Baseball Opens 2010 Season Friday Night At Hawaii
Feb. 18, 2010
Oregon State (0-0) vs. Hawaii (0-0)
RHP Tyler Waldron (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Nate Klein (0-0, 0.00)
February 19, 2010 • 8:35 p.m. PT • Manoa, Hawaii. • Les Murakami Stadium
Oregon State opens its 2010 campaign Friday night at Hawaii. The teams start at 8:35 p.m. PT (6:35 p.m. in Hawaii). It is the start of a four-game series.
The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Network, Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Jay Reese is behind the mic to call play-by-play. For more information on catching the Beavers on the radio, check osubeavers.com.
The game will not be televised.
Catch live updates of the game by visiting osubeavers.com. A live stream of the Sunday and Monday games will be available by visiting uhstreaming.oceanic.com, for a fee.
Oregon State ended the 2009 season by going 37-19 and advancing to the championship game of the Fort Worth Regional. OSU went 15-12 in Pac-10 play, tying for third in league games. The Beavers went 17-5 at home and 8-10 in road games.
The game marks the 16th season opener for the Beavers under head coach Pat Casey, and the 15th time the club will open away from Goss Stadium. Oregon State is 9-6 in season openers under Casey but have lost the last two to SEC clubs, Vanderbilt (2008) and Tennessee (2009).
Oregon State is ranked by all five major polls to start the season, continuing a recent trend. OSU has been ranked to start the season by a majority of the polls since 2006, the first year after the team’s first trip to Omaha. OSU’s average ranking to start the 2010 season is 17th.
No. 2 Program
Oregon State was ranked as the No. 2 program of the last decade in a poll by Baseball America. Pat Casey was named the top head coach and Jacoby Ellsbury was one of the three-best outfielders.
Notes Of Importance
• Oregon State returns 21 letterwinners from last season’s club, six of whom are positional starters. Additionally, the Beavers return 10 pitchers, with four of them being starters in 2009.
• Oregon State welcomes 14 new players to the club this season, including eight from the high school level. Two - Andrew Susac and Tony Bryant - turned down contracts after being drafted by MLB clubs to join the Beavers.
• Oregon State pitchers finished with 16 quality starts in 2009, and the club returns pitchers who totaled 12 (75 percent) last season.
• The game Friday night is the 101st season opener in Oregon State baseball history. The Beavers are 70-30 all-time in season openers. They are 31-21 in games played away from Goss Stadium.
• OSU opens up on the islands for the second time since 2007 (Hawaii-Hilo).