Beavers Begin Week At Portland

April 22, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State starts a big week on the baseball diamond on Tuesday with a trip to Portland for a non-league game starting at 3 p.m. at Pilot Stadium. The Beavers (24-14 overall, 4-5 Pacific-10) will wrap up their season series against the Pilots (16-20, 9-9 West Coast) with the game.

OSU has won two of three games over its in-state rival this season, but the home team has won in all three contests. Portland took a 5-4 win on Feb. 19, with Oregon State coming back for victories of 5-2 on March 25 and 11-1 on April 2.

After the trip to Portland, the Beavers return home to make some history on Friday against nationally-ranked Stanford (27-10, 5-4). The opening game of the three-game Pacific-10 series will begin at 6 p.m., making it the first night game in the 96-year history of OSU's Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.

The ballpark has been the Beavers' home since the school started varsity baseball in 1907, making it one of the oldest college diamonds in the country. However, the field never had lights until a gift by Bert and Shirley Babb made possible this spring's installation of a system that meets the standards for Class Triple-A professional baseball.

The series continues Saturday at 4 p.m., allowing Beaver fans to watch the OSU Spring Football Game in Reser Stadium at 1 p.m. before going to the baseball game, there will also be Fan Fair activities and the Beaver Fun Run on Saturday morning. OSU and Stanford concluded their weekend series Sunday at 1 p.m.

All three games against Stanford can be heard on KLOO-AM (1340). The game at Portland will no be broadcast.

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