College baseball: Arizona State rebounds from deficit to upset No. 5 Oregon State
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Dellan Raish gave Sun Devil Baseball 4.1 innings of scoreless relief while Lyle Lin had a career-high four RBIs as ASU took down No. 5 Oregon State, 8-5, on Saturday in Corvallis.
In a game full of wild and whacky plays, the Sun Devils put up 14 hits and eight runs on offense and got the relief pitching it needed to overcome three errors in the field en route to the victory.
GAME. DEVILS.— Sun Devil Baseball (@ASU_Baseball) April 29, 2018
Dellan deals. Lyle Lyles. ASU takes down #5 Oregon State, 8-5, in Corvallis!
Rubber match tomorrow at 1 p.m.! pic.twitter.com/tBcu8cdovf
Raish entered the game with two outs in the fifth inning and was exceptional for the second time in as many appearances. The redshirt freshman scattered four hits while allowing no runs, striking out one with no walks. Raish stranded six runners in the effort, part of the 13 OSU runners that the Sun Devil defense left on base in the game.
Raish has allowed no runs in his last three appearances, all coming in the last eight days, going 11.1 innings in that span with nine strikeouts, no walks and just seven hits allowed. The effort dropped his team-low ERA to 2.29 as he earned his second victory in just over a week.
Lin did his part on offense, posting the first four-RBI game of his career and matching the best by any Sun Devil this season in the process. The sophomore finished 2-for-5 with a run scored.
TURN TWO!@swiftyy23 makes up for his error that put on the leadoff runner as he turns the double play on his own here. @dellanraish gets a looking K for the final out of the frame.— Sun Devil Baseball (@ASU_Baseball) April 29, 2018
To the 9th we go, up 8-5! pic.twitter.com/asDNzPTyIh
Gage Canning notched his team-leading ninth game of the season with three or more hits, scoring two runs with an RBI and a walk. Hunter Jump logged yet another three-hit performance – his fourth in the last five games. ASU also got incredible production from Trevor Hauver off the bench as the freshman made his first-ever appearance at first base – scoring two runs and making a game-changing play on defense late in the game.
ASU needed just two batters to start the game off with the lead with Spencer Torkelson drawing a leadoff walk, stealing second and scoring on a Gage Canning single for a 1-0 lead in the first.
Canning would notch his second hit in the third before stealing second and scoring on a Carter Aldrete RBI single to make it 2-0 in favor of ASU.
Oregon State got on the board in the bottom of the third with an unearned run though Romero did his part to limit the damage in the frame as he escaped a bases-loaded jam.
The same couldn't be said for the bottom of the fourth, unfortunately, as OSU against loaded the bases before pushes across three different runs to take a 4-2 advantage.
ASU quickly responded, however, a walk from Canning and a single from Hauver and both ended up coming home on a Lyle Lin double that the right field line in which the relay throw home doinked Hauver in the back of the head to allow him to reach safely to bring the score back even at 4-4.
After Oregon State retook a 5-4 lead in the bottom half of the fifth, ASU came storming back in the seventh with three runs. Lin notched his third RBI of the game to bring Hauver home and tie the game, setting things up for back-to-back two-out RBI hits from Jump and Workman to give the Sun Devils a 7-5 advantage.
Oregon State loaded the bases with just one out in the bottom half of the frame, paving the way for Hauver to make arguably the play of the game as Oregon State All-American Nick Madrigal lined a shot to the freshman at first. Hauver made a jump snag and easily trotted back to first to double up the Oregon State runner before he could make it back to keep ASU on top by two runs.
ASU added some insurance in the eighth as Lin notched an RBI fielder's choice to give Raish and the Sun Devils a three-run advantage to work with in the ninth.
Raish responded with his first 1-2-3 inning of the afternoon to close things out and set up a rubber match on Sunday to decide the series.