San Francisco State Takes Weekend Series, 3-1
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The Oregon Tech baseball team dropped a Sunday afternoon doubleheader to San Francisco State, 10-5 and 11-0, to fall to 3-9 on the year. The Owls split a pair of games Saturday to the Gators, losing game 1 by a 6-5 final in 12 innings and winning the nightcap by a 10-5 decision.
On Saturday Kevin Armendariz finished 6-for-10 and drove in five runs. Trent Smith, Ryson Mauricio and Cory Spires had four hits each, while Mauricio and Smith knocked in three RBI. Kory Locken finished 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBI in game 2, while Nick Staller added two hits in game 1 and Wade Elliot two hits in game 2.
On Sunday, Oregon Tech jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning of game 1 as both Colin Stock and Ryson Mauricio each scored after opening the inning with back to back singles. SF State quickly tied the game in its half of the inning at 2-2.
The Hustlin’ Owls retook the lead in the top half of the fifth inning on a two-run single down the left field line by Mauricio, who finished 4-for-5 with two RBI. Once again, the Gators came back with a two-run inning of their own in the bottom of the fifth with a two-out home run being the big hit.
Oregon Tech answered with a run in the eighth inning on a RBI single by Kyle Hansen to give the Hustlin’ Owls a 5-4 lead going into the last inning and half.
SF State never did go away, as the Gators retook the lead for good with a six-run eighth inning. An Oregon Tech error started the Gator rally and the second of back-to-back singles would tie the contest. The Gators would next get the go ahead run on an Owl error. The Gators added four more runs to take a 10-5 lead going into the ninth.
The Owls went away quietly in the ninth inning losing by the same 10-5 final.
Wade Elliot went 3-for-3 in the loss, while Hansen, Armendariz and Smith had two hits each.
In the nightcap, Gator hurler Pat Haugen (2-0) struck out ten and walked three while scattering seven hits. Oregon Tech stranded 11 runners on base in the 11-0 loss.
The Gators scored all the runs they would need on a two-out RBI double in the first inning. SF State (5-4) broke the game open with a four-run third inning, keyed by a two-out single that scored two runs. The Gators added six more runs in the sixth on six hits to increase their lead to 11-0, a lead that SF State would hold throughout.
Frank Charlton (0-3) picked up the loss in game two for the Hustlin’
Owls while seven different batters had hits for Oregon Tech.
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