CORVALLIS, Ore. - Junior Sam Gaviglio pushed his scoreless innings pitched streak to 29 as Oregon State shutout New Mexico State, 7-0, in non-conference baseball action Friday night at Goss Stadium.
The loss drops the Aggies to 11-4 on the year while the Beavers improve to 11-3.
Gaviglio, who has not given up a run in his four starts this season, retired 15 of the first 18 Aggie batters he faced. The righty gave up just three hits and struck out five over eight innings of work to improve to 3-0 on the year.
Aggie sophomore Ryan Beck pitched well in his fifth appearance of the season, giving up just two earned runs in seven innings of work. After a tough second innings that saw OSU plate six runs on four hits, Beck retired the Beavers in order in the both the third and fifth innings.
"What Ryan did from the third through the seventh innings was just tremendous," head coach Rocky Ward said. "He had to pitch from behind most of the game and he brought it at them. It was an important outing for the young man."
Oregon State was led offensively by left fielder Garrett Nash who was 2-for-5 on the night with a pair of runs scored. The Beavers had eight hits and four stolen bases in the win.
NM State will be back in action Saturday as the Aggies face Virginia Military Institute at 1:00 p.m. (MST) from Goss Stadium. Fans can follow all the action on live stats at www.nmstatesports.com.