Beavs bounce back with 8-2 win

OREGON STATE's Sam Gaviglio had some good stuff on the mount Saturday, allowing just one earned run over 7 2/3 inning as the Beavs took the middle game of the a three game series against Washington State by a score of 8-2. The series is now tied 1-1 heading into Sunday's tilt.

While Gaviglio was shutting down the Cougars on four hits over 7 2/3 innings, Beaver Jared Norris went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs.

"Sam threw well and the offense really picked it up toward the end of the game," Oregon State coach Pat Casey said. "Jared has been swinging the bat well. Everything started with Sam, though, and he looked very good today."

The fifth inning was the decider on Saturday. With the Beavs up 3-2, Stefen Romero reached first on a wild pitch on the third strike. Rob Folsom then laid down a bunt single and Joey Wong followed with a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners to second and third with one out.

Carter Bell and John Wallace delivered back-to-back singles to plate both Romero and Folsom. After two consecutive walks by Adalberto Santos and Ryan Ortiz, a single by Norris scored two more and put the Beavers in the driver's seat with an 8-2 advantage.

Sunday's first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT. Approximately 15 minutes before the game, the Beaver seniors will be honored. Also being honored Sunday will be the 2009 CBI champions, Oregon State men's basketball team.

The Beavers are 24-2 when scoring more than six runs in a game this season.

Oregon State is now 11-0 when holding opponents to two runs or less.

Michael Miller stole second base in both the first and second innings for his sixth and seventh stolen bases of the season.

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