Beavers' Tough Trek Continues

April 13, 2005

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TUESDAY, APRIL 12Portland at No. 15 Oregon State; ppd., rain(Game will be made up on a date to be announced)FRIDAY, APRIL 15No. 15 Oregon State at No. 8 Arizona; 7 p.m. PDT(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio and live statson www.osubeavers.com)SATURDAY, APRIL 16No. 15 Oregon State at No. 8 Arizona; 7 p.m. PDT(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio and live statson www.osubeavers.com)SUNDAY, APRIL 17No. 15 Oregon State at No. 8 Arizona; 12 noon PDT(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio and live statson www.osubeavers.com)

The road doesn't get easier for Oregon State this weekend. After taking a series at nationally-ranked Stanford last weekend, the Beavers (26-5 overall, 5-1 Pacific-10) visit No. 8 Arizona (24-10, 8-1) for a series between the teams at the top of the Pac-10 baseball standings.

'It's another great chance for our guys to go out and compete against a terrific ballclub,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'Winning eight of nine games at any point in this conference is incredibly tough, and to get off to a start like that means Arizona must be playing very, very well and playing with a lot of confidence.'

The Beavers and Wildcats will meet Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 12 noon. All three games can be heard on KEJO-AM (1240) and www.osubeavers.com. Live streamed video of all three games this weekend will be available on www.arizonaathletics.com. It requires high-speed internet acces and subscribing to the Total Access package on the UA website.

The series is also a matchup of the two Pac-10 teams generally ranked highest in the national polls. OSU is ranked No. 15 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll; the Beavers are also ranked No. 11 by both Baseball America magazine and Collegiate Baseball newspaper and No. 12 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll. Arizona is ranked No. 8 in the coaches and writers polls and No. 6 by both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball.

While Arizona is coming off a trip to the College World Series in 2004, the Beavers were recently named the top surprise team in the first half of 2005 by Baseball America. The series win at Stanford vaulted OSU to even more visibility on the national scene.

'When you play well and have some success, those things will follow,' Casey said. 'But if we're going to stay up there and be considered among the top teams in the nation, if we're going to reach the postseason and have any success there, then we've got to stay focused on that first part - playing well.

'We've said it all year, and it's still true - we have to go out every day, every practice and every game, and get better. Because what we've got facing us from here on out sure doesn't get easier; we're in what could be the best conference in the country and we've just started playing our conference schedule. Our guys have to keep at it, keep grinding and finding ways to make plays, make pitches and win games. This weekend will be a huge test of that.'

The Beavers will go into Tucson with the reigning Pac-10 Player of the Week in junior centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Last week at Stanford, Ellsbury batted .583 (7-for-12) with one home run, two doubles, six runs batted in, three runs and one stolen base for a 1.000 slugging percentage. He also had three walks and one hit by pitch for a .688 on-base percentage and made a trio of acrobatic catches.

Ellsbury continues to lead the Pac-10 batting race with a .461 batting average. He also leads the conference in on-base percentage (.549) and stolen bases (17); is second in hits (59); and is tied for second in slugging percentage (.703).

The Beavers also continued to hold the two top spots in earned run average, with Dallas Buck leading (1.19) and Jonah Nickerson second (1.21). Nickerson leads the Pac-10 in opponents' batting average (.169) and teammate Kevin Gunderson is second (.185); Buck is the conference leader in wins (7) and Gunderson is the leader in saves (7).

OSU's team earned run average of 2.99 is the top mark in the conference, and the Beavers' team batting average of .342 is second.

Oregon State also ranks among the leaders in several categories at the national level in NCAA Division I. Ellsbury is seventh in batting average; Buck is 14th and Nickerson 15th in ERA; Buck is tied for fifth in wins; and Gunderson is tied for 10th in saves. Among the team leaders, OSU is 10th in ERA, 16th in batting average and tied for fourth in winning percentage (.839).

Arizona has won six straight, taking back-to-back road sweeps at UCLA and Washington State; last week the Wildcats beat the Cougars 13-0, 7-4 and 13-10. The Beavers will likely face a pitching rotation of junior righthander John Meloan (6-0 record, 3.25 earned run average), junior righthander Kevin Guyette (6-2, 3.49) and freshman lefthander David Coulon (2-1, 5.40). At the plate, Arizona has been led by junior outfielder Trevor Crowe (.422 batting average, 4 home runs, 34 runs batted in), senior outfielder Jeff Van Houten (.400, 4, 41), junior outfielder Chris Frey (.379, 2, 29), junior catcher Nick Hundley (.375, 8, 27), freshman second baseman Bryan Kervin (.375, 0, 12) and sophomore first baseman Jordan Brown (366, 9, 54).

OREGON STATE LINEUP:

C - Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.333, 3 HRs, 19 RBIsor - Casey Priseman, so.; Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville HS);.286, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs1B - Andy Jenkins, sr.; Salem, Ore. (Mt. Hood CC);.358, 3 HRs, 22 RBIsor-Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.333, 3 HRs, 19 RBIs2B - Ryan Gipson, jr.; Central Point, Ore. (Shasta JC);.286, 0 HRs, 6 RBIsor - Chris Kunda, jr.; Philomath, Ore. (Philomath HS);.282, 0 HRs, 6 RBIs3B - Shea McFeely, jr.; Federal Way, Wash. (Tacoma CC);.354, 3 HRs, 22 RBIsSS - Darwin Barney, fr.; Beaverton, Ore. (Southridge HS);.331, 2 HRs, 20 RBIsLF - Tyler Graham, jr.; Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS);.304, 0 HRs, 13 RBIsor - Mike Lissman, so.; Ontario, Ore. (Ontario HS);.270, 0 HRs, 22 RBIsCF - Jacoby Ellsbury, jr.; Madras, Ore. (Madras HS);.461, 5 HRs, 30 RBIsRF-Geoff Wagner, jr.; Redmond, Ore. (Central Oregon CC);.297, 1 HR, 5 RBIsor - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.286, 0 HRs, 17 RBIsDH - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.286, 0 HRs, 17 RBIsor - Joey Ledesma, jr.; Tucson, Ariz. (Pima CC);.302, 0 HRs, 10 RBIs(Tentative pitching rotation)Fri., RHP - Dallas Buck, so.; Newberg, Ore. (Newberg HS);7-0 record, 1.19 ERASat., LHP - Anton Maxwell, so.; Anchorage, Alas. (Feather River CC);5-0 record, 5.55 ERASun., RHP - Jonah Nickerson, so.; Oregon City, Ore. (Oregon City HS);6-0 record, 1.21 ERA

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: Oregon State has an all-time record of 13-19 against Arizona in a series dating back to 1963. Last season in Corvallis, Arizona won 4-3 and 14-7 before OSU took the series finale 6-5.

OREGON STATE NOTES: In OSU's series at Stanford last weekend, the Beavers' top hitters were Pacific-10 Player of the Week Jacoby Ellsbury (.583, 7-for-12, 1 homer, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs, 3 runs, 1 stolen base), Darwin Barney (.500, 7-for-14, 2 RBIs, 2 runs, 1 stolen base), Danny Anderson (.500, 3-for-6), Geoff Wagner (4.00, 4-for-10, 1 homer, 3 RBIs), Chris Campos (.375, 3-for-8, 1 double, 3 RBIs), Shea McFeely (.333, 4-for-12, 1 homer, 1 double, 3 RBIs) and Ryan Gipson (.333, 2-for-6, 3 runs, 4 walks, 1 hit by pitch) ... Oregon State's longest current hitting streak belongs to Ellsbury at 13 games, while McFeely has a hit in his last 7 games and Wagner a hit in his last 4. 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 17 this season while McFeely has 12, Jenkins and Barney 11 each, Graham 8, Canham 7, and Lissman 6 ... Ellsbury leads the Beavers in multi-RBI games with 10, Jenkins has 6, Barney, Lissman, McFeely and Campos 5 each, and Canham 4 ...

Oregon State is 6 games ahead of its pace from 2004, when the Beavers were 20-11 after 31 games. In Pacific-10 play, OSU is 2 games ahead of last season, when the Beavers were 3-3 after 6 games ... of Oregon State's 22 home runs this season, 13 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 12 of the Beavers' first 31 games ... the Beavers are 21-1 when leading after 6 innings, 22-1 when leading after 7 innings, and 24-0 when leading after 8 innings ... the Beavers are 18-2 in games in which they score first this season ... of OSU's 5 losses this season, 2 have been by 1 run and 1 more has been by 2 runs ... 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 OSU reached No. 11 in the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball rankings on April 11, it was the Beavers' highest ranking since they were No. 10 in Collegiate Baseball's final rankings for 1963. OSU had risen as high as No. 6 in the nation that year before taking eventual national champion Southern California the distance in a best-of-three NCAA first-round playoff series ... OSU was the last team to lose a game in Pacific-10 play when it was beaten 4-3 at Stanford on April 10. The Beavers' 5-0 start to Pac-10 play was their best since the conference merged its Northern and Southern divisions for the 1999 season ... OSU's series win at Stanford from April 9-10 was the Beavers' first at Sunken Diamond since sweeping a 2-game set in 1970, but the teams had only met in 4 series at Stanford in the interim. It also broke the Cardinal's streak of 14 straight home series wins dating back to the 2003 season ... OSU's 9-game win streak from March 25-April 9 was the Beavers' longest since a 10-gamer midway through the 1998 season. OSU's longest since then had been an 8-gamer from Feb. 5-Feb. 27 this season ...

A Beaver who had a big weekend at Stanford on April 9-10 was Geoff Wagner; a year earlier, he had earned All-America honors in the club team ranks while playing at Central Oregon Community College. Wagner was 4-for-10 with 1 homer, and he singled home the tying runs with 2 out in the seventh inning of the series' second game as OSU rallied from a 9-2 deficit to an 11-10 win ... OSU's comeback from a 7-run deficit to an 11-10 win at Stanford on April was sparked by 3 straight acrobatic catches by Beaver outfielders. With 1 out in the fourth, Adam Sorgi hit a ball into the left-centerfield gap and both leftfielder Tyler Graham and centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury had a shot at the ball; Ellsbury made a diving catch as the pair avoided a collision. Jed Lowrie then hit a ball to the fence in left, but Graham made the catch crashing into the fence to end the inning. To start the fifth, John Mayberry Jr. hit a drive to the top of the wall in center and Ellsbury caught up to it with a leap to the barrier. No one was sure if he'd caught it, though, until after he'd trotted several steps back toward the infield and finally showed the umpires the ball ...

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 ... 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 played its first series between nationally-ranked teams in a long while when it visited Stanford from April 8-10, and the Beavers made it a good one. After rain postponed the opening game, OSU swept an April 9 doubleheader 9-7 and 11-10; the Beavers then lost the finale 4-3 on April 10.

On April 9, Oregon State came from behind twice to sweep Stanford 9-7 and 11-10. The Beavers rallied from 7 runs down in the second game to end Stanford's streak of 14 straight series wins at home. The Beavers trailed 9-2 after 3 innings of the nightcap before finally taking the lead in the top of the seventh inning. In the opener, OSU had been down 7-5 after 7 innings. Jacoby Ellsbury went 5-for-9 with 1 home run, 1 double, 6 runs batted in and a pair of acrobatic catches during the doubleheader. The Beavers scored 4 runs in the final 2 innings of the opener, then got the win in the 3-hour, 43-minute second game. In the second game, the Beavers tied it in the top of the seventh inning on a 2-out, 2-run single up the middle by Geoff Wagner; OSU then scored the go-ahead run when Chris Campos scored from second on a wild pitch. Kevin Gunderson the worked the final 3 innings for the save. The Beavers got back within 9-6 with a 4-run fourth inning that included a 2-run double by Campos and run-scoring singles by Ellsbury and Tyler Graham. OSU's 4-run top of the seventh earned freshman righthander Eddie Kunz the win in relief. The Beavers had 17 hits in the second game, including at least 1 from every starter. Ellsbury was 3-for-5 with a homer, while Graham was 3-for-6.

In the opener of the doubleheader, the Beavers led 5-0 after two innings but Stanford took its first lead at 7-5 on Chris Minaker's 2-run homer off Dallas Buck in the top of the seventh inning. Buck gave up a single and double but managed to get out of the inning without further damage. OSU got the lead back in the top of the eighth, with a 1-out error opening the door as it put Shea McFeely aboard. Danny Anderson followed with a single to chase Cardinal starter Mark Romanczuk and pinch-hitter Cole Gillespie greeted Blake Holler with another to load the bases. With 2 out, pinch-hitter Lonnie Lechelt drew a walk to force in a run and make it 7-6; Ellsbury then punched a 2-run single through the right side to put OSU in front 8-7. OSU tacked on another run in the ninth as Barney led off with a bunt single and eventually scored on McFeely's single up the middle. Ellsbury matched his career-high with 4 runs batted in during the opener, also doubling home 2 runs in a 3-run third inning that put OSU up 5-0. Danny Anderson was 3-for-5.

On April 10, Oregon State's winning streak ended at 9 games as the Beavers lost to Stanford 4-3. Jacoby Ellsbury ran his hitting streak to 13 games with a 2-for-3 afternoon that included a double. But the Beavers committed a season-high 5errors, leading to a pair of unearned runs, and left 11 runners on base. OSU lead 3-1 going to the bottom of the fourth inning but committed 3 errors behind sophomore righthander Jonah Nickerson leading to a pair of unearned runs that knotted the game 3-3. Stanford finally scored the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh when OSU reliever Nate Fogle walked Adam Sorgi, he was sacrificed to second and then scored on Jed Lowrie's single to right-centerfield for a 4-3 lead. Oregon State outhit the Cardinal 12-6. Nickerson went the first 6.0 innings, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 7. Darwin Barney had a career high in hits by going 4-for-4 for the Beavers, while Geoff Wagner was 2-for-5 with a home run.

BEAVERS IN BASEBALL AMERICA MIDSEASON REPORT: Oregon State was named the top surprise team in the nation and several Beavers earned individual honors in Baseball America magazine's midseason report, which was issued April 8. Sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) was named the nation's top pitcher to that point, and he was joined on the midseason All-America first team by junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS). Sophomore righthander Jonah Nickerson (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS) was named to the second team.

In ranking the Beavers as the nation's top surprise team, Baseball America writer Will Kimmey noted OSU's jump from preseason predictions along with its outstanding pitching, adding: 'And despite a small state population, poor weather and defections of top prep talent to other programs, coach Pat Casey has assembled a roster of 23 Oregon natives that should challenge for the conference title.'

Baseball America projected OSU as 1 of 6 teams from the Pac-10 to reach the NCAA Regionals. OSU was also among its 16 schools projected to host a first-round regional.

Of Buck's midseason stats, Kimmey wrote: 'Those results were not entirely unexpected after the 6-foot-2 Buck led the Cape Cod League with a 0.77 ERA last summer by using his lively low-90s fastball and hard slider to devour hitters using wood bats.'

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 Will Kimmey of BA. '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 (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS). There's no arguing with the results. Through April 10, that trio has combined for a record of 18-0 with a 2.48 earned run average; in 27 starts, the trio is averaging 6.0 innings, 4.5 hits, 1.6 walks and 6.1 strikeouts per start. For more on OSU's weekend starting pitchers, see the players notes section.

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 10, the pair have combined to go 5-3 with 12 saves and a 1.92 ERA; in 65.1 innings, they have allowed 39 hits and 16 walks while striking out 66 and opponents are batting .175 against them. For more on OSU's closers, see the players notes section.

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 16 games, though, he's settled into the leadoff spot and he's batted there 19 times overall this season. In that position in the lineup through April 10, Ellsbury is batting .506 with 5 homers, 2 triples, 8 doubles, 22 16 RBIs and 11 stolen bases; he has a .589 on-base percentage and a .848 slugging percentage. For more on Ellsbury, see the players notes section.

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 April 4-10. Ellsbury had at least 2 hits in each game as he led Oregon State to a series win at nationally ranked Stanford, extending his hitting streak to 13 games in the process. Ellsbury batted .583 (7-for-12) with 1 homer, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs, 3 runs and 1 stolen base for a 1.000 slugging percentage; he also had 3 walks and 1 hit by pitch for a .688 on-base percentage. Ellsbury singled home the tying and winning runs with 2 out in the eighth inning as OSU rallied from a 7-5 deficit to a 9-7 win in the opening game, giving him 4 RBIs in the game. He then homered as the Beavers came back from a 9-2 deficit to win the second game 11-10. Ellsbury also had a pair of acrobatic catches to rob Cardinal hitters of extra-base hits in the second game of the series.

Ellsbury was also accorded the CBF honor 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 PACIFIC-10 WEEKLY HONORS: Oregon State junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) was named the Pacific-10 Player of the Week for April 4-10. Ellsbury had at least 2 hits in each game as he led Oregon State to a series win at nationally ranked Stanford, extending his hitting streak to 13 games in the process. Ellsbury batted .583 (7-for-12) with 1 homer, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs, 3 runs and 1 stolen base for a 1.000 slugging percentage; he also had 3 walks and 1 hit by pitch for a .688 on-base percentage. Ellsbury singled home the tying and winning runs with 2 out in the eighth inning as OSU rallied from a 7-5 deficit to a 9-7 win in the opening game, giving him 4 RBIs in the game. He then homered as the Beavers came back from a 9-2 deficit to win the second game 11-10. Ellsbury also had a pair of acrobatic catches to rob Cardinal hitters of extra-base hits in the second game of the series.

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	16thApr. 11	15th	11th	11th	12th

BOYD'S WORLD ELEVATES OREGON STATE: A way to 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-R.P.I.	I.S.R.Mar. 1	17th	1stMar. 8	27th	2ndMar. 15	16th	3rdMar. 22	22nd	2ndMar. 29	16th	3rdApr. 4	7th	1stApr. 11	8th	1st

OREGON STATE AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among the NCAA Division I leaders through April 10:

INDIVIDUAL BATTING7. Jacoby Ellsbury	.461MOST AT-BATS PER STRIKEOUT25. Jacoby Ellsbury	18.328. (tie) Darwin Barney	17.7INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE14. Dallas Buck	1.1915. Jonah Nickerson	1.21INDIVIDUAL WINS5. (tie) Dallas Buck	729. (tie) Jonah Nickerson	6INDIVIDUAL SAVES10. (tie) Kevin Gunderson	7TEAM BATTING AVERAGE16. Oregon State	.326TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE10. Oregon State	2.99TEAM WINNING PERCENTAGE4. (tie) Oregon State	.839

OREGON STATE AMONG PACIFIC-10 LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among Pacific-10 leaders through April 10:

INDIVIDUAL BATTING1. Jacoby Ellsbury	.461INDIVIDUAL SLUGGING2. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	.703INDIVIDUAL ON-BASE1. Jacoby Ellsbury	.5493. Ryan Gipson	.500INDIVIDUAL HITS2. Jacoby Ellsbury	59INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES4. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	1210. (tie) Mike Lissman	10INDIVIDUAL TRIPLES9. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	29. (tie) Mitch Canham	2INDIVIDUAL TOTAL BASES4. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	90INDIVIDUAL WALKS10. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	20INDIVIDUAL STOLEN BASES1. Jacoby Ellsbury	175. Tyler Graham	11INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Dallas Buck	1.192. Jonah Nickerson	1.214. Kevin Gunderson	2.29INDIVIDUAL OPPONENTS BATTING1. Jonah Nickerson	.1692. Kevin Gunderson	.1855. Dallas Buck	.201INNINGS PITCHED5. Dallas Buck	60.2INDIVIDUAL STRIKEOUTS4. Dallas Buck	736. Jonah Nickerson	64INDIVIDUAL WINS1. Dallas Buck	72. (tie) Jonah Nickerson	68. (tie) Anton Maxwell	5INDIVIDUAL SAVES1. Kevin Gunderson	74. (tie) Nate Fogle	5TEAM BATTING2. Oregon State	.326TEAM SLUGGING3. Oregon State	.463TEAM ON-BASE2. Oregon State	.421TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Oregon State	2.99TEAM OPPONENTS BATTING1. Oregon State	.216TEAM 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 or single-season leaders through April 10:

CAREER AT-BATS10. Mickey Riley, 1980-83	565> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	530 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	196 Brian Barden, 2000-02	1484. Andy Jarvis, 2000-03	1415. Drew Hedges, 1997-2000	139> (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	139 Troy Schader, 1997-99	3510. Tim Lambert, 1985-88	34> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	30 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  (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	285  3. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	51 Jared Sanders, 2002-04	122. Mike Boire, 1996-98	11> 3. Kevin Gunderson, 2004-present	10  (tie) Dallas Buck, 2004-present	6 Stephen Copeland, 2000-03	5> (tie) Nate Fogle, 2005-present	5 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2004	20> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	17 Dallas Buck, 2005	73 Jared Sanders, 2002	92. Mike Boire, 1997	8> 3. Kevin Gunderson, 2005	7 Dallas Buck, 2004	65. Jim Grove, 1982	5(tie) Stephen Copeland, 2001	5> (tie) Nate Fogle, 2005	5 

2005 ENTRIES IN THE BEAVER RECORD BOOK: Here are Oregon State's entries in the school record book through April 10:

     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 Shelton vs.New Mexico State, Feb. 3.

THE LAST TIME IT HAPPENED: Here's the last time Oregon State players accomplished several notable feats through April 10:

     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. Cookvs. 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. BrighamYoung (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; Andy Jenkinsvs. Utah. OSU 8, Utah 6.     LED OFF A GAME WITH A HOME RUN: Mar. 29, 2005; Jacoby Ellsburyvs. Brigham Young (BYU's Sean McNaughton also led off the game witha homer). OSU 11, Brigham Young 6.     HIT BACK-TO-BACK HOME RUNS: Apr. 12, 2003; Aaron Mathews andAndy Jarvis vs. Washington State (both on the first pitch of theat-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 Lissman vs.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-LittleRock 3.     HAD FOUR HITS IN A GAME: Apr. 10, 2005; Darwin Barney atStanford. Stanford 4, OSU 3.     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 46 games cancelled or rescheduled due to rain. Of those, only 16 have been games at OSU's Goss Stadium at Coleman Field; 21 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 13 home games, 5 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 321-230-4 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 492-343-5, which includes 7 years at George Fox in Newberg, is good for a winning percentage of .589.

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 1,804-1,243-15, a winning percentage of .592. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 792-592, a winning percentage of .572. To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 20,080 runs and allowed 15,546 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 Arizona 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.): 3 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game ... Apr. 9 at Stanford first game, 3-for-5 ... 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.): 11 multi-hit games; 5 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 25 of 31 games; has a run in 19 of 31 games ... in last 8 games, batting .486 (17-for-35) with 1 double, 1 triple, 7 RBIs ... Apr. 9-10 series at Stanford, batted .500 (7-for-14), including 4-for-5 in third game ... Mar. 22-Apr. 9, scored a run in 10 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 ... Baseball America magazine Midseason Top Pitcher, Midseason All-America first team; Preseason All-America first team ... has struck out 9 or more batters in 5 of 9 starts; has not allowed more than 3 earned runs in any start; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 5 of 9 starts ... Apr. 9 at Stanford first game, earned win; 7.0 innings, 11 hits, 7 runs (3 earned), 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... 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.): 5 multi-hit games; 5 multi-RBI games ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, 2-for-5, 1 douible, 3 RBIs ... 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 18 of 28 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 ... Baseball America magazine Midseason All-America first team; Preseason All-America first team ... team co-captain ... 17 multi-hit games; 10 multi-RBI games; 6 multi-run games ... has a hit in 28 of 31 games; has a stolen base in 15 of 31 games; has a walk in 18 of 31 games ... currently has 13-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .538 (28-for-52) with 4 homers, 6 doubles, 16 RBIs, 15 runs, 7 stolen bases ... in last 11 games, batting .591 (26-for-44) with 3 homers, 4 doubles, 10 RBIs, 10 runs, 5 stolen bases ... Apr. 4-Apr. 10, named Pac-10 Player of the Week and named to weekly College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll; in 3-game series at Stanford, batted .583 (7-for-12) with 1 homer, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs, 3 runs and 1 stolen base for a 1.000 slugging percentage; he also had 3 walks and 1 hit by pitch for a .688 on-base percentage. Ellsbury singled home the tying and winning runs with 2 out in the eighth inning as OSU rallied from a 7-5 deficit to a 9-7 win in the opening game, giving him 4 RBIs in the game. He then homered as the Beavers came back from a 9-2 deficit to win the second game 11-10. Ellsbury also had a pair of acrobatic catches to rob Cardinal hitters of extra-base hits in the second game of the series ... 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 11 of 15 appearances; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 12 of 15 appearances ... Apr. 10 at Stanford, lost in relief; 2.0 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 1 strikeout ... Mar. 18-Apr. 9, did not allow an earned run in 6 appearances, totalling 14.0 innings ... Apr. 9 at Stanford first game, earned save; 0.2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... 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.): Apr. 9-10 series at Stanford, 2-for-2 as pinch-hitter ... Mar. 12 at Pepperdine, 2-for-3.

Ryan Gipson, JUNIOR SECOND BASMAN (CENTRAL POINT, ORE./CRATER H.S., SHASTA J.C.): Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 walks, 1 stolen base ... 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.): 8 multi-hit games; 2 multi-RBI games; 7 multi-run games ... has a hit in 18 of 31 games; has a run in 17 of 31 games ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, 3-for-6, 1 RBI, 2 runs ... 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.

It's a Gundy-ful life 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 16 of 17 appearances; at least 2.0 innings in 9 of 17 appearances; has not allowed a walk in 10 of 17 appearances ... has not allowed a run in last 4 appearances, totalling 8.2 innings ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, earned save; 3.0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ... Apr. 9 at Stanford first game; 1.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... 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 19 of 28 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 7 of 9 appearances; has not allowed more than 1 hit in 6 of 9 appearances; at least 1.0 inning in 5 of 9 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 6 games, batting .333 (4-for-12) 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 5 appearances; has not allowed a hit in any of his 5 appearances; at least 1 strikeout in 4 of 5 appearances ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, won in relief; 0.1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts.

Lonnie Lechelt, FRESHMAN INFIELDER (KENNEWICK, WASH./SOUTHRIDGE H.S.): First 2 career hits have been home runs ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, pinch-hit bases-loaded walk keyed 4-run seventh inning that helped erase 7-run deficit in 11-10 win ... 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 19 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 28 games; has a RBI in 13 of 28 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 9 starts; has not allowed more than 5 hits in 5 of 9 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 6 of 9 appearances; has not allowed an earned run in 5 of 9 appearances ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, in relief; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts ... 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.): 12 multi-hit games; 5 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 24 of 31 games; has a RBI in 17 of 31 games; has a run in 20 of 31 games ... currently has 7-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .480 (12-for-25) with 1 homer, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs ... in last 12 games, batting .419 (18-for-43) with 2 homers, 5 doubles, 12 RBIs, 10 walks ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, 2-for-4, 1 homer, 1 walk, 3 runs ... 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 9 starts; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 7 of 9 starts; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 6 of 9 starts; at least 6.0 innings in 6 of 9 starts; at least 8 strikeouts in 5 of 9 starts ... Apr. 10 at Stanford, no decision; 6.0 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, 7 strikeouts ... 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.

Casey Priseman, FRESHMAN CATCHER (WOODINVILLE, WASH./WOODINVILLE H.S.): Has a hit in 4 of 9 games batted ... Apr. 9 at Stanford first game, drew key pinch-hit walk as during OSU's 3-run eighth inning rally that resulted in 9-7 win ... Feb. 19-Mar. 24, 4-for-5 over 4 games ... Feb. 19 vs. California-Davis, first career hit in first career start.

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.): 3 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game ... has a hit in 7 of his last 9 games ... Apr. 9-10 in 3-game series at Stanford, batted .400 (4-for-10), 1 homer, 3 RBIs ... Apr. 10 at Stanford, 2-for-5, first career homer ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, 2-for-5, 2 RBIs, singled home tying runs with 2 out in seventh inning as OSU rallied from 7-run deficit to 11-10 win ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist second game, 2-for-3, 1 double, 2 walks.

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