CORVALLIS, Ore. – Justin Boyd homered and went 3-for-5 as Oregon State baseball’s season came to an end with a 4-3 loss to Auburn Monday afternoon at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. Boyd’s two-run blast, his ninth home run of the season, came in the seventh and pulled the Beavers to within one, 4-3. OSU (48-18 overall), however, left two runners in scoring position in the inning. The Beavers were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position overall. Boyd, whose three hits led the Beavers’ eight-hit attack, led to OSU’s first run in the fourth. Down 2-0 after an Auburn home run, he tripled with one out and scored when Wade Meckler grounded out. Jaren Hunter started for Oregon State and took the loss, dropping to 2-2 this season. He allowed one hit and two runs in five innings. The win went to Auburn’s Carson Skipper, who improved to 6-3 after allowing three hits and two runs in two innings. Auburn (42-20) went up on the home run in the fourth, then, after OSU scored its first run in the bottom half of the inning, made it a three-run game in the sixth. The Tigers scored their first run on an OSU fielding error, then the second of the inning on a squeeze. Auburn tallied just three hits overall, including two by Sonny DiChiara, who hit the fourth-inning home run.

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