The Beavers came into todays game not wanting to repeat last night game. Which saw them give up the game in the final inning, which saw the Ducks go on a two inning run to win the game. The win game the Ducks the series lead. With last night on their mind you could tell the Beavers were focused not to have a repeat of last night's game.. Oregon State would draw first blood scoring in the top of the first to take the early lead, going up by one in the top of the first.
Drew Rasmussen would open the game for the Beavers. Rasmussen would have a rought start in the bottom of the first, giving up two runs, one which saw a balk which allowed the Ducks to score their second run of the inning to take the lead 1-2. Rasmussen would recover nicely pitching 6.2 innings, only allowing three hits and not allowing anymore runs after the rougth start.
The game at first looked like a high scoring affair as the Beavers would answer right back in the top of the second. KJ Harrison the freshman phenom would double to left field, above, scoring Jeff Hendrix, Chris Donahue and Logan Ice. The three inning run would see the Beavers take back the lead 4-2. Harrison now leads the team with 36 RBI on the season, and he shows no signs of slowing down.
After the top of the second innings both teams would remain scoreless for the rest of the game. Oregon State pitchers would hold the Ducks to only one it after the second innings. Mak Fox would get the save pitching 2.2 innings he would allow no hits. Rasmussen who would get the win would improve his record to 4-2 he looks to be one of the Beavers best pitcher when he is on his game.
Oregon State fans were probably a little nervous going into the bottom of the ninth which saw it slip away from them last night. Beavers pitcher Mak Fox put the Beavers fan worry to rest as the first two Ducks grounded out and he caught the last Duck looking to end the game. The Beavers would even up the series with the 4-2 against their in state rival.
With the win the Beavers improve to 23-10 overall on the season, 6-5 in Pac 12 and 4-5 on the road. Although the Beavers are 4-5 on the road it's a step in the right direction as they look to improve on the road as the season gets deeper into Pac-12 play. The Oregon Ducks drop to 20-16 on the season.
Sunday the series concludes with the game starting at 2pm. Oregon State looks for the series win with their in state rival and bragging rights as the better team in the state at baseball.