Oregon State Edged In Series Finale
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Jake Dukart doubled twice and drove in two runs but Oregon State dropped a 5-3 decision to Utah Saturday in the three-game series finale at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
Dukart doubled in the second and eighth innings. His second double, coming on the first pitch he faced from Utah reliever Brayson Hurdsman, drove in two and made it a two-run ballgame.
The 2-for-3 day pushed Dukart's hit streak to three games; he is 7-for-10 during the streak with four runs batted in and three doubles.
Andy Armstrong opened the game's scoring with a single in the second. The OSU (20-6 overall, 7-2 Pac-12 Conference) lead held until the fifth when Utah scored four unearned runs to go up for good. The Utes (6-15, 3-6) scored another run in the seventh to go up 5-1.
David Watson held the Beavers to five hits and three runs in 7 2/3 innings. He earned the win to improve to 2-3 this season.
Hurdsman earned his second save after allowing one hit and a walk with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.
Cooper Hjerpe took the loss for the Beavers in his seventh start of the season. The lefty allowed two hits and four runs with seven strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. He is 2-2 this season.
Oregon State returns to action Monday night when starting a two-game series versus Gonzaga at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. First pitch is scheduled for 5:35 p.m. PT.
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