Beavers Beat Portland 11-1

April 2, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Andy Jarvis doubled, homered and drove in four runs to lead Oregon State past Portland 11-1 in non-league baseball Tuesday afternoon at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The Beavers (18-10 overall, 2-1 Pacific-10) won their third straight game and have won 14 of their past 18, while the Pilots (11-15, 5-4 West Coast) had a three-game winning streak snapped.

The Beavers travel to Southern California for a three-game Pac-10 series this weekend, with games Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. All three games can be heard on KLOO-AM (1340).

Against Portland, five Oregon State pitchers combined to throw a five-hitter. Junior righthander Joshua Garcia went the first three innings to earn his first win as a Beaver as the OSU quintet combined to walk two and strike out nine. In the last three games, Oregon State pitchers have allowed just two runs on 16 hits over 27 innings.

At the plate, OSU knocked out 11 hits, with five of those going for extra bases. Jarvis extended his hitting streak to 10 games as he went 3-for-5 with his homer, double and four runs batted in.

Also for Oregon State, Will Hudson was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs, Tom Creighton was 2-for-4 with a triple, and Chris Biles had a two-run homer in the first inning that put the Beavers in front for good.

'We played pretty well,' Oregon State head coach Pat Casey said. 'I wish we'd been a little more productive offensively in the middle innings, but we'd talked about being ready to play today and we were. Obviously, USC is going to be a greater challenge.

'You talk about giving guys a chance to play and some guys have been hurt and that's opened the door for some people. (Designated hitter) Pat Stevens has come back and is hitting pretty well, (outfielder) Aaron Mathews has played well, and (catcher) Ian McMullen did a nice job behind the plate today. But to win consistently, that core group has got to perform well for you.'

Portland took the lead with an unearned run in the top of the first inning. But in the bottom of the first, Pilot righthander Brule Speck then walked Brian Barden with two outs and Biles followed with a drive over the rightfield fence for his fifth homer of the year and a 2-1 lead.

Oregon State made it 5-1 in the second inning with three more two-out runs. With runners at first and third, Hudson lined a ball into the rightfield corner for a two-run triple, then scored on a throwing error on the play.

Creighton tripled in the fourth inning and scored on Hudson's infield single for a 6-1 lead. With the two triples on Tuesday, OSU now has 15 for the season, that matches the Beavers' total from all of last year.

Jarvis' homer to right in the bottom of the fifth inning - the big first baseman's fourth homer of the year - put the score at 7-1. The Beavers tacked on another run in the seventh, then Jarvis poked a two-out, bases-loaded double to left-center in the eighth inning to plate OSU's final three runs and make it 11-1.

Meanwhile, Garcia and Don Stykel combined to hold the Pilots hitless from the second through sixth innings, retiring 13 of 14 hitters at one point. Ekstrom struck out two of the three hitters he faced in the seventh inning, then Postlewait struck out the side in the ninth to wrap up the win.

For Portland, Brock Griffin was 2-for-3. The Pilots also got hits from Cory Lunde, Matt Allen and Matt Hollod.

OREGON STATE 11, PORTLAND 1

Portland	100 000 000 -  1  5 1Oregon State	120 110 13x - 11 11 2

Speck, Corra (2), Ballweber (5), Hahn (7) and Griffin. Garcia, Stykel (4), Ekstrom (7), Sanders (8), Postlewait (9) and Udy, McMullen (6). WP-Garcia (1-2). LP-Speck (1-1). 2B-Jarvis (OSU). 3B-Creighton (OSU), Hudson (OSU). HR-Biles (OSU), Jarvis (OSU).HITS: Portland 5 (Lunde 1x3, Allen 1x4, Hollod 1x4, Griffin 2x3), Oregon State 11 (Creighton 2x4, Hudson 2x4, Barden 1x3, Biles 1x4, Reynolds 1x1, Jarvis 3x5, Mathews 1x4). RUNS BATTED IN: Portland 1 (Hanson 1), Oregon State 10 (Hudson 3, Biles 2, Jarvis 4, McMullen 1).

  Portland 1 (11-15)                            Oregon State 11 (18-10)  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI  Eric Hull 2b...............  3  0  0  0       Tom Creighton 2b...........  4  2  2  0  Cory Lunde 3b..............  3  1  1  0       Will Hudson ss.............  4  2  2  3   Jared Mora 3b.............  1  0  0  0       Brian Barden 3b............  3  1  1  0  Matt Allen lf..............  4  0  1  0       Chris Biles rf.............  4  1  1  2  Travis Hanson ss...........  4  0  0  1        Kane TenPas rf............  0  0  0  0  Joe Watson dh..............  4  0  0  0       Jason McBride dh...........  2  0  0  0  Matt Hollod rf.............  4  0  1  0        Kerisi Reynolds ph/dh.....  1  2  1  0  Brad Stewart 1b............  3  0  0  0       Andy Jarvis 1b.............  5  1  3  4  Brock Griffin c............  3  0  2  0       Seth Pietsch lf............  2  0  0  0  Matt Coleman cf............  2  0  0  0        Pat Stevens ph............  0  0  0  0   Nick Thede ph/cf..........  1  0  0  0        Zach Woodward lf..........  1  0  0  0  Brule Speck p..............  0  0  0  0       Wick Udy c.................  1  1  0  0   Kyle Corra p..............  0  0  0  0        Aaron Fausett ph..........  0  0  0  0   Ballweber p...............  0  0  0  0        Ian McMullen c............  0  0  0  1   Trevor Hahn p.............  0  0  0  0       Aaron Mathews cf...........  4  1  1  0                                                Joshua Garcia p............  0  0  0  0                                                 Don Stykel p..............  0  0  0  0                                                 Mike Ekstrom p............  0  0  0  0                                                 Jared Sanders p...........  0  0  0  0                                                 Jake Postlewait p.........  0  0  0  0  Totals..................... 32  1  5  1       Totals..................... 31 11 11 10

Score by Innings R H E Portland............ 100 000 000 - 1 5 1 Oregon State........ 230 110 13X - 11 11 2

E - Hull, Barden, Pietsch. DP - Portland 2. LOB - Portland 6, Oregon St. 8. 2B - Jarvis. 3B - Creighton, Hudson. HR - Biles, Jarvis. HBP - Reynolds. SF - McMullen. CS - Griffin, Pietsch.

Portland IP H R ER BB SO Brule Speck L,1-1......... 1.2 4 5 5 5 0 Kyle Corra ................ 2.1 2 1 1 1 3 Ballweber ................. 2.0 1 1 1 2 2 Trevor Hahn ............... 2.0 4 4 4 2 3

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO Joshua Garcia W,1-2....... 3.0 3 1 0 2 1 Don Stykel ................ 3.0 0 0 0 0 3 Mike Ekstrom .............. 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 Jared Sanders ............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 Jake Postlewait ........... 1.0 1 0 0 0 3

WP - Speck, Garcia. HB - Hahn. PB - Griffin.

Umpires - HP: Dave Perez 1B: Randy Knuths 3B: Tom Hiler Start: 2:33 PM Time: 2:53 Attendance: 755

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