Baseball's Rally Falls Just Short At Oregon
May 8, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. - The 23rd-ranked Oregon State baseball team had the tying run on base in both the eighth and ninth innings but could not push him across in a 3-2 loss to No. 9 Oregon Tuesday night at PK Park.
Oregon State scored two runs in the eighth after finding itself down 3-0 entering the frame. Danny Hayes drove in the inning's first run on a sacrifice fly, then Ryan Barnes drove in Jake Rodriguez with a sharp single to center. Ryan Dettman, pinch running for Barnes, stole second with two outs, but was left at second when Tyler Smith lined out to left.
Oregon (35-14 overall) scored all three of its runs in the first. Ryon Healy tripled with two outs and scored Brett Thomas doubled off the glove of a sprawled Keyes. Two batters later, Ryan Hambright singled to second and two runs scored on the play.
Taylor Starr made his fourth start of the season - and 15th appearance - going 2 2/3 innings before being replaced by Scott Schultz in the third. Starr was touched for three runs and five hits while walking two and striking out three. He took the loss to fall to 4-2 this season.
Joey Housey picked up the win for Oregon after working two innings in relief, allowing one hit with one strikeout. Thomas Thorpe started for the Ducks and allowed one hit and one walk in four innings.
Barnes was the lone Beaver with two hits while Healy and Hambright each had two for Oregon.
Oregon State hits the road this weekend for a three-game series at Utah. All three games, which start Friday, are slated to get underway at noon MT (11 a.m. in Oregon).
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