BASEBALL: Beavs look for Sunday salvage

OREGON STATE WILL head into Sunday's matchup against Washington having no chance to win the series -- the first time that's happened all season for No. 5 Oregon State on the baseball diamond.

The Beavs dropped both games of Saturday's doubleheader and the final scores weren't all that close -- the Huskies took the first game 5-1, and followed that up with a 10-3 win in the afternoon. The two teams were playing two on Saturday after Friday's game was rained out in Seattle.

OSU fell apart late in the second game, something that also hadn't been seen all year from the No. 5 team in the nation. An eight-run eighth gave the Huskies the come-from-behind win in the late afternoon game.

Washington (11-25 overall, 5-9 Pac-12) tied the score in the eighth with a single through the right side by Michael Camporeale and then took the lead when Trevor Mitsui doubled to the gap in right, scoring two.

All told, the Huskies sent 14 to the plate in the fateful eighth, scoring eight runs off five Oregon State pitchers. The Beavers used eight pitchers throughout the game.

Down 1-0 entering the fifth, the Beavers (29-8, 10-4) took a 3-1 lead when Kavin Keyes tripled to right, scoring three. That lead, however, evaporated when the Huskies scored one in the seventh and ssss more in the eighth.

The Huskies opened the game's scoring with a run-scoring single by Braden Bishop in the second.

The loss went to Scott Schultz, who allowed his first two earned runs of the season. He did not record an out and faced four batters, falling to 1-1 on the year.

The win went to Washington reliever Tyler Kane, who came on and got the final out of the Beavers' half of the eighth. He improved to 1-2 this season.

Andrew Moore worked 6 1/3 innings and did not figure in the decision. The righty allowed seven hits and two runs while striking out four and walking one.

Washington starter, Austin Voth, meanwhile, also did not figure in the decision. He went seven innings, scattering nine runs and three hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

Game 1 - Washington 5, Oregon State 1
Matt Boyd threw his third consecutive quality start but took the loss in game one as the Huskies opened the day with a 5-1 win.

Boyd scattered nine hits and four runs - three earned - over six innings. The Huskies managed three consecutive singles during a three-run sixth to get the lead.

Washington scored its fourth run off Boyd in the seventh and added another off OSU reliever Taylor Starr.

The Beavers were held to just five hits by Washington starter Jared Fisher, who worked seven scoreless innings for his first win of the season. He improved to 1-2 on the year.

Oregon State avoided the shutout in the ninth when Ryan Barnes drove in Michael Conforto with a sacrifice fly to center. Conforto, Dylan Davis and Kavin Keyes all had two hits in the loss.

The teams finish the series Sunday with a 1 p.m. PT start at Husky Ballpark. Oregon State is almost certain to drop in the rankings but a win on Sunday would lessen the fall.

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