Ducks complete sweep of Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jake Reed held Ohio State scoreless and allowed just three hits in seven innings to lead the No. 6 Oregon baseball team to a 1-0 win and series sweep on Sunday at Bill Davis Stadium.

Reed walked the first two hitters of the game and faced a first and third situation with one out, but he picked off Kirby Pellent trying to steal second and Joe Ciamacco was thrown out at home on the same play to end the inning.

Reed (6-3) gave up just three hits and one walk over the next six innings. Jimmie Sherfy picked up his 18th save with a three-up, three-down ninth inning that included a strikeout. Christian Jones pitched a scoreless eighth for the Ducks (40-11), who held the Buckeyes (33-18) to just one run in 30 innings in the series.

Oregon scored its run on a wild pitch by Ohio State starter Jaron Long in the fourth. Scott Heineman and Mitchell Tolman reached base with back-to-back one-out hits, with both advancing on consecutive wild pitches that allowed Heineman to score.

Reed and the rest of the pitching staff made the run hold up. Oregon held Ohio State to a .200 batting average in the series, while compiling a 0.31 ERA.

The Ducks return home for a five-game homestand this week. Oregon hosts Gonzaga in two nonconference games on Tuesday and Wednesday before hosting Oregon State in a three-game weekend series.

NO. 6 OREGON STATE 5, NO. 25 STANFORD 4 — At Stanford, Calif., Ben Wetzler scattered five hits and two runs in 61/3 innings and Danny Hayes hit his fourth home run of the season to send sixth-ranked Oregon State to a sweep of No. 25 Stanford.

Hayes hit a two-run home run in the second. It came after Dylan Davis walked to open the inning. The home run opened the Beavers' scoring and sent Oregon State to its 12th consecutive victory, which is tied for the longest active streak in the nation.

The Beavers improved to 41-8 on the year with the win and are 20-4 in Pac-12 Conference play. Stanford, meanwhile, is 26-20 overall and 11-13 in conference games.

Oregon State held off a late Stanford rally as the Cardinal scored two runs in the eighth and had runners on the corners with no outs. Kavin Keyes, however, started a double play that first recorded an out at second. Andy Peterson, the OSU second baseman, then threw to catcher Nate Esposito, who made the tag on Austin Wilson and held on to the ball as the runner attempted to jar it loose.

Scott Schultz, on to close, then got Alex Blandino swinging to end the inning. After getting out of the jam, Schultz went on to a perfect ninth for his 10th save of the season.

Wetzler won his sixth straight game to improve to 6-1 on the year. The lefty threw 88 pitches and struck out five with one walk. The outing was Wetzler's sixth consecutive quality start and 18th in a row for Oregon State in Pac-12 play.


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