UC Irvine downs top-seeded Oregon State 14-2
Jun. 01, 2014
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Elliot Surrey allowed two runs and three hits and struck out eight as UC Irvine beat No. 1 national seed Oregon State 14-2 on Saturday night in the winners' bracket of the NCAA Corvallis regional.
The Anteaters (37-22) led 6-2 before breaking it open with eight runs in the eighth inning, highlighted by Kris Paulino's grand slam. Surrey (7-4) went seven innings.
UC Irvine scored three runs on two hits and two bunts to take a 4-0 lead in the fifth. Justin Castro doubled, Taylor Sparks singled and Castro scored on a safety squeeze bunt by Chris Rabago. With the bases loaded, McClanahan's sacrifice bunt scored Sparks and Rabago scored from second ahead of the throw home.
Oregon State (43-13) scored its only runs in the eighth on Jeff Hendrix's two-run single off reliever Sam Moore.
Jace Fry (11-2) gave up six runs on six hits with four strikeouts.