Baseball Drops Second Game Of Doubleheader
March 27, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Rob Folsom went 2-for-4 with two runs driven in, but the 17th-ranked Oregon State baseball team lost the second game of a doubleheader to Long Beach State, 8-4, Saturday night at Goss Stadium. LBSU also won the first game, 7-1, giving the club a sweep of Saturday's doubleheader.
With the loss, Oregon State dropped to 16-5 on the season and finished its 11-game homestand with a 9-2 record. Long Beach State, meanwhile, improved to 11-11 on the year.
Folsom posted his second multiple-hit effort of the season and sixth multiple-RBI effort. He tripled home a run in the sixth and doubled home a run in the eighth.
Adalberto Santos also finished with two hits for the Beavers, who rapped out nine on the night. Long Beach State, however, totaled 15, just the seventh time this season an opponent has out-hit the Beavers.
Long Beach State chased Oregon State starter Tyler Waldron after 2/3 of an inning. Waldron allowed five runs and three hits before being replaced by designated hitter Matt Boyd. Waldron dropped to 3-2 this season.
In that inning, LBSU recorded its five runs on five hits - two of which came off Boyd, and which drove in runs that were credited to Waldron. Boyd was able to get out of the inning by getting Joel Thys to hit into a fielder's choice.
Joey Terdoslavich made it 6-0 in the second when he hit his team-leading third home run of the season, coming over the left-field fence.
The Beavers responded with a solo run in the fourth on a single to center by Carter Bell. Oregon State scored another run in the sixth, but the Dirtbags had extended their lead to 7-1 with a run in the top half of the inning.
Branden Pinder picked up the win to improve to 2-3. The Long Beach State righty went seven innings, scattering seven hits and two runs. He struck out four while walking one.
The Beavers opened the doubleheader with a 7-1 loss at the hands of the Dirtbags. Long Beach State finished with 13 hits to Oregon State's seven. No Oregon State player had more than one hit in the loss.
The Beavers' 10-game win streak was snapped in the first game loss. It was the team's longest since OSU won 10 consecutive to close out the 2007 campaign.
Oregon State plays its first road game since March 6 when visiting Portland in a midweek contest Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. PT and it can be heard live on the Beaver Sports Radio Network and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com).
OREGON STATE NOTES: The Beavers wore their crème uniforms in game one and switched to orange uniforms in game two ... The doubleheader was Oregon State's third of the season ... OSU has no more scheduled through the regular season ... The Beavers are still an impressive 21-3 in non-conference home games dating back to the 2009 season ... OSU failed to score first in both games Saturday and dropped to 4-3 this season when opponents score first this season.
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