Beavers Take Series From Washington; Look For Sweep Sunday
May 15, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Rob Folsom hit his second home run of the season, Tyler Waldron picked up his first career save and the Oregon State baseball team won its series with Washington by defeating the Huskies, 7-3, Saturday at Goss Stadium.
"This was our fifth straight Pac-10 win and that is vital at this point of the season," Oregon State head coach Pat Casey said. "We played well and held on, and we'll look for that sweep Sunday."
The Beavers earned the series win after pounding eight hits and seven runs in 3 1/3 innings off Washington starter Andrew Kittredge. Folsom's home run came in OSU's two-run third, which put the Beavers up 4-0.
It was Folsom's second home run of the season and his first since March 20.
OSU opened the game's scoring with two runs in the first when Tyler Smith doubled to left. After Folsom put the Beavers up 4-0, Oregon State scored its final three runs of the game in the fourth.
Washington managed a solo run in the fifth and then put two more on the board in the seventh when Pierce Rankin singled home a run and later, Troy Scott reached on a fielder's choice.
Waldron picked up the save in a rather precarious situation. Relieving Matt Boyd with one out and the bases loaded in the ninth, Waldron got pinch hitter Chase Anselment on a swinging strikeout. He then did the same with Andy Smith, pinch hitting for Sean Meehan, to wrap up the win.
Waldron's save gave Tanner Robles his first victory since March 20. The lefty went 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and a run while striking out six and walking five. He improved to 5-4 on the year.
Boyd went two full innings before being replaced by Waldron, and he scattered two hits and two walks while striking out one.
Kittredge took the loss to drop to 6-5 this season.
Stefen Romero extended his hit streak to 12 games by going 2-for-3. Folsom went 2-for-4 in the win.
The victory gave the Beavers five consecutive Pac-10 victories, and improved the club's record in league play to 9-11. OSU is 26-18 overall.
The loss put the Huskies at 25-24 overall this season and 8-12 in Pac-10 play.
Oregon State and Washington conclude their series Sunday at 1 p.m. PT. The Beavers are slated to throw right-hander Sam Gaviglio (2-2, 5.54) while Washington has yet to announce its starter.
Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased by visiting the ticket office at Goss Stadium, which opens 2 ½ hours before first pitch, on gameday.
For fans who can't make it to the game, catch it on the Beaver Sports Radio Network or by visiting Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Mike Parker will call all the action.
OREGON STATE NOTES: The Beavers wore their crème uniforms for the 10th time this season ... Saturday's contest was the fifth to be broadcast for Oregon State this season ... It was on FSN Northwest and KEZI 9.2 ... There are four remaining games to be broadcast ... OSU improved to 5-17 when getting out-hit as UW had 11 hits to the Beavers' 10 ... Tyler Waldron earned his first career save ... Tanner Robles improved to 2-0 all-time against the Huskies and has given up just one earned run in 12 innings against Washington ... Robles is 4-4 all-time at Goss Stadium and 4-6 in Pac-10 play.
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