Pendley's Pitching Preserves Beavers' Win

April 18, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. - Oregon State jumped out to an early six-run lead and junior lefthander Nathan Pendley preserved the lead in the final innings as the Beavers beat seventh-ranked Stanford 8-7 in Pacific-10 baseball Friday night at Sunken Diamond. Andy Jarvis and Tony Calderon were both 3-for-5 for OSU, with Jarvis homering for an insurance run in the eighth inning and Calderon driving in three runs.

Jarvis set a pair of OSU career records on the night, taking over the marks for total bases (356) and at-bats (650). He passed the standards that had been set by Brian Barden (355 total bases, 2000-02) and Jon Yonemitsu (648 at-bats, 1990-93).

OSU (17-18 overall, 4-7 Pac-10) and Stanford (25-11, 8-3) conclude their series Saturday at 1 p.m. The game can be heard on KEJO-AM (1240).

Oregon State's win on Friday night snapped Stanford's seven-game winning streak. It was OSU's first win at Stanford since 1970 after 11 straight losses on the Cardinal's home diamond.

The Beavers chased Stanford starter Ryan McCally with a five-run second inning that put OSU up 6-0. The frame included run-scoring singles by Jarvis, Calderon and Mark Jackson - his first hit and run batted in of the freshman third baseman's career - and a two-run double by Chris Biles.

'We talked about that as a club - about coming out and putting some pressure on them,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'We pressed some thigns a little and pushed them.'

Junior lefthander Jake Postlewait gave the Beavers a strong start, but a high pitch count ended his evening in the fifth inning. Senior righthander Ty Kline went the next 2 2/3 innings before Pendley finished up to improve his record to 1-2 this season.

Pendley entered the game with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, a runner at second, and OSU leading 7-5; Jackson had started a key double play in the inning to apparently short-circuit a Cardinal rally. Pendley, though, promptly issued two wild pitches and a walk to plate a Cardinal run, then got a sliding catch from centefielder Aaron Mathews to end the inning. 'I was just so pumped up to get after them,' Pendley said of his initial wildness. 'Then I got out of that inning, got in the dugout and gathered myself.'

He fanned the first two hitters in the bottom of the eighth, then allowed a single and a walk to Brian Hall and Sam Fuld, the top two hitters in the order. That left him facing Carlos Quentin, who had earlier extended his hitting streak to 24 games; Quentin went after the first pitch and fouled out to catcher Paul Richie near the screen.

By then, the Beavers were back up by two runs at 8-6 after Jarvis had driven his 31st career home run over the rightfield fence, a row of low trees and the embankment rising from Sunken Diamond; it landed well onto the adjacent football practice field.

'That's the longest home run I've ever seen by anybody I've coached in baseball,' Casey said. Jarvis, who has three homers in OSU's last four games, is now just three home runs away from tying the Oregon State career record set by Joe Gerber (34, 1997-2000).

After Ryan Garko led off the bottom of the ninth with a double and Danny Putnam followed with a one-out single, the Cardinal did manage to plate him on John Mayberry Jr.'s run-scoring fielder's choice to make it 8-7. But Pendley got Tobin Swope to fly out to right for the final out, pulling the Beavers even in the weekend series.

OREGON STATE 8, NO. 7 STANFORD 7

Oregon State	150 100 010 - 8 13 0Stanford		003 020 101 - 7 12 1

Postlewait, Kline (5) and Richie. McCally, O'Hagan (2), Ehrlich (7) and Garko. W-Pendley (1-2). L-McCally (3-2). 2B-Biles (OSU), Garko (SU), Putnam (SU). HR-Jarvis (OSU).

HITS: Oregon State 13 (Pietsch 2x4, Mathews 1x5, Jarvis 3x5, Calderon 3x5, Biles 1x5, Ellsbury 1x4, Richie 1x3, Jackson 1x2), Stanford 12 (Hall 2x5, Fuld 1x4, Quentin 3x5, Garko 2x3, Lucy 1x5, Putnam 3x3). RUNS BATTED IN: Oregon State 8 (Jarvis 2, Calderon 3, Biles 2, Jackson 1), Stanford 6 (Lucy 1, Putnam 4, Mayberry 1).

  Oregon State 8 (17-18,4-7 PAC-10)             Stanford 7 (25-11,8-3 PAC-10)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI --------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- Seth Pietsch lf............ 4 3 2 0 Brian Hall 3b.............. 5 1 2 0 Aaron Mathews cf........... 5 0 1 0 Sam Fuld cf................ 4 1 1 0 Andy Jarvis 1b............. 5 2 3 2 Carlos Quentin rf.......... 5 1 3 0 Tony Calderon ss........... 5 1 3 3 Ryan Garko c............... 3 4 2 0 Chris Biles dh............. 5 0 1 2 Donny Lucy dh.............. 5 0 1 1 Jacoby Ellsbury rf......... 4 0 1 0 Danny Putnam lf............ 3 0 3 4 Paul Richie c.............. 3 1 1 0 John Mayberry Jr. 1b....... 5 0 0 1 Chris Kunda 2b............. 3 0 0 0 Tobin Swope ss............. 4 0 0 0 Mark Jackson 3b............ 2 1 1 1 Chris Lewis 2b............. 2 0 0 0 Jake Postlewait p.......... 0 0 0 0 Johnny Ash ph/2b.......... 2 0 0 0 Ty Kline p................ 0 0 0 0 Ryan McCally p............. 0 0 0 0 Nathan Pendley p.......... 0 0 0 0 David O'Hagan p........... 0 0 0 0 Drew Ehrlich p............ 0 0 0 0 Jonny Dyer p.............. 0 0 0 0 Totals..................... 36 8 13 8 Totals..................... 38 7 12 6

Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Oregon State........ 150 100 010 - 8 13 0 Stanford............ 003 020 101 - 7 12 1 -------------------------------------------

E - Garko. DP - Oregon St. 1. LOB - Oregon St. 9; Stanford 10. 2B - Biles; Garko; Putnam. HR - Jarvis. HBP - Ellsbury. SH - Richie; Kunda; Jackson. SB - Quentin.

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Jake Postlewait ........... 4.0 6 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 18 21 Ty Kline .................. 2.2 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 11 Nathan Pendley W,1-2...... 2.1 3 1 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 10 12

Stanford IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Ryan McCally L,3-2........ 1.2 7 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 12 David O'Hagan ............. 5.0 5 2 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 17 24 Drew Ehrlich .............. 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 Jonny Dyer ................ 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5

WP - Pendley 2. HB - O'Hagan.

Strikeouts - Mathews; Biles; Kunda; Lucy; Swope; Lewis; Ash 2. Walks - Pietsch; Richie; Kunda; Jackson; Fuld; Garko 2; Putnam 2; Swope.

Umpires - HP: Kelly Gonzales 1B: Terry Mann 3B: Kevin Daugherty Start: 6:04 pm Time: 3:38 Attendance: 1786

Postlewait faced 1 batter in the 5th.

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