The Oregon State Beavers are getting run out of Nashville in their NCAA Super Regionals opener on Friday night. Vanderbilt has mastered the art of the two-out rally, scoring seven of its eight runs with two down thus far. Because of the two out struggles, Oregon State finds itself in an 8-0 hole after just four innings, and the runs came in bunches.
Vanderbilt started its rally in the first inning after Oregon State starter Sam Gaviglio retired the first two batters before melting down and giving up four runs. After two scoreless innings, Vanderbilt did it again, adding another four runs to take a commanding 8-0 lead. Against an Oregon State offense that's been punchless so far, the lead looks insurmountable.
Gaviglio has troubles in the fourth after putting two men on to start the inning. With one out, Tony Kemp came around to score on a ground, and the two-out heroics began again. Mike Yastrzemski brought in three runs, taking Gaviglio deep to left field and out of the yard. Gaviglio was finally able to get out of the inning with a strikeout, but the damage was sufficiently done.
Trailing 8-0 in Nashville, it looks like Oregon State will have to try again tomorrow in its best-of-three game series against Vanderbilt.
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