Beavers Wrap Up Month On Road
Feb. 25, 2003
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27-SATURDAY, MARCH 1
CLASH OF THE CONFERENCES; LANCASTER, CALIF.
Thursday, February 27Oregon State vs. Cal State-Northridge; 6 p.m.Friday, February 28Oregon State vs. San Diego State; 2 p.m.(Webcast on www.goaztecs.com)Oregon State vs. Cal State-Northridge; 6:30 p.m.Saturday, March 1Oregon State vs. San Diego; 10 a.m.
Oregon State wraps up its month-long trek to open the season as the Beavers (5-5 overall) again head south for the Clash of the Conferences tournament, meeting Cal State-Northridge (3-10) twice and playing San Diego State (5-8) and San Diego (4-11) once each. OSU begins play on Thursday and wraps its weekend up on Saturday morning at Lancaster Municipal Stadium - better known as 'The Hangar' in its role as home of the Class Double-A Lancaster JetHawks.
OSU hopes to come out of its fourth straight road trip with its overall record at the .500 mark or better; the Beavers then get to play 12 of their next 14 games at home, starting with the March 4 home-opener against Portland and a March 7-9 series against Nevada.
'It's a little light at the end of the tunnel,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'Our guys know, every year, that they're going to have to grind it out a little bit that first month of the season. It's not an easy deal, but that's how it is and we've got to respond to it. So far this year, I think we've done a pretty good job of that.'
Last weekend, the Beavers split four games against New Mexico and New Mexico State at the Baseball Fiesta. OSU returned with mixed emotions - happy to have come back from a 14-0 deficit on Sunday to beat NMSU 16-14, but knowing they left plenty of room for improvement.
'Part of that was due to the conditions,' Casey said of the cool, windy weather that led to high-scoring games. 'But we just didn't play well, period. I know we're a better club than what we showed down there, and our guys know we're a better club than what we showed. That comeback was a nice way to finish it off, but we can't be at all satisfied with how that trip went, and I don't think we are. We had a lot of guys who came away from that ballpark ticked at themselves, and that's good - it means it burns them a little to play like that, and it means they're going to make the effort to do what's needed to avoid doing that again.'
The Beavers did have enough players come through in the clutch to bring home two wins, and Casey pointed to some of OSU's younger players.
'Our freshmen all responded to what we're trying to do,' Casey said, singling out outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and pitchers Andy Baldwin and Kurt Steele. Ellsbury batted .474 (9-for-19) for the week with two doubles, one triple, five runs batted in and three stolen bases; Baldwin and Steele combined to allow just one unearned run over the final six innings on Sunday to give the Beavers a chance to come back against New Mexico State.
Junior designated hitter Kerisi Reynolds is pacing the Beavers at the plate, batting .400 so far this season with five runs batted in; senior first baseman Andy Jarvis is hitting .378 with five doubles, one home run and 12 RBIs; junior outfielder Seth Pietsch is batting .356 with two doubles, two triples, two homers and 10 RBIs; Ellsbury is batting .351 with two doubles, one triple, eight RBIs and four stolen bases; junior third baseman Tony Calderon is batting .314 with three doubles, one triple, two homers and eight RBIs; and senior outfielder Chris Biles is batting .312 with five doubles and six RBIs.
Cal State-Northridge spent last weekend being swept at California-Riverside, losing by scores of 11-8, 5-2 and 4-3 in 10 innings. So far this season, the Matadors' offense has been led by senior infielder Aaron McKenzie (.375 avg., 2 HRs, 8 RBIs), freshman catcher/first baseman Randy Akaska (.318, 1, 9) and junior infielder Jesse Perez (.316, 0, 2).
San Diego State was swept last weekend at Miami (Fla.), losing 6-3, 4-1 and 6-3. Former San Diego Padres star Tony Gwynn - a SDSU alum - is in his first season as head coach of the Aztecs. This season, they've been led by freshman catcher Jordan Swaydan (.385, 1, 3), freshman infielder James Guerrero (.300, 1, 8) and junior infielder Peter Stonard (.294, 0, 7).
San Diego took one of three games at home against California-Irvine last weekend, winning 7-1 before losing 8-4 and 10-2. Top hitters for the Toreros this spring have been junior infielder Lucas Wennersten (.388, 1, 14), sophomore infielder Freddy Sandoval (.350, 3, 12) and junior outfielder Joey Prast (.322, 2, 10).
OREGON STATE LINEUP, ROTATION:
C - Paul Richie, jr.; Kelso, Wash. (Kelso HS);.259, 0 HRs, 4 RBIsor - Ian McMullen, sr.; Kennewick, Wash. (Lower Columbia CC);.000, 0 HRs, 0 RBIsor - Billy Munich, fr.; El Macero, Calif. (Jesuit HS);.000, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs1B - Andy Jarvis, sr., Renton, Wash. (Liberty HS);.378, 1 HR, 12 RBIsor - Levi Webber, jr.; Glide, Ore. (Glide HS);.308, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs2B - Chris Kunda, fr.; Philomath, Ore. (Philomath HS);.242, 0 HRs, 5 RBIs3B - Tony Calderon, jr.; Orange, Calif. (Santa Ana JC);.314, 2 HRs, 8 RBIsor - Mark Jackson, fr.; Granite Bay, Calif. (Del Campo HS);.000, 0 HRs, 0 RBIsSS - Rob Recuenco, so.; Vancouver, B.C. (North Idaho JC);.281, 0 HRs, 1 RBIor - Tyler Graham, fr.; Billings, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS);.000, 0 HRs, 1 RBILF - Seth Pietsch, jr.; Wilderville, Ore. (Hidden Valley HS);..356, 2 HRs, 10 RBIsCF - Jacoby Ellsbury, fr.; Madras, Ore. (Madras HS);.351, 0 HRs, 8 RBIsRF - Chris Biles, sr.; Tigard, Ore. (Tigard HS);.312, 0 HRs, 6 RBIsDH - Levi Webber, jr.; Glide, Ore. (Glide HS);.308, 0 HRs, 0 RBIsor - Kerisi Reynolds, jr.; Renton, Wash. (Liberty HS);.400, 0 HRs, 5 RBIsThu. RHP - Jared Sanders, jr.; Bend, Ore. (Mountain View HS);0-0 record, 9.45 ERASat. RHP - Stephen Copeland, sr.; Keizer, Ore. (McNary HS);0-2 record, 13.97 ERASat. RHP - Ben Rowe, jr.; Perth, Australia (Greenwood HS);2-0 record, 7.50 ERASat. LHP - Jake Postlewait, jr.; Corvallis, Ore. (Corvallis HS);1-0 record, 3.09 ERA
OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 7-8 against Cal State-Northridge in a series dating back to 1999. Last season in Corvallis, OSU took 1 of 3 games against the Matadors, losing 4-3 and 10-4 before winning the finale 14-3.
Oregon State has an all-time record of 5-5-1 against San Diego State in a series dating back to 1973. The last meeting was in 2001, with the Beavers winning 8-7 in the San Diego Baseball Classic at SDSU.
Oregon State has an all-time record of 3-4 against San Diego in a series dating back to 1973. Last season, OSU was swept at USD by scores of 6-2, 4-2 and 8-2. OSU's last win was in the 1999 San Diego Baseball Classic by a 7-6 score.
OREGON STATE NOTES: OSU has stolen 10 bases this season, while the Beavers' opponents have stolen just 4 ... OSU has turned 14 double plays while its opponents have turned just 4 ... senior first baseman Andy Jarvis and freshman second baseman Chris Kunda have played every inning of the season at their positions ... freshman righthander Andy Baldwin has inherited 5 baserunners this season when entering games in relief; none have scored ... sophomore infielder Rob Recuenco has a hit in 7 of 10 games ... last week, freshman righthander Kenny Anderson pitched 5 scoreless innings, walking 1 and striking out 5 ... freshman righthander Kurt Steele pitched 5.1 innings last week, allowing just 1 unearned run ... top hitters for OSU last week were freshman outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who batted .474 (9-for-19) with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 5 RBIs and 3 stolen bases; senior outfielder Chris Biles at .467 (7-for-15) with 4 doubles and 5 RBIs; sophomore infielder Rob Recuenco at .417 (5-for-12); junior infielder Tony Calderon at .412 (7-for-17) with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 1 homer and 5 RBIs; and senior first baseman Andy Jarvis at .409 (9-for-22) with 4 doubles, 1 homer and 9 RBIs ... senior outfielder Chris Biles, junior infielder Tony Calderon, sophomore infielder Rob Recuenco and freshman outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury all had hits in all 4 games OSU played at the Baseball Fiesta ... senior first baseman Andy Jarvis and junior outfielder Seth Pietsch lead the Beavers in multi-hit games with 5 each; those with 3 multi-hit games are junior designated hitter Kerisi Reynolds, senior outfielder Chris Biles and freshman outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury ... the Beavers with the most multi-RBI games are junior outfielder Seth Pietsch, junior infielder Tony Calderon and freshman outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury with 3 each ... sophomore outfielder Aaron Mathews' 14-game hitting streak is on hold. Mathews ended last season on a 13-game hitting streak, and NCAA guidelines allow hitting streaks to carry over from season to another. Mathews pushed his streak to 14 games with a hit on Opening Day at California-Riverside; the next day, Mathews was hit by a pitch in the first inning and had to leave the game, and he's expected to be out until at least mid-March ... Oregon State received votes in the Sports Weekly/ESPN Coaches Top 25 preseason poll; it's the first time in recent years that the Beavers earned votes in the preseason poll ... OSU was picked for eighth place in a preseason poll of Pacific-10 coaches. However, OSU has placed higher than the coaches' prediction in each of the last 3 seasons.
LAST WEEK: Neither wind nor cold nor whatever else the West Texas weather wanted to throw at Oregon State could keep the Beavers from picking up 2 wins in 4 games at the Baseball Fiesta in El Paso, Tex. OSU beat New Mexico 18-16 on Feb. 21, lost to New Mexico State 15-7 and New Mexico 14-7 on Feb. 22, then staged the biggest comeback victory in Beaver baseball history on Feb. 23 by beating New Mexico State 16-14. All 3 teams finished with 2-2 records at the tournament, which was played at Cohen Stadium, home of the Class Double-A El Paso Diablos.
On Feb. 21, Andy Jarvis and Seth Pietsch both tied Oregon State's record for hits in a game, gathering 5 each in an 18-16 win over New Mexico. The Beavers and Lobos spent more than 4 hours trading extra-base hits over the windswept expanse of Cohen Stadium before OSU reliever Jared Sanders got the final out with the tying runs in scoring position; that gave Sanders the school-record 11th save of his career. Jarvis was 5-for-6 with 2 doubles, 1 home run and 7 runs batted in; Pietsch was also 5-for-6, gathering 2 doubles and 1 triple. They tied a school record that has been reached numerous times, most recently by Josh Carter in a 1999 game at Portland. Jarvis came to the plate 3 times needing a triple to hit for the cycle, while Pietsch had 2 tries at a homer for the cycle. Chris Kunda was also a homer away from the cycle, but he got the single his last time up to complete a 3-for-5 day. Every Beaver starter had at least 1 hit, 8 of them drove in at least 1 run and 7 of them scored at least 1 run. OSU had 7 doubles, 2 triples and 2 homers, spraying line drives to take advantage of the spacious dimensions. New Mexico, meanwhile, took advantage of a wind that blew stiffly out to straightaway center all afternoon. The Lobos had 5 homers, including Sean Murray's 3-run shot with two out in the bottom of the ninth that made it 18-16.
On Feb. 22, Jacoby Ellsbury had a 6-hit day but Oregon State lost to New Mexico State 15-7 and New Mexico 14-7. The freshman outfielder was 4-for-4 with a triple in the loss to NMSU, then had 2 doubles against UNM. The Beavers couldn't keep up the longball pace with the desert teams on another windy day. New Mexico State had 2 home runs in a 4-run eighth inning that broke a 7-7 tie; New Mexico added 3 more homers in the second game that drove in 7 runs. Tony Calderon was 3-for-4 against UNM with 2 doubles and 1 triple and Chris Biles was 2-for-3 with 1 double against the Lobos and finished the day 4-for-7 with 3 RBIs. Kenny Anderson was effective for the Beavers, finishing both games and pitching 5 scoreless innings on the day, allowing just 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5.
On Feb. 23, Oregon State scored 16 unanswered runs to overcome a 14-0 deficit and defeat New Mexico State 16-14. In its previous 2,934 baseball games dating back to 1907, the Beavers had never overcome a deficit that large to win a game. Trailing 14-8 entering the eighth inning, Oregon State completed the comeback with 8 runs against 3 Aggie pitchers. Chris Biles, who hit a 2-run double to bring the Beavers within 1 run, scored the go-ahead run on a ground out by Chris Kunda. Seth Pietsch followed with a bunt single to score Rob Recuenco and give the Beavers a 2-run lead. 'If I had any reasonable baseball knowledge to explain that, I'd tell you,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'Down 14 runs and playing as poorly as we were playing, to compete like that and have a chance to win says a lot about the guys on our club.' Andy Baldwin, who pitched the Beavers out of a 1-out, bases-loaded jam in the seventh, picked up his first win of the season. The redshirt freshman allowed 1 hit and struck out 2 in 2.2 scoreless innings. Baldwin relieved Kurt Steele, who had pitched 3.1 innings and allowed just 1 unearned run. In the top of the sixth OSU took advantage of 5 Aggie errors and scored 5 runs, 4 of which were unearned. The Beavers had zero hits in the in the seventh, but scored 3 unearned runs to close within 14-8.
JARVIS MOVING UP CAREER LISTS: Oregon State senior first baseman Andy Jarvis has a chance to spend this spring making a significant mark on the school's list of all-time career leaders. Through Feb. 23, Jarvis is tied for second in home runs (28); tied for third in total bases (303); fourth in RBIs (136); and tied for fourth in doubles (37). Jarvis had an 11-game hitting streak (over 2 seasons) end on Feb. 22 against New Mexico; during the streak, he batted .447 (21-for-47) with 2 homers, 5 doubles and 11 RBIs. On Feb. 21 against New Mexico, he tied an OSU school record with 5 hits in a game, going 5-for-6 with 2 doubles, 1 homer and 7 RBIs.
PIETSCH'S POWER NUMBERS: Oregon State junior leftfielder Seth Pietsch has made a habit of seeing double and triple at OSU. In Pietsch's career, he has 88 hits and 49 of them have gone for extra bases - 29 doubles, 8 triples and 12 homers. In 2002, Pietsch shattered the school's single-season record for doubles by hitting 24 of them. Earlier this season, his triple at California-Riverside on Feb. 8 moved him onto OSU's career leaders list in that category and he's now tied for fifth place with 8. He needs 2 doubles and 9 homers to move into OSU's career top 10s in those categories. From Feb. 8-Feb. 21, Pietsch put together a 6-game hitting streak in which he batted .538 (14-for-26) with 2 homers, 2 triples, 2 doubles and 8 RBIs. The final game of that hitting streak saw him tie an OSU school record with 5 hits in a game against New Mexico, going 5-for-6 with 2 doubles, 1 triple and 2 RBIs.
2003 BEAVERS ON OREGON STATE'S LEADER LISTS: Where Oregon State players ranked among the school's all-time leaders through Feb. 23:
CAREER DOUBLES1. Joe Gerber, 1997-2000 442. Josh Carter, 1999-2001 423. Brian Barden, 2000-02 394. Drew Hedges, 1997-2000 37> (tie) Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 37 (tie) Chris Biles, 2000-present 31 Seth Pietsch, 2001-present 29
(tie) Seth Pietsch, 2001-present 8 (tie) Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 28 Brian Barden, 2000-02 1543. Matt Bailie, 1995-98 144> 4. Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 136 Brian Barden, 2000-02 3552. Joe Gerber, 1997-2000 3473. Ken Bowen, 1984-87 303> (tie) Andy Jarvis, 2000-present 303 1. Jared Sanders, 2002-present 11 (tie) Stephen Copeland, 2000-present 5
OREGON STATE SCHEDULE: Oregon State's 2003 schedule includes 10 games against teams in the Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25 coaches poll of Feb. 24: No. 2 Arizona State (4 games), No. 8 Stanford (3 games) and No. 17 Southern California (3 games). The Beavers' schedule includes another 7 games against teams receiving votes in the poll - California (3 games), Arizona (3 games) and Oklahoma State (1 game).
OREGON STATE HEAD COACH PAT CASEY: Pat Casey, now in his ninth season at OSU, celebrated the 400th victory of his head coaching career on April 14, 2002 when the Beavers completed an 11-9 win over Hawai'i-Hilo. Casey's career record is 415-293-5, which includes 7 years at George Fox in Newberg, for a winning percentage of .586.
Casey has a record of 244-180-4 with the Beavers for a winning percentage of .575. Of the 19 head coaches in OSU baseball history, only Ralph Coleman (1923-28, 1930-31, 1938-66) and Jack Riley (1973-94) have coached more wins for the Beavers.
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, 19 Beavers have been drafted by Major League Baseball teams and 4 more players have signed 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.
BEAVERS RALLY FROM 14-RUN DEFICIT TO WIN: Every so often, baseball just has to show why not having a clock makes it so special. On Feb. 23, Oregon State found itself trailing New Mexico State 14-0 after 5 innings at the Baseball Fiesta in El Paso, Tex. The Beavers then came up with 16 runs while blanking the Aggies over the final 4 innings for a 16-14 victory.
In its previous 2,934 baseball games since 1907, OSU had never overcome a deficit that large to win a game. There is no record for 'largest deficit overcome' listed in the Pacific-10 or NCAA baseball record books.
'If I had any reasonable baseball knowledge to explain that, I'd tell you,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'Down 14 runs and playing as poorly as we were playing, to compete like that and have a chance to win says a lot about the guys on our club.'
OSU's rally started with a 5-run sixth inning, with only 3 runs earned due to 5 New Mexico State errors. The Beavers added 3 more runs without a hit in the seventh inning, taking advantage of 4 more Aggie errors.
Oregon State capped its rally with an 8-run eighth inning, using 5 hits - 3 of them doubles - plus 4 walks and 1 hit batter. Freshman righthaders Kurt Steele and Andy Baldwin gave the Beavers a chance to get back in the game, combining to pitch the final 6 innings and allowing just 1 unearned run.
JARVIS, PIETSCH TIE HIT MARK: Oregon State's individual record for hits in a game was matched twice in 1 game on Feb. 21 as the Beavers beat New Mexico 18-16 in the Baseball Fiesta at El Paso, Tex. Senior first baseman Andy Jarvis was 5-for-6 with 2 doubles, 1 home run and 7 runs batted in; his roommate on the trip, junior outfielder Seth Pietsch, was 5-for-6 with 2 doubles, 1 triple and 2 runs batted in. The record is shared with many players; it had been most recently tied by Josh Carter in a 1999 game at Portland.
CHILDHOOD CHUMS COMBINE ON SHUTOUT: The reunion of Jake Postlewait and Jon Koller worked out well for Oregon State on Feb. 14, as the Beavers beat Oklahoma State 4-0 at the Coca-Cola Classic in Surprise, Ariz. The 2 pitchers were childhood friends in Newport, Ore., but both had moved by the time they began playing high school baseball - Postlewait to Corvallis, Ore. (Corvallis HS) and Koller to Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad HS). Against the Cowboys, the pair combined on a 5-hitter, lefty Postlewait going the first 5.1 innings for the win and righty Koller the final 3.2 for the save.
Postlewait spent the past 2 seasons in Oregon State's bullpen, leading the Pac-10 in appearances in 2002 with 30. Koller began his college career in 2002 at California-Irvine, earning Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America honorable mention as he was third in the Big West in appearances with 28; he transferred to Oregon State during the winter break.
Incidentally, the shutout gave the Beavers 18 straight scoreless innings against the Cowboys. In their last meeting, Oregon State took a 1-0 win in the 1999 San Diego Baseball Classic.
BEAVERS POST FIRST-EVERS AT SURPRISE STADIUM: When Oregon State visited the Coca-Cola Classic at Surprise, Ariz., on Feb. 14-16, the Beavers got to play the inaugural game at Surprise Stadium, which opens this season as the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers. The Beavers got the first-ever victory at the park, shutting out Oklahoma State 4-0.
The Beavers' Jake Postlewait was the first winning pitcher at the new park and Jon Koller got the first save, combining on a 5-hitter. In the top of the first inning, Jacoby Ellsbury's single to leftfield was the first hit, Andy Jarvis' sacrifice fly to right was the first run batted in, and it scored Rob Recuenco with the first run. The next day, in a 5-1 win over Gonzaga, OSU's Seth Pietsch had the ballpark's first homer with a third-inning, 2-run drive over the leftfield wall.
RAIN ON THE ROAD: If the trend from recent years continues this spring, Oregon State will have a lot better luck with the weather at home than it does on the road.
Since the start of the 1997 season, the Beavers have had 26 games either canceled or rescheduled due to rain. Of those, only 6 have been games at OSU's Goss Stadium at Coleman Field; 14 were at ballparks in California, Nevada, Hawai'i, Texas or Florida. Another 6 were at ballparks elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
OSU has lost just 2 home games to rain during that time, while having 11 games canceled at sites outside the region and 3 called off at other Pacific Northwest ballparks. The Beavers have had to postpone 4 home games, 3 games at sites outside the region and 3 at other Pacific Northwest ballparks.
OREGON STATE'S ALL-TIME RECORD: Oregon State's all-time record in varsity baseball is now 1,727-1,193-15, a winning percentage of .591. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 770-560, a winning percentage of .579.
To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 19,199 runs and allowed 14,845 runs. That's an average score of 6.54-5.05.
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.
Now having played 93 seasons at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, the Beavers are 901-387-1 at home for a winning percentage of .699. Since the start of the 1993 season, OSU is 151-58 at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field for a winning percentage of .722.
In 2002, OSU went 18-9 in its own ballpark and set a number of attendance records. Goss Stadium at Coleman Field was renovated prior to the 1999 season; the Beavers set post-renovation records for total home attendance (20,791), average home attendance (799 per game), attendance for a home series (4,226, April 26-April 28 vs. No. 4 Stanford) and attendance for a single home game (1,838, April 27 vs. No. 4 Stanford). After OSU's 4-3 win in that April 27 game, the Beaver players went outside their clubhouse behind the third-base side of the ballpark and thanked exiting fans for being part of the victory.
OSU attracted 10 home crowds of at least 1,000 during the season, including 7 of the last 9 home games. The numbers for total home attendance and average home attendance were the largest since 1985, the first season for which complete attendance figures are readily available.
Oregon State's ballpark made its first venture into night baseball in 2002 with the addition of its first-ever set of lights. The first night game saw OSU beat fourth-ranked Stanford 4-1 on April 27. The first use of the lights in a game had come on April 13 as the Beavers hosted Hawai'i-Hilo in a doubleheader; after rain delayed the games twice, the lights came on in the second inning of the second game.
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.
TICKET INFORMATION: Individual game tickets for Oregon State baseball cost $6 for a reserved seat, $5 for adult general admission and $3 for Senior/Child general admission (age 62 and over; high school and under). There is a team/group rate of $2 per person, but those interested in using that plan must call the OSU athletic ticket office at 1-800-GO BEAVS at least 2 days prior to the game to arrange for those tickets.
Season tickets for OSU baseball are $100 and guarantee fans the same reserved seat for all 22 Beaver home games in 2003. OSU faculty/staff season tickets are $80; fans who are OSU faculty or staff members can get the same reserved seat for all 22 home games. Senior season tickets are $80 and guarantee fans age 62 and over the same reserved seat for all home games.
There is a Pac-10 package for $50, giving a fan the same reserved seat for all 12 OSU home games in Pacific-10-counting contests. The family plan, costing $30, is good for general admission seating and requires 1 adult and 1 child attending to be valid for a game.
For more information, call the OSU athletic ticket office at 1-800-GO BEAVS or visit the OSU athletics website at www.osubeavers.com
OREGON STATE DUGOUT CLUB: The Oregon State Dugout Club is an organization devoted to supporting 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 membership. This year's tournament will be held June 23 at Tokatee Golf Club in Blue River.
For more information on the OSU Dugout Club, call (541) 737-2825.
OREGON STATE RADIO BROADCASTS: Oregon State baseball will again be broadcast this season, with most of the Beavers' schedule heard on KEJO-AM (1240) and also availabe via the internet at www.osubeavers.com. The first broadcast of the season will be March 11 when the Beavers host Washington. Mike Parker, the voice of the Beavers, will handle play-by-play duties with assistance from John Warren and Kip Carlson.
TELEVISION BRINGS OUT BEST IN BEAVERS: Oregon State will have several games televised this season on Fox Sports Net; dates and opponents will be announced. Oregon State has played on national cable television each of the last 5 seasons, and the Beavers have gone 3-2 in those games, including a 3-0 mark at home. Since Fox Sports Net (formerly Prime Sports) began televising games in 1990, Oregon State has a 29-15 record in televised games, including 8-3 in national TV games.