Smith's single gives Beavers opening-day win over Gonzaga

FRESNO, Calif. — Tyler Smith lined a sharp single to right in the bottom of the 11th inning to send the Oregon State baseball team to a 4-3 victory over Gonzaga in the Beavers' season opener at Beiden Field on Saturday.

Smith took a 3-2 pitch from Gonzaga reliever Mark Phillips and lined it right in front of Tyler Chism in left, bringing in Brian Stamps for his third run of the game.

The Beavers had loaded the bases after Stamps tripled with one out, Andrew Susac was intentionally walked and Carter Bell walked.

Tony Bryant worked three scoreless innings to pick up the win.

Stamps led the Beavers with three hits and Susac tallied a 2-for-3 effort.

Oregon State left 15 men on base while Gonzaga stranded nine.

Former Ashland standout Sam Gaviglio started on the mound for the Beavers, striking out five over 62/3 innings. He did not get the decision when Gonzaga tied the game at 3-3 on a passed ball in the eighth inning.

The righty threw 92 pitches, 66 of which went for strikes, and his only free pass of the game came against his last batter when he hit Eric Lane with a pitch.

Gaviglio allowed runners to reach second and third in the first inning; he did not allow a runner to get past second the rest of the game.

HAWAII 4, OREGON 3 — At Honolulu, a three-run eighth inning spurred Hawaii in the late game Friday, marking the start of Oregon's season.

Freshman Connor Hofmann was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Ducks.

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