Tough One

STANFORD, Calif. – Senior Chris Castellanos was superb again. But this time it was not enough as No. 1 Oregon State topped No. 15 Stanford, 7-0, to sweep the baseball series at Sunken Diamond on Sunday.
Stanford had won the last 10 games started by Castellanos, but the southpaw caught a hard-luck loss against the top-ranked team in the nation. In a complete-game effort, Castellanos struck out four and allowed just three earned runs, but Oregon State (24-1, 9-0 Pac-12) shut out the Cardinal and won its 19th consecutive game. 
It was just 2-0 before the visitors scored four in the seventh to pull away. Stanford (14-9, 2-4) left nine runners on, including at least one in eight different innings.
The Beavers opened the scoring with an unearned run in the third. Zak Taylor grounded to short, but ended up on second after an errant throw. He went to third on a wild pitch and scored a sacrifice fly.
The Beavers made it 2-0 in the sixth with a two-out RBI single up the middle from Steven Kwan, and in the seventh, capitalized on an error and three hits to make it 6-0. A solo home run in the ninth capped the scoring.
Junior Matt Winaker had two hits for the second straight day with a 2-for-4 effort, including his first triple of the year (seventh of his career ). Nico Hoerner (2-for-4) also had two hits for the second consecutive afternoon, while freshman Daniel Bakst extended his hitting streak to nine games with a single in his final at-bat. Duke Kinamon added a double and a steal. Jack Klein, Quinn Brodey and Andrew Daschbach rounded out Stanford's nine hits—which was one more than the Beavers.

Stanford's 10 straight wins with Castellanos on the mound started with 6.1 shutout innings against the Beavers on April 23, 2016 … Stanford's last complete game was on May 23, 2015 at Washington State, when Marc Brakeman went the distance in a 3-1 win … Bakst's nine-game hit streak is the longest of the year for the Cardinal … Coach Marquess remains one win away from becoming the fifth coach in NCAA history to reach 1,600 career victories.

Stanford hosts rival Cal for a mid-week matchup on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Two for Tuesday deals are just $9 this season in honor of Coach Marquess' final season. That game can also be seen on the Pac-12 Network.
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Atta boy, Casty ??  First career complete game #GoStanford

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