Pac-10 Pennant Race Heats Up For OSU

April 27, 2005

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FRIDAY, APRIL 29No. 20 Arizona State at No. 11 Oregon State;Goss Stadium at Coleman Field; 5 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio and live statson www.osubeavers.com)SATURDAY, APRIL 30No. 20 Arizona State at No. 11 Oregon State;Goss Stadium at Coleman Field; 1 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio and live statson www.osubeavers.com)AUTOGRAPH DAY (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 23): Afterthe game, fans can meet their favorite Oregon Stateplayers and get autographs.SUNDAY, MAY 1No. 20 Arizona State at No. 11 Oregon State;Goss Stadium at Coleman Field; 1 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio and live statson www.osubeavers.com)LITTLE LEAGUE SUNDAY: Youth baseball and softballplayers wearing their team jersey to the game canpurchase a general admission ticket for $2.

It's somehow appropriate that this will be Mom's Weekend on the Oregon State campus, because the Beavers will be taking part in the mother of all Pacific-10 baseball weekends - at least so far this season - at OSU's Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.

The Pac-10 schedule has the four teams atop the standings all going head-to-head this weekend. It pairs the teams tied for second place, OSU (30-7 overall, 9-3 Pacific-10) and Arizona State (28-15, 9-3), in one matchup; the other has first-place Arizona hosting fourth-place Southern California.

Oregon State will take one of the nation's leading hitters into the series, as senior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury's .451 batting average ranks him second in NCAA Division I.

The Beavers and Sun Devils will meet on Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. All three games can be heard on KEJO-AM (1240) and www.osubeavers.com.

OSU is ranked 11th in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll and is rated as high as sixth by Baseball America magazine, eighth in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll and ninth by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. ASU is ranked No. 20 in the coaches and writers polls and No. 17 by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball.

'A lot of things could happen in the standings this weekend, every night and every afternoon' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'But that's something we can't worry about. Our job is to go out and play to our capabilities and go from there.

'We've definitely got our work cut out for us, because Arizona State is always one of the best teams in the conference and they've been playing very well lately. As always, we've got to keep getting better from week to week and game to game if we want to keep moving toward our goals.'

The Beavers do get to play the series at home, where they are 16-2 this season. OSU averaged 1,617 fans per date last weekend against Washington State after spending two straight weekends at nationally-ranked Stanford and Arizona.

'It was great,' Casey said of being back at the Beavers' home ballpark. 'When we won those two games in the late innings against Washington State (in the last at-bats of a 5-4 win on Friday and a 7-6 win in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday), you could really feel the energy coming from the stands and that's a big boost for our club.'

Ellsbury's .451 mark continues to lead the Pac-10 batting race, and he also leads the conference in on-base percentage (.546) and is tied for first in stolen bases (18). The Beavers have three of the top 10 in batting, as senior first baseman Andy Jenkins is third (.388) and junior third baseman Shea McFeely is 10th (.362).

OSU sophomore righthander Jonah Nickerson tops the conference in earned run average at 1.15 and is sixth nationally. Among Pac-10 ERA leaders, sophomore righthander Dallas Buck is second (2.03) and sophomore lefthander Kevin Gunderson is fourth (2.76).

The Beavers' 3.03 team ERA leads the conference and is 10th in the nation. OSU's .327 batting average is second in the Pac-10 and 12th nationally, and OSU's .811 winning percentage is fourth nationally.

Arizona State has won six straight games, sweeping Stanford and UCLA in home series the past two weekends. The Sun Devils topped the Bruins by scores of 12-5, 16-2 and 10-8 last weekend.

ASU's tentative pitching rotation has junior lefthander Erik Averill (7-2 record, 2.87 earned run average) going Friday, senior righthander Jason Urquidez (6-3, 4.61) on Saturday and sophomore righthander Pat Bresnehan (3-3, 4.91) on Sunday. At the plate, the Sun Devils have been led by sophomore second baseman Seth Dhaenens (.395 batting average, 2 home runs, 21 runs batted in), junior outfielder Travis Buck (.387, 3, 35), senior catcher Tuffy Gosewisch (.335, 6, 48), sophomore outfielder Colin Curtis (.327, 1, 30), freshman outfielder J.J. Sferra (.324, 0, 15), freshman outfielder Rocky Laguna (.324, 1, 24) and senior first baseman Jeff Larish (.321, 15, 45).

OREGON STATE LINEUP:

C - Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.330, 4 HRs, 23 RBIsor - Casey Priseman, so.; Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville HS);.250, 0 HRs, 1 RBI1B - Andy Jenkins, sr.; Salem, Ore. (Mt. Hood CC);.388, 3 HRs, 31 RBIsor-Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.330, 4 HRs, 23 RBIs2B - Ryan Gipson, jr.; Central Point, Ore. (Shasta JC);.294, 0 HRs, 9 RBIsor - Chris Kunda, jr.; Philomath, Ore. (Philomath HS);.286, 1 HRs, 7 RBIs3B - Shea McFeely, jr.; Federal Way, Wash. (Tacoma CC);.362, 3 HRs, 28 RBIsSS - Darwin Barney, fr.; Beaverton, Ore. (Southridge HS);.320, 2 HRs, 28 RBIsLF - Tyler Graham, jr.; Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS);.339, 0 HRs, 16 RBIsor - Mike Lissman, so.; Ontario, Ore. (Ontario HS);.257, 0 HRs, 22 RBIsCF - Jacoby Ellsbury, jr.; Madras, Ore. (Madras HS);.451, 6 HRs, 31 RBIsRF-Geoff Wagner, jr.; Redmond, Ore. (Central Oregon CC);.275, 1 HR, 5 RBIsor - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.267, 0 HRs, 18 RBIsDH - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.267, 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, 2.03 ERASat., LHP - Anton Maxwell, so.; Anchorage, Alas. (Feather River CC);7-0 record, 4.55 ERASun., RHP - Jonah Nickerson, so.; Oregon City, Ore. (Oregon City HS);6-0 record, 1.15 ERA

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: Oregon State has an all-time record of 11-28 against Arizona State in a series dating back to 1963. The teams met Feb. 6, , with the Beavers beating the then-No. 9 Sun Devils 12-6 in ASU's Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament. An 8-run fifth inning keyed Oregon State's victory. OSU had 15 hits - including 7 for extra bases - and Kevin Gunderson pitched 6.1 innings of 1-run relief for the Beavers, striking out 8. OSU trailed 5-2 after 3 innings before coming back for the win.

Last season, Arizona State swept Oregon State in Tempe by scores of 9-3, 3-1 and 8-4.

OREGON STATE NOTES: In OSU's series against Washington State last weekend, the Beavers' top hitters were Andy Jenkins (.615, 8-for-13, 1 double, 7 RBIs, 2 runs, 2 walks, 1 stolen base), Tyler Graham (.615, 8-for-13, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 7 runs, 3 stolen bases) and Jacoby Ellsbury (.417, 5-for-12, 1 homer, 1 RBI, 4 runs, 1 stolen base) ... Oregon State's longest current hitting streak belongs to Ellsbury at 19 games, while Jenkins has a hit in his last 8 games and Graham a hit in his last 6. Earlier this season, Ellsbury hit in the first 14 games of the season to give him a streak of 16 games over 2 seasons. Shea McFeely has had a 10-game streak, Jenkins a 9-game streak, Barney an 8-game streak, Mike Lissman a 7-game streak and Mitch Canham a 5-game streak ... Ellsbury leads the Beavers in multi-hit games with 20 while Jenkins has 16, McFeely 15, Barney 13, Graham 12, Canham 8, and Lissman 7 ... Ellsbury leads OSU in multi-RBI games with 10, Jenkins has 9, Barney and McFeely 7 each, Canham 6, and Campos and Lissman 5 each ...

Oregon State is 5 games ahead of its pace from 2004, when the Beavers were 25-12 after 37 games. In Pacific-10 play, OSU is 3 games ahead of last season, when the Beavers were 6-6 after 12 games ... of Oregon State's 25 home runs this season, 15 have come with the bases empty and another 6 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 16 of the Beavers' first 37 games ... the Beavers are 25-1 when leading after 6 innings, 25-2 when leading after 7 innings, and 27-1 when leading after 8 innings ... the Beavers are 21-3 in games in which they score first ... of OSU's 7 losses this season, 3 have been by 1 run and 2 more have been by 2 runs ... a point of emphasis for OSU has been playing well at home, since the Beavers had losing home records in each of the last 2 seasons. So far in 2005, the Beavers are 16-2 at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field ... OSU has swept 5 series this season - at California-Santa Barbara (3 games), vs. Sacramento State (3 games), vs. Brigham Young (2 games) vs. California (3 games) and vs. Washington State (3 games). It's the first time since the Pac-10 merged its Northern and Southern divisions for the 1999 season that OSU has swept more than one conference series ...

Oregon State reached the 30-win mark by sweeping Washington State in a doubleheader 8-1 and 7-6 on April 24. That gave OSU a 30-7 record; it was the fewest games the Beavers have ever needed to reach 30 wins. The previous best was in 1986, when OSU had a 30-9 record. It marked the seventh time in head coach Pat Casey's 11 seaons at OSU that the Beavers have won 30 games, and it's the 17th 30-win season in school history ... Andy Jenkins saved his best for last when OSU swept Washington State from April 22-24, twice driving in the winning runs in OSU's final at-bat. He singled home Tyler Graham with 2 out in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 win in the opener, then his 3-run double with 1 out in the eighth inning gave OSU a 7-6 win in the finale ... going into a series against Washington State April 22-24, Kevin Gunderson had earned 2 saves in a weekend twice in 2005 and 3 times in his career. Against the Cougars, he had his first 2-win weekend, being credited with the victories in the first and final games of the series. The losing pitcher in both games was WSU's Travis Webb ...

Anton Maxwell's 1-hitter in an 8-1 win over Washington State on April 24 was the Beavers' first individual 1-hitter since B.R. Cook had blanked Oklahoma State 1-0 in the San Diego Classic on Feb. 18, 1999. OSU had pitched a team 1-hitter earlier in the season, though, as Dallas Buck, Kevin Joslyn and Kurt Steele combined their efforts in a 19-0 win over New Mexico State on Opening Day on Feb. 3 in a game called after 7 innings ... when Oregon State beat Washington State 5-4 on April 23, the evening's ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Brandon Hern. Hern wrestled for OSU during the 2002-03 season, then was called to active duty with the Oregon National Guard and his 18 months of service included a year in Iraq. Since returning to the United States in March, he has resumed attending classes at OSU and may continue his collegiate wrestling career ...

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 returned home for the first time in 3 weeks from April 22-24 and the Beavers continued to play well at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, sweeping Washington State by scores of 5-4, 8-1 and 7-6. The middle game of the series was rained out and rescheduled as part of a Sunday doubleheader.

On April 22, Andy Jenkins singled home Tyler Graham with the winning run with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as Oregon State beat Washington State 5-4. Jenkins finished 3-for-4 with 2 runs batted in for the Beavers in front of a season-high home crowd of 1,758.Oregon State rallied from a 3-0 deficit after the first inning. Jenkins punched a 2-ball, 2-strike pitch from WSU righthander Dane Renkert down the rightfield line to bring Graham home from third base. Graham had beat out a grounder in the hole between shortstop and third base for a 1-out infield single, stole second base and advanced to third on Darwin Barney's flyout to deep right-centerfield. All 3 of Jenkins' hits came with 2 strikes against him, and 2 of the hits were 2-out, run-scoring singles. Kevin Gunderson was credited with the pitching win for OSU for a perfect ninth inning against the top of the Cougar order. Beaver starter Dallas Buck got no decision for his 8.0 innings of work; he allowed 4 hits (3 of them infield singles) and 2 walks while striking out 6. A delay due to an injured umpire helped Buck and the Beavers get out of a jam in the top of the seventh inning. An infield single, a walk and a pair of errors gave the Cougars the tying run and had the bases loaded with one out when WSU's Jim Murphy fouled a pitch off the left hand of home plate umpire Bill Speck. Speck had to leave the game, and there was a 29-minute delay while Tony Norris donned the gear to finish the game behind the plate. When play resumed, Buck struck out Murphy and Zach Kosturos to keep the game tied at 4-4. Graham was 2-for-4 for OSU, but Shea McFeely's hitting streak ended at 10 games for the Beavers.

On April 23, when Oregon State and Washington State arrived for a 1 p.m. game, a mild rain was falling but the forecast was for clearing at some point in the afternoon. The precipitation tailed off to a light drizzle but wouldn't entirely cease; the teams held out hope of playing the game until approximately 5 p.m., when the game was called and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader April 24.

On April 24, Anton Maxwell pitched a 1-hitter in the opener and then Andy Jenkins' 3-run, eighth-inning double provided the winning runs in the second game as Oregon State swept Washington State 8-1 and 7-6. OSU's Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 19 games before 1,476 fans. Maxwell pitched the first individual 1-hitter by a Beaver since B.R. Cook blanked Oklahoma State 1-0 in 1999. The sophomore lefthander allowed only Brady Everett's 2-out homer in the top of the sixth inning; he walked 4 and struck out 7 as he improved his record to 7-0. The Beavers had given him a 3-0 lead in the first inning, keyed by Darwin Barney's 2-run double down the leftfield line. OSU increased the advantage to 5-0 in the second inning when Jenkins singled home a run and Cole Gillespie tacked on the first of his 2 sacrifice flies in the game. Ellsbury who had already extended his hitting streak with a single in the third inning, added his team-high sixth homer of the season in the bottom of the eighth and Jenkins later added another run-scoring single. In the second game, the Cougars put together a 4-run top of the eighth inning to take a 6-4 lead. The normally steady Nate Fogle allowed 3 hits and 1 wild pitch to tie the game, then against Kevin Gunderson the Cougars got a 2-out, bad-hop single from Jeff Miller that bounced high over shortstop Barney to score the final 2 runs of the inning. In the bottom of the inning, Chris Kunda's single through the left side, Ellsbury being hit by pitch and Tyler Graham's bunt single loaded the bases; after WSU reliever Brett Sommer induced a grounder to get a force out at the plate, Jenkins drove the first pitch he saw into the gap in right-centerfield. All 3 runners scored to put the Beavers in front 7-6. In the ninth, OSU lefthander Kevin Gunderson gave up a pair of 1-out groundball singles to Kaeo Rubin and Jay Miller to put the tying and go-ahead runs on base. But third baseman Shea McFeely made a long run to the end of the Oregon State dugout to catch a foul ball for the second out, then Everett grounded to Barney for a fielder's choice to end the game. Gunderson got his second win of the weekend for his 2.0 innings of work. OSU starter Jonah Nickerson received no decision for his 5.2 innings in which he allowed 2 runs (0 earned) on 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5. Ellsbury was 4-for-7 on the afternoon and Graham was 6-for-11. Mike Lissman was also 2-for-2 for OSU in the opener, his first multi-hit game since March 22 at Portland, and in the second game Mitch Canham delivered his fourth homer of the season for OSU.

BEAVERS ON WATCH LISTS FOR NATIONAL AWARDS: Several Oregon State players have been placed on the watch lists for national awards in 2005.

Junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) is being considered for a pair of Player of the Year awards. The Golden Spikes Award is presented by USA Baseball to the top amateur baseball player in the United States; 5 finalists will be named in early June, with the winner being announced in July during the 28th Annual Golden Spikes Award Show. The Brooks Wallace Award is presented by the College Baseball Foundation; the list will be trimmed to 12 semifinalists by May 22, then 3 finalists on June 16 with the winner being announced June 30.

Sophomore righthanders Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) and Jonah Nickerson (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS) are among those being considered for the Roger Clemens Award, which is given to college baseball's top pitcher by the Greater Houston Baseball Association. All Division I head baseball coaches will take part in the voting for the honor, in addition to a selected panel of national media, with the winner announced July 14.

Sophomore lefthander Kevin Gunderson (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic HS) is among the pitchers being considered for the Stopper of the Year Award, given to the nation's top relief pitcher by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The list will be trimmed to 5 finalists at the end of the regular season, with the winner being announced June 8.

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 24, that trio has combined for a record of 20-1 with a 2.53 earned run average; in 33 starts, the trio is averaging just over 6.0 innings and 4.5 hits, 1.8 walks and 6.0 strikeouts per start, and opponents are batting just .204 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 24, the pair have combined to go 7-4 with 12 saves and a 2.54 ERA; in 74.1 innings, they have allowed 48 hits and 21 walks while striking out 71 and opponents are batting .189 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 22 games, though, he's settled into the leadoff spot and he's batted there 25 times overall this season. In that position in the lineup through April 24, Ellsbury is batting .481 with 6 homers, 2 triples, 8 doubles, 23 RBIs and 12 stolen bases; he has a .575 on-base percentage and a .769 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 senior first baseman Andy Jenkins was named to the College Baseball Foundation's National Honor Roll for the week of April 18-24. Jenkins twice had the game-winning hit in Oregon State's last at-bat as OSU swept Washington State. Jenkins had at least 2 hits in each game and finished the series batting .615 (8-for-13) with 1 double, 7 runs batted in, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, 1 stolen base and a .667 one-base percentage. In the April 22 game, he ended OSU's 5-4 win by singling home Tyler Graham from second with 2 out in the bottom of the ninth inning. In the April 24 second game, he drove a 3-run double into the right-centerfield gap with 1 out in the eighth inning to take OSU from a 6-4 deficit to a 7-6 victory.

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 senior first baseman Andy Jenkins was named the Pacific-10 Player of the Week for April 18-24. Jenkins twice had the game-winning hit in Oregon State's last at-bat as OSU swept Washington State. Jenkins had at least 2 hits in each game and finished the series batting .615 (8-for-13) with 1 double, 7 runs batted in, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, 1 stolen base and a .667 one-base percentage. In the April 22 game, he ended OSU's 5-4 win by singling home Tyler Graham from second with 2 out in the bottom of the ninth inning. In the April 24 second game, he drove a 3-run double into the right-centerfield gap with 1 out in the eighth inning to take OSU from a 6-4 deficit to a 7-6 victory.

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: Oregon State has climbed toward its highest-ever rankings in the national baseball polls in 2005. In April, the Beavers moved into a national top-10 for the first time since the end of the 1963 season, when they were ranked 10th by Collegiate Baseball newspaper; that was the only poll at the time. OSU's highest-ever ranking in a national poll was No. 5 in the Collegiate Baseball poll published March 29, 1963. 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	12thApr. 25	11th	6th	9th	8th

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	2ndApr. 25	8th	2nd

OREGON STATE AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among the NCAA Division I leaders through April 24:

INDIVIDUAL BATTING2. Jacoby Ellsbury	.451MOST AT-BATS PER STRIKEOUT18. Jacoby Ellsbury	19.1INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE6. Jonah Nickerson	1.1544. Dallas Buck	2.03INDIVIDUAL SAVES25. (tie) Kevin Gunderson	7TEAM BATTING AVERAGE12. Oregon State	.327TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE10. Oregon State	3.03TEAM WINNING PERCENTAGE4. Oregon State	.811

OREGON STATE AMONG PACIFIC-10 LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among Pacific-10 leaders through April 24:

INDIVIDUAL BATTING1. Jacoby Ellsbury	.4513. Andy Jenkins	.38810. Shea McFeely	.362INDIVIDUAL SLUGGING3. Jacoby Ellsbury	.673INDIVIDUAL ON-BASE1. Jacoby Ellsbury	.5462. Ryan Gipson	.50710. Andy Jenkins	.449INDIVIDUAL RUNS9. (tie) Shea McFeely	36INDIVIDUAL HITS3. Jacoby Ellsbury	69INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES10. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	1210. (tie) Shea McFeely	12INDIVIDUAL TOTAL BASES5. Jacoby Ellsbury	103INDIVIDUAL WALKS9. Jacoby Ellsbury	25INDIVIDUAL STOLEN BASES1. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	183. (tie) Tyler Graham	15INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Jonah Nickerson	1.152. Dallas Buck	2.034. Kevin Gunderson	2.76INDIVIDUAL OPPONENTS BATTING2. Jonah Nickerson	.1753. Kevin Gunderson	.1974. Dallas Buck	.2037. Anton Maxwell	.228INNINGS PITCHED5. (tie) Dallas Buck	75.1INDIVIDUAL STRIKEOUTS5. Dallas Buck	836. Jonah Nickerson	70INDIVIDUAL WINS1. (tie) Dallas Buck	71. (tie) Anton Maxwell	76. (tie) Jonah Nickerson	6INDIVIDUAL SAVES2. Kevin Gunderson	75. (tie) Nate Fogle	5INDIVIDUAL APPEARANCES4. (tie) Kevin Gunderson	2110. (tie) Nate Fogle	18TEAM BATTING2. Oregon State	.327TEAM SLUGGING4. Oregon State	.457TEAM ON-BASE1. Oregon State	.423TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Oregon State	3.03TEAM OPPONENTS BATTING1. Oregon State	.214TEAM 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 24:

CAREER AT-BATS10. Mickey Riley, 1980-83	565> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	555 Andy Jarvis, 2000-03	2322. Brian Barden, 2000-02	2313. Ken Bowen, 1984-87	206> (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	206 Brian Barden, 2000-02	148> 4. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	147 Troy Schader, 1997-99	3510. Tim Lambert, 1985-88	34> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	30  Shea McFeely, 2004-present	26 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  6. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	298  3. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	52 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	69 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	12  Shea McFeely, 2005	12 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	103SEASON STOLEN BASES9. R.A. Neitzel, 1990	20(tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2004	20> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	18  Tyler Graham, 2005	15 Dallas Buck, 2005	83 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 24:

     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.     HIT BATTERS IN A CAREER, INDIVIDUAL: 44, Dallas Buck, 2004present (old record 39, Mark Newell, 1996-2000).     HIT BATTERS IN A SEASON, INDIVIDUAL: 24, Dallas Buck, 2005(old record 20, Dallas Buck, 2004).

THE LAST TIME IT HAPPENED: Here's the last time Oregon State players accomplished several notable feats through April 24:

     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 1-HITTER: Apr. 24, 2005 (1st game); Anton Maxwellvs. Washington State. OSU 8, Washington State 1.     THREW A SHUTOUT: Feb. 19, 2005; Anton Maxwell, Jake McCormick,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: Apr. 24, 2005 (1st game); Anton Maxwellvs. Washington State. OSU 8, Washington State 1.      HIT 3 HOMERS IN A GAME: Mar. 11, 2001; Andy Jarvis vs.Washington State at Yakima, Wash. Washington State 8, OSU 7.     HIT 2 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 2 TRIPLES IN A GAME: May 3, 1997; Abino Vazquez atPortland State. OSU 7, Portland State 5.     HIT 3 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 5 HITS IN A GAME: Feb 21, 2004; Mike Hass vs. Arkansas-Little Rock at Arlington, Tex. OSU 8, Arkansas-Little Rock 3.     HAD 4 HITS IN A GAME: Apr. 10, 2005; Darwin Barney atStanford. Stanford 4, OSU 3.     DROVE IN 9 RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 2, 1985; Ken Bowen atChico State. OSU 36, Chico State 12.     DROVE IN 8 RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 31, 2004; Shea McFeely atPortland. OSU 25, Portland 4.     DROVE IN 7 RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 31, 2004; Shea McFeely atPortland (drove in 8 runs). OSU 25, Portland 4.     DROVE IN 6 RUNS IN A GAME: May 18, 2004; Tony Calderon vs.Portland (2nd game). OSU 16, Portland 3.     DROVE IN 5 RUNS IN A GAME: May 18, 2004; Tony Calderon vs.Portland (2nd game) (drove in 6 runs). OSU 16, Portland 3.     SCORED 6 RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 2, 1985; Ken Bowen at Chico State.OSU 36, Chico State 12.     SCORED 5 RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 5, 2000; Brian Barden atWashington. OSU 27, Washington 4.     SCORED 4 RUNS IN A GAME: Apr. 24, 2005; Tyler Graham vs.Washington State (1st game). OSU 7, Washington State 6.     STOLE 4 BASES IN A GAME: Apr. 11, 1991; David Andersonvs. Willamette. OSU 8, Willamette 0.     STOLE 3 BASES IN A GAME: Feb. 28, 2004; Jacoby Ellsburyvs. Sacramento State at Riverside, Calif. Sacramento State 10,OSU 3.     HAD 5 WALKS IN A GAME: May 21, 1970; Bob Beall vs. UCLA. UCLA 7,OSU 2.     HAD 4 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 47 games cancelled or rescheduled due to rain. Of those, only 17 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 14 home games, 5 games 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 325-232-4 with the Beavers for a winning percentage of .583.

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 496-345-5, 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 1,808-1,245-15, a winning percentage of .592. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 796-594, a winning percentage of .573. To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 20,128 runs and allowed 15,572 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 935-412-1 all-time at home for a winning percentage of .694. OSU is 16-2 at home this season and averaging 755 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 6 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. Arizona 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; 7 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 30 of 37 games; has a run in 23 of 37 games ... Mar. 28-Apr. 16, in 10 games, batted .489 (22-for-50) with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 11 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 ... Roger Clemens Award watch list ... Baseball America magazine Midseason National Top Pitcher, Midseason All-America first team; Preseason All-America first team ... has struck out 9 or more batters in 5 of 11 starts; has allowed 3 or fewer earned runs in 10 of 11 starts; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 6 of 11 starts ... Apr. 22 vs. Washington State, no decision; 8.0 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts ... 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 20 of 31 games ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State second game, 2-run homer ... 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 ... Golden Spikes Award watch list; Brooks Wallace Award watch list ... Baseball America magazine Midseason All-America first team; Preseason All-America first team ... team co-captain ... 20 multi-hit games; 10 multi-RBI games; 9 multi-run games ... has a hit in 34 of 37 games; has a stolen base in 16 of 37 games; has a walk in 21 of 37 games ... currently has 19-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .494 (38-for-77) with 5 homers, 6 doubles, 17 RBIs, 23 runs, 8 stolen bases ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, 2-for-4, 1 homer ... 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. Singled home tying and winning runs with 2 out in eighth inning as OSU rallied from a 7-5 deficit to a 9-7 win in opening game, giving him 4 RBIs in game. Then homered as Beavers came back from a 9-2 deficit to win second game 11-10. Also had pair of acrobatic catches to rob hitters of extra-base hits in 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 18 appearances; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 14 of 18 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, 2 multi-RBI games ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, 2 sacrifice flies ... 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 ... Apr. 9-Apr. 16, in 4 games, batted .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.): 12 multi-hit games; 3 multi-RBI games; 10 multi-run games ... has a hit in 24 of 37 games; has a run in 21 of 37 games ... currently has 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .545 (12-for-22) with 1 triple, 1 double, 3 RBIs, 9 runs, 4 stolen bases ... in last 4 games, batting .588 (10-for-17) with 1 double, 2 RBIs, 7 runs, 3 stolen bases ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State second game, 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, 1 stolen base ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, 3-for-4, 1 double, 4 runs, 1 stolen base ... 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 earned 2 wins in a weekend once this season ... has not allowed more than 1 earned run in 19 of 21 appearances; at least 2.0 innings in 11 of 21 appearances; has not allowed a walk in 12 of 21 appearances ... Apr. 22-24 vs. Washington State, earned 2 wins as Beavers won games in last at-bats ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State second game, won in relief; 2.0 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts ... Apr. 22 vs. Washington State, won in relief; 1.0 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... 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 ... 16 multi-hit games; 9 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 25 of 34 games ... currently has 8-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .441 (15-for-34) with 9 RBIs, 7 runs ... Apr. 18-24, named Pac-10 Player of Week; twice had game-winning hit in OSU's last at-bat during sweep of Washington State. At least 2 hits each game, batting .615 (8-for-13) with 1 double, 7 RBIs, 2 runs, 2 walks, 1 stolen base, .667 one-base. Apr. 22, ended 5-4 win by singling home run with 2 out in ninth; Apr. 24 second game, 3-run double with 1 out in eighth toook OSU from a 6-4 deficit to a 7-6 victory. ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, 3-for-5, 2 RBIs ... Apr. 22 vs. Washington State, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs ... 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.): 3 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game ... Mar. 12-Apr. 17, in 6 games, batted .375 (6-for-16) with 1 homer, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State second game, singled to start game-winning 3-run rally in eighth inning ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, 2-for-4, 1 homer, 2 runs ... Feb. 20 at San Diego, 2-for-4, 1 double, 2 runs ... Feb. 15 vs. Portland, 2-for-4.

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 ... 7 multi-hit games; 5 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 18 of 32 games; has a RBI in 13 of 32 games ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, 2-for-4, 2 walks, 1 stolen base ... 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 11 starts; has not allowed more than 5 hits in 7 of 11 starts ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, earned win with first career complete game; 9.0 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts; allowed only solo homer with 2 out in sixth inning ... 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 ... Feb. 13-Feb. 19, 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 28 of 37 games; has a RBI in 20 of 37 games; has a run in 24 of 37 games ... Mar. 29-Apr. 17, 10-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .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 5 of 11 starts; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 8 of 11 starts; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 6 of 11 starts; at least 6.0 innings in 6 of 11 starts; at least 8 strikeouts in 5 of 11 starts ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State second game, no decision; 5.2 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs (0 earned), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts ... 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 10 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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