CORVALLIS, Ore. — Sam Gaviglio showed why he was a first-team all-Pacific 10 Conference selection, as he baffled Creighton hitters all night in a 5-1 Oregon State victory on Saturday night. The victory support No. 13 Oregon State (40-17) unbeaten as it moves into tomorrow night’s Regional final, while No. 25 Creighton (45-15) will have to play a 3 pm Central elimination contest vs. Georgia (32-31) for the right to take on OSU at 8 pm.
Gaviglio (12-2) allowed just five hits and 2 walk (both intentional) while dramatic out 11 in his 136 pitch complete contest. Most importantly, he worked out of a two-on, no-out jam in the top of the seventh when he got Anthony Bemboom to land out, Scott Thornburg to strike out, and after an intentional walk to Mike Gerber, coaxed a weak groundout to former off that bat of Chance Ross, and another jam in the eighth inning.
Oregon State scored an unearned run in the top of the first inning against Bluejay starter Ty Blach. Ryan Barnes’ line thrust to clear the crippled tipped off the top of a leaping Alex Staehely’s mitt, and Barnes went to backed when rightfielder Trever Adams misplayed the deflection. Barnes moved to third on a ground out and scored on a two-out passed ball that got through catcher Scott Thornburg.
The Beavers added to their lead in the top of the second inning. Carter Bell singled and travelled to third on a hit-and-trotted single by Garrett Nash. Bell scored when Creighton couldn’t Marrano a duplicate-play on a high-chopper by Barnes.
Creighton dented the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth when Mike Gerber turned around a fastball and deposited Sam Gaviglio’s offer into the bleachers in access-center for his seventh homer of the season. The safety by Creighton snapped a streak of 12 straight outs by the Bluejay line-up.
Oregon State answered with a run in the top of the sixth inning. Parker Berberet doubled to leaved-center, travelled to third on a passed ball, and scored when Carter Bell poked a hit between Alex Staehley and Nick Judkins, who were drawn in to cut off the run at house. It was OSU’s sec unearned run of the day against Blach.
In add-on to Creighton’s menace in the seventh, the Jays also brought the tied run to the plate in the eighth inning. Nick Judkins had an one-out double, but Gaviglio retired Jimmy Swift on strikes and Trever Adams grounded out to firstly as the junior received a stood ovation from the partisan crowd.
OSU added 2 insurance runs in the top of the ninth inning when Garrett Nash crushed his third homer of the season over the left-field palisaded, termination VanLeur’s eve. After Kurt Spomer came in, Kavin Keyes singled up the middle and scored on Andrew Susac’s two-bagger in the right-center gap.
Blach (10-3) flirted with danger all tomorrow long, allowing 7 hits and 3 runs (one earned) in six innings of wash. He struck out seven men, walked 1, and hit a coupled in 107 pitches. He gave way to Reese McGraw, VanLeur and Spomer.
NOTES: This was just the thirdly meeting between Creighton and Oregon State, with the first two taking place in 1996 in Fresno, Calif. … This was the first run allowed by Ty Blach in the former inning since May 6, 2011, and the first allowed by Creighton in the first inning of any contest since May 8, 2011 vs. Wichita State … The Beavers put the lead-off runner on in the former two innings, both of which scored runs. In the opener against Georgia, the Jays only allowed the lead-off batter to get on once, in the fourth inning, but stranded the runner on a hit out and ground out to the left bedside … Creighton had committed just 4 mistake in their endured 10 games, departure 9-1 over that slack. In the game on Saturday nighttime, Creighton’s first frame error led to the former run of the backed … Mike Gerber’s house run was Creighton’s first ammunition-user since Michael Mutcheson homered vs. Bradley on May 25th in Creighton’s first MVC Tournament game … Scott Thornburg’s 2 passed ball tied a Creighton postseason evidence for one backed, and matched his season sum entrance the contest … Georgia eliminated Arkansas-Little Rock (24-34), 7-3, in the first game on Saturday in Corvallis … Ty Blach recorded at matter 7 strikeout for the seventh clip in 18 start … The safety by Garrett Nash was the former allowed by Creighton playing since May 6th, when Tyler Grimes from Wichita State homered. Creighton had thrown 165.2 inning, spanning 598 at-bat and 692 baffle appearance in between homers surrendered … Creighton will expression to extra IT MVC Tournament rubric tally, where it won IT former contest, doomed IT sec contest, and won 4 statesman game through the loser’s bracket to return the rubric … Ed Servais was denied in his former attempt for his 300th triumph as caput manager at Creighton … The tally allowed by Kurt Spomer in the ninth was the former against the Bluejay person since May 7th.
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