No. 16 Oregon State Takes First Game Of Doubleheader At No. 10 Stanford, 9-7

April 9, 2005

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Stanford, Calif. - Jacoby Ellsbury's two-run single in the top of the eighth inning drove in the tying and game-winning run as No. 16 Oregon State (25-4, 4-0 Pac-10) rallied for a 9-7 victory over No. 10 Stanford (18-10, 3-1 Pac-10) in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday to begin a three-game series at Sunken Diamond. Oregon State had jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first two innings before the first career grandslam for Chris Lewis (2-4, HR, 4 RBI) in the fourth and a two-run shot by Chris Minaker (2-5, HR, 2 RBI) in the seventh helped stake the Cardinal to a 7-5 advantage.

Oregon State scored its first run in its three-run eighth when losing pitcher Blake Holler (5-1) walked pinch-hitter Lonnie Lechelt with the bases loaded. The rally started when Shea McFeely reached on a one-out error by Cardinal third baseman Adam Sorgi.

Ellsbury (2-4, 2B, 4 RBI) had a multiple-hit game and drove in four runs for the Beavers, while Danny Anderson (3-5) produced a game-high three hits.

Jim Rapoport (2-4), Jed Lowrie (2-5) and John Hester (2-5, RBI) each added a pair of hits for the Cardinal, who outhit Oregon State by a 12-10 count.

Oregon State starter Dallas Buck earned the victory to improve to 7-0 despite allowing season-highs of three earned runs, seven runs and 11 hits. Nate Fogle (0.2 IP, 1 SO) got the final two outs for the Beavers for his fifth save of the season after Pac-10 save leader Kevin Gunderson had allowed the winning run to come to the plate.

The teams are scheduled to begin the second game of Saturday's doubleheader at 5:00 pm, PT. Oregon State is expected to send LHP Anton Maxwell (5-0, 4.03) to the mound, while the Cardinal will counter with RHP Jeff Gilmore (5-1, 3.20).

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