Beavers Downed By Stanford In Series Opener
April 16, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State scored six two-out runs in the fifth, but allowed 10 runs in the seventh and eighth innings combined to fall to Stanford, 14-6, in the opener of a three-game series Friday night at Goss Stadium.
The Beavers fell behind early, 4-0, after a four-run first by the Cardinal. But OSU exploded for six runs in the fifth, all with two outs, off Stanford starter Brett Mooneyham. The six-run inning was punctuated by a two-out double by Stefen Romero, clearing the bases.
Two innings later, however, Stanford scored five runs off three Oregon State pitchers, including Greg Peavey, who started and left the game after allowing 10 hits and five runs - four earned - over 6 1/3 innings. The righty, the reigning Pacific-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week, did not get the decision.
That went to reliever Kraig Sitton, who dropped to 1-1 this season after three hits and three runs and was not able to record an out.
Stanford scored five more runs in the eighth, effectively ending the game after coming out of the inning with an eight-run lead.
Chris Reed threw one inning of relief for Stanford and improved to 1-0 on the year.
Mooneyham was forced out of the game during OSU's five-run fifth. He allowed six runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings.
The Beavers dropped to 20-9 overall on the year and 3-4 in Pac-10 games. Stanford, meanwhile, improved to 16-13 overall and 5-5 in league play.
Oregon State and Stanford continue their three-game series Saturday at 2 p.m. PT. Left-hander Tanner Robles (4-3, 2.25) is slated to go for the Beavers against Stanford right-hander Jordan Pries (3-1, 3.06).
Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased by visiting the ticket office at Goss Stadium, which opens 2 ½ hours before first pitch, on gameday. They can also be purchased by visiting the ticket office at legendary Gill Coliseum, by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS or on osubeavers.com.
For fans who can't make it to the game, catch it on the Beaver Sports Radio Network or by visiting Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Mike Parker will call all the action.
OREGON STATE NOTES: The Beavers and Cardinal observed a moment of silence for Al Reser prior to the game ... Reser passed away earlier in the week at the age of 74 ... OSU wore a patch in honor Reser on the front of its uniform ... The Beavers wore their white uniforms for the seventh time this season, and all at Goss Stadium ... Greg Peavey made his 11th all-time start at Goss and his 17th appearance overall ... He entered the contest with a 6-1 record and 2.31 ERA at Goss ... He also made his first career start against Stanford.
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