Baseball Wins One, Game Two To Be Continued Sunday
Feb. 18, 2012
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Oregon State baseball team won the first game of a doubleheader, 3-2, in eight innings Saturday at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium before game two was delayed due to darkness.
The teams will pick up the second game of the doubleheader Sunday at 11:30 a.m. PT. It will be started in the 10th inning with the Beavers at bat. OSU had 12 hits with four errors while UC Santa Barbara had 12 runs on 13 hits with three errors.
The Beavers took game one, an extra-inning affair despite going eight innings as the teams had agreed to go seven prior to the doubleheader.
Smith singled home John Tommasini from second with one out in the top of the eighth. Tommasini had opened the inning with a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt.
Smith led OSU with two of the team's four hits.
The Gauchos opened scoring with a solo run in the third, and the Beavers answered with two in the fifth. Tommasini drove in the first run on a bases-loaded walk and Ryan Barnes drove in the second on a sacrifice fly to center.
Joe Wallace tied it in the fifth with a solo home run to left. It came off OSU starter Cole Baylis, who worked four innings and scattered six hits and two runs with one strikeout.
Tony Bryant got the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief.
The loss went to UCSB righty Jeremy Peterson, who allowed one run and two hits in three innings.
Dan Child started game two for the Beavers and worked six innings. He did not figure in the decision after allowing nine hits and eight runs - only one of which was earned. He was relieved by lefty Carlos Rodriguez to start the seventh.
The Beavers were led offensively in game two by Barnes, who had three hits.
Oregon State found itself down 8-2 after four innings but scored one in the fifth, four in the seventh and three in the eighth to take a 10-8 lead. UCSB scored three in the eighth before Danny Hayes hit a two-run double in the ninth for a 12-11 lead.
The Gauchos, however, forced the game into extra innings when Ryan Palermo hit a two-out home run off Bryant in the bottom of the ninth.
Game four of the series is scheduled to start approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the suspended game.
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