Beavers Score Two In Ninth For Baseball Split

March 23, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State scored twice with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat California-Santa Barbara 4-3 in the second game of their non-league baseball doubleheader Sunday evening, salvaging a split at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. UCSB won the first game, 5-4.

OSU (11-11 overall) and UC-Santa Barbara (13-12) conclude their series Monday at 12 noon. The game can be heard on KEJO-AM (1240).

Oregon State was down to its final strike in Sunday's second game before pinch-hitter Levi Webber drove a two-ball, two-strike pitch into the rightfield corner for a triple, scoring pinch runner Brad Mellinger from first base to tie the game at 3-3.

'I put a pretty good swing on it,' Webber said of the hit off UCSB pitcher Steve Morlock, who had saved the day's first game. 'It was a fastball up and out, and that's where the first strike had been. I knew that's where the pitch would be, and I just jumped on it as much as I could with two strikes.'

After Morlock walked the next hitter, Kerisi Reynolds, on four pitches, he was replaced by Ivan Ramirez. Ramirez then plunked Jacoby Ellsbury with a one-ball, two-strike pitch to load the bases. That brought up Seth Pietsch, who then took a one-ball, one-strike pitch off his foot to force in the winning run.

'Today had been looking terrible,' said Webber, who then trotted home with the winning run. 'The first eight hours out here were tough. But Tony Calderon got the hit to get us going (with a leadoff single in the ninth).'

Ben Rowe, Kenny Anderson and Andy Baldwin combined on a seven-hitter, and the Beaver trio didn't allow the Gauchos an earned run in he second game. Rowe had the longest outing of the year for an OSU pitcher, going seven innings and allowing three unearned runs on six hits, walking none and striking out six.

Calderon and Chris Kunda were both 2-for-4 with a double in both games of the doubleheader.

In the opener, OSU spotted UC-Santa Barbara a 4-0 lead in the first inning and was down 5-1 before rallying for three runs in the final two innings. OSU managed to put the tying and winning runs on base in the ninth inning before Morlock got Calderon to hit into a game-ending double play.

Reliever Nathan Pendley gave the Beavers a chance to get back in the game. Replacing starter Jon Koller with none out and the bases loaded in the third inning, Pendley got OSU out of the jam without giving up another run; he wound up pitching five innings and allowing one run on three hits and no walks, striking out two.

GAME ONE - CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARBARA 5, OREGON STATE 4

UC-Santa Barbara	400 000 010 - 5 13 1Oregon State	001 000 021 - 4 12 0

Thompson, Martin (7), Ramirez (8), Edrosolan (8), Morlock (9) and Ziemndorf. Koller, Pendley (3), Steele (8), Clark (8), Baldwin (9) and Richie, McMullen (9). W-Thompson (3-3). L-Koller (0-3). Sv-Morlock (4). 2B-Stevens (UCSB), Wilkerson (UCSB), Jarvis (OSU), Calderon (OSU), Kunda (OSU).

HITS: California-Santa Barbara 13 (Stevens 2x5, Sutton 2x5, Wilkerson 2x5, Rodriguez 1x1, Rowe 2x4, Ziemndorf 1x2, Adams 1x2, Emerick 1x3, Fulton 1x3), Oregon State 12 (Ellsbury 2x5, Pietsch 2x5, Biles 1x1, Jarvis 1x3, Calderon 2x4, Richie 1x3, Graham 1x4, Kunda 1x4). RUNS BATTED IN: California-Santa Barbara 5 (Stevens 1, Sutton 1, Rowe 1, Emerick 2), Oregon State 4 (Biles 1, Jarvis 2, Calderon 1).

GAME TWO - OREGON STATE 4, CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARBARA 3

UC-Santa Barbara	000 020 100 - 3  7 0Oregon State	000 200 002 - 4 10 3

Posthumus, Sutherland (8), Morlock (9), Ramirez (9) and Ziemendof. Rowe, Anderson (8), Baldwin (9) and Munich, McMullen (8). W-Baldwin (2-0). L-Morlock (3-3). 2B-Biles (OSU), Calderon (OSU), Kunda (OSU). 3B-Webber (OSU).

HITS: California-Santa Barbara 7 (Stevens 1x5, Sutton 3x5, Rowe 2x4, Ziemendorf 1x3), Oregon State 10 (Reynolds 1x4, Jarvis 1x4, Biles 1x4, Calderon 2x4, Munich 1x3, Kunda 1x4, Recuenco 1x3, Webber 1x1). RUNS BATTED IN: California-Santa Barbara 3 (Sutton 3), Oregon State 4 (Pietsch 1, Calderon 2, Webber 1).

  FIRST GAME

Calif.-Santa Barbara 5 (13-11) Oregon State 4 (10-11)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI --------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- Matt Stevens 2b............ 5 1 2 1 Kerisi Reynolds rf......... 5 0 0 0 Nate Sutton 3b............. 5 0 2 1 Jacoby Ellsbury cf......... 5 1 2 0 Matt Wilkerson rf.......... 5 0 2 0 Seth Pietsch lf............ 5 1 2 0 Taylor Vogt dh............. 4 1 0 0 Scott Nelson dh............ 3 0 0 0 Nic Rodriguez ph.......... 1 0 1 0 Chris Biles ph/dh......... 1 1 1 1 Bill Rowe 1b............... 4 1 2 1 Andy Jarvis 1b............. 3 1 1 2 Chad Ziemendorf c.......... 2 2 1 0 Brad Mellinger pr......... 0 0 0 0 Brian Adams lf............. 2 0 1 0 Tony Calderon 3b........... 4 0 2 1 Gabe Mann lf/cf........... 1 0 0 0 Paul Richie c.............. 3 0 1 0 Matt Emerick cf............ 3 0 1 2 Rob Recuenco ph........... 1 0 0 0 Chris Caraballo ph/lf..... 1 0 0 0 Ian McMullen c............ 0 0 0 0 Josh Fulton ss............. 3 0 1 0 Tyler Graham ss............ 4 0 1 0 Sean Thompson p............ 0 0 0 0 Chris Kunda 2b............. 4 0 2 0 Michael Martin p.......... 0 0 0 0 Jon Koller p............... 0 0 0 0 Ivan Ramirez p............ 0 0 0 0 Nathan Pendley p.......... 0 0 0 0 Jared Edrsolan p.......... 0 0 0 0 Kurt Steele p............. 0 0 0 0 Steve Morlock p........... 0 0 0 0 Noel Clark p.............. 0 0 0 0 Andy Baldwin p............ 0 0 0 0 Totals..................... 36 5 13 5 Totals..................... 38 4 12 4

Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Calif.-Santa Barbara 400 000 010 - 5 13 1 Oregon State........ 001 000 021 - 4 12 0 -------------------------------------------

E - Stevens. DP - UC-S.Barbara 1; Oregon St. 3. LOB - UC-S.Barbara 9; Oregon St. 11. 2B - Stevens; Wilkerson; Jarvis; Calderon; Kunda. HBP - Rowe; Ziemendorf; Adams; Calderon. SF - Jarvis. SB - Vogt; Rodriguez.

Calif.-Santa Barbara IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Sean Thompson W,3-3....... 6.0 8 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 25 27 Michael Martin ............ 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 6 Ivan Ramirez .............. 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 Jared Edrsolan ............ 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 Steve Morlock S,4......... 1.0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 5

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Jon Koller L,0-3.......... 2.0 8 4 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 13 16 Nathan Pendley ............ 5.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 16 17 Kurt Steele ............... 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 Noel Clark ................ 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 Andy Baldwin .............. 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

WP - Clark. HB - Thompson; Koller 2; Pendley. PB - Ziemendorf.

Strikeouts - Sutton 2; Vogt; Caraballo; Reynolds 2; Ellsbury 2; Nelson 2; Richie; Recuenco. Walks - Ziemendorf; Fulton; Biles; Jarvis.

Umpires - HP: Mik Hendrickson 1B: Matt Head 3B: Randy Knuths Start: 2:14 PM Time: 3:29 Attendance: 341

Koller faced 3 batters in the 3rd. Pendley faced 1 batter in the 8th. Martin faced 3 batters in the 8th.

SECOND GAME

Calif.-Santa Barbara 3 (13-12) Oregon State 4 (11-11)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI --------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- Matt Stevens 2b............ 5 0 1 0 Kerisi Reynolds dh......... 4 0 1 0 Nate Sutton 3b............. 5 0 3 3 Jacoby Ellsbury cf......... 3 0 0 0 Matt Wilkerson rf.......... 4 0 0 0 Seth Pietsch lf............ 3 0 0 1 Taylor Vogt dh............. 4 0 0 0 Andy Jarvis 1b............. 4 1 1 0 Bill Rowe 1b............... 4 0 2 0 Chris Biles rf............. 4 1 1 0 Chad Ziemendorf c.......... 3 1 1 0 Tony Calderon 3b........... 4 0 2 2 Josh Fulton ss............. 4 0 0 0 Brad Mellinger pr......... 0 1 0 0 Chris Caraballo lf......... 3 1 0 0 Billy Munich c............. 3 0 1 0 Matt Emerick pr/cf........ 0 0 0 0 Tyler Graham pr........... 0 0 0 0 Gabe Mann cf/lf............ 3 1 0 0 Ian McMullen c............ 0 0 0 0 Eric Posthumus p........... 0 0 0 0 Kane TenPas ph............ 1 0 0 0 Mike Sutherland p......... 0 0 0 0 Chris Kunda 2b............. 4 0 2 0 Steve Morlock p........... 0 0 0 0 Rob Recuenco ss............ 3 0 1 0 Ivan Ramirez p............ 0 0 0 0 Mark Jackson ss........... 0 0 0 0 Levi Webber ph............ 1 1 1 1 Ben Rowe p................. 0 0 0 0 Kenny Anderson p.......... 0 0 0 0 Andy Baldwin p............ 0 0 0 0 Totals..................... 35 3 7 3 Totals..................... 34 4 10 4

Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Calif.-Santa Barbara 000 020 100 - 3 7 0 Oregon State........ 000 200 002 - 4 10 3 -------------------------------------------

Note: 2 outs, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - Kunda; Recuenco 2. DP - UC-S.Barbara 1. LOB - UC-S.Barbara 8; Oregon St. 9. 2B - Biles; Calderon; Kunda. 3B - Webber. HBP - Ziemendorf; Ellsbury; Pietsch. SH - Mann. SB - Sutton; Reynolds. CS - Stevens.

Calif.-Santa Barbara IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Eric Posthumus ............ 7.1 8 2 2 2 7 2 0 0 0 28 30 Mike Sutherland ........... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 Steve Morlock L,3-3........ 0.2 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 5 Ivan Ramirez ............................ 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF --------------------------------------------------------------------- Ben Rowe .................. 7.0 6 3 0 0 6 1 0 1 0 28 30 Kenny Anderson ............ 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 Andy Baldwin W,2-0........ 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

WP - Posthumus 2; Rowe. HB - Ramirez 2; Rowe. PB - Munich.

Strikeouts - Stevens; Wilkerson 2; Rowe; Fulton; Caraballo; Reynolds 2; Ellsbury 2; Pietsch; Munich; TenPas; Kunda; Recuenco. Walks - Caraballo; Reynolds; Ellsbury; Pietsch.

Umpires - HP: Matt Head 1B: Randy Knuths 3B: Mik Hendrickson Start: 6:22 PM Time: 2:58 Attendance:

Anderson faced 1 batter in the 9th. Ramirez faced 2 batters in the 9th.

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