Beavers Drop Second Game Of Series To Washington
May 9, 2009
SEATTLE - Ryan Ortiz hit his second home run of the season but it was not enough to help the Beavers overcome a 11-run deficit to Washington in a 15-6 loss to the Huskies Saturday at Husky Ballpark.
Ortiz's shot drove in three and was his first home run since April 11 at Arizona. It capped off a six-run stretch for the Beavers over the sixth and seventh innings, but proved to be too late to break Washington's big offensive day. Oregon State dropped to 29-13 on the year and 12-8 in Pacific-10 Conference play.
Ortiz ended the game a triple short of the cycle. He doubled in the first and singled to right in the sixth. The junior extended his hit streak to four games and is one off his third hit streak of five games or more this season. His mult-hit effort was his 20th of the season while his three RBI marked his ninth multi-RBI game of 2009.
Michael Miller also had two hits for his fifth multiple-hit game of the season.
Washington hit two home runs over the first two innings and held an 11-0 lead after the fifth inning had been completed. Nine of the 11 runs were charged to Oregon State starter Greg Peavey, who fell to 3-3 this season. Peavey allowed seven hits and nine runs, all earned, while striking out one.
The Huskies scored six in the first, highlighted by a grand slam off the bat of third baseman Julien Pollard.
Washington (22-24, 11-9) made it 9-0 in the second when center fielder Caleb Brown hit his third home run of the season, a three-run shot to left center.
Down 11-0, Oregon State got on the board in the sixth. Adalberto Santos doubled to the right center fence, driving in Ortiz, Stefen Romero and Jared Norris. Romero reached on a fielder's choice and later tripled to right in the seventh, moving his hit streak to four games. It was also his second triple in as many games after achieving the feat Friday night at Safeco Field.
Jason Erickson picked up his fourth win of the season. The Washington starter allowed 10 hits and six runs over 6 2/3 innings, but was given breathing room by the Huskies' bats.
All told, the teams combined for 21 runs and 29 hits. The 15 runs and 19 hits were the most by an Oregon State opponent this season.
The teams wrap up their three-game series Sunday at 1 p.m. PT. Junior right-hander Jorge Reyes (5-2, 3.60 ERA) is scheduled to go for the Beavers against Washington righty Andrew Kittredge (3-3, 2.98 ERA). Catch the game live on the Beaver Sports Network and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) with Mike Parker calling all the action.
Oregon State Notes: Michael Miller began the game with a 10-pitch at bat, flying out to center field ... Jared Norris made his first appearance of the season in right, moving there in the sixth ... The defensive change came as Michael Miller moved to left, Rob Folsom to catcher and Ryan Ortiz to first ... The loss was the largest of the season for the Beavers.
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