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Oregon State wears down Arizona baseball’s pitching to pull away late in series opener

For seven innings, Arizona hung with the best team in the Pac-12, getting to the top pitcher in the conference in the process. But eventually Oregon State showed why it’s running away with the league title.

The second-ranked Beavers scored seven runs in the top of the eighth, their patient and pesky approach at the plate making Arizona’s pitchers work overtime all night in a 12-9 loss on Friday night at Hi Corbett Field.

OSU (40-9, 19-6 Pac-12) forced forced five Arizona arms to throw 233 pitches, with 28 of 53 Beavers seeing at least five pitches in their at-bats, and issued a season-high 10 walks.