The Beavers’ trip to Reno was definitely not short on excitement. Neither the Monday game or the Tuesday went OSU’s way, however. Nevada won on Monday 8-7 in 12 innings and 7-6 in 10 innings on Tuesday. Here’s how it went down.
Oregon State outhit Nevada 13-12 while committing an unfortunate three errors compared to Nevada’s one.
OSU started off with a two-run home run from Joe Casey. Nevada quickly took the lead though, with an RBI double from Matt Clayton in the first and four runs in the second inning. The Beavs battled back in the third with RBIs from George Mendazona and Jake Dukart. That same inning, Keaton Smith extended Nevada’s lead by a run.
RBIs from Ryan Ober and Adley Rutschman tied it in the sixth. No scores in the seventh, eighth, or ninth sent the game into extra innings where Nick Seamons walked it off with an RBI single in the twelfth.
Reno native Christian Chamberlain struggled in the start giving up a whopping six runs off of eight hits in just three innings of work. Dylan Pearce earned the losing decision pitching six innings in relief.
In the second game, OSU had 12 hits to Nevada’s 11 with both teams committing two errors.
The OSU offense started strong with two runs in the first inning with RBIs from Adley Rutschman and Troy Claunch. They followed it up with a solo homer from Jake Harvey.
The fifth inning was a busy one for both teams. Ryan Ober had an RBI single to center field. Nevada’s Daniel Perry hit a solo homer, which was followed by a two RBI single from Weston Hatten and an RBI single from Conor Allard. In the top of the ninth, OSU’s Joe Casey broke the tie with a two run homer. Allard then grabbed his second RBI of the day in bottom of the ninth and Tyler Bosetti drove him in to tie the game. Keaton Smith then homered to walk it off for the win in the bottom of the tenth.
Another tough start for Jake Pfennigs on the mound ended with six hits and four runs, three of which were unearned. Jake Mulholland took the loss after blowing the save.
These two were absolutely rough. Every pitcher OSU utilized had issues fending off Nevada’s offense. Five errors in two games is also not ideal.
OSU has now lost four out of five games played on Tuesdays so far this year.
The Beavs are back on Friday at 5:30 to kick off a three-game series against Washington State in Corvallis.