Baseball Opens 2009 Home Schedule Thursday Night
March 18, 2009
Oregon State (8-5) vs. Utah Valley (5-11)
RHP Tyler Waldron (0-1, 7.36) vs. RHP Brock Sargent (1-2, 7.65)
March 19, 2009 5 p.m. PT Corvallis, Ore. Goss Stadium
Oregon State plays its first home game of the 2009 season when the Beavers host Utah Valley Thursday night. The game is slated for a 5 p.m. PT start at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Network, Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) and Yahoo! Sports. Mike Parker 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. A full webcast of the game is available through subscription at Beaver Nation Online.
Stefen Romero drove in two and the Beavers threatened, loading the bases with two out in the ninth, but Oregon State dropped a 4-2 contest to Missouri State in the final game of a three-game series Sunday in Portland. Sam Gaviglio threw 6 1/3 solid innings of relief, allowing just two hits while striking out eight. Adalberto Santos extended his hit streak to eight games.
Outside of Oregon State's four games Thursday through Sunday, there will be two other games at Goss Stadium. St. Mary's and Utah Valley will also play at 1 p.m. PT on Friday and Saturday.
Adalberto Santos will take an eight-game hit streak into Thursday night's game. During that stretch, Santos is batting .333 (10-for-30) with five runs, five runs driven in and four walks. He has hit safely in 12 of the Beavers' 13 games this season.
Notes Of Importance
The game is the home opener for the Beavers. Oregon State went 14-7 in home games in 2008.
Tyler Waldron will be making his first start at Goss as a Beaver, but not his first all-time. As a member of Pacific, he limited OSU to just two runs in a 2-0 loss to end the 2008 season.
The five-game homestand is the first and only of the season for the Beavers, who will also play in four straight May 1-4.
OSU is 6-2 all-time against Utah Valley, but split the season series in 2008, 1-1.
Just six of 33 (18 percent) inherited runners have scored on Oregon State relievers this season. Kraig Sitton has inherited nine and kept each off the board.
Pat Casey needs three wins for 650 all-time. He needs 24 for 500 at Oregon State.