Beavers, Ducks play lights out in baseball Civil War

OSU junior catcher and infielder Adley Rutschman looks a low pitch past the home plate against Oregon.

Lillian Nomie, Sports Contributor

Oregon State Baseball took down Oregon in a five hour thriller on Tuesday night at Goss Stadium with a final score of 7-6.

This win gives the Beavers 10 wins in a row against Oregon and puts their overall record at 13-1-1.

OSU sophomore pitcher Nathan Burns started on the mound from the Beavers and struck out the second and third batters from the Ducks. The Beavers got two runs in the first inning, giving them the lead.

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Half way through the third inning, the lights at Goss Stadium lost power, causing a 20 minute delay in the game.

The Ducks took the lead at the top of the third inning, 4-2, just before the lights in Goss went out. The Beavers then came back from the delay at the bottom of the third and took the lead 6-4, staying ahead for the rest of the game.

OSU sophomore pitcher and outfielder Christian Chamberlain pitched two innings and walked three players. Chamberlain said although the game wasn’t very smooth, they still got the win in the end.

“Obviously not the prettiest thing but the win is the most important thing and we got that,” Chamberlain said.

According to junior infielder Beau Philip, who had one run and two hits in the game, the team knows what they need to improve on in order to play at the level they’re capable of.  

“You can never feel bad about a win, a win is a win. We all know what we need to work on,” Philip said.

Interim Head Coach Pat Bailey said the conference this is year is competitive and its important for the team to perform as well as they can each game.

“Every weekend is marker weekend, our conference is tough, it doesn’t matter who were playing, every weekend we have to show up,” Bailey said.

OSU Baseball will be back at Goss on March 22 at 7 p.m. to take on the California Golden Bears.