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ASU baseball: Sun Devils take two of three on road vs. No. 4 Oregon State

ASU won the final two games in Corvallis as the Beavers lost a series for the first time in their last 11 series.

Junior outfielder Jake Peevyhouse scored the game-tying run Saturday and had four hits in the series.
Junior outfielder Jake Peevyhouse scored the game-tying run Saturday and had four hits in the series.
(Danny Shapiro/House of Sparky)

After looking lifeless Friday night, the ASU baseball team resuscitated itself Saturday and Sunday.

The Sun Devils (12-10, 3-3 Pac-12) won the final two games in their road series against No. 4 Oregon State, giving the Beavers (19-5, 4-2) their first losing weekend of 2014.

The Beavers looked elite Friday night behind the seven-inning shutout effort of senior starter Ben Wetzler to win 4-0.

The Sun Devils had just two hits against Wetzler and three all game, unable to keep up with the Beavers' offense.

Sun Devils' sophomore starter Brett Lilek struck out a career-high eight in 4 2/3 innings, but allowed three runs and picked up his first defeat of the season.

The final two days of the weekend belonged to the Sun Devils, starting with their late comeback Saturday.

The Sun Devils trailed 2-1 entering the ninth inning, but scored on a sophomore third baseman Dalton DiNatale two-out RBI single following a two-out double off the bat of junior outfielder Jake Peevyhouse.

The Sun Devils won it for sophomore starter Ryan Kellogg, who pitched nine innings and allowed just two runs, in the tenth when sophomore catcher R.J. Ybarra doubled to the left-center gap to make it 3-2.

The offensive momentum carried over Sunday as the Sun Devils were able to get to Beavers' junior starter Jace Fry, who has already recorded a no-hitter this season.

The Sun Devils scored four against Fry in 7 1/3 innings, including the game-winning run RBI fielder's choice from DiNatale, who had three RBIs on the day, enroute to a 7-3 victory.

Sophomore reliver/shortstop Jordan Aboites allowed one run in two innings for his second win of the season and sophomore closer Ryan Burr pitched two innings for his fifth save of the season.

The series victory for the Sun Devils was their first in Corvallis since 2007.

The Sun Devils are home Wednesday for a mid-week game against rival UA then travel to Westwoood for a weekend series against defending national champions UCLA.