 5 5Arizona State....... 100 004 04X - 9 12 0-------------------------------------------

E - Gillespie 2; Calderon; Schroeder 2. DP - Oregon St. 1; Arizona St. 1. LOB -Oregon St. 9; Arizona St. 8. 2B - Ellsbury; Richie; Kunda; Buck; Asanovich. 3B -Pedroia. HBP - Richie. SH - Ellsbury; Walsh. SF - Calderon. SB - Pedroia; Curtis. CS- Walsh.

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO------------------------------------------------Jake Postlewait L,9-3..... 5.2 9 5 5 4 2Nathan Pendley ............ 2.1 3 4 0 0 0

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO------------------------------------------------Jeff Mousser .............. 5.0 4 3 3 5 3Erik Averill W,4-2........ 2.0 1 0 0 1 3Zechry Zinicola S,5....... 2.0 0 0 0 1 4

WP - Postlewait; Averill. HBP - by Mousser (Richie).

Umpires - HP: Kevin Gillmore 1B: Larry Randall 3B: Tony NorrisStart: 7:03 pm Time: 3:26 Attendance: 2509

Mousser faced 1 batter in the 6th.

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