Beavers No. 34 In NCBWA Poll

March 1, 2005

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State was ranked No. 34 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll that was released Tuesday. The Beavers (9-1 overall), who have won eight straight games, received votes in the poll last week but were not ranked.

OSU is also ranked 24th by Baseball America magazine and 28th by Collegiate Baseball newspaper this week. The moved up to 29th in the voting for this week's Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25 coaches poll.

This is OSU's first appearance in the NCBWA rankings since March 1, 2004, when Oregon State was ranked 25th. 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, 2004, 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

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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