BERKELEY, Calif. — For the first nine innings of the second-ranked Oregon State baseball team's game at California Saturday night, the Beavers managed just two runs and four hits.
And then the 10th inning happened. Oregon State scored seven runs on four hits to push the Beavers to a 9-3 win over the Golden Bears.
The win came in a tightly contested night. The Beavers led 2-0 for most of the game, only for the Golden Bears to score twice in the eighth to tie the game. Cal seemed to be on the verge of the come-from-behind win, putting runners on first and third with one down. Scott Schultz, however, induced a 4-6-3 double play to give the Beavers the opportunity for the 10th-inning outburst.
Andy Peterson ended up with the game-winning run, doubling to left-center with runners on first and second. Trever Morrison and Jeff Hendrix had both reached on infield singles. Peterson looked to bunt but pulled the bat back against reliever Trevor Hildenberger and found the gap in left.
That double effectively opened the floodgates. The Beaver sent nine batters to the plate before California reliever Andrew Buckley picked up the first out of the inning.
Schultz got the win as the recipient of the 10th-inning runs. He improved to 5-2 in throwing the last 12/3 innings.
Hildenberger, who allowed five hits and seven runs, took the loss to drop to 3-3 on the year.
OREGON 7, ARIZONA 6, 10 inn. — At Eugene, the meat of the UO lineup put together a four-run rally to tie the game in the seventh inning before freshman Austin Grebeck's game-winning single in the 10th.
Cleanup hitter Kyle Garlick's two-run triple got Oregon within 6-4 in the seventh, and Steven Packard followed with a two-run homer just inside the right-field foul pole.
The Ducks got six hits out of the top four spots in the lineup, two more than in the previous four games combined.
Track and Field
PACIFIC TWILIGHT — At Forest Grove, Southern Oregon University got wins out of its women's 4x400-meter relay team and discus tossers Holly Haga and Markus Sanders at Lincoln Park Stadium on the final day of the Twilight.
Kevin Jorgensen nearly picked up a fourth win for the Raiders, but his time in the 800-meter relay of 1 minutes, 53.83 seconds was one-hundredth of a second behind Spokane Community College's Paris Speidel, who bested the 61-person field. It was an NAIA 'B' standard qualifying mark, though he already has an 'A' in the event.
Sanders and Haga were already automatic qualifiers in the discus, too, and Sanders improved his 'A' mark by 8 feet, 7 inches with a throw of 166-11, which is currently No.10 on the NAIA performance list. He did it on his second attempt to top 27 others.
Haga, in a women's field of 27, spanned 143-06 on her first throw and it ended up being her best. Savannah Swan was sixth at 113-10.
The 4x100-meter relay team, consisting of Rachele Bedsole, Tierra Barrett, Aspen Abbott and Jessie Rozario, finished in 4:02.53, which was 2.71 seconds ahead of runner-up Spokane.
Rozario also took fourth of 30 in her first try in two years at the 800, clocking 2:21.91 for a new personal best. Tanya Jones was sixth in 2:23.03.
Cameron Bremner claimed third of 38 in the 200-meter race with a time of 22.39, just .13 seconds behind unattached winner Zachary Schlachter.
In the women's pole vault, Stepanie Techler placed second (11-5.75) and Alex Morris sixth (9-6.25). Techler's mark reached a 'B' standard but she's already an automatic qualifier for the NAIA Championships.
Eric Avila will compete in the 5,000-meter race today for the Raiders at Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational. Then it's off to the Cascade Conference Championships, which will take place next Friday and Saturday in Nampa, Idaho.