CORVALLIS, ore. – Garret forrester drove in his first career race in Oregon State’s 5-2 loss to Washington State Friday night at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
The game marked the opening of the Pac-12 conference for both teams.
Forrester drove a two-out single to the left in the sixth inning, picking up Brade Kasper from third, to get the Beavers on the board. However, Oregon State (11-4 overall, 0-1 Pac-12 Conference) failed to overcome the Cougars’ (11-2, 1-0) advantage, which was highlighted by a two-run home run by Justin Van De Brake in the team three-run fifth round.
Kevin abel started for the Beavers and took the loss to fall to 1-3 this season. Righty struck out six, but allowed seven hits, four rounds and four runs in 4 2/3 innings.
Washington State starter Brandon White was perfect through 5 2/3 innings and worked seven innings to pick up his third win of the season. He held the Beavers to three hits, one run and one trip with seven strikes.
Oregon State continues the series with Washington State on Saturday afternoon at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 13:35 PT.
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Saturday’s match will be streamed live; The link can be found by visiting osubeavers. Live statistics, information about Beaver Sports Network and TuneIn and more can also be found by going to osubeavers.com.
On the mountain
Oregon State is scheduled to ship the left-handed jar Cooper Hjerpe (1-1, 2.49) to the mound Saturday against Washington State right-hander Zane Mills (3-0, 0.42).
The first pitch was delayed more than an hour to 18.45 due to rain in the Corvallis area.
As a team
Oregon State pitch staff has inherited 21 runners this season, with 20 stranded. This is a success rate of 95.2 percent.
Brady Kasper Note
New Year’s student Brady Kasper debuted in college on Friday, and started by designated hitter in No. 9 in the lineup. He recorded his first hit on the sixth, and then scored his first run later in the round then Garret forrester singlet on the left. Kasper is the eighth player to make his debut in Division I in 2021.
Washington State recorded 12 hits on Friday. This is only the second time this season OSU employees have allowed 10 or more hits this season, after 11 in the season’s second game against Gonzaga.
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