Pack Fall At No. 13 Oregon State 9-1
March 5, 2006
Corvallis, Ore. - Nevada(4-11) lost 9-1 to 13th ranked Oregon State(9-4) on Sunday afternoon at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field in Corvallis, Ore. The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 4-11 on the season while the Beavers improved to 9-4 by sweeping the three-game series.
The Beavers wasted little time scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning to go in front 1-0. Lead off hitter Mike Lissman was hit by pitch to start the game and moved to second base on catch Mike Canham's single to right field. A successful sacrifice bunt by shortstop Darwin Barney moved both runners into scoring position for first baseman Bill Rowe. Rowe's ground ball to second base platted the first run of the day for the Beavers.
OSU added another run on two hits in the bottom of the second inning. Right fielder Geoff Wagner singled and with one down left fielder John Wallace collected a bad hop single putting runners on the corners. Lissman's sacrifice bunt scored Wagner from third base and the Beavers led 2-0.
In the bottom of the fourth inning OSU broke open the game scoring three runs on two hits. The Pack committed an error and two batters where hit by pitch in the inning to aid in the Beavers big scoring outburst. Wallace's ground ball scored a run and Canham drove in a run with a double.
In the top of the fifth inning the Pack scored a run on two hits. Catcher Jordan Opdyke singled to right center field and shortstop Leo Radkowski doubled down the left field line to drive home the run to make the score 5-1.
OSU got two RBI hits from Barney and third baseman Shea McFeely in the bottom of the seventh inning to take make the final score 9-1.
Wolf Pack starter Steve Taylor (0-1) was tagged with the loss after allowing five runs, four earned in five innings on the mound. OSU starter Anton Maxwell(1-1) won his first game of the year pitching 5.2 innings. Maxwell surrendered one run on four hits.
Opdyke(2-for-3,R) led the Pack with a pair of hits and Radkowski drove in the the only run.
Wagner(4-for-5,3R) had a game high four hits for the Beavers and Canham(3-for-4,R,RBI) collected three hits in the game. Barney and McFeely tied for game high honors with two RBI apiece.
The Pack travel to Davis, Calif. on Tuesday to play UC Davis at 2:00 p.m.