April 17, 2011
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STANFORD, Calif.-- Kavin Keyes drove in three runs and No. 9-ranked Oregon State (27-7, 8-1 Pac-10) swept No. 17-ranked Stanford (16-12, 3-6 Pac-10), following a 6-4 win on Sunday afternoon.
Stanford rallied for two runs in the ninth, before Tony Bryant secured his fifth save. A two-out RBI double from Brian Ragira chased winner Ben Wetzler (5-1) from the game after four relief innings, to make it 6-3. Back-to-back, two-strike singles by Brian Guymon and Dave Giuliani then plated Ragira to make it 6-4.
Bryant though struck out Jake Stewart with runners on first and second for the save as OSU secured its first sweep at Sunken Diamond in series history.
Keyes, who was 6-for-12 in the series, came through with a two-run, two-out single in the seventh to make it 5-2 off of Chris Reed. His RBI single in the third tied the game at 2-2. Keyes finished 2-for-5 today, driving in runs in all three games.
Wetzler did not allow a run until Ragira's double in the ninth.
Dean McArdle (4-2) could not get through the third inning, as OSU erased an early 2-0 lead. McArdle went 2.1 innings, giving up an RBI single, before exiting with the bases loaded. Danny Sandbrink then gave up an infield single to Keyes, before a bases loaded walk made it 3-2.
After one run in the first two games of the series, Stanford pounded out two runs in the first to lead 2-0. A Tyler Gaffney RBI groundout plated Stewart following an extra base hit into center, before an RBI double by Kenny Diekroeger made it 2-0, scoring Stephen Piscotty, who singled following the groundout.
Sandbrink went the next 3.2 innings, before Scott Snodgress got the first two outs in the seventh. A single run was charged to each reliever in the seventh.
Stanford has now lost three straight and five of its last seven.
NOTES:Stanford travels to Santa Clara for a game on Tuesday at 6 p.m... Stanford returns home to host UCLA in a pre-Easter series, Thursday through Saturday... lineup switches saw reserves Justin Ringo (1B), Eric Smith (DH) and Brian Guymon (RF) all with starts on Sunday... Guymon, playing on his mother, Cathie's birthday, made a diving catch in the ninth... Stanford had just 19 hits and five runs in the series.