Baseball Drops Midweek Opener To Seattle
March 22, 2011
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The 23rd-ranked Oregon State baseball team dropped the opening game of midweek series with Seattle Tuesday night, 5-4, at Goss Stadium.
The Redhawks erased a three-run deficit with a four-run seventh, aided by two Oregon State errors as the Beavers committed a season-high four on the night.
The loss dropped Oregon State to 15-5 on the year and it snapped an eight-game home win streak. Seattle, meanwhile, improved to 9-6.
The Beavers held a 4-1 advantage after three innings, highlighted by a two-run single off the bat of Parker Berberet during OSU's three-run third. Brian Stamps also drove in a run during the frame, his 10th RBI of the season.
Seattle answered with one in the fourth off OSU starter James Nygren, who tallied six full innings of work in his second start of the season. Nygren scattered five hits and four runs - just two unearned - for his second quality start of the year but did not figure in the decision.
Oregon State's loss went to Ryan Dunn, who saw the final run allowed charged to him. It came off the bat of Bryndon Ecklund, who singled home two with a line drive to left.
Dunn dropped to 0-1 this season after allowing two hits and a run in 2/3 of an inning.
Ecklund led Seattle with a 3-for-4 night as the Redhawks tallied eight hits off Nygren, Dunn and Matt Boyd. Oregon State managed seven hits, with both Berberet and Tyler Smith leading the way with two apiece.
Brandon Kizer earned the win for Seattle after going six full, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out three and walking two.
Blaine Jones earned his fourth save of the season after keeping the Beavers off the scoreboard for the final 1 2/3 innings.
Oregon State and Seattle conclude their midweek series Wednesday afternoon at 3:05 p.m. PT at Goss Stadium.
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OREGON STATE NOTES: James Nygren made his fifth appearance of the season and second start of 2011 ... Danny Hayes extended his hit streak to four games with a single in the second ... OSU scored four runs in the first three innings ... The Beavers have outscored their opponents, 44-19 in the first three innings of games this season ... OSU played its first game as a top 25 club according to Baseball America ... OSU is ranked 23rd in the publication's top 25 ... Parker Berberet tallied his team-leading seventh multiple-RBI game.
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