Beavers Drop Series Finale to Washington
May 16, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Andrew Susac doubled to give Oregon State an early lead but the Beavers could not hold on and lost to Washington, 3-2, Sunday in the series finale at Goss Stadium.
Washington scored the go ahead run in the eighth when Jacob Lamb walked on a 3-1 pitch from Oregon State reliever Kraig Sitton. It forced in Eric Peterson, who had been hit by a pitch from OSU starter Sam Gaviglio to start the inning.
Sitton had come in for Gaviglio with one out in the inning and proceeded to walk three straight. The loss went to Gaviglio, who fell to 2-3 on the year after going 7 2/3 innings, scattering five hits, three runs and a walk while striking out three.
Jacob Clem, the second of two Washington pitchers, went eight innings in relief of starter Brandon Rohde. Clem picked up the win to improved to 4-3. He allowed two runs, six hits and a walk while striking out three.
That was, however, Oregon State's only offensive output of the afternoon. Adalberto Santos was the lone Beaver with two hits as the club tallied seven on the day.
The Huskies put their first run on the board when Doug Cherry singled to right on a 2-0 offering from Gaviglio.
Washington equaled the Beavers in the fourth. Pierce Rankin was hit by a pitch, then moved to third when Lamb singled up the middle. The next batter, Caleb Brown, reached on a fielder's choice, enabling Rankin to come home from third.
The loss dropped the Beavers to 26-19 on the year; OSU is 9-12 in Pacific-10 Conference play. Washington, meanwhile, improved to 26-24 on the year and 9-12 in league play.
Oregon State plays next on Tuesday when the Beavers host the first of two non-conference games against Seattle. First pitch Tuesday night is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PT.
Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased by visiting the ticket office at Goss Stadium, which opens 2 ½ hours before first pitch, on gameday.
For fans who can't make it to the game, catch it on the Beaver Sports Radio Network or by visiting Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Mike Parker will call all the action.
OREGON STATE NOTES: Oregon State dropped to 9-7 this season when wearing its orange uniforms ... The Beavers fell to 18-1 when out-hitting its opponent ... Stefen Romero extended his hit streak to 13 games with an infield single ... Adalberto Santos' two hits pushed his hit streak to six games ... The Beavers failed to extend their home run streak to eight games ... OSU is 9-2 in one-run games this season.
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