Oregon State baseball once again falls to Cal in walk-off fashion

The trouble on the road for the Oregon State baseball team continued Saturday night.

California scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to rally past the Beavers 8-7 at Stu Gordon Stadium in Berkeley, California, and also earn the series victory.

The loss came one night after Cal defeated OSU 10-8, also in walk-off fashion.

Oregon State is 19-1 at home and 7-1 at neutral sites this season, but is now just 4-6 in road games.

Oregon State led 7-3 before the Golden Bears scored five runs in the final three innings.

Travis Bazzana hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning to give the Beavers a 3-2 lead. OSU (30-8, 10-6 Pac-12) scored two runs in the sixth, following Bazzana’s bases-loaded walk and Mason Guerra’s sacrifice fly.

After Cal cut the lead to 5-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Dallas Macias put the Beavers back in control with his two-run single in the seventh.

But Seth Gwynn and Caleb Lomavita homered in consecutive innings for the Bears (23-14, 10-10) to cut the OSU lead to 7-5.

Meanwhile, Cal’s bullpen held the Beavers scoreless through the eighth and ninth.

That set up the Bears’ ninth three-run, with Cal scoring on a throwing error, a hit by pitch with the bases loaded and a walk with the bases loaded.

Oregon State starter Jacob Kmatz allowed three runs on three hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking one. Reliever Bridger Holmes (2-3) took the loss for the Beavers.

Cal’s Robert Aivazian (2-0) held OSU hitless over the final 2 1/3 innings and picked up the win.

Next one: The Beavers and Bears conclude their series Sunday at 1 p.m. (streaming on Pac-12 Insider).

— Joel Odom