Hayes' RBI, Boyd's pitching gem pace OSU

SAN DIEGO — Danny Hayes' laced a two-out single to left in the eighth inning to snap a scoreless tie, and Matt Boyd shut down San Diego State for 81/3 innings to give sixth-ranked Oregon State a 2-0 baseball win Friday at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Hayes found the gap in left on a 1-2 pitch from SDSU starter Philip Walby and drove in Ashland's Max Gordon from second for what amounted to the game-winning run. Gordon had singled down the left-field line to open the eighth and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Smith.

Hayes' game-winning hit backed an outstanding starting performance by Boyd. The left-hander, in just his fourth career start, scattered five hits and one walk. He threw 117 pitches, 85 of which went for strikes, and struck out a career-best nine.

Boyd retired the first six batters he faced, and after allowing runners to reach the corners in the third on consecutive hits, retired the next 13 before allowing a two-out base hit in the seventh.

The win pushed Boyd to 2-0 on the year and 13-1 all-time at Oregon State. He is 8-0 in games played away from Goss Stadium.

The Beavers are 6-0, while SDSU dropped to 3-2.

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 7, OREGON 2 — At Eugene, No. 14 Oregon couldn't capitalize on two early bases-loaded situations and Loyola Marymount took advantage with a four-run fifth inning at PK Park.

Oregon (4-1) loaded the bases in both the first and second innings but didn't score.

In the bottom of the first, the Ducks loaded the bases thanks to a handful of miscues by the Lions (2-2).

LMU allowed leadoff hitter Aaron Payne to reach on a wild pitch on strike three, before he moved to second on a balk and third on a single by Scott Heineman.

After an out, Ryon Healy walked to load the bases, but LMU starter Colin Welmon got Ryan Hambright to fly out to shallow left field before striking out Kyle Garlick to end the inning.

Welmon allowed the Ducks to load the bases again in the second inning, but he got out of the inning striking out Brett Thomas to keep the game scoreless.

Loyola Marymount made Oregon pay with one run in the fourth and four runs in the fifth, chasing Oregon starter Jake Reed. The Lions had three hits and Oregon committed an error in the inning.

Oregon got on the board in the seventh when Heineman doubled to left to score J.J. Altobelli.

OSU WINS — At Corvallis, No. 11 Oregon State defended its home floor and matched a season-high effort with 196.825 points while dominating No. 15 Arizona and Seattle Pacific.

Makayla Stambaugh won the all-around for the second straight week after scoring 39.525, and Chelsea Tang set a career high as the runner-up at 39.400.

Oregon State improved to 10-5 and 4-0 in the Pac-12 Conference with the victory. Arizona slipped to 10-7 and Seattle Pacific 1-8.

Kelsi Blalock took the vault title after matching her career high with a score of 9.95. Stambaugh took the bars title (9.90) and floor (9.95) and Melanie Jones won on the balance beam (9.90).

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