OSU Greets Dallas Baptist For Baseball Series
March 23, 2005
TUESDAY, MARCH 22No. 23 Oregon State 7, at Portland 5THURSDAY, MARCH 24Dallas Baptist at No. 23 Oregon State; 4 p.m.(Live audio on www.osubeavers.com)FRIDAY, MARCH 25Dallas Baptist at No. 23 Oregon State; 4 p.m.(Live audio on www.osubeavers.com)SATURDAY, MARCH 26Dallas Baptist at No. 23 Oregon State; 1 p.m.(Live audio on www.osubeavers.com)OSU FEDERAL WEEKEND: Employees of OSU Federal canpurchase up to four general admission tickets for$2 each when they show their employee ID at theticket window at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field'smain gate.
Oregon State carries its highest-ever places in a number of national baseball rankings and a five-game winning streak into its home ballpark for an early weekend series.
The Beavers (17-3 overall) will host Dallas Baptist (16-10) in a three-game series at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, with games Thursday at 4 p.m., Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. All three games can be heard on www.osubeavers.com.
Oregon State broke into the Top 25 of the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll for what may be the first time ever this week, checking in at No. 23. The Beavers' No. 18 ranking by Baseball America magazine and No. 14 ranking in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association are their highest-ever places on those lists, and OSU is ranked No. 28 by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
'Like we've said before, those things are nice but it can all go away in a hurry if you don't keep playing well,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'We've been managing to win ballgames, but we still have plenty of room to improve. That has to be our focus not just in this series, but all season long - get better each game and each week.'
The Beavers continue to have the Pac-10 leaders in both batting average and earned run average going into the week. Senior first baseman/catcher Andy Jenkins was pacing the conference with a .435 batting average, while sophomore righthander Dallas Buck has a 0.96 ERA. The Beavers' team ERA of 2.26 going into the week continues to lead the Pac-10 in that category by more than one run per game.
Dallas Baptist has moved up to NCAA Division I after being a longtime power in the NAIA ranks. DBU brings a seven-game winning streak to Corvallis.
'This is a pretty good ballclub coming in here,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said of the Patriots. 'You look at some of the teams they've beaten this season - Oklahoma State, Gonzaga - and that should tell you they're a quality team.
The Patriots are coming off a weekend that saw them win five home games, beating Texas-San Antonio 9-4, Northeastern 19-8 and 12-11, and Prairie View A&M 20-8 and 12-1.
OSU will face a Dallas Baptist rotation of sophomore righthander Randall Taylor (4-2 record, 3.14 ERA), sophomore righthander Rodney Brantley (3-2, 5.40) and sophomore righthander Tyler Rowland (1-0, 4.91). At the plate, the Patriots have been led by junior catcher/infielder Damian Gomez (.500 batting average, 2 home runs, 11 runs batted in), sophomore infielder Daniel Magness (.365, 1, 20), junior infielder Cody Montgomery (.362, 3, 18), senior outfielder/infielder Ryan Olivo (.356, 1, 8) and junior outfielder Dre Holder (.354, 5, 27).
OREGON STATE LINEUP
C - Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.414, 2 HRs, 14 RBIsor - Billy Munich, jr.; El Macero, Calif. (Jesuit HS);.087, 1 HR, 2 RBIs1B - Andy Jenkins, sr.; Salem, Ore. (Mt. Hood CC);.412, 3 HRs, 16 RBIsor-Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.412, 2 HRs, 14 RBIs2B - Chris Kunda, jr.; Philomath, Ore. (Philomath HS);.278, 0 HRs, 5 RBIsor - Ryan Gipson, jr.; Central Point, Ore. (Shasta JC);.333, 0 HRs, 2 RBIs3B - Shea McFeely, jr.; Federal Way, Wash. (Tacoma CC);.324, 1 HR, 12 RBIsSS - Darwin Barney, fr.; Beaverton, Ore. (Southridge HS);.282, 2 HRs, 12 RBIsLF - Mike Lissman, so.; Ontario, Ore. (Ontario HS);.304, 0 HRs, 20 RBIsor - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.313, 0 HRs, 10 RBIsCF - Jacoby Ellsbury, jr.; Madras, Ore. (Madras HS);.393, 1 HR, 14 RBIsRF - Tyler Graham, jr.; Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS);.339, 0 HRs, 8 RBIsDH - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.313, 0 HRs, 10 RBIsor - Joey Ledesma, jr.; Tucson, Ariz. (Pima CC);.294, 0 HRs, 8 RBIs(Tentative pitching rotation)Thu., RHP - Jake McCormick, so.; Marysville, Calif. (Erindale HS, Australia);0-1 record, 3.12 ERAFri., RHP - Dallas Buck, so.; Newberg, Ore. (Newberg HS);4-0 record, 0.96 ERASat., LHP - Anton Maxwell, so.; Anchorage, Alas. (Feather River CC);3-0 record, 4.96 ERA
OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: After Tuesday's win, Oregon State has an all-time record of 136-59 against Portland in a series dating back to 1909.
Oregon State and Dallas Baptist will be meeting for the first time ever.
OREGON STATE NOTES: In OSU's last 4 games against Sacramento State and Portland, the Beavers top hitters were junior second baseman Ryan Gipson, batting .714 (5-for-7) with 5 runs and 2-for-3 on stolen bases; junior outfielder Tyler Graham, batting .500 (8-for-16) with 1 double, 6 runs and 2-for-2 on stolen bases; junior third baseman Shea McFeely, batting .429 (6-for-14) with 1 double and 3 RBIs; senior outfielder Chris Campos, batting .375 (3-for-8) with 1 double and 3 RBIs; junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, batting .353 (6-for-17) with 1 double and 4 RBIs; and senior first baseman/catcher Andy Jenkins, batting .333 (6-for-18) with 2 doubles, 1 homer and 8 RBIs ... the Beavers, who have relied on pitching much of this season, have averaged 7.8 runs and 12 hits per game in their current 5-game winning streak ...
Of Oregon State's 11 home runs this season, 7 have come with the bases empty and another 3 with just 1 man on base. OSU didn't have a 3-run homer until its 11th of the season, hit by Andy Jenkins against Sacramento State on March 19 ... only 6 of 34 runners inherited by Beaver relievers have scored ... OSU has 48 doubles and its opponents have just 19 ... OSU's 17-3 record is the Beavers' best 20-game start since 1968, when OSU opened 17-2-1 ... OSU has had just 5 games cross the 3-hour barrier this season, with the March 22 win over Portland by a 7-5 score the longest of the year at 3 hours, 20 minutes; 11 pitchers were used in that game ... OSU's opponents have only scored more than 3 runs in 6 of the Beavers' first 20 games ...
Oregon State's longest current hitting streak belongs to senior first baseman Andy Jenkins at 9 games, while sophomore catcher/first bsaeman Mitch Canham and junior outfielder Tyler Graham both have 4-game streaks working. Earlier this season, junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury hit in the first 14 games of the season to give him a streak of 16 games over 2 seasons. Freshman shortstop Darwin Barney has had an 8-game streak, sophomore outfielder Mike Lissman a 7-game streak, junior third baseman Shea McFeely a 6-game streak and Canham and Graham 5-game streaks ... Ellsbury leads the Beavers in multi-hit games with 9 this season while Jenkins and McFeely have 7 each, Canham and Lissman 6 each, and Barney and Graham 5 each ... Lissman and Ellsbury lead the Beavers in multi-RBI games with 5, while Jenkins has 4 and Campos, Canham and Barney 3 each ...
Senior outfielder Chris Campos had hits in 5 straight at-bats against Pepperdine and Winthrop on March 12-13, including 3 doubles ... the Beavers had just 5 homers through their first 14 games, then hit 3 in a 9-4 loss to Pepperdine on March 12 ... Oregon State's 8-game winning streak from Feb. 5-Feb. 27 was the Beavers' longest since a 10-gamer midway through the 1998 season ... sophomore outfielder Mike Lissman had a double in 6 straight games from Feb. 5-Feb. 26; at that point, Lissman had doubled in all 7 OSU wins and hadn't doubled in the Beavers' only loss ...
Oregon State's 8-0 win over California-Davis on Feb. 19 in the San Diego Tournament was notable for a couple of reasons. First, the Beavers' victory was the 300th for Pat Casey as OSU's head coach. Second, lefthander Anton Maxwell took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and earned Pacific-10 Pitcher of the Week honors in being credited with the win ... Oregon State's 2005 home-opener, a 6-4 win over Portland on Feb. 15, was the earliest in the Beavers' 96 seasons of baseball. Previously, the earliest a game had been played at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field had been on Feb. 22, 1995, when OSU beat Western Oregon 4-3. OSU had scheduled home-openers on Feb. 19, 1990 against George Fox and on Feb. 20, 1996 against Willamette but those games were rained out. Oregon State's all-time record in home-openers is now 77-19; OSU has won 16 of its last 18 home-openers and 31 of its last 34 ...
Oregon State had 5 players named to the All-Tournament Team at Arizona State's Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament from Feb. 3-Feb. 6: first baseman Mitch Canham, outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Lissman, and pitchers Dallas Buck and Kevin Gunderson ... OSU's 12-6 win over ninth-ranked Arizona State on Feb. 6 was the Beavers' first win over the Sun Devils at ASU's Packard Stadium since 2000 ... junior second baseman Todd Shelton needed just 3 plate appearances to tie an OSU school record, being hit by pitch his first 3 times up against New Mexico State on Feb. 3 ... Oregon State's 19-0 win over New Mexico State on Feb. 3 was the first shutout the Beavers had posted on Opening Day since 1980 in a 17-0 win over Pacific (Ore.) at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. It was the most runs OSU had scored in an opener since 1960 and a 23-1 win at Whitman. OSU is now 67-29 all-time in season-openers.
RECENT GAMES: Oregon State stretched its winning streak to 5 games by sweeping Sacramento State last weekend at home, then going to Portland on Tuesday and winning against the Beavers' in-state rival.
On March 18, the Beavers and Sacramento State shifted their scheduled single game to a doubleheader in deference to the wet weather forecast for the weekend in the Willamette Valley and the Beavers took both games, 8-2 and 7-4. Oregon State's Jacoby Ellsbury had 4 hits in the first game and Dallas Buck struck out a career-high 10 batters in the opener. Darwin Barney homered and Anton Maxwell pitched into the seventh inning for the victory in the second game. The Beavers tied their season-high with 17 hits in the opener and Ellsbury was 4-for-5 with a double, 2 runs batted in and 2 stolen bases. Shea McFeely and Ryan Gipson were both 3-for-4 in the first game for OSU, which scored twice in the first inning and tacked on 4 more runs in the second for a 6-1 lead. Buck improved to 4-0 with the win, but his string of innings without allowing an earned run ended at 24 2/3 when the Hornets plated their second run with 2 out in the bottom of the sixth. In 6.0-plus innings, Buck scattered 6 hits and walked 2 while striking out 10. Nate Fogle got the save in the first game for 3.0 scoreless innings of work, allowing 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 3. It was the start of a good day for the Beaver bullpen, as Jake McCormick then got his first career save in the second game by pitching 2.2 scoreless innings, striking out 2. After Maxwell gave up single runs in the first and second innings of the second game, Barney's 2-run homer in the bottom of the second tied it at 2-2. McFeely's run-scoring single up the middle gave OSU a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the third, but Brett Flowers tied the game for Sacramento State with a homer leading off the top of the fourth. OSU got the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth as a 2-out error opened the door for 3 unearned runs, with Chris Kunda providing a run-scoring double and Jenkins a run-scoring infield single. Jenkins, the Pac-10 batting leader entering the week, was 4-for-9 in the doubleheader. Maxwell went 6.1 innings to improve his record to 3-0 this season, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5.
On March 19, Andy Jenkins homered and drove in 4 runs as Oregon State beat Sacramento State 9-3. Pitcher Jonah Nickerson scattered 5 hits over 7.0 innings and struck out 8 to earn the win for OSU. The series finale started just over an hour late after some morning rains, but Jenkins got the Beavers started in a hurry with a 3-run homer in the bottom of the first inning. Sacramento State got back within 3-2 in the top of the second inning as an error plated one run and Josh Levin's groundout scored another. Jenkins got a run back for the Beavers in the bottom of the second with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2. OSU broke the game open in the sixth, scoring 4 times as the Hornets committed a pair of errors. Chris Campos lined a 2-out, 2-run double down the rightfield line in the inning and Mitch Canham followed with a run-scoring single up the middle, then eventually scored on one of the errors for an 8-2 lead. Nickerson improved to 4-0 this season; in his 7.0 innings, he allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8. OSU added its final run in the bottom of the seventh inning when Ryan Gipson walked with 1 out and eventually scored on Jacoby Ellsbury's groundout. After OSU freshman Eddie Kunz pitched a scoreless eighth, Sacramento State closed out the scoring with a run off OSU reliever Kevin Gunderson in the top of the ninth, as Brett Flowers led off with a double and scored when Gunderson induced Matt Wilson to hit into a double play. Campos was 2-for-4 for the Beavers and Gipson and Darwin Barney both had a pair of stolen bases.
On March 22, Shea McFeely's 2-out, 2-run double in the top of the eighth inning drove home the deciding runs as Oregon State beat Portland 7-5. Nate Fogle pitched a scoreless final 3.2 innings to earn the win for the Beavers. The Beavers outhit the Pilots by a 14-4 margin but were in danger of losing to a Portland club that had a 9-0 record this season when leading or tied after 7 innings. OSU had trailed 5-1 after 4 innings and was still down 5-4 after leaving the bases loaded in the top of the seventh. In the eighth, Oregon State again loaded the bases on Tyler Graham's infield single, a walk to Geoff Wagner and an error on a grounder hit by Andy Jenkins. Pilot righthander Josh Roberts - who had saved 3 straight games against Pacific (Calif.) from March 11-13 - then gave up a line drive to left-centerfield by Mitch Canham. Left-fielder Justin Pierce made a diving catch to save an extra-base hit, but Graham tagged at third base and scored the tying run. That brought McFeely to the plate, and he pulled a 2-ball, 2-strike pitch down the leftfield line to score pinch-runner Danny Anderson from second and Jenkins from first with the decisive runs. OSU had started chipping away in the top of the fifth inning, getting a run-scoring groundout from Jenkins to make it 5-2. In the sixth, Darwin Barney had a run-scoring double down the leftfield line and then scored on Jacoby Ellsbury's single to make it 5-4. Graham matched his career-high and season-high with 4 hits, going 4-for-5 and stealing a pair of bases. Canham, McFeely and Mike Lissman were all 2-for-4 for the Beavers, and Jenkins pushed his hitting streak to 9 games with a first-inning double. Daniel Turpen, making his first career start for OSU, retired the first 6 hitters he faced but Portland went in front 3-1 in the bottom of the third when a walk and a single set the stage for Justin Ehlers' 3-run homer to rightfield. The Pilots tacked on a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the fourth for their 5-1 lead. Turpen, Kevin Joslyn, Kurt Steele and Fogle combined on the 4-hitter, walking 3 and striking out 8. Turpen went 3.2 innings, allowing the 5 runs (3 earned) on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2. Fogle, who improved to 3-1 this season, allowed 1 hit in his 3.2 innings and didn't walk a hitter while striking out 4; he retired the last 9 hitters he faced and 11 of 12 overall.
ELLSBURY, BUCK NOTED BY BASEBALL AMERICA: Oregon State junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) and sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) were named to Baseball America magazine's Preseason All-America team.
Ellsbury was named to the Preseason All-America third team, and he was also named to the magazine's Gold Glove team. Baseball America ranked him as the nation's 23rd-best junior and the Pacific-10's sixth-best prospect for 2005 draft. BA also rated Ellsbury as the Pac-10's fastest runner and best defensive outfielder. Last fall, Ellsbury was named the Cape Cod League's 17th-best pro prospect by Baseball America after batting .245, 1 homer, 3 triples, 2 doubles, 7 RBIs, 12-for-15 stolen bases.
Buck was named to the Preseason All-America second team and rated the nation's fourth-best sophomore by Baseball America. The magazine listed him as the Pac-10's top prospect for 2006 draft. Last fall, BA named Buck to its Summer All-America team for his Cape Cod League season - a 4-1 record, 0.77 ERA, 58 innings, 26 hits, 20 walks, and 65 strikeouts. He was also named league's third-best pro prospect by BA.
BEAVERS WITH PAC-10 WEEKLY HONORS: Oregon State sophomore lefthander Anton Maxwell was named the Pacific-10 Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 14-20. In an 8-0 win over California-Davis on Feb. 19, Maxwell walked the first hitter of the game and then retired 21 straight Aggies, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning. He earned the win for 7.1 innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 8.
OREGON STATE AMONG PACIFIC-10 LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among Pacific-10 leaders through March 20:
INDIVIDUAL BATTING1. Andy Jenkins .4353. Mitch Canham .4074. Jacoby Ellsbury .405INDIVIDUAL SLUGGING4. Andy Jenkins .69610. Mitch Canham .630INDIVIDUAL ON-BASE2. Mitch Canham .4925. Jacoby Ellsbury .484INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES2. (tie) Mike Lissman 10INDIVIDUAL TRIPLES7. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury 27. (tie) Mitch Canham 2INDIVIDUAL HIT BY PITCH6. (tie) Mike Lissman 6INDIVIDUAL STOLEN BASES1. Jacoby Ellsbury 11INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Dallas Buck 0.962. Jonah Nickerson 1.037. Kevin Gunderson 2.38INDIVIDUAL OPPONENTS BATTING1. Jonah Nickerson .1453. Dallas Buck .1854. Kevin Gunderson .190INDIVIDUAL STRIKEOUTS2. (tie) Dallas Buck 518. Jonah Nickerson 41INDIVIDUAL WINS3. (tie) Dallas Buck 43. (tie) Jonah Nickerson 4INDIVIDUAL SAVES1. Kevin Gunderson 54. (tie) Nate Fogle 3INDIVIDUAL APPEARANCES8. (tie) Kevin Gunderson 115. (tie) Nate Fogle 2TEAM BATTING2. Oregon State .317TEAM SLUGGING4. Oregon State .452TEAM ON-BASE3. Oregon State .400TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Oregon State 2.26TEAM OPPONENTS BATTING1. Oregon State .193TEAM FIELDING6. Oregon State .966
2005 BEAVERS ON OREGON STATE LISTS: Here are the 2005 Oregon State players on or near the school's all-time top-10 lists for career leaders through March 22:
CAREER HITS10. Jon Yonemitsu, 1990-93 179> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 170
Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 126 Aaron Mathews, 2002-04 97. Dave Backen, 1978-81 8(tie) Dave Schoppe, 1988-91 8(tie) Abino Vazquez, 1996-97 810. Lute Barnes, 1967-69 7(tie) Bob Beall, 1968-70 7(tie) Bob McNair, 1978-80 7(tie) R.A. Neitzel, 1988-90 7> (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 7 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 241 4. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 45 Jared Sanders, 2002-04 122. Mike Boire, 1996-98 113. Jim Grove, 1979-82 9> 4. Kevin Gunderson, 2004-present 8 (tie) Dallas Buck, 2004-present 6 Jared Sanders, 2002 92. Mike Boire, 1997 83. Dallas Buck, 2004 64. Jim Grove, 1982 5(tie) Stephen Copeland, 2001 5> (tie) Kevin Gunderson, 2005 5
RAIN ON THE ROAD: If the recent trend continues, Oregon State will have better weather luck at home than it does on the road. Since the start of the 1997 season, the Beavers have had 43 games cancelled or rescheduled due to rain. Of those, only 14 have been games at OSU's Goss Stadium at Coleman Field; 20 were at ballparks in California, Nevada, Hawai'i, Texas or Florida. Another 9 were at ballparks elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest. OSU has lost just 3 home games to rain during that time, while having 16 games cancelled at sites outside the region and 3 called off at other parks in the region. The Beavers have rescheduled 11 home games, 4 games at sites outside the region and 6 at other parks in the region.
OREGON STATE HEAD COACH Pat Casey: Pat Casey, now in his 11th season at OSU, earned his 300th win with the Beavers when OSU beat California-Davis 8-0 on Feb. 19 at the San Diego Tournament. Casey has a record of 312-228-4 with the Beavers for a winning percentage of .577.
Of the 19 head coaches in OSU baseball history, only a pair of men who spent more than 2 decades guiding the Beavers - Ralph Coleman (1923-28, 1930-31, 1938-66) and Jack Riley (1973-94) - have coached more wins for the Beavers.
Casey's career record of 483-341-5, which includes 7 years at George Fox in Newberg, is good for a winning percentage of .586.
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 1,795-1,241-15, a winning percentage of .591. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 787-591, a winning percentage of .571. To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 19,989 runs and allowed 15,487 runs. That's an average score of 6.55-5.08.
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. The ballpark's first game saw Salem High beat the Beavers 4-0 on April 12, 1907.
Now in their 96th season at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, the Beavers are 925-411-1 all-time at home for a winning percentage of .692. OSU is 6-1 at home this season and averaging 777 fans per home date. In 2004, the Beavers were 9-11 at home and averaged 1,142 fans per home date.
Oregon State's ballpark made its initial 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.
OREGON STATE BASEBALL TICKETS: Season tickets for Oregon State's 2005 home baseball games are now on sale by calling 1-800-GO BEAVS or visiting the OSU athletic ticket office in Gill Coliseum.
A season ticket guarantees a fan the same theater-type seat for all remaining home games in 2005. Full-season tickets for are priced at $100, with a reduced rate for OSU faculty and staff members of $80 and a reduced rate for those age 62 and over of $80.
A Pac-10 Package is also offered in 2005, guaranteeing a fan the same theater-type seat for all 12 Pacific-10 home games for $50.
The Family Plan provides general admission seating for all 25 home games at a rate of $20 per adult and $10 per child. To participate in the Family Plan, you must purchase at least one adult ticket and at least one child ticket.
All single-game tickets for OSU baseball are sold on a general admission basis, and they priced at $6 for adults and $4 for students through high school and seniors age 62 and over. OSU students are admitted free with their student identification card.
Local Bi-Mart stores have 2-for-1 coupons available, allowing fans to buy 2 general admission tickets for the price of 1. There are also special rates for groups and high school teams; for more information on those prices, call the OSU athletic ticket office at 1-800-GO BEAVS.
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. Also, anyone entering the OSU Dugout Club Golf Tournament automatically gains membership. This year's tournament will be held June 27 at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis or 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' 2005 schedule heard in the mid-Willamette Valley on KEJO-AM (1240) and via the internet at www.osubeavers.com. There is a charge for listening via the internet; the cost is $4.95 per month for all OSU broadcasts that are on the internet. Mike Parker, the voice of the Beavers, handles play-by-play with assistance from John Warren and Kip Carlson. This weekend, the Friday and Saturday games against Sacramento State can be heard on the internet and Sunday's game can be heard on both the internet and on KEJO-AM (1240).
TELEVISION BRINGS OUT BEST IN BEAVERS: Oregon State is awaiting word on any telecasts for 2005. Since 1998, Oregon State had played on national cable television 6 times and and the Beavers have gone 3-2 in those games, including a 3-1 mark at home. Since Fox Sports Net (formerly Prime Sports) began televising games in 1990, Oregon State has a 29-16 record in televised games, including 8-4 in national TV games.
Darwin Barney, FRESHMAN SHORTSTOP (BEAVERTON, ORE./SOUTHRIDGE H.S.): 5 multi-hit games, 3 multi-RBI games ... Mar. 19 vs. Sacramento State, 2 stolen bases ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State second game, homered ... Mar. 6-Mar. 13, in 4 games batted .400 (6-for-15) with 3 RBIs ... Mar. 12 vs. Pepperdine, first collegiate homer ... Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico State, 3-for-5 ... Feb. 3-Feb. 25, started career with 8-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .324 (12-for-37) with 1 double, 5 RBIs.
Dallas Buck, SOPHOMORE RIGHTHANDER (NEWBERG, ORE./NEWBERG H.S.): All-America candidate ... has struck out 9 or more batters in 4 of 6 starts ... has not allowed more than 2 earned runs in any start ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State first game, earned win; 6.0 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 2 walks, career-high 10 strikeouts ... Feb. 25-Mar. 18, pitched 24.2 innings across 4 games without allowing an earned run ... Mar. 11 vs. Cal State-Northridge, earned win; 8.0 innings, 4 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 1 walk, 8 strikeouts ... Mar. 4 vs. California-Riverside, no decision; 6.2 innings, 4 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 3 walks, 9 strikeouts ... Feb. 25 at California-Santa Barbara, earned win; 7.0 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts ... Feb. 3-Feb. 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament ... Feb. 3 vs. New Mexico State, earned win; 5.0 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts.
Chris Campos, SENIOR OUTFIELDER (MODESTO, CALIF./BEYER H.S., LOYOLA MARYMOUNT U., MODESTO J.C.): 4 multi-hit games, 3 multi-RBI games ... in last 5 games, batting .571 (8-for-14) with 4 doubles, 7 RBIs ... Mar. 13 vs. Winthrop, 3-for-4, 1 double, 3 RBIs ... Mar. 12-Mar. 13, had hits in 5 straight at-bats, including 3 doubles ... Mar. 12 vs. Pepperdine, 2-for-2, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs off bench ... Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico State, 2-for-4, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs; also pitched 3.0 innings, 1 hit, 2 runs, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts.
Mitch Canham, SOPHOMORE CATCHER/FIRST BASEMAN (LAKE STEVENS, WASH./LAKE STEVENS H.S.): 6 multi-hit games, 3 multi-RBI games ... in last 4 games, batting .429 (6-for-14) with 1 homer, 3 RBIs ... Mar. 13 vs. Winthrop, 2-for-2, 1 homer, 4 runs, 3 walks ... Feb. 25 at California-Santa Barbara, 3-for-4 ... Feb. 3-Feb. 15, started season with 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .556 (10-for-18) with 1 double, 1 triple, 1 homer, 7 RBIs ... Feb. 3-Feb. 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament ... Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico State, 4-for-6, 1 homer, 2 RBIs, 4 runs ... Feb. 3 vs. New Mexico State, 3-for-4, 1 double, 1 triple, 4 RBIs.
Jacoby Ellsbury, JUNIOR OUTFIELDER (MADRAS, ORE./MADRAS H.S.): All-America candidate ... team co-captain ... 9 multi-hit games, 5 multi-RBI games, 6 multi-run games ... has a hit in 17 of 20 games ... has a stolen base in 11 of 20 games ... has a walk in 11 of 20 games ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State first game, 4-for-5, 1 double, 2 RBIs ... Feb. 3-Mar. 11, started season with 14-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .474 (27-for-57) with 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 homer, 10 RBIs; streak was 16 games over 2 seasons ... Feb. 6-Mar. 4, stolen base in 6 of 7 games ... Feb . 26 vs. California-Santa Barbara, 3-for-4, 1 triple, 1 homer, 2 RBIs, 1 stolen base ... Feb. 4-Feb. 15, doubled in 4 straight games ... Feb. 15 vs. Portland, 4-for-5, 1 double, 1 stolen base ... Feb. 3-Feb. 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament ... Feb. 6 at Arizona State, 3-for-5, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 1 stolen base ... Feb. 3 vs. New Mexico State, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.
Nate Fogle, JUNIOR RIGHTHANDER (GRESHAM, ORE./CENTENNIAL H.S., MT. HOOD C.C.): Has not allowed an earned run in 7 of 10 appearances ... has not allowed more than 1 walk in any appearance ... Mar. 22 at Portland, won in relief; 3.2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State, earned save; 3.0 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... Mar. 6 vs. California-Riverside, won in relief; 1.2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout ... Feb. 15-Mar. 6, allowed 1 earned run over 6 appearances covering 7.2 innings ... Feb. 26 at California-Santa Barbara, earned save; 2.2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout ... Feb. 15 vs. Portland, won in relief; 1.0 inning, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts ... Feb. 4, lost in start; 5.1 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, 7 strikeouts.
Ryan Gipson, JUNIOR SECOND BASMAN (CENTRAL POINT, ORE./CRATER H.S., SHASTA J.C.): Mar. 19 vs. Sacramento State, 1-for-1, 2 walks, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State first game, 3-for-4.
Tyler Graham, JUNIOR OUTFIELDER (GREAT FALLS, MONT./C.M. RUSSELL H.S.): 5 multi-hit games, 2 multi-RBI games, 4 multi-run games ... has a hit in 12 of 20 games ... Mar. 22 at Portland, 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases ... Mar. 13 vs. Winthrop, 2 stolen bases ... Feb. 27-Mar. 11, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .278 (5-for-18) with 2 RBIs ... Feb. 19 vs. California-Davis, 4-for-4, 1 double, 3 RBIs.
Kevin Gunderson, SOPHOMORE LEFTHANDER (PORTLAND, ORE./CENTRAL CATHOLIC H.S.): Team co-captain ... has earned 2 saves in a weekend twice this season ... has not allowed more than 1 earned run in any appearance ... at least 2.0 innings in 6 of 11 appearances ... has not allowed a walk in 7 of 11 appearances ... Mar. 13 vs. Winthrop, earned save; 3.0 innints, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Mar. 11 vs. Cal State-Northridge, earned save; 1.0 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Mar. 4 vs. California-Riverside, lost in relief; 1.0 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Feb. 27 at California-Santa Barbara, earned save; 2.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ... Feb. 25 at California-Santa Barbara, earned save; 2.0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Feb. 20 at San Diego, won in relief; 2.2 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ... Feb. 15 vs. Portland, earned save; 3.0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... Feb. 3-Feb. 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament ... Feb. 6 at Arizona State, won in relief; 6.1 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts.
Andy Jenkins, SENIOR FIRST BASMAN/CATCHER (SALEM, ORE./SOUTH SALEM H.S., MT. HOOD C.C.): Team co-captain ... currently has 9-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .439 (18-for-41) with 3 homers, 2 doubles, 13 RBIs ... 7 multi-hit games, 4 multi-RBI games ... Mar. 19 vs. Sacramento State, 1-for-4, 1 homer, 4 RBIs ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State second game, 3-for-5, 1 double ... Mar. 12 at Pepperdine, 3-for-4, 1 homer ... Mar. 6 vs. California-Riverside, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.
Chris Kunda, JUNIOR SECOND BASEMAN (PHILOMATH, ORE./PHILOMATH H.S.): In last 3 games, batting .333 (3-for-9) with 1 double, 2 RBIs ... 2 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game.
Joey Ledesma, JUNIOR DESIGNATED HITTER (TUCSON, ARIZ./SALPOINTE CATHOLIC H.S., PIMA C.C): 3 multi-hit games, 2 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 7 of 14 games ... Feb. 25-27 at California-Santa Barbara, batted .500 (5-for-10) with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs.
Mike Lissman, SOPHOMORE OUTFIELDER (ONTARIO, ORE./ONTARIO H.S.): Team co-captain ... 6 multi-hit games, 5 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 14 of 20 games ... has a RBI in 11 of 20 games ... Feb. 5-Feb. 26, 7-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .429 (12-for-28) with 9 doubles, 1 triple, 11 RBIs ... Feb. 5-Feb. 25, doubled in 6 straight games (9 total doubles) ... Feb. 15 vs. Portland, 2-for-4, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs ... Feb. 3-Feb. 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament ... Feb. 6 at Arizona State, 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBIs ... Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico State, 3-for-5, school record-tying 3 doubles, 3 RBIs.
Anton Maxwell, SOPHOMORE LEFTHANDER (ANCHORAGE, ALAS./EAST H.S., FEATHER RIVER C.C.): Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State second game, earned win; 6.1 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts ... Mar. 5 vs. California-Riverside, earned win; 5.1 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 19 vs. California-Davis, earned win; 7.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts; took no-hitter into eighth inning.
Jake McCormick, SOPHOMORE RIGHTHANDER (MARYSVILLE, CALIF./ERINDALE H.S., AUSTRALIA): At least 1.0 inning pitched in 4 of 6 appearances ... has not allowed an earned run in 4 of 6 appearances ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State second game, earned save; 2.2 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts ... Mar. 12 vs. Pepperdine, lost in relief; 2.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts ... Mar. 5 vs. California-Riverside, 2.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts ... Feb. 4 vs. Gonzaga, 2.0 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts.
Shea McFeely, JUNIOR THIRD BASEMAN (FEDERAL WAY, WASH./FEDERAL WAY H.S., TACOMA C.C.): 7 multi-hit games, 2 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 14 of 20 games ... has a RBI in 10 of 20 games ... Mar. 22 at Portland, 2-run double in 8th inning for winning runs ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State first game, 3-for-4, 3 runs ... Mar. 12 at Pepperdine, homered ... Feb. 20-Mar. 5, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .375 (9-for-24) with 2 doubles, 4 RBIs ... Feb. 26 at California-Santa Barbara, 3-for-5 ... Feb. 6 at Arizona State, 3-for-5, 1 double.
Billy Munich, JUNIOR CATCHER (EL MACERO, CALIF./JESUIT H.S.): Mar. 4 vs. California-Riverside, homered.
Jonah Nickerson, SOPHOMORE RIGHTHANDER (OREGON CITY, ORE./OREGON CITY H.S.): Has not allowed an earned run in 3 of 6 starts ... has not allowed more than 1 walk in 5 of 6 starts ... has allowed 3 or fewer hits in 4 of 6 starts ... at least 6.0 innings pitched in 4 of 6 starts ... at least 8 strikeouts in 3 of 6 starts ... Mar. 19 vs. Sacramento State, earned win; 7.0 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, 8 strikeouts ... Mar. 13 at Winthrop, earned win; 7.0 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 6 strikeouts; took no-hitter into sixth inning and shutout into eighth ... Feb. 27 at California-Santa Barbara, earned win; 5.2 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts ... Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico State, earned win; 3.0 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts.