Reyes hurls Beavers past Arizona

Reyes hurls Beavers past Arizona

CORVALLIS — Jorge Reyes pitched a eight full innings as the Oregon State baseball team took the series finale against No. 23 Arizona 3-2 on Sunday at Goss Stadium.

"Jorge did an outstanding job today and we played great defense behind him," Oregon State coach Pat Casey said. "This was one of his better outings of the season. This is a very key win."

Reyes' eight innings marked his longest outing of the season and the right-hander gave up one earned run. He struck out six batters and gave up no walks.

Reyes (3-2) was the third OSU pitcher in as many games to work into the eighth inning. He threw 108 pitches Sunday.

Reyes got into trouble in the seventh inning with runners at first and second with no outs. After an Arizona sac bunt moved runners to second and third, he induced leadoff hitter T.J. Steele into the second out of the inning on a strikeout. Reyes got out of the jam when Bobby Coyle grounded back to him for the third out of the inning.

Oregon State (20-14, 8-7 Pac-10) closer Kevin Roderick came in to close the game in the ninth but worked himself into trouble, loading the bases back-to-back walks with two outs but was able to get Coyle swinging to end the game. He posted his ninth save of the season.

Chris Hopkins went 1-for-4 with one RBI and was 6-for-11 in the series, scoring three runs.

Daniel Robertson was 2-for-3 with one run scored Sunday and Lonnie Lechelt was 2-for4 with an RBI.

Arizona starting pitcher Eric Berger (4-3) pitched 42/3 innings and gave up three runs while striking out five.

Arizona (28-13, 7-8 Pac-10) took the early lead in the top of the first inning off back-to-back doubles by C.J. Ziegler and Brad Glenn, giving the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.

The Beavers took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning with three runs making the score 3-1. Daniel Robertson hit a leadoff single for the Beavers in the fifth and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Erik Ammon. Wells drove in Robertson from second with a single to center field.

Wells later advanced to second with a stolen base. That was key as two batters later, Chris Hopkins doubled to right, bringing in Wells from second.

Lonnie Lechelt capped off the inning with a triple off the left field wall, scoring Hopkins and giving OSU a two-run lead.

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