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Scott Shines, Montgomery Plates Five

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STANFORD, Calif. - Freshman Matt Scott (3-0) allowed one run over six innings with a career-best six strikeouts, while sophomore Braden Montgomery drove in five runs as No. 9 Stanford (12-5, 3-2 Pac-12) defeated Oregon State (12-7, 1-4 Pac-12) 8-5 on Saturday to clinch a series victory.

Making his second career start, Scott worked into the seventh inning and threw 93 pitches. Scott exited the game after a leadoff single in the seventh inning, and that runner ultimately came around to score to put the only blemish on the right-hander's line.

Montgomery went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run to finish with the five RBIs for the Cardinal.

Junior Alberto Rios went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk while hitting out of the seventh spot in the order.

Junior Eddie Park also contributed for Stanford, putting together two hits in five trips to the plate while adding two RBIs - including an RBI-single in the bottom of the third to put the Cardinal on the board first.

Montgomery's two-run homer in the fourth extended the lead to 3-0 before he added a sac fly in the fourth to run the advantage to four.

The Cardinal scored four more in the sixth, including a two-RBI double from Montgomery, to open up an 8-0 cushion.

Oregon State managed to mount some offense down the stretch, scoring once in the seventh and eighth to cut the deficit to 8-2. The Beavers continued to push in the ninth, plating three runs on one hit while taking advantage of four walks, but the Cardinal managed to hold off the comeback bid.

Stanford will look to earn the series sweep over Oregon State on Sunday. First pitch is slated for 12:05 p.m.

» Five Cardinal had multiple hits in the ballgame.
» The Cardinal out-hit the Beavers at a 14-8 clip.
» The quality start was the first of Scott's career.
» The multi-hit game was Montgomery's ninth of the season, while the multi-RBI game was his fourth.
» Stanford went 4-for-10 (.400) with runners in scoring position.
» Stanford pitchers limited Oregon State to just 2-for-14 (.143) with runners in scoring position.
» Stanford pitchers faced 42 Oregon State hitters in the game, allowing seven ground balls and 11 fly balls while striking out nine.
» Oregon State was led offensively by junior Garret Forrester, who went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
» Rios (3-for-3, 2 R, 2B, BB) has hit in five straight games.
» Carter Graham (3-for-4, 2 R) extended his hit streak to seven games.
» Tommy Troy (1-for-5, 2 R, RBI) has hit in four straight games.
» Freshman Tyler Mejia led the Beavers pitching staff, throwing two scoreless innings.
» Sophomore Jacob Kmatz (1-3) was saddled with the loss after allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts.