OSU Blanks UC-Davis For Casey's 300th Win

Feb. 19, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif.- - Anton Maxwell took a no-hitter into the eighth inning as Oregon State completed a three-hit shutout of UC-Davis 8-0 Saturday afternoon at Cunningham Stadium in San Diego. This win gives head coach Pat Casey his 300th coaching win at Oregon State.

The Beavers (5-1 overall) will now continue the San Diego Tournament Sunday and Monday, playing San Diego both days at 2 p.m.

'We did a really good job taking care of the small things today,' said head coach Pat Casey. 'We played well defensively and had no errors.'

OSU jumped on the scoreboard early with a three-run second inning behind a sacrifice fly by Tyler Graham, an RBI bunt single by Darwin Barney, and an RBI walk from Mike Lissman.

'The three-run second inning really got us going,' Casey said. 'Overall we played fundamentally sound today and I'm proud of our guys.'

Graham went 4-4 on the day with three runs batted in and a double. Danny Anderson added three more hits and Lissman had two.

The Beavers then tacked on two more in the third to take a 5-0 lead behind the strong pitching performance of Maxwell.

A two-run double by Joey Ledesma in the sixth gave OSU a 7-0 lead going into the bottom of the inning and Graham earned his third RBI of the day with a single in the top of the eighth.

Maxwell's no-hitter was broken up by UC-Davis right fielder Kyle Irving with a single to open the top of the eighth. Solid relief pitching from Jake McCormick and Kurt Steele held off the Aggies late in the game and preserved the shutout.

'This was a really good performance out of Maxwell, taking a no hitter into the eighth,' added Casey. 'Anderson had three hits, Ellsbury was swinging the bat well, and Graham had a solid game with a couple of big hits. This was a great win for us.'


Oregon State 032 002 010 - 8 13 0

UC-Davis 000 000 000 - 0 3 3

Maxwell, McCormick (8), and Steele (9). Potter, Fitzgerald (3), Aurora (6), and Gonzales (9). W-Maxwell (1-0). L-Potter (1-1). 2B-Graham, Lissman, Anderson, Ledesma.

HITS: Oregon State 13 (Graham 4x4, Ellsbury 1x4, Barney 1x6, Lissman 2x3, Anderson 3x5, Priseman 1x2, Ledesma 1x1), UC-Davis 3 (Oliver 1x3, James 1x1, Irving 1x3). RUNS BATTED IN: Oregon State 8 (Graham 3, Ledesma 2, Barney

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