Baseball Downs Ducks, 2-1, At PGE Park
May 26, 2010
PORTLAND, Ore. - Stefen Romero's run-scoring single in the fifth proved to be the game winner as the Oregon State baseball team closed out its regular season non-conference schedule with a 2-1 victory over No. 21 Oregon in front of 8,487 fans at PGE Park Wednesday night.
Romero drove in Jared Norris, who started off the inning with a walk and then moved to second on a wild pitch. The run came off Oregon reliever Christian Jones, who gave up both of OSU's runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief.
The Oregon State pitching staff was able to hold Oregon to just one run and four hits on the night. Oregon State used five relievers, with Tony Bryant making his first career start.
Matt Boyd, the second pitcher of the night for Oregon State, worked four innings in his fourth appearance against Oregon this season, and scattered three hits and a run while striking out one.
Boyd improved to 7-1 this season - 3-0 against Oregon - while Jones dropped to 2-2.
Kevin Rhoderick came on in the ninth to record his fourth save of the season.
The Beavers tallied 11 hits on the night, with Adalberto Santos pacing the club with a 3-for-5 effort for his team-leading 16th multiple-hit game of the season. Parker Berberet also had two hits for Oregon State, which improved to 20-1 this season when out-hitting its opponent.
Oregon State scored its first run in the fourth. Parker Berberet doubled to right to start the inning, and moved to third on a one groundout by Carter Bell. Smith then drilled a 2-0 from Jones up the middle, scoring Berberet.
After Oregon State went up 2-0 in the top half of the fifth on Romero's single, Oregon scored a run of its own in the bottom half of the inning. Shawn Peterson doubled to start the inning and scored when the next batter, J.J. Altobelli, singled up the middle.
Bryant went two innings before being relieved by Matt Boyd to start the third. Bryant scattered a hit and two walks in his 13th appearance of the season.
Bryant's counterpart, Alex Keudell, also had a brief start, going 2 2/3 innings. Both Bryant and Keudell did not figure in the decision.
With the win, Oregon State improved to 29-21 overall and 19-7 in non-conference games. Oregon, meanwhile, dropped to 37-20.
The Beavers also took the season series from the Ducks, 4-1, which included a series sweep in a conference series at Goss Stadium, May 7-9.
The Beavers now turn their attention to Arizona, whom OSU will welcome to Goss for a three-game series beginning Friday night at 5:30 p.m. PT.
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. They can also be purchased by visiting the ticket office at legendary Gill Coliseum, by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS or on osubeavers.com.
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: The game went into a 36-minute rain delay at the top of the second inning ... The game resumed at 7:42 p.m. after being delayed at 7:06 p.m. ... Adalberto Santos started the game off with a single to right center after an a 9-pitch at bat ... It extended Santos' hit streak to 11 games ... Oregon State wore its gray pinstripe uniforms for just the second time this season ... The game was the ninth all-time at PGE Park for the Beavers, who are not expected to play at the ballpark after this season because it is being converted to a soccer/football only facility ... The game was the final neutral site contest of the season for the Beavers, who played four ... Matt Boyd appeared as a pitcher in four of the five games against Oregon this season.
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