Oregon St.'s offense came to life some Sunday, with home runs by Alberto Santos and Danny Hayes. Parker Berberet added a two RBI double in the eighth inning as well.
But despite scoring six runs in the final four innings of the game, it was too little, too late, and Stanford (18-13, 7-5) extended their winning streak to five games in a row with a 10-7 win.
Stanford overcame a first inning run by the Beavers with a three run second at bat, and followed it up with six more runs in the third inning. All nine came off Oregon St. starter Sam Gaviglio, who was replaced by Matt Boyd before the third inning ended.Hayes had his best day as a Beaver at the plate, with three hits in four at bats, three RBIs, and three runs scored.
Stanford's Jake Stewart produced four RBI, three on a home run during in the Cardinal's six run third inning outburst.
Boyd led a four pitcher effort out of the Beaver bullpen that gave up (only) six more hits, and more importantly, just one more run.
Stanford starter Brian Busick (4-1) went six innings, and picked up the win.
The Beavers' pitching staff, which pitched effectively despite losing two of three games against UCLA, got bombed this weekend, giving up 29 runs in three games, as many as they had allowed all month prior to this weekend.
And the timing was terrible, given the game was the Beavers' most productive of the season against a Pac-10 opponent.
Oregon St. (20-11, 3-6) starts a seven game road trip with a series at Washington St. Saturday's game will be the first of the season to be televised, by FSN Northwest, at 2 p.m.
A non-conference first meeting of the year with Oregon in Eugene will follow, before the Beavers head for Berkley, to face California, the conference's second place team.