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Oregon State Beavers learn to fly out of Packard Stadium

Ryan Ortiz(Tempe, AZ) – Statistically Oregon State had the fewest runs, hits, runs batted in, home runs and total bases in the entire Pac-10, however on Saturday evening at Winkles Field – Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark the Beavers padded their numbers as they defeated Arizona State 12 to 3. Joey Wong, Lonnie Lechelt and Jordan Lennerton all left the ballpark with men on base in front of them. While on the mound Tanner Robles was effective and the OSU defense turned three double plays to keep ASU humble.

Sophomore Ryan Ortiz paced the Beavers from the fifth spot in the lineup. He went 3 for 5 on the evening and scored twice.

The victory by OSU provides their first ever series win in Tempe, and is the Sun Devils first series loss at home since 2005.

Brett Wallace and Petey Paramore each had two hits for the Devils, while the entire rest of the offense combined for two hits. Ike Davis did not play as his sore hamstring kept him out of the lineup for the first time this season. Starter Josh Satow continued to struggle with his endurance, lasting only 4.1 innings while Marcel Champagnie committed two more errors.

ASU head coach Pat Murphy was ejected in the fifth inning after relaying the displeasure of the 3,981 fans in attendance regarding home plate umpire Tony Norris’s lack of a consistent strike zone.

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