Beavers Begin Big Homestand
March 13, 2001
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
Gonzaga at Oregon State, 2:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
Gonzaga at Oregon State, 1 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Minnesota at Oregon State, 2 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Minnesota at Oregon State, 1 p.m.
RADIO: KLOO-AM (1340)
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Minnesota at Oregon State, 11 a.m.
RADIO: KLOO-AM (1340)
Oregon State (11-9 overall, 0-0 Pacific-10) continues to tune up for the Pacific-10 season, and the Beavers greet two teams that will provide a good test of where OSU stands at this point. Gonzaga (7-7, 2-1 West Coast) and defending Big Ten champ Minnesota (9-7, 0-0 Big Ten) visit Goss Stadium at Coleman Field for a full week of non-league baseball.
The Beavers have won three of their last four games and 11 of their last 17 as they begin a key eight-game homestand. After this week's games, eighth-ranked Arizona State will visit OSU to begin the Pac-10 season March 24-26.
Several Beavers return to their home ballpark looking to continue tremendous seasons.
On March 12, first baseman Andy Jarvis was named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week, he was the only non-pitcher among four players selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. Jarvis batted .478 (11-for-23) with five homers, two doubles, 13 runs batted in and eight runs scored last week. On March 11, he tied OSU's single-game school record with three home runs against Washington State. Jarvis has a team-high eight homers and 31 RBIs and is batting .330.
Rightfielder Josh Carter has hit in all 18 games in which he's played this season and has a 25-game hitting streak when you include the end of last season. He's batting a team-high .472 and his five homers, one triple and seven doubles give him an .806 slugging percentage.
That duo's numbers are indicative of OSU's offense last week, when the Beavers split a home series with Washington and won two of three games from Washington State in Yakima, Wash. In those five games, OSU batted .389 as a team, hit 19 home runs and averaged 9.6 runs and 15 hits per game.
'Our club is definitely progressing,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'There have been a lot of times when we've had four sophomores and two freshmen on the field, and I don't think I'll ever complain about taking two of three games on the road. I think in our last six road games against Washington State, we'd gone 1-5.
'Now we can build on the positive things that come from taking two of three games last weekend.'
What Casey would like to see the Beavers improve is their ability to head off the costly inning when opponents are at the plate.
'That's one problem we want to resolve,' Casey said. 'Even when our better guys are on the mound, if they're having a tough inning, we seem to make it even tougher on them. We need to get them out of those situations instead of prolonging them.'
Gonzaga enters the midweek series after taking two of three games at Loyola Marymount, the defending West Coast Conference champion. The Bulldogs won 14-7, lost 12-5, and then won 10-9 in 10 innings.
'Gonzaga is a very solid club,' Casey said. 'You don't win two of three games against somebody like Loyola Marymount unless you're pretty good. They've got some older guys and quite a few experienced players.'
Senior outfielder Barry Matthews is batting .436 with six homers and 15 RBIs for Gonzaga, while junior catcher Brian Munhall is hitting .339 with one homer and eight RBIs, junior first baseman Kevin Richardson is hitting .326 with two homers and nine RBIs and senior outfielder Jared Hertz is hitting .315 with one homer and 16 RBIs. The Bulldogs are batting .274 as a team and their opponents are hitting .287, GU's earned run average is 5.20 and its opponents' mark is 4.78.
Minnesota swept a three-game series from Connecticut at the Metrodome last weekend, winning 13-6, 6-3 and 14-8, the Gophers also beat St. Cloud State 11-2 last week.
'Minnesota is as good a club as we'll see all year,' Casey said. 'They've got two of the top three prospects in the Big Ten (pitchers Mike Kobow and C.J. Woodrow), and they were in a regional last year and have most of their club back.'
Kobow, a junior righthander, is 201 with a 5.57 ERA, Woodrow, a sophomore righthander, is 2-2 with a 5.10 ERA. Junior third baseman Jack Hannahan leads the Gophers with a .386 batting average and has one homer and 13 RBIs, freshman outfielder Sam Steidl is batting .366 with no homers and five RBIs and junior outfielder Jason Kennedy is batting .339 with 1 homer and 10 RBIs. Minnesota is hitting .289 as a team and its opponents are hitting .313, the Gophers have an ERA of 5.27 and their opponents are at 6.93.
OREGON STATE LINEUP:
C - Bryan Ingram, jr., Everett, Wash. (Cascade HS),
.297, 1 HRs, 9 RBIs
1B - Andy Jarvis, so., Renton, Wash. (Liberty HS),
.330, 8 HRs, 31 RBIs
2B - Zach Gordon, sr., Simi Valley, Calif. (Moorpark JC),
.245, 1 HRs, 6 RBIs
or - Kerisi Reynolds, fr., Renton, Wash. (Liberty HS),
.250, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs
3B - Brian Barden, so., Bonita, Calif. (St. Augustine HS),
.308, 4 HRs, 23 RBIs
SS - Will Hudson, so., Fountain Valley, Calif. (Fountain Valley HS),
.280, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs
LF - Chris Biles, so., Tigard, Ore. (Tigard HS),
.392, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs
or - Seth Pietsch, fr., Wilderville, Ore. (Hidden Valley HS),
.333, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs
CF - Eric Stark, sr., Sumner, Wash. (Sumner HS),
.364, 1 HRs, 5 RBIs
RF - Josh Carter, jr., Fallbrook, Calif. (Fallbrook HS),
.472, 5 HRs, 22 RBIs
DH - Curtis Davis, sr., Corvallis, Ore. (Corvallis HS),
.466, 0 HRs, 11 RBIs
(Tentative starting pitching rotation)
LHP-Jed Mitchell, so., Philomath, Ore. (Philomath HS),
0-0 record, 12.27 ERA
To be announced
LHP-Scott Nicholson, sr., Longview, Wash. (Lower Columbia CC),
2-1, 4.33 ERA
RHP - Thad Johnson, sr., Santa Rosa, Calif. (Santa Rosa JC),
1-2, 4.19 ERA
LHP-Mark McLemore, so., Granite Bay, Calif. (Del Oro HS),
0-2, 12.08 ERA
ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 51-26 vs. Gonzaga in a series dating back to 1919. The teams last met in 1999 in Keizer, Ore., with Gonzaga taking the first game 4-1 before OSU won the finale 16-15 in 11 innings.
Oregon State has an all-time record of 1-3 against Minnesota in a series dating back to 1990. The teams last met in 1999 in the Metrodome, with the Beavers being swept 14-6, 16-9 and 11-6. In 1990, OSU took a 7-3 win in the San Jose State tournament.
LAST WEEK: Oregon State played non-league series against its Pacific Northwest rivals from the Pacific-10, with the Beavers splitting a 2-game home series with Washington and then taking 2 of 3 games from Washington State in Yakima, Wash.
On March 6, Oregon State lost 10-7 to Washington. Josh Carter extended his hitting streak to 14 games by going 3-for-5 with a home run and 3 runs batted in. The Beavers spent much of the game trying to come back after falling behind 5-0 in the first inning and 9-3 in the fourth. OSU reliever Jed Mitchell allowed just 1 run on 2 hits in 4 innings to give the Beavers a chance to get back in the game. It was quite a day for the Reynolds family in the first collegiate matchup between OSU infielder Kerisi Reynolds and his older brother, Washington shortstop Tila Reynolds, as Kerisi went 2-for-5 with a double and Tila homered and doubled.
On March 7, Oregon State won 17-3 over Washington as the Beavers tied a single-game school record with 7 home runs and Scott Nicholson pitched his third win of the season. OSU rightfielder Josh Carter extend his hitting streak to 15 games. The Beaver barrage started with back-to-back homers by Andy Jarvis and Brian Barden in the bottom of the fourth inning and didn't end until Jason McBride's pinch-hit two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth. OSU had 7 different players homer as the Beavers tied a school record set April 11, 2000 in a 13-5 win at Portland. OSU finished with 16 hits and every Beaver starter had at least 1 hit.
On March 9, Thad Johnson pitched a 6-hitter as Oregon State beat Washington State 6-3. Josh Carter extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a single that started a decisive 3-run eighth inning for the Beavers. Johnson tossed his second complete game of the season, the senior righthander walked 1 and struck out 5, allowing just 1 earned run.
On March 10, OSU won its third straight game and Josh Carter extended his hitting streak to 17 games with an 11-10 victory over Washington State. Carter doubled home a pair of runs in the first inning and later added a run-scoring triple on the way to a 3-for-5 day, he lacked only a home run to hit for the cycle. He never got a chance to try to complete the cycle, as he was on deck when the Beavers' half of the ninth inning ended. Carter's teammates provided the round-trippers, though, as Brian Barden, Andy Jarvis, Bryan Ingram and Chris Biles all homered.
On March 11, Andy Jarvis tied an Oregon State record with 3 home runs but Washington State pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Beavers fell 8-7. OSU hit 5 home runs in the game, including one by Josh Carter that extended his hitting streak to 18 games. Jarvis now shares OSU's single-game homer mark with Darryl Summerfield (vs. Washington, 1968), Jim Wilson (vs. Washington State, 1982), Steve Smith (vs. Oregon Tech, 1983) and Ben Bertrand (vs. Washington, 1998). Jarvis started with a 2-run drive inside the rightfield foul pole in the first inning, added an opposite-field shot to left-center with the bases empty in the third inning, and a solo homer to left-center in the seventh inning. He did get a chance to take sole possession of the record in the ninth but grounded into a double play.
OREGON STATE NOTES: Oregon State is 7-3 in games decided by 2 or fewer runs, including a 5-3 mark in 1-run games ... OSU is 2-0 in extra-inning games this season ... OSU has 10 or more hits in 16 of its 20 games this season ... Oregon State is batting .334 as a team, its opponents are hitting .313 ... the Beavers are hitting .324 with the bases loaded ... the Beavers began the season being outhomered 15-1 in a series at Cal State-Northridge. Since then, OSU has outhomered its opponents 31-16. That includes a 19-4 advantage in homers last week against Washington and Washington State ... 11 different Beavers have homered this season. When OSU tied a school record with 7 home runs against Washington on March 7, 7 different Beavers homered ... also, 5 different players have accounted for OSU's 5 triples ... outfielder Josh Carter is on an 18-game hitting streak this season and has a 25-game hitting streak over 2 seasons. This spring, he missed 2 games at the Nevada-Las Vegas Tournament. Carter began last week batting .451 and raised his average over the week's 5 games to .472 by going 11-for-21 (.524) with 1 double, 1 triple, 3 homers and 6 RBIs ... Brian Barden has put together an 8-game hitting streak. It began quietly with 4 straight 1-hit games, but Barden has at least 2 hits in each of his last 4 games. During OSU's 5 games last week, his batting average jumped from .260 to .308 as he went 10-for-23 (.435) with 2 homers and a triple ... designated hitter Curtis Davis has put together his second 8-game hitting streak of the season. During the current streak, Davis has raised his batting average from .406 to .466 by going 14-for-26 (.538), he has also walked 6 times and been hit by a pitch 3 times ... Davis has already been hit by 9 pitches this season, the school record is 12 by Ben Bertrand in 1997 ... the Beavers' other long hitting streak this season was a 9-gamer by outfielder Chris Biles ... Biles and Carter lead the Beavers with 11 multi-hit games, while Davis has 9, players with 7 multi-hit games are first baseman Andy Jarvis, shortstop Will Hudson and catcher Bryan Ingram ... Jarvis tops OSU with 8 multi-RBI games while Carter and Barden have 6 each and Biles has 5 ... as a team, Beaver pinch-hitters are batting .370 (10-for-27) ... in their 11 starts this season, OSU righthander Thad Johnson and lefthander Scott Nicholson are averaging 7.2 innings per game with 7.4 hits, 1.6 walks, 5.1 strikeouts and an ERA of 4.09 ... Stephen Copeland's 3 saves already in 2001 are the most for the Beavers in a season since Matt Bailie had 3 for all of 1998 ... reliever Craig Hays has allowed just 3 earned runs in his last 5 appearances, covering 14 innings ... OSU's ERA was 5.04 last week, its opponents' was 9.20.
HEAD COACH PAT CASEY: Pat Casey is in his seventh season as Oregon State's head baseball coach. Casey has a record of 188-137-4 with the Beavers for a winning percentage of .578. His career record is 359-250-5, which includes 7 years at George Fox University in Newberg, for a winning percentage of .589.
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, the Beavers have had 13 players drafted by Major League Baseball teams and had 3 more players sign 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.
JARVIS NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: First baseman Andy Jarvis was named one of four Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week for March 5-11, and was the only non-pitcher among the group. In 5 games against Washington and Washington State, Jarvis batted .478 (11-for-23) with 5 homers, 2 doubles, 13 RBIs and 8 runs scored. On March 11, he tied a school record with 3 homers in a game against WSU.
The last OSU player to have earned Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honors was pitcher B.R. Cook for his 1-hitter in a 1-0 win over Oklahoma State on Feb. 18, 1999 in the San Diego Classic.
PACIFIC-10 COACHES POLL: When the Pacific-10's baseball coaches voted on a predicted order of finish for the 2001 conference race, Oregon State was tabbed for seventh place. However, only 4 points separated the fourth- through seventh-place selections. Results of the balloting:
Place/School (First-place votes) Pts.1. Southern California (6) 522. Arizona State (1) 493. Stanford (1) 374. Arizona 315. California 306. UCLA 297. Oregon State 278. Washington 159. Washington State 8
BARDEN PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA: Third baseman Brian Barden was named a third team preseason All-America in selections made by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
BASEBALL AMERICA PICKS: Baseball America magazine tabbed Oregon State for a seventh-place finish in the Pacific-10, and ranked the Beavers at No. 75 on its list of the top teams among the 281 Division I programs.
In its 'Best Tools' listings, Baseball America rated OSU's Bryan Ingram as the conference's Best Defensive Catcher and Brian Barden as the Pac-10's Best Defensive Third Baseman.
COLLEGIATE BASEBALL PICKS: Collegiate Baseball newspaper picked Oregon State to finish seventh in the Pacific-10. Collegiate Baseball's list of Players to Watch in the conference included OSU pitcher Scott Nicholson, first baseman Andy Jarvis and third baseman Brian Barden.
BEAVERS FACE TOP-FLIGHT SCHEDULE: Oregon State again faces one of the nation's most challenging schedules. The Beavers have 15 games against teams ranked in the top 25 of the Baseball Weekly/ESPN coaches poll of March 4, facing No. 4 Southern California (3 games), No. 8 Arizona State (3 games), No. 9 Stanford (3 games), No. 15 Clemson (3 games) and No. 20 UCLA (3 games). OSU has 4 more games against teams that received votes in the poll but didn't make the top 25: California (3 games) and Texas Tech (1 game).
BEAVERS MATCH TWO HOMER MARKS IN FIVE DAYS: Oregon State saw its single-game home run records for both a team and an individual tied during a 5-day span from March 7-11.
On March 7, OSU hit 7 homers in a 17-3 home win over Washington as 7 different Beavers homered: Will Hudson, Josh Carter, Andy Jarvis, Brian Barden, Chris Biles, Jason McBride and Zach Gordon. That matched the mark set on April 11, 2000 in a 13-5 win at Portland, homering in both those games were Barden and Biles.
Then, on March 11 in an 8-7 loss to Washington State in Yakima, Wash., first baseman Andy Jarvis homered 3 times to tie a school record already shared by 4 players, the last Beaver to homer 3 times in a game had been Ben Bertrand against Washington in a 1998 home game. Also accomplishing the feat had been Darryl Summerfield against Washington in 1968, Jim Wilson against Washington State in 1982 and Steve Smith against Oregon Tech in 1983.
PORTLAND SHUTOUT NOTES: When OSU pitchers Thad Johnson, Scott Nicholson and Stephen Copeland combined to blank Portland 9-0 on Feb. 27, it was the Beavers' first shutout since Mark Newell's 13-0, 7-inning win over Ohio State at the Texas A&M Tournament last March.
The Beavers' last 9-inning shutout had been B.R. Cook's 1-0, 1-hitter over Oklahoma State at the San Diego Tournament early in the 1999 season. The last time OSU allowed that few hits was Johnson's 3-hitter at Arizona State in a 1-0 loss last April.
It was the first shutout in a home-opener for Oregon State since beating Willamette 4-0 in 1990.
HOWARD, CARTER SPARK WIN IN HOME OPENER: Feb. 27 was a good day to be named Josh - at least it was if you're a Beaver. Josh Howard and Josh Carter delivered 3-run homers for OSU in its home-opener, a 9-0 win over Portland.
OREGON STATE COMEBACKS: In 10 games from Feb. 16-March 3, Oregon State won 5 times after trailing going into the seventh inning. That included 3 comebacks in the ninth or 10th inning: OSU scored 4 runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Oklahoma 10-8 on Feb. 18, the Beavers scored 3 runs - all with 2 out - in the top of the ninth to beat Nevada-Las Vegas 10-8 on Feb. 24, and OSU scored twice in the bottom of the 10th to beat San Francisco 6-5 on March 3.
DAVIS HAS BIG DAYS IN TONY GWYNN STADIUM: Curtis Davis ought to be sorry that the Beavers don't have any more games scheduled at San Diego State's Tony Gwynn Stadium during his career. The senior designated hitter put together a long list of big moments during San Diego Classic games in the ballpark.
As a freshman in 1998, he got into an exhibition game against CETYS of Mexico and went 2-for-3 with a double. A year later, he doubled home the game's only run as teammate B.R. Cook pitched a 1-hitter in a 1-0 victory over Oklahoma State.
Finally, Davis had a big weekend in this year's tournament Feb. 15-18, going 7-for-15 with 8 RBIs, 2 doubles, 1 triple and 4 runs scored as the Beavers went 4-0 vs. host San Diego State, Texas Tech, Cal-Riverside and Oklahoma. Davis had crucial hits in 3 of the wins. Against San Diego State, his 2-run double was the key hit of a 4-run inning in an 8-7, 10-inning victory. Against Texas Tech, OSU trailed 4-0 when Davis doubled home OSU's first run in the sixth inning, in the seventh, he singled home the tying and winning runs in a 5-4 win. Against Oklahoma, his 2-run single tied the game during the Beavers' 4-run ninth inning in a 10-8 victory, in the bottom of the inning, he made a rare appearance at first base and made a diving stab of leadoff hitter Greg Dobbs' line drive to help secure the win.
JARVIS HAS BIG INNING: Andy Jarvis homered twice in one inning during the Beavers' 18-10 win over Cal-Riverside on Feb. 17 at the San Diego Classic. The sophomore first baseman began OSU's 9-run seventh inning with a solo homer to left-centerfield, he capped the inning with a 3-run homer to right-centerfield.
BEAVERS VS. THE WEATHER: Oregon State has had its share of problems with the weather, but most of them come when the Beavers are trying to play in what are supposed to be sunnier regions. The latest came at Cal-Santa Barbara earlier this season, when OSU had a 3-game series against the Gauchos rained out.
In the past 5 seasons (1997-2001), Oregon State has had 21 games either cancelled or rescheduled due to rain. Of those, only 4 have been games at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field and 5 were at other sites in the Pacific Northwest, 12 were at ballparks in California, Hawaii, Florida and Texas.
OSU has lost only 2 home games to rain in that time and had 2 others rescheduled. The Beavers have had 2 games cancelled at other Pacific Northwest sites and 9 cancelled at sites outside the region. The Beavers have had to postpone 2 home games, 3 other Pacific Northwest games, and 3 games at sites outside the region.
WASHED-OUT SERIES LEAD TO SWEEPS: Oregon State has had 2 southern trips from which it returned unbeaten in the last 4 years, and both came just a week after the Beavers had an entire series rained out in southern locations - the only times OSU has lost a whole series to weather in that span.
On Feb. 9-10 of this season, OSU saw a 3-game series at Cal-Santa Barbara rained out. Then from Feb. 15-18, the Beavers posted the best record in the 6-team San Diego Classic by beating San Diego State, Texas Tech, Cal-Riverside and Oklahoma.
In 1998, OSU's season-opening series at San Jose State was rained out before the Beavers ever left Corvallis. A week later, OSU went to a tournament at the Florida Marlins' spring training park in Melbourne, Fla., and beat South Florida, Florida Atlantic and Central Florida.
BEAVERS TOUGH ON OPENING DAY: The Beavers began their slate of 25 games at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field on Feb. 27 with a 9-0 win over Portland, OSU's all-time record in home-openers is now 74-18. OSU has won 13 of its last 14 home-openers and 28 of its last 31.
Despite this year's 17-7 loss at Cal State-Northridge on Feb. 2, Oregon State also has a remarkable record in season-openers. OSU has an all-time record of 65-27 on Opening Day, the Beavers have won 11 of their last 15 in season-openers.
Incidentally, this year's Feb. 2 date was the earliest ever for an OSU baseball game, edging the Feb. 4 date of the Beavers' 2000 opener against Kansas State in Albuquerque.
ALL-TIME RECORD: Oregon State's all-time record in varsity baseball is now 1,671-1,150-15, a winning percentage of .592. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 749-533, a winning percentage of .584.
To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 18,516 runs and allowed 14,202 runs. That's an average score of 6.53-5.01.
In its 91 complete seasons of varsity baseball, OSU has had 68 winning seasons, the Beavers finished at .500 another 4 seasons. The Beavers have won 20 pennants through the years. Oregon State began fielding a varsity baseball team in 1907 and has failed to field a team only 3 times since then - in 1917 due to World War I and in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II.
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.
In 91 seasons at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, the Beavers are 868-374-1 all-time at home for a winning percentage of .699. Oregon State is 3-3 at home this season. Since the start of the 1993 season, OSU is 117-45 at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field for a winning percentage of .722.
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 RADIO BROADCASTS: Oregon State baseball will again be broadcast this spring on KLOO-AM (1340) in Corvallis, with most of the Beaver schedule on the air. Some games may be pre-empted due to programming conflicts. Mike Parker, the voice of the Beavers, will handle play-by-play duties. This week, the games Saturday and Sunday against Minnesota can be heard. The games on the broadcast schedule can also be heard on the internet at www.osubeavers.com
TELEVISION BRINGS OUT BEST IN BEAVERS: Oregon State will have several games televised this spring by Fox Sports Net. The schedule includes a national game at UCLA on May 12 and a regional game at home against Washington State on April 22.
Oregon State has played at home on national cable television each of the last 3 seasons, and the Beavers were 3-0 in those games. In 2000, OSU beat third-ranked Stanford 5-2 in Corvallis. In 1999, OSU dedicated Goss Stadium at Coleman Field by beating California 11-5. In 1998, the Beavers beat Arizona 3-2 in a game marking the first visit to Corvallis by a Southern Division team in 27 years.
Since Fox Sports Net (formerly Prime Sports) began televising games in 1990, Oregon State has a 27-13 record in televised games, including 8-1 in national TV games.
OREGON STATE BASEBALL TICKETS: Season tickets are now on sale for Oregon State's 2001 home schedule at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The 25-game schedule includes Pacific-10 series against Arizona State, Southern California, California and Washington State, non-league series against San Francisco, Minnesota, Washington and Gonzaga, and games against Portland (twice) and Concordia.
Season tickets guarantee fans the same theater-style seat for all home games. The cost for a season ticket is $112, more information is available by calling the OSU athletic ticket office at 1-800-GO BEAVS (462-2387).
Single-game tickets are sold the day of the game only. Reserved seats are $6, general admission tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students through high school and senior citizens age 62 and over.
Local Bi-Mart stores have coupons good for 2 admissions for the price of 1 adult admission for all OSU home games.
OSU students are admitted free with their OSU student identification card. Junior Benny Beaver Club members are also admitted free with their club membership card.
OREGON STATE DUGOUT CLUB: The Oregon State Dugout Club is an organization devoted to the support of Beaver baseball. The group is open to the general public, dues are $75 per year.
Also, anyone entering the OSU Dugout Club Golf Tournament automatically gains club membership. This year's tournament will be held on a date to be announced at Tokatee Golf Club in Blue River.
Over the past several seasons, projects financed by the OSU Dugout Club include batting cages at Coleman Field, helping finance trips that upgrade the quality of the Beavers' non-league schedule, and carpeting the baseball locker room in Gill Coliseum. For more information on the OSU Dugout Club, call (541) 737-2825.