Beavers lose Game 2 in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. – Oregon State’s baseball team, ranked No. 1 in the nation, lost a 5-2 decision to Arizona on Saturday night at Hi Corbett Field.
The Wildcats victory tied the series at one game apiece. Oregon State (40-10 overall, 19-7 Pac-12 Conference) saw its eight-game winning streak shattered by the loss.
Oregon State scored first when Mason Guerra lined house Jacob Melton first. The Beavers scored again in the ninth when Greg Fuchs led in Travis Bazzana on a triple.
The Beavers were handcuffed by Arizona starter Garrett Irvin, who improved to 5-3 that year. He held Oregon State to three hits and a run in seven innings.
The teams were tied 1-1 through the first six innings of the game. But Arizona (34-18, 15-11) took the lead on Noah Turley’s two-run homer in the seventh. Daniel Susac homered four and five on a single to center.
Jacob Kmatz took the loss for OSU after starting his 12and game of the season. He allowed six hits and four runs – including three earned – in six innings. He is 8-1 on the year.
Bazzana led OSU with two hits, including a triple in the ninth.
The teams play the third and final game of the series on Sunday at 12:05 a.m. PT. It will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 network.
Oregon State Banknotes
– Garret Forrester hit second overall for the first time this season. Mason Guerrameanwhile, was in fourth place for the first time. Greg Fuchs also made his first start of the season in right field.
– The Beavers have now scored 53 first-inning runs this season.
– Jacob Melton extended his hitting streak to five games with a single in the first.
– Garret Forrester walked in the third to reach base safely for the 18and consecutive game. He then doubled in the eighth.
– The Beavers were the second-to-last national team to lose their 10and game this season. Only Tennessee and Davidson remain with less than 10 losses.
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