Beavers Take Series With 7-1 Win Over UW

May 7, 2006

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State starter held the Washington baseball team to oneunearned run on only three hits in eight innings as the fifth-ranked Beavers beat the No.22 Huskies, 7-1, Sunday at Goss Stadium.

The game started nearly three hours late due to rain and featured a 57-minute delay in thebottom of the six because of the precipitation.

Oregon State, which won the final two games of the series after a loss Friday, improvedits record atop the Pac-10 standings to 34-11 overall and 11-4 in conference play. TheHuskies fell to 31-19 on the season and 9-9 in the Pac-10.

The Huskies' six remaining Pac-10 games come next weekend vs. Stanford and May 28-30 vs. Washington State, all at Husky Ballpark. To finish over .500 in conference play(usually the benchmark for an NCAA tournament berth), the UW would have to win fourof those six games.

Stutes (5-2), a sophomore from Lake Oswego, Ore., struck out eight and walked four. Hethrew the six innings prior to the rain delay and then came back out and worked twoscoreless innings before walking the leadoff man in the ninth and being relieved.

UW starter Elliott Cribby (6-5) gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits over fiveinnings to take the loss.

The Beavers got off to a quick start with four runs in the bottom of the first. With runnersat second and third with one out, Cole Gillespie hit a hard grounder that was snared byUW third baseman Matt Stevens, whose throw to first was low. The Beavers followedwith back-to-back doubles from Mitch Canham, who drove in one runner, and SheaMcFeely, who knocked in two, sending home three more runners to give the Beavers a 4-0 lead.

In the fifth, the Beavers added one run to their total with a two-out rally. Gillespie drew atwo-out walk and Canham followed with an infield single. Gillespie then scored fromsecond on a single from McFeely, increasing the lead to 5-0.

In the sixth, the Beavers had runners at second and third with two outs before raindelayed the game for nearly an hour. After the break, UW reliever Bryce Mooney walkedDarwin Barney to lead the bases and Gillespie followed with a two-run single thatstretched the lead to 7-0.

Washington loaded the bases in the ninth on a walk, an error and a single. With one out,Matt Stevens drove in the Huskies' lone run of the game with a sacrifice fly before closerKevin Gunderson came on to record the final out.

The UW returns to Seattle for a pair of non-conference games vs. Portland Monday at6:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Live video and live stats for each game will beavailable at Next weekend, the Huskies play host to Stanford in a three-game, Pac-10 series.

LINESCOREPac-10 Conference Game#5 Oregon State 7, #22 Washington 1Washington      000 000 001 -- 1 4 2Oregon State    400 012 00x -- 7 9 1Elliott Cribby, Bryce Mooney (6), Nick Haughian (8),Matt Kasser (9) and Matt Lane. Mike Stutes, Joe Paterson(9), Eddie Kunz (9), Kevin Gunderson (9) and Mitch Canham.W - Stutes (5-2). L - Cribby (6-5). 2B - OSU, Canham, SheaMcFeely. T - 2:38. A - 811.
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