Baseball Heads To Palm Springs For Six-Team Tournament
March 3, 2009
Oregon State (4-2) vs. San Francisco (3-6)
RHP Greg Peavey (1-0, 5.06) vs. LHP Matt Lujan (1-1, 2.25)
March 5, 2009 2 p.m. PT Palm Springs, Calif. Palm Springs Stadium
Oregon State opens the 2009 Palm Springs Tournament by playing San Francisco Thursday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. PT.
The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Network, Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) and Yahoo! Sports. Ron Callan is behind the mic to call play-by-play. For more information on catching the Beavers on the radio, check osubeavers.com.
The game is not being televised.
Catch live updates of the game by clicking on GameTracker at osubeavers.com.
Adalberto Santos drove home the winning run with a bases loaded walk as the Beavers defeated Northern Illinois, 2-1, Sunday morning in Tempe, Ariz. A few batters prior, Carter Bell had tied the game with a double past the third base bag. Jorge Reyes picked up the win to improve to 2-0 this season. He scattered three hits and a run over five innings for the victory.
Wong = 6
Joey Wong hit a triple in the tournament finale against Northern Illinois Sunday and is the only Oregon State player to get a hit in every game this season. Wong has 10 hits in six games this year, with each coming in the leadoff spot.
The Beavers will face a left-handed starter against San Francisco, the fifth in seven games this season. It is widely speculated that Oklahoma State will also start a left-hander Friday. The Beavers are 3-1 against left-handed starters this season.
That's Some Kinda Run Support
Greg Peavey is Thursday's starter and will be making his second start of the season. Peavey received an incredible amount of run support in his first start, 23 runs to be exact. The Beavers defeated Northern Illinois, 23-7, to open the DeMarini Invitational last weekend.
Notes Of Importance
The Palm Springs Tournament is being hosted by Oregon State. It will be played at Palm Springs Stadium, which is the former home of the California Angels.
Oregon State has not had a multiple-hit effort from a batter in the past two games. However, against Northern Illinois, the Beavers had three extra-base hits of the four.
Carter Bell and John Wallace both come into the game on three-game hit streaks, which are both second on the club to Joey Wong's six.
Just one inherited runner has been allowed to score by the Oregon State bullpen this season. The Beavers' relievers have inherited nine.
Oregon State is already 4-1 in day games this season, and all four in Palm Springs will be under the sun. The Beavers were 17-18 in day games last season.