Beavs walkoff with regional win over UTSA

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Oregon State' players charge from the dugout as Michael Conforto, center left, slides over the plate to score the winning run against UTSA on Day One of their Corvallis Regional NCAA baseball game in Corvallis, Ore., Friday May 31, 2013. Oregon State won 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Dylan Davis’ one-out double scored Tyler Smith and Michael Conforto, sending the fourth-ranked Oregon State baseball team to a 5-4 come-from-behind win over UTSA in the Beavers’ first game of the Corvallis Regional on Friday.

Smith opened the inning with a walk against UTSA (35-24 overall) reliever Matt Sims, and moved to second when Andy Peterson sacrifice bunted. Conforto was then hit by a 1-2 pitch from Davis, setting up Davis’ game-winning double that bounced all the way to the right center wall.

It served as the game-winner in walkoff fashion for Oregon State (46-10 overall), which didn’t hold its first lead until the sixth. But the Roadrunners scored solo runs in the seventh and eighth innings to take a 4-3 lead.

Kavin Keyes figured in the Beavers’ first two runs of the game, grounding into a double play in the fourth that netted OSU a run. He then flew out to left on a sacrifice fly in the sixth, the Beavers’ first of two runs in the inning. Smith also walked with the bases loaded to give the Beavers a temporary 3-2 lead.

Max Engelbrekt worked 1 2/3 innings of relief for the Beavers and improved to 5-1 on the year. Sims took the loss, dropping to 6-3. Sims allowed two hits and two runs in the loss.

Neither starter figured in the decision. Matt Boyd threw 114 pitches in 6 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and three runs. He walked four and struck out eight.

His counterpart, Nolan Trabanino, worked five innings, allowing seven hits and three runs – just one earned. He struck out one and walked one.

Oregon State now takes on UC Santa Barbara, which defeated Texas A&M, 6-4, in the first game Friday. The Beavers and Gauchos play at 5:05 p.m.