Baseball Sweeps Hartford Doubleheader, Four-Game Series
March 6, 2011
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Andrew Susac hit his third home run of the season and James Nygren threw his first career complete game as the Oregon State baseball team swept a doubleheader, and subsequently a four-game series, from Hartford Sunday at Goss Stadium.
The Beavers won game two, 13-2, after posting a 9-1 victory in game one. The victories extended OSU's win streak to six straight; it is the longest active streak in the Pacific-10 Conference.
"We had a good day to end the series," Oregon State head coach Pat Casey said. "We had solid starts from James Nygren and Josh Osich and had the chance to get some guys some great at bats. We're very happy to sweep this doubleheader and this series."
Osich picked up the win, the first of his career, as was it was predetermined prior to the start of the game that he would go no longer than four innings in the start.
Susac's home run in the fourth pushed the Beavers' lead to seven. The three-run shot was his third of the season, all coming during his eight-game hit streak which he extended during game two. The sophomore finished the game with a 2-for-4 effort, driving in four.
The Beavers added to the lead with a run in the sixth and five more in the eighth.
Hayes added a 2-for-5 effort with three RBI.
Tyler Corsi took the loss for Hartford (0-4 overall) after going four full. He allowed seven runs on seven hits while striking out two to drop to 0-1.
Game 1 Recap
James Nygren scattered six hits and a run in a complete-game effort in the Beavers' 9-1 win in the first game of the doubleheader.
The right-hander posted his first career complete game in what was his eighth career start. He allowed a run in the first, but cruised through the final eight to improve to 2-0 this season. He struck out five and walked two and threw 106 pitches.
Nygren's complete game was the second of the season for OSU (9-3); Sam Gaviglio had the first one Feb. 25 against then-No. 14 Connecticut.
The Beavers, after an early 1-0 deficit, took a 2-1 lead in the first on a run-scoring single by Danny Hayes and extended that to a 6-1 mark with four runs in the second. Andrew Susac and Parker Berberet tallied back-to-back doubles that netted the team all four runs in the inning.
The club tallied three more in the fourth for the 9-1 finale.
Kevin Veilleaux took the loss to drop to 0-1 this season. He allowed nine hits and nine runs in four innings of work.
Oregon State continues its homestand Tuesday when the Beavers host Oregon in a non-conference game at Goss Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 5:35 p.m. PT.
Catch the game on the Beaver Sports Radio Network and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). For updates throughout the day, follow the official Oregon State baseball Twitter page by going to www.twitter.com/Beaver_Baseball.
For tickets to the game, visit the ticket office at legendary Gill Coliseum, call 1-800-GOBEAVS or visit osubeavers.com.
OREGON STATE NOTES: The doubleheader sweep gave the Beavers the four-game series sweep of Hartford, their second over an America East Conference team in as many years ... OSU downed Maine in all four games at Goss last season ... The Beavers upped their record to 9-3 for the second consecutive season ... The two wins gave the Beavers 1,981 as a program ... The wins were also head coach Pat Casey's 545th and 546th while guiding the program ... Oregon State's eight stolen bases in game two were two off tying the program single-game record of 10 achieved many times ...
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