CORVALLIS – Adley Rutschman drove in four runs and hit his 12th home run of the season, and Oregon State came back from a six-run deficit but the Beavers ultimately dropped a 12-8 decision to Oregon Tuesday at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
Trailing 8-5, the Beavers scored three in the seventh to even the game at eight. Jake Harvey drove in a run on an infield single, Kyler McMahan made it 8-7 on a double to left and then scored the game-tying run on a single by Andy Armstrong. The Ducks, however, scored four in the eighth to take a four-run lead.
Oregon State (23-7-1 overall) reliever Christian Chamberlain took the loss after giving up three hits and four runs in two innings. He dropped to 2-3 this season.
Rutschman drove in a run in the first, then hit a three-run home run in the fifth to bring the Beavers to within three, 8-5. He and Beau Philip each had two hits to pace the Beavers.
Nico Tellache, who struck out two to close out the seventh, earned the win, to improve to 4-1 this season.
Sam Tweedt started for the Beavers and worked just 2/3 of an inning before Nathan Burns came in from the pen. Tweedt gave up five runs but only one was earned.
Oregon’s (19-12) Tyler Frazier started and went three full, and left with an 8-2 lead. He didn’t, however, figure in the decision after the Beavers scored six straight to tie the game in the seventh.
Up next, Oregon State makes the trip to Phoenix for a three-game series with Arizona State. The series opener is slated for 6:30 p.m. first pitch Friday night. Oregon heads to Pullman, WA for a three-game series against Washington State. Game one of the series is scheduled for a 5:05 p.m. start time on Friday.
– via Oregon State Athletics Communication