Beavers Enter Two Rankings, Climb In Another

Feb. 28, 2005

Oregon State broke into a pair of national baseball rankings on Monday and also climbed in the Sports Weekly/ESPN coaches poll. The Beavers (9-1 overall), who have won eight straight games, are ranked 24th by Baseball America magazine and 28th by Collegiate Baseball newspaper; the Beavers moved up to 29th in the coaches poll after being tied for 36th last week.

The fourth national ranking, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll, will be released Tuesday. OSU received votes in that poll last week but was not ranked in the NCBWA's top 35.

The last time the Beavers were ranked in Baseball America's top 25 had been on April 20, 1998, when OSU was also 24th. Oregon State's last ranking in Collegiate Baseball's top 30 was on March 1 of last season, when OSU was 20th.

OSU's current eight-game winning streak is the Beavers' longest since a 10-game streak midway through the 1998 season. Oregon State's 9-1 start is the Beavers' best since 1994, when OSU also won nine of its first 10 games.

Oregon State returns home to play California-Riverside (7-7) this weekend in the Beavers' first home series of the year. Games are set for Friday at 3 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field; Friday's game can be heard on KEJO-AM (1240) and all three games can be heard on www.osubeavers.com

OSU baseball season tickets are now available, giving fans the same theater-style reserved seat for 25 home games for $100; there is an OSU Faculty/Staff rate of $80 and a Senior rate for fans age 62 and over for $80. Fans can also get the Pac-10 Package, which provides a reserved seat for all 12 Pac-10 home games, for $50. The Family Plan provides general admission seating for $20 per adult and $10 per child through high school, with a minimum of one adult ticket and one child ticket needing to be purchased to use the plan.

Those interested in season tickets can call 1-800-GO BEAVS or visit the OSU Athletic Ticket Office in Gill Coliseum.

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