No. 2 Oregon State Knocks Off Nevada 12-4
Feb. 10, 2006
Surprise, Ariz. - The University of Nevada(0-4) fell to 0-4 on the season as second ranked Oregon State(1-0) defeated the Wolf Pack 12-4 in the first-game of the Surprise Arizona Tournament being hosted at Surprise Stadium. Surprise Stadium is the spring training complex of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. It was the season opener for the Beavers who reached the College World Series last season.
Nevada loaded the bases in the top of the first inning with one out but OSU All-America pitcher Dallas Buck struck out the next two hitters to halt the threat. In the bottom of the first inning the Beavers scored an unearned run to get on the board. Left fielder Cole Gillespie started the inning with a double and later scored on a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Geoff Wagner.
In the top of the third inning the Wolf Pack scored a pair of runs to go in front 2-1. Left fielder Trevor O'Sullivan walked and second baseman David Ciarlo reached on an error as both runners moved into scoring position. Catcher Baker Krukow delivered a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 1-1. Center fielder Shawn Scobee's double to deep center field scored Ciarlo with the go ahead run.
OSU tallied a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to retake the lead at 3-2. Shortstop Darwin Barney doubled in the first run and Wagner's single scored the second. The Beavers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take was looked like a commanding 6-2 advantage. Third baseman Shea McFeely drove in two of the runs with a triple.
The Pack responded with two runs in the top of the eighth inning when Scobee doubled in one run and the second run scored on a ground out off the bat of shortstop Leo Radkowski. The Beavers put the game away with six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to make the final score 12-4.
Starter Tim Schoeninger(0-1), was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs but just two were earned in six innings on the mound. Buck(1-0) struck out nine in five innings to get the win. Kevin Gunderson(1) earned a save pitching the final two innings of the game.
Scobee(2-for-3,2RBI) led the Pack's offensive attack with two hits and two RBI. McFeely(3-for-5,R,3RBI) collected a game high three hits and drove in a game high three.
Nevada takes on Gonzaga on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Gonzaga(3-1) was playing Arizona State(5-1) in Friday's second game.