Robles, Offense Pace Oregon State Baseball To Win At Hawaii
Feb. 20, 2010
MANOA, Hawaii - Tanner Robles scattered three runs over 5 1/3 innings and Oregon State used multiple-run innings in the third and sixth to defeat Hawaii, 7-3, Saturday afternoon at Les Murakami Stadium.
With the win, the Beavers guaranteed themselves at least a split of the four-game series with Hawaii. The teams will meet again Sunday before closing out the series Monday.
'Tanner threw well today and the offense was very consistent,' head coach Pat Casey said. 'We did all the things we needed to do to get this win and we were very balanced overall.'
Robles was touched for runs in the first and second innings, but settled down from there for his first win of the 2010 season. He struck out three, walked two and allowed six hits in the victory.
The left-hander now has five career victories.
Oregon State's (2-0 overall) four-run third put the Beavers ahead for good and was reminiscent of the team's three-run fourth an inning earlier. Michael Miller singled with one out, moved to second on a Tyler Smith single and then the two scored on a double by Adalberto Santos which tied the game, 2-2.
Santos made it a 3-2 game when he was driven on a single up the middle by Rob Folsom, who then proceeded to steal second.
Stefen Romero, who finished the game 1-for-3, continued his hot hitting through the first two games of the season with a single to left, driving in Folsom.
Oregon State added to the lead in the sixth, doing so with two outs. Jared Norris opened the inning's scoring when he came in from third on a wild pitch. Smith then drove in Miller and Carter Bell for his first two career RBI.
Overall, the Beavers finished the game with 10 hits a day after posting 10 in the season-opening win over the Rainbows.
Santos had a big offensive afternoon, going 3-for-5 with two runs batted in and two stolen bases, including a steal of third in the ninth on a double steal that included Romero swiping second.
In addition to his first career RBI, Smith also had his first career hits, going 2-for-4 while batting in the ninth spot in the order.
Seven of Oregon State's starters finished with at least one hit in the win.
For the second consecutive game, the Beavers found themselves down early as Hawaii managed solo runs in each of the first two innings. But Robles was able to settle down from that point on and went 5 1/3 innings before being replaced by Matt Boyd in the sixth.
Boyd made his first collegiate appearance on the hill, and like Tony Bryant a day earlier, had an impressive performance, throwing 2 1/3 innings. He allowed just one hit during his outing before giving way to Kevin Rhoderick in the bottom half of the eighth.
Kolten Wong went 3-for-4 to pace Hawaii (0-2), while Collin Bennett homered in the second inning.
Matthew Sisto, the game's starter for Hawaii, went 5 2/3 innings and picked up the loss. He allowed six hits and six runs in 5 2/3 innings, striking out four while walking two.
Oregon State and Hawaii play the third game of the series Sunday in a game that is slated for a 3:05 p.m. start in the state of Oregon (1:05 p.m. in Hawaii). Right-hander Greg Peavey is slated to throw for the Beavers against Hawaii's Josh Slaats.
Catch the game live on the Beaver Sports Radio Network and on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com).
OREGON STATE NOTES: A day after collecting two hits, Brandon Hayes found himself batting in the No. 4 spot of the order ... Adalberto Santos also moved up to the leadoff spot and Stefen Romero to the No. 3 spot, among other changes to the order ... Oregon State wore its gray pinstripe uniforms for the first time this season.
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