No. 23 OSU Faces Back-To-Back Baseball Tests
April 5, 2005
FRIDAY, APRIL 8No. 23 Oregon State at No. 11 Stanford; 6 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio andlive stats on www.osubeavers.com)SATURDAY, APRIL 9No. 23 Oregon State at No. 11 Stanford; 1 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio andlive stats on www.osubeavers.com)SUNDAY, APRIL 10No. 23 Oregon State at No. 11 Stanford; 1 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio andlive stats on www.osubeavers.com)
Now here's a road trip for you.
No. 23 Oregon State spends the next two weekends visiting the Pacific-10 baseball teams ranked highest in the current national polls - No. 11 Stanford and No. 9 Arizona. The journey starts this weekend when the Beavers (24-4 overall, 3-0 Pacific-10) go to Stanford (17-9, 3-0) for a three-game series Friday through Sunday. OSU then comes home for a non-conference game against Portland on April 12 before travling to Arizona on April 15-17.
'We have a chance to find out a lot about ourselves as a ballclub over the next two weeks,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'We go play two excellent teams in their own parks, and we're going to have to be at our very best to compete in both those places.
'But our guys have set a goal to be a postseason team and to be able to play with the best teams in the country. This gives us a chance to go do that, and we're excited about it.'
The Beavers go into the week ranked No. 23 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll. OSU is also ranked No. 15 by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and No. 16 by both Baseball America magazine and in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll.
Stanford, meanwhile, is ranked No. 11 in the coaches poll. The Cardinal are ranked No. 10 by Baseball America, No. 11 in the writers poll and No. 12 by Collegiate Baseball.
OSU and Stanford go into their series as the only teams unbeaten in Pacific-10 play after the Beavers swept California at home last weekend and Stanford did likewise at Washington State; both trail Pac-10 leader Arizona by one-half game. OSU has won seven straight games and 12 of its last 13, while the Cardinal has won 10 of its last 14 games.
Oregon State outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury moved back into the lead in the Pacific-10 batting race at .448 through last weekend's games; he also leads the conference in on-base percentage (.533) and stolen bases (16). The All-America candidate also has a team-high four home runs along with 10 doubles, two triples, 24 runs batted in and 24 runs scored.
Ellsbury made the College Baseball Foundation's National Honor Roll last week. As OSU went 5-0 against Brigham Young and California, Ellsbury batted .545 (12-for-22) with one double, one homer, four RBIs, five runs scored, three stolen bases, four walks, two hit-by-pitch, a slugging percentage of .727, and an on-base percentage of .643.
Oregon State remains the Pac-10's team leader in earned run average (2.76). The Beavers have the top two in individual ERA with All-America candidate Dallas Buck (0.84) and Jonah Nickerson (1.17); that duo's 6-0 records also tie them for the conference lead in victories. Kevin Gunderson leads the Pac-10 in saves with six.
Stanford, which was to play host to Santa Clara on Tuesday night before meeting OSU, is coming off a sweep at Washington State by scores of 14-5, 11-4 and 8-6. The tentative pitching rotation for the Cardinal has junior lefthander Mark Romanczuk (5-3 record, 3.98 earned run average) going Friday, junior righthander Jeff Gilmore (5-1, 3.20) going Saturday and a pitcher to be announced on Sunday. At the plate, Stanford has been led by sophomore outfielder Jim Rapoport (.348 batting average, 1 home run, 12 RBIs), junior first baseman John Mayberry Jr. (.346, 4, 27), junior second baseman Jed Lowrie (.337, 10, 38) and sophomore infielder Adam Sorgi (.310, 3, 16).
OREGON STATE LINEUP:
C - Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.354, 3 HRs, 18 RBIsor - Billy Munich, jr.; El Macero, Calif. (Jesuit HS);.087, 1 HR, 3 RBIs1B - Andy Jenkins, sr.; Salem, Ore. (Mt. Hood CC);.386, 3 HRs, 22 RBIsor-Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.354, 3 HRs, 18 RBIs2B - Ryan Gipson, jr.; Central Point, Ore. (Shasta JC);.278, 0 HRs, 6 RBIsor - Chris Kunda, jr.; Philomath, Ore. (Philomath HS);.289, 0 HRs, 6 RBIs3B - Shea McFeely, jr.; Federal Way, Wash. (Tacoma CC);.356, 2 HRs, 19 RBIsSS - Darwin Barney, fr.; Beaverton, Ore. (Southridge HS);.309, 2 HRs, 18 RBIsLF - Mike Lissman, so.; Ontario, Ore. (Ontario HS);.276, 0 HRs, 22 RBIsor - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.268, 0 HRs, 14 RBIsCF - Jacoby Ellsbury, jr.; Madras, Ore. (Madras HS);.448, 4 HRs, 24 RBIsRF - Tyler Graham, jr.; Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS);.310, 0 HRs, 11 RBIsor-Geoff Wagner, jr.; Redmond, Ore. (Central Oregon CC);.359, 0 HRs, 2 RBIsDH - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.268, 0 HRs, 14 RBIsor - Joey Ledesma, jr.; Tucson, Ariz. (Pima CC);.310, 0 HRs, 10 RBIs(Tentative pitching rotation)Fri., RHP - Dallas Buck, so.; Newberg, Ore. (Newberg HS);6-0 record, 0.84 ERASat., LHP - Anton Maxwell, so.; Anchorage, Alas. (Feather River CC);5-0 record, 4.03 ERASun., RHP - Jonah Nickerson, so.; Oregon City, Ore. (Oregon City HS);6-0 record, 1.17 ERA
OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: Oregon State has an all-time record of 13-34 against Stanford in a series dating back to 1920. Last season in Corvallis, OSU won 1 of 3 games, losing 11-8, winning 5-4 and losing 16-4.
OREGON STATE NOTES: In OSU's last 5 games against Brigham Young and California, the Beavers' top hitters were Jacoby Ellsbury (.545, 12-for-22, 1 double, 1 homer, 4 RBIs, 5 runs, 4 walks, 2 hit by pitch, 3 stolen bases), Shea McFeely (.533, 8-for-15, 1 double, 5 RBIs, 6 runs, 6 walks, 1 hit by pitch) and Darwin Barney (.476, 10-for-21, 1 double, 1 triple, 5 RBIs, 9 runs) ... Oregon State's longest current hitting streak belongs to Ellsbury at 10 games, while McFeely has a hit in his last 4 games. Earlier this season, Ellsbury hit in the first 14 games of the season to give him a streak of 16 games over 2 seasons. Jenkins has had a 9-game streak, Barney an 8-game streak, Mike Lissman a 7-game streak, McFeely a 6-game streak and Mitch Canham and Tyler Graham 5-game streaks ... Ellsbury leads the Beavers in multi-hit games with 14 this season while Jenkins and McFeely have 11 each, Barney 7, Canham and Graham 7 each, and Lissman 6 ... Ellsbury leads the Beavers in multi-RBI games with 8, Jenkins has 6, Barney and Lissman 5 each, and McFeely, Campos and Canham 4 each ...
Of Oregon State's 19 home runs this season, 10 have come with the bases empty and another 5 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 ... OSU's opponents have scored more than 3 runs in only 9 of the Beavers' first 28 games ... the Beavers are 21-1 when leading after both 6 innings and 7 innings, and OSU is 22-0 when leading after 8 innings ... the Beavers are 17-1 in games in which they score first this season ... a point of emphasis for OSU this season has been playing well at home, since the Beavers had losing records in their own ballpark each of the last 2 seasons. So far in 2005, the Beavers are 13-2 at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field ... OSU has swept 4 series this season - at California-Santa Barbara (3 games), vs. Sacramento State (3 games), vs. Brigham Young (2 games) and vs. California (3 games) ...
When Oregon State beat California 4-2 on April 3, it gave OSU a 24-4 record; that was the first time the Beavers had reached 20 games over .500 since the end of the 1998 season (35-14-1) ... OSU's sweep of California on April 1-3 was the Beavers' first in Pacific-10 play since taking 3 games from Washington State late in the 2002 season ... Oregon State's 11-1 win over California on April 1 was the 1,800th in the Beavers' varsity baseball history, which dates back to the 1907 season ... OSU took a 21-4 record into its Pacific-10-opening series against California. That was the Beavers' best 25-game start since 1962, when Oregon State opened the season 23-2 en route to an eventual NCAA postseason berth and a No. 13 ranking in the final Collegiate Baseball poll that year ...
Fans at Oregon State's 11-6 win over Brigham Young on March 29 got to see a rarity - both teams led off the game with a home run. BYU's Sean McNaughton started the game with a drive to leftfield off OSU starter Daniel Turpen; Jacoby Ellsbury answered for the Beavers, leading off the bottom of the first inning with a drive to right-centerfield off BYU starter Justin Su'a ... when Lonnie Lechelt got the first 2 hits of his OSU career on March 24 and March 29, they were both homers - against Dallas Baptist and Brigham Young ... OSU went over 2 years without a grand slam, then got a pair of them within 5 days on March 25-March 29 from Jacoby Ellsbury on March 25 vs. Dallas Baptist and Scott Nelson on in the completion of a game begun March 28 vs. Brigham Young; Nelson's was a pinch-hit job. OSU's last grand slam prior to that had been by Kerisi Reynolds against Cal State-Northridge on Feb. 27, 2003 ... from March 24-March 29, OSU's pitching staff went 26.1 innings across 4 games without allowing an earned run against Dallas Baptist and Brigham Young ... the Beavers were streak-killers against DBU and BYU, ending the Patriots' 8-game winning streak and the Cougars' 6-game winning streak. BYU had also won 14 of its last 15 games before being swept in the 2-game series ...
When Jacoby Ellsbury stole a pair of bases in the final game of a series against Dallas Baptist on March 25, it gave him 47 for his career and moved him into sole possession of third place on the Beavers' all-time list of career leaders. The man he passed? Steve Lyons, now a broadcaster for Fox Sports, who stole 46 bases for OSU from 1979-81 ... Oregon State went into its March 24-25 series against Dallas Baptist with a team earned run average of 2.30. After giving up 17 runs - all earned - in a series-opening loss, that figure went up to 3.02. The next day, the Beavers didn't allow an earned run in sweeping a doubleheader and the number dropped back to 2.75 ... 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 ... 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, 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 ... 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 Beavers' first shutout 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 pushed its current winning streak to 7 games by winning all 5 games last week at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, sweeping a 2-game series from Brigham Young and a Pacific-10-opening 3-game series from California.
On March 28, Oregon State's game against Brigham Young was suspended due to rain with OSU leading 5-1 in the middle of the fifth inning. The start of the game was delayed 39 minutes by rain, there was a stiff wind blowing from the southwest and persistent sprinkles dampened the final few innings of action. By the time the game was suspended at 7:28 p.m., the Beavers had used a 3-run fourth inning to widen their lead before 248 hardy fans. The frame started with Darwin Barney's infield single, then he was sacrificed to second by Mike Lissman; a pair of errors on the play allowed Lissman to reach second and Barney to take third. Ryan Gipson's double to center scored Barney and sent Lissman to third, then Jacoby Ellsbury was hit by pitch to load the bases. Geoff Wagner's 2-out infield single to drive in one run and Shea McFeely drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 5-1.
On March 29, Oregon State finished a series sweep of Brigham Young, completing a 12-5 win that had been suspended due to rain the previous night and then taking an 11-6 victory in the finale. Scott Nelson's pinch-hit grand slam punctuated the win in the opener, then freshmen boosted the Beavers in the second game as Daniel Turpen pitched his first collegiate win, Lonnie Lechelt homered and Darwin Barney was 3-for-5 with 1 double and 3 RBIs. he Beavers picked up a pair of foul-weather wins over a team that came into the series with a 6-game winning streak and 14 wins in its last 15 games. Oregon State bumped its lead in the suspended game to 10-1 with a 5-run sixth inning that included Nelson's grand slam. Sophomore righthander Jonah Nickerson improved to 5-0 with the win after pitching the 5. 0 innings played Monday night. Nickerson allowed 1 unearned run on 5 hits and 0 walks while striking out 8. BYU did get back within 10-5 with a 4-run eighth inning. Barney was 2-for-4 and Jenkins was 2-for-6 with a double for the Beavers in the first game of the series. In the finale, Brigham Young took the lead when Sean McNaughton led off with a homer against Turpen, making his second start and just his third appearance of the season. The Cougars then loaded the bases but Turpen fanned Brandon Relf to end the inning with the score still 1-0. OSU's Jacoby Ellsbury then led off the bottom of the first with a homer to right-center to tie the score, and Oregon State led 3-1 after one inning as Barney and Joey Ledesma added two-out, run-scoring singles.The Beavers rapped 16 hits in the second game, with Shea McFeely going 3-for-4 and driving in a pair of runs, Ellsbury going 3-for-6 and driving in 2 runs, Ledesma going 2-for-3 and driving in 2 runs, and Jenkins going 2-for-6 with a double.
On April 1, Jacoby Ellsbury had 4 hits for Oregon State and Dallas Buck, Kevin Gunderson and Eddie Kunz combined to pitch a 4-hitter as the Beavers beat California 11-1. For OSU, it was the 1,800th all-time win for a varsity program dating back to 1907. A pair of sterling defensive plays by freshman shortstop Darwin Barney helped Buck and the Beavers hang onto a 2-0 lead until OSU came up with 4 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and 5 more in the bottom of the eighth. In the top of the fifth, the Golden Bears advanced Kyle Spraker to third base with 1 out and Mike Van Winden skied a ball down the leftfield line. Barney, third baseman Shea McFeely and leftfielder Tyler Graham gave chase; Barney made the grab about 100 feet behind third base and quickly got the ball back to the infield, holding Spraker at third. Buck then struck out Stephen Carlson to end the inning with the score still 2-0. With 1 out and none on in the sixth, Brennan Boesch looped a ball into shallow centerfield and Barney was able to make a twisting catch for the second out to keep the tying run from coming to the plate.Barney also had his second straight 3-hit game, going 3-for-5. He got OSU on the scoreboard in the second inning when he led off with a triple to right-center and scored on a single to left by Geoff Wagner. The Beavers came up with 13 hits against 4 Cal pitchers. Shea McFeely was 2-for-3 with a double for OSU. Ellsbury was 4-for-6 with 2 runs and 1 stolen base. Buck improved his record to 6-0 this season as the sophomore righthander went 7.0 innings and allowed 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out 7. Kevin Gunderson then went 1.1 innings and Kunz picked up the final 2 outs; each reliever recorded a strikeout.
On April 2, Mitch Canham homered and drove in 3 runs as Oregon State beat California 5-2. Anton Maxwell earned the pitching win to improve his record to 5-0 this season while Kevin Gunderson picked up his sixth save. Canham's 2-run home run in the bottom of the second inning gave Oregon State a 2-1 lead and returned momentum to the Beavers. The 2-ball, 2-strike shot to right-centerfield off Cal righthander Adam Gold was the sophomore catcher's third homer of the year. After the Golden Bears tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the fourth inning, Canham came back in the top of the sixth with a run-scoring single to plate what turned out to be the winning run. After Shea McFeely's successful sacrifice, Mike Lissman delivered a sacrifice fly to score Barney and make it 4-2. OSU tacked on its final run in the bottom of the eighth inning loading the bases on a McFeely single, a hit batter and a walk with two out. Tyler Graham then legged out an infield single on a high chopper over the mound to drive in McFeely. Maxwell went 6.0 innings for the win, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 1. The sophomore lefthander managed to wriggle out of jams that left 8 Golden Bears stranded, including 4 in scoring position. Gunderson worked the final 3.0 innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks while striking out none. McFeely was 2-for-2 for the Beavers while Graham, Barney and Canham were all 2-for-4.
On April 3, Oregon State pushed its winning streak to 7 games by beating California 4-2. Jacoby Ellsbury was 3-for-3 with 2 stolen bases, Jonah Nickerson pitched 6.0 innings for the win and Nate Fogle earned the save. With Nickerson running his record to 6-0 on Sunday and Fogle earning his fourth save, the Beavers wrapped up the weekend allowing just 5 runs in 3 games. Nickerson had to throw 36 pitches go get through the first inning, but he made it a scoreless frame by striking out Matt Einspahr with the bases loaded after Einspahr had fouled off 5 straight 2-strike pitches. Nickerson didn't allow a run until the fifth, when Mike Van Winden led off with an infield single and scored on Allen Craig's homer to leftfield that made it 4-2. The third through fifth hitters in the Cal order were coming up, but the sophomore righthander got the trio with the help of a double play and then retired the Bears in order in the sixth. After Nickerson had worked out of the first inning, the Beavers immediately forced Cal to again play from behind by scoring in the bottom of the inning. Ellsbury walked, stole second and took third on an error on the play, then scored on Chris Campos' sacrifice fly. The Beavers made it 4-0 with 3 runs in the second inning, aided by a pair of Cal errors. Ellsbury had a run-scoring single in the inning and Ryan Gipson squeezed home another run. Each team had 7 hits in the game, and all 4 of OSU's runs were unearned. After Fogle retired 6 of the first 8 hitters he faced, Cal threatened in the ninth inning, putting the tying runs on base with 1 out. Fogle then struck Craig out looking and fanned Chris Errecart - who was 5-for-10 with three doubles in the series at that point - swinging to end the game.
BASEBALL AMERICA NOTES TALENT ON 'OREGON'S TEAM': When Baseball America spotlighted Oregon State for its college baseball preview for the weekend of April 1-3, the magazine dubbed the Beavers 'Oregon's team.' It's no wonder - of the 39 players on the OSU roster, 23 are from the Beaver State.
'They're proud of being from Oregon,' OSU head coach Pat Casey told Baseball America. 'That's important for our guys to accept this challenge. They're creating a name for themselves.'
It was also mentioned that Corvallis native Harold Reynolds, a former major league All-Star and currently an ESPN broadcaster, was interested in helping Oregon State obtain a regional in his hometown, should the Beavers be in postseason contention as the regular season winds down.
'Tell Pat Casey I'm in,' Reynolds said in Baseball America, noting OSU's 21-4 record at the time. 'I'd love to do that. It'd be great.'
OREGON STATE'S STARTING PITCHING: Oregon State quickly settled into a starting rotation of sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS), sophomore lefthander Anton Maxwell (Anchorage, Alas./East HS, Feather River CC) and sophomore righthander Jonah Nickerson. There's no arguing with the results. Through April 3, that trio has combined for a record of 17-0 with a 1.93 earned run average; in 24 starts, the trio is averaging 6.0 innings, 4.2 hits, 1.7 walks and 6.4 strikeouts per start. For more on OSU's weekend starting pitchers, see the player notes.
BEAVERS TWO CLOSERS: Oregon State can call on a pair of capable closers this season, one from either side, as junior righthander Nate Fogle (Gresham, Ore./Centennial HS, Mt. Hood CC) and sophomore lefthander Kevin Gunderson (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic HS) have shared the job. Through April 3, the two have combined to go 5-2 with 10 saves and a 2.01 ERA; in 58.1 innings, they have allowed 36 hits and 12 walks while striking out 59 and opponents are batting .178 against them. For more on OSU's closers, see the players notes.
OFFENSE BEGINS WITH ELLSBURY: Junior centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) is a versatile enough player that he's productive in any number of places in the batting order. Over the last 13 games, though, he's settled into the leadoff spot and he's batted there 16 times overall this season. In that position in the lineup through April 3, Ellsbury is batting .493 with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homers, 16 RBIs and 10 stolen bases; he has a .570 on-base percentage and a .821 slugging percentage. For more on Ellsbury, see the the players notes.
ELLSBURY, BUCK EARN PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA FROM BASEBALL AMERICA: The outstanding starts by Oregon State junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) and sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) mean they've lived up to some high-level preseason billing. Both 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, with 1 homer, 3 triples, 2 doubles and 7 RBIs, and going 12-for-15 on 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 NATIONAL WEEKLY HONORS: Oregon State junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) was named to the College Baseball Foundation's National Honor Roll for the week of March 28-April 3. As OSU went 5-0 against Brigham Young and California, Ellsbury batted .545 (12-for-22) with 1 double, 1 homer, 4 RBIs, 5 runs scored, 3 stolen bases, 4 walks, 2 hit-by-pitch, a slugging percentage of .727, plus an on-base percentage of .643.
BEAVERS WITH PAC-10 WEEKLY HONORS: Oregon State sophomore lefthander Anton Maxwell (Anchorage, Alas./East HS, Feather River CC) 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.
BEAVERS IN NATIONAL RANKINGS: Here is where Oregon State has been in the national rankings this season:
POLL ESPN / SPORTS BASEBALL COLLEGIATE NATL. COLL.DATE WKLY. COACHES AMERICA BASEBALL BSBL. WTRS.Preseason NR NR NR NRFeb. 7 Votes (28th) NR NR VotesFeb. 14 NR NR NR VotesFeb. 21 Votes (36th tie) NR NR VotesFeb. 28 Votes (29th) 24th 28th 34thMar. 7 Votes (28th) 23rd 28th 23rdMar. 14 Votes (26th) 22nd 30th 25thMar. 21 23rd 18th 28th 14thMar. 28 Votes (27th) 18th 27th 17thApr. 4 23rd 16th 15th 16th
BOYD'S WORLD ELEVATES OREGON STATE: A way look at how teams rate nationally is the college baseball website, Boyd's World (www.boydsworld.com). Each week its author, Boyd Nation, runs the scores from across the nation through the NCAA's formula for figuring the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) that helps the NCAA selection committee determine the postseason field. He posts these on Boyd's World, and also posts his own Iterative Strength Ratings (ISR), which he describes as 'the results of an algorithm designed to measure the quality of a team's season to date by combining their winning percentage with the difficulty of their schedule. The algorithm computes all teams simultaneously and attempts to take advantage of inter-regional games more accurately than other rating systems.' Here is where the Beavers have ranked in Boyd's World so far this season:
DATE PSEUDO-RPI ISRMar. 1 17th 1stMar. 8 27th 2ndMar. 15 16th 3rdMar. 22 22nd 2ndMar. 29 16th 3rdApr. 4 7th 1st
OREGON STATE AMONG PACIFIC-10 LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among Pacific-10 leaders through April 4:
INDIVIDUAL BATTING1. Jacoby Ellsbury .4487. Andy Jenkins .386. Mitch Canham .379INDIVIDUAL SLUGGING6. Jacoby Ellsbury .672INDIVIDUAL ON-BASE1. Jacoby Ellsbury .533INDIVIDUAL HITS4. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury 52INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES6. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury 106. (tie) Mike Lissman 10INDIVIDUAL TRIPLES8. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury 28. (tie) Mitch Canham 2INDIVIDUAL TOTAL BASES6. Jacoby Ellsbury 78INDIVIDUAL HIT BY PITCH9. (tie) Mike Lissman 6INDIVIDUAL STOLEN BASES1. Jacoby Ellsbury 16INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Dallas Buck 0.842. Jonah Nickerson 1.176. Kevin Gunderson 2.61INDIVIDUAL OPPONENTS BATTING1. Jonah Nickerson .1692. Dallas Buck .1763. Kevin Gunderson .198INNINGS PITCHED7. Dallas Buck 53.2INDIVIDUAL STRIKEOUTS2. Dallas Buck 706. Jonah Nickerson 57INDIVIDUAL WINS1. (tie) Dallas Buck 61. (tie) Jonah Nickerson 65. (tie) Anton Maxwell 5INDIVIDUAL SAVES1. Kevin Gunderson 65. (tie) Nate Fogle 4TEAM BATTING2. Oregon State .324TEAM SLUGGING2. Oregon State .463TEAM ON-BASE2. Oregon State .420TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Oregon State 2.76TEAM OPPONENTS BATTING1. Oregon State .210TEAM FIELDING6. Oregon State .969
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 or single-season leaders through April 3:
CAREER AT-BATS10. Mickey Riley, 1980-83 565> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 518
Andy Jarvis, 2000-03 2322. Brian Barden, 2000-02 2313. Ken Bowen, 1984-87 2064. Joe Gerber, 1997-2001 2015. Chris Biles, 2000-03 199> 6. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 189 Brian Barden, 2000-02 1484. Andy Jarvis, 2000-03 1415. Drew Hedges, 1997-2000 139> 6. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 136 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 28 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 Seth Pietsch, 2001-03 274> 9. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 273 3. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 50 Jared Sanders, 2002-04 122. Mike Boire, 1996-98 113. Jim Grove, 1979-82 9> (tie) Kevin Gunderson, 2004-present 9 (tie) Dallas Buck, 2004-present 6 Stephen Copeland, 2000-03 510. Jeff Post, 1989-92 4(tie) Scott Christman, 1991-93 4(tie) Mark Newell, 1996-2000 4(tie) Andy Baldwin, 2003-04 4> (tie) Nate Fogle, 2005-present 4 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2004 20> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005 16 Dallas Buck, 2005 70 Jared Sanders, 2002 92. Mike Boire, 1997 83. Dallas Buck, 2004 6> (tie) Kevin Gunderson, 2005 6 Stephen Copeland, 2001 57. Tim Lambert, 1986 4(tie) Jeff Post, 1990 4(tie) Andy Baldwin, 2003 4> (tie) Nate Fogle, 2005 4
2005 ENTRIES IN THE BEAVER RECORD BOOK: Here are Oregon State's entries in the school record book through April 3:DOUBLES IN A GAME, INDIVIDUAL (TIED): 3, Mike Lissman vs.New Mexico State, Feb. 5. HIT BY PITCH IN A GAME, INDIVIDUAL (TIED): 3, Todd Sheltonvs. New Mexico State, Feb. 3.
THE LAST TIME IT HAPPENED: Here's the last time Oregon State players accomplished several notable feats through April 3:THREW A NO-HITTER: Apr. 11, 1967; Cleve Benson, Eric Selbergand Jack Humphrey vs. Portland. OSU 11, Portland 0. (Individual -Apr. 12, 1947; Fred Gallagher vs. Montana. OSU 1, Montana 0). WAS NO-HIT: Mar. 27, 1994; Jack Gullard, Lewis-Clark Stateat Honolulu, Haw. Lewis-Clark State 1, OSU 0. THREW A ONE-HITTER: Feb. 3, 2005; Dallas Buck, Kevin Joslyn,Kurt Steele vs. New Mexico State at Tempe, Ariz., 7 innings, OSU 19,New Mexico State 0. (Individual: Feb. 18, 1999; B.R. Cook vs.Oklahoma State at San Diego State Tournament. OSU 5, OklahomaState 0.) THREW A SHUTOUT: Feb. 19, 2005; Anton Maxwell, Jake McCormickand Kurt Steele vs. California-Davis at San Diego, Calif. OSU 8,California-Davis 0. (Individual - May 19, 2001; Scott Nicholsonvs. Southern California. OSU 6, Southern California 0.) HAD 10 OR MORE STRIKEOUTS BY A PITCHER: Mar. 25, 2005; DallasBuck vs. Dallas Baptist (12 strikeouts). OSU 7, Dallas Baptist 2. PITCHED A COMPLETE GAME: Mar. 25, 2005; Dallas Buck vs.Dallas Baptist. OSU 7, Dallas Baptist 2. HIT THREE HOMERS IN A GAME: Mar. 11, 2001; Andy Jarvisvs. Washington State at Yakima, Wash. Washington State 8, OSU 7. HIT TWO HOMERS IN A GAME: May 18, 2004; Tony Calderon vs.Portland (2nd game). OSU 16, Portland 3. PINCH-HIT A HOME RUN: Mar. 28, 2005; Scott Nelson vs.Brigham Young (grand slam). OSU 12, Brigham Young 5. HIT A GRAND SLAM: Mar. 29, 2005; Scott Nelson vs. BrighamYoung (pinch hit). OSU 12, Brigham Young 5. HIT AN INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN: Feb. 13, 2004; AndyJenkins vs. Utah. OSU 8, Utah 6. LED OFF A GAME WITH A HOME RUN: Mar. 29, 2005; JacobyEllsbury vs. Brigham Young (BYU's Sean McNaughton also led offthe game with a homer). OSU 11, Brigham Young 6. HIT BACK-TO-BACK HOME RUNS: Apr. 12, 2003; Aaron Mathewsand Andy Jarvis vs. Washington State (both on the first pitchof the at-bat). OSU 11, Washington State 3. HIT BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK HOME RUNS: Apr. 11, 2000; BrianBarden, Curtis Davis and Joe Gerber at Portland. OSU 13,Portland 5. HIT TWO TRIPLES IN A GAME: May 3, 1997; Abino Vazquez atPortland State. OSU 7, Portland State 5. HIT THREE DOUBLES IN A GAME: Feb. 5, 2005; Mike Lissmanvs. New Mexico State at Tempe, Ariz. OSU 11, New Mexico State 2. HIT FOR THE CYCLE: Mar. 28, 1993; A.J. Marquardt vs.Southwest Missouri State at Norman, Okla. (4 consecutive at-batsin ascending order - single, double, triple, homer). OSU 17,Southwest Missouri State 3. HAD FIVE HITS IN A GAME: Feb 21, 2004; Mike Hass vs.Arkansas-Little Rock at Arlington, Tex. OSU 8, Arkansas-Little Rock 3. HAD FOUR HITS IN A GAME: Apr. 1, 2005; Jacoby Ellsburyvs. California. OSU 11, California 1. DROVE IN NINE RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 2, 1985; Ken Bowen atChico State. OSU 36, Chico State 12. DROVE IN EIGHT RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 31, 2004; Shea McFeelyat Portland. OSU 25, Portland 4. DROVE IN SEVEN RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 31, 2004; Shea McFeelyat Portland (drove in 8 runs). OSU 25, Portland 4. DROVE IN SIX RUNS IN A GAME: May 18, 2004; Tony Calderonvs. Portland (2nd game). OSU 16, Portland 3. DROVE IN FIVE RUNS IN A GAME: May 18, 2004; Tony Calderonvs. Portland (2nd game) (drove in 6 runs). OSU 16, Portland 3. SCORED SIX RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 2, 1985; Ken Bowen at ChicoState. OSU 36, Chico State 12. SCORED FIVE RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 5, 2000; Brian Bardenat Washington. OSU 27, Washington 4. SCORED FOUR RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 25, 2005; Jacoby Ellsburyvs. Dallas Baptist (2nd game). OSU 11, Dallas Baptist 3. STOLE FOUR BASES IN A GAME: Apr. 11, 1991; David Andersonvs. Willamette. OSU 8, Willamette 0. STOLE THREE BASES IN A GAME: Feb. 28, 2004; Jacoby Ellsburyvs. Sacramento State at Riverside, Calif. Sacramento State 10,OSU 3. HAD FIVE WALKS IN A GAME: May 21, 1970; Bob Beall vs. UCLA.UCLA 7, OSU 2. HAD FOUR WALKS IN A GAME: Apr. 13, 2004; Shea McFeely atWashington. OSU 6, Washington 4 (12 innings). TURNED A TRIPLE PLAY: Apr. 4, 2000; Joe Gerber and Will Hudsonvs. Portland (line drive to 1B Gerber for 1 out; Gerber steps onfirst base before runner returns for 2 out; Gerber throw to SSHudson covering second base before runner returns for 3 out).
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 44 games cancelled or rescheduled due to rain. Of those, only 15 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 12 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 Oregon State beat California-Davis 8-0 on Feb. 19 at the San Diego Tournament. Casey has a record of 319-229-4 with the Beavers for a winning percentage of .582.
Of the 19 head coaches in OSU baseball history, only a pair of men who spent more than 2 decades each 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 490-342-5, which includes 7 years at George Fox in Newberg, is good for a winning percentage of .588.
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 1,802-1,242-15, a winning percentage of .592. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 790-591, a winning percentage of .572. To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 20,057 runs and allowed 15,525 runs. That's an average score of 6.56-5.08.
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 932-412-1 all-time at home for a winning percentage of .693. OSU is 13-2 at home this season and averaging 622 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 Pac-10 Package is still being offered this spring, guaranteeing a fan the same theater-type seat for all 9 remaining Pacific-10 home games for $50.
The Family Plan provides general admission seating for all remaining home games at $20 per adult and $10 per child. To participate, 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 and dues are $30 per season. 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. 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, all 3 games at Stanford can be heard on both KEJO and the internet.
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.
Danny Anderson, SENIOR OUTFIELDER (MODESTO, CALIF./BEYER H.S., SAN JOAQUIN DELTA J.C., SAN JOSE STATE U.): 2 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game ... Mar. 12-Mar. 24, in 3 games, batted .429 (3-for-7) with 1 double ... Feb. 19 vs. California-Davis, 3-for-4, 1 double, 4 runs ... Feb. 6 at Arizona State, homered ... Feb. 3 vs. New Mexico State, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs.
Darwin Barney, FRESHMAN SHORTSTOP (BEAVERTON, ORE./SOUTHRIDGE H.S.): 9 multi-hit games; 5 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 22 of 28 games; has a run in 17 of 28 games ... in last 5 games, batting .476 (10-for-21) with 1 double, 1 triple, 5 RBIs ... has scored a run in 9 straight games ... Mar. 28-Apr. 2, in 4 games, batted .556 (10-for-18) with 1 double, 1 triple, 5 RBIs ... Apr. 1 vs. California, 3-for-5, 1 triple, 2 RBIs ... Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, 3-for-5, 1 double, 3 RBIs ... Mar. 28-Mar. 29 in series vs. Brigham Young, batted .556 (5-for-9) with 1 double, 3 RBIs, 4 runs ... Mar. 18-Mar. 25, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .263 (5-for-19) with 1 double, 1 homer, 4 RBIs ... 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 5 of 8 starts; has not allowed more than 2 earned runs in any start; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 5 of 8 starts ... Apr. 1 vs. California, earned win; 7.0 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts ... Mar. 18-Mar. 25, set career-highs in strikeouts in back-to-back games with 10 vs. Sacramento State, 12 vs. Dallas Baptist ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist first game, earned win in first career complete game; 9.0 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 12 strikeouts ... 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; 4 multi-RBI games ... Apr. 1 vs. California, 1-for-1, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 3 walks, 1 stolen base ... Mar. 12-Mar. 22, in 4 games, batted .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.): 7 multi-hit games; 4 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 17 of 26 games ... Apr. 2 vs. California, 2-for-3, 1 homer, 3 RBIs ... Mar. 13-Mar. 22, in 4 games, batted .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 ... 14 multi-hit games; 8 multi-RBI games; 5 multi-run games ... has a hit in 25 of 28 games; has a stolen base in 14 of 28 games; has a walk in 16 of 28 games ... currently has 10-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .525 (21-for-40) with 3 homers, 4 doubles, 10 RBIs, 12 runs, 6 stolen bases ... in last 8 games, batting .594 (19-for-32) with 3 homers, 4 doubles, 10 RBIs, 10 runs, 5 stolen bases ... Mar. 28-Apr. 3, named to weekly College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll; in 5 games, batted .545 (12-for-22) with 1 double, 1 homer, 4 RBIs, 5 runs, 3 stolen bases, 4 walks, 2 hit-by-pitch, slugging percentage .727, on-base percentage .643 ... Apr. 3 vs. California, 3-for-3, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases ... Apr. 1 vs. California, 4-for-6, 1 stolen base ... Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, 3-for-6, 1 homer, 2 RBIs ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist, homered in both games of doubleheader; in first game, grand slam; in second game, 3-for-4, 1 homer, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, 4 runs, 2 stolen bases ... Mar. 24 vs. Dallas Baptist, 3-for-3, 1 double ... 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 10 of 13 appearances; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 11 of 13 appearances; has not allowed an earned run in last 5 appearances, totalling 13.1 innings ... Apr. 3 vs. California, earned save; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts ... 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.
Cole Gillespie, SOPHOMORE FIRST BASEMAN (WEST LINN, ORE./WEST LINN H.S.): Mar. 12 at Pepperdine, 2-for-3.
Ryan Gipson, JUNIOR SECOND BASMAN (CENTRAL POINT, ORE./CRATER H.S., SHASTA J.C.): Mar. 18-Mar. 24, in 4 games, batted .600 (6-for-10) with 6 runs, 3 walks, 3 stolen bases ... 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.): 7 multi-hit games; 2 multi-RBI games; 6 multi-run games ... has a hit in 16 of 28 games; has a run in 14 of 28 games ... Apr. 2 vs. California, 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 walk ... Mar. 18-Mar. 24, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .421 (9-for-19) with 1 double, 2 RBIs, 6 runs, 3 stolen bases ... Mar. 13-Mar. 22, scored a run in 5 straight games, 7 runs total ... 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 14 of 15 appearances ... at least 2.0 innings in 8 of 15 appearances; has not allowed a walk in 10 of 15 appearances ... Apr. 2 vs. California, earned save; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Mar. 13 vs. Winthrop, earned save; 3.0 innings, 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 ... 11 multi-hit games; 6 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 17 of 25 games ... Mar. 25-Mar. 29, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .435 (10-for-23) with 3 doubles, 6 RBIs, 6 runs ...Apr. 1 vs. California, 1-for-3, 3 RBIs, 1 walk ... Mar. 28-Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, in both games of series, 2-for-6 with 1 double ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist, in doubleheader, 5-for-8 with 1 double, 3 RBIs, 3 runs; in second game, 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs ... Feb. 26-Mar. 22, 9-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .439 (18-for-41) with 3 homers, 2 doubles, 13 RBIs ... 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.
Kevin Joslyn, SENIOR LEFTHANDER (SPOKANE, WASH./MT. SPOKANE H.S., COLUMBIA BASIN C.C.): Has not allowed an earned run in 6 of 8 appearances; has not allowed more than 1 hit in 5 of 8 appearances; at least 1.0 inning in 5 of 8 appearances ... Feb. 26 at California-Santa Barbara, won in relief; 0.2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout.
Chris Kunda, JUNIOR SECOND BASEMAN (PHILOMATH, ORE./PHILOMATH H.S.): In his last 5 games, batting .364 (4-for-11) with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs ... 2 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game.
Eddie Kunz, FRESHMAN RIGHTHANDER (PORTLAND, ORE./PARKROSE H.S.: Has not allowed a run in any of his 4 appearances; has not allowed a hit in any of his 4 appearances; at least 1 strikeout in all 4 appearances.
Lonnie Lechelt, FRESHMAN INFIELDER (KENNEWICK, WASH./SOUTHRIDGE H.S.): First 2 career hits have been home runs ... Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, homered ... Mar. 24 vs. Dallas Baptist, homered.
Joey Ledesma, JUNIOR DESIGNATED HITTER (TUCSON, ARIZ./SALPOINTE CATHOLIC H.S., PIMA C.C): 4 multi-hit games; 3 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 9 of 18 games ... Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs ... 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 17 of 27 games; has a RBI in 13 of 27 games ... Mar. 22 at Portland, 2-for-4 ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State, 2-for-5, 2 RBIs, 1 stolen base ... 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.): Has not allowed more than 1 walk in 5 of 8 starts; has not allowed more than 5 hits in 5 of 8 starts ... Apr. 2 vs. California, earned win; 6.0 innings, 8 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist second game, earned win; 6.0 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs (0 earned), 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... 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 5 of 8 appearances; has not allowed an earned run in 5 of 8 appearances ... Mar. 24 vs. Dallas Baptist, took loss in first career start; 1.2 innings, 3 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks, 0 strikeouts ... 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.): 11 multi-hit games; 4 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 21 of 28 games; has a RBI in 15 of 28 games; has a run in 18 of 28 games ... in last 9 games, batting .452 (14-for-31) with 1 homer, 4 doubles, 9 RBIs, 9 walks ... Apr. 1 vs. California, 2-for-3 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 walk ... Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist first game, homered ... 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 ... Feb. 3 vs. New Mexico State, 1-for-3, 1 run.
Jonah Nickerson, SOPHOMORE RIGHTHANDER (OREGON CITY, ORE./OREGON CITY H.S.): Has not allowed an earned run in 4 of 8 starts; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 6 of 8 starts; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 5 of 8 starts; at least 6.0 innings in 5 of 8 starts; at least 8 strikeouts in 5 of 8 starts ... Apr. 3 vs. California, earned win; 6.0 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts ... Mar. 28 vs. Brigham Young, earned win; 5.0 innings, 5 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 0 walks, 8 strikeouts ... 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.
Daniel Turpen, FRESHMAN RIGHTHANDER (McMINNVILLE, ORE./McMINNVILLE H.S.): Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, earned win; 5.0 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... Mar. 22 at Portland, no decision in first career start; 3.2 innings, 2 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts.
Geoff Wagner, JUNIOR OUTFIELDER (REDMOND, ORE./REDMOND H.S., CITRUS J.C., CENTRAL OREGON C.C.): 1 multi-hit game ... as a hit in 5 of his last 7 games ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist second game, 2-for-3, 1 double, 2 walks.
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