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Beavers Bang Out 12-2 Win Over Redhawks

Oregon St. broke out the bats Tuesday night, and banged out 15 hits on their way to a 12-2 win over Seattle. The Redhawks' Doug Buser scored first, on a wild pitch, but the lead was short lived.

Leadoff hitter Adalberto Santos blasted the first pitch he saw for a home run, and Travis Anderson delivered a two run homer, as the Beavers took a 3-1 lead. Seattle pulled within one run on Buser's RBI double to drive in Nate Roberts, but Oregon St. pulled away, while starter Ryan Gorton, Dylan Jones (1-0), who picked up his first win, and Nick Stiltner shut out Seattle the rest of the way.

Stefan Romero drove in a run in the bottom of the second inning, and another run crossed on a wild throw for a 5-2 lead.

Single runs for the Beavers in the fifth and sixth innings extended the lead to 7-2, and then Parker Berberet buried the Redhawks. Berberet doubled with the bases loaded in the seventh inning to drive in three runs, then scored to open the lead to 11-2. Another Berberet RBI double followed in the eighth inning for the final margin.

Santos was three for four, and added a walk, producing three RBI's and scoring twice, to extend his hitting streak to seven games. Jared Norris delivered two hits to stretch his hitting streak to six games, and scored twice.

"Obviously, this was a big win, with the end of the season nearing," Oregon State head coach Pat Casey said. "At this point of the season, you need to stay on track, which we did. Of course, we have to come back strong tomorrow, and end this midweek series on a good note."

Catcher Andrew Susac also had two hits and two runs scored, as Oregon St. (27-19) won their sixth out of eight games on the current home stand, which concludes tomorrow at 2:00 with another game against the Redhawks. The series is the first between Oregon St. and Seattle since 1973.

Conor Spink (0-5) took the loss for Seattle (9-37). Buser was three of five at the plate, and Roberts had a pair of hits, but the rest of the Redhawk roster could only come up with three more hits.

The 12 runs were the most, and the only double digit total, for the Beavers since a 16-4 win over Long Beach St. on March 26.


Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com