Gaviglio pitches shutout

STANFORD, Calif. — Freshman Sam Gaviglio tossed Oregon State's first complete-game shutout in more than three years Friday night, holding Stanford to just three hits in a 5-0 win on Friday night at Sunken Diamond.

Gaviglio allowed singles in the second, third and fourth innings. He retired the last 16 batters he faced and struck out seven while walking none. In his last 29 innings, Gaviglio has walked one.

The complete-game shutout is the Beavers' first in more than 38 months. Jonah Nickerson was the last Beavers' pitcher to go the distance and keep his opponent off the board. He did so against Nevada on March 4, 2006.

Gaviglio, a native of Ashland, improved to 9-1. Though official historical records are incomplete, it is believed to be an Oregon State freshman record for wins in a single season.

"Sam had an excellent outing," Oregon State head coach Pat Casey said. "He threw strikes, mixed his pitches and certainly was confident on the mound. Tonight's game was indicative of the season he has had."

Gaviglio has now won his last six decisions, with three coming in the month of May. He came into Friday night's game with an earned run average of 3.38. He dropped it to 2.84 with the shutout of the Cardinal. He has a 1.88 ERA and three wins in Pac-10 play this season.

Michael Miller was the lone Beaver with a multiple-hit effort in the win. He tripled once, singled twice and scored two of the Beavers' five runs. He has 10 multi-hit efforts this season, including two games with three hits.

Oregon State (34-16 overall, 14-11 Pacific-10 Conference) jumped on Stanford (29-24, 12-13) early. Miller tripled to start the game, then watched as Joey Wong reached on a walk. Wong, the starting shortstop, moved to second on a wild pitch, then watched Miller get driven in by Adalberto Santos when he grounded out to short.

Pries took the loss to drop to 4-4 this season. Stanford's starter, he allowed seven hits and five runs while walking five in his 11th start of the season. Kelleen Kiilsgaard got two of Stanford's three hits.

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