Beavs and UCLA in Saturday series decider

OREGON STATE took the first game over No. 7 UCLA, but the Bruins took the second. Saturday's tilt, moved up a day from the normal Sunday to accommodate for the Easter holiday, will decide the series. On Friday, Gabe Clark collected three hits but the Beavers dropped a 4-1 decision at UCLA Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Nobach pulled the Beavers to within three on a two-out double past the first baseman, and put the tying run at the plate. Pinch hitter Billy King hit a slicing ball to center that was caught on the run by Christoph Bono, ending the threat.

Clark, meanwhile, singled in the second, doubled in the fourth and singled again in the seventh for his three-hit night. It marked his sixth multi-hit effort of the season and gives him four hits in the series as the teams play the rubber match on Saturday.

The Bruins pushed solo runs across the board in the third and fourth innings, then two more in the sixth to take a 4-0 lead.

UCLA (22-6 overall, 9-2 Pac-12 Conference) starter Grant Watson picked up the win after holding the Beavers scoreless for six innings. The lefty struck out six and walked one with three hits to improve to 5-2.

Drew Rasmussen started for the Beavers (22-8, 5-3) and worked 5 2/3 innings in his 10th appearance of the season. The freshman allowed seven hits and four runs before being relieved by Mak Fox in the bottom half of the sixth.

Rasmussen was charged with the loss and dropped to 3-2 on the year.

Kevin Flemer came on in relief in the seventh and worked two scoreless innings to close the game out. He struck out two and walked two.

The teams finish the series Saturday with a 4:05 p.m. PT first pitch at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The game can be seen live on the Pac-12 Networks (National, Oregon and Los Angeles). Catch Mike Parker over the air on the Beaver Sports Network and TuneIn. Live audio and stats available at

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