EUGENE, Ore. – Jeff Hendrix’s sacrifice fly with one out in the 12th inning proved to be the game-winner for second-ranked Oregon State baseball team over Oregon, 4-3, Tuesday night at PK Park.
Hendrix lined a 1-0 pitch from Oregon reliever Jordan Spencer into right field, enabling Logan Ice, who had singled to open the 12th, to come in from third. It was Hendrix’s third run batted in of the game snapped a 3-3 tie that had been in place since the fourth inning.
Hendrix ended the night with two hits – both doubles – as the Beavers (35-8 overall) improved to 18-1 this season when he bats in the leadoff spot.
Andy Peterson, Michael Conforto, Trever Morrison and Caleb Hamilton all had two hits for OSU, which tallied 13 overall. Conforto also made an outstanding throw from left in the eighth on an Oregon single, nailing Desmond Santos when trying to score from second.
Scott Schultz was masterful, facing only one over the limit in 4 1/3 innings of work. He picked up the win to improve to 6-2 on the year. The loss went to Spencer, who dropped to 1-1.
OSU scored its first run in the first when Andy Peterson singled home Hendrix, who had doubled to open the game. Hendrix later drove in two on a bloop double down the left field line in the fourth inning.
Oregon (34-14) took advantage of Oregon State miscues to score its runs. The Ducks scored their first run on a bases loaded wild pitch in the second. They then scored on a sacrifice fly in the third and an error in the fourth.
Neither starter figured in the decision. Dylan Davis made his third start of the year for the Beavers and exited with a runner on first and no down in the third. He allowed two hits and two runs with two strikeouts. His counterpart, Stephen Nogosek, scattered five hits and a run with six strikeouts in three innings.
Limited tickets remain for all three games of the Beavers’ upcoming series against UCLA, which starts Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the series at Goss Stadium can be purchased by visiting BeaverTickets.com or calling 1-800-GOBEAVS. The Goss Stadium ticket office will open two hours before first pitch each day. Student tickets will be made available one hour prior to each game.
All three games of the series can be seen live on the Pac-12 Networks.
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