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Oregon State Baseball Report

The Beavers wrapped up the River City Classic this weekend, where they went 2-1. Let's take a look at how the Beavers did:

Friday: vs. Cal Davis (W, 11-2)
Saturday: vs. St. Mary's (L, 4-1)
Sunday: vs. Sacramento State (W, 18-5)

The Beavers started the tourney with a bang on Friday, winning by 9 over Cal Davis. Oregon State again rallied off big innings in the second and ninth (5 runs apiece) to build up a sizable lead. This game was closer than it looked, however, as UC- Davis left 13 runners on base, 10 of those in scoring position. Oregon State got the win, but was well aware that they didn't have a very good game.

Friday's performance many have rubbed off on Saturday's game, as the Beavers lost their second game of the year to St. Mary's. St. Mary's broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the seventh with three runs, putting the Beavers down three runs, 4-1. Darwin Barney led the Beaver bats with a 3-for-5 effort, with one double.

Coming off a tough loss, the Beavers left no doubt against Sacremento State, winning decisively 18-5. The win moved the Beavers to 11-2 for the season while the Hornets dropped to 2-10. The game was scoreless until the fourth inning, when Darwin Barney went yard with the first grand slam since 2005. The Beavers posted 18 hits for the game, with left fielder Mike Lissman leading the way with three. Shortstop Darwin Barney and right fielder Braden Wells had two hits apiece. Barney ended the game with a team season-high five RBI.

Oregon State returns to action Friday at the four-game Texas A&M Classic in College Station. The Beavers will get their money's worth in two games against the No. 24 Aggies, with the first match up coming on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The second game between OSU and A&M will happen on Monday at 12:30. Oregon State also will play New Mexico and St. Louis in the tournament.

Go Beavers!

--JB--