Beavers Rally To Beat Bruins, 3-1

May 6, 2005

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jacoby Ellsbury singled home the winning run in the top of the ninth inning as No. 10 Oregon State beat UCLA 3-1 in Pacific-10 baseball on Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. It was the 500th career win for OSU head coach Pat Casey in 18 years at Oregon State and George Fox.

Kevin Gunderson set OSU saves records for a season (10) and a career, retiring the side in order in the ninth. Dallas Buck improved his record to 9-1 by allowing four hits in eight innings, striking out eight.

Oregon State (34-8 overall, 12-4 Pacific-10) climbed within one-half game of Pac-10 leader Arizona. The 12 Pac-10 wins are the most for the Beavers since the conference combined its Northern and Southern Divisions for the 1999 season.

Bruin righthander Hector Ambriz held the Beavers in check for seven innings and UCLA (11-31, 1-12) managed a 1-0 lead after Matt Sharp was hit by a pitch to lead off the eighth and eventually scored on Chris Denove's single.

The Beavers finally broke through against UCLA reliever Brian Schroeder in the eighth. Ellsbury led off with an infield single that barely cleared the dirt around home plate, advanced to second on a groundout and scored on Andy Jenkins' sharply-hit single up the middle to make it 1-1.

In the ninth, a leadoff infield single by Mike Lissman, a sacrifice bunt by pinch-hitter Ryan Gipson and an error on a ball hit by Tyler Graham put runners at the corners with one out. Ellsbury then smacked a line drive just inside the third-base bag to drive in Lissman with the go-ahead run; Jenkins later drew two-out, bases loaded walk to force in the final run.

Ellsbury matched his career high for hits by going 4-for-4, his 23rd multi-hit game of the season. Jenkins was 3-for-3 to extend his career-best hitting streak to 13 games.

OSU and UCLA continue their series Saturday at 6 p.m. and conclude it Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games can be heard on KEJO-AM (1240) and www.osubeavers.com.

NO. 10 OREGON STATE 3, U.C.L.A. 1

Oregon State  000 000 012 - 3 9 0UCLA          000 010 000 - 1 4 1

Buck, Gunderson (9) and Canham. Ambriz, Schroeder (8), Simon (9) and Denove. W-Buck (9-1) L-Schroeder (3-6). Sv-Gunderson (10).

HITS: Oregon State 9 (Ellsbury 4x5, Graham 1x5, Jenkins 3x3, Lissman 1x4), UCLA 4 (Jensen 1x4, Ambriz 2x3, Denove 1x4). RUNS BATTED IN: Oregon State 3 (Ellsbury 1, Jenkins 2), UCLA 1 (Denove 1).

Oregon State 3 (34-8,12-4 Pac-10)             U.C.L.A. 1 (11-31,1-13 Pac-10)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI--------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------Jacoby Ellsbury cf......... 5 1 4 1 Josh Roenicke cf........... 4 0 0 0

Tyler Graham lf............ 5 0 1 0 Brett McMillan 3b.......... 3 0 0 0Darwin Barney ss........... 3 0 0 0 Chris Jensen rf............ 4 0 1 0Andy Jenkins 1b............ 3 0 3 2 Hector Ambriz p/dh......... 3 0 2 0Mitch Canham c............. 2 0 0 0 Will Penniall lf........... 4 0 0 0Shea McFeely 3b............ 4 0 0 0 Matt Sharp 1b.............. 1 1 0 0Mike Lissman rf............ 4 1 1 0 Mike Metzger ph........... 1 0 0 0 Danny Anderson rf......... 0 0 0 0 Sean Carpenter 2b.......... 3 0 0 0Anton Maxwell dh........... 0 0 0 0 Chris Denove c............. 4 0 1 1 Joey Ledesma ph........... 1 0 0 0 Eric Taylor ss............. 3 0 0 0 Geoff Wagner ph/dh........ 2 0 0 0 Brian Schroeder p......... 0 0 0 0 Ryan Gipson ph............ 0 0 0 0 Adam Simon p.............. 0 0 0 0Chris Kunda 2b............. 4 1 0 0Dallas Buck p.............. 0 0 0 0 Kevin Gunderson p......... 0 0 0 0Totals..................... 33 3 9 3 Totals..................... 30 1 4 1

Score by Innings R H E-------------------------------------------Oregon State........ 000 000 012 - 3 9 0U.C.L.A............. 000 010 000 - 1 4 1-------------------------------------------

E - Taylor. LOB - Oregon St. 11; U.C.L.A. 7. HBP - Barney; Canham; Ambriz; Sharp. SH- Canham; Gipson; Carpenter. SB - Ellsbury. CS - Ellsbury.

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO------------------------------------------------Dallas Buck W,9-1......... 8.0 4 1 1 2 8Kevin Gunderson S,10...... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1

U.C.L.A. IP H R ER BB SO------------------------------------------------Hector Ambriz L,3-6....... 7.0 5 0 0 2 7Brian Schroeder ........... 1.2 4 3 2 1 1Adam Simon ................ 0.1 0 0 0 1 1

HBP - by Ambriz (Canham); by Buck (Sharp); by Buck (Ambriz); by Schroeder (Barney). BK -Buck. PB - Canham.

Umpires - HP: Joe Burleson 1B: Ron Ridd 3B: Kevin GillmoreStart: 7:10 pm Time: 3:29 Attendance: 320

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