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OSU vs. UW :: Sunday Inning by Inning

I wasn't able to live blog this one, but here is the rundown.

Top 1

Chris Hopkins was retired on a ground ball that hit the pitchers glove before rolling to the second baseman, then John Wallace and Jason Ogata both flew out to Michael Burgher in center field. Nothing doing for the Beavers in the top of the first. No hits, no runs, no errors, and nobody left on base.

Bottom 1

Michael Burgher grounded out to Joey Wong at second base to begin the inning, then Jake Rife struck out. With two outs, Matt Hague flied out to right, and uno-dos-tres, the Huskies are gone. No hits, no runs, no errors and nobody left on base.

After 1, it's Oregon State 0, Washington 0

Top 2

Mitch Canham flew out to left to start things off, then Darwin Barney doubled to left center. Jordan Lennerton grounded out to the shortstop, moving Barney up a base to third. Mike Lissman walked, then with runners on the corners, Drew George popped up to the Michael Burgher in center. No runs, one hit, no errors, and two left on base.

Bottom 2

Curt Randal popped up the Chris Hopkins in center. In these first two innings, the center fielders are getting a heavy dose of action. Ty Rassmusen grounded out to Drew George at third for the second out, and Jorge Reyes struck Danny Cox out looking to end the inning. No runs, one hit, no errors, and one left on base for the Huskies.

Thru 2, it's still Oregon State 0, Washington 0.

Top 3

Joey Wong led off with a single to left, then Chris Hopkins flied out to right. John Wallace grounded out to the third baseman, and Jason Ogata was caught looking by Jordan Merry, and we're headed for the bottom of the third. No runs, one hit, no errors, and one left on base.

Bottom 3

Joey Dunn led off the third for the Huskies, and popped one up to the pitcher. Matt Stevens flied out to center, and then Jorge Reyes got Michael Burgher swinging for his third strikeout of the day. No runs, no hits, no errors, and nobody left on base.

After 3, it's still Oregon State 0, Washington 0.

Top 4

Mitch Canham led off with a double, the second Beaver lead off man of the game to reach base. Darwin Barney followed with a single to right, and all the sudden the Beavers are in business. Jordan Lennerton hit a ball into center, and when the Husky center fielder Michael Burgher threw to third hoping to get Barney, Lennerton broke for second. The third baseman threw to second, and Lennerton was tagged out. He should of stayed at first, and count that one as a base running error. Mike Lissman singled next, this driving in Canham from third. Drew George singled, and then Joey Wong reached on a fielder's choice. George was thrown out at second. With two down, Chris Hopkins singled, scoring Lissman. Wallace walked, bringing Jason Ogata to the plate with the bases loaded. Jason continued his hot hitting streak with a two out, bases clearing double, picking up three RBI's and putting himself into scoring position. Canham then struck out, but the Beavers ended the inning happy with six runs, seven hits, no errors, and one left on base.

Bottom 4

Pearl, the pinch hitter, started things off by drawing a walk. Matt Hague flied to right, then Curt Rindal singled. Ty Rassmusen walked, and all the sudden the Huskies are rallying right back at the Beavers, with one out and the bases loaded. Not to be outdone, the Beavers turned two 5-4-3 style on a ball hit by Bradley Boyel that ended the inning, and diminished the Huskies hopes for a rally. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left on base.

With four completed, it's Oregon State 6, Washington 0.

Top 5

After the big rally in the fourth, the Beavers didn't bring much in the fifth. Darwin Barney and Jordan Lennerton led off with back to back strikeouts, and Lissman grounded out to third. No runs, no hits, no errors, and nobody left on base.

Bottom 5

Jorge Reyes started things off with a backwards K to Danny Cox, then backed that up with another strikeout, this time a regular K to Joey Dunn. Matt Stevens kept things exciting with a double down the right field lone, but then Michael Burgher grounded out to third. No runs, one hit, no errors, and one runner left on base.

After 5, Oregon State 6, Washington 0.

Top 6

Drew George led off with a flyout to second base, then Joey Wong singled. Chris Hopkins walked, then was thrown out at second on a fielder's choice hit by John Wallace. Wallace took first, then Jason Ogata singled, driving in Wong for another run. Canham grounded out to the pitcher to end the inning. He's really in a slump right now. One run, two hits, no errors, and two left.

Bottom 6

Pearl led off with a walk, then Matt Hague doubled, scoring Pearl. Hague advanced to third on a past ball off the glove of Mitch Canham, then he scored when Jorge Reyes threw a wild pitch that got by Mitch. After those two runs scored, the Huskies couldn't get anything else going as Rindal flew out to short, Rassmusen flew out to first, and Boyer grounded out to third. Two runs, one hit, no errors, and nobody left.

After 6, it's Oregon State 7, Washington 2.

Top 7

Darwin Barney doubled to start the inning, causing the Huskies to go to their bullpen for Geoff Nichols. Nichols caught Lennerton looking for the first out, then forced Lissman to ground out to third. Drew George came through with a single to drive in Barney, and the Beavers put one more on the board. Wong flew out, ending the inning. One run, two hits, no errors, one left on base for the Beavers in the seventh.

Bottom 7

The Huskies went down easily in the seventh, as Cox struck out looking, Dunn flew out, and then Stevens struck out, giving Reyes his seventh strikeout. He's definitely had the best outing for a Beavers starter this weekend. No runs, no hits, no errors, nobody left.

After 7, it's Oregon State 8, Washington 2.

Top 8

With a six run cushion, Chris Hopkins led off with a flyout to right. Wallace grounded out to second base, and the Beavers quickly had their backs to the wall with two outs. Ogata continued his hot batting, and singled to the right side, putting one aboard with two outs. Canham flew out to center, and that was it for the Beavers in the eighth.

Bottom 8

Michael Burgher hit a single to the left side, motivating the Beaver coaching staff to make a move to the bulloen. They brought in Blake Keitzman to face the Husky #2 hitter, and Jorge Reyes left to a much deserved standing ovation by Beaver Nation. With a runner on and no outs, Keitzman forced the pinch hitter, Peterson, to ground into a 6-4-3 double play, one of the best defensive plays of the day. Hague flied out to Hopkins in center, and the Huskies do no harm. No runs, one hit, no errors, and nobody left on base.

Heading into the ninth, it's Oregon State 8, Washington 2.

Top 9

Still leading with a six run cushion, the Beavers came to the plate in the ninth looking to add a few more insurance runs. It didn't happen, as Darwin flew out, Lennerton struck out, and Lissman flew out as well. No runs, no hits, no erros, and nobody left.

Bottom 9

Big Eddie came in to finish off the game for the Beavers, his first action of the series. He got the first two batters to ground out to Drew George over at third, then Bradley Boyer singled to the left side. No biggie however, as Danny Cox rolled one to Joey Wong, and Wong tagged the second, getting the force on Boyer, and ending the game. No runs, one hit, no errors, and nobody left.

Your final: Oregon State 8, Washington 2.

Go Beavers!

--JB--