Santos belts two homers in Oregon State defeat
CORVALLIS — Adalberto Santos went 3-for-5 and hit two home runs, but it was not enough as the Oregon State baseball team dropped a 7-6 decision to Washington State in front of 2,749 Friday night at Goss Stadium.
Santos hit home runs to both right and left field in the game and became the first Oregon State hitter to homer twice in a game since Drew George against Pacific on March 10 of last season. The Oregon State designated hitter drove in two runs and scored three while collecting his 11th multi-hit game of the season.
Ryan Ortiz also came through with a three-hit game and homered for the third time this season, his long ball coming in the third inning. The homer was the eighth of his career and the multi-hit effort was his team-leading 21st of the season.
Jared Norris went 3-for-3 with three singles to extend his hitting streak to six games. The first baseman scored the Beavers' first run of the game in the second inning, scoring on a John Tommasini sacrifice fly.
Robles allowed eight hits and six runs in three innings of work to drop to 1-2 this season.
OSU's Rob Folsom came up big on defense with a runner on first and no outs in the top of the fifth. Washington State's Michael Weber drove a ball into left-center that was tracked down by the left fielder Folsom, who made a diving catch to rob Weber and made a strong throw back to Tommasini, who threw to first to double off Jay Ponciano for a double play.
ARIZONA STATE 9, OREGON 0 — At Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State's Mike Leake tossed the first complete game shutout of his career as the third-ranked Sun Devils defeated Oregon at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium.
Leake (13-1) held Oregon scoreless on three hits.
, while dealing 12 strikeouts in his nine innings on the mound. It was the right-hander's fifth complete game of the year and ninth of his collegiate career.
Arizona State (39-11, 17-5), currently the top team in the Pac-10 in search of its third straight conference title, racked up 11 hits and took 10 free bases by way of nine walks and one hit batter issued by the Oregon (14-35, 4-18) pitching staff.
Oregon starter Erik Stavert (5-5) took the loss, allowing six runs — the most he has surrendered in a single outing this season — on seven hits, four walks and one hit batter. The Ducks' ace lasted just 2 2/3 innings in his shortest start of the year, before freshman right-hander Chris Garrison came on in relief.
Garrison went the distance, tossing the final 5 1/3 innings of the game, surrendering three runs (two earned) on four hits and five walks.
A trio of freshman combined for Oregon's three hits as Antony Kreitz, Darrell Hunter and KC Serna each singled.