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Beavers squeak past Titans
Santschi, Lissman homer as
defending champs win 3-2
Scott Santschi picked a great time for his
first homer, going 2 for 3 with a seventh-inning shot and two RBI, and Mike
Lissman also homered as Oregon State edged Cal State Fullerton 3-2 Saturday
night at Rosenblatt Stadium.
The Beavers (45-18)
will meet Arizona State on Monday evening at 7 p.m. EDT, while the Titans
(38-24) face UC Irvine in an elimination game on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. EDT.
OSU, looking to
become the first repeat winner at the College World Series since LSU in 1996-97,
scored in each of the first two innings. Lissman went deep in the first and
Santschi’s run-scoring single in the second gave the Beavers a 2-0 advantage.
Fullerton cut the
lead in half in the third on a homer down the left field line by Nick Mahin.
Santschi’s long ball in the top of the seventh again gave OSU a two-run lead at
3-1. Mahin’s sacrifice fly in the eighth pulled the Titans to within one at 3-2.
Fullerton tried to
rally in the bottom of the ninth. With two outs, miscommunication allowed a pop
fly to fall between the shortstop and left fielder. Closer Eddie Kunz entered
and surrendered a pinch-hit single to Jon Wilhite before a groundout ended the
contest, giving Kunz his 12th save.
OSU starter Jorge
Reyes (6-3) earned the victory, going six innings with three hits, one run, two
walks and three strikeouts. Fullerton starter Wes Roemer (11-7) absorbed the
loss, working eight innings with seven hits, three runs, two earned runs, no
walks and seven strikeouts. Roemer now owns the school record for career
strikeouts with 365, passing Adam Johnson (1998-2000).
Oregon State won
its opener at the College World Series for the first time in four trips to