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Cougars Drop Pac-12 Contest at No. 18 OSU

Mar 20, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. (March 20, 2021) – Washington State dropped a 10-3 contest to No. 18 Oregon State at Goss Stadium Saturday afternoon.
 
The Cougars (11-3) won Friday's opener 5-2 and head into Sunday's rubber game looking to claim their first series in Corvallis since 2009. Oregon State (12-4) scored single runs in the second and third innings before erupting for five runs in the fourth and finished the game with 13 hits.
 
Left fielder Jacob McKeon had a pair of hits including a two-run homer, designated hitter Tristan Peterson recorded a pair of hits including his team-leading eighth double and shortstop Kodie Kolden homered in the eighth inning. First baseman Kyle Manzardo walked twice to extend his on-base streak to 39 games, the second-longest streak in program history, trailing only Brady Everett's record of 42 set in 2005.
 
KEY MOMENTS OF THE GAME
In the second, OSU struck first using a leadoff double, a wild pitch and a RBI-groundout to shortstop to take a 1-0 lead.
 
The Cougars threatened in the second inning, putting runners on second and third with one out but a pair of strikeouts ended the inning. WSU again put runners on second and third with one out in the third and later loaded the bases with two outs but couldn't push anything across.
 
OSU erupted for five runs in their half of the fourth inning, using five hits, a pair of walks and a wild pitch to push the lead to 7-0. The Beavers added another in the sixth on a balk.
 
Kolden put the Cougars on the board with a solo homer to left field to lead off the eighth. OSU built a 10-1 lead in the eighth but Jacob McKeon hit a two-run homer to straight away centerfield in the WSU ninth.
 
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
Manzardo walked in the 1st inning to extend his on-base streak to 39 games, 2nd-longest in WSU history (42, Brady Everett – 2005)
Tristan Peterson doubled in the 3rd to extend his on-base streak to 14 games
Kyler Stancato recorded his 1st career hit
Duke Brotherton made his collegiate debut, working the 9th
Starter Zane Mills suffered his 1st loss of 2021 after allowing seven earned runs in 3.1 innings.
 
NEXT UP
The series wraps up Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
 
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