Trojan Bats Go Cold in 3-1 Game One Loss at No. 1 Oregon State|
April 28, 2017
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Trojan bats fell flat in game one of the series at No. 1 Oregon State, as starter CJ Stubbs could not get the run support in a 3-1 loss at Goss Stadium on Friday evening.
The Trojans (18-21, 5-11 Pac-12) got on the board first in the top of the second inning, as Frankie Rios (Lakewood, Calif./Long Beach Poly HS) drew a leadoff walk and Brandon Perez (Newport Beach, Calif./Mater Dei HS) singled to put two on with nobody out. A sac bunt by Adalberto Carrillo (Santa Ana, Calif./Tustin HS) put both runners in scoring position, setting up Cris Perez (Miami, Fla./Duke) for a perfect safety squeeze bunt, that brought home the go-ahead run.
Perez’s single turned out to be the only hit of the day for the Trojans, as Beaver starter Luke Heimlich kept the Trojans off-balance through eight complete innings. Relievers Jake Mulholland and Drew Rasmussen finished things off for the Beavers (33-3, 17-2), with Rasmussen getting the save after getting the final two outs of the ninth in his season debut.
Trojan starter CJ Stubbs (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) was strong, going a season-high seven innings, scattering seven hits, walking four and striking out four, tying a season-high. The lone two runs he gave up came in the bottom of the second, as he threw away a ball at first on a sac bunt, allowing two runs to score.
The Beavers added one more on a two-out single by Cadyn Grenier in the bottom of the eighth off reliever Brad Wegman (Temecula, Calif./Great Oak HS), a big insurance run for the Beavers.
The Trojans and Beavers will be back in action on Saturday, April 29 for game two of the series. First pitch set for 1:35 p.m. PT.