No. 11 Oregon State Shuts Out Stanford, 3-0
April 13, 2006
Corvallis, Ore. - Stanford (15-12, 2-5 Pac-10) was shutout in a Pac-10 game for the first time since 2001 in a 3-0 loss to No. 11 Oregon State (23-9, 4-3 Pac-10) in the opener of a three-game series at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field on Thursday. Four Beaver pitchers limited the Cardinal to a season-low-tying four hits with Mike Stutes (3-2) picking up the win and Kevin Gunderson recording his eighth save by retiring all five batters he faced. Oregon State scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the sixth to breakup a scoreless pitching dual between Stutes and losing pitcher Greg Reynolds (2-3).
Oregon State loaded the bases with no outs to start the sixth inning rally when Reynolds walked two of the first three hitters with a bloop single by Darwin Barney sandwiched between. Bill Rowe gave the Beavers their first run when his ground ball deep in the hole between short and third turned into an RBI infield single and Shea McFeely provided a big blow when he followed with a two-RBI bouncing ball single up the middle that just got by Reynolds.
Stanford's best threat came in the top of the seventh when Stutes walked Michael Taylor and Brendan Domaracki, before Mark Grbavac came on and walked the bases loaded by issuing a free pass to the only batter he faced Chris Lewis. Joe Paterson got the Beavers out of the jam when he got pinch-hitter Ryan Seawell to foul out to Rowe at first base.
Rowe (3-4, RBI) and Cole Gillespie (2-3) were the only players for either team with more than one hit, while McFeely drove in a pair of runs with his clutch sixth inning single.
The teams are schedule to continue the series on Friday (5 pm, PT) and Saturday (12 pm, PT).
A full recap will follow.