No. 2 Beavers suffer first defeat

SURPRISE, Ariz. — A four-run sixth inning by Nebraska was too much for the second-ranked Oregon State baseball team to overcome in a 9-2 loss Friday at Surprise Stadium.

The Cornhuskers scored four unearned runs off Oregon State starter Andrew Moore to overtake the Beavers' 1-0 lead, sending nine batters to the plate in the inning. The Beavers, who have now scored first in all five games this season, were unable to hold the lead after scoring a run in the third on a passed ball credited to Nebraska catcher Tanner Lubach.

The win went to Nebraska starter Christian DeLeon, who held the Beavers (4-1) to one run and four hits over seven innings. The right-hander got the win and is 1-0 on the year.

Moore took the loss after going 62/3 innings in his second start of the season. The right-hander allowed six hits and five runs — one earned — with three walks and four strikeouts.

Caleb Hamilton had three hits to pace Oregon State and Trever Morrison tallied two. It marked Hamilton's third multiple-hit game of the season and Morrison's first. Morrison has hit safely in every game.

OREGON 12, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 2 — At Los Angeles, Tyler Baumgartner had three of Oregon's eight doubles and made a run-saving diving catch in right field to lead the No. 7 Ducks in the first of a three-game series.

Baumgartner went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run, while Kyle Garlick was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run. His double missed being a grand slam by less than two feet.

Oregon (5-0) broke open a tight game with eight runs in the top of the eighth inning.

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