LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Oregon State baseball team lost its final game on its four-game road trip to the Los Angeles area, 10-0, to No. 25 Long Beach State Monday night at Blair Field.
The Beavers managed two hits off five Long Beach State pitchers. Drew George doubled down the left field line in the second and Daniel Robertson singled up the middle in the fifth.
Oregon State dropped to 25-24 this season while the 49ers improved to 35-18. The Beavers conclude their 2008 regular season when hosting Pacific in a three-game series at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The series starts Friday night at 5 p.m. PT.
Long Beach State took the lead with three runs in the second and then added five runs in the third. Danny Espinosa capped off the 49ers’ five-run third with a double to right center that scored three and upped the lead to 6-0. Zach Barger drove in the seventh run on a sacrifice fly and Devin Lohman ended the inning’s scoring with a single to left.
Espinosa drove in his fourth run of the game in the fourth on a triple to left.
Tanner Robles got the start for the Beavers and fell to 3-2 this season. He allowed seven hits and six runs – four earned – in two innings. Taylor Starr, Oregon State’s fourth pitcher of the game, impressed, throwing 4 1/3 innings while striking out five. He did allow a run in the eighth and scattered four hits overall.
Tyler Topp took the win and improved to 2-2 on the year. The second pitcher of the game for Long Beach State, he worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit while striking out four.