Dawgs Fall To OSU, 5-3, In Rainy Corvallis
April 1, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Washington baseball team scored three early unearned runs, but 22nd-ranked Oregon State came back and beat the Huskies, 5-3, Sunday at a rainy Goss Stadium.
The game started about two hours late due to rain. The Beavers (17-7 overall, 6-3 in the Pac-12) took the series, two games to one. Washington (16-8 overall, 3-3 Pac-12) won the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday before dropping the next two.
OSU starter Jace Fry (2-1) allowed just two hits over seven innings for the victory. He allowed three runs, but all were unearned and came in the first two innings. UW starter Austin Voth (4-1) suffered the loss, allowing four runs on three hits with six strikeouts over four and one-third innings.
Trailing 5-3, the Huskies loaded the bases with one out in the ninth. However, OSU closer Tony Bryant got a strikeout and a groundout to end the game, earning his fifth save.
In the top of the first, the Huskies took advantage of two errors and a passed ball to pick up two runs. With the bases loaded on an error, an infield single and a walk, Michael Camporeale hit a ground ball to third and the throw to first drew the first baseman off the bag and into a collision with Camporeale, allowing two runs to score.
However, the Beavers caught up quickly, tying the score with two in the bottom of the first. With Tyler Smith aboard on a single, Michael Conforto belted his sixth home run of the season to right field, knotting the score at 2-2.
Another OSU error lead to the UW's third run in the second as Jayce Ray scored when an errant throw to third to try to catch him stealing sailed to into left field, giving the UW a 3-2 edge.
OSU went on top in the fifth. After loading the bases on a single and two walks, the Beavers got a two-run single up the middle from Smith, the Pac-12's leading hitter, to move in front, 4-3.
In the seventh, the Beavers' Ryan Barnes hit a sacrifice fly that brought home another run to increase the lead to 5-3.
The Huskies return home to face No. 2 Stanford this Thursday through Saturday. Game times are 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 1 p.m. next Saturday.