Six-run fifth propels No. 3 Beavers to win

LOS ANGELES — The third-ranked Oregon State baseball team utilized a six-run fifth inning to overcome a four-run deficit in a 7-5 series-opening victory over No. 24 UCLA Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

The game was expected to be a pitcher's duel with two of the Pacific-10 Conference's pitchers on the mound in Oregon State's Sam Gaviglio and UCLA's Gerrit Cole. That, however, did not turn out to be the case as the teams combined for 12 runs and 19 hits.

The Beavers (31-8 overall, 11-2 Pac-10) found themselves down 5-1 after UCLA put three runs on the board in the fifth. But OSU loaded the bases on Cole and made it 5-4 when Carter Bell tripled to the gap in right-center.

Ryan Dunn tied the game, 5-5, when he blooped a single to center, then scored what amounted to the game-winning run when Ryan Barnes hit a sac fly to center.

Neither starting pitcher was particularly effective. UCLA's Cole was knocked out during the Beavers' six-run fifth, allowing 10 hits and seven runs while walking three and striking out five. He threw 110 pitches in his 11th start of the season.

Gaviglio (8-1) worked six full innings, scattering five runs — four earned — along with six hits and a career-high seven walks. He did not strike out a batter and threw 110 pitches, but did keep the Bruins scoreless over his last two innings and left the game with the two-run advantage.

CALIFORNIA 2, OREGON 1 — At Berkeley, Calif., California freshman Michael Theofanopoulos drove the first pitch offered from Oregon reliever Kellen Moen down the right field line for a walk-off double for No. 20 California.

The Bears (25-13, 10-6) snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating Oregon in the series opener, while the Ducks (21-19, 4-9) have now dropped two in a row.

Track and Field

KREMPLEY SHINES — At Forest Grove, Tara Krempley notched an NAIA "A" qualifying mark during the first day of the Pacific University Twilight Meet.

Krempley's "A" time came in the 3,000 steeplechase by shaving 15 seconds off her previous best time. Krempley finished third in the event in 11:14.31. The top four finishers in the event all broke the meet record.

Seth Lindquist hit a "B" standard mark in the triple jump, finishing second with a jump of 46-51/2. His mark broke the meet record.

Courtenay Williams finished eighth in the Hammer, but had a huge improvement with a throw of 148-6 and on the men's side, junior Max Perry finished second with a throw of 175-2.

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