No. 2 Beavers greet Ohio State, Virginia, St. John's for NCAA Regional

May 31, 2005

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NCAA CORVALLIS REGIONAL AT OREGON STATEGoss Stadium at Coleman Field - June 3-6(Regional seeds in parentheses)FRIDAY, JUNE 3Game 1 - (2) Virginia vs. (3) St. John's, 12 noonGame 2 - (1) No. 2 Oregon State vs. (4) Ohio State, 5 p.m.SATURDAY, JUNE 4Game 3 - Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1 p.m.Game 4 - Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 6 p.m.SUNDAY, JUNE 5Game 5 - Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 1 p.m.Game 6 - Game 5 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 6 p.m.MONDAY, JUNE 6Game 7 - Game 5 winner vs. Game 4 winner,if necessary, 2 p.m.(For all Oregon State games, radio on KEJO-AM 1240;live audio and live stats on www.osubeavers.com)

There's no place like home, there's no place like home ...

Especially when you've waited 19 years to get back to the baseball postseason. That's the case for Oregon State, which is in the NCAA Regionals for the first time since 1986 and will mark its return by hosting the Corvallis Regional starting Friday.

'This is great news for everyone involved with Oregon State baseball,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'For our team, our staff, and especially our fans because they're going to be able to watch us play in the postseason. They've given us a tremendous homefield advantage this season, and the level of support they've given us is a big reason that we'll be able to play at home next weekend.

'It's a tribute to both them and to what our team has accomplished on the field this season that the NCAA selected us to host a Regional.'

Oregon State is the No. 8 seed nationally and the No. 1 seed in the Corvallis Regional followed by Virginia, St. John's and Ohio State. The double-elimination tournament runs Friday through Sunday or Monday, depending on whether a seventh game is needed to determine a winner.

Oregon State (41-9 overall, 19-5 Pacific-10), which won the Pacific-10 championship, is ranked second nationally in this week's Sports Weekly/ESPN coaches poll, by Baseball America magazine and in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll, and third by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. Ohio State (39-18, 17-12 Big Ten), St. John's (39-16, 19-4 Big East) and Virginia (41-18, 14-14 Atlantic Coast) are all unranked but the Buckeyes and Cavaliers received votes in the coaches poll.

The 64-team field has eight national seeds; no team that is nationally seeded would meet another nationally seeded team until the College World Series. The winners of this weekend's 16 NCAA Regionals advance to the Super Regionals, a best-of-three series June 10-13; the Corvallis Regional is paired with the Long Beach Regional, which includes Long Beach State, Southern California, Pepperdine and Rhode Island.

The Beavers had last weekend off, drawing the bye in the Pac-10 schedule for the final series of the regular season. OSU scrimmaged on Friday evening, then found out Saturday afternoon that they would be the sole owners of the Pac-10 championship when California beat Arizona in the first game of their series in Tucson.

'It was a good chance for our guys to get a little bit of a break,' Casey said. 'After eight straight weeks playing in this conference, they were able to catch their breath a little bit. Now we've got to go back to work because we have three very strong teams coming in here.

'It's a brand-new season starting this weekend. What we did in those first 50 games put us in position to do some great things, but now we have to go out and step it up even more to keep having success. You get to this point, and every team that's still playing is a very, very good team.'

The Beavers will have the benefit of familiar surroundings, and that's been good to them so far this season. Oregon State is 21-4 this spring at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.

Through the end of the regular season, OSU's Dallas Buck led the Pac-10 in earned run average (1.93) and was tied for first in wins (11). The Beavers' Jonah Nickerson was second in ERA (2.13) and Kevin Gunderson was fifth (2.78). Gunderson was the leader in saves (13) and Anton Maxwell was tied for third in wins (10).

The Beavers' Jacoby Ellsbury was second in the batting race (.415) through the end of the regular season, while Andy Jenkins was fourth (.372). Ryan Gipson topped the conference in on-base percentage (.428) and Ellsbury was second (.504).

As a team, OSU's pitching staff was first in ERA (3.02) and opponents batting average (.219). At the plate, Oregon State was first in on-base percentage (.415) and second in batting average (.315).

Virginia lost 4-3 to Georgia Tech in the championship game Sunday and is making its fifth NCAA tournament appearance in the history of the program. Virginia is 17-5 over its last 22 games and is 10-13 away from home, where it was 31-5.

The Cavaliers have been led at the plate by junior infielder Ryan Zimmerman (.399 batting average, 6 home runs, 58 runs batted in) and freshman first baseman Sean Doolittle (.316, 11, 55). The starting pitchers have generally been senior righthander Jeff Kamrath (9-4 record, 2.23 ERA), junior lefthander Mike Ballard (8-3, 3.54) and junior righthander Matt Avery (6-5, 4.24).

St. John's won the Big East regular season championship with a 19-4 record to earn the top seed in the Big East tournament at Somerset Park in New Jersey. The Red Storm lost two straight, though, being beaten by Pittsburgh 4-1 and Boston College 7-5.

St. John's top hitters have been junior outfielder Greg Thomson (.377, 7, 43), senior infielder P.J. Antoniato (.370, 0, 26) and sophomore catcher Joe Burke (.353, 1, 41). The starting pitchers have generally been junior righthander Anthony Varvaro (9-3, 2.32), sophomore righthander Anthony Sullivan (7-3, 2.78) and senior righthander Jim Wladyka (7-2, 3.05).

Ohio State won the Big Ten tournament as the No. 5 seed and enters the NCAA tournament as one of the nation's hottest teams as winners of 19 of its last 22 games. The Buckeyes reached the championship round undefeated. Minnesota forced a second championship game after getting a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth for a 4-3 win, but Ohio State jumped out to an 11-1 lead after four innings and cruised to a 14-6 win.

The Buckeyes have been paced by senior outfielder Mike Rabin (.333, 2, 28), freshman outfielder Matt Angle (.318, 0, 17), freshman catcher Eric Fryer (.318, 2, 23) and junior infielder Jedidiah Stephen (.318, 5, 46). With the Big Ten playing four-game conference series, the starters on the mound have usually been sophomore lefthander Dan DeLucia (5-5, 3.12), freshman lefthander Cory Luebke (4-2, 3.55), senior righthander Mike Madsen (7-3, 4.06) and senior lefthander Trent Luyster (7-3, 4.43).

OREGON STATE LINEUP:

C - Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.317, 6 HRs, 30 RBIsor - Casey Priseman, so.; Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville HS);.241, 0 HRs, 3 RBIs1B - Andy Jenkins, sr.; Salem, Ore. (Mt. Hood CC);.372, 4 HRs, 43 RBIs2B - Ryan Gipson, jr.; Central Point, Ore. (Shasta JC);.329, 0 HRs, 15 RBIsor - Chris Kunda, jr.; Philomath, Ore. (Philomath HS);.238, 1 HR, 8 RBIs3B - Shea McFeely, jr.; Federal Way, Wash. (Tacoma CC);.324, 4 HRs, 33 RBIsSS - Darwin Barney, fr.; Beaverton, Ore. (Southridge HS);.304, 2 HRs, 40 RBIsLF - Tyler Graham, jr.; Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS);.326, 0 HRs, 20 RBIsCF - Jacoby Ellsbury, jr.; Madras, Ore. (Madras HS);.415, 6 HRs, 42 RBIsRF - Mike Lissman, so.; Ontario, Ore. (Ontario HS);.283, 1 HR, 30 RBIsor - Geoff Wagner, jr.; Redmond, Ore. (Central Oregon CC);.234, 1 HR, 6 RBIsor - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.246, 0 HRs, 18 RBIsDH - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.246, 0 HRs, 18 RBIsor - Cole Gillespie, so.; West Linn, Ore. (West Linn HS);.318, 0 HRs, 14 RBIs(Tentative pitching rotation)Fri., RHP - Dallas Buck, so.; Newberg, Ore. (Newberg HS);11-1 record, 1.93 ERASat., LHP - Anton Maxwell, so.; Anchorage, Alas. (Feather River CC);10-1 record, 4.36 ERASun., RHP - Jonah Nickerson, so.; Oregon City, Ore. (Oregon City HS);8-1 record, 2.13 ERA

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME IN THE POSTSEASON: Oregon State has an all-time record of 5-12 in NCAA postseason games - 5-10 in Regionals and 0-2 in the College World Series. This is OSU's seventh appearance in the NCAA postseason, following trips in 1952, 1962, 1963, 1983, 1985 and 1986.

OSU's last trip to the NCAAs in 1986 saw the Beavers place third at the Midwest Regional at Oklahoma State, going 2-2. OSU lost to Arkansas 4-3, beat Richmond 7-1, beat Arkansas 1-0 and lost to Stanford 10-7.

This is the first time OSU has hosted NCAA postseason play since 1963, when the Beavers fell to eventual national champion Southern California in a best-of-3 series, losing 6-5, winning 8-6 and losing 7-5. OSU also hosted NCAA play in 1952, beating Fresno State 2-1 and 8-4 to qualify for the College World Series.

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 2-1 against Ohio State. In 1990, Oregon State took an 11-10 win at the San Jose State Spartan Baseball Classic. In 2000, Oregon State won 13-0 and lost 8-3 at the Texas A&M Continental Express Classic.

Oregon State and Virginia have never met in baseball.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 1-0 against St. John's. The only meeting took place in 1970, with the Beavers winning 8-1 at the Riverside Baseball Invitational.

OREGON STATE NOTES: Oregon State's longest current hitting streak belongs to Tyler Graham at 11 games. Earlier this season, Jacoby Ellsbury had a 20-game streak and he also hit in the first 14 games of the season to give him a streak of 16 games over 2 seasons. Andy Jenkins has had streaks of 14 games and 9 games, Shea McFeely has had a 10-game streak, Darwin Barney an 8-game streak, and Mike Lissman has had a 7-game streak ... Ellsbury leads the Beavers in multi-hit games with 24 while Jenkins has 20, McFeely 17, Barney 16, Graham 14 and Lissman 12 ... Ellsbury leads OSU in multi-RBI games with 13, Jenkins has 12, Barney 10, McFeely and Canham 9 each, and Lissman 7 ...

Oregon State clinched a tie for the Pacific-10 championship when it won 2 of 3 games from Southern California from May 20-22; OSU took sole possession of the title when California beat Arizona on May 21 while the Beavers were idle the final weekend of the regular season. OSU had been picked for sixth place in the conference's preseason coaches poll. The Beavers earned their first title in a unified Pac-10 since winning the conference's 1952 championship series, and it is OSU's first championship of any type since winning the 1994 Northern Division pennant ... OSU set a school record for wins this spring, as its 41 victories broke the school record set by the 1986 Beavers, who finished 39-15d ... OSU's 21 wins at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field were the most-ever home wins for the Beavers, topping the 1998 Beavers' mark of 20-4 ... OSU's 19 Pacific-10 wins equal the most by any team since the conference merged its Northern and Southern Divisions prior to the 1999 season; the only other team to win that many was Stanford in 1999. OSU's previous best record in the current format was 11-13 in 2001. The Beavers' record for conference wins in a season is 20 by the 1993 team, which went 20-10 to finish second in the Northern Division ... OSU is 11 games ahead of its pace from 2004, when the Beavers were 30-20 after 50 games. In Pacific-10 play, OSU finished 9 games ahead of last season, when the Beavers were 9-12 ...

Of Oregon State's 30 home runs this season, 16 have come with the bases empty and another 7 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 22 of the Beavers' 50 games ... the Beavers are 33-1 when leading after 6 innings, 34-2 when leading after 7 innings, and 37-1 when leading after 8 innings ... the Beavers are 26-3 in games in which they score first ... of OSU's 9 losses this season, 3 have been by 1 run and 3 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 21-4 at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field ... OSU has swept 7 series this season - at California-Santa Barbara (3 games), vs. Sacramento State (3 games), vs. Brigham Young (2 games) vs. California (3 games), vs. Washington State (3 games), at UCLA (3 games) and at Washington (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 1 conference series ...

Oregon State didn't take the easy road to the Pac-10 title. The Beavers played 8 consecutive weekends in the conference, and OSU was the only Pac-10 team to do so ... a big reason for OSU earning the Pacific-10 championship was the Beavers' push toward the top of the standings down the stretch. OSU went 10-1 in the month of May, including 9-1 in Pac-10 games. That was a big step up from the past several years; since the start of the 1999 season, the Beavers had gone 23-41 in May, including 19-35 in the Pac-10 ... the crowd of 2,431 for OSU's 12-2 loss to Southern California on May 22 was the largest at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field since the ballpark was renovated for the 1999 season; it was the fifth straight game that OSU set a post-renovation attendance record. With additional seating brought to the ballpark for the weekend, Saturday's game had drawn 2,322 fans and Friday night's game 2,165 fans. The USC series crowd of 6,918 was also a post-renovation record ... OSU finished the regular season averaging 1,133 fans per home date, the second straight season that OSU has averaged over 1,100 fans per home date, despite a wet spring that saw 5 early non-conference crowds of less than 500 ... the USC series also saw the Goss Stadium at Coleman Field debut of 'O-State Ballers' as it was played while OSU took infield prior to each game. 'O-State Ballers' is a rap song written and performed by catcher Mitch Canham and pitcher Anton Maxwell. It was originally unveiled just over a month earlier at OSU's annual student-athlete talent show, whose cause this year was to raise money for tsunami relief ...

OSU didn't play an extra-inning game until its 47th game of the season, when it beat Washington 3-1 on May 15. The game nearly didn't go extra frames, as it took a 2-out homer in the bottom of the ninth by the Huskies to tie the game. OSU then scored twice in the top of the 10th inning for the win ... Jacoby Ellsbury had just 1 hit as Oregon State swept a 3-game series at Washington from May 13-15, but it was a record-breaker. His infield single in the first inning of the series finale was his 84th hit of the season, setting the OSU record for hits in a season; it broke Brian Barden's mark of 83 in 2001 ... OSU's sweep at Washington was the Beavers' first 3-game sweep of the Huskies since a 1995 set in Corvallis. It was the Beavers' first 3-game sweep in Seattle since 1975, though OSU had swept 2-game non-conference series there in 2000 and 2004. The Northern Division played 2-game series from 1982-90 and 4-game series from 1996-98 ...

When Oregon State beat Washington 7-4 on May 14, the victory was sparked by the 2 Washingtonians in the Beaver lineup, Mitch Canham from Lake Stevens and Shea McFeely from Federal Way. Canham and McFeely hit back-to-back homers in the top of the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and give OSU a 5-1 lead; it was the first time OSU had hit back-to-back home runs in over 2 years, since Aaron Mathews and Andy Jarvis did it on April 12, 2003 against Washington State ... when Dallas Buck pitched a 3-hitter as Oregon State beat Washington 7-0 on May 13, it was the first complete-game shutout by a Beaver since Scott Nicholson blanked Southern California 6-0 on May 19, 2001. With the win, Buck moved onto OSU's single-season top-10 lists for wins and strikeouts, earning a tie for eighth place with his 10th win and taking over fifth place with his 102 strikeouts. The game was matchup between Buck, named the nation's top pitcher at midseason by Baseball America magazine, and Tim Lincecum, named both the Pac-10's Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year last season. Both took no-hitters into the sixth inning as the first 5 frames were completed in a brisk 1 hour, 19 minutes. Buck walked 4 Huskies and struck out 8...

It was a record-setting day for Jacoby Ellsbury as the Beavers beat UCLA 16-3 on May 8, as he picked up 1 school record and tied 2 others. Ellsbury set the school record for runs scored in a career by crossing the plate 3 times to give him 152 runs in his career; the old record had been 150 runs by Ken Bowen from 1984-87. Ellsbury's 4 hits on the day gave him 83 for the season, tying the record set by Brian Barden in 2001. Ellsbury also had 3 doubles in the game, tying a record that had been set by several Oregon State players ... Oregon State's 10-4 win over UCLA on May 7 gave the Beavers a 35-8 record; it marked the first time in OSU's 96-season baseball history that the Beavers had reached 27 games over .500. The previous high had been 26 games, when OSU finished the 1997 season at 38-12-1 after winning its last 8 games ... when Oregon State beat UCLA 3-1 on May 6, it was head coach Pat Casey's 500th career victory in 18 seasons at OSU and George Fox ... Kevin Gunderson recorded the save as the Beavers beat UCLA 3-1 on May 6, earning him OSU's saves records for both a season (10) and a career (13). Gunderson had shared the records with Jared Sanders, who had 9 saves in 2002 and 12 in his career from 2002-04 ...

When OSU reached No. 4 in the Baseball America rankings on May 2, it was the Beavers' highest-ever place in a national baseball ranking; the Beavers have since climbed as high as No. 2 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, the Baseball America rankings and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll. OSU had risen as high as No. 5 in the nation in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper polls published on March 29, 1963 and April 26, 1968. In 1963, OSU took eventual national champion Southern California the distance in a best-of-3 NCAA first-round playoff series before losing; in 1968, the Beavers opened the season 17-2 before finishing 23-13-1 ... 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 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.

COMMENTS FROM PACIFIC-10 COACHES: A sampling of what some other Pacific-10 head coaches have said about OSU this season:

Southern California head coach Mike Gillespie, in the Portland Tribune newspaper of May 24: 'They are as good as anybody we play, ever, anywhere. They are a great team. They are an Omaha team. This is a great year in this conference, a year in which we ought to get 7 teams in the (NCAA) tournament. I mean, nobody goes 19-5 against this kind of competition. People should not take for granted that accomplishment. My hat is off to (OSU head coach) Pat Casey and (associate head coach) Dan Spencer, who has been with him through thick and thin. They have deep pitching. They don't kick the ball around. They have a team of athletes. They run balls down in the field, they run well on the bases. They have a special player in (center fielder Jacoby) Ellsbury and several really good players. I don't see a flaw in that team.'

Gillespie, in The Oregonian newspaper of May 23: 'They've hit on a lot of good pitching and a lot of good players. And the scary thing to me is that they're still young. You'll see another good year of Oregon State baseball with this team. They're so deep. They've got good pitching and good hitting - you look at those last 3 guys (the Beavers put in 3 pinch-hitters in the ninth inning) and they were all taking great swings. This is a giant accomplishment. It's not easy to build a program. For this program to get to this point took a lot of good work. The players in the Northwest now will come to Oregon State.'

UCLA head coach John Savage, in the Daily Bruin newspaper of May 6: 'They have been knocking on the door for years, and this year everything has come together. They are having an outstanding year ... Oregon State has Omaha-type pitching and could be a top seed.'

Arizona State head coach Pat Murphy, in the USA Today newspaper of April 28: 'We're not surprised out here at what they've done because we've seen it coming. Pat Casey is a great baseball man and may be the most underrated coach in America. His team has great chemistry, a great pitching staff, and they play hard.'

BUCK, ELLSBURY, NICKERSON ON SPORTS WEEKLY ALL-AMERICA TEAM: Oregon State had 3 players named to the USA Today Sports Weekly All-America team. Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) was a first-team pick as a starting pitcher, while second team spots went to outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) and starting pitcher Jonah Nickerson (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS).

Buck, a sophomore righthander, outdueled fellow Roger Clemens Award semifinalist Ian Kennedy of Southern California on May 20 by allowing 1 hit through 8 scoreless innings to match Kennedy's 7 scoreless innings. The previous week he matched up against another Clemens semifinalist, Washington's Tim Lincecum. Both carried no-hitters into the sixth, but it was Buck's 3-hit shutout that won the game.

Buck had an 11-1 record during the regular season, tying him for second place on OSU's all-time list of single-season wins leaders. Buck led the Pac-10 in wins, earned run average (1.93) and innings pitched (107) through the end of the regular season and was second in the conference in opposing batting average (.187) and fifth in strikeouts (109).

Ellsbury, a junior, finished the regular season batting .415 with 17 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 42 RBIs. He has only 14 strikeouts all season to go with a .504 on-base percentage. He's also 21-for-29 in steals and an outstanding defensive centerfielder.

Nickerson, a sophomore righthander, led the Pac-10 in ERA much of this season before suffering his first loss on the final day of the regular season against Southern California; Nickerson had allowed only 12 earned runs in his first 82.1 innings. He finished the regular season 8-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 96 strikeouts.

BEAVERS EARN ALL-PACIFIC-10 HONORS: Coming off a Pacific-10 championship season, Oregon State drew most of the top honors when the 2005 All-Pacific-10 Baseball Team was announced. Oregon State junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was named Co-Player of the Year, Beaver shortstop Darwin Barney was named Freshman of the Year and OSU's Pat Casey was named Coach of the Year.

Joining Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) and Barney (Beaverton, Ore./Southridge HS) on the all-conference first team were sophomore starting pitcher Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS), sophomore relief pitcher Kevin Gunderson (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic HS), senior first baseman Andy Jenkins (Salem, Ore./South Salem HS, Mt. Hood CC) and sophomore starting pitcher Jonah Nickerson (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS). The team and individual honors were chosen by a vote of the conference's head coaches.

Earning honorable mention for OSU were junior relief pitcher Nate Fogle (Gresham, Ore./Centennial HS, Mt. Hood CC), junior infielder Ryan Gipson (Central Point, Ore./Crater HS, Shasta JC), junior outfielder Tyler Graham (Great Falls, Mont./C.M. Russell HS), sophomore starting pitcher Anton Maxwell (Anchorage, Alas./East HS), and junior third baseman Shea McFeely (Federal Way, Wash./Federal Way HS, Tacoma CC).

Ellsbury shared Player of the Year honors with Arizona outfielder Trevor Crowe, and Southern California's Ian Kennedy earned Pitcher of the Year in the awards

The individual honors for Ellsbury, Barney and Casey are the first for OSU since the conference merged its divisions in 1999, and the six first-team picks are the most for the Beavers since then.

BEAVERS ON WATCH LISTS FOR NATIONAL AWARDS: Several Oregon State players are under consideration for national awards in 2005.

Junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) is being considered for 4 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; Ellsbury is on the list of 13 semifinalists, which will be trimmed to 3 finalists on June 16 with the winner being announced June 30. Baseball America presents the Louisville Slugger Player of the Year Award, and Ellsbury is also on the watch list for that honor. The Dick Howser Trophy is presented by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association; Ellsbury is among 16 semifinalists. The 2005 winner will announced at the College World Series in Omaha on June 17.

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.

Buck also joins Ellsbury on the watch list for Baseball America's Louisville Slugger Player of the Year award.

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.

CANHAM EARNS DISTRICT 8 ALL-ACADEMIC HONOR: Oregon State catcher Mitch Canham (Lake Stevens, Wash./Lake Stevens HS) has been voted to the ESPN The Magazine District 8 All-Academic Baseball Team as a first team selection. Canham was named to the first team in the University Division, which includes players from NCAA Division I schools in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Alaska, Hawai'i, Nevada, Utah and British Columbia.

Canham, a sophomore, has a 3.47 grade point average and is majoring in Business Administration. At the time of his selection, he was batting .318 (35-for-10) with 5 home runs, 2 triples, 2 doubles and 25 runs batted in.

The team was voted on by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) in District 8. Canham now goes on the ballot for the Academic All-America team, which will be released May 31.

BUCK INVITED TO USA BASEBALL NATIONAL TEAM TRIALS, DECLINES: Oregon State sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) was initially among the 13 players who accepted invitations to participate in the 2005 USA Baseball National Team Trials, to be held June 27-30 in Raleigh, N.C. Buck later declined the invitation.

This is the second straight season that OSU had a player invited to the USA Baseball National Team Trials. Junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury participated in 2004.

'The National Team is defined by athlete performance in the college game,' said USA Baseball General Manager of National Teams Eric Campbell. 'This short list of invitees to the trials represents non-draft eligible players whose 2005 performance on the field has warranted an invite to the trials. This is a great group of players.'

BEAVERS WITH NATIONAL WEEKLY HONORS: Oregon State sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) was named to the College Baseball Foundation's weekly National Honor Roll for the week of May 17-23, gaining the honor for the second straight week. Buck earned the win as Oregon State beat No. 20 Southern California 5-4 on May 20, outdueling USC's Ian Kennedy in a matchup of pitchers who earlier in the day had been named semifinalists for the Roger Clemens Award. Buck went 8.2 innings, allowing 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7. Buck improved his record to 11-1 this season, tying him for second place on OSU's all-time list of single-season wins leaders, and he moved into fourth place on OSU's single-season strikeout list at 109.

Buck was also named to the CBF National Honor Roll for the week of May 9-15. Buck pitched a 3-hit shutout as the Beavers beat Washington 7-0 on May 13, walking 4 and striking out 8 as he improved his record to 10-1. The game was a duel between Buck, named the nation's top pitcher at midseason by Baseball America magazine, and Tim Lincecum, named both the Pac-10's Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year last season. Both took no-hitters into the sixth inning as the first 5 frames were completed in a brisk 1 hour, 19 minutes. Buck retired the first 7 hitters he faced and 10 of the first 11; he didn't allow a hit until Taylor Johnson poked an opposite-field single to left to lead off the sixth inning. The effort earned Buck a place on OSU's list of single-season wins leaders, tying him for eighth, and he moved into fifth place on OSU's single-season strikeout list at 102.

OSU junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) was named to the CBF National Honor Roll for the week of May 2-8. Ellsbury batted .476 (10-for-21) with 4 doubles, 7 runs batted in, 4 runs scored, 1 stolen base and a .667 slugging percentage as the Beavers beat Portland and swept a 3-game series at UCLA. Ellsbury had a pair of 4-hit games against the Bruins, including a May 8 game that saw him go 4-for-6 with 3 doubles and 3 runs scored; he set OSU's record for runs scored in a career during the game and also tied the school record for doubles in a game. For good measure, Ellsbury made a diving catch with the bases loaded to end the seventh inning that afternoon.

Oregon State sophomore lefthander Kevin Gunderson (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic HS) was named to the CBF National Honor Roll for the week of Apr. 25-May 1. Gunderson earned saves in both of the Beavers' wins as they took 2 of 3 games from nationally-ranked Arizona State. In a total of 5.1 innings, Gunderson allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 1 walk, striking out 2. It was the third time this season that Gunderson earned 2 saves in a weekend. In Friday's 6-5 victory, after allowing a 2-run homer to ASU cleanup hitter Jeff Larish, Gunderson retired the final 7 hitters he faced. In Sunday's 5-1 win, he tied OSU's saves records for a single season (9) and a career (12).

Oregon State senior first baseman Andy Jenkins (Salem, Ore./South Salem HS, Mt. Hood CC) was named to the CBF 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 CBF 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.

Ellsbury was named to the CBF 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 sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) was named the Pacific-10 Pitcher of the Week for May 17-23, gaining the honor for the second straight week. Buck earned the win as Oregon State beat No. 20 Southern California 5-4 on May 20, outdueling USC's Ian Kennedy in a matchup of pitchers who earlier in the day had been named semifinalists for the Roger Clemens Award. Buck went 8.2 innings, allowing 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7. Buck improved his record to 11-1 this season, tying him for second place on OSU's all-time list of single-season wins leaders, and he moved into fourth place on OSU's single-season strikeout list at 109.

Buck was also named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for May 9-16. Buck pitched a 3-hit shutout as the Beavers beat Washington 7-0 on May 13, walking 4 and striking out 8 as he improved his record to 10-1. The game was a duel between Buck, named the nation's top pitcher at midseason by Baseball America magazine, and Tim Lincecum, named both the Pac-10's Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year last season. Both took no-hitters into the sixth inning as the first 5 frames were completed in a brisk 1 hour, 19 minutes. Buck retired the first 7 hitters he faced and 10 of the first 11; he didn't allow a hit until Taylor Johnson poked an opposite-field single to left to lead off the sixth inning. The effort earned Buck a place on OSU's list of single-season wins leaders in a tie for eighth, and he moved into fifth place on OSU's single-season strikeout list at 102.

Oregon State senior first baseman Andy Jenkins (Salem, Ore./South Salem HS) 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 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 the end of the regular season, that trio has combined for a record of 29-3 with a 2.73 earned run average; in 45 starts, the trio is averaging just under 6.1 innings and 4.8 hits, 2.2 walks and 6.0 strikeouts per start, and opponents are batting just .211 against them. For more on each of 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 the end of the regualr season, the pair have combined to go 9-4 with 18 saves and a 2.51 ERA; in 96.2 innings, they have allowed 65 hits and 30 walks while striking out 92 and opponents are batting .193 against them. Of the 51 runners they have inherited, only 14 have scored. For more on each of 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 32 games, though, he's settled into the leadoff spot and he's batted there 38 times overall this season. In that position in the lineup through the end of the regular season, Ellsbury is batting .424 with 6 homers, 2 triples, 13 doubles, 34 RBIs and 15 stolen bases; he has a .511 on-base percentage and a .646 slugging percentage while hitting leadoff. For more on Ellsbury, see the the player notes section.

JENKINS DRIVES `EM IN: Senior first baseman/catcher Andy Jenkins (Salem, Ore./South Salem HS, Mt. Hood CC) had to play his way into Oregon State's lineup when he came back for his senior season, not starting in the Beavers' first 3 games of 2005 and not becoming a full-time starter until mid-March. He's started everywhere from third through eighth in OSU's batting order but has largely settled into the cleanup spot, having started there in 15 of OSU's last 18 games and 27 times overall. In that position in the lineup through the end of the regular season, he's batting .362 with 1 homer, 7 doubles and 30 RBIs. For more on Jenkins, see 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 IN NATIONAL RANKINGS: Oregon State has climbed to its highest-ever rankings in the national baseball polls in 2005. On May 2, OSU was ranked No. 4 by Baseball America magazine; previously, OSU's highest-ever ranking in a national poll was No. 5 in the Collegiate Baseball polls published March 29, 1963 and April 26, 1968. 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	8thMay 2	10th	4th	9th	8thMay 9	6th	3rd	8th	7thMay 16	5th	3rd	3rd	4thMay 23	4th	3rd	3rd	4thMay 30	2nd	2nd	3rd	2nd

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	2ndMay 2	12th	1stMay 9	14th	1stMay 16	12th	1stMay 23	13th	1stMay 30	13th	1st

OREGON STATE AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among the NCAA Division I leaders through May 15 (updated stats unavailable; complete lists are available at www.ncaa.org):

INDIVIDUAL BATTING9. Jacoby Ellsbury	.426MOST AT-BATS PER STRIKEOUT14. Jacoby Ellsbury	17.9INDIVIDUAL SACRIFICES (per game)13. Tyler Graham	0.26INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE5. Jonah Nickerson	1.3113. Dallas Buck	1.8394. Kevin Gunderson	2.70INDIVIDUAL WINS7. (tie) Dallas Buck	1027. (tie) Anton Maxwell	9INDIVIDUAL SAVES12. (tie) Kevin Gunderson	11TEAM BATTING AVERAGE22. Oregon State	.319TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE4. Oregon State	2.74TEAM FIELDING PERCENTAGE35. Oregon State	.969TEAM WINNING PERCENTAGE2. Oregon State	.830

OREGON STATE AMONG PACIFIC-10 LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among Pacific-10 leaders through the end of the regular season (complete lists are available at www.pac-10.org):

INDIVIDUAL BATTING2. Jacoby Ellsbury	.4153. Andy Jenkins	.372INDIVIDUAL SLUGGING6. Jacoby Ellsbury	.604INDIVIDUAL ON-BASE1. Ryan Gipson	.5282. Jacoby Ellsbury	.5047. Andy Jenkins	.447INDIVIDUAL HITS3. Jacoby Ellsbury	86INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES7. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	17INDIVIDUAL TOTAL BASES9. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	125INDIVIDUAL SACRIFICES2. (tie) Tyler Graham	136. (tie) Ryan Gipson	7INDIVIDUAL SACRIFICE FLIES6. (tie) Darwin Barney	5INDIVIDUAL STOLEN BASES3. Jacoby Ellsbury	214. Tyler Graham	19INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Dallas Buck	1.932. Jonah Nickerson	2.135. Kevin Gunderson	2.78INDIVIDUAL OPPONENTS BATTING2. Dallas Buck	.1875. Jonah Nickerson	.2016. Kevin Gunderson	.20210. Anton Maxwell	.252INNINGS PITCHED3. Dallas Buck	107.0INDIVIDUAL STRIKEOUTS5. Dallas Buck	1096. Jonah Nickerson	96INDIVIDUAL WINS1. (tie) Dallas Buck	113. (tie) Anton Maxwell	107. (tie) Jonah Nickerson	8INDIVIDUAL SAVES1. Kevin Gunderson	136. (tie) Nate Fogle	5INDIVIDUAL APPEARANCES8. Kevin Gunderson	28TEAM BATTING2. Oregon State	.315TEAM SLUGGING5. Oregon State	.433TEAM ON-BASE1. Oregon State	.415TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Oregon State	3.02TEAM OPPONENTS BATTING1. Oregon State	.219TEAM FIELDING5. Oregon State	.970

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 the end of the regular season:

CAREER AT-BATS3. Ken Bowen, 1984-87	6434. Brian Barden, 2000-02	6395. Aaron Anderson, 1988-92	613> 6. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	609 Andy Jarvis, 2000-03	2322. Brian Barden, 2000-02	231> 3. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	223  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	157 Andy Jarvis, 2000-03	425. Brian Barden, 2000-02	396. Seth Pietsch, 2001-03	387. Drew Hedges, 1997-2000	378. Ken Bowen, 1984-87	369. Troy Schader, 1997-99	35> (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	35  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 Troy Schader, 1997-99	118> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	95 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	86 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	320  2. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	55 Dallas Buck, 2004-present	166  Jonah Nickerson, 2004-present	150  1. Kevin Gunderson, 2004-present	16 Jared Sanders, 2002-04	123. Mike Boire, 1996-98	114. Jim Grove, 1979-82	95. Dave Schoppe, 1989-91	6> (tie) Dallas Buck, 2004-present	6 Stephen Copeland, 2000-03	5> (tie) Nate Fogle, 2005-present	5 Andy Jarvis, 2003	2177. Andy Jarvis, 2001	2148. R.A. Neitzel, 1990	211(tie) Troy Schader, 1999	21110. Joe Gerber, 2000	210> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	207  Darwin Barney, 2005	194  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	86 Brian Barden, 2001	833. Brian Barden, 2002	814. Josh Carter, 2001	78(tie) Seth Pietsch, 2003	786. R.A. Neitzel, 1990	757. Dave Brundage, 1986	74(tie) Joe Gerber, 1999	74(tie) JoeGerber, 2000	74(tie) Aaron Mathews, 2004	74> Andy Jenkins, 2005	64 Brian Barden, 2000	50> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	45  Shea McFeely, 2005	42  Tyler Graham, 2005	41 Troy Schader, 1999	18(tie) Josh Carter, 2001	189. Marc Malloy, 1994	17(tie) Brent Watts, 1994	17(tie) Chris Wakeland, 1996	17> (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	17 Andy Jenkins, 2005	43  Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	42  Darwin Barney, 2005	40 Shea McFeely, 2004	40> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	30  Shea Mceely, 2005	30 Seth Pietsch, 2003	1332. Joe Gerber, 1999	1283. Jim Wilson, 1982	126> 4. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	125  (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	21 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2004	20> Tyler Graham, 2005	19 Jake Postlewait, 2004	11 (11-3)> (tie) Dallas Buck, 2005	11 (11-1)  (tie) Anton Maxwell, 2005	10 (10-1)  Jonah Nickerson, 2005	8 (8-0)  1. Kevin Gunderson, 2005	13 Jared Sanders, 2002	93. Mike Boire, 1997	84. Dallas Buck, 2004	65. Jim Grove, 1982	5(tie) Stephen Copeland, 2001	5> (tie) Nate Fogle, 2005	5  4. Dallas Buck, 2005	109  10. Jonah Nickerson, 2005	96  10. Dallas Buck, 2005	107.0  Jonah Nickerson, 2005	88.2  Anton Maxwell, 2005	84.2 

2005 ENTRIES IN THE BEAVER RECORD BOOK: Here are Oregon State's entries in the school record book through the end of the regular season:

     HITS IN A SEASON, INDIVIDUAL: 86, Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005 (oldrecord 83, Brian Barden, 2001).     RUNS IN A CAREER, INDIVIDUAL: 157, Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present (old record 150, Ken Bowen, 1984-87)     DOUBLES IN A GAME, INDIVIDUAL (TIED): 3, Mike Lissman vs. NewMexico State, Feb. 5; Shea McFeely at Arizona, Apr. 15; JacobyEllsbury at UCLA, May 8.     HIT BY PITCH IN A GAME, INDIVIDUAL (TIED): 3, Todd Shelton vs.New Mexico State, Feb. 3.     HIT BY PITCH IN A CAREER, INDIVIDUAL (TIED): 30, JacobyEllsbury, 2003-present (equals 30, Ryan Lipe, 1995-98).     SAVES IN A SEASON, INDIVIDUAL: 13, Kevin Gunderson, 2005 (oldrecord 9, Jared Sanders, 2002).     SAVES IN A SEASON, TEAM: 19, 2005 (old record, 14, 2002).     SAVES IN A CAREER, INDIVIDUAL: 16, Kevin Gunderson, 2004-present (old record 12, Jared Sanders, 2002-04).     HIT BATTERS IN A SEASON, INDIVIDUAL: 27, Dallas Buck, 2005(old record 20, Dallas Buck, 2004).     HIT BATTERS IN A CAREER, INDIVIDUAL: 47, Dallas Buck, 2004present (old record 39, Mark Newell, 1996-2000).     WINS IN A SEASON, TEAM: 41, 2005 (old record 1986, 39-15).     WINS IN A REGULAR SEASON, TEAM: 41, 2005 (old record 38, 1997,38-12-1).     RECORDS NEAR AT HAND: Need 9 strikeouts to tie team single-season record of 421 set in 1998;

THE LAST TIME IT HAPPENED: Here's the last time Oregon State players accomplished several notable feats through the end of the regular season:

     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: May 13, 2005; Dallas Buck at Washington.OSU 7, Washington 0.     HAD 10 OR MORE STRIKEOUTS BY A PITCHER: Mar. 25, 2005; DallasBuck vs. Dallas Baptist (12 strikeouts). OSU 7, Dallas Baptist 2.     THREW A COMPLETE GAME: May 13, 2005; Dallas Buck at Washington.OSU 7, Washington 0.      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.Brigham Young (grand slam). OSU 12, Brigham Young 5.     HIT A GRAND SLAM: Mar. 29, 2005; Scott Nelson vs. BrighamYoung (pinch hit). OSU 12, Brigham Young 5.     HIT AN INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN: Feb. 13, 2004; 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: May 14, 2005; Mitch Canham andShea McFeely at Washington. OSU 7, Washington 4.     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: May 8, 2005; Jacoby Ellsbury at UCLA.OSU 16, UCLA 3.     HIT FOR THE CYCLE: Mar. 28, 1993; A.J. Marquardt vs. SouthwestMissouri State at Norman, Okla. (4 consecutive at-bats in ascendingorder - single, double, triple, homer). OSU 17, SouthwestMissouri 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: May 8, 2005; Jacoby Ellsbury at UCLA.OSU 16, UCLA 3.     DROVE IN 9 RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 2, 1985; Ken Bowen at ChicoState. 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: May 13, 2005; Cole Gillespie atWashington. OSU 7, Washington 0.     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 48 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 10 were at ballparks elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest. OSU has lost just 4 home games to rain during that time, while having 16 games cancelled at sites outside the region and 4 called off at other parks in the region. The Beavers have rescheduled 13 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, was named the Pacific-10 Coach of the Year in 2005 for a season in which OSU set a school record for wins and he passed a pair of personal milestones. Casey earned his 300th win with the Beavers when Oregon State beat California-Davis 8-0 on Feb. 19 at the San Diego Tournament, and he earned his 500th win in 18 seasons at OSU and George Fox when the Beavers beat UCLA 3-1 on May 6.

Casey has a record of 336-234-4 with the Beavers for a winning percentage of .589. Casey's career record of 507-347-5, which includes 7 years at George Fox in Newberg, is good for a winning percentage of .593.

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 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 1,819-1,247-15, a winning percentage of .593. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 806-596, a winning percentage of .575. To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 20,209 runs and allowed 15,619 runs. That's an average score of 6.56-5.07.

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 940-414-1 all-time at home for a winning percentage of .694. OSU is 21-4 at home this season and averaging 1,133 fans per home date; that's a record for home wins in a season, beating the 20-4 mark of the 1998 Beavers. 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 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. All of Oregon State's postseason games 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.): 4 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game ... May 21 vs. Southern California, pinch-hit RBI single helped OSU clinch tie for Pac-10 title ... May 8 at UCLA, off bench, 2-for-2, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run ... 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.): Pacific-10 Freshman of the Year ... All-Pacific-10 first team ... 16 multi-hit games; 10 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 36 of 50 games; has a RBI in 27 of 50 games; has a run in 29 of 50 games ... at least 1 walk in 9 of last 15 games ... May 20 vs. Southern California, 2-run, 2-out single in eighth inning broke 0-0 tie in pitcher's dual between OSU's Dallas Buck and USC's Ian Kennedy; OSU went on to 5-4 win ... May 15 at Washington, 10th-inning sacrifice fly helped clinch OSU win ... May 13 at Washington, 2-for-4, 2 RBIs ... May 8 at UCLA, 3-for-4, 3 RBIs, 2 runs ... Apr. 29 vs. Arizona State, 2-for-3, 1 double, 1 RBI, 2 runs ... Apr. 10-Apr. 24, at least 1 RBI in 6 straight 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.): USA Today Sports Weekly All-America first team ... All-Pacific-10 first team ... USA Baseball National Team Trials invitee, declined invitation ... Baseball America/Louisville Slugger Player of the Year Watch list; 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 8 or more batters in 8 of 15 starts; has allowed 3 or fewer earned runs in 14 of 15 starts; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 9 of 15 starts ... College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll, Pacific-10 Pitcher of the Week for May 16-May 23 for May 20 vs. Southern California, earned win; 8.2 innings, 2 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts ... CBF National Honor Roll, Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for May 9-May 16 for May 13 at Washington, earned win; 9.0 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts ... May 6 at UCLA, earned win; 8.0 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts ... Apr. 29 vs. Arizona State, earned win; 6.0 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 4 walks, 3 strikeouts ... 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-Apr. 16, had a hit in 4 straight 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.): District 8 All-Academic first team ... 9 multi-hit games; 8 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 26 of 40 games ... May 14 at Washington, 3-for-4, 1 homer, 3 RBIs, 2 runs; 3-run homer broke tie, drove in winning runs ... May 8 at UCLA, 2-run homer ... 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.): USA Today Sports Weekly All-America second team ... Pacific-10 Co-Player of the Year ... Golden Spikes Award watch list; Baseball America/Louisville Slugger Player of the Year watch list; Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist; Brooks Wallace Award semifinalist ... Baseball America magazine Midseason All-America first team; Preseason All-America first team ... team co-captain ... has set OSU record for runs in a career, hits in a season ... 24 multi-hit games; 13 multi-RBI games; 10 multi-run games ... has a hit in 43 of 50 games; has a stolen base in 19 of 50 games; has a walk in 25 of 50 games ... May 15 at Washington, singled for 84th hit of season, breaking OSU single-season record ... May 1-May 8, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .480 (12-for-25) with 4 doubles, 10 RBIs, 5 runs ... May 2-8, named to weekly College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll; in 4 games, batted .476 (10-for-21) with 4 doubles, 7 runs batted in, 4 runs scored, 1 stolen base; had pair of 4-hit games in sweep at UCLA ... May 8 at UCLA, 4-for-6, 3 doubles to tie school single-game record, 3 runs scored; also set OSU's record for career runs, tied records for season hits; made diving catch with bases loaded to end seventh inning ... May 6 at UCLA, 4-for-5, 1 stolen base, drove in winning run in ninth inning ... May 1 vs. Arizona State, 2-for-3, 3 RBIs, 1 run, 1 stolen base; drove in tying run and scored winning run as OSU won series from 20th-ranked Sun Devils ... Mar. 19-Apr. 29, 20-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .494 (40-for-81) 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.): All-Pacific-10 honorable mention ... has not allowed an earned run in 16 of 23 appearances; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 17 of 23 appearances ... May 21 vs. Southern California, in relief; 2.2 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts as OSU clinched tie for Pac-10 title ... May 7 at UCLA, in relief; 1.2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts ... May 3 vs. Portland, won in relief; 4.2 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 6 swtrikeouts ... 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.): 3 multi-hit games, 4 multi-RBI games ... 5 pinch-hits ... has a walk in 5 of last 6 games, 10 total during that time ... May 21 vs. UCLA, 2-out, 2-run double in 7-run fifth inning as OSU clinched tie for Pac-10 title ... May 13 at Washington, walked 4 times ... May 7 at UCLA, 3-for-5, 1 triple, 3 RBIs; bases-loaded triple broke game open in sixth inning ... May 3 vs. Portland, 1-for-2, 2 runs ... 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.): All-Pacific-10 honorable mention ... 5 multi-hit games, 4 multi-RBI games ... May 21 vs. Southern California, 3-for-4, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 2 runs as OSU clinched tie for Pac-10 title ... May 8 at UCLA, 2-run double ... May 7 at UCLA, 2-for-3, 2 runs ... May 3 vs. Portlaned, 1-for-2, 1 double, 1 RBI ... 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. 28 vs. Brigham Young, 1-for-2, 1 double, 1 RBI ... 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.): All-Pacific-10 honorable mention ... 14 multi-hit games; 4 multi-RBI games; 10 multi-run games ... has a hit in 36 of 50 games; has a run in 29 of 50 games ... currently has 11-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .326 (14-for-43) with 2 doubles, 4 RBIs, 4 stolen bases ... May 21 vs. Southern California, 2-for-3, 1 run ... May 15 at Washington, 10th-inning single drove in winning run as OSU completed sweep ... May 8 at UCLA, 3-for-5, 1 double, 2 RBIs ... Feb. 27-May 3, successful on first 17 stolen base attempts of season ... May 3 vs. Portland, 2 stolen bases ... Apr. 15-Apr. 29, 7-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .500 (13-for-26) with 1 triple, 1 double, 3 RBIs, 10 runs, 4 stolen bases ... Apr. 17-Apr. 24, in 4 games, batted .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.): All-Pacific-10 first team ... Stopper of the Year Award watch list ... team co-captain ... has set OSU records for saves in a season and career ... has earned 2 saves in a weekend 4 times this season, has earned 2 wins in a weekend once this season; has earned 1 win and 1 save in a weekend twice this season ... has not allowed more than 1 earned run in 25 of 28 appearances; at least 2.0 innings in 15 of 28 appearances; has not allowed a walk in 17 of 28 appearances ... May 11 vs. Southern California, earned save as OSU clinced tie for Pac-10 title; 1.1 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts ... May 20 vs. Southern California, earned save; 0.1 inning, 2 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... May 15 at Washington, earned win in relief; 2.0 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts ... May 14 at Washington, earned save; 2.2 innings, 2 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 2 walks, 1 strikeout ... May 6 at UCLA, earned save; 1.0 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout; set OSU's saves records for single season (10) and career (13) ... Apr. 25-May 1, named to College Baseball Foundation's weekly National Honor Roll; earned saves in both wins over No. 20 Arizona State; total of 5.1 innings, 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... May 1, earned save; 2.1 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikout; tied OSU's saves records for single season (9) and career (12) ... Apr. 29 vs. Arizona State, earned save; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... 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 ... All-Pacific-10 first team ... 20 multi-hit games; 12 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 36 of 47 games ... May 13-21, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .500 (10-for-20) with 1 homer, 7 RBIs, 5 runs ... May 20 vs. Southern California, 2-out, 3-run homer in eighth inning to help break open pitchers duel between OSU's Dallas Buck, USC's Ian Kennedy ... May 14 at Washington, 2-for-4, 2 runs ... May 13 at Washington, 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, 1 run ... Apr. 9-May 7, 14--game hitting streak; during streak, batted .421 (24-for-57) with 4 doubles, 13 RBIs, 11 runs ... May 6 at UCLA, 3-for-3, 2 RBIs ... Apr. 30 vs. Arizona State, 2-for-4, 1 double ... Apr. 18-24, named Pac-10 Player of Week and named to weekly College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll; 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 12 of 15 appearances; has not allowed more than 1 hit in 11 of 15 appearances; at least 1.0 inning in 9 of 15 appearances ... has not allowed a run in 7 of last 8 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 9 appearances; has not allowed a hit in 7 of 9 appearances; at least 1 strikeout in 7 of 9 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 ... 12 multi-hit games; 7 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 28 of 45 games; has a RBI in 18 of 45 games ... May 21 vs. Southern California, 2-out, 2-run single in 7-run fifth inning as OSU clinched tie for Pac-10 title ... Apr. 29-May 13, in 10 games, batted .366 (15-for-41) with 1 homer, 6 RBIs, 11 runs ... May 8 at UCLA, 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 3 runs ... Apr. 29-May 6, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .429 (9-for-21) with 4 RBIs, 5 runs ... May 3 vs. Portland, 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 2 runs ... May 1 vs. Arizona State, 2-for-4 ... Apr. 29 vs. Arizona State, 2-for-4, 1 homer, 3 RBIs; 3-run homer sparked comeback win vs. nation's 20th-ranked team ... 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.): All-Pacific-10 honorable mention ... as not allowed more than 2 walks in 10 of 15 starts; has not allowed more than 5 hits in 8 of 15 starts ... May 21 vs. Southern California, earned win as OSU clinched tie for Pac-10 title; 5.0 innings, 7 hits, 4 runs, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts ... May 14 at Washington, earned win; 6.0 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 5 walks, 4 strikeouts ... May 7 at UCLA, earned win; 6.0 innings, 9 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts ... Apr. 30 vs. Arizona State, took loss vs. nation's 20th-ranked team; 6.1 innings, 9 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts ... 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 7 of 12 appearances; has not allowed an earned run in 8 of 12 appearances ...Apr. 30 vs. Arizona State, in relief; 1.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts ... 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.): All-Pacific-10 honorable mention ... 17 multi-hit games; 9 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 35 of 50 games; has a RBI in 23 of 50 games; has a run in 29 of 50 games; has a walk in 23 of 50 games ... May 14 at Washington, homered ... May 7 at UCLA, 2-for-4, 2 RBIs ... 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 ... Apr. 10-Apr. 17, doubled in 4 straight 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.): USA Today Sports Weekly All-America second team ... All-Pacific-10 first team ... has not allowed an earned run in 6 of 15 starts; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 8 of 15 starts; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 7 of 15 starts; at least 6.0 innings in 10 of 15 starts; at least 8 strikeouts in 6 of 15 starts ... May 22 vs. Southern California, took loss; 6.1 innings, 9 hits, 9 runs, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts ... May 15 at Washington, no decision; 7.0 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 6 walks, 10 strikeouts; strikeouts tied career high, matching game at Washington in 2004 ... May 8 at UCLA, earned win; 6.0 innings, 8 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts ... May 1 vs. Arizona State, earned win; 6.2 innings, 6 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts ... 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.): May 21 vs. Southern California, doubled and scored in 7-run fifth inning as OSU clinched tie for Pac-10 title ... May 15 at Washington, drew key walk in 10th-inning rally to help OSU win and complete sweep ... May 8 at UCLA, 1-for-2, 2 RBIs ... 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.): May 3 vs. Portland, no decision in start; 3.2 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 1 strikeout ... 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 ... Mar. 25-Apr. 10, had a hit in 7 of 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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