Beavers Fall To Florida In Second Game In Gainesville
June 5, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Oregon State baseball team dropped a 10-2 decision to No. 1 seed Florida Saturday night at McKethan Stadium. The loss dropped the Beavers to 1-1 in the Gainesville Regional and forces Oregon State to play an elimination game Sunday against Florida Atlantic.
Oregon State managed runs in the fourth and fifth innings, but Florida scored seven in the third to blow the game open. Nolan Fontana had opened the game with a leadoff home run to put the Gators at a 1-0 advantage. The Gators added to the lead with the seven-run third in which they hit two triples and posted a two-run home run off the bat of Josh Adamas.
All seven runs in the inning were credited to Oregon State (32-23 overall) starter Sam Gaviglio, who took the loss to drop to 3-4 this season. The right-hander worked 2 2/3 innings and allowed nine hits and eight runs while striking out one and walking three. He was replaced by Dylan Jones in the third.
Alex Panteliodis got the win to improve to 10-2 this season. The lefty worked five innings, allowing five hits and two runs. He struck out eight to help guide Florida to the victory (44-15).
The Beavers scored their first run of the game in the fourth. Travis Anderson doubled to lead off the inning, then moved to third on a wild pitch. Andrew Susac drove him in on a sacrifice fly to right.
Andy Quiring made it 9-2 in favor of Florida in the fifth when he drove a pitch from Panteliodis over the left field fence for his second home run of the season.
By scoring in the fourth, the Beavers extended their streak of scoring at least one run to 114 games. OSU has not been shut out since May 20, 2008 at Long Beach State.
Jones came on to throw 5 2/3 innings in relief of Gaviglio, and scattered just four hits and two runs in his longest outing of the season. The lefty struck out three.
The game was broadcast live nationally on Sun Sports via DirecTV and Dish Network. It was, however, delayed one-hour, 17-minutes due to a storm that passed through Gainesville approximately 30 minutes prior to first pitch.
It was the second OSU game to be delayed in as many innings as the Beavers sat through a three-hour, 15-minute delay prior to Friday's game against Florida Atlantic.
Oregon State will play in an elimination game Sunday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). The Beavers will take on Florida Atlantic, whom they defeated, 6-4, on Friday in the opening game of the Gainesville Regional.
The winner of the first game Sunday will advance to play No. 1 seed Florida at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). That game will be televised nationwide on Sun Sports, available on satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network.
The games can be heard live on the Internet at Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) and the Beaver Sports Radio Network with Mike Parker calling all the action.
All games air on the Beaver Sports Network with pre-game 30 minutes before first pitch. Affiliates include KICE 940-AM (Bend, Ore.), KEJO 1240-AM (Corvallis), KKNX 840-AM (Eugene-Sat. only), KAGO 99.5-FM (Klamath Falls-weekends), KMED 1440-AM, (Medford-weekend only), KPAM 860 (Portland-weekends), KKAD 1550-AM (Portland-weekdays), KSKR 1490-AM (Roseburg), KBZY 1490-AM (Salem).
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