Sunday, 29 May 2016 13:16

UCLA Falls in Game Two at Oregon State

Written by  UCLA Official Press Release

Bruce TJ 350CORVALLIS, Ore. – The UCLA Bruins fell to the Oregon State Beavers, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Goss Stadium. The loss seals the series defeat for the Bruins.

Grant Dyer (4-4) had a strong outing, allowing three runs on six hits over 7.1 innings, but received the loss. Beaver starter Bryce Fehmel (10-1) got the win, after tossing a complete game shutout, allowing just five hits.

The Bruin offense struggled, recording only five hits, led by Trent Chatterton (2-for-3, 2B) who notched his second consecutive multi-hit game.

Just as in last night’s contest, the game began as a true pitcher’s duel with each starter dominating the early run of play. The Bruins and Beavers totaled just one hit each through the opening four innings.

Oregon State (34-19, 15-14) finally broke through in the fifth inning to take the initial lead. With runners at the corners and one out, Trevor Morrison laid a squeeze bunt down the first base line to score Jack Anderson and lift the Beavers to the 1-0 advantage.

UCLA (25-30, 12-17) had a chance to quickly answer in the next inning as Trent Chatterton and Brett Urabe recorded back-to-back singles to lead off the frame. However, a sac-bunt and a pair of popups left the two runners stranded and kept the Bruins behind.

The Beavers then tacked on single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to extend their lead to three. Nick Madrigal hit his first career home run in the sixth and Cadyn Grenier singled in a run in the next frame to put Oregon State up 3-0.

That score would hold as the Bruins were unable to get a run for the second consecutive game. Kort Peterson reached third base in the final inning, but a groundout left him there and the Bruins with a loss.

UCLA and Oregon State close out the regular season tomorrow at 11:00am PT at Goss Stadium. Fans can watch live on the Pac-12 Network or listen live at uclabruins.com.

Notes: Trent Chatterton has reached base in 16 consecutive games…Brett Urabe has recorded at least one hit in seven consecutive games…Grant Dyer has gone at least 7.1 innings in each of his last four starts…UCLA finishes 6-9 in weekend series.

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