Beavers Lose In Extra Innings To Stanford

April 17, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Colin Walsh's two-run home run in the 10th inning sent the 18th-ranked Oregon State baseball team to a 5-3 loss Saturday afternoon at Goss Stadium.

Walsh's two-run shot came off OSU reliever Tyler Waldron and snapped a 3-3 tie. It sent Waldron to 3-3 on the year and dropped the Beavers to 20-10 on the year and 3-5 in Pacific-10 Conference play.

Stanford's Alex Pracher picked up the win after keeping the Beavers off the board in the 10th. He came on in relief in the ninth and worked two full innings for the win. He improved to 5-2 on the year.

Oregon State scored first when Stefen Romero hit a three-run home run to center in the third. It was his eighth home run of the season, and scored Adalberto Santos and Dylan Jones.

Stanford got on the board in the with two runs in the fifth when Walsh tripled home two. The Cardinal tied the game in the seventh when Tyler Gaffney was put out on a 4-3 groundout.

Tanner Robles started for the Beavers and finished with his fifth quality start of the season. He worked 7 1/3 innings, scattering eight hits and three runs while striking out four. He did not get a decision.

Neither did Stanford starter Jordan Pries, who also went 7 1/3 innings. He allowed six hits and three runs while striking out seven.

Walsh led Stanford with four hits, while he, Gaffney and Jonathan Kaskow totaled two hits apiece.

Jones led the Beavers with two hits.

Oregon State and Stanford play the final game of the series Sunday at 12:30 p.m. PT. Note that the start time has been moved to 12:30 from 1 p.m. due to Stanford's travel schedule.

Right-hander Sam Gaviglio will make his second start of the season for the Beavers. He is 1-0 this season and has an earned run average of 2.00.

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: Stefen Romero's three-run home run in the third was the team's first of the season ... OSU had nine solo homers and nine two-run homers entering the game ... Romero's home run extended his hit streak to six games, tied for the second-longest streak among Oregon State players behind Rob Folsom's eight-gamer early in the season ... OSU wore its crème uniforms for the seventh time this season ... The team took its 2010 team photo in the crème uniforms prior to the game ... The announced crowd of 2,472 was the ninth of 2,000 or more this season for the Beavers ... OSU had 14 crowds of 2,000 or more at home last season ... Tanner Robles threw his fifth quality start of the season ... He had one in 2009.

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