OSU To Wrap Up 2003 Baseball Season vs. Portland
May 20, 2003
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Andy Jarvis will have one more chance to tie or break Oregon State's career records for hits and home runs on Wednesday when the Beavers meet Portland in non-league baseball at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. Starting at 2 p.m., the teams will complete a game that was suspended April 1 with OSU leading 3-1 after three innings; that will be followed by the makeup of a game rained out and rescheduled from March 4.
The games will wrap up the season for both OSU (23-28 overall) and Portland (9-43-1). The day's action will be joined in progress by KRKT-AM (990) at 3 p.m.
Jarvis, a senior first baseman, already holds OSU's career records for runs batted in and total bases. He needs one hit to tie Brian Barden's record of 231 set from 2000-02; he needs one homer to tie Joe Gerber's record of 34 set from 1997-2000.
Seth Pietsch also has a chance to break the Beavers' single-season record for total bases; the junior outfielder has 126 this season and the record is Gerber's 128 in 1999. Senior outfielder Chris Biles and junior infielder Tony Calderon are both within range of the single-season record for doubles, as Biles has 23 and Calderon 22; the record is Pietsch's 24 doubles in 2003.
Freshman outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will also be looking to extend his 12-game hitting streak for OSU.
Calderon continues to lead the Beavers with a .359 batting average; he also has four homers and 43 RBIs. Biles is batting .349 with three homers and 31 RBIs; Pietsch is batting .343 with 11 homers and 38 RBIs; Jarvis is batting .332 with six homers and 47 RBIs; Ellsbury is batting .327 with six homers and 30 RBIs; and sophomore outfielder Aaron Mathews is batting .308 with two homers and 16 RBIs.