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Cardinal Lands on Short End of 5-4 Decision
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 05/12/2013

May 12, 2013

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STANFORD, Calif. - Austin Wilson drove in two runs as Stanford nearly wiped away a 5-0 deficit, but the host Cardinal fell to No. 5 Oregon State, 5-4, Sunday at Sunken Diamond. Stanford out-hit the Beavers, 6-3.

No. 19 Stanford (26-20 overall, 11-13 Pac-12) surrendered five runs through five innings, with Sam Lindquist (2-2) shouldering the loss in his first career start. Lindquist was tagged for each of the five runs on two hits with four walks.

After dropping their fifth straight, the Cardinal heads into Tuesday's midweek contest at home against Santa Clara having lost eight of its last 11 contests. Oregon State (41-8, 20-4) handed Stanford its first league sweep at Sunken Diamond since 2011.

Wilson poked a sixth-inning single to right, scoring Brian Ragira to cut into Oregon State's lead, 5-2.

Wilson again went opposite field to plate Stanford's next score with a double down the rightfield line in the eighth. Danny Diekroeger hit into a fielder's choice which scored Ragira from third when first baseman Danny Hayes' throw pulled catcher Nate Esposito off of the plate.

Wilson represented the tying run and was thrown out at the plate on an Austin Barr fielder's choice.

Oregon State loaded the bases in the ninth and was left fruitless when the second pitch from reliever Logan James resulted in an inning-ending double play.

James teamed with Garrett Hughes and David Schmidt to hold the Beavers scoreless with one hit over the final four frames.

The Beavers scored two runs without a hit in the fifth and scored on a wild pitch in the fourth.

Danny Hayes, who drove in three runs on the afternoon, belted a two-run homer in the second.

Ben Wetzler improved to 6-1 with the win and Scott Schultz earned his 10th save.

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