OSU Spends Spring Break At Home
March 16, 2005
FRIDAY, MARCH 18Sacramento State at Oregon State; 3 p.m.(Note time change from previous schedules)(Live audio on www.osubeavers.com)SATURDAY, MARCH 19Sacramento State at Oregon State; 1 p.m.(Live audio on www.osubeavers.com)SUNDAY, MARCH 20Sacramento State at Oregon State; 1 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audio onwww.osubeavers.com)LITTLE LEAGUE WEEKEND: Youth ballplayerswearing their team jersey to any of thisweekend's games can purchase a generaladmission ticket for $2.
While most Oregon State students are leaving campus for Spring Break, the Beavers (13-3 overall) will be sticking around to meet Sacramento State (7-12-1) in a three-game non-conference baseball series at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
The teams will meet Friday at 3 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.; the time for Friday's game has been moved ahead one hour to accomodate the possibility of a home men's basketball game in the National Invitation Tournament.
After winning two of three games last weekend in a tournament at Pepperdine, the Beavers return to their home diamond with a place in all four national rankings. OSU is listed No. 22 by Baseball America magazine, No. 25 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll, No. 26 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, and No. 30 by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
As final exams finish up over the course of the week, the Beavers can turn their attention to a test of nine games in 11 days against Sacramento State, Portland (away, March 22), Dallas Baptist (home, March 24-26) and Brigham Young (home, March 28-29).
'We're going to find out a little more about our ballclub over the next couple weeks,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'We get into this stretch where we're playing almost every day, and we're going to need contributions from some guys who may not have played much so far this season, especially on the mound.'
Oregon State's pitching staff continues to lead the Pacific-10 in team earned run average by over a run per game with a 2.25 ERA. Sophomore righthander Dallas Buck took over the conference's individual lead at 0.85 after not allowing an earned run in eight innings last week. The leader a week ago, sophomore righthander Jonah Nickerson, is second this week at 0.96 and sophomore lefthander Kevin Gunderson is sixth at 2.08.
OSU also leads the Pac-10 in opponents batting average at .186, with Nickerson the individual leader at .130. Buck second at .170 and Gunderson fourth at .173.
'Those guys and the rest of our pitchers continue to do a great job,' Casey said. 'And they've had to do it in pretty tight games, for the most part. We're still working at making the most of our scoring opportunities and tightening up our defense a bit so they might have a little more margin for error. But when they've had to do a job, our pitchers have found a way to get it done.'
The Pac-10 batting lead also went from one Beaver to another this week, as senior first baseman Andy Jenkins moved into the top spot with a .455 batting average.
'Andy really helped us at the plate last weekend,' Casey said. 'He got an opportunity and he did something with it.'
Sacramento State comes to Corvallis on a four-game losing streak, having fallen at St. Mary's (Calif.) 7-6 on Tuesday. Sacramento State dropped tow home games to California-Riverside last weekend, losing 5-2 and 7-1.
The Hornets rotation is expected to be senior righthander Ethan Katz (1-4 record, 4.59 ERA) on Friday, junior lefthander Matt Campbell (1-2, 3.68) on Saturday and senior righthander Warren Rosebrock (2-2, 2.38) on Sunday. At the plate, Sacramento State has been led by junior outfielder Josh Levin (.328 batting average, 0 home runs, 9 runs batted in), junior outfielder Jim Strombach (.325, 0, 5) and senior infielder Brett Flowers (.303, 1, 15).
OREGON STATE LINEUP:
C - Billy Munich, jr.; El Macero, Calif. (Jesuit HS);.091, 1 HR, 2 RBIsor-Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.435, 2 HRs, 12 RBIs1B - Andy Jenkins, sr.; Salem, Ore. (Mt. Hood CC);.455, 2 HRs, 8 RBIsor-Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.435, 2 HRs, 12 RBIs2B - Chris Kunda, jr.; Philomath, Ore. (Philomath HS);.290, 0 HRs, 4 RBIsor - Ryan Gipson, jr.; Central Point, Ore. (Shasta JC);.143, 0 HRs, 2 RBIs3B - Shea McFeely, jr.; Federal Way, Wash. (Tacoma CC);.300, 1 HR, 9 RBIsSS - Darwin Barney, fr.; Beaverton, Ore. (Southridge HS);.311, 1 HR, 9 RBIsLF - Mike Lissman, so.; Ontario, Ore. (Ontario HS);.308, 0 HRs, 17 RBIsCF - Jacoby Ellsbury, jr.; Madras, Ore. (Madras HS);.403, 1 HR, 10 RBIsRF - Tyler Graham, jr.; Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS);.283, 0 HRs, 7 RBIsor-Danny Anderson, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (San Jose State U.);.333, 1 HR, 3 RBIsDH - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.292, 0 HRs, 7 RBIsor - Joey Ledesma, jr.; Tucson, Ariz. (Pima CC);.303, 0 HRs, 8 RBIs(Tentative pitching rotation)Fri., RHP - Dallas Buck, fr.; Newberg, Ore. (Newberg HS);3-0 record, 0.85 ERASat., LHP - Anton Maxwell, so.; Anchorage, Alas. (Feather River CC);2-0 record, 4.78 ERASun., RHP - Jonah Nickerson, fr.; Oregon City, Ore. (Oregon City HS);3-0 record, 0.96 ERA
OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: Oregon State has an all-time record of 18-13 against Sacramento State in a series dating back to 1961. Last season, OSU swept a 3-game series in Sacramento by scores of 7-2, 9-1 and 12-6; the Hornets had earlier earned a 10-3 win over the Beavers during the Riverside Baseball Invitational.
OREGON STATE NOTES: Last week, Oregon State's top hitters were senior outfielder Chris Campos, who was 5-for-6 with 3 doubles and 4 runs batted in; sophomore catcher/first baseman Mitch Canham, who was 4-for-7 with 1 double, 1 homer, 6 runs scored and 3 walks; senior first baseman Andy Jenkins, who was 5-for-9 with 1 homer; and freshman shortstop Darwin Barney, who was 5-for-9 with 1 homer and 3 RBIs ... sophomore righthander Dallas Buck didn't allow an earned run in his 8 innings of work against Cal State-Northridge, giving him a streak of 19 straight innings over 3 games without allowing an earned run ... sophomore righthander Jonah Nickerson took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and a shutout into the eighth in earning the win over Winthrop ... sophomore lefthander Kevin Gunderson earned saves in OSU's victories over CSUN and Winthrop, pitching a total of 3.0 innings and allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 2 ...
Of Oregon State's 9 home runs this season, 7 have come with the bases empty, including the last 6. OSU doesn't have a 3-run homer or grand slam this season ... only 6 of 28 runners inherited by Beaver relievers have scored ... OSU has 39 doubles and its opponents have just 14; sophomore outfielder Mike Lissman already has 10 doubles for OSU ... OSU's 13-3 record is the Beavers' best 13-game start since 1985, when OSU also opened with a 13-3 record ... when OSU beat Winthrop 8-2 on March 13, it was just the fourth time this season an OSU game had crossed the 3-hour barrier ... OSU's opponents have only scored more than 3 runs in 4 of the Beavers' first 16 games ...
Oregon State's longest current hitting streak belongs to senior first baseman Andy Jenkins at 5 games, while freshman shortstop Darwin Barney is working on a 4-game streak. Earlier this season, junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury hit in the first 14 games of the season to give him a streak of 16 games over 2 seasons. Freshman shortstop Darwin Barney has had an 8-game streak, sophomore outfielder Mike Lissman a 7-game streak, junior third baseman Shea McFeely a 6-game streak and sophomore first baseman/catcher Mitch Canham and junior outfielder Tyler Graham 5-game streaks ... Ellsbury leads the Beavers in multi-hit games with 8 this season while Jenkins has 6. Barney, McFeely and Canham have 5 each and Lissman 4 ... Ellsbury and Lissman lead the Beavers in multi-RBI games this season with 4 each, while Canham has 3 ...
Senior outfielder Chris Campos had hits in 5 straight at-bats against Pepperdine and Winthrop on March 12-13, including 3 doubles ... the Beavers had just 5 homers through their first 14 games, then hit 3 in a 9-4 loss to Pepperdine on March 12 ... Oregon State's 8-game winning streak from Feb. 5-Feb. 27 was the Beavers' longest since a 10-gamer midway through the 1998 season ... sophomore outfielder Mike Lissman had a double in 6 straight games from Feb. 5-Feb. 26; at that point, Lissman had doubled in all 7 OSU wins and hadn't doubled in the Beavers' only loss ...
Oregon State's 8-0 win over California-Davis on Feb. 19 in the San Diego Tournament was notable for a couple of reasons. First, the Beavers' victory was the 300th for Pat Casey as OSU's head coach. Second, lefthander Anton Maxwell took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and earned Pacific-10 Pitcher of the Week honors in being credited with the win ... Oregon State's 2005 home-opener, a 6-4 win over Portland on Feb. 15, was the earliest in the Beavers' 96 seasons of baseball. Previously, the earliest a game had been played at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field had been on Feb. 22, 1995, when OSU beat Western Oregon 4-3. OSU had scheduled home-openers on Feb. 19, 1990 against George Fox and on Feb. 20, 1996 against Willamette but those games were rained out. Oregon State's all-time record in home-openers is now 77-19; OSU has won 16 of its last 18 home-openers and 31 of its last 34 ...
Oregon State had 5 players named to he All-Tournament Team at Arizona State's Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament from Feb. 3-Feb. 6: first baseman Mitch Canham, outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Lissman, and pitchers Dallas Buck and Kevin Gunderson ... OSU's 12-6 win over ninth-ranked Arizona State on Feb. 6 was the Beavers' first win over the Sun Devils at ASU's Packard Stadium since 2000 ... Oregon State's 19-0 win over New Mexico State on Feb. 3 was the first shutout the Beavers had posted on Opening Day since 1980 in a 17-0 win over Pacific (Ore.) at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. It was the most runs OSU had scored in an opener since 1960 and a 23-1 win at Whitman. OSU is now 67-29 all-time in season-openers.
RECENT GAMES: Oregon State placed second at Pepperdine's Yellow Book USA Classic, winning 2 of 3 games. The Beavers beat Cal State-Northridge 4-1, lost to Pepperdine 9-4, and beat Winthrop 8-2.
On March 11, Dallas Buck and Kevin Gunderson combined to pitch a 5-hitter for Oregon State in a 4-1 win over Cal State-Northridge. The Beavers got their third straight win, and Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 16 games over 2 seasons. Buck pitched into the ninth inning to improve his record to 3-0 this season, walking 1 and striking out 8 while giving up 4 hits. The run he allowed was unearned, giving him 19 straight innings without allowing an earned run. Gunderson picked up the save by recording the final 3 outs, allowing 1 hit. CSUN righthander Joe Rocchio kept it a 2-run game until the bottom of the eighth, though, as 6 of the 7 runners stranded by the Beavers were in scoring position. The Beavers got all the runs they'd need with 2 in the bottom of the first. OSU loaded the bases with none out on an infield single by Mitch Canham, a walk to Tyler Graham and a bunt single by Ellsbury, then Joey Ledesma lofted a sacrifice fly to left to plate Canham and Graham scored on an error on a pickoff try. Canham was 2-for-4 and scored twice for OSU, Ellsbury and Shea McFeely were also both 2-for-4 and Darwin Barney was 2-for-3.
On March 12, Oregon State saw Pepperdine score 6 runs in its final 2 at-bats to take a 9-4 win over the Beavers. Jacoby Ellsbury had his hitting streak end at 16 games over 2 seasons for OSU, which had a 3-game winning streak stopped while the Waves (11-7) won their fifth straight. The Beavers took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning only to have the Waves score 5 runs - the biggest inning Oregon State has allowed this season. The 9 runs and 13 hits were season-highs against OSU, and the game marked just the fourth time this season that OSU has allowed an opponent more than 3 runs. Pepperdine used 5 hits and a pair of Beaver errors to put together the decisive inning. Oregon State had taken a 3-0 lead in a manner uncharacteristic to this spring's team - via the home run. The Beavers, who had only 5 homers in their first 14 games, got 3 in the first 4 innings on Saturday, all with the bases empty. Andy Jenkins hit his team-high second of the season to leftfield with 2 out in the first, Shea McFeely led off the second with a drive over the fence in left-center, and Darwin Barney had his first collegiate homer down the leftfield line with 2 out in the fourth. All 3 homers came against Pepperdine lefthander Paul Coleman, who had earned several national pitcher of the week honors for his last start - a 2-hitter against New Orleans that included a school-record 16 strikeouts. Jenkins was 3-for-4 for the Beavers while Campos was 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and Cole Gillespie was 2-for-3. Reliever Jake McCormick took the pitching loss, his first decision or save in the sophomore righthander's 28 career appearances at OSU.
On March 13, Chris Campos was 3-for-4 with a double and 3 runs batted in for Oregon State in an 8-2 win over Winthrop. Pitcher Jonah Nickerson took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and a shutout into the eighth for the Beavers. Campos had hits his first 3 times up and his 2-run double in the top of the sixth inning put the Beavers up 3-0. It gave Campos hits in 5 straight plate appearances over 2 games after he had come off the bench to double twice against Pepperdine. Mitch Canham's second homer of the season had given the Beavers a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning, and he finished 2-for-2 with 3 walks and 4 runs scored. Nickerson didn't allow a hit until Ben Erhlich led off the sixth inning with a single through the right side. The Eagles, ranked in several national polls, didn't score until Matt Repec started the eighth with a homer to leftfield to make it 4-1. Nickerson had to get out of a second-and-third, none-out jam after an error, a hit batter and a wild pitch to start the bottom of the second. He responded by striking out Kyle Roberson, Repec and Alan Robbins to maintain the Beavers' 1-0 lead. The strikeouts started a run of 12 straight hitters that Nickerson would retire. He left after the homer by Repec; in 7-plus innings, he allowed the 1 run on 3 hits and 0 walks while striking out 6. Kevin Gunderson then had to work out of some trouble of his own in the bottom of the eighth en route to his fifth save of the season and second of the weekend. A pair of hits and an error loaded the bases with one out, then Daniel Carte blooped a single down the rightfield line to make it 4-2 and keep the bases loaded. That brought designated hitter Jacob Dempsey to the plate with his .448 batting average and 20 RBIs. He nubbed a grounder at shortstop Darwin Barney, who threw to second baseman Chris Kunda for 1 out; Kunda's relay to first didn't arrive in time to get Dempsey but it was ruled that Carte had interfered with Kunda while sliding into second. Dempsey was called out and the Beavers were out of the inning still leading 4-2. OSU removed any remaining suspense in the top of the ninth, scoring 4 times on 3 hits and 3 Eagle errors. Barney was 2-for-3 for the Beavers with his 2 RBIs, while Andy Jenkins was 2-for-5.
ELLSBURY, BUCK NOTED BY BASEBALL AMERICA: Oregon State junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) and sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) were named to Baseball America magazine's Preseason All-America team.
Ellsbury was named to the Preseason All-America third team, and he was also named to the magazine's Gold Glove team. Baseball America ranked him as the nation's 23rd-best junior and the Pacific-10's sixth-best prospect for 2005 draft. BA also rated Ellsbury as the Pac-10's fastest runner and best defensive outfielder. Last fall, Ellsbury was named the Cape Cod League's 17th-best pro prospect by Baseball America after batting .245, 1 homer, 3 triples, 2 doubles, 7 RBIs, 12-for-15 stolen bases.
Buck was named to the Preseason All-America second team and rated the nation's fourth-best sophomore by Baseball America. The magazine listed him as the Pac-10's top prospect for 2006 draft. Last fall, BA named Buck to its Summer All-America team for his Cape Cod League season - a 4-1 record, 0.77 ERA, 58 innings, 26 hits, 20 walks, and 65 strikeouts. He was also named league's third-best pro prospect by BA.
BEAVERS WITH PAC-10 WEEKLY HONORS: Oregon State sophomore lefthander Anton Maxwell was named the Pacific-10 Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 14-20. In an 8-0 win over California-Davis on Feb. 19, Maxwell walked the first hitter of the game and then retired 21 straight Aggies, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning. He earned the win for 7.1 innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 8.
BEAVERS IN NATIONAL RANKINGS: Here is where Oregon State has been in the national rankings this season:
POLL ESPN / SPORTS BASEBALL COLLEGIATE NATL. COLL.DATE WKLY. COACHES AMERICA BASEBALL BSBL. WTRS.Preseason NR NR NR NRFeb. 7 Votes (28th) NR NR VotesFeb. 14 NR NR NR VotesFeb. 21 Votes (36th tie) NR NR VotesFeb. 28 Votes (29th) 24th 28th 34thMarch 7 Votes (28th) 23rd 28th 23rdMarch 14 Votes (26th) 22nd 30th 25th
OREGON STATE AMONG PACIFIC-10 LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among Pacific-10 leaders through March 13:
INDIVIDUAL BATTING1. Andy Jenkins .4553. Mitch Canham .4357. Jacoby Ellsbury .403INDIVIDUAL SLUGGING6. Andy Jenkins .6977. Mitch Canham .696INDIVIDUAL ON-BASE1. Mitch Canham .5278. Andy Jenkins .4869. Jacoby Ellsbury .481INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES2. Mike Lissman 10INDIVIDUAL TRIPLES6. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury 26. (tie) Mitch Canham 2INDIVIDUAL HIT BY PITCH5. (tie) Mike Lissman 6INDIVIDUAL STOLEN BASES2. Jacoby Ellsbury 8INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Dallas Buck 0.852. Jonah Nickerson 0.966. Kevin Gunderson 2.08INDIVIDUAL OPPONENTS BATTING1. Jonah Nickerson .1302. Dallas Buck .1704. Kevin Gunderson .173INDIVIDUAL STRIKEOUTS4. (tie) Dallas Buck 4110. Jonah Nickerson 33INDIVIDUAL WINS7. (tie) Dallas Buck 37. (tie) Jonah Nickerson 3INDIVIDUAL SAVES1. Kevin Gunderson 55. (tie) Nate Fogle 2TEAM BATTING2. Oregon State .312TEAM SLUGGING3. Oregon State .451TEAM ON-BASE3. Oregon State .397TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Oregon State 2.25TEAM OPPONENTS BATTING1. Oregon State .186TEAM FIELDING6. Oregon State .965
2005 BEAVERS ON OREGON STATE LISTS: Here are the 2005 Oregon State players on or near the school's all-time top-10 lists for career leaders through March 13:
CAREER HITS10. Jon Yonemitsu, 1990-93 179> Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 164
Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 123 Aaron Mathews, 2002-04 97. Dave Backen, 1978-81 8(tie) Dave Schoppe, 1988-91 8(tie) Abino Vazquez, 1996-97 810. Lute Barnes, 1967-69 7(tie) Bob Beall, 1968-70 7(tie) Bob McNair, 1978-80 7(tie) R.A. Neitzel, 1988-90 7> (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 7 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 233 5. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present 42 Jared Sanders, 2002-04 122. Mike Boire, 1996-98 113. Jim Grove, 1979-82 9> 4. Kevin Gunderson, 2004-present 8 (tie) Dallas Buck, 2004-present 6 Jared Sanders, 2002 92. Mike Boire, 1997 83. Dallas Buck, 2004 64. Jim Grove, 1982 5(tie) Stephen Copeland, 2001 5> (tie) Kevin Gunderson, 2005 5
2005 ENTRIES IN THE BEAVER RECORD BOOK: Here are Oregon State's entries in the school record book through March 13:DOUBLES IN A GAME, INDIVIDUAL (TIED): 3, Mike Lissmanvs. New Mexico State, Feb. 5. HIT BY PITCH IN A GAME, INDIVIDUAL (TIED): 3, ToddShelton vs. New Mexico State, Feb. 3.
THE LAST TIME IT HAPPENED: Here's the last time Oregon State players accomplished several notable feats through March 13:THREW A NO-HITTER: April 11, 1967; Cleve Benson,Eric Selberg and Jack Humphrey vs. Portland. OSU 11,Portland 0. (Individual - April 12, 1947; Fred Gallaghervs. Montana. OSU 1, Montana 0). WAS NO-HIT: March 27, 1994; Jack Gullard, Lewis-ClarkState at Hawai'i Easter Tournament. Lewis-Clark State 1, OSU 0. THREW A ONE-HITTER: Feb. 3, 2005; Dallas Buck, KevinJoslyn, Kurt Steele vs. New Mexico State at Tempe, Ariz.,7 innings, OSU 19, New Mexico State 0. (Individual: Feb. 18,1999; B.R. Cook vs. Oklahoma State at San Diego StateTournament. OSU 5, Oklahoma State 0.) THREW A SHUTOUT: Feb. 19, 2005; Anton Maxwell,Jake McCormick and Kurt Steele vs. California-Davis atSan Diego, Calif. OSU 8, California-Davis 0.(Individual - May 19, 2001; Scott Nicholson vs.Southern California. OSU 6, Southern California 0.) HAD 10 OR MORE STRIKEOUTS BY A PITCHER: April 12,2004; Jonah Nickerson at Washington; 10 strikeouts.OSU 7, Washington 4. PITCHED A COMPLETE GAME: May 28, 2004; JakePostlewait vs. UCLA. OSU 3, UCLA 2. HIT A GRAND SLAM: February 27, 2003; KerisiReynolds vs. Cal State-Northridge at Lancaster, Calif.OSU 10, Cal State-Northridge 6. HIT THREE HOMERS IN A GAME: March 11, 2001; AndyJarvis vs. Washington State at Yakima, Wash. WashingtonState 8, OSU 7. HIT TWO HOMERS IN A GAME: May 18, 2004; TonyCalderon vs. Portland (2nd game). OSU 16, Portland 3. PINCH-HIT A HOME RUN: May 2, 2004; Andy Jenkinsvs. Washington. Washington 8, OSU 5. HIT AN INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN: Feb. 13, 2004;Andy Jenkins vs. Utah. OSU 8, Utah 6. HIT BACK-TO-BACK HOME RUNS: April 12, 2003; AaronMathews and Andy Jarvis vs. Washington State (incidentally,they came on the first pitch of each at-bat). OSU 11,Washington State 3. HIT BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK HOME RUNS: April 11, 2000;Brian Barden, Curtis Davis and Joe Gerber at Portland.OSU 13, Portland 5. HIT TWO TRIPLES IN A GAME: May 3, 1997; AbinoVazquez at Portland State. OSU 7, Portland State 5. HIT THREE DOUBLES IN A GAME: Feb. 5, 2005; MikeLissman vs. New Mexico State at Tempe, Ariz. OSU 11,New Mexico State 2. HAD FIVE HITS IN A GAME: Feb 21, 2004; Mike Hassvs. Arkansas-Little Rock at Arlington, Tex. OSU 8,Arkansas-Little Rock 3. HAD FOUR HITS IN A GAME: Feb. 19, 2005; TylerGraham vs. California-Davis at San Diego, Calif. OSU 8,California-Davis 0. DROVE IN NINE RUNS IN A GAME: March 2, 1985;Ken Bowen at Chico State. OSU 36, Chico State 12. DROVE IN EIGHT RUNS IN A GAME: March 31, 2004;Shea McFeely at Portland. OSU 25, Portland 4. DROVE IN SEVEN RUNS IN A GAME: March 31, 2004;Shea McFeely at Portland (drove in 8 runs). OSU 25,Portland 4. DROVE IN SIX RUNS IN A GAME: May 18, 2004; TonyCalderon vs. Portland (2nd game). OSU 16, Portland 3. DROVE IN FIVE RUNS IN A GAME: May 18, 2004; TonyCalderon vs. Portland (2nd game) (drove in 6 runs).OSU 16, Portland 3. SCORED SIX RUNS IN A GAME: March 2, 1985; KenBowen at Chico State. OSU 36, Chico State 12. SCORED FIVE RUNS IN A GAME: March 5, 2000;Brian Barden at Washington. OSU 27, Washington 4. SCORED FOUR RUNS IN A GAME: March 13, 2005;Mitch Canham vs. Winthrop at Malibu, Calif. OSU 8,Winthrop 2. STOLE FOUR BASES IN A GAME: April 11, 1991;David Anderson vs. Willamette. OSU 8, Willamette 0. STOLE THREE BASES IN A GAME: Feb. 28, 2004;Jacoby Ellsbury vs. Sacramento State at Riverside,Calif. Sacramento State 10, OSU 3. HAD FIVE WALKS IN A GAME: May 21, 1970; BobBeall vs. UCLA. UCLA 7, OSU 2. HAD FOUR WALKS IN A GAME: April 13, 2004; SheaMcFeely at Washington. OSU 6, Washington 4 (12 innings). TURNED A TRIPLE PLAY: April 4, 2000; Joe Gerber andWill Hudson vs. Portland (line drive to 1B Gerber for 1 out;Gerber steps on first base before runner returns for 2 out;Gerber throw to SS Hudson covering second base before runnerreturns for 3 out).
RAIN ON THE ROAD: If the recent trend continues, Oregon State will have better weather luck at home than it does on the road. Since the start of the 1997 season, the Beavers have had 42 games cancelled or rescheduled due to rain. Of those, only 13 have been games at OSU's Goss Stadium at Coleman Field; 20 were at ballparks in California, Nevada, Hawai'i, Texas or Florida. Another 9 were at ballparks elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest. OSU has lost just 3 home games to rain during that time, while having 16 games cancelled at sites outside the region and 3 called off at other parks in the region. The Beavers have postponed 10 home games, 4 games at sites outside the region and 6 at other parks in the region.
OREGON STATE HEAD COACH Pat Casey: Pat Casey, now in his 11th season at OSU, earned his 300th win with the Beavers when OSU beat California-Davis 8-0 on Feb. 19 at the San Diego Tournament. Casey has a record of 308-228-4 with the Beavers for a winning percentage of .574.
Of the 19 head coaches in OSU baseball history, only a pair of men who spent more than 2 decades guiding the Beavers - Ralph Coleman (1923-28, 1930-31, 1938-66) and Jack Riley (1973-94) - have coached more wins for the Beavers.
Casey's career record of 479-341-5, which includes 7 years at George Fox in Newberg, is good for a winning percentage of .584.
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.
OREGON STATE'S ALL-TIME RECORD: Oregon State's all-time record in varsity baseball is now 1,791-1,241-15, a winning percentage of .590. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 787-591, a winning percentage of .571. To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 19,958 runs and allowed 15,473 runs. That's an average score of 6.56-5.08.
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. The ballpark's first game saw Salem High beat the Beavers 4-0 on April 12, 1907.
Now in their 96th season at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, the Beavers are 922-411-1 all-time at home for a winning percentage of .692. OSU is 3-1 at home this season and averaging 947 fans per home date. In 2004, the Beavers were 9-11 at home and averaged 1,142 fans per home date.
Oregon State's ballpark made its initial 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.
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 BASEBALL TICKETS: Season tickets for Oregon State's 2005 home baseball games are now on sale by calling 1-800-GO BEAVS or visiting the OSU athletic ticket office in Gill Coliseum.
A season ticket guarantees a fan the same theater-type seat for all 22 remaining home games in 2005. Full-season tickets for are priced at $100, with a reduced rate for OSU faculty and staff members of $80 and a reduced rate for those age 62 and over of $80.
A Pac-10 Package is also offered in 2005, guaranteeing a fan the same theater-type seat for all 12 Pacific-10 home games for $50.
The Family Plan provides general admission seating for all 25 home games at a rate of $20 per adult and $10 per child. To participate in the Family Plan, you must purchase at least one adult ticket and at least one child ticket.
All single-game tickets for OSU baseball are sold on a general admission basis, and they priced at $6 for adults and $4 for students through high school and seniors age 62 and over. OSU students are admitted free with their student identification card.
Local Bi-Mart stores have 2-for-1 coupons available, allowing fans to buy 2 general admission tickets for the price of 1. There are also special rates for groups and high school teams; for more information on those prices, call the OSU athletic ticket office at 1-800-GO BEAVS.
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 and dues are $30 per year. Also, anyone entering the OSU Dugout Club Golf Tournament automatically gains membership. This year's tournament will be held June 27 at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis or 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' 2005 schedule heard in the mid-Willamette Valley on KEJO-AM (1240) and via the internet at www.osubeavers.com. There is a charge for listening via the internet; the cost is $4.95 per month for all OSU broadcasts that are on the internet. Mike Parker, the voice of the Beavers, handles play-by-play with assistance from John Warren and Kip Carlson. This weekend, the Friday and Saturday games against Sacramento State can be heard on the internet and Sunday's game can be heard on both the internet and on KEJO-AM (1240).
TELEVISION BRINGS OUT BEST IN BEAVERS: Oregon State is awaiting word on any telecasts for 2005. Since 1998, Oregon State had played on national cable television 6 times and and the Beavers have gone 3-2 in those games, including a 3-1 mark at home. Since Fox Sports Net (formerly Prime Sports) began televising games in 1990, Oregon State has a 29-16 record in televised games, including 8-4 in national TV games.