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Open Thread :: at Arizona, Game 2 (L, 8-2)

Oregon State at Arizona
Game 2 :: Saturday, March 31, 6:00
#2 Oregon State   #25 Arizona
(23-4)   (23-6)
Joe Patterson (5-1)   Brad Mills (5-2)

It's Game 2 of the series. Oregon State is looking for revenge after Arizona delt them their first loss of the season last night.

Update [2007-4-1 14:51:59 by Jake]: Okay, so the live updating thing didn't really work last night, but here's a inning-by-inning look at last night's game:

Top 1

Chris Hopkins singled to start the game, and then was promptly caught stealing. Canham struck out, and then Darwin Barney singled to left. Mike Lissman sent one up the middle, advancing Barney to third, but the Beavers couldn't get him in, as Ogata flied out to left.


Bottom 1

Joe Patterson put them down in order: Fon grounded out to third, Sedbrook flied out to left, and Ziegler grounded out to third.

Top 2

Wells and Lechelt both struck out to begin the inning for the Beavers, and after Drew George singled too left, Berke flied out to third to end the inning.


Bottom 2

Patterson hit Rhinehart with a pitch to lead off the inning. Glenn reached first on a fielder's choice, but Rhinehart was thrown out at second by Darwin Barney. TJ Steele singled up the middle, advancing Glenn to second. Jon Gaston, Arizona's right fielder, singled through the right side, sending Glenn home from second, and Steele from first to third. Dwight Childs hit a sacrafice fly to left, and Steele scored tagging up. Robert Abel reached base on an error by Beaver second baseman Lonnie Lechelt, putting Wildcats on first and third. The inning ended when leadoff batter Dialo Fan grounded out to first base.

Arizona 2, Oregon State 0.

Top 3

The Beavers didn't do much damage in this inning, as it was four up, three down. Chris Hopkins lead off with strkeout, Canham followed with another strikeout, and after Darwin Barney walked, Lissman flied out to left.

Arizona 2, Oregon State 0

Bottom 3

Patterson got two quick outs in Colt Sedbrook and CJ Ziegler, and after he hit Rhinehart with a pitch, he was caught stealing by Mitch Canham.

Arizona 2, Oregon State 0

Top 4

Jason Ogata led off with a strikeout, and Branden Wells walked. Lonnie Lechelt also walked, sending Wells to second. With runners on first and second, Drew George struck out, and then Scotty Berke hit a ground ball to the shortstop that was tossed over to second for the easy out to end the inning.

After 3 1/2, it's Arizona 2, Oregon State 0

Bottom 4

Brad Glenn got things started for Arizona with a double to the right center field gap. Steele struck out for the first out of the inning, and then Jon Gaston singled, putting runners on first and third. The next batter, Dwight Childs, reached first on a fielder's choice and Gaston advanced to second, but Brad Glenn was thrown out at the plate by Patterson. Arizona didn't waste any time getting that run back, as #10 hitter Robert Abel took Patterson to right center for 2 RBI's, putting Arizona up 4-0. Diallo Fan ended the rally for the Wildcats, grounding out to first base.

After 4, it's Arizona 4, Oregon State 0

Top 5

Oregon State needed a rally in the fifth inning to chip away at Arizona's four run lead, and Chris Hopkins helped their chances with a lead off double down the line. Canham got on base with a single, advancing Hopkins to third, putting runners on the corners. Darwin Barney hit up into a 6-4-3 double play, but Hopkins was able to score, putting the Beavers on the board. Lissman was hit by a pitch, and then Ogata singled, putting runners on first and second. Both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch, but Brandon Wells flied out to right, ending the inning and leaving two runners in scoring position.

Arizona 4, Oregon State 1

Bottom 5

Sebrook led off with a flyout to second base, and Ziegler singled down the line. Patterson hit Rhinehart, putting two on with one out. Glenn grounded out to the pitcher, but moved the runners up into scoring position. The Beavers went to the bullpen for Mark Grbavac, replacing Patterson, and he promptly struck out the first batter he faced, ending the inning.

Arizona 4, Oregon State 1

Top 6

Lonnie Lechelt got things started with a double, and Drew George moved him over to second on a ground ball to the second baseman. George was thrown out for the first out of the inning. Scotty Berke struck out, and Chris Hopkins flied out to right to end the inning.

After 5 1/2, Arizona 4, Oregon State 1

Bottom 6

The Wildcats got things going again in the sixth, when Gaston singled to start the inning, and Childs walked, quickly putting two runners on base. Abel laid down a sacrifice bunt, moving the runners to second and third. Diallo Fan tripled to center field, scoring the two runners easily.

With a 5 run deficit, the Beavers went to the bullpen again, this time for Greg Keim. Keim was able to successfully ground out the next two hitters, ending an inning a long inning for the Beavers.

Arizona 6, Oregon State 1

Top 7

Canham was hit by a pitch to start the inning, and Darwin Barney reached on a fielder's choice; Canham was thrown out. Lissman flew out to center for second out. Ogata singled to center, but advanced to second on the throw. Darwin Barney moved over to third. Brandon Wells walked, loading the bases. Arizona went to their bullpen for Stoffel. The Beavers put in Santschi to pinch hit from Lonnie Lechelt. He walked, scoring Barney from third, and keeping the bases loaded. With the bases loaded and two outs, Drew George struck out looking-- a brutal way to end a promising inning.

Arizona 6, Oregon State 2

Bottom 7

The Wildcats went 1-2-3 in the seventh. Rhinehart lined out to second, and then Glenn and Steele both grounded out to third.

Arizona 6, Oregon State 2

Top 8

The Beavers went 1-2-3 as well. Wong struck out looking for the second consecutive backwards K, and after Chris Hopkins walked, Canham grounded into a double play.

Arizona 6, Oregon State 2

Bottom 8

With a four run cushion, Gaston walked and then stole second. Childs grounded out to short, advancing Gaston to third. Robert Abel singled to center, scoring Gaston, and causing the Beavers to turn to Anton Maxwell from the bullpen. Diallo Fan singled to center off of Maxwell, and then the Wildcats successfully executed a double steal, putting runners on second and third. Sedbrook singled through the left side, scoring Abel from third, and moving Fon to third. Weldon struck out, and Rhinehart grounded out to end the inning, but not before the Wildcats scored two more runs.

Arizona 8, Oregon State 2

Top 9

8-2 would remain the final after Oregon State went 1-2-3 in the ninth, losing their second consecutive game for the first time all season.

This is a tough loss for the Beavers, especially after all the hype they generated heading into Pac-10 play. All they can do now is hope for a Sunday victory over the Wildcats, and head home with a 1-2 conference record, then see what they can do against USC.

Go Beavers!