Beavers Defeat Cougar Baseball

May 16, 2009

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CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State broke open a close game with a five-run sixth inning and defeated Washington State 8-2 in Pacific-10 Conference baseball, Saturday.

Sam Gaviglio (8-1) pitched seven and two-thirds innings for the Beavers (31-15, 13-10 Pac-10) to earn the victory. Redshirt-sophomore Chad Arnold (6-3) took the loss for the Cougars (27-22, 15-8 Pac-10).

'Sam Gaviglio was awesome,' WSU Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. 'We just have to find a way to win a Pac-10 series tomorrow.'

WSU trailed 1-0 in the second inning when Greg Lagreid reached on an error to open the inning. He moved to second on a ground out and came home on a two-out single by redshirt-sophomore Jay Ponciano.

The Beavers took a 2-1 lead in the second inning and the Cougars tied the game in the fifth on a home run by sophomore Garry Kuykendall.

Oregon State tallied a run in the bottom of the fifth and put the game away with five runs off three WSU pitchers in the sixth.

The teams conclude their series, Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.

Sophomore Garry Kuykendall hit the first home run of his career...pitcher Adam Conley moved into a tie for sixth place on the WSU freshman list with 19 appearances...senior Greg Lagreid was hit by a pitch for the 33rd time in his career to tie for fourth on the all-time Cougar list.

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