Beaver rally beats ASU again; Ducks lose in 10th; Pilots split
Oregon State worked its magic again, Oregon found ways to lose again, and the Portland Pilots split two games in Saturday's slate of college baseball.
The 19th-ranked Beavers (23-7, 4-1) assured themselves a series victory over No. 5 Arizona State with a come-from-behind, 7-6 win at Goss Stadium. Brian Stamps' bases-loaded walk from reliever Mitchell Lambson with one out in the ninth brought home the winning run.
OSU, which trailed 6-2 after five innings, has won five in a row.
'What a comeback,' Oregon State Pat Casey said. 'Everything went right for us toward the end, and we pulled it out. This a testament to the drive this team has this season.'
ASU (22-8, 5-3) will try to avoid being swept in a Pac-10 series for the first time in 1999 when the Sun Devils and Beavers conclude their series at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Ducks (14-14, 0-5) wasted a strong pitching performance by Madison Boer in losing 3-0 in 10 innings at home to Washington (9-19-2-3). The Ducks, who have lost five games in a row, dropped to 0-2 in the three-game series. Both games have gone extra innings.
Boer (2-1) had nine strikeouts and allowed four hits and two walks in nine innings.
In the Husky 10th, against the UO bullpen, an error put the UW leadoff batter on base and a subsequent late, off-target throw to second gave Washington runners on first and second with no outs, and led to the Huskies' decisive offensive spree at PK Park.
Game 3 of the series is 1 p.m. Sunday.
Portland took its series with Pepperdine 2-1 with the Saturday split at Joe Etzel Field. The Pilots lost the first game of the doubleheader 6-2 but prevailed 6-0 in the nightcap on sophomore right-hander Chris Johnson's complete game. Johnson (2-1) scattered nine hits, all singles, while striking out eight and walking none.
UP improved to 12-16 overall and 2-1 in the West Coast Conference. Pepperdine is 15-16, 1-2.
Portland frosh Turner Gill went 3 for 3 in the second game, scoring twice and driving in a run. Fellow outfielder Kramer Scott, a junior, had two hits and one RBI.
The Pilots will play host to Oregon at 3 p.m. Wednesday.