Ducks blanked for the first time this season in 2-0 loss to OSU

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Oregon picked a bad time to have the bats go silent.

For the first time all season, the Ducks were shut out as the Beavers won their second game over Oregon by the score of 2-0 at PK Park. With the loss, the Ducks dropped to 28-16 overall.

The loss also comes at a bad time for the Ducks as they were hoping to gain some momentum against their in-state rivals before a huge three-game weekend series with the Beavers in Corvallis.

As of now, Oregon State (35-9, 15-6) holds a two game lead over the Ducks in the conference standings. Oregon will need a sweep over the Beavers if they want any hope of possibly winning the Pac-12.

In this second game in a week, the Ducks and Beavers featured a rare pitchers duel. Oregon used seven pitchers to hold OSU to two runs and four hits. But of those four knocks, three were doubles and the other hit was a home run.

The game was scoreless until the seventh inning when Garret Forrester led the frame off with a walk and advanced to third on Travis Bazzana’s double. Forrester eventually scored on a sacrifice fly.

Oregon had a golden opportunity to either tie the game or take the lead in the bottom half of the seventh as the Ducks loaded the bases with just one out. Oregon State reliever Mitchell Verberg was able to hold the Ducks off the board by whiffing Gavin Grant and getting Tyler Ganus to line out to the shortstop.

The Beavers added an insurance run on Justin Boyd’s home run to make it 2-0. OSU closer Ryan Brown pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save.

These two teams will meet up at Goss Stadium this weekend beginning on Friday at 7 p.m. at Goss Stadium. Each of the three contests will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.