We finally got that offense-heavy game we were waiting for between Oregon State and Oklahoma State...but it didn’t go the Beavs’ way. Oklahoma State completed the weekend sweep with an 8-7 win despite being outhit by the Beavers 14-13. The Cowboys committed the only error of the day.
Final.— Oregon State Baseball (@BeaverBaseball) May 5, 2019
Oklahoma State 8, Oregon State 7.
The Cowboys struck immediately in the top of the first with three runs off a two-run double by Andrew Navigoto and an RBI single from Trevor Boone. The Beavs followed it up with an RBI single from Alex McGarry in the following frame.
The Beavers then tied it up in the second with RBIs from Beau Phillip and Zack Zalesky.
In the fifth, Oregon State jumped out to a three run lead with RBIs from Preston Jones, Jake Dukart, and Andy Armstrong. Things were looking great for the Beavs for about five minutes before Boone blasted a three-run homer to center field in the next frame. Oklahoma State then took the lead in the eighth with a two-RBI single from Cade Cabbiness.
Oregon State tried to mount a comeback in the ninth with a solo homer from Adley Rutschman, but that would be it in terms of scoring.
That one went a long way for Rutschman's 16th home run of the season. pic.twitter.com/nglGmcARGN— Oregon State Baseball (@BeaverBaseball) May 5, 2019
When you refer to a game as ‘offense-heavy’, you can assume it was a tough day for the pitchers. OSU utilized three pitchers on the day to combine for eight strikeouts. Jake Mulholland got the losing decision to bring his record to 3-2 on the year.
Making waves in this series would have been helpful for national rankings/tourney placement. It definitely hurts Oregon State’s bid to host a regional as well. It’s also not great that the team has now lost four in a row. With three series and one midweek game left to go, OSU has a pretty decent cushion built up, but some positive momentum would be nice.
The Beavs are back at it Friday night in Eugene against the Ducks.