Santos, Romero Earn All-League Honors; 5 Others Named Honorable Mention
June 3, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Oregon State senior outfielder Adalberto Santos and junior Stefen Romero have been named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference First Team, the league announced on Thursday, a day before the Beavers open play at the Gainesville Regional.
For Santos, it is his second Pac-10 honor in as many years as the senior was named to the honorable mention team last season. This year, he leads the team in hitting with a .337 batting average and is also tops on the club with 18 stolen bases. Santos, from New York, is second on Oregon State with 10 home runs and 35 runs batted in.
Entering Friday's game with Florida Atlantic, he has reached base safely via a hit or walk in 37 consecutive games. His 12-game hit streak was snapped this past Friday, placing him second on the team this season.
The longest hit streak of the year belongs to Romero, who tallied 14 straight earlier in the season. He ended the regular season with a team-leading 13 home runs, tied for the fourth-most in a single season at OSU. Romero, splitting time between third and first for most of the season, batted .326 and had a team-leading 41 RBI.
It is the first Pac-10 honor of Romero's career.
Rhoderick is making his second consecutive appearance on the honorable mention squad and does so after going 2-2 with a 2.93 ERA and four saves in 30 2/3 innings this season.
The right-hander is joined by first-time honorees Peavey, Folsom, Susac and Boyd. Peavey anchored Oregon State's starting staff for most of the season - he will get the ball Friday - and tallied a 5-3 record and 3.69 ERA in 14 starts. He was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after scattering just three hits against Tennessee and later against UCLA after allowing just two hits and a run to the then-No. 3 ranked club.
Folsom led the Beavers with 15 doubles in his final regular season in Corvallis, and batted .274 with two home runs and 28 runs batted in. It is the second league honor for Folsom in as many days as the outfielder was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team on Wednesday.
Susac earned honorable mention honors after lighting up offensively toward the end of the season. Susac was batting .194 on April 30. He is 16-for-52 (.307) over his last 15 games to improve it to .261. That's where he'll enter Friday's game after ending the regular season with two home runs and 12 RBI. Defensively, Susac had just 28 stolen bases attempted against him, with 17 being successful (60 percent).
Last, but certainly not least, Boyd comes into the regional with a team-leading seven victories and a 1.90 ERA in 42 2/3 innings. The lefty has allowed opponents to hit just .200 against him this season in 20 appearances, including two starts. He has also been an offensive threat for the Beavers, batting .271 with three home runs and 19 RBI.
Arizona State's Zack MacPhee was named the Pac-10's Player of the Year, while his head coach, Tim Esmay, was named the Coach of the Year. The Sun Devils' Seth Blair was named the league's top pitcher. Stanford's Kenny Diekroeger earned Freshman of the Year honors while California's Brian Guinn earned Defensive Player of the Year recognition.
OSU opens play Friday at 10 a.m. PT against No. 2 seed Florida Atlantic. Catch the game live on the Beaver Sports Radio Network and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) with Mike Parker calling the play-by-play.
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