After a big win on Friday that included clinching the Pac-12 championship and Pat Casey’s 1,000th win, OSU came out a little slow in the series finale. It was just good enough to get out of Eugene with a 1-0 victory though.
The only run of the game came from a Cadyn Grenier RBI single in the top of the fourth inning that scored Christian Donahue. The main attraction in this game was the defense of both teams. Neither team committed an error all game and neither team allowed an extra base hit. Plus, we got to see a couple great web gems like Steven Kwan’s in the seventh.
Steven Kwan, flashing the leather.— Oregon St. Baseball (@BeaverBaseball) May 14, 2017
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One frustrating aspect of OSU’s day was the inability to capitalize on the amount of offense they actually produced. While the they had nine hits, the Beavers stranded fourteen runners on base throughout the game. Thirteen of those runners were in scoring position. Thanks to their pitching, however, the Beavs were able to hold Oregon to just three hits.
Jake Thompson improved upon his nation leading record and moved to 11-0 on the year. His day included five strikeouts, with just two walks plus one hit batter. Brandon Eisert came on in relief after 6.2 innings to pitch the rest of the way. Eisert added one more strikeout to the day’s count earning his fourth save of the season.
Another problem that came up for Oregon state was an apparent ankle injury to K.J. Harrison in the fifth inning. It looked like a sprain, but we haven’t heard the official word as of yet.
Your next chance to catch the team live is on Tuesday, May 16th, when they play Portland in Salem-Keizer at Volcanoes Stadium. First pitch for that game is set for 5:35 PM PT.