The 22nd ranked Oregon State Beavers fell to the Nevada Wolfpack Friday afternoon front of 902 fans at Peccole Park in Reno, Nevada. The Beavers, now 6-6, only had three hits in the game. Senior Mike Stutes picked up the loss, moving to a disappointing 1-3 on the season.
Jason Ogata recorded the first Beaver hit of the day in the top of the sixth. Jason batted leadoff that inning, and next three consecutive batters grounded out to end the inning.
Daniel Robertson got the second Beaver hit in the top of the ninth. He scored the only Oregon State run of the game when catcher Ryan Ortiz singled to left two batters later. He would advance to third on a groundout by Jordan Lennerton, but was stranded when pinch hitter Logan Boyd flew out to center field to end the game.
On the mound, Mike Stutes threw six and a third innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on six hits. Kraig Sitton, coming on for relief in the seventh, faced four batters and gave up three runs on three hits. Taylor Starr then threw for a complete inning, only giving up one hit. Kyle Foster came in during the eighth, and gave up a double to Nevada's Jason Rodriguez. Foster retired the last two Wolfpack batters of the game on consecutive groundouts to Joey Wong at shortstop.
The Beavers still have two more games remaining on the schedule against Nevada. Game two is scheduled for Saturday at 1:00 p.m.