Oregon State Wins Series Finale Over UCLA

May 8, 2005

Box Score

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Oregon State scored 13 unanswered runs from the fourth inning on as the No. 4 Beavers completed a Pac-10 series sweep over UCLA with a 16-3 victory on Sunday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins matched Oregon State's offensive output for the first three innings but Beaver starter Jonah Nickerson and the OSU bullpen held UCLA scoreless for the game's final six innings.

Nickerson (8-0) earned the win, allowing all three runs on eight hits over six innings of work. Three Beaver relievers combined to throw a nearly perfect final three innings. UCLA's Brant Rustich (2-4) took the loss, allowing eight runs on ten hits over four innings pitched.

Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBI and left fielder Tyler Graham, shortstop Darwin Barney and right fielder Mike Lissman each had three hits for the visiting Beavers (36-8, 14-4 Pac-10). Catcher Mitch Canham hit his fifth home run of the season for OSU in the fifth.

Designated hitter Hector Ambriz and third baseman Brett McMillan both contributed two hits apiece for the Bruins. Ambriz finished the weekend 4-for-10 (.400) while McMillan went 4-for-11 (.364) over the three-game series. Right fielder Chris Jensen extended his season-high hitting streak to 15-games with a single in the Bruin fifth.

Oregon State jumped ahead with two quick runs in the first inning as the first two batters of the game reached base and scored against Rustich. An RBI groundout by Cole Gillespie and an RBI single by Barney brought around Ellsbury and Graham who had reached on a leadoff single and a walk.

But UCLA charged back with two runs of its own in the bottom of the inning as consecutive two-out RBI singles from McMillan and Sean Carpenter brought around Jensen and Ambriz.

OSU regained the lead in the top of the second when Ellsbury's two-out double brought scored Lissman from second. Again, though, the Bruins tied it up in the bottom half of the inning as left fielder Will Penniall's two-out single drove home shortstop Eric Taylor. Taylor was beaned with one out and then put himself in scoring position with his eighth stolen base of the year.

It was all Oregon State after that as the Beavers tacked on three in the fourth, two in the fifth, five in the seventh, one in the eighth and two in the ninth.


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Friday, Feb 26
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 7 - 6
Saturday, Feb 27
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 19 - 0
Sunday, Feb 28
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
L, 2 - 6
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 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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