No. 10 Stanford Avoids Sweep With 4-3 Win Over No. 16 Oregon State
April 10, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - No. 10 Stanford (19-11, 4-2 Pac-10) avoided a series sweep with a 4-3 victory over No. 16 Oregon State (26-5, 5-1 Pac-10) in the finale of a three-game Pac-10 set at Sunken Diamond on Sunday. Jed Lowrie's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh scored Adam Sorgi with what proved to be the eventual game-winning run. Stanford relievers Blake Holler and Matt Manship held the Beavers scoreless over the final 5.0 frames, allowing the Cardinal to come back from an early 3-1 deficit.
Holler (6-1) recorded his team-leading sixth victory by throwing 3.2 scoreless frames, giving up just two hits and two walks while striking out four. Manship got the Cardinal out of an eighth inning jam when he induced Tyler Graham into an inning-ending groundout after coming into the game with two outs and runners on first and second base. In the ninth, he retired the side in order to complete his first save of the season and the 13th of his Stanford career.
John Hester (2-3, 2B) was the only Stanford player with more than one hit in the contest, while Lowrie drove in a pair of runs.
Darwin Barney (4-5, RBI) had a game-high four hits for Oregon State, who collected 12 hits to double Stanford's total. Geoff Wagner (2-5, HR, RBI) had the only homer of the game, while Jacoby Ellsbury (2-3, 2B, SB) also had a pair of hits for the Beavers.
Oregon State reliever Nate Fogle (3-2) took the loss, allowing Stanford's seventh inning run while giving up two hits and two walks over the final 2.0 frames.
Stanford will conclude a five-game homestand versus San Francisco on Tuesday, April 12 (6:00 pm, PT), before resuming Pac-10 with a three-game series at Arizona State next Friday-Sunday, April 15-17 (6:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 1:00 pm, MT).
A full recap will follow.