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Diamond Dons Fall to No. 5 Oregon State 3-2 in Finale

March 18, 2007

Final Stats

(Corvallis, OR) - San Francisco held No. 5 Oregon State to just one run through eight innings Sunday, but fell 3-2 after a two-run Beaver rally in the ninth. The Dons (9-12) were swept in a weekend series for the first time since the opening three against Riverside last year. USF out-hit OSU (20-3) 7-3 in the contest.

Junior transfer Tommy Peale kept the Dons in the game, throwing an impressive eight innings. The right-hander allowed only one hit and one earned run while striking out six Beavers and not allowing a walk.

USF started the scoring in the second when junior right fielder Luke Sommer homered to lead off the inning. OSU answered back in the bottom of the frame with three consecutive hit batsmen and a run scoring ground out by Scott Santschi.

Senior center fielder Lucas DeLong singled to lead off the fifth and stole second. He scored on freshman third baseman Derek Poppert's single up the middle.

Senior left-hander Cole Stipovich (1-1) earned the loss, throwing 0.2 innings of the ninth. With two outs, Mitch Canham walked and scored on Drew George's double through the right side. George scored to win the game after junior right-hander Brian Anderson gave up a single to Jordan Lennerton.

USF returns to action on Wednesday, March 21 in Sacramento against Sac State. First pitch versus the Hornets is set for 2:00 PM.