Jarvis Ties Record With Three Homers

March 11, 2001

YAKIMA, Wash. - Andy Jarvis tied an Oregon State record with three home runs but Washington State pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Beavers fell 8-7 in non-league baseball Sunday afternoon at Parker Field. OSU (11-9 overall, 0-0 Pacific-10) hit five home runs in the game, including one by Josh Carter that extended his hitting streak to 18 games.

Oregon State begins an eight-game homestand Tuesday, meeting Gonzaga at 2:30 p.m. at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field and then wrapping up the two-game series Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Beavers host Minnesota in a three-game series next Friday through Sunday, marking the first-ever baseball visit by a Big Ten team to OSU.

On Sunday, Jarvis homered three times against Washington State (6-13, 0-0) to tie a single-game school record. The sophomore first baseman, who has eight homers and 31 runs batted in this season, now shares the mark with Darryl Summerfield (vs. Washington, 1968), Jim Wilson (vs. Washington State, 1982), Steve Smith (vs. Oregon Tech, 1983) and Ben Bertrand (vs. Washington, 1998).

Jarvis started with a two-run drive inside the rightfield foul pole in the first inning, then added an opposite-field shot to left-center with the bases empty in the third inning. In the seventh inning, he added a solo homer to left-center, but in the ninth, he grounded into a double play to end the Beavers' half of the inning.

Carter, who has a hit in every game he's played this season, flied out to right his first time up and then drove a solo homer over the centerfield wall in the third inning just before Jarvis' second homer gave OSU back-to-back home runs. Chris Biles added his sixth homer of the spring - also with the bases empty - later in the inning.

Counting last season, Carter has now hit safely in 25 straight games, he had a seven-game hitting streak to end 2000. After his 1-for-3 day Sunday, the junior rightfielder is batting .472 this season.

WSU, which came back from a 6-1 deficit, won it in the bottom of the ninth. With one out, Stefan Bailie tripled to center off OSU reliever Craig Hays and the Beavers intentionally walked Bookie Gates and Brent Robertson to load the bases.

Stephen Copeland struck out Cougar pinch-hitter Tanner Kahler and quickly got a no-ball, two-strike count on Tyson Boston, but Copeland's next pitch sailed inside and home plate umpire Karl Hartzheim ruled it nicked Boston to force in the winning run.

The loss was just the third in eight one-run games for the Beavers this season, and it ended Oregon State's three-game winning streak. OSU has won 11 of its last 17 games.

Hays took the loss, allowing one run on two hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings. Scott Nicholson started the game for OSU and gave up just one run in the first five innings, but the Cougars reached him for five runs on six hits in the sixth inning to tie the game at 6-6.

Nicholson, pitching on three days' rest, went seven innings and allowed seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits and one walk, striking out five.

Brian Barden and Will Hudson were both 2-for-3 for the Beavers and Biles was 2-for-4 with a double and his homer. Curtis Davis went 1-for-3, moving his batting average for this season to .466.

For Washington State, Bailie was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple, Gates was 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBIs, Robertson was 2-for-3 and Jon Baeder was 3-for-4.


Oregon State	        203 010 100 - 7 14 3Washington State	000 105 101 - 8 13 1

Nicholson, Hays (8), Copeland (9) and Ingram. Svendsen, Fisher (3), Davis (9) and Baeder. WP-Davis (1-1). LP-Hays (2-2). 2B-Biles (OSU), Bailie (WSU), Gates (WSU), Robertson (WSU), Boston (WSU), Smith (WSU). 3B-Bailie (WSU). HR-Carter (OSU), Jarvis 3 (OSU), Biles (OSU), Gates (WSU).

HITS: Oregon State 14 (Stark 1x5, Ingram 2x5, Carter 1x3, Jarvis 3x5, Barden 2x3, Biles 2x4, Davis 1x3, Hudson 2x3), Washington State 13 (Hecker 1x5, Knight 1x5, Bailie 2x4, Gates 2x4, Robertson 2x3, Boston 1x4, Smith 1x4, Baeder 3x4). RUNS BATTED IN: Oregon State 7 (Carter 1, Jarvis 4, Barden 1, Biles 1), Washington State 8 (Gates 4, Boston 2, Smith 2).

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