Beavers' 10-game win streak snapped

CORVALLIS — Rob Folsom went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, but the 17th-ranked Oregon State baseball team lost the second game of a doubleheader to Long Beach State, 8-4, Saturday night at Goss Stadium. LBSU also won the first game, 7-1, giving the club a sweep of the nonconference doubleheader.

With the loss, Oregon State dropped to 16-5 on the season and finished its 11-game homestand with a 9-2 record. Long Beach State, meanwhile, improved to 11-11 on the year.

Folsom, a former standout at North Medford High, posted his second multiple-hit effort of the season and sixth multiple-RBI effort. He tripled home a run in the sixth and doubled home a run in the eighth.

Adalberto Santos also finished with two hits for the Beavers, who rapped out nine on the night. Long Beach State, however, totaled 15, just the seventh time this season an opponent has out-hit the Beavers.

Long Beach State chased Oregon State starter Tyler Waldron after 2/3 of an inning. Waldron allowed five runs and three hits before being replaced by designated hitter Matt Boyd. Waldron dropped to 3-2 this season.

In that inning, LBSU recorded its five runs on five hits — two of which came off Boyd, and which drove in runs that were credited to Waldron. Boyd was able to get out of the inning by getting Joel Thys to hit into a fielder's choice.

Joey Terdoslavich made it 6-0 in the second when he hit his team-leading third home run of the season.

The Beavers responded with a solo run in the fourth on a single to center by Carter Bell. Oregon State scored another run in the sixth, but the Dirtbags had extended their lead to 7-1 with a run in the top half of the inning.

ARIZONA 8, OREGON 4 — At Tucson, Ariz., Oregon right-hander Justin LaTempa kept Arizona's potent lineup in check for most of the night, but an offensive onslaught in the late innings propelled the Wildcats to a victory, their second in as many nights against the Ducks to open Pac-10 play.

Steve Selsky went 4 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs and Bryce Bandilla (3-1) earned the win on the mound for an Arizona team that has won 15 straight.

LaTempa (2-2) allowed four runs on nine hits. He walked only one and struck out eight.

The Wildcats (20-4, 2-0 Pac-10) trailed 2-1 going into the last half of the sixth, but scored seven times in their final three at-bats.

Seth Mejias-Brean was 3 for 4 and Joey Rickard, Bobby Brown and Alex Mejia had two hits apiece for the home side. Danny Pulfer led the Ducks (17-8, 0-2) at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles. J.J. Altobelli was 1 for 3 with two RBI.

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