USC baseball was unable to come away with a weekend series win against Oregon State. The Trojans (30-12, 11-7) had a strong showing in Corvallis but weren't able to overcome some glaring mistakes.
Friday: The Trojans put out a complete team effort in their first game against the Beavers. Junior pitcher Tyler Gilbert pitched seven complete innings, surrendering just four hits and three runs while striking out ten. The Beavers got on the board first off a solo home run in the bottom of the third, before the Trojans offense emerged. After scoring three runs combined in the first six innings, the Trojans erupted for six runs in the sixth innings, growing their lead 10-1. The Beavers would add two more runs in the eighth but it wasn't enough as the Trojans would go onto win 11-3.
Saturday: The Beavers jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first three innings, before starting pitcher Kyle Twomey settled down. Twomey held the Beavers to just two runs on four hits in seven complete innings. The Trojans were able to tie things up in the sixth innings with four straight singles that led to two runs scored. However, the Trojans would strand runners in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings. Unfortunately for the Trojans, the Beavers scored won the game on a walk off Billy King single RBI, giving them a 3-2 victory. Bobby Stahel's 22 game hitting streak came to end as he went 0-5 on the day.
Sunday: The Trojans had a hard time scoring runs on Sunday afternoon. Twice the Trojans loaded the bases in the third and fourth innings but only came away with four runs, giving them an early 4-2 advantage. The Beavers would respond with four runs of their own in the fifth inning and never looked back adding a run the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to take a 9-4 lead. The Trojans scored two runs in the top of the ninth but weren't able to rally all the way back, dropping the game 9-6.
With the series loss, the Trojans are now just 5-6 in their past 11 games and sit fourth in the PAC-12. The Trojans will face Cal State Fullerton at home on Tuesday before heading to Utah to take on one of the worst teams in the PAC-12.