No. 5 Oregon State Drops UCLA, 9-2

May 26, 2006

Box Score

Corvallis, Ore. - The No. 5-ranked Oregon State Beavers clinched their second-consecutive Pac-10 Conference Championship with a 9-2 win over UCLA on Friday night at Goss Stadium. The loss drops UCLA to 31-23 overall and 12-10 in the Pac-10 while OSU improves to 39-13 overall and a Pac-10 best 16-6.

Senior Chris Jensen led the way going 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run, freshman Jermaine Curtis had a RBI single, and freshman Ryan Babineau went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored.

Junior RHP Hector Ambriz (7-7) took the loss going 5.2 innings with six strikeouts, allowing seven runs on 12 hits.

UCLA loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the first inning but could not capitalize. Curtis walked with one out, Jensen followed with a single to shallow right field, and Ambriz drew a two-out walk to load up the bases. Senior Sean Smith then flied out to left field to end the inning and leave the bases juiced.

Oregon State took a 1-0 lead over UCLA in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly to left by Mitch Canham.

The Bruins scrapped for a run in the top of the second inning to tie the game at 1-1. Babineau and freshman Brandon Crawford drew back-to-back walks with two outs to give UCLA a couple of base runners. Curtis followed with a single up the middle to score Babineau from second and tie the game up at one apiece. Jensen then walked to load the bases with two outs before junior Tim Stewart struck out swinging to end the inning and leave the runners stranded.

The Bruins stranded six runners, as OSU starter Dallas Buck issued five walks through the first two innings of the game.

The Beavers went up 2-1 in the bottom of the second inning. With two on and two outs, Darwin Barney hit a dribbler that rolled and died halfway to the pitcher's mound. Babineau fielded the ball from behind the plate and threw to first but could not throw out Barney which allowed Tyler Graham to score from second as no Bruin was covering home.

Oregon State scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 5-1 lead. The Beavers went up 3-1 on a sacrifice fly to center by Barney, and Cole Gillespie hit a two-run home run to left center with two outs to give OSU a four-run lead.

OSU went up 6-1 in the fifth on a solo home run to center by Bill Rowe with one out, and took a 7-1 lead in the sixth inning on a RBI triple to center by Gillespie with two outs.

A RBI single up the middle by Graham in the bottom of the seventh inning put OSU up 8-1.

Buck retired 11-consecutive Bruins, and 16-of-17 from the second inning until Jensen led off top of the eighth inning with a home run to right center to cut the Beavers' lead to 8-2.

OSU went up 9-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning on a RBI single by Shea McFeely with two outs.

UCLA and No. 5 Oregon State will play game two of the three-game series on Saturday, May 27 at 2 p.m.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Tuesday, Mar 01
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
L, 6 - 11
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Mississippi State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 3 (14)
Tuesday, Mar 08
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
L, 12 - 20
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 7
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Mar 18
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5 (12)
Sunday, Mar 20
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 11 - 2
Thursday, Mar 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Mar 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Mar 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 5 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 29
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
L, 7 - 14
Friday, Apr 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 1 - 9
Saturday, Apr 02
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 2 - 8
Sunday, Apr 03
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 5
Tuesday, Apr 05
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Apr 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 1 - 0
Saturday, Apr 16
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 7 - 8
Sunday, Apr 17
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 4 - 7
Tuesday, Apr 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
W, 10 - 6
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 1
Tuesday, Apr 26
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
L, 7 - 10
Friday, Apr 29
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 9
Sunday, May 01
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 10 - 3
Tuesday, May 03
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
Friday, May 06
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, May 07
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 08
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Tuesday, May 10
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, May 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
Saturday, May 14
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Sunday, May 15
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
Tuesday, May 17
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, May 20
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 6
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