May 14, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Washington and Oregon State combined for 24 hits, including 10 for extra bases as the Beavers out-slugged the Huskies for an 8-6 win Friday night at Goss Stadium.
The Huskies (25-23 overall, 8-11 in the Pac-10) gave up three runs in the third and, despite continually closing the gap, were never able to get back to even. Oregon State improved to 25-18 overall and 8-11 in the conference.
UW starter Geoff Brown (1-5) suffered the loss, allowing four runs over three innings. OSU's Greg Peavey (4-2) gave up four runs on five and two-thirds to pick up the win.
Neither team was able to push a run across until the bottom of the third when Carter Bell led off with a double and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly from Tyler Smith. Adalberto Santos followed the sac fly with a single and then Stefan Romero belted his 13th homer run of the season to give the Beavers a 3-0 lead.
Washington answered in the fourth. Anselment led off the inning with a triple to center and scored on a double from Caleb Brown to open the inning. After the next two batters were retired, left fielder Julien Pollard laced a double down the right-field line to drive in Brown, cutting the OSU lead to 3-2.
In the bottom of the fourth, the lead was back to three runs as Santos' one-out triple scored two more Beavers, making it a 5-2 game. In the fifth, OSU's Jared Norris hit a solo homer and Michael Miller singled and scored on an error to up the lead to 7-2.
But in the top of the sixth, the Huskies loaded the bases and Cherry came through, belting a two-out, 0-2 pitch into the right-field corner for a two-run double to narrow the gap to 7-4.
After OSU posted another run in the sixth to make it 8-4, Washington drew back to within two runs at 8-6 in the seventh when Kizer's two-run single drove in a pair.
The Huskies and Beavers play Saturday in a 2:00 p.m, which will be broadcast live on FSN television. Sunday's series finale starts at 1:00 p.m. Both remaining games at OSU will air live on KKNW AM-1150 radio.
LINESCORE Pac-10 Conference Oregon State 8, Washington 6 Washington 000 202 200 -- 6 9 2 Oregon State 003 221 00x -- 8 15 2 Geoff Brown, Forrest Snow (4), Adam Cimber (6), Jacob Clem (7) and Miles Kizer. Greg Peavey, Kraig Sitton (6), Tyler Waldron (7), Matt Boyd (8), Kevin Rhoderick (8) and Andrew Susac. W - Peavey (4-2). L - G. Brown (1-5). Sv - Rhoderick (3). 2B - UW, Doug Cherry 2, Caleb Brown, Julien Pollard; OSU, Carter Bell, Travis Anderson. 3B - UW, Chase Anselment; OSU, Adalberto Santos. HR - OSU, Stefan Romero (13), Jared Norris (2). T - 3:46. A - 2,178. Records: UW 25-23, 8-11 Pac-10; OSU 25-18, 8-11 Pac-10.