Beavers Return Home To Greet Washington State

April 20, 2005

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FRIDAY, APRIL 22Washington State at No. 16 Oregon State; 5 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio and live statson www.osubeavers.com)

SATURDAY, APRIL 23Washington State at No. 16 Oregon State; 1 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio and live statson www.osubeavers.com)AUTOGRAPH DAY: After the game, fans can meet theirfavorite Oregon State players and get autographs.

SUNDAY, APRIL 24Washington State at No. 16 Oregon State; 1 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio and live statson www.osubeavers.com)

BENNY'S KIDS CLUB WEEKEND: For any game of the series,members of Benny's Kids Club will be admitted free whenthey show their membership card.OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY/STAFF WEEKEND: For anygame of the series, all Oregon State faculty and staffcan purchase up to five general admission tickets for $2each with a coupon available at OSU Federal credit union.

After two straight weekends on the road against nationally-ranked opponents, Oregon State returns to Goss Stadium at Coleman Field this weekend to start a seven-game baseball homestand against Washington State.

The Beavers (27-7 overall, 6-3 Pacific-10), ranked No. 16 in this week's USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, are also rated as high as No. 9 by Baseball America magazine, No. 11 by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and No. 12 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Asociation. Washington State (18-20, 0-9), meanwhile, is looking for its first conference win.

None of which matters. The series will be the renewal of a rivalry that dates back to 1910 and is fiercely contested.

'Our record doesn't matter and their record doesn't matter,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'If we don't come out and play hard and play well, Washington State can take it to us. They're a very capable ballclub that just hasn't had things go their way since the start of conference play. If we're to win games against them, we've got to show up ready to play from the first pitch on Friday through the last pitch on Sunday.

'You go through a rough patch like they have, and you show up every day really hungry for a win. Our guys have had some success this season, but this weekend they've got to show up as hungry as Washington State is going to be.'

With a forecast calling for only a slight chance of showers and temperatures in the mid-60s, the Beavers are hoping for a boost from being at home for the first time since April 3. OSU has won seven straight games at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field this season and has a 13-2 record in its own ballpark this season.

'It's going to be great to be at home,' Casey said. 'Our fans have been great about coming out this season on some cold, wet days, and hopefully this will be a chance for them to come out and enjoy some better weather and some good baseball. It really does help our ballclub when we've got a lot of people up there making noise.'

OSU's Jacoby Ellsbury continues to lead the Pacific-10 batting race with a .454 batting average, and that's also good for fourth place in the nation; Stetson's Chris Johnson leads the way at .469. Ellsbury also leads the Pac-10 in on-base percentage (.547), is tied for the lead in stolen bases (17) and is fourth in slugging percentage (.674).

Beaver pitcher Jonah Nickerson leads the conference in earned run average at 1.26 and is ninth nationally, while Dallas Buck's 1.87 mark is good for third in the conference and 41st in the nation. Buck's seven wins is tied for the Pac-10 lead.

As a team, Oregon State is 12th in batting average (.327), 10th in earned run average (.3.06) and eighth in winning percentage (.794).

After playing Washington State, the Beavers will be at home against No. 20 Arizona State from April 29-May 1 and then against Portland on May 3.

Washington State beat Gonzaga 8-4 at home on Tuesday. The Cougars hadn't played since a 4-1 win at Gonzaga on April 12; in its last Pac-10 action, WSU was swept by Arizona at home from April 8-10 by scores of 13-0, 7-4 and 13-10.

WSU has only named a likely starting pitcher for Saturday's game, senior lefthander Jimmy Freeman (6-3 record, 4.27 earned run average); against Arizona, the Cougars also started senior righthander Dane Renkert (1-2, 4.81) on Friday and sophomore righthander Nick Cebula (2-2, 6.65) on Sunday. Leading Washington State at the plate have been junior catcher/designated hitter Zach Franklin (.432 batting average, 1 home run, 11 runs batted in), freshman first baseman Jimmy Murphy (.366, 6, 21), and junior outfielder Jay Miller (.358, 3, 25).

OREGON STATE LINEUP:

C - Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.330, 3 HRs, 21 RBIsor - Casey Priseman, so.; Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville HS);.267, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs1B - Andy Jenkins, sr.; Salem, Ore. (Mt. Hood CC);.361, 3 HRs, 24 RBIsor-Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.330, 3 HRs, 21 RBIs2B - Ryan Gipson, jr.; Central Point, Ore. (Shasta JC);.313, 0 HRs, 9 RBIsor - Chris Kunda, jr.; Philomath, Ore. (Philomath HS);.302, 1 HRs, 7 RBIs3B - Shea McFeely, jr.; Federal Way, Wash. (Tacoma CC);.383, 3 HRs, 28 RBIsSS - Darwin Barney, fr.; Beaverton, Ore. (Southridge HS);.331, 2 HRs, 25 RBIsLF - Tyler Graham, jr.; Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS);.307, 0 HRs, 14 RBIsor - Mike Lissman, so.; Ontario, Ore. (Ontario HS);.253, 0 HRs, 22 RBIsCF - Jacoby Ellsbury, jr.; Madras, Ore. (Madras HS);.454, 5 HRs, 30 RBIsRF-Geoff Wagner, jr.; Redmond, Ore. (Central Oregon CC);.282, 1 HR, 5 RBIsor - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.281, 0 HRs, 18 RBIsDH - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.281, 0 HRs, 18 RBIsor - Joey Ledesma, jr.; Tucson, Ariz. (Pima CC);.283, 0 HRs, 10 RBIs(Tentative pitching rotation)Fri., RHP - Dallas Buck, so.; Newberg, Ore. (Newberg HS);7-1 record, 1.87 ERASat., LHP - Anton Maxwell, so.; Anchorage, Alas. (Feather River CC);6-0 record, 5.16 ERASun., RHP - Jonah Nickerson, so.; Oregon City, Ore. (Oregon City HS);6-0 record, 1.26 ERA

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: Oregon State has an all-time record of 180-215-2 against Washington State in a series dating back to 1910. Last season, OSU took 2 of 3 games in Pullman, winning 3-2, losing 4-2 and winning 5-3.

OREGON STATE NOTES: In OSU's series at Arizona last weekend, the Beavers' top hitters were Shea McFeely (.600, 9-for-15, 5 doubles, 6 RBIs, 4 runs), Cole Gillespie (.500, 4-for-8, 5 RBIs), Ryan Gipson (.500, 3-for-6), Chris Kunda (.500, 2-for-4, 1 homer), Andy Jenkins (.385, 5-for-13, 2 RBIs, 5 runs), Jacoby Ellsbury (.385, 5-for-13, 4 runs), Darwin Barney (.333, 5-for-15, 2 doubles, 5 RBIs) and Tyler Graham (.333, 4-for-12, 1 triple) ... Oregon State's longest current hitting streak belongs to Ellsbury at 16 games, while McFeely has a hit in his last 10 games and Jenkins a hit in his last 5. 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 and Mitch Canham and Tyler Graham 5-game streaks ... Ellsbury leads the Beavers in multi-hit games with 18 this season while McFeely has 15, Jenkins and Barney 13 each, Graham 9, Canham 8, and Lissman 6 ... Ellsbury leads the Beavers in multi-RBI games with 10, McFeely has 7, Barney and Lissman 6 each, and Campos, Canham and Lissman 5 each ...

Oregon State is 4 games ahead of its pace from 2004, when the Beavers were 23-11 after 34 games. In Pacific-10 play, OSU is 2 games ahead of last season, when the Beavers were 4-5 after 9 games ... of Oregon State's 23 home runs this season, 14 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 14 of the Beavers' first 34 games ... the Beavers are 22-1 when leading after 6 innings, 23-2 when leading after 7 innings, and 25-1 when leading after 8 innings ... the Beavers are 19-3 in games in which they score first this season ... of OSU's 5 losses this season, 3 have been by 1 run and 2 more have 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. 9 in the Baseball America on April 18, it was the Beavers' first top-10 ranking since they were No. 10 in Collegiate Baseball's final rankings for 1963. OSU had risen as high as No. 5 in the nation that year before taking eventual national champion Southern California the distance in a best-of-3 NCAA first-round playoff series ... when OSU went to Arizona for a series April 15-17, it was to face a Wildcat team that was fifth in the nation in hitting at the time with a .342 team batting average. The Beavers held the Wildcats to a .235 mark during the series and outhit Arizona 41-23 ... Oregon State's 17 runs in a 17-1 win over Arizona on April 16 was the Beavers' third-highest total in a conference game since the Pac-10 merged its Northern and Southern Divisions prior to the 1999 season. The top 2 marks both came in a series at Washington State in 2002, when the Beavers won 18-1 in the opener and 22-21 in the finale ... a member of OSU's weekend starting rotation didn't take a loss until over 2 months into the season, when Dallas Buck dropped a decision against eighth-ranked Arizona by a 7-5 score on April 15 ... it also took over 2 months for OSU to lose back-to-back games, as the Beavers didn't drop 2 straight until dropping the series opener at No. 8 Arizona on April 15 after losing the series finale at No. 11 Stanford on April 10 ...

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 spent its second straight weekend on the road against a nationally-ranked opponent, and at No. 8 Arizona the Beavers were within an inning of a second straight series win before giving up 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth inning of the finale.

On April 15, Shea McFeely tied an Oregon State single-game record by hitting 3 doubles, but the rally they sparked fell short as the Beavers lost to Arizona 7-5. Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 14 games for OSU, which cut an early 5-run deficit to a single run in the late innings but couldn't complete the comeback. The loss marked the first time this season OSU dropped back-to-back games. It was also the first time a member of the Beavers' weekend starting rotation took a loss, as sophomore righthander Dallas Buck's record dropped to 7-1. OSU fanned 15 times against UA starter John Meloan and relievers Eric Berger and Mark Melancon. Meloan improved to 7-0 this season, going 6.0 innings and allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 11. After giving up 5 runs in the first 2 innings, Buck steadied himself and pitched 6.2 innings, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks while striking out 4. The Beavers pulled within 5-3 while he was still on the mound and eventually got within 6-5 in the eighth inning. McFeely's His hits were key to the Beavers making it a game of it after trailing 5-0 after three innings. Oregon State got back in the ballgame with 3 runs in the top of the sixth inning off Meloan. With 1 out, McFeely doubled to left-center to drive in 2 runs and an error on the play sent him to third; he scored on a two-out wild pitch to make it 5-3. UA blunted the Beavers' momentum in the bottom of the seventh when Jordan Brown homered to bump the lead to 6-3. In the top of the eighth, pinch-hitter Danny Anderson drew a leadoff walk and the Wildcats brought in Melancon. He promptly gave up back-to-back doubles to Darwin Barney - who had a pair of doubles in the game - and McFeely to make it 6-5 and put the tying run at second with none out. But Mitch Canham popped up a bunt attempt and Melancon struck out Geoff Wagner and Joey Ledesma to end the inning.

On April 16, Oregon State scored in all but 2 innings as the Beavers beat Arizona 17-1. Anton Maxwell and 2 relievers combined on a 6-hitter for OSU and Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 15 games in the 4-hour, 14-minute contest. Darwin Barney, Shea McFeely and Cole Gillespie all had 3 hits for Oregon State. The Beavers had just 2 extra-base hits among their 18 hits and also got 2 hits each from Mitch Canham, Andy Jenkins and Ryan Gipson. Maxwell, who had been knocked out of his previous start at Stanford in the third inning, allowed the Wildcats' only run to the first hitter of the game as Trevor Crowe homered. He allowed a pair of walks later in the frame, but starting with a strikeout of Chris Frey to end the inning, the sophomore lefthander retired 14 of the next 18 hitters. A 1-out single and walk in the sixth innings finaly sent the Beavers to their bullpen but by then the Beavers were in front 10-1. Maxwell matched his career-high with 8 strikeouts and allowed 4 hits and 4 walks in improving his record to 6-0 this season. The Beavers put themselves in control of the game at 10-1 in the sixth inning, scoring 4 runs on 4 hits and a walk, getting run-scoring singles from Gillespie, Gipson and Barney and a squeeze bunt from Tyler Graham.

On April 17, Oregon State allowed a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Beavers fell to Arizona 7-6. OSU had rallied from a 4-1 deficit to a 6-4 lead. A pair of Beavers extended their hitting streaks, Jacoby Ellsbury to 16 games and Shea McFeely to 10. Ellsbury's streak matches the longest of his career, while McFeely's is now the longest of his career. Arizona's Jason Donald slapped a 2-out single through the left side of the infield against OSU reliever Kevin Gunderson to drive in the winning run. A hit batter, a balk and a single had put runners at the corners with none out; Nate Fogle then replaced Gunderson on the mound and got a groundout from Jeff Van Houten that scored the tying run. Fogle intentionally walked Jordan Brown to put runners at first and second with one out, then walked Nick Hundley to load the bases. Gunderson, who had gone to rightfield when Fogle entered the game, returned to the mound and got a sharply-hit grounder from Chris Fey; shortstop Darwin Barney, playing in, knocked the ball down and threw to the plate in time for the second out. Donald was next, he knocked the first pitch from Gunderson through the left side to end the game. Gunderson took the loss, dropping his record to 2-2 as he went 3.1 innings and allowed 3 runs on 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4. OSU starter Jonah Nickerson had gone the first 5.0 innings, giving up just 1 earned run on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 1. Oregon State trailed 4-2 going into the top of the eighth inning and then scored 4 times against Arizona closer Mark Melancon. With 2 out, a run-scoring groundout by Barney and a run-scoring single by Andy Jenkins tied the game; after an error kept the inning going and loaded the bases, Cole Gillespie singled up the middle to drive in 2 runs for a 6-4 lead. Ellsbury was 3-for-5 for OSU and McFeely was 3-for-5 with a double.

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 17, that trio has combined for a record of 19-1 with a 2.65 earned run average; in 30 starts, the trio is averaging just under 6.0 innings and 4.7 hits, 1.8 walks and 6.0 strikeouts per start, and opponents are batting just .213 against them. For more on OSU's weekend starting pitchers, see the player 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 17, the pair have combined to go 5-4 with 12 saves and a 2.19 ERA; in 70.0 innings, they have allowed 42 hits and 20 walks while striking out 70 and opponents are batting .177 against them. For more on OSU's closers, see the player 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 19 games, though, he's settled into the leadoff spot and he's batted there 22 times overall this season. In that position in the lineup through April 17, Ellsbury is batting .489 with 5 homers, 2 triples, 8 doubles, 22 RBIs and 11 stolen bases; he has a .580 on-base percentage and a .783 slugging percentage. For more on Ellsbury, see the the player notes section.

ELLSBURY, BUCK EARN PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA FROM BASEBALL AMERICA: The outstanding numbers 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 third baseman Shea McFeely (Federal Way, Wash./Federal Way HS, Tacoma CC) was named to the College Baseball Foundation's National Honor Roll for the week of April 11-17. McFeely had 3 hits in every game of Oregon State's series at nationally-ranked Arizona, finishing the weekend batting .600 (9-for-15) with 5 doubles, 6 runs batted in and 4 runs. He tied OSU's school record for doubles in a game by hitting 3 on April 15.

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	12thApr. 18	16th	9th	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	1stApr. 18	10th	2nd

OREGON STATE AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among the NCAA Division I leaders through April 17:

INDIVIDUAL BATTING4. Jacoby Ellsbury	.454MOST AT-BATS PER STRIKEOUT27. Jacoby Ellsbury	17.6INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE9. Jonah Nickerson	1.2641. Dallas Buck	1.87INDIVIDUAL WINS16. (tie) Dallas Buck	7INDIVIDUAL SAVES18. (tie) Kevin Gunderson	7TEAM BATTING AVERAGE12. Oregon State	.327TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE10. Oregon State	3.06TEAM WINNING PERCENTAGE8. Oregon State	.794

OREGON STATE AMONG PACIFIC-10 LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among Pacific-10 leaders through April 17:

INDIVIDUAL BATTING1. Jacoby Ellsbury	.4546. Shea McFeely	.383INDIVIDUAL SLUGGING4. Jacoby Ellsbury	.674INDIVIDUAL ON-BASE1. Jacoby Ellsbury	.5472. Ryan Gipson	.5149. Shea McFeely	.460INDIVIDUAL RUNS9. (tie) Shea McFeely	34INDIVIDUAL HITS2. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	64INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES6. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	126. (tie) Shea McFeely	12INDIVIDUAL TRIPLES9. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	29. (tie) Mitch Canham	2INDIVIDUAL TOTAL BASES5. Jacoby Ellsbury	95INDIVIDUAL WALKS8. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	23INDIVIDUAL STOLEN BASES1. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	173. (tie) Tyler Graham	12INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Jonah Nickerson	1.263. Dallas Buck	1.874. Kevin Gunderson	2.75INDIVIDUAL OPPONENTS BATTING2. Jonah Nickerson	.1793. Kevin Gunderson	.1905. Dallas Buck	.211INNINGS PITCHED5. (tie) Dallas Buck	67.1INDIVIDUAL STRIKEOUTS4. (tie) Dallas Buck	776. Jonah Nickerson	65INDIVIDUAL WINS1. (tie) Dallas Buck	74. (tie) Jonah Nickerson	64. (tie) Anton Maxwell	6INDIVIDUAL SAVES1. (tie) Kevin Gunderson	75. (tie) Nate Fogle	5TEAM BATTING2. Oregon State	.327TEAM SLUGGING3. Oregon State	.460TEAM ON-BASE1. Oregon State	.423TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Oregon State	3.06TEAM OPPONENTS BATTING1. Oregon State	.217TEAM 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 17:

CAREER AT-BATS10. Mickey Riley, 1980-83	565> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	543 Andy Jarvis, 2000-03	2322. Brian Barden, 2000-02	2313. Ken Bowen, 1984-87	2064. Joe Gerber, 1997-2001	201> (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	201 Brian Barden, 2000-02	148> 4. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	143 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 Chris Biles, 2000-03	3185. Ken Bowen, 1984-87	3036. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	290  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, 2005	64 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	12  Shea McFeely, 2005	12 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	95 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2004	20> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	17 Dallas Buck, 2005	77 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 17:

     DOUBLES IN A GAME, INDIVIDUAL (TIED): 3, Mike Lissman vs. NewMexico State, Feb. 5; Shea McFeely at Arizona, Apr. 15.     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 17:

     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, Oklahoma State 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: Apr. 15, 2005; Shea McFeely atArizona. Arizona 7, OSU 5.     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. 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 322-232-4 with the Beavers for a winning percentage of .581.

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 493-345-5, 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 1,805-1,245-15, a winning percentage of .591. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 793-594, a winning percentage of .572. To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 20,108 runs and allowed 15,561 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, 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 vs. Washington State 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.): 13 multi-hit games; 6 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 27 of 34 games; has a run in 22 of 34 games ... in last 11 games, batting .440 (22-for-50) with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 12 RBIs ... Apr. 9-Apr. 16, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .500 (12-for-24) with 2 doubles, 6 RBIs ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, 3-for-6, 3 RBIs ... Apr. 15 at Arizona, 2-for-4, 2 doubles, 1 RBI ... 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 10 starts; has allowed 3 or fewer earned runs in 9 of 10 starts; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 5 of 10 starts ... Apr. 15 at Arizona, took loss; 6.2 innings, 8 hits, 6 runs, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts ... 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.): 8 multi-hit games; 5 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 19 of 30 games ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, 3 runs ... 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 ... 18 multi-hit games; 10 multi-RBI games; 8 multi-run games ... has a hit in 31 of 34 games; has a stolen base in 15 of 34 games; has a walk in 19 of 34 games ... currently has 16-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .508 (33-for-65) with 4 homers, 6 doubles, 16 RBIs, 19 runs, 7 stolen bases ... Mar. 24-Apr. 10, in 11 games, batted .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. 21-Mar. 27, batted .533 (8-for-15) with 2 homers, 3 doubles, 7 RBIs, 5 runs, 1.133 slugging percentage, .611 on-base percentage ... 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 13 of 17 appearances; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 13 of 17 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.): 2 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, 2-run single ... Apr. 16 at Arizona off bench, 3-for-4, 3 RBIs ... 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.): 3 multi-hit games, 1multi-RBI game ... in last 4 games, batting .455 (5-for-11) with 3 RBIs, 4 walks ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, 2-for-4, 3 RBIs ... 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.): 9 multi-hit games; 2 multi-RBI games; 8 multi-run games ... has a hit in 21 of 34 games; has a run in 18 of 34 games ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, 2-for-4 ... 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.

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 17 of 19 appearances; at least 2.0 innings in 10 of 19 appearances; has not allowed a walk in 11 of 19 appearances ... Apr. 1-Apr. 15, did not allowed a run in 5 appearances, totalling 9.1 innings ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, lost in relief; 3.1 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ... 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 ... 13 multi-hit games; 6 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 22 of 31 games ... currently has 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .333 (7-for-21) with 2 RBIs, 5 runs ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, 2-for-5 ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, 2-for-4, 2 walks, 3 runs ... 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 9 of 11 appearances; has not allowed more than 1 hit in 7 of 11 appearances; at least 1.0 inning in 6 of 11 appearances ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, in relief; 3.1 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ... 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 .375 (6-for-16) with 1 homer, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs ... 3 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, 2-for-4, 1 homer, 2 runs.

Eddie Kunz, FRESHMAN RIGHTHANDER (PORTLAND, ORE./PARKROSE H.S.: Has not allowed a run in any of his 6 appearances; has not allowed a hit in any of his 6 appearances; at least 1 strikeout in 5 of 6 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 ... 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 30 games; has a RBI in 13 of 30 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 10 starts; has not allowed more than 5 hits in 6 of 10 starts ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, earned win; 5.1 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts ... 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.): 15 multi-hit games; 7 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 27 of 34 games; has a RBI in 20 of 34 games; has a run in 22 of 34 games ... currently has 10-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .525 (21-for-40) with 1 homer, 7 doubles, 12 RBIs ... in last 15 games, batting .466 (27-for-58) with 2 homers, 10 doubles, 18 RBIs, 11 walks ... has doubled in last 4 games, total of 6 doubles during that time ... Apr. 11-Apr. 17, named to weekly College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll; had 3 hits in every game of series at nationally-ranked Arizona, batting .600 (9-for-15) with 5 doubles, 6 RBIs, 4 runs; tied school record for doubles in a game with 3 on Apr. 15 ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, 3-for-5, 1 double ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, 3-for-6, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 3 runs ... Apr. 15 at Arizona, 3-for-4, school record-tying 3 doubles, 2 RBIs, 3 runs ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, 2-for-4, 1 homer, 1 walk, 3 runs ... Mar. 25-Apr. 9, scored a run in 9 straight games, 13 runs total ... 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 10 starts; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 7 of 10 starts; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 6 of 10 starts; at least 6.0 innings in 6 of 10 starts; at least 8 strikeouts in 5 of 10 starts ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, no decision; 5.0 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs (1 earned), 2 walks, 1 strikeout ... 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.): 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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