No. 10 Stanford Suffers Heartbreaking 10-9 Loss In 10 Innings At Oregon State
April 11, 2008
Corvallis, Ore. - John Wallace singled home Jason Ogata with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Oregon State (16-10, 4-3 Pac-10) to a 10-9 victory over No. 10 Stanford (15-11-1, 4-3 Pac-10) in the opener of a three-game series at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field on Friday. The Beavers pounded out 19 hits in the contest to hand Stanford's its third extra inning loss in the last six games.
Oregon State took an early 5-0 lead with five runs in the bottom of the first inning before Stanford would score nine of the contests next 10 runs to go ahead 9-6 after five and a half innings. Oregon State was able to send the contest into extra innings by scoring twice in the seventh and once more in the eighth.
The game featured five home runs with Oregon State blasting three and the Cardinal going deep twice.
Ryan Ortiz and Jordan Lennerton accounted for all five Beaver runs in the first, while Drew George pulled the Beavers to within 9-8 with his two-run shot in the seventh.
Stanford got three runs back in the top of the second when Sean Ratliff connected on a three-run blast for his team-leading ninth homer of the season. Cord Phelps sent one out of the park to score three Cardinal runs in the fifth to tie the game at 6-6.
Stanford and Oregon State will continue the series on Saturday and Sunday with start times scheduled each day at 1 pm, PT. Neither team has announced a probable starting pitcher for either contest.