Oregon State Beavers lose to University of Portland 7-2: Live update recap
The Oregon State Beavers start the last two weekends of the regular season.
The University of Portland drivers opened a close game with a five-point fifth inning, beating the Beavers 7-2 in their final game of the season at Joe Etzel Field.
Oregon State (32-18), which still has two crucial Pac-12 Conference series in the regular season, has lost six of its last 10 games.
The Beavers roster was littered with regulars in their last non-conference tune-up, but the offense was only able to collect six hits and two runs as three Portland pitchers held them in check. Oregon State had a single record player more than one stroke (Jake Dukart had two) and only managed one for extra goals (Greg Fuchs had an RBI brace in the second inning).
The drivers (23-24) jumped at the chance to win their home final with a big seventh inning, in which they hit and collected four hits. Jake Holcroft and Sam Brown each scored a two-point double during the game-change phase, giving the drivers more than enough offense.
Joey Mundt (2-1), who was one of eight Oregon State pitchers to pitch Tuesday, suffered the loss, giving up three hits and all five runs in the seventh.
Nick Brink, who struck out five and allowed just one hit in three scoreless innings of relief, claimed his first win of the season.
Next up: The Beavers host Arizona on Friday to open a three-game Pac-12 series at Goss Stadium.
Oregon State Beavers (32-17) vs. University of Portland Pilots (22-24)
When: 5 p.m. PT, Tuesday, May 18
Or: Joe etzel field
TV channel: The game is not shown on television.
Direct: Oregon State will broadcast the game on its website. Visit the OSU baseball calendar page and click on the “watch” link in the corresponding calendar tab. You can also stream live online by going to the live streaming tab on the baseball calendar page or through the TuneIn app on smartphones and tablets (by searching for Beaver Sports Network).
Radio: All games are broadcast on the Beaver Sports Network starting 30 minutes before the first pitch. Affiliates include: KEJO 1240-AM (Corvallis), KKNX 840-AM (Eugene), KCFM 1250-AM & 104.1-FM (Florence), KLAD 960-AM & 93.3-FM (Klamath Falls), KTMT 880-AM & 96.1 -FM (Medford, weekend games), Rip City Radio 620-AM (Portland), 102.3 FM (weekdays before 5:30 p.m.), KSKR 1490-AM (Roseburg) and KBZY 1490-AM (Salem, weekend) .
Likely starters: TBA
This and that: This is the third and final meeting between Beavers and Pilots this season. Oregon State won the first two games by a combined score of 18-4, as its pitching staff limited the drivers to eight hits while knocking out 27 batters. … The Beavers ended a three-game losing streak with their Sunday 5 victory at Arizona State. … Troy Claunch went 3 for 6 with a home run and a double in the win, extending his streak to 11 games – tied for the longest by any Beavers player this season. Over the streak, Claunch beat .400 (16 for 40), with three homers, four doubles and 11 RBIs, and he increased his average to .303 over the season. … Oregon State is 18-7 in non-conference games this season, which includes an 11-3 mark away from Goss Stadium. … The Beavers pitching staff, who have the sixth-best ERA (3.24) in the country, are two strikeouts from No.500 this season. This would be the fourth time in school history that the Beavers have recorded at least 500 strikeouts in a season. … OSU hit four home runs in Sunday’s win – and has 13 in the last five games – bringing its season tally to 49. The next home run will give the Beavers at least 50 in one season for the fifth time. only in school history.
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