Hayes' double in eighth sends Beavers to win

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Danny Hayes' pinch-hit double drove in two in the eighth inning and gave the Oregon State baseball team a 7-5 victory over Indiana Sunday in the Beavers' finale at the Kleberg Bank Classic.

Hayes, pinch hitting for Luke Acosta, drove a two-run double to left with no outs, scoring Ryan Dunn and Parker Berberet and giving the Beavers a 6-5 lead. Two batters later with the bases loaded, Tyler Smith walked, providing OSU its final 7-5 lead.

Cole Baylis picked up the win after working 12/3 scoreless innings. He walked one and struck out two to pick up his first win of the season.

The three runs in the eighth erased a one-run lead for Indiana (3-3) after seven innings. The Beavers held a 4-3 advantage after five but the Hoosiers scored runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to take the lead.

The Beavers (4-3) were led offensively by Berberet and Andrew Susac, who tallied two hits apiece.

Oregon State plays UT-San Antonio at 10 a.m. today.

OREGON 3, SAINT MARY'S 2 — At Eugene, Christian Jones struck out a career-high 12 and the Oregon Ducks took advantage of two second-inning errors to squeak past Saint Mary's at PK Park.

Jones (1-0) tripled his previous best effort for strikeouts in a game, tossing seven innings and allowing one run on five hits and two walks. The sophomore had never pitched more than four innings for the Ducks (4-3).

Kellen Moen recorded the final six outs for his second save, allowing just one hit — a solo home run to Patrick Wisdom in the top of the eighth.

The Ducks earned a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the second for a 2-0 lead. J.J. Altobelli drove home Ryan Healy with a sacrifice fly to center, and Tyler Kuresa scored from third on a failed pickoff attempt at first base.

Ryan Hambright's perfectly placed squeeze bunt up the first base line scored Marcus Piazzisi in the bottom of the third.

Freshman Aaron Jones extended his hitting streak to seven games with a 2-for-3 afternoon.

Oregon hosts Portland at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

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