CORVALLIS — Washington snapped Oregon State's 12-game winning streak and assumed a first-place tie in the Pacific-12 Conference title race with a 4-2 victory on Friday in a matchup of top-10 teams at Goss Stadium.
The No. 5-ranked Huskies (38-11-1, 20-5 Pac-12) took a 3-0 lead in the second inning and rebuffed several rallies to hand the No. 2-ranked Beavers (39-9, 20-5) their first loss since a 7-6 defeat at Sacramento State on April 21. Washington also ended OSU's 11-game Pac-12 winning streak; OSU hadn't lost a conference game since falling 4-1 at Washington State on April 11.
Washington starter Jared Fisher allowed two runs on five hits through six innings and got the decision as the Huskies won their ninth straight game. Reliever Trevor Dunlap had four strikeouts in the seventh and eighth innings and closer Troy Rallings pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save.
OSU starter Andrew Moore allowed three runs (two earned) in 52/3 innings and took the loss. Washington's final tally, an insurance run in the eighth inning off reliever Brandon Jackson, was unearned.
The Beavers mounted several comeback attempts after falling behind 3-0 but were unable to pull even.
The season-high crowd of 3,309 raised the season total to 58,462 in 21 openings, an average of 2,784 per date. The Beavers have drawn 2,032 or more fans to every home game, and at least 2,758 to every Pac-12 home game.
OREGON 2, UCLA 1 — At Los Angeles, Tommy Thorpe improved to 9-4 after going 62/3 innings in Oregon's Pac-12 win over UCLA.
Thorpe gave up four hits and struck out seven, while A.J. Balta and Tyler Baumgartner each drove in a run.