Santos Paces Beavers With Two Home Runs, OSU Wins 6-3
May 28, 2010
Adalberto Santos hit two home runs and Greg Peavey threw his seventh quality start of the season as the Oregon State baseball team defeated Arizona, 6-3, to open the three-game series Friday night at Goss Stadium.
Santos hit two-run home runs in the third and fifth innings to pace the Beavers to their ninth victory in their past 13 victories. Santos extended his hit streak to 12 games, and he is 23-for-53 (.471) during it, with five home runs, four doubles and 15 runs batted in.
This week alone, in wins over Oregon and the Wildcats, Santos is 6-for-8. He was 3-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored in the third spot of the lineup.
Santos' offensive output helped pace the eight-hit attack for the Beavers, with Dylan Jones and Danny Hayes finishing with two hits apiece. Hayes accounted for Oregon State's two other runs with a two-run double in the first.
That offensive attack backed up a strong outing from Peavey, who went 7 2/3 innings to improve to 5-3 this season. He scattered seven hits and three runs while striking out three.
The right-hander allowed a solo run in the second and two in the fifth but spun two ground balls that resulted in double plays.
Kurt Heyer took the loss for Arizona, falling to 6-4 this season. Arizona's starter, he allowed eight hits and six runs while striking out four.
Oregon State (30-21 overall, 11-14 Pacific-10 Conference) and Arizona (32-21, 11-14) play the second game of the series Saturday at 2 p.m. PT. Catch the game live on FSN Northwest and KEZI 9.2. (KEZI 9.2 only in the Eugene and Corvallis areas).
Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased by visiting the ticket office at Goss Stadium, which opens 2 ½ hours before first pitch, on gameday.
Listen to the game live on the Beaver Sports Radio Network and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) with Mike Parker calling all the action.
OREGON STATE NOTES: Greg Peavey made his 20th all-time appearance at Goss Stadium ... Of those 20 appearances, 14 have been starts ... He came into the game with a 7-1 record and 2.67 ERA at home ... OSU forced Arizona starter Kurt Heyer to throw 34 pitches in the first inning as the Beavers scored two runs on three hits ... Adalberto Santos became the first OSU batter to hit two home runs in a game this season ... He was also the last to do it for the Beavers, hitting two against Washington State on May 15, 2009 ... That also came at Goss Stadium ... Oregon State hit the 30-win plateau for the sixth time in the last seven years.
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