Baseball Falls to Oregon State, 10-4
May 7, 2005
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Fourth-ranked Oregon State used six unearned runs in the sixth inning to defeat UCLA, 10-4 Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium in game two of this weekend's Pac-10 series. The Bruins outhit the Beavers 11-10 but made five errors on the evening.
Anton Maxwell improved to 9-1 while earning the victory for OSU. Right-hander Bryan Beck falls to 0-9 after suffering the defeat for UCLA.
Center fielder Josh Roenicke, second baseman Sean Carpenter, first baseman Brett McMillan and catcher Chris Denove each had two hits for the Bruins. First baseman Cole Gillespie was 3-for-5 with three RBI for Oregon State.
The two teams exchanged runs in the second inning with UCLA's run coming courtesy of McMillan's seventh home run of the year, a line drive shot down the right field line.
Oregon State (35-8, 13-4 Pac-10) took the lead for good in the fourth as the Beavers tossed up three more runs with the help of four hits and two errors. Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury highlighted the inning for the Beavers with a two-out double down the left-field line to score two.
Denove brought UCLA (11-32, 1-13 Pac-10) to within two runs in the bottom of the inning as he singled home shortstop Tommy Lansdon with an RBI single to center.
Oregon State put the game out of reach in a wild sixth inning. UCLA used four pitchers in the frame with right-hander Kevin Brophy finally escaping the inning and eventually tossing the final 3.1 innings. Brophy allowed just one hit and one unearned run while striking out four.
The Bruins added two more runs in the seventh via an RBI base hit fromRoenicke and a misplayed ball by OSU outfielder Danny Anderson.
The game time for Sunday's series finale has been moved up to 12:30 p.m.