Baseball Cruises To 17-1 Win Over Tennessee
Feb. 26, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Tyler Smith went 3-for-6 and Tyler Waldron held Tennessee to one run as the Oregon State baseball team opened its 2010 home schedule with a 17-1 win over the Volunteers Friday night at Goss Stadium.
'Both Tyler Waldron and Tyler Smith had good games, as did the offense,' Oregon State head coach Pat Casey said. 'It's a great way to start the season at home. We'll come back tomorrow and look for another great day at the park.'
Smith now has two multiple-hit games and two multi-RBI efforts this season. He doubled and finished with two singles in Friday night's win. The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native drove in three of the team's 17 runs.
Waldron went 7 2/3 innings, throwing 100 pitches in the win, his seventh in two seasons at Oregon State. The righty scattered five hits and a run in his second start of the season, walking two with two strikeouts.
In two games this season, Waldron has allowed just 10 hits and two earned runs in 12 innings of work.
'Tyler threw very well,' Casey said. 'He was able to keep Tennessee off the board early, which was key considering he sat on the bench for awhile during the third and fourth innings when we had our offense going for awhile.'
Oregon State totaled 12 hits on the night off four Tennessee pitchers, with four coming via doubles. Seven of the team's nine starters posted at least one hit. Oregon State also finished the game with 11 walks - Adalberto Santos, Carter Bell and Andrew Susac had two apiece.
Oregon State got to Tennessee starter Bryan Morgado in the third, totaling eight runs in 3 2/3 innings to drop him to 0-1 on the year. Morgado recorded his first eight outs via strikeouts, but allowed a two-out, two run double to Berberet after Santos and Romero reached base via a hit by pitch and walk, respectively.
Folsom then drove in Berberet with a double of his own, and scored when Smith gave the Beavers their third straight double. Susac concluded the Beavers' scoring for the inning with his first career single.
OSU extended its lead to 11-0 in the fourth. Two walks and a single set up a bases-loaded hit by pitch for Folsom. Smith drove in his second and third runs of the game with a double, and then two batters later, Jennette contributed to the offense with a two-out single.
Oregon State added two runs in the sixth and another one in the seventh. The Beavers finished off the game with three in the eighth.
Zach Osborne gave Tennessee its only runs of the night when he homered over the left-field fence in the fifth off Waldron. The Beavers, however, had an 11-0 lead at the time and the home run barely made a dent in OSU's lead.
Oregon State plays the second game of the series Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. PT. Lefty Tanner Robles (1-0, 5.06) is slated to go against Tennessee left-hander Steven Gruver (0-0, 11.25).
Catch the game live on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) and the Beaver Sports Radio Network. Please note that the game can be heard on KTHH 990-AM in Corvallis and KKAD 1550-AM in Portland (slight schedule change due to conflicts with men's and women's basketball).
Single-game tickets are currently on sale. Single-game tickets for the 2010 season are $20 for reserved and $10 for outfield seats located beyond the right-field fence. To purchase single-game tickets, visit osubeavers.com, call 1-800-GOBEAVS or they can be bought in person at the ticket office at legendary Gill Coliseum.
OREGON STATE NOTES: The first out of 2010 season was a P.J. Polk fly out to left to Rob Folsom ... Oregon State improved to 9-5 all-time against Southeastern Conference schools ... OSU is 8-3 since 2006 against SEC schools ... OSU has out-scored its opponents, 10-0, in the third inning of games this season and 10-4 in the fourth ... Andrew Susac caught Khayyan Norfolk on a pickoff at second in the fifth inning ... It was his first career pickoff and the team's third of the season after Greg Peavey and Kraig Sitton were credited with pickoffs in the Hawaii series ... Oregon State has scored 27 runs in Tyler Waldron's two appearances this season.
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