CORVALLIS, Ore.-- Mark Appel (7-1) pitched seven strong innings and No. 7-ranked Stanford (29-12, 11-8 Pac-12) scored eight runs over the final two innings to beat host Oregon State (28-15, 9-10 Pac-12) 8-2 on Friday evening.
Appel exited after seven innings, in which he gave up two runs on nine hits with no walks and four strikeouts. He left after the Cardinal erased a 2-0 lead in the eighth.
In the eighth, against three Beaver pitchers, Stanford produced four-straight hits to take a 3-2 lead. Stanford then added five runs in the ninth to lead 7-2.
Two hits to start the eighth chased starter Ben Wetzler from the game. Wilson then sent a ball to the center field wall for a two-run triple against reliever Ryan Gorton (1-1), tying it at 2-2, before Blandino's double made it 3-2.
Ragira finished his night 3-for-4 with an RBI single in the ninth. Wilson added his third RBI of the night with a fielder's choice, before Blandino's RBI double made it 6-2. A pinch-hit double by Dominic Jose made it 7-2, followed by an Eric Smith RBI made it 8-2.
Wetzler gave up two runs on seven hits over 7.0-plus innings, in what was once a pitcher's duel, and a scoreless game through six. OSU emptied its bullpen with six additional pitchers after that.
Tyler Smith broke the stalemate in the seventh, hitting a two-out double to left to give OSU a 1-0 lead. The Pac-12's leading RBI man, Michael Conforto, then drove a ball up the middle for an RBI single to make it 2-0.
Appel four times stranded a Beaver in scoring position, rolling two groundouts to third and producing two strikeouts to keep it scoreless through six innings. Shortstop Kenny Diekroeger also threw out a runner at the plate in the sixth.
NOTES: A.J. Vanegas, after a perfect eighth and scoreless ninth, got his second career save. … Mark Appel has not walked a batter over the last 17.0 innings, spanning two full starts and mid-way through his start with Arizona State three weeks ago... the first three hits by the Beavers went a combined 60 feet, pace by two swinging bunts and a bunt base hit.... the Cardinal-OSU series continues on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Saturday's game is on Root TV (DirectTV 687, Dish 426).