Pietsch Gets Season Doubles Record

May 10, 2002

BERKELEY, Calif. - Seth Pietsch set Oregon State's record for doubles in a season Friday afternoon but the Beavers fell to California 13-7 in Pacific-10 baseball at Evans Diamond. Pietsch doubled twice to give him 21 doubles this season, eclipsing the 19 hit by A.J. Marquardt in 1993 and Joe Gerber in 2000.

OSU (30-16 overall, 9-7 Pacific-10), which lost for only the fourth time in its last 15 games, and California (27-26, 9-13) continue their series Saturday at 1 p.m. and conclude it Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games can be heard on KLOO-AM (1340) and Saturday's game will be televised live by Fox Sports Net.

Pietsch had a pair of doubles, a home run and three runs batted in during Friday's game. The sophomore outfielder, who led the Pac-10 in doubles and triples going into the week, set the record with a run-scoring double down the leftfield line in the fifth inning.

'I realized it when I was on second base,' Pietsch said of setting the record. 'I kind of gave myself a little fist-pump out there.'

Over OSU's past six games, Pietsch's last 10 hits have gone for extra bases - six doubles and four homers.

'I'm definitely seeing the ball right now,' said Pietsch, who has seven homers and six triples to go with his 21 doubles this season. 'I've been hitting it in the gaps and right now it's just working out to get extra bases. It's just happening.'

Pietsch's homer, a two-run drive in the second inning onto the roof of a student recreation center beyond the leftfield fence, brought OSU back within 4-2. After Pietsch's homer, the Beavers loaded the bases with two out but couldn't push across another run against Bear starter Joe Todoroff, who gave way to lefthander Travis Talbott to start the third inning.

OSU cut the gap to 4-3 on Tom Creighton's sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth. That was as close as the Beavers would get, though, as the Golden Bears picked up a pair of runs - one unearned - in the bottom of the fourth to make it 6-3.

After Pietsch's record-setting, run-scoring double in the fifth got OSU within 6-4, the Bears picked up four runs against Beaver pitchers Ben Rowe, Ty Kline, Craig Hays and Don Stykel in the bottom of the fifth to make it 9-4. California got more breathing room in the bottom of the sixth on John Baker's grand slam.

Cal had taken a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first, keyed by David Weiner's two-out, three-run homer off Beaver starter Rowe. Rowe had allowed just two runs and in his previous 20 innings.

The Beavers were outhit just 11-10 in the game and committed only one error to the Bears' three, but OSU pitchers walked nine. Cal's staff also issued eight walks, but the Beavers left 11 runners on base while the Bears stranded four.

Brian Barden picked up his ninth homer of the season for Oregon State, driving the ball out to leftfield to lead off the seventh. Pat Stevens also homered for the Beavers to start the ninth; the blow off the track and field grandstand beyond rightfield was OSU's first pinch-hit home run since Jason McBride's against Washington on March 7, 2001.

Will Hudson was 3-for-5 for Oregon State and Aaron Mathews was 2-for-5.

CALIFORNIA 13, OREGON STATE 7

Oregon State	020 110 102 -  7 10 1California	400 234 00x - 13 11 3

Rowe, Kline (5), Hays (5), Stykel and Udy, McMullen (5). Todoroff, Talbott (3), Payne (9) and Baker. WP-Talbott (1-0). LP-Rowe (7-4). 2B-Pietsch 2 (OSU), C. White (UC), C. Jackson (UC), Horwitz (UC). HR-Barden (OSU), Stevens (OSU), Pietsch (OSU), Baker (UC), Weiner (UC).

HITS: Oregon State 10 (Mathews 2x5, Barden 1x4, Stevens 1x1, Pietsch 3x3, Hudson 3x5), California 13 (Nicholson 1x5, C. White 2x4, C. Jackson 2x2, Baker 3x4, Horwitz 1x3, Weiner 1x1, Dragicevich 1x3). RUNS BATTED IN: Oregon State 7 (Creighton 1, Barden 1, Stevens 1, Pietsch 3, Postlewait 1), California 11 (Baker 5, Weiner 3, Grossman 1, Nelson 1, Medrano 1).

  Oregon State 7 (30-16,9-7 PAC-10)             California 13 (27-26,9-13 PAC-10)  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI  Aaron Mathews cf...........  5  0  2  0       David Nicholson 3b.........  5  1  1  0  Tom Creighton 2b...........  2  0  0  1       Carson White 2b............  4  3  2  0  Brian Barden 3b............  4  1  1  1       Conor Jackson 1b...........  2  2  2  0  Chris Biles rf.............  5  1  0  0       John Baker c...............  4  3  3  5  Andy Jarvis 1b.............  1  1  0  0       Brian Horwitz rf...........  3  1  1  0   Levi Webber ph/1b.........  1  0  0  0       David Weiner dh............  1  2  1  3   Pat Stevens ph............  1  1  1  1        Chris Grossman ph/dh......  2  0  0  1  Seth Pietsch lf............  3  2  3  3       Justin Nelson lf...........  3  1  0  1  Wick Udy c.................  2  0  0  0       Jeff Dragicevich ss........  3  0  1  0   J.R. Runyon ph............  1  0  0  0       Nick Medrano cf............  4  0  0  1   Ian McMullen c............  1  0  0  0       Joe Todoroff p.............  0  0  0  0   Jake Postlewait ph........  1  0  0  1        Travis Talbott p..........  0  0  0  0  Jason McBride dh...........  4  0  0  0  Will Hudson ss.............  5  1  3  0  Ben Rowe p.................  0  0  0  0   Ty Kline p................  0  0  0  0   Craig Hays p..............  0  0  0  0   Don Stykel p..............  0  0  0  0  Totals..................... 36  7 10  7       Totals..................... 31 13 11 11

Score by Innings R H E Oregon State........ 020 110 102 - 7 10 1 California.......... 400 234 00X - 13 11 3

E - Jarvis; Nicholson; C.Jackson; Medrano. DP - Oregon St. 2; California 2. LOB - Oregon St. 11; California 4. 2B - Pietsch 2; C.White; C.Jackson; Horwitz. HR - Barden; Stevens; Pietsch; Baker; Weiner. SH - Dragicevich. SF - Creighton. SB - Creighton; C.White. CS - Nicholson.

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO Ben Rowe L,7-4............ 4.0 5 7 6 4 1 Ty Kline .................. 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 Craig Hays ................ 0.0 1 1 1 1 0 Don Stykel ................ 4.0 5 4 4 3 1

California IP H R ER BB SO Joe Todoroff .............. 2.0 2 2 2 3 0 Travis Talbott W,1-0...... 7.0 8 5 3 5 2

WP - Kline; Talbott.

Umpires - HP: Mik Hendrickson 1B: Jeff Henrichs 3B: Kevin Daugherty Start: 2:35 pm Time: 3:25 Attendance: 313

Rowe faced 1 batter in the 5th. Kline faced 1 batter in the 5th. Hays faced 2 batters in the 5th.

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