Hayes Wins It In The Ninth, No. 3 Beavers Take 11th Straight In Comeback Fashion
April 22, 2011
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Danny Hayes' RBI single in the bottom of the ninth sent the No. 3 Oregon State baseball team to its 11th consecutive win as the Beavers downed Washington State, 7-6, in comeback fashion in front of a season-high 2,843 Friday night at Goss Stadium.
Tied at 6 entering the bottom of the ninth, Jared Norris doubled down the left field line off Washington State closer Paris Shewey. Hayes, batting in the fourth spot of the lineup, took a 1-1 pitch from the left-hander and drove a single up the middle, scoring Norris and sending the Beavers' to the comeback victory.
Oregon State found themselves down 4-0 after one and 6-4 after seven, but battled back in each instance to improve to 29-7 overall and 10-1 in Pacific-10 Conference play.
Hayes' single capped off a 3-for-5 night for the sophomore, and the RBI was his second of the game. He was matched by fellow sophomore Tyler Smith, who was 3-for-4 with an RBI, driving in what was then the game's tying run in the eighth.
Oregon State starter Sam Gaviglio was jumped on for four runs in the first - capped by Jason Monda's two-run home run. But the Beavers chipped away at the lead, scoring solo runs in the first and third innings to find themselves down by two, 4-2.
OSU tied the game with two in the sixth. Dylan Jones drove in the inning's first run with a swinging bunt that brought in Danny Hayes from third. A batter later, and the game was tied at four after Ryan Dunn drove a sacrifice fly to left field.
Washington State took the lead with two in the seventh, both runs coming off Gaviglio. Cody Bartlett tripled to center with one out.
That lead lasted shortly, however, as Dunn and Smith drove in solo runs in the eighth to tie the game at six.
Gaviglio did not get the decision after allowing seven hits and six runs - five earned - in 6 2/3 innings of work. After allowing four hits in the first, he settled down to allow three over the next 5 2/3 innings. He ended the game with eight strikeouts.
The win went to Tony Bryant, who worked the ninth and allowed just a hit. He improved to 3-1 this season.
Shewey took the loss for Washington State and dropped to 1-1 this season. The Cougars are 14-19 overall and 2-12 in Pac-10 play.
Chad Arnold started for Washington State and worked 5 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits and four runs while striking out five and issuing four walks.
Bartlett led Washington State with four hits.
Oregon State and Washington State conclude the three-game series Saturday at 2:03 p.m. PT in a game that will air live on ROOT SPORTS Northwest and KEZI 9.2 (the cities of Corvallis, Albany and Eugene and surrounding regions will show the game only on channel 309, which is KEZI 9.2). Fans outside the region are scheduled to have the game available on Fox College Sports Pacific.
In addition, catch the game on the Beaver Sports Radio Network and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com), which will have an audio stream available online only. Due to the televised broadcast, there will be no video stream. For updates throughout the day, follow the official Oregon State baseball Twitter page by going to www.twitter.com/Beaver_Baseball.
For tickets to the game, go online at osubeavers.com, visit the ticket booth at Goss Stadium, which opens 2 ½ hours before first pitch.
OREGON STATE NOTES: The Beavers are the nation's only club to have two win streaks of 10 or more games ... OSU also won 12 straight earlier this season ... OSU is now 4-6 this season when trailing after seven innings ... The Beavers are 4-5 in one-run games and 11-5 in games decided by two runs or less ... OSU is 8-5 in night games ... The 29-7 record matches the 2005 club for the best through 36 games ... Danny Hayes' multi-RBI game was his ninth of the season, tying him for the team lead ... The 2,843 in attendance marks a season-high at Goss Stadium.
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