Beavers Begin 11-Game Homestand
March 11, 2002
MARCH 12, TUESDAY
Portland at Oregon State, 2 p.m.
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MARCH 15, FRIDAY
Washington State at Oregon State, 2 p.m.
RADIO: Live on KLOO-AM (1340)
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MARCH 16, SATURDAY
Washington State at Oregon State, 1 p.m.
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MARCH 17, SUNDAY
Washington State at Oregon State, 12 noon
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ST. PATRICK'S DAY: Fans wearing green can purchase a general admission ticket for $1.
Home, sweet home - for nearly a month.
That's what Oregon State (10-7 overall, 0-0 Pacific-10) is looking at after spending five of the baseball season's first six weeks on the road. The Beavers now come home to Goss Stadium at Coleman Field for 11 straight home games, starting with this week's game against Portland (6-8, 0-0 West Coast) on Tuesday and non-league series against Washington State (10-7, 0-0 Pacific-10) from Friday through Sunday.
After winning both its games at Nevada last weekend before having the final game canceled due to cold, windy conditions, the Beavers came through their season-opening run of road games three games above .500.
'We've played well at times, but we need to develop consistency,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'We have more of a chance to do that now with three straight weekends at home. We're not packing up on Wednesday or Thursday and getting home late Sunday night, trying to cram a week's worth of class and practice into about three days ...
'Now our guys have a chance to get back into more of a normal routine, to be at home and develop a little bit of a rhythm. That could really help us settle in a little, and it gives us a chance to start putting something together against some good teams in our home park.'
After this week's games, the Beavers will host three-game series against Cal State-Northridge and then start the Pacific-10 season against Arizona. OSU hasn't played 11 straight home games since the Beavers had 12 in a row at home early in the 1958 season, the closest Oregon State has come since then was in 1992, when it finished the season with 10 straight home games.
'It's just going to be great to be back at home,' Casey said. 'We've had good crowds (averaging over 1,000 per game against Gonzaga in the first home series) and that really helps our guys. You get on the field and look up there and see the stands are full and hear some noise, and you're even more excited to play.'
OSU will start Mark McLemore on the mound against Portland on Tuesday, then send Ben Rowe, Stephen Copeland and McLemore against Washington State over the weekend.
'Our starters have been a little inconsistent,' Casey said. 'We've gotten some tremendous starts from all of them, and all three of those guys have shown they can pitch well and give us a chance to win games. They just have to do that on a more regular basis.
'And our bullpen has ranged from good to outstanding in the early part of the season - they've been a big part of our success. It's a good feeling when you can run four or five guys out there, then bring in Jared Sanders to close the deal.'
Oregon State is also looking to steady its defense.
'We've had our problems, but we've got guys out there who have shown over the last couple of seasons that they're better defensively than what we've shown at times this season,' Casey said. 'It's another case where maybe getting into more of a routine at home could help us.'
At the plate, some proven hitters may be starting to find themselves.
'We got some big hits last weekend from guys we've counted on - guys like Brian Barden, Chris Biles and Andy Jarvis,' Casey said. '(Transfer) Tom Creighton has been a great addition and we've also had some guys come through that we weren't thinking we'd rely on offensively, like Will Hudson, Paul Richie, Wick Udy, Kerisi Reynolds ...
'But again, we've got guys who have proven they can hit at this level and look like they're coming around, and that will help us a bunch.'
Portland went 1-3 last week, losing to Washington 10-0 at home and then dropping a series at Cal Poly, losing 3-2, winning 9-7 and losing 9-1. UP has been led at the plate by senior first baseman/outfielder Matt Hollod (.423, 1 home run, 9 runs batted in), senior infielder Eric Hull (.368, 1, 10), senior outfielder Matt Allen (.333, 1, 9) and sophomore outfielder Kory Casto (.316, 2, 15).
Washington State lost a series at Sacramento State last week, losing 9-2, winning 8-4 and losing 11-10. Senior infielder Bookie Gates (.389, 2, 21), sophomore outfielder Justin Hart (.346, 1, 5), junior infielder Jeff LaRue (.344, 2, 11), senior outfielder Evan Hecker (.333, 0, 11) and freshman shortstop Derek Bruce (.333, 6, 18) have paced the Cougar offense, on the mound, WSU's leaders have been junior righthander Brandon Hundt (4-0 record, 2.67 earned run average), junior righthander Eddie Bonine (3-2, 6.11) and junior lefthander Garrett Alwert (1-1, 6.84).
OREGON STATE LINEUP:
C - Paul Richie, so., Kelso, Wash. (Kelso HS),.250, 0 HRs, 9 RBIsor - Wick Udy, jr., Brigham City, Utah (Dixie JC),.433, 0 HRs, 6 RBIs1B - Andy Jarvis, jr., Renton, Wash. (Liberty HS),.244, 0 HRs, 10 RBIsor - Levi Webber, so., Glide, Ore. (Glide HS),.273, 1 HR, 3 RBIs2B - Kerisi Reynolds, so., Renton, Wash. (Liberty HS),.308, 0 HRs, 16 RBIsor - Tom Creighton, sr., Weldon, Calif. (Fresno State U.),.352, 0 HRs, 9 RBIs3B - Brian Barden, jr., Bonita, Calif. (St. Augustine HS),.351, 3 HRs, 17 RBIsSS - Will Hudson, jr., Fountain Valley, Calif. (Fountain Valley HS),.296, 0 HRs, 6 RBIsLF - Seth Pietsch, so., Wilderville, Ore. (Hidden Valley HS),.338, 2 HRs, 10 RBIsCF - Tom Creighton, sr., Weldon, Calif. (Fresno State U.),.352, 0 HRs, 9 RBIsor - Aaron Mathews, fr., John Day, Ore. (Grant Union HS),.167, 0 HRs, 0 RBIsRF - Chris Biles, so., Tigard, Ore. (Tigard HS),.328, 2 HRs, 10 RBIsDH - Jason McBride, sr., Bellingham, Wash. (Lower Columbia CC),.333, 0 HRs, 4 RBIsor - Aaron Fausett, jr., Beaverton, Ore. (U. of Southern California),.259, 0 HRs, 3 RBIsor - Wick Udy, jr., Brigham City, Utah (Dixie JC),.433, 0 HRs, 6 RBIs(Tentative pitching rotation)LHP-Mark McLemore, jr., Granite Bay, Calif. (Del Oro HS),0-1 record, 8.22 ERARHP - Ben Rowe, so., Perth, Australia (Greenwood HS),3-1 record, 3.82 ERARHP - Stephen Copeland, jr., Keizer, Ore. (McNary HS),1-0 record, 7.16 ERALHP-McLemore
ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 124-57 against Portland in a series dating back to 1909. On Feb. 19, Portland took a 5-4 win in Portland. Last season, OSU won all 3 games between the teams, by scores of 9-0 in Corvallis, 10-9 in Portland and 13-6 in Corvallis.
Oregon State has an all-time record of 170-211-2 against Washington State in a series dating back to 1910. Last season, the Beavers won 5 of 6 meetings. In a non-league series in Yakima, Wash., OSU won 6-3 and 11-10 before losing the finale 8-7. In a Pacific-10 series in Corvallis, OSU swept by scores of 14-5, 10-9 and 8-7, the last win came in the bottom of the ninth when Brian Barden delivered a 2-out grand slam to leftfield.
OREGON STATE NOTES: After earning saves in both OSU wins at Nevada, Jared Sanders has 4 saves this season. That already ties him for fourth place on OSU's all-time single-season list and seventh on the Beavers' career list ... Brian Barden's single and 2 RBIs at Nevada on March 9 moved him into a tie for fifth place on OSU's list of career leaders in total bases (269), sixth place on the Beavers' list of career RBIs leaders (121) and a tie for ninth place on the school's list of career hits leaders (169) ... OSU has had a winning record in 5 of the season's first 6 weeks, the only exception was being swept in a 3-game series at San Diego in Week 2 ... OSU's team earned run average last week was 4.74 ... through 17 games, OSU already has 11 triples, that puts the Beavers on pace to hit 36 for the season, which would top the school record of 20 set in 1983 and tied in 1997 ... OSU is batting .309 as a team, but that improves to .343 with runners on base and .348 with runners in scoring position. Meanwhile, Beaver pitchers have limited opponents to a .288 batting average and that rises to just .308 with runners on and .294 with runners in scoring position ... OSU pinch-hitters are batting .400, while opponents' pinch-hitters are batting .292 ... Tom Creighton leads OSU with 9 multi-hit games, while Seth Pietsch and Brian Barden have 8 each, Chris Biles 6 and Kerisi Reynolds 5 ... Brian Barden leads OSU with 6 multi-RBI games, while Kerisi Reynolds has 5 and Seth Pietsch 3 ... OSU's longest current hitting streak belongs to Paul Richie, at 7 games, no other Beaver has a current streak longer than 3 games. The Beavers' longest streak of the season has been Chris Biles' 16-gamer that included the final 5 games of 2001.
LAST WEEK: Oregon State took the opening 2 games of a series at Nevada on March 8-10, using big ninth-inning rallies to win 7-5 in 10 innings and then 11-8. The final game of the series was canceled due to cold, windy conditions.
On March 8, 2-out, 2-run doubles by Kerisi Reynolds and Levi Webber tied the game in the ninth inning and won it in the 10th as Oregon State beat Nevada 7-5. On a cold, clear afternoon, the Beavers had to score 3 times in the top of the ninth to keep the game alive. After Nevada ace righthander Darrell Rasner limited OSU to 2 runs on 2 hits in 7-plus innings, the Beavers went to work against lefty reliever Craig Norris in the ninth. Paul Richie doubled home the first OSU run with one out, Reynolds then came through with his 2-run double to left to knot the game at 5-5. In the 10th, Webber's drive to left-centerfield just eluded diving Wolfpack leftfielder Mike Hass to drive in the winning runs. Jared Sanders then closed the game, inducing .382-hitting Mike Gillies of Nevada to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game. Reliever Don Stykel earned the win, giving him a 3-0 record on the season. OSU's Brian Barden saw his hitting streak end at 10 games.
On March 9, Oregon State scored 7 runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Nevada 11-8. OSU used a pair of walks, 6 hits, a wild pitch and a crucial error to come back from what had been an 8-4 deficit going into the ninth inning. Until then, the Beavers had managed just 4 hits against Wolfpack pitchers Mateo Miramontes and David Woods. But, after a pair of walks to open the ninth inning, Tom Creighton and Brian Barden delivered 1-out, run-scoring singles to make it 8-6. Chris Biles nearly gave the Beavers the lead with a blast to left-centerfield, but it hit the top of the wall for a run-scoring double that made it 8-7, Jason McBride then put OSU in front with a 2-run single to leftfield. A throwing error on a rundown play allowed the final 2 Beaver runs to score. Jared Sanders then retired Nevada in order in the ninth for the save, Craig Hays earned the win in relief.
On March 10, skies were clear as game time approached but the temperature was near 40 degrees with a strong wind driving the wind-chill factor into the 20s.
2002 BEAVERS ON OREGON STATE'S LEADER LISTS: Where Oregon State players rank among the school's all-time leaders through March 10:
CAREER HITS5. Aaron Anderson, 1988-92 1856. Kevin Hooker, 1991-95 1807. Jon Yonemitsu, 1990-93 1798. Ryan Lipe, 1995-98 1789. Josh Carter, 1999-2001 176> (tie) Brian Barden, 2000-pres.176
Brian Barden, 2000-present 117 Brian Barden, 2000-present 26 (tie) Brian Barden, 2000-pres.19 Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 16 6. Brian Barden, 2000-present 121 (tie) Brian Barden, 2000-pres.269 (tie) Stephen Copeland, 2000-pres. 5 (tie) Jared Sanders, present 4 Stephen Copeland, 2001 54. Tim Lambert, 1986 4(tie) Jeff Post, 1990 4> (tie) Jared Sanders, 2002 4
ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATE BRIAN BARDEN: Oregon State junior third baseman Brian Barden (Bonita, Calif./St. Augustine HS) got off to a quick start this spring, homering in each of OSU's first 2 games. He's currently batting .351 with 3 homers and a team-high 17 RBIs this spring, and he has a hit or a run batted in in all but 2 of OSU's games.
Barden has also moved into OSU's career top-10 lists in total bases (tied for fifth with 269), RBIs (sixth with 121), hits (tied for ninth with 176) and homers (tied for 10th with 19). He homered in both OSU's season-opener and the Beavers' home-opener.
Barden entered the spring having proven himself one of the Pacific-10's top players over the past 2 seasons, and he continues to improve as an all-around player.
Baseball America magazine's 2002 preseason picks rated Barden as the best defensive third baseman in the Pacific-10 Conference, and Barden was an all-conference selection in both his freshman and sophomore years. Last season, the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder set the OSU school record for hits (83) while batting .367 with 8 homers, 2 triples, 11 doubles and 55 runs batted in.
PIETSCH'S POWER: When sophomore leftfielder Seth Pietsch (Wilderville, Ore./Hidden Valley HS) doubled at Nevada on March 8, he was just keeping in character. Pietsch has 22 hits this season, and 16 of those have gone for extra bases - 11 doubles, 3 triples and 2 homers. OSU's single-season record for doubles is 19, set by A.J. Marquardt in 1993 and tied by Joe Gerber in 2000, Pietsch is on pace to hit 36 this season. Twice this season, Pietsch has doubled and tripled in the same game. In Pietsch's career, he has 31 hits and 21 of them have gone for extra bases - 14 doubles, 3 triples and 4 homers.
OREGON STATE HEAD COACH PAT CASEY: Pat Casey, now in his eighth season at OSU, has a record of 218-159-4 with the Beavers for a winning percentage of .577. Only Ralph Coleman (1923-28, 1930-31, 1938-66) and Jack Riley (1973-94) have coached more baseball wins at OSU.
Casey's career record is 389-272-5, which includes 7 years at George Fox University in Newberg, for a winning percentage of .588.
Casey was named the Pacific-10 Northern Division Coach of the Year in 1997 after leading the Beavers to a 38-12-1 mark, a school record for wins in a regular season.
During Casey's time at OSU, 16 Beavers have been drafted by Major League Baseball teams and 4 more players have signed as free agents.
Casey came to OSU from his alma mater, George Fox, after leading the Bruins to a 171-113-1 record and winning 3 NAIA District 2 titles at the school in Newberg, Ore.
OREGON STATE SCHEDULE: Oregon State's 2002 schedule includes 7 games against teams in the USA Today/Baseball Weekly coaches poll of March 11: No. 3 Stanford (3 games) and No. 11 Arizona State (4 games). The Beavers' schedule includes another 13 games against teams receiving votes in the poll - San Diego (3 games), Cal State-Northridge (3 games), San Diego State (1 game), Southern California (3 games) and Arizona (3 games).
CREIGHTON VS. THE SNOWBANK: Just proving the old adage, 'Keep going to the ballpark, and you'll see something you've never seen ...'
When Oregon State visited Nevada from March 8-10, the start of the 3-game series was threatened by a March 7 snowstorm. The field was cleared for the start of the series, but snow was still piled 12 to 18 inches high around the base of the outfield fence. That set the stage for a bizarre play in the bottom of the fifth inning on March 9.
Nevada's Chris Dickerson lofted a flyball to the wall in centerfield, where ice still covered a good portion of the warning track, and OSU centerfielder Tom Creighton got himself under the ball but couldn't make the catch. The ball plopped into the snow and, after a quick look around without discovering the ball, Creighton put his arms up to signal it had gone out of play.
Dickerson rounded the bases, but third base umpire Dave Fry ran to centerfield to assess the situation. Finding that the ball had plugged in the snow, Fry conferred with his fellow umpires and they ruled that Dickerson must return to second base, the ground rules for the day had declared any ball going into the snow was worth two bases. Creighton was charged with a two-base error.
NINTH-INNING COMEBACKS: Three times this season, Oregon State has gone into the ninth inning trailing by at least 3 runs and rallied to win the game. The Beavers did it on back-to-back days March 8-9 at Nevada. On March 8, OSU trailed 5-2 going into the ninth inning but scored 3 runs in the ninth and 2 in the 10th for a 7-5 win, on March 9, OSU was down 8-4 going into the ninth but scored seven runs in the inning for an 11-8 win. The Beavers also came from 3 runs down in the ninth to beat Oral Roberts 10-9 in 10 innings on Feb. 1.
McBRIDE FINDS OLDER BAT IS BETTER: Oregon State designated hitter Jason McBride was forced to change bats in the Beavers' series at Nevada on March 8, and it turned out for the best. McBride took a swing at a ninth-inning pitch and missed, he heard something break loose and rattle around inside the bat. He sprinted to OSU's dugout and returned with his old bat, then promptly delivered a double down the rightfield line to spur the Beavers' 3-run rally that turned into a 7-5, 10-inning win. The next day, McBride used the same bat to deliver a single that drove in the tying and go-ahead runs as OSU scored 7 runs in the ninth inning for an 11-8 win.
RAIN ON THE ROAD: When Oregon State's game at Nevada was called on account of cold, windy conditions on March 10, it continued a weather role reversal that's been going on for the past 5-plus seasons.
Since the start of the 1997 season, the Beavers have had 26 games either canceled or rescheduled due to rain. Of those, only 6 have been games at OSU's Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, 14 were at ballparks in California, Nevada, Hawai'i, Texas or Florida. Another 6 were at ballparks elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
OSU has lost just 2 home games to rain during that time, while having 11 games canceled at sites outside the region and 3 called off at other Pacific Northwest ballparks. The Beavers have had to postpone 4 home games, 3 games at sites outside the region and 3 at other Pacific Northwest ballparks.
STYKEL GOES FROM GROUNDSKEEPER TO MOUNDSMAN: In 2001, Don Stykel's pitching career appeared over due to arm problems and he was working on the grounds crew at OSU's Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. But on Feb. 1, he was credited with the pitching win as OSU earned its first win of 2002, a 10-9, 10-inning victory over Oral Roberts.
It was Stykel's first win since beating Portland on April 6, 1999 and his first appearance since going 1/3 of an inning against Washington on April 29, 2000.
'It was great to get back out here, even though I vultured the win from Postlewait - he deserved it, the way he threw,' said Stykel (Portland, Ore./Centennial HS), who spent last spring grooming the Beavers' home diamond while still going to school on a baseball scholarship. Starting late in the spring of 2000, he went a year without throwing a baseball.
'I missed the game so much - that was probably the longest year of my life,' Stykel said. 'But I just kept believing in myself, believing that I could do it.'
Last summer, after his workdays were done, Stykel would step onto a Coleman Field mound with a bag of baseballs and throw about 50 pitches into a net. OSU's coaches saw him and knew he wanted to come back, after doing some pitching in the fall, Stykel was invited to return to the roster this spring. He has since run his record in 2002 to 3-0 with wins in relief over Gonzaga and Nevada.
OREGON STATE'S ALL-TIME RECORD: Oregon State's all-time record in varsity baseball is now 1,701-1,172-15, a winning percentage of .592. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 760-546, a winning percentage of .582.
To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 18,862 runs and allowed 14,530 runs. That's an average score of 6.53-5.03.
In its 92 seasons of varsity baseball prior to 2002, OSU has had 69 winning seasons, the Beavers finished at .500 another 4 seasons. The Beavers have won 20 pennants through the years. Oregon State began fielding a varsity baseball team in 1907 and has failed to field a team only 3 times since then - in 1917 due to World War I and in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II.
GOSS STADIUM AT COLEMAN FIELD: Oregon State has been playing on the same site since starting varsity baseball in 1907, making Goss Stadium at Coleman Field the oldest diamond in the Pacific-10 and one of the oldest in the country. So far this season, OSU is 2-1 at home and is averaging 1,097 fans per game.
Soon, the Beavers will be able to play night games at the ballpark for the first time ever. A donation this spring by longtime OSU boosters Bert and Shirley Babb has allowed OSU to erect lights at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. Work will begin in February on installing the system, which will meet the standards for Triple-A professional teams.
Now in their 93rd season at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, the Beavers are 885-379-1 at home for a winning percentage of .700. Since the start of the 1993 season, OSU is 134-50 at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field for a winning percentage of .728.
Goss Stadium was added to Coleman Field over the winter of 1998-99. The ballpark holds 2,000 fans, with the main grandstand seating 1,500 of those. The structure includes a press box, concession/lobby area, dugouts, locker rooms, restrooms and storage areas.The playing surface has been completely rebuilt recently, with the infield undergoing renovation in 1996 and the outfield in 1998.
A reminder to fans that the expansion of OSU's Dixon Recreation Center and Stevens Natatorium has closed the walkway between Dixon and Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The ballpark's main gates must now be reached by walking down Waldo Place, either from central campus to the north or the Benton Place parking lot to the east (behind leftfield).
1952 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES TEAM: This spring, Oregon State is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beavers' 1952 College World Series team. That season, Oregon State won the Northern Division title, defeated Southern California for the Pacific Coast Conference title, and beat Fresno State for the West Regional title and a trip to Omaha.
Coincidentally, it was in 1952 that Bernard Malamud - then an instructor in Oregon State's English Department - published his first novel, The Natural, dealing with baseball star Roy Hobbs' return to the game.
To commemorate the start of the 50th anniversary season, 1952 Oregon State team captain Pete Goodbrod threw out the first pitch of OSU's home-opener against Gonzaga on March 1. The 1952 Beavers will hold a reunion and be honored during the final home series of the season, May 17-19 against Washington.
OREGON STATE DUGOUT CLUB: The Oregon State Dugout Club is an organization devoted to supporting Beaver Baseball. The group is open to the general public, dues are $75 per year.
Also, anyone entering the OSU Dugout Club Golf Tournament automatically gains membership. This year's tournament will be held June 24 at Tokatee Golf Club in Blue River.
For more information on the OSU Dugout Club, call (541) 737-2825.
OREGON STATE BASEBALL TICKETS: Season tickets for Oregon State baseball are $121 and guarantee ticketholders the same seat for all 27 Beaver home games in 2002. OSU's schedule includes home series against Stanford, UCLA, Washington, Arizona, Washington State, Cal State-Northridge, Hawai'i-Hilo and Gonzaga and a pair of single games against Portland.
The Family Plan is good for general admission for 2 adults and 2 students to all 27 home games, and the cost is $121.
There are also several partial season-ticket plans available. The Pac-10 Plan includes a reserved seat to 3-game Pac-10 series against Stanford, UCLA, Washington and Arizona and costs $48 for the 12 games.
The Sunday Special includes a reserved seat ticket to all 7 Sunday home games and costs $28.
The California Gold Rush includes 3-game series against Stanford, UCLA and Cal State-Northridge, the Evergreen State Special includes 3-game series against Washington, Washington State and Gonzaga, both those plans cost $36 each for a reserved seat to all 9 games.
Single-game reserved tickets are $6. General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students, OSU students are admitted free with their OSU identification.
For groups of 10 or more wanting to spend a day at the ballpark, there is a group rate of $2 per person for general admission tickets, those wishing to take advantage of this offer must make arrangements in advance with the OSU athletic ticket office.
For more information, call the OSU athletic ticket office at 1-800-GO BEAVS.
OREGON STATE RADIO BROADCASTS: Oregon State baseball will again be broadcast, with most of the Beaver schedule on KLOO-AM (1340). This week, the game against Portland will not be broadcast but all 3 games against Washington State will be broadcast and they can also be heard on the internet at www.osubeavers.com. Mike Parker, the voice of the Beavers, will handle play-by-play duties with assistance from Kip Carlson.
TELEVISION BRINGS OUT BEST IN BEAVERS: Oregon State game at California on May 11 will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net cable. The TV schedule for regional games has yet to be announced.
Oregon State has played on national cable television each of the last 4 seasons, and the Beavers were 3-1 in those games - including a 3-0 mark at home. Since Fox Sports Net (formerly Prime Sports) began televising games in 1990, Oregon State has a 28-14 record in televised games, including 8-2 in national TV games.
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