Baseball Drops Series Finale To Stanford
April 18, 2010
Santos and Hayes hit their home runs in the seventh and ninth innings, respectively, as the Beavers scored six runs over the final four innings, but it was too little to overcome Stanford's early lead.
The Cardinal scored three runs in the second and six in the third for a 9-1 lead after the Beavers opened the game with a solo run in the first.
The nine runs came off Oregon State starter Sam Gaviglio, who, in making his third start of the season, lasted 2 2/3 innings before being replaced by Matt Boyd. Gaviglio allowed eight hits while walking two to fall to 1-1 on the year.
Brian Busick started for Stanford and improved to 4-1 in 2010 after going six full innings. He scattered seven hits and two runs while striking out two and walking one.
Hayes led the Beavers with three hits in four at bats and scored three runs while driving in three. His two-run home run in the ninth was his first collegiate round-tripper.
Down 9-1 entering the sixth, Oregon State battled back to lessen Stanford's lead. Michael Miller drove in one with a single in the sixth, and Santos made it 9-3 with his fourth home run of the season, a solo shot over the left field fence, in the seventh.
Parker Berberet came to the plate in the eighth and doubled home two, bringing the score to 10-5 after the Cardinal scored one in the eighth.
Jake Stewart paced Stanford with four RBI, including three on a home run during the team's six-run third. Jonathan Kaskow totaled three hits in three at bats to lead the Cardinal.
The teams combined for 25 hits and just six strikeouts.
The Beavers dropped to 20-11 this season after the loss, and are now 3-6 in Pacific-10 Conference play. Stanford, meanwhile, is 18-13 overall and 7-5 in Pac-10 games.
Oregon State hits the road Friday through Sunday for a three-game series at Washington State in Pullman. Saturday's game will air live on FSN Northwest, beginning at 2 p.m. PT.
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