Losing in rivalry games is frustrating, but that’s exactly what happened to Oregon State on Tuesday night at Goss Stadium. The visiting team from Eugene was victorious 12-8. The Ducks outhit the Beavers 13-9 on the day with OSU committing two errors to Oregon’s one.
Final.— Oregon State Baseball (@BeaverBaseball) April 10, 2019
Oregon 12, Oregon State 8.
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The Beavers got off to a rocky start in the top of the first inning with the Ducks putting up five quick runs. The Beavers bounced back a bit in the second inning with and RBI each from Adley Rutschman and Preston Jones.
In the third inning, the Ducks quickly added three runs to make it 8-2. OSU responded with a three-run homer from Rutschman in the fourth.
When the eighth inning rolled around, OSU picked up three more thanks to RBIs from Jake Harvey, Kyler McMahan, and Andy Armstrong. That tied the game at 8-8.
Unfortunately for the Beavs, Oregon had yet another productive inning in the eighth with four more runs, thanks in part to a two-RBI single from Tanner Smith. The ninth would yield nothing for Oregon State and the game would come to a close.
The trouble on the mound started right away for OSU as starter Sam Tweedt gave up five hits and five runs on just 28 thrown pitchers. The Beavs would burn through five pitchers throughout the evening with Dylan Pearce having the best outing at 3.2 innings pitched and one hit allowed with two strikeouts.
Issues with pitching in midweek games have been a problem this year for the Beavers. While it looked like they had it sorted out last week against San Diego State, they regressed a bit in Tuesday’s rivalry game.
The Beavers next head down to Tempe for three games with Arizona State on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.