Ducks drop game two of series to Oregon State

Some got away from us

Steve Francis

Some got away from us

EUGENE, Ore. – No. 4 Oregon State broke open a tight game late scoring nine runs in the final four innings to hand No. 6 Oregon a 9-0 loss and even their Pac-12 series at one game apiece.

The Beavers (42-9, 21-5 Pac-12) scored five runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to turn a 2-0 game into a blowout. The Ducks (43-12, 20-6 Pac-12) fell one game behind OSU for the conference lead with the two teams playing a series deciding game Sunday at 12 p.m.

Freshman Cole Irvin (10-3) took the loss despite holding the Beavers to just two runs on six hits over seven innings. He gave up solo home runs to Michael Conforto in the sixth and Ryan Barnes in the seventh before leaving the game. Oregon’s bullpen struggled with three relievers giving up seven runs in the final two innings.

Oregon State freshman Andrew Moore (11-1) pitched a complete game shutout allowing just two Oregon hits. Ryon Healy doubled off the right field fence in the fourth and J.J. Altobelli singled to lead off the sixth. Moore struck out just two, while walking only one.

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Charles Fischer

Charles Fischer

Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks for thirty years and has written reports on football boards for over a dozen years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, a daughter, Christine, and their dog (Abbie) reside in Eugene, Oregon, where he has been a financial advisor for 30 years serving clients in seven different states. He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More...