Baseball Loses At Oregon

April 27, 2010

Box Score

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon State baseball team dropped a 9-4 decision to No. 17 Oregon in a non-conference game Tuesday night at PK Park.

Andrew Susac supplied Oregon State with its main highlight offensively, hitting the first pitch he saw from Oregon reliever Madison Boer over the left-center fence. It was his first career long ball.

All told, the Beavers rapped out 10 hits to 11 for Oregon, with Stefen Romero pacing the club with three - including two doubles - and Adalberto Santos totaling two to extend his hit streak to six games.

The teams combined for 10 extra base hits - five apiece.

The loss dropped Oregon State to 21-14 on the year while Oregon improved to 28-13.

The game marked the first out of conference for Oregon State since April 6 against Portland, a 9-2 win. Oregon State is 17-6 in non-conference games this season and will play its next one May 10 against San Diego at Goss Stadium.

The Beavers' next game, on Friday, opens their three-game set against California in Berkeley.

Oregon scored its first run of the game in the third when Marcus Piazzisi tripled to right center, scoring KC Serna. Piazzisi scored on the play when the Beavers were not granted an apparent timeout, making the score 2-0.

The Ducks then broke open the game with five runs in the fourth. Jack Marder singled home the first run of the inning and Piazzisi capped off the inning with his second triple of the game, scoring two.

Of the seven runs scored by the Ducks in the third and fourth innings combined, only three were earned as two Oregon State errors contributed to Oregon's lead.

Susac's home run in the seventh gave the Beavers 91 straight games scoring at least one run. The last time Oregon State was shutout was May 19, 2008 in a 10-0 loss at Long Beach State.

Jared Norris added to Oregon State's tally in the eighth. He entered the game as a defensive replacement for Dylan Jones in the fifth and, in his second at bat of the game, singled up the middle off Drew Gagnier, driving in Romero from second.

The Beavers mounted a small rally in the ninth, plating two runs on consecutive singles by Romero and Andy Quiring, but Oregon managed to end the game with the bases loaded on a double play.

Ryan Gorton made his third start of the season and went 3 2/3 innings before being replaced by Matt Boyd in the fourth. Gorton dropped to 3-2 on the year after he allowed seven hits and five runs - three earned - with three strikeouts.

Joey Housey went three innings in a controlled start for Oregon, picking up the win to improve to 2-0 on the year. He allowed a hit and threw 49 pitches.

Steven Packard led Oregon with three hits, while Piazzisi and Marder had two apiece.

Oregon State returns to Pacific-10 Conference action Friday when visiting California. First pitch is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. PT.

Catch the game live on the Beaver Sports Radio Network and Beaver Nation Online ( with Mike Parker calling all the action.

OREGON STATE NOTES: The game marked Oregon State's 11th true road game this season ... The Beavers have also played three neutral-site games ... Ryan Gorton made his first career appearance against Oregon ... The teams are scheduled to meet four more times this season: May 7-9 at Goss Stadium and May 26 at PGE Park in Portland ... The games in Corvallis count in the conference standings ... Andrew Susac's home run in the seventh was the team's 23rd of the season, equaling the Beavers' total from a year ago.

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