No. 9 Baseball Wins Series Opener In Pitcher's Duel At No. 17 Stanford
April 15, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - Sam Gaviglio scattered four hits over eight innings and Kavin Keyes drove in the game's only run in the first inning as then ninth-ranked Oregon State baseball team opened its series with a 1-0 win over No. 17 Stanford Friday night at Sunken Diamond.
Keyes drove an 0-2 pitch from Stanford starter Mark Appel up the middle with 2 outs in the first, driving in Michael Miller from second for the game's lone run. It pushed the Beavers to a seven-game win streak and improved their record to 25-7 on the year and 6-1 in Pacific-10 Conference play.
Gaviglio went eight full innings in his ninth start of the season and was spectacular, limiting Stanford to four hits and two walks to improve to 7-1 this season. He struck out eight and threw his eighth quality start of 2011.
Gaviglio allowed just three runners to reach or get past second base. He was threatened in the fourth when Stanford loaded the bases with two outs, but the right-hander got Stanford's No. 8 batter, Lonnie Kauppila, swinging on a 2-2 count.
The junior lowered his earned run average to 1.19 with the eight shutout innings, and has 68 strikeouts in 68 1/3 innings this season.
Sophomore Tony Bryant came on for his fourth save of the season in the ninth and struck out all three batters he faced.
Senior Michael Miller led the Beavers with three hits, and was followed by Jared Norris who had two of his own. Miller opened the game with a single to left and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ryan Barnes.
Danny Hayes then flew out to left for the second out of the first, then watched as Norris drew a walk to put runners on first and second, setting up Keyes for his game-winning RBI.
Appel took the loss to drop to 2-4 this season. The right-hander allowed seven hits and a run over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two.
The Cardinal dropped to 16-10 on the year and 3-4 in league play.
Oregon State and Stanford continue their three-game series Saturday at Sunken Diamond. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT.
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OREGON STATE NOTES: Kavin Keyes extended his hit streak to 12 games with a run-scoring single in the first ... It is the second-longest hit streak of the season for any Beaver, trailing Andrew Susac's 14-gamer from Feb. 25 to March 19 ... The Beavers started the same lineup in consecutive games for the first time this season ... The 1-0 decision was the first game for the Beavers to end in that fashion since OSU defeated Michigan in the 2007 NCAA Super Regional in Corvallis ... OSU improved to 3-5 in one-run games and 8-5 in games decided by two runs or less ... The Beavers are also 7-1 against top-25 teams this season.
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