Beavers beat No. 3 ASU in bottom of ninth
CORVALLIS — Koa Kahalehoe came through with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Oregon State baseball team a 4-3 comeback Pac-10 Conference victory over No. 3 Arizona State Saturday at Goss Stadium.
After falling behind 3-2 in the top of the ninth courtesy of a Drew Maggi triple for Arizona State (33-10, 16-4 Pac-10), the Beavers (26-12, 10-7) loaded the bases with one out in the bottom half for Jared Norris.
The OSU first baseman fell behind in the count, 1-2, before hitting a fly ball to center fielder Jason Kipnis that was deep enough to score former North Medford player Rob Folsom from third.
A walk by Adalberto Santos loaded the bases once again for the Beavers and brought Kahalehoe to the plate with two outs. After fouling off numerous pitches from Mitchell Lambson, the Oregon State senior lined an offering into left field for a base hit that drove home Ryan Ortiz for the game-winning run.
Norris went 2-for-4 for Oregon State and drove in two of the Beavers' four runs, the first coming on a single to left-center field in the fifth inning. Norris now has 23 RBI and multiple hits in five games this season.
Santos also had a 2-for-4 day for the Beavers.
Greg Peavey got the start for the Beavers and lasted four innings, allowing four hits and two runs, both earned. Ryan Gorton came on in relief with no outs in the fifth and went 31/3 innings, keeping the Sun Devils scoreless and allowing the OSU bats to get them back in the game.
Kraig Sitton entered the game with two outs in the eighth and got the win.
UCLA 6, OREGON 2 — At Eugene, UCLA freshman Trevor Bauer (7-3) pitched his second complete game of the season, allowing just six hits and striking out four.
The Ducks are 14-30 overall and 4-13 in the Pac-10 Conference. UCLA is 21-22 and 12-8. The series is 1-1, with the deciding game today at 1 p.m. at PK Park.
Oregon freshman left-hander Tyler Anderson (2-6) took the loss, allowing five runs on six hits in 42/3. He struck out six.
UCLA did most of its damage with a three-run fifth inning.
KC Serna was 2-for-2 for the Ducks.