Beavers routed by Wildcats

TUCSON, Ariz. — The sixth-ranked Oregon State baseball team found itself down early Saturday and was unable to overcome Arizona's early advantage in an 11-2 loss.

The Wildcats pushed ahead early, 2-0, with a two-run double by Trent Gilbert in the first inning. Arizona added to the lead with a four-run third; the 'Cats sent eight to the plate during the inning and scored the four runs off five hits, two of which went for extra bases.

OSU (20-6 overall, 5-3 Pac-12 Conference) scored its lone run in the sixth. The Beavers loaded the bases against Arizona (12-17, 2-6) starter Cody Hamlin, and scored when Logan Ice drove a fly ball to center, enabling Dylan Davis to come in from third.

Arizona scored one run in the seventh and four in the eighth to get to the 11-run mark.

Oregon State started Andrew Moore and the right-hander took the loss to fall to 2-2 on the year. He allowed 10 hits and six runs in three innings before being relieved by Zack Reser.

Ice, Dylan Davis and Jeff Hendrix all had two hits to pace the Beavers, with Davis adding a two-out run-scoring double in the ninth.

The teams complete the series today with a 12:05 p.m. first pitch at Hi Corbett Field.

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