March 29, 2008
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Washington baseball team had its 11-game win streak broken Saturday in its Pac-10 opener at Oregon State, falling to the Beavers, 8-1, in the first game of a doubleheader.
Beavers senior Mike Stutes (2-3) held the Dawgs to one unearned run on six hits over six innings to pick up the win as Oregon State improved to 12-7 overall and 1-0 in Pac-10 play. Washington's Nick Haughian (2-2) took the loss, allowing four run on five hits in his four innings. The Huskies fell to 16-7 overall and 0-1 with the loss. The two teams will play a second game Saturday due to a rainout Friday.
OSU opened up a lead with three runs in the first inning. After Garrett Nash doubled down the left-field line, right fielder Daniel Robertson laced a two-out single up the middle. After a hit batter, Ryan Ortiz doubled to drive in a second run and a wild pitch allowed the third to score.
The Huskies had a chance to score in the second, but with the bases loaded on one out, a would-be sacrifice fly to right from David Bentrott resulted in a double play when Troy Scott was thrown out at the plate on a call that brought an argument from UW head coach Ken Knutson.
But, OSU got that run back in the bottom of the inning when Joey Wong doubled and scored on a single from Chris Hopkins.
Then, the Beavers broke the game open in the fifth scoring four unearned runs. With the bases loaded on a double, a walk and an error, Hopkins walked to force in one run. A sacrifice fly from Koa Kahalahoe drove in another and Jason Ogata capped the inning with a two-run double, leaving the Beavers with a 8-1 lead after five.
The Huskies and Beavers close out the three-game series Sunday with a 2:00 p.m. game, which will air live both on KKNW AM-1150 and FSN-TV.
LINESCORE Pac-10 Conference Doubleheader -- Game One Oregon State 8, Washington 1 Washington 000 100 000 -- 1 8 1 Oregon State 300 140 00x -- 8 10 1 Nick Haughian, Paul Dickey (5) and Joey Dunn, Brett Wilcox. Mike Stutes, Greg Peavey (7) and Ryan Ortiz, Eric Ammon (9). W - Stutes (2-3). L - Haughian (2-2). Sv - Peavey (1). 2B - UW, Brian Pearl, Dunn, Kyle Conley; OSU, Garrett Nash, Ortiz, Joey Wong, Jordan Lennerton, Jason Ogata, Drew George. T - 3:21. A - 1,324. Records: UW 16-7, 0-1; OSU 12-7, 1-0.