No. 20 ASU Baseball Loses At Oregon State, 5-0Posted: Updated:
The 20th-ranked Arizona State University baseball team lost its first Pac-12 road game, 5-0, to No. 3 Oregon State on Friday night at Goss Stadium in Corvallis, Ore.
Starting right-hander Trevor Williams (3-2) struck out six in five innings, but took his second loss of the season after allowing four runs, including three earned, on seven hits. Williams' six strikeouts in five innings were his third most this season and are tied for the second most in a conference game in his career.
The Beavers (20-1, 4-0) notched one run in each of the first three innings to take a 3-0 lead, and added one in both the fifth and sixth frames to stretch their lead to five.
Shortstop Drew Stankiewicz led off the game with a single up the middle to record the Sun Devils' (12-6-1, 1-3) only hit of the night.
OSU starting left-hander Matt Boyd (5-0) gave up just one hit and struck out 11 in a complete game shutout to earn his fifth win of the season.
ASU left-hander Matt Dunbar surrendered one run on a pair of hits in the sixth inning.
The Sun Devils take on the Beavers at 2:05 p.m. (PT) for game two of their series in Corvallis, Ore. The game will be broadcast on The Fan AM 1060 or through the All-Access player on thesundevils.com, and will also be live streamed through Pac-12.com. Sunday's game against the Beavers will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Networks beginning at 12 p.m.
The last time ASU was one-hit was on June 10, 1983, against Alabama in the College World Series...the last time an opposing pitcher struck out 10 or more batters was at Oregon in 2010 (Tyler Anderson, April 1)...Boyd is the first opposing pitcher to throw a complete game shutout since Arizona's Kurt Heyer on May 25, 2012...Stankiewicz batted in the leadoff spot for the first time this season...freshmanJohnny Sewald made his third start of the season at center field and replaced Kasey Coffman, who was suspended for Friday's game for being ejected against Texas Tech on Tuesday.
Saturday's Pitching Matchup
ASU:LHP Ryan Kellogg (4-0, 0.93)
OSU: LHP Ben Wetzler (0-0, 2.83)
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