Santos, Anderson Go Deep As Beavers Roll Past Seattle, 12-2
May 18, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Adalberto Santos and Travis Anderson each hit first-inning home runs and the Oregon State baseball team rolled to a 12-2 victory over Seattle Tuesday in a non-conference game at Goss Stadium.
All told, OSU tallied 15 hits off four Seattle pitchers. Santos led the Beavers with three hits in four at bats as the centerfielder extended his hit streak to seven games.
Jared Norris, starting in right, extended his hit streak to six games by going 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Parker Berberet doubled twice and finished 2-for-2 with four runs batted in, including three in the Beavers' four-run seventh.
Andrew Susac also had two hits in the win which saw the Beavers improve to 19-1 when out-hitting its opponent this season.
"Obviously, this is a big win with the end of the season nearing," Oregon State head coach Pat Casey said. "At this point of the season, you need to stay on track, which we did. Of course, we have to come back strong tomorrow and end this midweek series on a good note."
Santos led off the first with a home run on the first pitch he saw, and was followed three batters later by Anderson, who hit his first home run at Oregon State.
The Beavers had trailed 1-0 after Seattle scored on a wild pitch in the first, and saw their lead shrink to 3-2 in the second but scored two more in the bottom half of the inning and never looked back.
OSU scored solo runs in the fifth and sixth innings, then added four in the seventh that was highlighted by Berberet's bases-clearing double to left center.
The Beavers added a run in the eighth on Berberet's second double of the game to cap the 10-run victory.
Dylan Jones picked up his first win at Oregon State and improved to 1-0 this season. Jones worked 3 2/3 innings in relief, allowing just three hits.
Ryan Gorton made his fourth start of the season for the Beavers and worked 4 1/3 innings before giving way to Jones. Gorton, because he did not go a full five innings, was not eligible for the win.
He scattered five hits and two runs with four strikeouts in his 13th appearance of the year.
Conor Spink started for Seattle and dropped to 0-5 on the year. He allowed five runs and six hits in a short 3 2/3 inning start.
Doug Buser went 3-for-5 to lead Seattle, which totaled eight hits.
The 12 runs for the Beavers marked the first time OSU had hit double figures in the scoreboard since a 16-4 victory over Long Beach State on March 26.
The win put the Beavers at 27-19 on the year and OSU has won six of its last eight games. Seattle, meanwhile, dropped to 9-37.
Oregon State and Seattle conclude the two-game series Wednesday at Goss Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. PT. Oregon State has yet to announce a starter while Seattle will throw right-hander Arlo Evasick (2-9, 5.49).
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 all white uniforms for the 10th time this season ... The teams met for the first time since 1973 ... OSU now has a 6-3-1 advantage all-time in the series ... Adalberto Santos' leadoff home run was OSU's first since Jacoby Ellsbury on March 29, 2005 against BYU ... Travis Anderson hit his first collegiate home run in the first inning ... The Beavers hit two home runs in the same game for the eighth time this season ... Stefen Romero extended his hit streak to 14 games ... It's the longest by any Beaver this season ... Santos also extended his hit streak to seven games with his home run ... Jared Norris extended his hit streak to six games ... Romero was hit by a pitch in the seventh for the 13th time this season ... Curtis Davis (2001) and Cole Gillespie (2006) both hold the OSU single-season record with 14.
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