Beavs lose to Utes in series opener 8-7

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Trevor Larnach

Trevor Larnach has had a tremendous spring for the Oregon State Beavers!

Check out his current stats

Streak: 1g, 2x5, R, 4 RBI, HR 2018 Long Streak: 6g, 9x22, 4 R, 6 RBI, 6 BB, 2 2B, HR Career-High Hits: 4, vs. Cal Poly, 2/18/18 Career-High Runs: 3-2x, last vs. California, 3/17/18 Career-High RBI: 4-3x, last vs. Utah, 3/29/18 • Hit his second grand slam of the year and finished 2-for-5 in the opener at Utah (3/29). • Doubled, drove in three runs and finished 3-for-5 in the first game of the DH versus Washington (3/24). • Doubled, homered, walked once and scored three runs in a 2-for-5 day against California (3/17). • Mashed his sixth home run of the season, a three-run shot in the first, against Portland (3/6). • Hit a sixth-inning grand slam with one out versus Hartford in the series finale (3/4). • Moved his hit streak to four games with a 3-for-4 day against Ohio State, doubling and driving in two runs (2/25). • Hit his fourth home run of the season and walked twice in the win over Nebraska (2/24). • Set career highs in hits (4), runs scored (3) and runs batted in (4) in a 4-for-4 effort against Cal Poly, also homering (2/18). • Hit a solo home run in the eighth, went 2-for-2 with two RBI and tallied two walks versus Gonzaga (2/17). • Went 2-for-3 in the season opener, hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning, versus New Mexico (2/16). 

Last night the Beavers came up at little short in Salt Lake City...check out the official release from Hank Hager the Sports Information Director for Baseball:

Trevor Larnach hit his second grand slam of the season and Oregon State had the tying run at third in the ninth but the Beavers dropped the series opener at Utah, 8-7, Thursday night at Smith's Ballpark. The Beavers put runners on second and third with one down in the ninth, down two. Reliever Jacob Rebar struck out Larnach on a 13-pitch at bat before Grenier scored on a wild pitch. Rebar, however, got pinch hitter Preston Jones to fly out to right to end the game. The loss sent Oregon State to 20-3 overall, and 5-2 in Pac-12 Conference play. Larnach's grand slam pushed the Beavers up one after OSU fell behind 4-1 via a three-run Utah fourth. The Beavers scored one when Steven Kwan singled in Michael Gretler in the sixth. The lead, however, didn't last long as the Utes (5-22, 2-2) scored three in the sixth and one more in the seventh off relievers Grant Gambrell, Brandon Eisert and Dylan Pearce. Eisert was charged with the loss, dropping to 3-2 on the year. Neither starter figured in the decision. Oregon State's Kevin Abel scattered three hits and four runs in four innings, striking out seven. His counterpart, Josh Tedeschi, allowed eight hits and three runs in four innings. Utah's Trenton Stoltz picked up the win after limiting the Beavers to four hits and two runs in four innings. Oregon State managed 13 hits off four Utah pitchers; Steven Kwan and Jack Anderson led the way with three apiece. The Beavers, however, left seven runners on base and hit into four double plays. Next UpOregon State and Utah continue the three-game series Friday at 5 p.m. PT (6 p.m. in Utah). A live video stream will be available at osubeavers.com (provided by Utah), and catch the call from Mike Parker by tuning into the Beaver Sports Network and TuneIn. Friday In PDXFans in the Portland area can catch Friday's game on 103.7 FM. Get Your TicketsTickets for the 2018 season can be purchased by visiting BeaverTickets.com/Baseball. Fans can also purchase by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The ticket office at Goss Stadium opens two hours prior to first pitch. Larnach Vs. ConfortoTrevor Larnach's grand slam in the fifth inning pushed him to eight home runs with 34 runs batted in through his first 23 games of the season. By comparison, Michael Conforto, who set the school record with 76 RBI in 2012, had six home runs and 33 RBI through his first 23 games as a freshman. On That NoteTrevor Larnach's 34 RBI are just 14 shy of his team-leading 48 a season ago. The 2018 Beavers have 33 regular-season games remaining. He is one home run shy of KJ Harrison's team-best nine in 2017. Make It 11Andy Armstrong extended his hit streak to 11 games with a double in Thursday's opener. It is the longest streak of the season for the Beavers.

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