Papé Grand Slam Tickets On Sale Now At PGE Park
March 3, 2009
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Tickets for the 2009 Papé Grand Slam are now available for purchase at PGE Park, home to the Triple-A Portland Beavers and where Oregon State will square off against Missouri State March 13-15.
The box office at PGE Park is located at 20th and Morrison entrance to PGE Park and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Single-game tickets for the Papé Grand Slam are $10 for adults and $5 for youths (ages 3-18), with each seat being general admission. Oregon State students who present their ID on game day can also get seats for $5. Those who have season tickets for the 2009 Oregon State baseball season will have a specific number of sections reserved for them on the Oregon State dugout side of PGE Park.
Tickets can also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, including www.ticketmaster.com, and by calling (503) 224-4400.
The Papé Grand Slam returns to PGE Park after a successful first year last season. Oregon State took the series from Georgia, which lost in the College World Series Championship, 2-1, and in the process, drew 29,332 fans to the Triple-A ballpark. The series finale between Oregon State and Georgia attracted 11,166 fans, which stands as the Pacific-10 Conference single-game record for a contest not played in Omaha.
The first game of the series starts at 6 p.m. on March 13, followed by a 2 p.m. game March 14. Sunday's series finale is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Missouri State finished the 2008 campaign with a 40-17 record, including an 18-6 mark in the Missouri Valley Conference. In 2003, the Bears, then known as Southwest Missouri State, advanced to their first College World Series after winning both the NCAA Lincoln Regional and the NCAA Columbus Super Regional. Missouri State lost both of their games in Omaha, against Rice and Miami, but by just a combined four runs.
Oregon State heads to the Palm Springs Tournament this weekend and opens play Thursday at 2 p.m. against San Francisco. For tickets to the tournament, which will be held at Palm Springs Stadium, call (760) 778-HITS (4487). All-day passes are $20 while all-tournament passes, good for all 12 games over the four days, are going for $50.