Wong's Four Hits Pace Beavers In 14-4 Win Over Oregon
May 20, 2009
KEIZER, Ore. - Salem native Joey Wong hit a bases-loaded double in Oregon State's five-run fourth to help pace the Beavers past Oregon, 14-4, Wednesday night in front of 5,177 fans at Volcanoes Stadium.
The double highlighted Wong's night, which saw the shortstop post a season-high four hits.
Wong doubled to the left-center gap in the fourth, driving in John Wallace, Rob Folsom and John Tommasini. It highlighted the inning, which also saw run-scoring singles from Adalberto Santos and Jared Norris. The inning saw the Beavers send 10 batters the plate and take advantage of four hits, two walks and an Oregon error.
Wong's double was his second hit of the game. He singled past the third-base bag in the third but was stranded to end the inning. He finished the game 4-for-6 after singling twice in the Beavers' eight-run sixth.
Already up 6-2 entering the sixth, the Beavers sent 13 batters to the plate and scored eight runs to take a 14-2 lead. Wong had two hits in the inning, while Tommasini and Stefen Romero both drove in two.
OSU ended the inning with five hits. The frame highlighted a 15-hit night for the Beavers, with Santos, Norris, Romero and Michael Miller having multiple-hit efforts in addition to Wong's 15th multiple-hit game of the season.
Greg Peavey made his 12th start of the season and went 6 1/3 innings to post his fourth win of the season. The righty struck out five, did not walk a batter and allowed four runs while scattering six hits.
Oregon (14-39 overall) scored the game's first run in the second on an infield groundout by first baseman Sean Potkay. But the Beavers (33-16) answered back with a solo run in the third when Santos singled to left for his first hit and RBI of the game.
Chris Garrison took the loss for Oregon to drop to 0-3 on the year. Garrison allowed six hits and four runs while walking five.
The game capped off Oregon State's non-conference season. The Beavers ended the season 5-1 against Oregon and 20-5 in non-league games.
Oregon State wraps up its regular season this coming weekend when traveling to play at Stanford. First pitch Friday night is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT and can be heard live on Beaver Sports Network and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Mike Parker will call all the action.
Oregon State Notes: The game marked the final non-conference game of the season for the Beavers and prior to even playing the game, OSU already had more non-conference wins than last season ... In 2008, the Beavers had 13 and OSU ended 2009 with 20 ... Greg Peavey's start was his 12th of the season, which ties Tyler Waldron, Tuesday's starter, for the most this season ... The game was the 31st and final of the regular season for the Beavers in the state of Oregon ... The Beavers had 22 at Goss Stadium and finished the season with a 23-8 in Oregon ... Kyle Foster made his first appearance since March 20 against Utah Valley ... Nick Stiltner also made his first appearance since March 20 against Utah Valley.
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