BASEBALL: Beavs on the brink after loss

OREGON STATE HAD runners in scoring position each of the first five innings but could manage to plate but one of them in a 7-1 loss to LSU. The Beavers must now beat Louisiana-Monroe (Sunday at 11:37 a.m. PT) to keep their season alive.

Oregon State also must now win three games in a row to advance to the Super Regional. If OSU wins Sunday against L-M, they advance to play LSU Sunday at 4:30 p.m. If they beat LSU on Sunday, it's winner take all between the two teams on Monday, June 4, with first pitch again scheduled for 4:30 p.m. PT.

Ryan Dunn drove in the Oregon State's lone run Saturday night in front of 10,367 at Alex Box Stadium. Oregon State managed seven hits off LSU starter Kevin Gausman, but could not pick up the key hits in eight innings off the right-hander. He picked up the win after walking three and striking out three to improve to 11-1 this season. Gausman threw 129 pitches in the win.

Dan Child got the start for the Beavers (39-19 overall) and threw 102 pitches in 5 1/3 innings in his 17th appearance of the season. The sophomore allowed seven hits and five runs with two walks and a strikeout before being relieved by Dylan Davis with one out and runners on second and third in the sixth.

Child took the loss to drop to 6-4 this season.

LSU (45-16) got on the board first, in the second inning, when Tyler Hanover drove in a run on a groundout and Austin Nola singled to center for the 2-0 lead.

Dunn pulled the Beavers to within one in the third when he singled to the gap in right center, enabling Michael Conforto to come in from second.

The Tigers, however, scored two more in the third for the 4-1 lead. LSU added to the lead in the sixth off Child and Davis when Arby Fields scored from third on a wild pitch.

Beaver Sports Radio Network affiliates carrying Sunday's game include the following: KICE 940-AM (Bend), KPOJ 620-AM (Portland), KEJO 1240-AM (Corvallis), KSKR 1490-AM (Roseburg), KORC 92.7 FM (Burns), KAKT 104.7 FM (Grants Pass), KLAD 960-AM (Klamath Falls) and KBZY 1490-AM (Salem).

The game will also be carried on Comcast SportsNet Northwest (channels 37 and 737).

NOTABLE NOTES: The Beavers saw an eight-game errorless streak snapped with two errors in the sixth … OSU met LSU for the first time in school history … It was the Beavers' 21st game all-time against a Southeastern Conference foe … OSU dropped to 11-10 all-time against the SEC.


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