Oregon State Downed In Midweek Matchup
PORTLAND, Ore. – Greg Fuchs and Justin Boyd each drove in runs as Oregon State dropped a 7-2 midweek matchup to Portland Tuesday night at Joe Etzel Field.
Fuchs doubled home a run in the second and Justin Boyd posted a fourth-inning sacrifice fly to account for Oregon State's offense on the night. OSU, which dropped to 32-18 on the year, totaled six hits, including two by Jake Dukart.
Troy Claunch, meanwhile, extended his hit streak to a team-long 11 games with an eighth-inning single.
Fuchs' double in the second tied the game at one, while Boyd's one-out RBI in the fourth pushed the Beavers ahead 2-1. The Pilots (23-24), however, evened the game at two with a solo run in the sixth. Portland went ahead for good with a five-run seventh.
Joey Mundt, the seventh of eight Oregon State pitchers, took the loss to drop to 2-1 this year. He allowed three hits and five runs in 1/3 of an inning in the seventh.
The win went to Portland reliever Nick Brink, who held the Beavers to one hit and a walk in three scoreless innings. He improved to 1-0 on the year.
Oregon State returns to conference action Friday night with a 6:05 p.m. PT first pitch against Arizona at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
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All three games of the series with Arizona will air live on the Pac-12 Network; visit osubeavers.com for the live video direct link for Pac-12.com and Pac-12 Now. Live stats, info on the Beaver Sports Network and TuneIn and more can also be found by visiting osubeavers.com.
- Wade Meckler extended his hit streak to a season-best six games with a third-inning single.
- Oregon State's pitchers totaled five strikeouts, giving them 503 on the season. It's the fourth time in school history the Beavers have struck out 500 or more in the same season.
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