After a gritty comeback win Friday night, Nebraska fell flat losing their fourth consecutive game to the Beavers in the past two seasons. After falling 9-1 on Thursday, the Huskers were routed 10-3 against the Beavers.
Oregon State jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first two innings and never looked back. Trevor Larnach hit a two run home run in the first to give the Beavers the lead. In the second four more singles and an error on what would have been the third out of the inning plated three more runs.
Scott Schreiber scored in the fourth when he singled, moved to third on a Luke Roskam single and then scored on a Jaxon Hallmark sacrifice fly to cut the lead to four.
Jake McSteen would continue to work into the fifth, allowing the first two batters to reach. He would leave the game with an elbow injury and Nebraska would bring in Byron Hood. Hood would hit a pair of batters and give up a sac fly. Zack Engelken would come in and uncork a pair of wild pitches to plate two more runs.
Single tallies in the sixth and seventh were answered by Oregon State with a pair in the bottom of the seventh. Ethan Frazier would load the bases in the eighth with no one out, but managed to escape with a pop-up, strikeout, and ground-out.
Ben Klenke singled in the ninth, but the Huskers could get no further. Nebraska finished the game with nine hits compared to the Beavers twelve. Oregon State had four extra base hits, while the Huskers failed to record a single extra base hit for the second consecutive game.
Nebraska falls to 4-3 and 1-2 in the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge. The Huskers finish the Challenge against Utah tomorrow with the first pitch scheduled for 2:00 CST. Utah remained winless tonight, falling against Ohio State.