Beavers Begin Week At Portland On Tuesday
April 21, 2003
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Andy Jarvis continues his chase for a number of Oregon State baseball career records this week as the Beavers play four games, starting with a non-league contest at Portland on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Pilot Stadium. The Beavers (17-19 overall, 4-8 Pacific-10) then return home to Goss Stadium at Coleman Field for a conference series against Southern California on Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. All four games this week can be heard on KEJO-AM (1240).
Jarvis (Renton, Wash./Liberty HS), a senior first baseman, took over OSU's all-time record for career total bases last week when he homered in Friday's 8-7 win at seventh-ranked Stanford. His 356 total bases moved him in front of Brian Barden (355, 2000-02).
With a big week, Jarvis could reach the school records for hits, homers, runs batted in and doubles. Jarvis' 216 hits trail only Barden (231), his 31 homers trail only Joe Gerber (34, 1997-2000), and his 160 RBIs trail only Gerber (169). Jarvis' 41 doubles trail record-holder Gerber (44), but senior outfielder Chris Biles (Tigard, Ore./Tigard HS) has 43 career doubles and could beat Jarvis to that mark; Josh Carter (42, 1999-2001) is third on that list.
Junior infielder Tony Calderon continues to pace the Beavers this season with a .406 batting average, four homers and 34 RBIs; Jarvis is hitting .379 with 4 homers (including three in the last five games) and 36 RBIs; Biles is hitting .352 with 1 homer and 20 RBIs; junior outfielder Seth Pietsch is batting .344 with seven homers and 29 RBIs; and sophomore outfielder Aaron Mathews is batting .312 with 2 homers and nine RBIs.
This weekend's home games against USC will be Reser's Scout Weekend, with all boys and girls wearing their scout uniforms admitted free to any of the three games. It will also be Good Samaritan Health Services Weekend, with Good Sam employees able to get up to five general admission tickets for $2 each when they show their employee identification at the ticket window.
Saturday's game was moved to later in the afternoon to allow Oregon State fans a full day of activities on campus. The football Spring Game will be held at Reser Stadium at 1 p.m. and the day also includes the Beaver Fun Run, Fan Fair and an autograph session with the football team.