Beavers Blanked In Baseball Series Finale

April 20, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. - Oregon State kept its hopes for a series win against seventh-ranked Stanford alive most of the afternoon, but the Cardinal scored seven runs in the sixth inning to hand the Beavers a 10-0 loss in Pacific-10 baseball Saturday afternoon at Sunken Diamond. The Beavers (17-19 overall, 4-8 Pac-10) were shut out for the first time this season.

OSU will play a non-league game at Portland on Tuesday; the afternoon could include the completion of a suspended game from April 1 that had the Beavers leading 3-1 through three innings. OSU then hosts Southern California in a Pac-10 series next weekend with games Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

On Saturday against the Cardinal (26-11, 9-3), Oregon State senior righthander Stephen Copeland kept the Beavers in contention against Stanford freshman lefthander Mark Romanczuk. Romanczuk, the fifth-round draft choice of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays last spring, combined with Matt Manship to pitch a two-hitter at OSU.

'That's a tough guy to match up with, but Stephen did a heck of a job to keep us in this game most of the way through,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'There were a couple of mistakes in the first inning that got us in a hole early, but Stephen came back and competed. We had some chances against a very good club and just couldn't get the key hit against an outstanding pitcher who was on his game.

'We came down here and stayed with one of the very best programs in the nation for 2 1/2 games,' Casey said. 'We did some outstanding things this weekend and now we've got to build on that.'

Copeland gave up three first-inning runs on a walk, hit batter and three-run opposite-field homer by Danny Putnam. But from the second through fifth innings, Copeland allowed just one hit; at one point, he retired 10 straight Stanford hitters.

The Beavers were unable to break through against Romanczuk, though, despite having some early opportunities. OSU had two runners aboard in the first, third and fourth innings but the freshman worked his way out of trouble each time.

Oregon State was hitless until Levi Webber opened the fourth inning by lining a single to leftfield. The Beavers' only other hit was Aaron Mathews infield single to the hole between short and third with two out in the sixth.

Romanczuk went 7 2/3 innings, allowing the two hits and walking six while striking out nine as he improved his record to 8-0 this season.

The Cardinal finally broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth after Carlos Quentin led off with a double to extend his hitting streak to 25 games. Putnam followed with a one-out, opposite-field homer to make it 5-0, and an error later in the inning allowed Stanford to tack on three unearned runs to make it 10-0.

NO. 7 STANFORD 10, OREGON STATE 0

Oregon State	000 000 000 -  0  2 1Stanford		300 007 00x - 10 11 1

Copeland, Anderson (6), Baldwin (7), Sanders (8) and McMullen, Richie (4), Munich (8). Romanczuk and Garko. W-Romanczuk (8-0). L-Copeland (3-4). 2B-Quentin (SU), Ash (SU). HR-Putnam 2 (SU).

HITS: Oregon State 2 (Webber 1x3, Mathews 1x4), Stanford 11 (Quentin 2x3, Garko 1x3, Putnam 2x4, Lucy 2x4, Carter 1x3, Ash 2x3, Swope 1x3). RUNS BATTED IN: Oregon State 0, Stanford 9 (Quentin 1, Garko 1, Putnam 5, Swope 2).

  Oregon State 0 (17-19,4-8 PAC-10)             Stanford 10 (26-11,9-3 PAC-10)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI --------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- Seth Pietsch lf............ 3 0 0 0 Sam Fuld cf................ 5 1 0 0 Kerisi Reynolds rf......... 2 0 0 0 Brian Hall 3b.............. 4 0 0 0 Andy Jarvis 1b............. 3 0 0 0 John Hester ph............ 1 0 0 0 Tony Calderon ss........... 3 0 0 0 Chris Lewis 2b............ 0 0 0 0 Levi Webber dh............. 3 0 1 0 Carlos Quentin rf.......... 3 2 2 1 Chris Biles ph............ 1 0 0 0 Ryan Garko c............... 3 1 1 1 Aaron Mathews cf........... 4 0 1 0 Danny Putnam lf............ 4 2 2 5 Chris Kunda 2b/3b.......... 2 0 0 0 Donny Lucy 1b.............. 4 1 2 0 Jacoby Ellsbury ph........ 1 0 0 0 Chris Carter dh............ 3 1 1 0 Ian McMullen c............. 1 0 0 0 Johnny Ash 2b.............. 3 1 2 0 Paul Richie ph/c.......... 2 0 0 0 Chris Minaker ph/2b....... 1 0 0 0 Billy Munich c............ 0 0 0 0 Tobin Swope ss............. 3 1 1 2 Mark Jackson 3b............ 1 0 0 0 Mark Romanczuk p........... 0 0 0 0 Jake Postlewait ph........ 1 0 0 0 Matt Manship p............ 0 0 0 0 Rob Recuenco 2b........... 0 0 0 0 Stephen Copeland p......... 0 0 0 0 Kenny Anderson p.......... 0 0 0 0 Andy Baldwin p............ 0 0 0 0 Jared Sanders p........... 0 0 0 0 Totals..................... 27 0 2 0 Totals..................... 34 10 11 9

Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Oregon State........ 000 000 000 - 0 2 1 Stanford............ 300 007 00X - 10 11 1 -------------------------------------------

E - Jackson; Lucy. DP - Stanford 1. LOB - Oregon St. 7; Stanford 4. 2B - Quentin; Ash. HR - Putnam 2. HBP - Garko. SH - Pietsch; Swope. SB - Reynolds; Lucy.

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Stephen Copeland L,3-4.... 5.1 7 8 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 22 26 Kenny Anderson ............ 0.2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 Andy Baldwin .............. 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 Jared Sanders ............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3

Stanford IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Mark Romanczuk W,8-0...... 7.2 2 0 0 6 9 1 1 0 0 23 30 Matt Manship .............. 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4

WP - Romanczuk. HB - Copeland. BK - Romanczuk.

Strikeouts - Reynolds; Jarvis; Calderon 2; Webber; Mathews 3; Kunda; Postlewait; Hall 2; Hester; Putnam; Lucy. Walks - Reynolds 2; Jarvis; Calderon; Kunda; Jackson; Quentin; Carter.

Umpires - HP: Terry Mann 1B: Kevin Daugherty 3B: Kelly Gonzales Start: 1:05 pm Time: 2:39 Attendance: 2236

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