UW Drops Game Two to No. 21 Oregon State
SEATTLE -- The Washington baseball team (8-12, 0-5) dropped the second game of its series against the No. 21 Oregon State Beavers (16-5, 4-1) by a score of 8-1.
The Huskies once again struggled at the plate and a two-run double in the first inning was all Oregon State would need.
The Beavers got on the board early, plating two runs before an out was recorded. After back-to-back walks to start the game, a double into the right field corner scored both runners to make it a 2-0 lead.
Oregon State doubled its lead in the third, lifting a two-run home run after a leadoff walk to make it a 4-0 advantage.
UW would get on the board in the bottom of the fourth, thanks to some old-school small ball started by Braiden Ward. He led off the inning being hit by a pitch and quickly stole second base. With the HBP, Ward extended his on-base streak to all 20 games this season. He went to third on a ground ball and scored on an RBI groundout to third by Cole Miller.
Another two-run home run, this time in the sixth inning, would give the Beavers a 6-1 lead. A bases-loaded walk in the eighth and single in the ninth pushed it to an 8-1 advantage for Oregon State.
While Cole Miller singled on a perfectly-placed bunt to lead off the seventh and Ramon Bramasco ripped a single up the middle in the ninth, the Huskies were unable to find any more runs in the game.
The third and final game of the series is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, with first pitch at Husky Ballpark set for 1:00 p.m.