Oregon State Baseball Defeats UC Riverside

March 7, 2009

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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Sam Gaviglio scattered four hits and a run in 4 2/3 of relief work and the Oregon State baseball team used a five-run fourth for a 5-1 victory over UC Riverside Saturday at the Palm Springs Tournament.

Gaviglio came on in relief of starter Tanner Robles in the fourth and kept UC Riverside's hitters at bay. His only run surrendered came in the sixth on a sacrifice fly. He also struck out one and walked one during his outing, which was his third of the season.

Gaviglio, a freshman from Ashland, Ore., improved to 2-0 this season. In three appearances for the Beavers, he has worked a combined 7 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and four runs while also posting one save.

'Sam looked very good on the mound today,' head coach Pat Casey said. 'He looked in control and did a great job coming on in relief. He has looked solid so far this season.'

The Beavers scored all the runs they needed in the fifth, an inning that saw Oregon State post five of its eight hits. The Beavers sent nine batters to the plate in the frame. Brett Casey, batting in the seven hole as the designated hitter, drove in the first two runs of the game on a single through the right side, driving in Ryan Ortiz and Jared Norris.

Three batters later, Joey Wong made it 4-0 when he singled up the middle, bringing in Casey from third and Koa Kahalehoe in from second. Kahalehoe had reached earlier in the inning on a bunt single.

John Wallace made it 5-0 with the next at bat. He singled to right, driving in Wong, who had moved to second on a wild pitch from starter Matt Montgomery.

Montgomery was touched for five runs and six hits in four full innings to fall to 2-1 this season. He struck out four and walked two.

Wong and Casey both had two hits and two RBI to pace the Beavers.

Robles started for the Beavers and went three innings, allowing a hit and four walks before Gaviglio was summoned from the bullpen. The right-hander immediately inherited a bases loaded situation with no outs. He got his first batter, Daniel Pellegrino, to fly out to center and then induced Brian McConkey into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.

Oregon State wraps up its trip to the Palm Springs Tournament Sunday morning against Texas Tech. Note that the start time Sunday morning is now 9:30 a.m. PT due to Texas Tech's travel schedule.

The game can be heard live on the Beaver Sports Network and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Oregon State will send right-hander Jorge Reyes (2-0, 2.25 ERA) to the hill against Texas Tech lefty Robert Kilcrease (1-0, 4.80 ERA).

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