Huskies rally to defeat Gaviglio, Beavers

CORVALLIS — Andrew Susac doubled to give Oregon State an early lead but the Beavers could not hold on and lost to Washington, 3-2, Sunday in the series finale at Goss Stadium.

Washington scored the go ahead run in the eighth when Jacob Lamb walked on a 3-1 pitch from Oregon State reliever Kraig Sitton. It forced in Eric Peterson, who had been hit by a pitch from OSU starter Sam Gaviglio to start the inning.

Sitton had come in for Gaviglio — a former Ashland High standout — with one out in the inning and proceeded to walk three straight. The loss went to Gaviglio, who fell to 2-3 on the year after going 72/3 innings. He scattered five hits, allowed three runs and a walk and struck out three.

Jacob Clem, the second of two Washington pitchers, went eight innings in relief of starter Brandon Rohde. Clem picked up the win to improve to 4-3. He allowed two runs, six hits and a walk while striking out three.

Susac started off the game's scoring with a double to left. It scored Jared Norris from first and former North Medford standout Rob Folsom from third, giving the Beavers (26-19, 9-12 Pac-10) the quick 2-0 lead.

That was, however, Oregon State's only offensive output of the afternoon. Adalberto Santos was the lone Beaver with two hits as the club tallied seven on the day.

The Huskies (26-24, 9-12) put their first run on the board when Doug Cherry singled to right on a 2-0 offering from Gaviglio.

Washington equaled the Beavers in the fourth. Pierce Rankin was hit by a pitch, then moved to third when Lamb singled up the middle. The next batter, Caleb Brown, reached on a fielder's choice, enabling Rankin to come home from third.

Stefen Romero extended his hit streak to 13 games with an infield single.

Oregon State plays next on Tuesday when the Beavers host the first of two non-conference games against Seattle. The first pitch Tuesday night is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Pacific.

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