Baseball Wins On Boyd's Walkoff Double
March 13, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Matt Boyd's two-out, three-run double with two outs in the ninth gave the Oregon State baseball team a 5-4 victory over visiting Utah in the first game of the Beavers' doubleheader Saturday.
The game marked the first of the day for the Beavers, who will play Portland in a second game Saturday night that has been moved up to an approximate 5:40 p.m. PT start.
Parker Berberet hit a solo shot in the seventh to narrow Utah's three-run lead, which had stood at 4-1. The Beavers then loaded the bases against Utah relievers Zach Adams and Stephen Streich.
Boyd's double, which fell down the right field line, came off Streich and sent the reliever to a 1-1 record this season. It scored John Tommasini, Brent Warren and Jared Norris and gave the Beavers their second one-run win this season.
Ryan Gorton worked a scoreless ninth for OSU to go to 1-0 this season.
Oregon State improved to 8-3 on the year and Utah fell to 6-7.
Utah, however, matched the Beavers with a solo run in the sixth when Devin Walker grounded back to the pitcher, Greg Peavey, and the right-hander could only get the runner at first.
The Utes pulled ahead for good in the seventh, plating three runs off Peavey. Tyler Yagi broke the 1-1 tie with a one-run single to right, and later scored on a two-run single to right off the bat of Nick Kuroczko.
All three runs in the inning were credited to Peavey, who scattered five hits and four runs over 6 1/3 innings. It was his third start of the season, and he struck out six while walking four.
Bryn Card started for Utah. The lefty allowed five hits and two runs over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two.
Jo Jo Sharrar led Utah with two hits while Kuroczko paced the Utes with two RBI.
Oregon State now takes on Portland in the second game of the day Saturday.
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