May 3, 2013
CORVALLIS, ORE. - Junior designated hitter Devon Rodriguez put the Golden Bears on the scoreboard with a lead-off homer in the seventh inning, but that was the limit of Cal's scoring as it fell to No. 5-ranked Oregon State, 6-1, Friday night at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.
The Beavers (35-8, 15-4) were led by the standout pitching of senior left-hander Matt Boyd, who threw 8.1 innings with three hits, one run, one walk and a career-high 12 strikeouts. Rodriguez, who hit his sixth home run of the season, got another one of the Bears' (21-24, 9-13) hits with a single in the ninth inning, but junior catcher Andrew Knapp had the only other single for Cal on the evening, getting a hit through the left side of the infield in the first inning.
Meanwhile, Oregon State scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning on a three-run double down the right field line by Ryan Barnes off of Cal freshman right-hander Ryan Mason (5-3, 3.0 innings, four hits, four runs, three walks, one strikeout). The Beavers added two more runs in the fourth inning on Michael Conforto's two-run single off of Bear sophomore right-hander Keaton Siomkin (5.0 innings, five hits, two runs, one walk, three strikeouts).
OSU scored its final run on Jake Rodriguez's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning.
The Bears next play the Beavers in the second game of the three-game series Saturday, May 4 at 2:05 p.m. at Goss Stadium (shown on Pac-12 Networks) in Corvallis. The two teams play the final game of the series at 12:05 p.m. on Sunday.