Diamond Dawgs split with No. 2 OSU

SEATTLE - Down 6-0 after five innings, the Washington Huskies scored seven unanswered runs to earn a split over No. 2 Oregon State in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Husky Ballpark.

You can read about both games here. Below is a game wrap from Dawgman.com's Perry Huang, who covered the first game of the doubleheader.

Andrew Susac and Ryan Dunn hit back to back home runs to highlight a four run first inning and second ranked Oregon State went on to beat Washington 9-3 at Husky Ballpark on a sunny Saturday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader and the second game of a three game Pac-10 series.

With the win the Beavers improved their Pac-10 leading record to 16-4 and overall mark to 37-11 while the Huskies dropped their fifth straight game to drop to 4-16 and 13-32 overall.

Husky starter Jeff Brigham (3-1) began the game by retiring the first two Beaver batters but then walked Danny Hayes and Kavin Keyes lined a double into the gap in left center to score Hayes and give the Beavers a 1-0 lead. Susac came up next and drove a 1-0 pitch over the 395 marker in center field for his fifth homer of the season and a 3-0 lead. Dunn then drove a 1-0 pitch off one of the flagpoles beyond the wall in left center field for his fourth homer of the season and a 4-0 score.

The Huskies got on the board with a run in the bottom of the fourth to make it 4-1. BK Santy reached base on an error by shortstop Dunn. Brian Wolfe walked and Ty Afenir lined a single to center to load the bases. Santy then scored when Reggie Jones grounded into a double play.

The Huskies made it 4-3 with two two-out runs in the bottom of the fifth. They loaded the bases on singles by Joe Meggs and Troy Scott and an error by second baseman Jake Rodriguez. After Eric Peterson lined into a double play Santy doubled to right center to plate Meggs and Scott.

After that the Beavers put the game out of reach. Rodriguez hit a three run homer, his first of the season, into the visitors bullpen in left field with two outs in the top of the sixth to make it 7-3. The Beavers then capped the scoring and made it 9-3 in the seventh on a two run homer by Keyes, his first of the season, a towering shot over the wall in right center.

The Huskies outhit the Beavers for the game 12 to 9 but missed opportunities plagued them. They got a runner on base in every inning except the eighth but got hurt by three double plays. They also failed to capitalize on a terrific day by Jacob Lamb at the plate. The Huskies' #3 batter went 4 for 5 with three singles and a double and reached base in all five of his plate appearances. He raised his average to a team leading .339. Afenir also had a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4.

On the mound, Sam Gaviglio (10-1) got the win for the Beavers despite giving up three runs, one earned, on 10 hits and one walk in five and two thirds innings. He struck out four. Scott Schultz, the winning pitcher in Friday's series opener, went the final three and a thirds innings to record his first save of the season. He gave up two hits and one walk while striking out one. For the Huskies Brigham got the loss. He went six innings, allowing seven runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out two.

The two teams played the second game of the doubleheader with the Huskies winning 7-6 to salvage the final game of the series. The Huskies host Pacific in a non-conference game at Husky Ballpark on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. before hosting Arizona State in their final Pac-10 home series of the season from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22.

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