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Friday, April 9, 2010
Baseball drops series opener

By Blair Angulo

The UCLA baseball team made Oregon State's Greg Peavey look more like Chicago White Sox star Jake Peavy on Friday night.

The No. 3 Bruins could never figure out Peavey, falling 4-1 before 2,517 at Goss Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. Peavey went the distance, surrendering a run and only two hits and striking out six. He retired 16 of the last 17 batters he faced. UCLA (23-3, 2-2 Pac-10) has lost three of four after winning its first 22 games.

UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out 10 in six innings. He left with the score tied 1-1.

Left-handed reliever Mitchell Beacom came on in the seventh and failed to retire a batter, loading the bases before Erik Goeddel gave up a double to make it 4-1 Beavers.

No. 17 Oregon State improved to 20-6 overall and 3-1 in Pac-10 play. The teams meet again Saturday afternoon.