It was a tough end to a tough weekend for the Oregon State Baseball team on Sunday. The Beavs capped off a three-game series by losing the finale to the UCSB Gauchos by a score of 3-2.
Despite having ten hits to UCSB’s five, the Beavs left 14 runners stranded. OSU also committed three errors compared to only one by UCSB.
Josh Candau was named the winning pitcher for the Gauchos while James Callahan picked up his first save of the year. For the Beavs, Ryan Brown was named the losing pitcher, bringing his record to 0-1 for the season.
A Cole Hamilton double in the bottom of the second earned OSU a 2-0 lead to mark a positive start to the game for OSU.
In the fourth inning, UCSB began to hit their stride. The Gauchos got a solo homer out of first baseman Kyle Johnson in the top of that inning. They took the lead in the seventh when they were able to score runs off of two separate fielding errors by the Beavers, both by Matthew Gretler at third base.
The loss puts the Beavers at 5-9 to start the year. Oregon State now have five days to figure a few things out before they head to Tucson for a three-game series against Arizona starting on Friday, March 13th at 6 PM PT.