@ Oregon State 10 – Stanford 9 (10 innings)
@ USC 17 – Cal 1
@ Washington 12 – BYU 4
@ UCLA 5 – UC Riverside 3
@ Arizona 10 – Indiana State 2
(Corvallis, OR) – John Wallace hit a walk-off single to right center, driving in Jason Ogata from second for the winning run as Oregon State defeated No. 10 Stanford in 10 innings, 10-9, Friday night at Goss Stadium.
Jason Ogata hit a double of the top of the right center fence with one out in the bottom of the 10th to start off the inning. After an intentional walk to Ortiz from reliever Austin Yount, Wallace singled into right center, scoring Ogata and giving the Beavers the one-run victory.
“That was a very big win against a good Stanford club,” Oregon State head coach Pat Casey said. “John had a good game as did the entire offense. Our relievers had a good overall effort tonight.”
Wallace singled and scored in both the third and seventh innings and finished the game 3-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI.
Kraig Sitton came on in the eighth and picked up his first career win after going 2 1/3 innings. He recorded the final out of the eighth inning, then struck out the side in the top half of the ninth and was perfect in the top of the 10th.
Yount picked up the loss for Stanford, dropping to 1-2 this season.
Chris Hopkins, Jordan Lennerton and Joey Wong each finished with three hits, while Ryan Ortiz had three RBI on a home run in the first. Lennerton also had three RBI: He hit a two-run shot in the first and drove in a run on a sac fly in the third.
Oregon State tied the game in the eighth when Wong doubled to left center, getting Hopkins in from first. The team threatened in the ninth, but could not get the winning run across the plate, setting up the extra-inning affair.
The Beavers came out swinging in the bottom of the first inning and put up five runs on five hits. Three runs came courtesy of Ortiz’s. Jordan Lennerton pushed two more across the plate with his first home run of the year to deep right field over the newly erected bleacher seating.
Stanford starting pitcher Danny Sandbrink lasted only 2/3 of an inning and gave up all five first-inning runs and hits.
Stanford (15-11 overall, 4-3 Pacific 10 Conference) came back with three runs in the top of the second, all coming on a Sean Ratliff home run off of Oregon State starting pitcher Mike Stutes.
Stutes, meanwhile, went 5 1/3 innings giving up seven runs off of six hits and struck out one batter. He did not figure in the decision.
Oregon State (16-10, 4-3) extended its lead in the bottom of the third inning when Lennerton drove in his third RBI of the game on a sacrifice fly to center field, pushing the Beavers’ lead to three runs, 6-3.
Stanford tied the game, 6-6, on a one-out, three-run home run by Cord Phelps in the top half of the fifth inning. Phelps went 2-for-5, scored one run and drove in four.
Stanford took its first lead of the game in the top of the sixth when Ratliff drove in his fourth run of the game, doubling off Stutes. The Cardinal extended its lead to three, 9-6, by adding two more runs to finish off the sixth.
George brought the Beavers within one run with a two run home run off reliever David Stringer on a full count pitch with two outs in the seventh. Stringer relieved Cardinal starter Sandbrink and pitched six innings and gave up three runs off eight hits.
Blake Keitzman relieved Stutes in the sixth inning and went two innings, giving up two runs off four hits while striking out two.
Oregon State and Stanford continue the series Saturday at 1 p.m. at Goss Stadium. Catch the game live by tuning into the Beaver Sports Network, Beaver Nation Online (www.osubeavers.com) or Yahoo! Sports. GameWatcher will be available by visiting www.osubeavers.com.
OSU Notes: Newly hired Oregon State men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson threw out the ceremonial first pitch … Following his appearance on the mound, Robinson is spent time in the radio booth with Oregon State play-by-play man Mike Parker … The home run by Ryan Ortiz in the first inning marked the first for the Beavers in Pac-10 play … Jordan Lennerton hit his first home run of the season … The game attendance of 2,536 marked the largest home crowd of the season … Every starter for Oregon State had a hit in the game … Ryan Ortiz extended his hitting streak to six games … Chris Hopkins extended his hitting streak to four games … Jason Ogata extended his hitting streak to three games … Jordan Lennerton had a season high three RBI in the game … It was the 16th game of the season with at least 10 hits for the Beavers … The Beavers No. 1 and 2 batters, Chris Hopkins and Joey Wong, were 6-for-12 in the game.
(Los Angeles, CA) – Senior first baseman Derek Perren (Chatsworth/Granada Hills HS/L.A. Pierce College) recorded his first career four-hit and four-RBI game Friday as the USC Trojans routed the No. 5 California Golden Bears, 17-1, in a Pac-10 Conference series opener at Dedeaux Field. It was the most lopsided win by USC all-time against Cal in a series that first began in 1923.
USC (17-15, 5-5) recorded season-highs in runs and hits (23) as every starter in the lineup recorded at least one hit. Along with Perren’s effort, sophomore catcher Robert Stock (Westlake Village/Agoura HS) registered his first career four-hit game as he went 4-for-4 with two RBI. The Trojans have won six of their last seven games with five of the victories coming against Top 25 opponents.
Despite the offensive outburst, junior left-hander Tommy Milone (Saugus/Saugus HS) turned in another quality performance for the Trojans as he held off a Golden Bear squad with seven innings of work, allowing just one run on five hits. On the season, Milone is now 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA and has three conference wins against Top 25 opponents (No. 2 Arizona, No. 23 UCLA and No. 5 Cal).
Tyson Ross lasted just four innings for the Golden Bears as he was saddled with his first loss of the season. Ross (5-1), who entered the game with a 1.97 ERA, gave up six runs on 10 hits with three walks and six strikeouts.
After Hector Rabago walked in the second, Stock flared a fly ball down the left field line that just stayed fair for an RBI double to give the Trojans the first run of the contest. Buss later scored Stock with a single to right field for the 2-0 lead.
Charlie Cutler doubled in the top of the third, scoring on David Cooper’s RBI single. However, USC answered with another run in the bottom half of the inning on Stock’s RBI single
The Trojans broke the game open in the fourth. Buss led off with a single and Green walked for runners at first and second before Perren launched a three-run shot to right with USC leading, 6-1.
It was another single and walk to lead off a Trojan inning in the fifth with Stock and Joe De Pinto getting on base. Buss moved the runners with a sacrifice bunt and Green followed with a three-run homer to left center, his third of the season. Perren and Mike Roskopf completed the five-run inning with RBI singles for the 11-1 advantage. USC completed the onslaught with a run in the seventh and four in the eighth.
The series continues tomorrow with a 1:30 p.m. start and a 1 p.m. start on Sunday. Both games will be broadcast live on usctrojans.com by video webcast, courtesy of TrojanTV All-Access.
Notes: USC’s 17 runs tied the most runs scored since a similar output on April 11, 2006, against UC Riverside…the 17 runs against Cal were the most since the Trojans beat the Golden Bears, 17-5, in 1979…tonight’s 23 hits were the most by USC since Feb. 23, 2002, when the Trojans had 26 hits at UCLA…Tommy Milone has pitched seven or more innings in four of his last five starts…USC shortstop Grant Green went 2-for-3 with three RBI and extended his current hitting streak to seven games, batting .552 (16-for-29)…after USC opened the season 0-7 against Top 25 teams, the Trojans have gone 7-4 since then…USC has won five of the last six games against Top 25 opponents.
(Seattle, WA) – Kyle Conley hit two home runs and Cam Nobles allowed two runs over six innings as the Washington baseball team beat Brigham Young, 12-4, Friday night at Husky Ballpark in the second game of a three-game, non-conference series.
The win was the 15th in a row against non-conference opponents for the Huskies, who improved to 23-9 on the season. BYU fell to 14-20.
Nobles (3-1), a sophomore from Mill Creek, gave up four hits and struck out six in his six innings for the win. BYU starter Jake Wortham (2-2) took the loss, giving up six runs (four earned) on 10 hits over five and two-thirds. Husky junior Tyler Cheney threw the final three innings for his first save of the year.
Conley, who hit game-winning homers Tuesday and Thursday, continued his hot hitting when he lifted a two-out solo home run in the third inning, giving the Huskies a 1-0 lead. The homer was