OSU Scores Early In 11-3 Win Over WSU
April 12, 2003
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- - Washington State, despite collecting 12 hits, couldn't turn those hits into runs and lost to host Oregon state 11-3 Saturday in Pacific-10 Conference action at Goss Stadium.
WSU starter Bryce Chamberlin (3-4) allowed seven runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings in the losing effort for WSU (10-24 overall, 2-6 Pac-10). Stephen Copeland (3-3) pitched five innings, allowing one run on six hits to notch the win for OSU (16-16, 3-5). Andy Baldwin tossed four innings to record the save.
Jay Miller and Derek Bruce led the Cougars with three hits each. Bruce hit his fifth home run of the season, a solo blast in the top of the eighth inning. Aaron Mathews led the Beavers with a 5-for-5, four-RBI day.
OSU scored five runs in the bottom of the second, before WSU responded with Robert Stahlke's two-out sacrifice fly in the fifth that plated Miller.
The Beavers added two more scores in the sixth, taking a 7-1 lead. The Cougars had an opportunity to cut the OSU lead in the top of the seventh, as Miller and Jeremy Farrar led-off the inning with back-to-back singles. But Baldwin settled down and retired the next three WSU batters.
The Beavers scored twice in their half of the inning, extending the lead to 9-2.
The teams complete the series tomorrow at noon. The Cougars are expected to send Aaron MacKenzie to the mound.
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