Nick Green pitched the eighth inning for the Utes, striking out one.
April 12, 2013
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Solid pitching by both teams led to a 1-0 loss for the Utah baseball team against sixth-ranked Oregon State on Friday evening to open a three-game series against the Beavers.
Utah's Mitch Watrous and Oregon State's Matt Boyd spent most of the game locked in a pitcher's duel. Watrous allowed just four hits over seven innings and struck out three. He falls to 2-2 on the year with the loss.
Boyd surrendered just two hits after pitching a complete game for the Beavers.
Also pitching for Utah was Nick Green, who threw the eighth inning and recorded a strikeout.
"All three pitchers were outstanding tonight," Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said. "Besides the five walks, Mitch was outstanding, and Boyd was really good. They scored in the first inning and we really had one opportunity to score all night and didn't get it done. We just didn't mount anything."
Oregon State scored the only run of the game in the first inning, as the Beavers had two of their four hits to lead to a run on a ground out. OSU wouldn't mount another serious threat until the seventh inning, taking advantage of walks to load the bases before Watrous forced a ground out to end the inning.
Utah and Oregon State continue on Saturday, April 13, at 2:00 p.m. PT.