Beavers, Cougars in second go-round of season
April 9, 2003
TUESDAY, APRIL 8
at Oregon State 10, Portland 1
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
Washington State at Oregon State; 5 p.m.
RADIO: Live on KEJO-AM (1240)
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
Washington State at Oregon State; 1 p.m.
RADIO: Live on KEJO-AM (1240)
SUNDAY, APRIL 13
Washington State at Oregon State; 12 noon
RADIO: Live on KEJO-AM (1240)
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Oregon State will be looking to build momentum when the Beavers host Washington State this weekend in Pacific-10 baseball. The longtime rivals renew a series dating back to 1910 when they meet Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 12 noon at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
The teams met earlier this season in Pasco, Wash., with WSU winning 8-6 and OSU winning 4-0 in non-conference play.
The Beavers (15-15 overall, 2-4 Pac-10), winners of their last two games, continue to work toward a high level of play day-in and day-out as they greet the Cougars (9-23, 1-5).
'We keep showing we can compete at the highest level, and we keep needing to sustain that kind of execution and effort all the way through a game and all the way through a weekend,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'That's the hump that we've still got to get over.
'Despite some of the struggles we've had, we've still managed to play .500 ball and there are still a lot of good things that can happen for this team if we start performing well on a more consistent basis.'
The Beavers could get a lift from the recent return of two players - senior righthander Ty Kline and sophomore outfielder Aaron Mathews. Both missed most of the first two months of the season, but Kline saved OSU's 6-5 win at Washington last Sunday and Mathews hit his first homer of the season in the Beavers' 10-1 victory over Portland on Tuesday.
'It gives us two more quality guys that we can use when we need to make a move,' Casey said. 'Both of them have come back and contributed, and both of them should keep getting better as they get used to being in ballgames again.'
'We said at the start of the season that this was maybe one of the best outfields in the Pac-10,' Casey said. 'And now we've got several guys we feel comfortable with out there, because (senior) Chris Biles and (junior) Kerisi Reynolds have both shown they can hold down one of those spots.'
OSU also finds itself with a potent platoon at designated hitter with Biles and junior Levi Webber. Biles is on a 12-game hitting streak that includes six multi-hit games, and he's raised his batting average from .265 to .359 in that time; Webber has a hit in six of his last seven games to bring his batting average from .214 to .295.
'The way those two have hit has given us a little more production and opened up some things we can do other places in the lineup,' Casey said.
Junior infielder Tony Calderon has also flourished at the plate over the last six games after moving from third base to shortstop. During that time, he's had 12 hits and raised his batting average from .341 to .387, the best mark on the team. For the year, he's got four homers and 29 runs batted in.
Senior first baseman Andy Jarvis is also on a tear with 12 hits in his last five games, bumping his average to .375. Pietsch is batting .371 with a team-high seven homers and 29 RBIs, while Ellsbury is at .305 with one homer and 17 RBIs.
Washington State comes to Corvallis having lost four in a row. The Cougars were swept by seventh-ranked Stanford in Pullman last weekend by scores of 6-1, 12-5 and 8-5 in 11 innings; on Tuesday, they fell to Gonzaga 10-1 in Spokane.
At the plate, the Cougars have been led by junior outfielder Justin Hart (.328 batting average, 2 homers, 5 RBIs), freshman outfielder Jay Miller (.291, 1, 15), sophomore infielder Derek Bruce (.286, 4, 13), senior infielder Robert Stahlke (.280, 0, 8) and sophomore infielder Grant Richardson (.279, 3, 22). Starting on the mound for WSU have been senior lefthander Tony Banaszak (1-7 record, 4.27 earned run average), junior righthander Aaron MacKenzie (2-3, 4.32) and sophomore righthander Bryce Chamberlin (3-3, 6.70).
OREGON STATE TENTATIVE LINEUP, PITCHING ROTATION:
C - Paul Richie, jr.; Kelso, Wash. (Kelso HS);.234, 0 HRs, 15 RBIsor - Billy Munich, fr.; El Macero, Calif. (Jesuit HS);.182, 0 HRs, 1 RBI1B - Andy Jarvis, sr., Renton, Wash. (Liberty HS);.375, 1 HR, 28 RBIs2B - Chris Kunda, fr.; Philomath, Ore. (Philomath HS);.278, 2 HRs, 11 RBIs3B - Brad Mellinger, so.; Tualatin, Ore. (Linfield Coll.);.125, 0 HRs, 3 RBIsSS - Tony Calderon, jr.; Orange, Calif. (Santa Ana JC);.387, 4 HRs, 29 RBIsor - Tyler Graham, fr.; Billings, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS);.259, 0 HRs, 1 RBILF - Seth Pietsch, jr.; Wilderville, Ore. (Hidden Valley HS);.371, 7 HRs, 29 RBIsCF - Jacoby Ellsbury, fr.; Madras, Ore. (Madras HS);.305, 1 HR, 17 RBIsRF - Aaron Mathews, so.; John Day, Ore. (Grant Union HS);.200, 1 HR, 4 RBIsDH - Chris Biles, sr.; Tigard, Ore. (Tigard HS);.359, 1 HR, 17 RBIsor - Levi Webber, jr.; Glide, Ore. (Glide HS);.295, 0 HRs, 8 RBIsor - Kerisi Reynolds, jr.; Renton, Wash. (Liberty HS);.278, 1 HR, 16 RBIs(Order of pitching rotation to be determined)RHP - Ben Rowe, jr.; Perth, Australia (Greenwood HS);3-1 record, 5.67 ERARHP - Kenny Anderson, so.; Aurora, Colo. (Smoky Hills HS);1-3 record, 5.55 ERARHP - Stephen Copeland, sr.; Keizer, Ore. (McNary HS);2-3 record, 7.41 ERA
OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: Oregon State has an all-time record of 177-212 against Washington State in a series dating back to 1910. The teams met earlier this season in a non-league series in Pasco, Wash., on March 14-15, with Washington State winning the first game 8-6 and OSU the second game 4-0. Last season, OSU swept 6 games from the Cougars as the Beavers took a non-league series in Corvallis by scores of 9-1, 5-4 and 6-5 in 10 innings; Oregon State then swept a Pacific-10 series in Pullman by scores of 18-1, 10-6 and 22-21.
OREGON STATE NOTES: Saturday's game will mark the 1,300th counting varsity baseball game Oregon State has played at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The term 'counting' is used because there have been several exhibition home games played by the Beavers' varsity squad since 1967 that haven't counted in season records, and aren't counted in that total ...
The up-and-down nature of Oregon State's season is reflected in its winning and losing streaks. OSU has had 2 3-game winning streaks and 1 4-game losing streak; it has also had 3 2-game winning streaks and 3 2-game losing streaks ... OSU has a losing record at home (4-5), but is at .500 on the road (4-4) and has a winning record at neutral sites (7-6) ... OSU is 10-4 when it outhits its opponents, but the Beavers are 4-10 in games in which they've been outhit ... OSU is 6-4 when it commits fewer errors in a game this season, and 4-0 when both teams commit the same number of errors ... OSU is 11-1 in games in which it leads after 8 innings, 10-2 in games it leads after 7 innings and also 10-2 in games it leads after 6 innings ...
Starting all 30 games at the same position for Oregon State have been first baseman Andy Jarvis and leftfielder Seth Pietsch; starting 28 games at the same position have been centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and second baseman Chris Kunda ... besides Jarvis and Pietsch, the other Beavers to start every game have been Tony Calderon (22 at third base, 8 at shortstop) and Ellsbury (28 in centerfield, 1 in rightfield and 1 at designated hitter) ...
Pietsch leads OSU with 16 multi-hit games; Jarvis and Calderon have 12 each; senior outfielder Biles has 10; Ellsbury has 9; junior outfielder Kerisi Reynolds has 6; and Kunda has 5 ... Calderon leads the Beavers with 9 multi-RBI gmaes; Jarvis has 7; Pietsch has 6; Biles and Ellsbury have 5 each; and Reynolds and junior catcher Paul Richie have 3 each ... OSU's longest current hitting streak belongs to Biles at 12 games, while Jarvis and Ellsbury have 5-gamers going ...
Over the past week against Washington and Portland, Calderon batted .538 with 1 double and 5 RBIs; Jarvis batted .529 with 1 triple and 1 RBI; Biles batted .462 with 4 doubles and 5 RBIs; and Webber batted .429 with 1 triple and 2 RBIs.
THE PAST WEEK: Oregon State won 1 of 3 games in a Pacific-10 series at Washington last weekend, then returned home to beat Portland in a non-league game on Tuesday.
On April 4, Oregon State's Chris Biles pushed his hitting streak to 9 games and Aaron Mathews saw his first action since the second game of the season but the Beavers lost to Washington 10-4. Biles extended his streak with a 2-run single in OSU's 3-run third inning; that drew OSU within 4-3. But Washington scored 3 times in both the fourth and fifth innings to retain control. Andy Jarvis was 3-for-4 for OSU. Mathews pinch-hit in the eighth inning; his 14-game hitting streak that dated back to last season ended when he flied out in his only plate appearance. OSU's Ben Rowe pitched 7.0 innings for his third consecutive start, and the junior righthander was victimized by 4 unearned runs brought about by 2 passed balls. The Beavers had a big chance in the bottom of the sixth, loading the bases with none out, but couldn't score.
On April 5, OSU dug itself a hole in the early innings before a rally fell short in a 9-8 loss at Washington. The Beavers, trailing by 4 runs after 5 innings, put the tying run in scoring position in the ninth but couldn't push it across. Chris Biles extended his hitting streak to 10 games for Oregon State, which outhit the Huskies 15-10. Andy Jarvis and Tony Calderon were both 3-for-4. The Beavers led 3-0 in the middle of the second inning, but OSU committed a pair of errors behind Kenny Anderson in the bottom of the second, leading to 6 unearned runs. Nathan Pendley gave the Beavers their chance to get back in the game, not allowing a run over the final 5 innings. giving up 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6.
On April 6, Oregon State rallied for 5 runs in the final 3 innings to beat Washington 6-5. OSU reliever Ty Kline got the final out with the bases loaded. OSU trailed 4-1 going into the seventh inning. The Beavers evened things with a 3-run seventh inning, though, then scored single runs in the eighth and ninth before holding off the Huskies in the bottom of the ninth. Chris Kunda and Levi Webber had pinch-hit singles that drove in runs in the seventh inning. Andy Baldwin's 3.0 innings of 1-run relief work earned the win to boost his record to 3-0.
On April 8, Jake Postlewait pitched 5.0 innings of 1-hit, scoreless ball as Oregon State beat Portland 10-1. Andy Jarvis moved into a tie for second on OSU's all-time list of career hits leaders and Aaron Mathews hit his first home run after missing nearly 2 months of the season. The Beavers got a 5-hitter from the combination of Postlewait, Mike Ekstrom, Noel Clark and Jared Sanders. OSU played errorless defense against the Pilots and six of Oregon State's 10 hits went for extra bases. Postlewait earned his first win since a Feb. 14 victory over Oklahoma State. The junior lefthander faced just 2 hitters over the minimum and needed only 52 pitches to get through his 5.0 innings of work; he walked 1 and tied his career high with 5 strikeouts. Postlewait didn't allow a baserunner until the fourth inning, walking Ryan Heil with 1 out. An out later, he surrendered his only hit when Travis Vetters singled to right. Oregon State made it 5-0 on Mathews' 3-run homer to leftfield in the fourth. Jarvis was 2-for-4 with a triple and Biles extended his hitting streak to 12 games, going 2-for-4 with a double. Tony Calderon was 2-for-4 with a double and 3 RBIs.
BEAVERS AMONG PACIFIC-10 LEADERS: Where Oregon State ranked among the Pacific-10 leaders through April 7:
BATTING AVERAGE6. Tony Calderon .3867. Seth Pietsch .383SLUGGING PERCENTAGE6. Seth Pietsch .6728. Tony Calderon .634ON-BASE PERCENTAGE7. Tony Calderon .492RUNS10. Seth Pietsch 35HITS7. (tie) Seth Pietsch 49DOUBLES5. Chris Biles 137. (tie) Tony Calderon 11TRIPLES7. Seth Pietsch 48. (tie) Chris Kunda 3HOME RUNS8. (tie) Seth Pietsch 7TOTAL BASES6. Seth Pietsch 86WALKS8. (tie) Tony Calderon 2110. Andy Jarvis 20HIT BY PITCH2. (tie) Kerisi Reynolds 10SACRIFICE BUNTS2. Chris Kunda 94. (tie) Paul Richie 44. (tie) Rob Recuenco 4SACRIFICE FLIES1. (tie) Tony Calderon 51. (tie) Andy Jarvis 510. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury 310. (tie) Kerisi Reynolds 310. (tie) Paul Richie 3STOLEN BASES9. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury 8SAVES6. (tie) Jon Koller 36. (tie) Jared Sanders 3CHANCES5. Andy Jarvis 275PUTOUTS5. Andy Jarvis 248DOUBLE PLAYS TURNED4. (tie) Andy Jarvis 24
2003 BEAVERS ON OREGON STATE'S LEADER LISTS: Where current Beavers rank among the school's all-time career and single-season leaders through April 8:
CAREER AT-BATS1. Jon Yonemitsu, 1990-93 6482. Ken Bowen, 1984-87 6433. Brian Barden, 2000-02 639> 4. Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 628
Brian Barden, 2000-02 2312. Ken Bowen, 1984-87 206> (tie) Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 206 10. Chris Biles, 2000-present 177 Will Hudson, 2000-02 127> Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 126 Chris Biles, 2000-present 118 3. Chris Biles, 2000-present 40 Brian Barden, 2000-02 39> (tie) Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 39 (tie) Seth Pietsch, 2001-present 35 (tie) Seth Pietsch, 2001-present 10 (tie) Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 28 Brian Barden, 2000-02 154> 3. Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 152 Chris Biles, 2000-present 111 Brian Barden, 2000-02 3552. Joe Gerber, 1997-2000 347> 3. Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 335 7. Chris Biles, 2000-present 281 Seth Pietsch, 2001-present 227 1. Jared Sanders, 2002-present 12 (tie) Stephen Copeland, 2000-present 5 Stephen Copeland, 2000-present 245.1SEASON DOUBLES10. Ken Bowen, 1987 16(tie) Randy Duke, 1987 16> Chris Biles, 2003 14 Seth Pietsch, 2002 64. Twink Pederson, 1956 5(tie) Lute Barnes, 1968 5(tie) Dave Backen, 1980 5(tie) David Anderson, 1992 5> 8. (tie with many) Seth Pietsch, 2003 4 Jared Sanders, 2002 92. Mike Boire, 1997 83. Jim Grove, 1982 5(tie) Stephen Copeland, 2001 55. Tim Lambert, 1986 4(tie) Jeff Post, 1990 4> 7. (tie with many) Jon Koller, 2003 3 7. (tie with many) Jared Sanders, 2003 3
OREGON STATE'S 'MIDDLE OF NOWHERE' OUTFIELD: Oregon State has a starting outfield that ranks among the best on the West Coast, and the Beavers found that talent in some places that are little-known outside the state of Oregon. Junior leftfielder Seth Pietsch hails from Wilderville, which is located west of Grants Pass in Southern Oregon; sophomore rightfielder Aaron Mathews is from John Day, nestled in the hills of Northeastern Oregon; and freshman centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is from Madras, located north of Bend in Central Oregon.
All 3 played for Class 3A high schools, a step below Oregon's largest classification. Pietsch played at Hidden Valley, Mathews at Grant Union, and Ellsbury at Madras. The memers of the trio all possess speed, outstanding defensive ability and potent bats.
Pietsch has consistently ranked among the Pacific-10 leaders in batting average, slugging percentage and total bases this season. Mathews was a Freshman All-America honorable mention pick by Collegiate Baseball in 2002, but missed nearly 2 months of the 2003 season after being hit by a pitch in the second game. Ellsbury was the 23rd round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays out of high school and has already robbed a pair of opposing hitters of homers this season while batting over .300.
OREGON STATE SCHEDULE: Oregon State's 2003 schedule includes 7 games against teams in the Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25 coaches poll of April 7: No. 4 Arizona State (4 games) and No. 7 Stanford (3 games). The schedule includes another 8 games against teams receiving votes - Arizona (3 games) and Washington (5 games).
THE LAST TIME IT HAPPENED: Here's the last time Oregon State players accomplished several notable feats, through April 8:THREW A NO-HITTER: April 11, 1967; Cleve Benson,Eric Selberg and Jack Humphrey vs. Portland. OSU 11,Portland 0. (Individual - April 12, 1947; Fred Gallaghervs. Montana. OSU 1, Montana 0). WAS NO-HIT: March 27, 1994; Jack Gullard, Lewis-ClarkState at Hawai'i Easter Tournament. Lewis-Clark State 1, OSU 0. THREW A ONE-HITTER: Feb. 18, 1999; B.R. Cook vs.Oklahoma State at San Diego State Tournament. OSU 5,Oklahoma State 0. THREW A SHUTOUT: March 15, 2003; Stephen Copeland andJon Koller vs. Washington State at Pasco, Wash. OregonState 4, Washington State 0. (Individual - May 19, 2001;Scott Nicholson vs. Southern California. OSU 6, SouthernCalifornia 0. HAD 10 OR MORE STRIKEOUTS BY A PITCHER: April 6, 2001;Thad Johnson vs. California; 14 strikeouts. OSU 6, California 5. HIT A GRAND SLAM: February 27, 2003; Kerisi Reynolds vs.Cal State-Northridge at Lancaster, Calif. OSU 10, CalState-Northridge 6. HIT TWO HOMERS IN A GAME: March 11, 2001; Andy Jarvisvs. Washington State at Yakima, Wash. (hit 3 homers).Washington State 8, OSU 7. (March 30, 2003; Seth Pietschhit two homers vs. California but one was ruled a singlewhen he was called out for passing Andy Jarvis betweenfirst and second base). HIT THREE HOMERS IN A GAME: March 11, 2001; Andy Jarvisvs. Washington State at Yakima, Wash. Washington State 8, OSU 7. PINCH-HIT A HOME RUN: March 7, 2001; Jason McBride vs.Washington. OSU 17, Washington 3. HIT AN INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN: April 18, 2000;Drew Hedges vs. Concordia. OSU 13, Concordia 5. HIT BACK-TO-BACK HOME RUNS: March 30, 2003; SethPietsch and Chris Biles vs. California. California 19, OSU 13. HIT BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK HOME RUNS: April 11, 2000;Brian Barden, Curtis Davis and Joe Gerber at Portland.OSU 13, Portland 5. HIT TWO TRIPLES IN A GAME: May 3, 1997; Abino Vazquezat Portland State. OSU 7, Portland State 5. HIT THREE DOUBLES IN A GAME: March 14, 2003; ChrisBiles vs. Washington State at Pasco, Wash. Washington State 8, OSU 6. HAD FIVE HITS IN A GAME: February 21, 2003; AndyJarvis and Seth Pietsch vs. New Mexico at El Paso, Tex. OSU 18, New Mexico 16. HAD FOUR HITS IN A GAME: March 30, 2003; Tony Calderonand Seth Pietsch vs. California. California 19, OSU 13. DROVE IN SIX RUNS IN A GAME: February 21, 2003; AndyJarvis vs. New Mexico (had 7 RBIs) at El Paso, Tex. OSU 18,New Mexico 16. DROVE IN FIVE RUNS IN A GAME: February 21, 2003; Andy Jarvisvs. New Mexico (had 7 RBIs) at El Paso, Tex. OSU 18, New Mexico 16. SCORED FIVE RUNS IN A GAME: March 5, 2000; Brian Barden atWashington. OSU 27, Washington 4. SCORED FOUR RUNS IN A GAME: February 21, 2003; Kerisi Reynoldsvs. New Mexico at El Paso, Tex. OSU 18, New Mexico 16. STOLE FOUR BASES IN A GAME: April 11, 1991; David Andersonvs. Willamette. OSU 8, Willamette 0. STOLE THREE BASES IN A GAME: Feb. 4, 2001; Kerisi Reynolds at Cal State-Northridge. Cal State-Northridge 20, Oregon State 10. HAD FIVE WALKS IN A GAME: May 21, 1970; Bob Beall vs. UCLA.UCLA 7, OSU 2. HAD FOUR WALKS IN A GAME: March 8, 2003; Andy Jarvis atPortland. OSU 13, Portland 6. TURNED A TRIPLE PLAY: April 4, 2000; Joe Gerber and Will Hudsonvs. Portland (line drive to 1B Gerber for one out; Gerber steps onfirst base before runner returns for two out; Gerber throw to SSHudson covering second base before runner returns for three out).
RAIN ON THE ROAD: If the trend from recent years continues this spring, Oregon State will have a lot better luck with the weather at home than it does on the road.
Since the start of the 1997 season, the Beavers have had 32 games either canceled or rescheduled due to rain. Of those, only 11 have been games at OSU's Goss Stadium at Coleman Field; 14 were at ballparks in California, Nevada, Hawai'i, Texas or Florida. Another 7 were at ballparks elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
OSU has lost just 3 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 7 home games, 3 games at sites outside the region and 5 at other Pacific Northwest ballparks.
OREGON STATE IN PRESEASON RANKINGS: Oregon State received votes in the Sports Weekly/ESPN Coaches Top 25 preseason poll; it's the first time in recent years that the Beavers earned votes in the preseason poll ... OSU was picked for eighth place in a preseason poll of Pacific-10 coaches. However, OSU has placed higher than the coaches' prediction in each of the last 3 seasons.
OREGON STATE HEAD COACH PAT CASEY: Pat Casey, now in his ninth season at OSU, celebrated the 400th victory of his head coaching career on April 14, 2002 when the Beavers completed an 11-9 win over Hawai'i-Hilo. Casey's career record is 424-303-5, which includes 7 years at George Fox in Newberg, for a winning percentage of .583.
Casey has a record of 253-190-4 with the Beavers for a winning percentage of .570. Of the 19 head coaches in OSU baseball history, only Ralph Coleman (1923-28, 1930-31, 1938-66) and Jack Riley (1973-94) have coached more wins for the Beavers.
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, 19 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'S ALL-TIME RECORD: Oregon State's all-time record in varsity baseball is now 1,736-1,203-15, a winning percentage of .590. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 772-564, a winning percentage of .578.
To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 19,338 runs and allowed 14,979 runs. That's an average score of 6.55-5.07.
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.
Now in their 94th season at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, the Beavers are 905-392-1 at home for a winning percentage of .698. This season, OSU is 4-5 at home. Since the start of the 1993 season, OSU is 155-63 at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field for a winning percentage of .711.
Oregon State's ballpark made its first venture into night baseball in 2002 with the addition of its first-ever set of lights. The first night game saw OSU beat fourth-ranked Stanford 4-1 on April 27.
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.
TICKET INFORMATION: Individual game tickets for Oregon State baseball cost $6 for a reserved seat, $5 for adult general admission and $3 for Senior/Child general admission (age 62 and over; high school and under). There is a team/group rate of $2 per person, but those interested in using that plan must call the OSU athletic ticket office at 1-800-GO BEAVS at least 2 days prior to the game to arrange for those tickets.
Season tickets for OSU baseball are $100 and guarantee fans the same reserved seat for all 22 Beaver home games in 2003. OSU faculty/staff season tickets are $80; fans who are OSU faculty or staff members can get the same reserved seat for all 22 home games. Senior season tickets are $80 and guarantee fans age 62 and over the same reserved seat for all home games.
There is a Pac-10 package for $50, giving a fan the same reserved seat for all 12 OSU home games in Pacific-10-counting contests. The family plan, costing $30, is good for general admission seating and requires 1 adult and 1 child attending to be valid for a game.
For more information, call the OSU athletic ticket office at 1-800-GO BEAVS or visit the OSU athletics website at www.osubeavers.com
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 23 at Tokatee Golf Club in Blue River.
For more information on the OSU Dugout Club, call (541) 737-2825.
OREGON STATE RADIO BROADCASTS: Oregon State baseball will again be broadcast this season, with most of the Beavers' schedule heard on KEJO-AM (1240) and also availabe via the internet at www.osubeavers.com. Mike Parker, the voice of the Beavers, will handle play-by-play duties with assistance from John Warren and Kip Carlson.
TELEVISION BRINGS OUT BEST IN BEAVERS: Oregon State will have several games televised this season on Fox Sports Net; dates and opponents will be announced. Oregon State has played on national cable television each of the last 5 seasons, and the Beavers have gone 3-2 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 29-15 record in televised games, including 8-3 in national TV games.