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Beavers pull away in the 10th

LOS ANGELES — Parker Berberet's single with two outs in the 10th inning proved to be the game-winner as the 21st-ranked Oregon State baseball team opened Pacific-10 Conference play with a 4-1 win over USC Thursday night at Dedeaux Field.

Berberet's single was lined over the second baseman's head and scored Adalberto Santos from second to break a 1-1 tie in the 10th. Rob Folsom, a former North Medford High standout, then lined a two-out double to the left-center gap, scoring two more runs and giving the Beavers some breathing room in the three-run victory.

The late offensive output backed up an outstanding start from Greg Peavey, who worked seven innings, his fourth outing this season to go at least six innings, as he posted his second quality start of the season. He threw 113 pitches, and walked three while striking out a career-best 10.

ARIZONA STATE 1, OREGON 0 — At Eugene, Drew Maggi's first career home run was the only thing No. 1 Arizona State needed to remain undefeated with a victory over Oregon at PK Park.

In front of 2,114 fans, Oregon left-hander Tyler Anderson (4-3) threw the first complete game of his career and held the top-ranked Sun Devils (24-0, 4-0) to one run on four hits. The left-hander fanned 10 — one short of his season high — but one pitch in the top of third proved to the difference maker in the series opener.

With one out on the scoreboard, Maggi took Anderson's 1-1 offering over the wall in left field to give ASU a one-run lead that would prove to be the difference in the game for the final seven innings.

Arizona State starter Seth Blair improved to 5-0, tossing seven shutout innings and striking out five. Mitchell Lambson and Jordan Swaggerty each pitched an inning of relief for the Sun Devils. Swaggerty struck Jett Hart — who was pinch hitting — in the bottom of the ninth bringing the go ahead run to the plate, but ASU's top closer retired UO's final three batters to retire the side and pick up his eighth save of the season.

Oregon (18-9, 1-3) had its best opportunity to put runs on the board in the seventh as Shawn Peterson — the tying run — was just 90 feet away at third. He was hit by Blair and took first with two outs on the scoreboard, and moved to third on J.J. Altobelli's single to right center.

But Blair caught Curtis Raulinaitis looking at strike three for the final out of his seven innings on the mound.