OSU Continues Pennant Race At Washington

May 11, 2005

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FRIDAY, MAY 13No. 6 Oregon State at Washington;Seattle, Wash.; 6:30 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audioand live stats on www.osubeavers.com)SATURDAY, MAY 14No. 6 Oregon State at Washington;Seattle, Wash.; 1 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audioand live stats on www.osubeavers.com)SUNDAY, MAY 15No. 6 Oregon State at Washington;Seattle, Wash.; 1 p.m.(Radio on KEJO-AM 1240; live audioand live stats on www.osubeavers.com)

Oregon State takes its pursuit of a place in an NCAA Regional and a possible Pacific-10 championship on the road again this weekend, heading up Interstate 5 to meet one of its oldest baseball rivals.

The Beavers (36-8 overall, 14-4 Pacific-10) and Washington (27-17, 7-8), who first played in 1911, will meet Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. All three games can be heard on KEJO-AM and www.osubeavers.com.

The Beavers and Arizona sit atop the Pac-10 standings, with OSU one-half game ahead of the Wildcats but UA holding a conference winning percentage a few points better. Oregon State is ranked sixth nationally in this week's USA Today/ESPN coaches poll; the Beavers, who have won five straight, are ranked as high as third in the nation by Baseball America magazine and are also ranked eighth by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and seventh in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll.

Which, for the time being, doesn't mean much.

'We're not guaranteed anything yet,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'But all the things that this group has wanted to accomplish and has worked hard since the end of last season to have a chance at are still there for them to get. We're down to two weeks left in the regular season, and their goals are right there in front of them, but the going gets tougher, too.

'Our guys have done some terrific things so far this season and they've responded to challenges. Now they've got two more big challenges left, and they're going to have to take another step up and play even a little bit better than they have so far.'

Several Oregon State players are among the national leaders in NCAA Division I going into this week, with junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury third in batting average at .446; sophomore righthander Jonah Nickerson fifth in earned run average at 1.43 and sophomore righthander Dallas Buck 25th at 2.01; Buck tied for 10th in wins with nine; and sophomore lefthander Kevin Gunderson tied for 13th in saves with 10.

As a team, the Beavers are second nationally in winning percentage at .818, eighth in ERA at 2.89 and 18th in batting average at .323.

Among the Pac-10 leaders going into this week, Ellsbury continues to lead the batting race at .446; his .528 on-base percentage and 20 stolen bases are second in the conference and his .651 slugging percentage is fourth. Junior second baseman Ryan Gipson knocked Ellsbury from the lead in on-base percentage with his .529 mark. OSU senior first baseman Andy Jenkins is fourth in the batting race at .378.

Nickerson and Buck kept hold of the top two spots in earned run average lead at 1.43 and 2.01, respectively, with Gunderson fifth at 2.77. Buck is tied for the conference lead in victories with nine, while Nickerson and sophomore lefthander Anton Maxwell are tied for third with eight each. Gunderson's 10 saves give him the Pac-10 lead in that department.

As a team, OSU's pitching staff is first in earned run average at .2.89 and opponents' batting average at .220. The Beavers are first in on-base percentage at .419 and second in batting average .323.

Washington played on Tuesday, losing at Portland 7-4. That was the Huskies' first action since sweeping a series at Washington State from April 29-May 1 by scores of 17-5, 13-5 and 12-2.

'Washington's a team that's played very well lately,' Casey said. 'They're a team that still has a very good chance to go to the postseason if they finish strong, so they're going to come at us with everything they've got. We're going to have to really step up and compete in their ballpark.'

Washington's tentative pitching rotation has sophomore righthander Tim Lincecum (6-5 record, 3.21 earned run average) on Friday, sophomore righthander Kyle Parker (7-5, 5.12) on Saturday and a pitcher to be determined on Sunday. At the plate, the Huskies have been led by freshman outfielder Matt Hague (.422 batting average, 7 home runs, 65 runs batted in), junior outfielder Zach Clem (.354, 8, 38) and junior shortstop Brent Lillibridge (.347, 7, 38).

OREGON STATE LINEUP:

C - Mitch Canham, so., Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS);.318, 5 HRs, 25 RBIsor - Casey Priseman, so.; Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville HS);.231, 0 HRs, 3 RBIs1B - Andy Jenkins, sr.; Salem, Ore. (Mt. Hood CC);.378, 3 HRs, 35 RBIs2B - Ryan Gipson, jr.; Central Point, Ore. (Shasta JC);.322, 0 HRs, 12 RBIsor - Chris Kunda, jr.; Philomath, Ore. (Philomath HS);.238, 1 HR, 7 RBIs3B - Shea McFeely, jr.; Federal Way, Wash. (Tacoma CC);.344, 3 HRs, 31 RBIsSS - Darwin Barney, fr.; Beaverton, Ore. (Southridge HS);.318, 2 HRs, 34 RBIsLF - Tyler Graham, jr.; Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS);.323, 0 HRs, 19 RBIsCF - Jacoby Ellsbury, jr.; Madras, Ore. (Madras HS);.446, 6 HRs, 41 RBIsRF - Mike Lissman, so.; Ontario, Ore. (Ontario HS);.290, 1 HR, 27 RBIsor - Geoff Wagner, jr.; Redmond, Ore. (Central Oregon CC);.256, 1 HR, 6 RBIsor - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.254, 0 HRs, 18 RBIsDH - Chris Campos, sr.; Modesto, Calif. (Modesto JC);.254, 0 HRs, 18 RBIsor - Cole Gillespie, so.; West Linn, Ore. (West Linn HS);.327, 0 HRs, 12 RBIs(Tentative pitching rotation)Fri., RHP - Dallas Buck, so.; Newberg, Ore. (Newberg HS);9-1 record, 2.01 ERASat., LHP - Anton Maxwell, so.; Anchorage, Alas. (Feather River CC);8-1 record, 4.40 ERASun., RHP - Jonah Nickerson, so.; Oregon City, Ore. (Oregon City HS);8-0 record, 1.43 ERA

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: Oregon State has an all-time record of 213-178-2 against Washington in a series dating back to 1911. Last season, OSU won 4 of 6 meetings against the Huskies. At the Riverside Baseball Invitational, the Beavers won 13-8; in a non-conference series in Seattle, OSU swept 7-4 and 6-4 in 12 innings; and in a Pacific-10 series in Corvallis, OSU won the opener 7-3 before Washington took wins of 26-14 and 8-5.

OREGON STATE NOTES: In OSU's last 4 games against Portland and UCLA, the Beavers' leading hitters have been Ruan Gipson (.500, 4-for-8, 2 doubles, 3 RBIs, 3 runs), Jacoby Ellsbury (.476, 10-for-21, 4 doubles, 7 RBIs, 4 runs), Cole Gillespie (.400, 4-for-10, 1 triple, 4 RBIs, 4 runs), Mike Lissman (.389, 7-for-18, 2 RBIs, 7 runs) and Andy Jenkins (.333, 5-for-15, 1 double, 3 RBIs, 3 runs) ... Oregon State's longest current hitting streaks belong to Ellsbury and Tyler Graham at 5 games. Earlier this season, Ellsbury had a 20-game streak and he also hit in the first 14 games of the season to give him a streak of 16 games over 2 seasons. Jenkins has had streaks of 14 games and 9 games, Shea McFeely has had a 10-game streak, Darwin Barney an 8-game streak, and Graham and Lissman have each had a 7-game streak ... Ellsbury leads the Beavers in multi-hit games with 24 while Jenkins has 18, McFeely 17, Barney 15, Graham 13 and Lissman 11 ... Ellsbury leads OSU in multi-RBI games with 13, Jenkins has 10, Barney and McFeely 8 each, Mitch Canham 7 and Lissman 6 ...

OSU's 14 wins in Pacific-10 play are the most the Beavers have had for a full season since the conference combined its Northern and Southern divisions for the 1999 season; the previous best came when OSU was 11-13 in 2001. The Beavers' 36 overall wins are the most for a full season since OSU finished 1997 with a 38-12-1 record ... Oregon State is 9 games ahead of its pace from 2004, when the Beavers were 27-17 after 44 games. In Pacific-10 play, OSU is 7 games ahead of last season, when the Beavers were 7-11 after 18 games ... of Oregon State's 27 home runs this season, 15 have come with the bases empty and another 7 with just 1 man on base. OSU didn't have a 3-run homer until its 11th of the season, hit by Andy Jenkins against Sacramento State on March 19 ... OSU's opponents have scored more than 3 runs in only 18 of the Beavers' 44 games ... the Beavers are 30-1 when leading after 6 innings, 30-2 when leading after 7 innings, and 32-1 when leading after 8 innings ... the Beavers are 23-3 in games in which they score first ... of OSU's 8 losses this season, 3 have been by 1 run and 3 more have been by 2 runs ... a point of emphasis for OSU has been playing well at home, since the Beavers had losing home records in each of the last 2 seasons. So far in 2005, the Beavers are 19-3 at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field ... OSU has swept 6 series this season - at California-Santa Barbara (3 games), vs. Sacramento State (3 games), vs. Brigham Young (2 games) vs. California (3 games), vs. Washington State (3 games) and at UCLA (3 games). It's the first time since the Pac-10 merged its Northern and Southern divisions for the 1999 season that OSU has swept more than 1 conference series ...

It was a record-setting day for Jacoby Ellsbury as the Beavers beat UCLA 16-3 on May 8, as he picked up 1 school record and tied 2 others. Ellsbury set the school record for runs scored in a career by crossing the plate 3 times to give him 152 runs in his career; the old record had been 150 runs by Ken Bowen from 1984-87. Ellsbury's 4 hits on the day gave him 83 for the season, tying the record set by Brian Barden in 2001. Ellsbury also had 3 doubles in the game, tying a record that had been set by several Oregon State players ... Oregon State's 10-4 win over UCLA on May 7 gave the Beavers a 35-8 record; it marked the first time in OSU's 96-season baseball history that the Beavers had reached 27 games over .500. The previous high had been 26 games, when OSU finished the 1997 season at 38-12-1 after winning its last 8 games ... when Oregon State beat UCLA 3-1 on May 6, it was head coach Pat Casey's 500th career victory in 18 seasons at OSU and George Fox ... Kevin Gunderson recorded the save as the Beavers beat UCLA 3-1 on May 6, earning him OSU's saves records for both a season (10) and a career (13). Gunderson had shared the records with Jared Sanders, who had 9 saves in 2002 and 12 in his career from 2002-04 ...

When OSU reached No. 4 in the Baseball America on May 2, it was the Beavers' highest-ever place in a national baseball ranking; the Beavers have since climbed as high as No. 3 in the BA rankings. OSU had risen as high as No. 5 in the nation in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll published on March 29, 1963. That year, OSU took eventual national champion Southern California the distance in a best-of-3 NCAA first-round playoff series before losing ... OSU set Goss Stadium at Coleman Field post-renovation attendance records 3 times during its weekend series with Arizona State from April 30-May 1, twice for single games and also for the series. The second game of the series drew 2,012, the largest at the ballpark since it was renovated for the 1999 season; that was eclipsed the next day when OSU added bleachers down the rightfield line and 2,120 squeezed their way in. Throw in the 1,791 on hand for the cool, cloudy opening evening of the series, and the 3 games attracted 5,923 ...

Oregon State reached the 30-win mark by sweeping Washington State in a doubleheader 8-1 and 7-6 on April 24. That gave OSU a 30-7 record; it was the fewest games the Beavers have ever needed to reach 30 wins. The previous best was in 1986, when OSU had a 30-9 record. It marked the seventh time in head coach Pat Casey's 11 seaons at OSU that the Beavers have won 30 games, and it's the 17th 30-win season in school history ... Andy Jenkins saved his best for last when OSU swept Washington State from April 22-24, twice driving in the winning runs in OSU's final at-bat. He singled home Tyler Graham with 2 out in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 win in the opener, then his 3-run double with 1 out in the eighth inning gave OSU a 7-6 win in the finale ... going into a series against Washington State April 22-24, Kevin Gunderson had earned 2 saves in a weekend twice in 2005 and 3 times in his career. Against the Cougars, he had his first 2-win weekend, being credited with the victories in the first and final games of the series. The losing pitcher in both games was WSU's Travis Webb ...

Anton Maxwell's 1-hitter in an 8-1 win over Washington State on April 24 was the Beavers' first individual 1-hitter since B.R. Cook had blanked Oklahoma State 1-0 in the San Diego Classic on Feb. 18, 1999. OSU had pitched a team 1-hitter earlier in the season, though, as Dallas Buck, Kevin Joslyn and Kurt Steele combined their efforts in a 19-0 win over New Mexico State on Opening Day on Feb. 3 in a game called after 7 innings ... when Oregon State beat Washington State 5-4 on April 23, the evening's ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Brandon Hern. Hern wrestled for OSU during the 2002-03 season, then was called to active duty with the Oregon National Guard and his 18 months of service included a year in Iraq. Since returning to the United States in March, he has resumed attending classes at OSU and may continue his collegiate wrestling career ...

When OSU went to Arizona for a series April 15-17, it was to face a Wildcat team that was fifth in the nation in hitting at the time with a .342 team batting average. The Beavers held the Wildcats to a .235 mark during the series and outhit Arizona 41-23 ... Oregon State's 17 runs in a 17-1 win over Arizona on April 16 was the Beavers' third-highest total in a conference game since the Pac-10 merged its Northern and Southern Divisions prior to the 1999 season. The top 2 marks both came in a series at Washington State in 2002, when the Beavers won 18-1 in the opener and 22-21 in the finale ... a member of OSU's weekend starting rotation didn't take a loss until over 2 months into the season, when Dallas Buck dropped a decision against eighth-ranked Arizona by a 7-5 score on April 15 ... it also took over 2 months for OSU to lose back-to-back games, as the Beavers didn't drop 2 straight until dropping the series opener at No. 8 Arizona on April 15 after losing the series finale at No. 11 Stanford on April 10 ...

OSU was the last team to lose a game in Pacific-10 play when it was beaten 4-3 at Stanford on April 10. The Beavers' 5-0 start to Pac-10 play was their best since the conference merged its Northern and Southern divisions for the 1999 season ... OSU's series win at Stanford from April 9-10 was the Beavers' first at Sunken Diamond since sweeping a 2-game set in 1970, but the teams had only met in 4 series at Stanford in the interim. It also broke the Cardinal's streak of 14 straight home series wins dating back to the 2003 season ... OSU's 9-game win streak from March 25-April 9 was the Beavers' longest since a 10-gamer midway through the 1998 season. OSU's longest since then had been an 8-gamer from Feb. 5-Feb. 27 this season ...

A Beaver who had a big weekend at Stanford on April 9-10 was Geoff Wagner; a year earlier, he had earned All-America honors in the club team ranks while playing at Central Oregon Community College. Wagner was 4-for-10 with 1 homer, and he singled home the tying runs with 2 out in the seventh inning of the series' second game as OSU rallied from a 9-2 deficit to an 11-10 win ... OSU's comeback from a 7-run deficit to an 11-10 win at Stanford on April was sparked by 3 straight acrobatic catches by Beaver outfielders. With 1 out in the fourth, Adam Sorgi hit a ball into the left-centerfield gap and both leftfielder Tyler Graham and centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury had a shot at the ball; Ellsbury made a diving catch as the pair avoided a collision. Jed Lowrie then hit a ball to the fence in left, but Graham made the catch crashing into the fence to end the inning. To start the fifth, John Mayberry Jr. hit a drive to the top of the wall in center and Ellsbury caught up to it with a leap to the barrier. No one was sure if he'd caught it, though, until after he'd trotted several steps back toward the infield and finally showed the umpires the ball ...

When Oregon State beat California 4-2 on April 3, it gave OSU a 24-4 record; that was the first time the Beavers had reached 20 games over .500 since the end of the 1998 season (35-14-1) ... OSU's sweep of California on April 1-3 was the Beavers' first in Pacific-10 play since taking 3 games from Washington State late in the 2002 season ... Oregon State's 11-1 win over California on April 1 was the 1,800th in the Beavers' varsity baseball history, which dates back to the 1907 season ... OSU took a 21-4 record into its Pacific-10-opening series against California. That was the Beavers' best 25-game start since 1962, when Oregon State opened the season 23-2 en route to an eventual NCAA postseason berth and a No. 13 ranking in the final Collegiate Baseball poll that year ...

Fans at Oregon State's 11-6 win over Brigham Young on March 29 got to see a rarity - both teams led off the game with a home run. BYU's Sean McNaughton started the game with a drive to leftfield off OSU starter Daniel Turpen; Jacoby Ellsbury answered for the Beavers, leading off the bottom of the first inning with a drive to right-centerfield off BYU starter Justin Su'a ... when Lonnie Lechelt got the first 2 hits of his OSU career on March 24 and March 29, they were both homers - against Dallas Baptist and Brigham Young ... OSU went over 2 years without a grand slam, then got a pair of them within 5 days on March 25-March 29 from Jacoby Ellsbury on March 25 vs. Dallas Baptist and Scott Nelson on in the completion of a game begun March 28 vs. Brigham Young; Nelson's was a pinch-hit job. OSU's last grand slam prior to that had been by Kerisi Reynolds against Cal State-Northridge on Feb. 27, 2003 ... from March 24-March 29, OSU's pitching staff went 26.1 innings across 4 games without allowing an earned run against Dallas Baptist and Brigham Young ... the Beavers were streak-killers against DBU and BYU, ending the Patriots' 8-game winning streak and the Cougars' 6-game winning streak. BYU had also won 14 of its last 15 games before being swept in the 2-game series ...

When Jacoby Ellsbury stole a pair of bases in the final game of a series against Dallas Baptist on March 25, it gave him 47 for his career and moved him into sole possession of third place on the Beavers' all-time list of career leaders. The man he passed? Steve Lyons, now a broadcaster for Fox Sports, who stole 46 bases for OSU from 1979-81 ... Oregon State went into its March 24-25 series against Dallas Baptist with a team earned run average of 2.30. After giving up 17 runs - all earned - in a series-opening loss, that figure went up to 3.02. The next day, the Beavers didn't allow an earned run in sweeping a doubleheader and the number dropped back to 2.75 ... 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 ... 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, 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 the 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 ... Todd Shelton needed just 3 plate appearances to tie an OSU school record, being hit by pitch his first 3 times up against New Mexico State on Feb. 3 ... Oregon State's 19-0 win over New Mexico State on Feb. 3 was the Beavers' first shutout 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 went unbeaten in four games from May 2-8. The Beavers finished a 7-game homestand on May 3 by beating Portland 6-2. OSU then began 7 straight road games with a sweep at UCLA from May 6-8, winning by scores of 3-1, 10-4 and 16-3.

On May 3, Mike Lissman had was 3-for-5 and Nate Fogle pitched the final 4.2 innings for the win as Oregon State beat Portland 6-2. The Beavers came from behind twice for the win against the Pilots. The Beavers took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning as 2-out singles by pinch-hitter Cole Gillespie and Lissman and a walk to Rob Folsom loaded the bases. A walk of pinch-hitter Darwin Barney forced in the tying run, and then Ryan Gipson was hit by a pitch to force in the go-ahead run. OSU added 3 more runs on 3 walks, 1 balk, Lissman's run-scoring single and Joey Ledesma's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth for a 6-2 lead. Fogle entered the game in the top of the fifth with the game tied 1-1, 1 out and the bases loaded. One run scored on a passed ball to give the Pilots the lead, but Fogle recorded a pair of strikeouts to end the inning and then blanked Portland the rest of the way. Fogle wound up allowing 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 6. OSU's Andy Jenkins extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games with a fifth-inning single. Tyler Graham stole a pair of bases to make him 17-for-17 this season.

On May 6, Jacoby Ellsbury singled home the winning run in the top of the ninth inning as Oregon State beat UCLA 3-1. It was the 500th career win for OSU head coach Pat Casey in 18 years at Oregon State and George Fox. Kevin Gunderson set OSU saves records for a season (10) and a career (13), retiring the side in order in the ninth. Dallas Buck improved his record to 9-1 as he and Gunderson combined on a 4-hitter.Most of the game was a pitcher's duel between Buck and the Bruins' Hector Ambriz. Ambriz held the Beavers in check for 7.0 innings and UCLA managed a 1-0 lead after Matt Sharp was hit by a pitch to lead off the eighth and eventually scored on Chris Denove's single. Buck had retired the first 11 hittershe faced in the game and wound up going 8.0 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8. OSU finally broke through against UCLA reliever Brian Schroeder in the eighth. Ellsbury led off with an infield single, advanced to second on a groundout and scored on Andy Jenkins' 2-out single up the middle to make it 1-1. In the ninth, a leadoff infield single by Mike Lissman, a sacrifice bunt by pinch-hitter Ryan Gipson and an error on a ball hit by Tyler Graham put runners at the corners with 1 out. Ellsbury then doubled to drive in Lissman with the go-ahead run; Jenkins later drew 2-out, bases loaded walk to force in the final run. The Beavers then brought in Gunderson, who retired the Bruins in order in the bottom of the ninth. Ellsbury matched his career high for hits by going 4-for-4, his 23rd multi-hit game of the season. Jenkins was 3-for-3.

On May 7, Cole Gillespie's 3-run triple capped a 6-run sixth inning as Oregon State beat UCLA 10-4. It marked the first time in OSU's 96 seasons of baseball dating back to 1907 that the Beavers had been 27 games over .500, and it clinched the Beavers' first-ever series win at UCLA in six tries. Oregon State took advantage of 5 errors by UCLA and one of those made all 6 OSU runs in the sixth unearned as the Beavers went in front 10-2. Besides Gillespie's triple, OSU also got bases-loaded walks to Andy Jenkins and pinch-hitter Geoff Wagner to force in runs and a run-scoring groundout by Jacoby Ellsbury. Gillespie was 3-for-5 for OSU, while Shea McFeely was 2-for-4 with a pair of run-scoring singles and Ryan Gipson was 2-for-3. Jenkins extended his career-best hitting streak to 14 games with a double. The game may have turned on a play in the bottom of the fifth inning with OSU leading 4-2. Josh Roenicke hit a flyball against OSU lefthander Anton Maxwell that rightfielder Chris Campos lost sight of in the twilight and it fell for a triple. Will Penniall flied out to leftfield and Roenick crossed the plate, but it was ruled that he left third base early and was called out on OSU's appeal. Maxwell then struck out Chris Jensen to end the inning, and the OSU followed with its 6-run sixth inning to break the game open. Maxwell worked 6.0 innings for the win to improve his record to 8-1, giving up 4 runs on 9 hits and 1 walk while striking out 7.

On May 8, Jacoby Ellsbury set Oregon State's school record for runs in a career and tied the Beavers' record for hits in a season and doubles in a game as OSU beat UCLA 16-3. Ellsbury was 4-for-6 with 3 doubles and 2 RBIs. For good measure, he made a diving catch of a line drive hit by pinch-hitter Aaron Markel with the bases loaded to end the seventh inning. Oregon State righthander Jonah Nickerson got the win to improve his record to 8-0. In 6.0 innings, he allowed 3 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Tyler Graham, Darwin Barney and Mike Lissman all had 3 hits for OSU, but Andy Jenkins saw his career-best hitting streak end at 13 games. The Beavers finished with 19 hits, exceeding their previous season-high of 18 accomplished April 16 at Arizona. The Beavers staked Nickerson to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and a 3-2 lead in the top of the second, but the Bruins tied the score in the bottom half of the inning each time. OSU finally broke the game open with three runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth for an 8-3 lead. Oregon State went in front 6-3 with a 3-run fourth inning. Shea McFeely led off with a single and took second on an error on the play, then Mike Lissman bounced an infield single up the first baseline and McFeely scored all the way from second when the ball skipped into foul territory. Graham and Ellsbury then delivered doubles to drive in the final 2 runs. Oregon State extended that advantage to 8-3 in the top of the fifth. Darwin Barney led off with a single, then Mitch Canham drove his fifth homer of the season over the right-centerfield fence to chase UCLA starter Brant Rustich from the game.

BUCK INVITED TO USA BASEBALL NATIONAL TEAM TRIALS, DECLINES: Oregon State sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) was initially among the 13 players who accepted invitations to participate in the 2005 USA Baseball National Team Trials, to be held June 27-30 in Raleigh, N.C. Buck later declined the invitation.

The USA Baseball National Team will be selected from a pool of 36 non-draft eligibile players. The official 20-man team roster will be announced July 1.

This is the second straight season that OSU had a player invited to the USA Baseball National Team Trials. Junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury participated in 2004.

'The National Team is defined by athlete performance in the college game,' said USA Baseball General Manager of National Teams Eric Campbell. 'This short list of invitees to the trials represents non-draft eligible players whose 2005 performance on the field has warranted an invite to the trials. This is a great group of players.'

COMMENTS FROM PACIFIC-10 COACHES: A sampling of what some other Pacific-10 head coaches have said about OSU this season:

UCLA head coach John Savage, in the Daily Bruin newspaper of May 6: 'They have been knocking on the door for years, and this year everything has come together. They are having an outstanding year ... Oregon State has Omaha-type pitching and could be a top seed.'

Arizona State head coach Pat Murphy, in the USA Today newspaper of April 28: 'We're not surprised out here at what they've done because we've seen it coming. Pat Casey is a great baseball man and may be the most underrated coach in America. His team has great chemistry, a great pitching staff, and they play hard.'

BEAVERS ON WATCH LISTS FOR NATIONAL AWARDS: Several Oregon State players have been placed on the watch lists for national awards in 2005.

Junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) is being considered for a trio of Player of the Year awards. The Golden Spikes Award is presented by USA Baseball to the top amateur baseball player in the United States; 5 finalists will be named in early June, with the winner being announced in July during the 28th Annual Golden Spikes Award Show. The Brooks Wallace Award is presented by the College Baseball Foundation; the list will be trimmed to 12 semifinalists by May 22, then 3 finalists on June 16 with the winner being announced June 30. Baseball America presents the Louisville Slugger Player of the Year Award, and Ellsbury is also on the watch list for that honor.

Sophomore righthanders Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) and Jonah Nickerson (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS) are among those being considered for the Roger Clemens Award, which is given to college baseball's top pitcher by the Greater Houston Baseball Association. All Division I head baseball coaches will take part in the voting for the honor, in addition to a selected panel of national media, with the winner announced July 14.

Buck also joins Ellsbury on the watch list for Baseball America's Louisville Slugger Player of the Year award.

Sophomore lefthander Kevin Gunderson (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic HS) is among the pitchers being considered for the Stopper of the Year Award, given to the nation's top relief pitcher by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The list will be trimmed to 5 finalists at the end of the regular season, with the winner being announced June 8.

BEAVERS IN BASEBALL AMERICA MIDSEASON REPORT: Oregon State was named the top surprise team in the nation and several Beavers earned individual honors in Baseball America magazine's midseason report, which was issued April 8. Sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) was named the nation's top pitcher to that point, and he was joined on the midseason All-America first team by junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS). Sophomore righthander Jonah Nickerson (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS) was named to the second team.

In ranking the Beavers as the nation's top surprise team, Baseball America writer Will Kimmey noted OSU's jump from preseason predictions along with its outstanding pitching, adding: 'And despite a small state population, poor weather and defections of top prep talent to other programs, coach Pat Casey has assembled a roster of 23 Oregon natives that should challenge for the conference title.'

Baseball America projected OSU as 1 of 6 teams from the Pac-10 to reach the NCAA Regionals. OSU was also among its 16 schools projected to host a first-round regional.

Of Buck's midseason stats, Kimmey wrote: 'Those results were not entirely unexpected after the 6-foot-2 Buck led the Cape Cod League with a 0.77 ERA last summer by using his lively low-90s fastball and hard slider to devour hitters using wood bats.'

BASEBALL AMERICA NOTES TALENT ON 'OREGON'S TEAM': When Baseball America spotlighted Oregon State for its college baseball preview for the weekend of April 1-3, the magazine dubbed the Beavers 'Oregon's team.' It's no wonder - of the 39 players on the OSU roster, 23 are from the Beaver State.

'They're proud of being from Oregon,' OSU head coach Pat Casey told Will Kimmey of BA. 'That's important for our guys to accept this challenge. They're creating a name for themselves.'

It was also mentioned that Corvallis native Harold Reynolds, a former major league All-Star and currently an ESPN broadcaster, was interested in helping Oregon State obtain a regional in his hometown, should the Beavers be in postseason contention as the regular season winds down.

'Tell Pat Casey I'm in,' Reynolds said in Baseball America, noting OSU's 21-4 record at the time. 'I'd love to do that. It'd be great.'

OREGON STATE'S STARTING PITCHING: Oregon State quickly settled into a starting rotation of sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS), sophomore lefthander Anton Maxwell (Anchorage, Alas./East HS, Feather River CC) and sophomore righthander Jonah Nickerson (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS). There's no arguing with the results. Through May 3, that trio has combined for a record of 25-2 with a 2.57 earned run average; in 39 starts, the trio is averaging just over 6.0 innings and 4.9 hits, 1.9 walks and 5.9 strikeouts per start, and opponents are batting just .217 against them. For more on eahc of OSU's weekend starting pitchers, see the player notes section.

BEAVERS TWO CLOSERS: Oregon State can call on a pair of capable closers this season, one from either side, as junior righthander Nate Fogle (Gresham, Ore./Centennial HS, Mt. Hood CC) and sophomore lefthander Kevin Gunderson (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic HS) have shared the job. Through May 8, the pair have combined to go 8-4 with 15 saves and a 2.37 ERA; in 87.1 innings, they have allowed 54 hits and 25 walks while striking out 80 and opponents are batting .182 against them. Of the 46 runners they have inherited, only 12 have scored. For more on each of OSU's closers, see the player notes section.

OFFENSE BEGINS WITH ELLSBURY: Junior centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) is a versatile enough player that he's productive in any number of places in the batting order. Over the last 26 games, though, he's settled into the leadoff spot and he's batted there 32 times overall this season. In that position in the lineup through May 8, Ellsbury is batting .467 with 6 homers, 2 triples, 12 doubles, 33 RBIs and 14 stolen bases; he has a .544 on-base percentage and a .715 slugging percentage while hitting leadoff. For more on Ellsbury, see the the player notes section.

JENKINS DRIVES `EM IN: Senior first baseman/catcher Andy Jenkins (Salem, Ore./South Salem HS, Mt. Hood CC) had to play his way into Oregon State's lineup when he came back for his senior season, not starting in the Beavers' first 3 games of 2005 and not becoming a full-time starter until mid-March. He's started everywhere from third through eighth in OSU's batting order but has largely settled into the cleanup spot, having started there in 9 of OSU's last 12 games and 21 times overall. In that position in the lineup through May 8, he's batting .370 with 7 doubles and 22 RBIs; in those last 9 games in the cleanup sport he's batting .486 with 4 doubles, 12 RBIs and 5 runs. For more on Jenkins, see the player notes section.

ELLSBURY, BUCK EARN PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA FROM BASEBALL AMERICA: The outstanding numbers by Oregon State junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) and sophomore righthander Dallas Buck (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) mean they've lived up to some high-level preseason billing. Both 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, with 1 homer, 3 triples, 2 doubles and 7 RBIs, and going 12-for-15 on 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 NATIONAL WEEKLY HONORS: Oregon State junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) was named to the College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll for the week of May 2-8. Ellsbury batted .476 (10-for-21) with 4 doubles, 7 runs batted in, 4 runs scored, 1 stolen base and a .667 slugging percentage as the Beavers beat Portland and swept a 3-game series at UCLA. Ellsbury had a pair of 4-hit games against the Bruins, including a May 8 game that saw him go 4-for-6 with 3 doubles and 3 runs scored; he set OSU's record for runs scored in a career during the game and also tied the school record for doubles in a game. For good measure, Ellsbury made a diving catch with the bases loaded to end the seventh inning that afternoon.

Oregon State sophomore lefthander Kevin Gunderson (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic HS) was named to the CBF National Honor Roll for the week of Apr. 25-May 1. Gunderson earned saves in both of the Beavers' wins as they took 2 of 3 games from nationally-ranked Arizona State. In a total of 5.1 innings, Gunderson allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 1 walk, striking out 2. It was the third time this season that Gunderson earned 2 saves in a weekend. In Friday's 6-5 victory, after allowing a 2-run homer to ASU cleanup hitter Jeff Larish, Gunderson retired the final 7 hitters he faced. In Sunday's 5-1 win, he tied OSU's saves records for a single season (9) and a career (12).

Oregon State senior first baseman Andy Jenkins (Salem, Ore./South Salem HS, Mt. Hood CC) was named to the CBF National Honor Roll for the week of April 18-24. Jenkins twice had the game-winning hit in Oregon State's last at-bat as OSU swept Washington State. Jenkins had at least 2 hits in each game and finished the series batting .615 (8-for-13) with 1 double, 7 runs batted in, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, 1 stolen base and a .667 one-base percentage. In the April 22 game, he ended OSU's 5-4 win by singling home Tyler Graham from second with 2 out in the bottom of the ninth inning. In the April 24 second game, he drove a 3-run double into the right-centerfield gap with 1 out in the eighth inning to take OSU from a 6-4 deficit to a 7-6 victory.

Oregon State junior third baseman Shea McFeely (Federal Way, Wash./Federal Way HS, Tacoma CC) was named to the CBF National Honor Roll for the week of April 11-17. McFeely had 3 hits in every game of Oregon State's series at nationally-ranked Arizona, finishing the weekend batting .600 (9-for-15) with 5 doubles, 6 runs batted in and 4 runs. He tied OSU's school record for doubles in a game by hitting 3 on April 15.

Ellsbury was named to the CBF National Honor Roll for the week of April 4-10. Ellsbury had at least 2 hits in each game as he led Oregon State to a series win at nationally-ranked Stanford, extending his hitting streak to 13 games in the process. Ellsbury batted .583 (7-for-12) with 1 homer, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs, 3 runs and 1 stolen base for a 1.000 slugging percentage; he also had 3 walks and 1 hit by pitch for a .688 on-base percentage. Ellsbury singled home the tying and winning runs with 2 out in the eighth inning as OSU rallied from a 7-5 deficit to a 9-7 win in the opening game, giving him 4 RBIs in the game. He then homered as the Beavers came back from a 9-2 deficit to win the second game 11-10. Ellsbury also had a pair of acrobatic catches to rob Cardinal hitters of extra-base hits in the second game of the series.

Ellsbury was also accorded the CBF honor for the week of March 28-April 3. As OSU went 5-0 against Brigham Young and California, Ellsbury batted .545 (12-for-22) with 1 double, 1 homer, 4 RBIs, 5 runs scored, 3 stolen bases, 4 walks, 2 hit-by-pitch, a slugging percentage of .727, plus an on-base percentage of .643.

BEAVERS WITH PACIFIC-10 WEEKLY HONORS: Oregon State senior first baseman Andy Jenkins was named the Pacific-10 Player of the Week for April 18-24. Jenkins twice had the game-winning hit in Oregon State's last at-bat as OSU swept Washington State. Jenkins had at least 2 hits in each game and finished the series batting .615 (8-for-13) with 1 double, 7 runs batted in, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, 1 stolen base and a .667 one-base percentage. In the April 22 game, he ended OSU's 5-4 win by singling home Tyler Graham from second with 2 out in the bottom of the ninth inning. In the April 24 second game, he drove a 3-run double into the right-centerfield gap with 1 out in the eighth inning to take OSU from a 6-4 deficit to a 7-6 victory.

Oregon State junior outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS) was named the Pacific-10 Player of the Week for April 4-10. Ellsbury had at least 2 hits in each game as he led Oregon State to a series win at nationally ranked Stanford, extending his hitting streak to 13 games in the process. Ellsbury batted .583 (7-for-12) with 1 homer, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs, 3 runs and 1 stolen base for a 1.000 slugging percentage; he also had 3 walks and 1 hit by pitch for a .688 on-base percentage. Ellsbury singled home the tying and winning runs with 2 out in the eighth inning as OSU rallied from a 7-5 deficit to a 9-7 win in the opening game, giving him 4 RBIs in the game. He then homered as the Beavers came back from a 9-2 deficit to win the second game 11-10. Ellsbury also had a pair of acrobatic catches to rob Cardinal hitters of extra-base hits in the second game of the series.

Oregon State sophomore lefthander Anton Maxwell (Anchorage, Alas./East HS, Feather River CC) 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: Oregon State has climbed to its highest-ever rankings in the national baseball polls in 2005. On May 2, OSU was ranked No. 4 by Baseball America magazine; previously, OSU's highest-ever ranking in a national poll was No. 5 in the Collegiate Baseball poll published March 29, 1963. 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	34thMar. 7	Votes (28th)	23rd	28th	23rdMar. 14	Votes (26th)	22nd	30th	25thMar. 21	23rd	18th	28th	14thMar. 28	Votes (27th)	18th	27th	17thApr. 4	23rd	16th	15th	16thApr. 11	15th	11th	11th	12thApr. 18	16th	9th	11th	12thApr. 25	11th	6th	9th	8thMay 2	10th	4th	9th	8thMay 9	6th	3rd	8th	7th

BOYD'S WORLD ELEVATES OREGON STATE: A way to look at how teams rate nationally is the college baseball website, Boyd's World (www.boydsworld.com). Each week its author, Boyd Nation, runs the scores from across the nation through the NCAA's formula for figuring the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) that helps the NCAA selection committee determine the postseason field. He posts these on Boyd's World, and also posts his own Iterative Strength Ratings (ISR), which he describes as 'the results of an algorithm designed to measure the quality of a team's season to date by combining their winning percentage with the difficulty of their schedule. The algorithm computes all teams simultaneously and attempts to take advantage of inter-regional games more accurately than other rating systems.' Here is where the Beavers have ranked in Boyd's World so far this season:

DATE	PSEUDO-R.P.I.	I.S.R.Mar. 1	17th	1stMar. 8	27th	2ndMar. 15	16th	3rdMar. 22	22nd	2ndMar. 29	16th	3rdApr. 4	7th	1stApr. 11	8th	1stApr. 18	10th	2ndApr. 25	8th	2ndMay 2	12th	1stMay 9	14th	1st

OREGON STATE AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among the NCAA Division I leaders through May 8 (complete lists are available at www.ncaa.org):INDIVIDUAL BATTING3. Jacoby Ellsbury .446MOST AT-BATS PER STRIKEOUT7. Jacoby Ellsbury 20.7INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE5. Jonah Nickerson 1.4325. Dallas Buck 2.01INDIVIDUAL WINS10. (tie) Dallas Buck 9INDIVIDUAL SAVES13. (tie) Kevin Gunderson 10TEAM BATTING AVERAGE18. Oregon State .323TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE8. Oregon State 2.89TEAM WINNING PERCENTAGE2. Oregon State .818

OREGON STATE AMONG PACIFIC-10 LEADERS: Here is where Oregon State ranks among Pacific-10 leaders through May 8 (complete lists are available at www.pac-10.org):

INDIVIDUAL BATTING1. Jacoby Ellsbury	.4464. Andy Jenkins	.378INDIVIDUAL SLUGGING4. Jacoby Ellsbury	.651INDIVIDUAL ON-BASE1. Ryan Gipson	.5291. Jacoby Ellsbury	.528INDIVIDUAL HITS2. Jacoby Ellsbury	83INDIVIDUAL RUNS BATTED IN9. Jacoby Ellsbury	41INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES5. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	16INDIVIDUAL TOTAL BASES4. (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury	121INDIVIDUAL WALKS10. (tie) Shea McFeely	26INDIVIDUAL STOLEN BASES2. Jacoby Ellsbury	203. (tie) Tyler Graham	17INDIVIDUAL EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Jonah Nickerson	1.432. Dallas Buck	2.015. Kevin Gunderson	2.77INDIVIDUAL OPPONENTS BATTING3. Kevin Gunderson	.1955. Jonah Nickerson	.2007. Dallas Buck	.205INNINGS PITCHED3. Dallas Buck	89.1INDIVIDUAL STRIKEOUTS5. Dallas Buck	946. Jonah Nickerson	80INDIVIDUAL WINS1. (tie) Dallas Buck	93. (tie) Anton Maxwell	83. (tie) Jonah Nickerson	8INDIVIDUAL SAVES1. Kevin Gunderson	105. (tie) Nate Fogle	5INDIVIDUAL APPEARANCES5. (tie) Kevin Gunderson	24TEAM BATTING2. Oregon State	.323TEAM SLUGGING4. Oregon State	.446TEAM ON-BASE1. Oregon State	.419TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE1. Oregon State	2.89TEAM OPPONENTS BATTING1. Oregon State	.220TEAM FIELDING6. Oregon State	.968

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 or single-season leaders through May 8:

CAREER AT-BATS5. Aaron Anderson, 1988-92	6136. Pete Rowe, 1974-77	593> 7. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	588 Andy Jarvis, 2000-03	2322. Brian Barden, 2000-02	231> 3. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	220  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	152 Troy Schader, 1997-99	3510. Tim Lambert, 1985-88	34> (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	34  Shea McFeely, 2004-present	26 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 Chris Biles, 2000-03	3185. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	316  (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2003-present	54  1. Kevin Gunderson, 2004-present	13 Jared Sanders, 2002-04	123. Mike Boire, 1996-98	114. Jim Grove, 1979-82	95. Dave Schoppe, 1989-91	6> (tie) Dallas Buck, 2004-present	6 Stephen Copeland, 2000-03	5> (tie) Nate Fogle, 2005-present	5 Brian Barden, 2001	83> (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	83 Seth Pietsch, 2002	123(tie) Aaron Mathews, 2004	1238. Brian Barden, 2001	122> 9. Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	121 Jacoby Ellsbury, 2004	20> (tie) Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005	20  Tyler Graham, 2005	17  (tie) Dallas Buck, 2005	94  1. Kevin Gunderson, 2005	10 Jared Sanders, 2002	93. Mike Boire, 1997	84. Dallas Buck, 2004	65. Jim Grove, 1982	5(tie) Stephen Copeland, 2001	5> (tie) Nate Fogle, 2005	5 

2005 ENTRIES IN THE BEAVER RECORD BOOK: Here are Oregon State's entries in the school record book through May 8:

     HITS IN A SEASON, INDIVIDUAL (TIED): 83, Jacoby Ellsbury,2005.     RUNS IN A CAREER, INDIVIDUAL: 152, Jacoby Ellsbury,2003-present (old record 150, Ken Bowen, 1984-87)     DOUBLES IN A GAME, INDIVIDUAL (TIED): 3, Mike Lissman vs.New Mexico State, Feb. 5; Shea McFeely at Arizona, Apr. 15;Jacoby Ellsbury at UCLA, May 8.     HIT BY PITCH IN A GAME, INDIVIDUAL (TIED): 3, Todd Shelton vs.New Mexico State, Feb. 3.     SAVES IN A CAREER, INDIVIDUAL: 13, Kevin Gunderson,2004-present (old record 12, Jared Sanders, 2002-04).     SAVES IN A SEASON, INDIVIDUAL: 10, Kevin Gunderson,2005 (old record 9, Jared Sanders, 2002).     HIT BATTERS IN A CAREER, INDIVIDUAL: 46, Dallas Buck,2004 present (old record 39, Mark Newell, 1996-2000).     HIT BATTERS IN A SEASON, INDIVIDUAL: 26, Dallas Buck,2005 (old record 20, Dallas Buck, 2004).

THE LAST TIME IT HAPPENED: Here's the last time Oregon State players accomplished several notable feats through May 8:

     THREW A NO-HITTER: Apr. 11, 1967; Cleve Benson, Eric Selbergand Jack Humphrey vs. Portland. OSU 11, Portland 0. (Individual -Apr. 12, 1947; Fred Gallagher vs. Montana. OSU 1, Montana 0).     WAS NO-HIT: Mar. 27, 1994; Jack Gullard, Lewis-Clark Stateat Honolulu, Haw. Lewis-Clark State 1, OSU 0.     THREW A 1-HITTER: Apr. 24, 2005 (1st game); Anton Maxwellvs. Washington State. OSU 8, Washington State 1.     THREW A SHUTOUT: Feb. 19, 2005; Anton Maxwell, Jake McCormick,Kurt Steele vs. California-Davis at San Diego, Calif. OSU 8,California-Davis 0.  (Individual - May 19, 2001; Scott Nicholsonvs. Southern California. OSU 6, Southern California 0.)     HAD 10 OR MORE STRIKEOUTS BY A PITCHER: Mar. 25, 2005; DallasBuck vs. Dallas Baptist (12 strikeouts). OSU 7, Dallas Baptist 2.     PITCHED A COMPLETE GAME: Apr. 24, 2005 (1st game); Anton Maxwellvs. Washington State. OSU 8, Washington State 1.      HIT 3 HOMERS IN A GAME: Mar. 11, 2001; Andy Jarvis vs.Washington State at Yakima, Wash. Washington State 8, OSU 7.     HIT 2 HOMERS IN A GAME: May 18, 2004; Tony Calderon vs.Portland (2nd game). OSU 16, Portland 3.     PINCH-HIT A HOME RUN: Mar. 28, 2005; Scott Nelson vs. BrighamYoung (grand slam). OSU 12, Brigham Young 5.     HIT A GRAND SLAM: Mar. 29, 2005; Scott Nelson vs. BrighamYoung (pinch hit). OSU 12, Brigham Young 5.     HIT AN INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN: Feb. 13, 2004; Andy Jenkinsvs. Utah. OSU 8, Utah 6.     LED OFF A GAME WITH A HOME RUN: Mar. 29, 2005; Jacoby Ellsburyvs. Brigham Young (BYU's Sean McNaughton also led off the game witha homer). OSU 11, Brigham Young 6.     HIT BACK-TO-BACK HOME RUNS: Apr. 12, 2003; Aaron Mathews andAndy Jarvis vs. Washington State (both on the first pitch of theat-bat). OSU 11, Washington State 3.     HIT BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK HOME RUNS: Apr. 11, 2000; BrianBarden, Curtis Davis and Joe Gerber at Portland. OSU 13, Portland 5.     HIT 2 TRIPLES IN A GAME: May 3, 1997; Abino Vazquez atPortland State. OSU 7, Portland State 5.     HIT 3 DOUBLES IN A GAME: May 8, 2005; Jacoby Ellsbury at UCLA.OSU 16, UCLA 3.     HIT FOR THE CYCLE: Mar. 28, 1993; A.J. Marquardt vs.Southwest Missouri State at Norman, Okla. (4 consecutive at-batsin ascending order - single, double, triple, homer). OSU 17,Southwest Missouri State 3.     HAD 5 HITS IN A GAME: Feb 21, 2004; Mike Hass vs.Arkansas-Little Rock at Arlington, Tex. OSU 8, Arkansas-Little Rock 3.     HAD 4 HITS IN A GAME: May 8, 2005; Jacoby Ellsbury at UCLA.OSU 16, UCLA 3.     DROVE IN 9 RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 2, 1985; Ken Bowen at ChicoState. OSU 36, Chico State 12.     DROVE IN 8 RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 31, 2004; Shea McFeely atPortland. OSU 25, Portland 4.     DROVE IN 7 RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 31, 2004; Shea McFeely atPortland (drove in 8 runs). OSU 25, Portland 4.     DROVE IN 6 RUNS IN A GAME: May 18, 2004; Tony Calderon vs.Portland (2nd game). OSU 16, Portland 3.     DROVE IN 5 RUNS IN A GAME: May 18, 2004; Tony Calderon vs.Portland (2nd game) (drove in 6 runs). OSU 16, Portland 3.     SCORED 6 RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 2, 1985; Ken Bowen at Chico State.OSU 36, Chico State 12.     SCORED 5 RUNS IN A GAME: Mar. 5, 2000; Brian Barden atWashington. OSU 27, Washington 4.     SCORED 4 RUNS IN A GAME: Apr. 24, 2005; Tyler Graham vs.Washington State (1st game). OSU 7, Washington State 6.     STOLE 4 BASES IN A GAME: Apr. 11, 1991; David Andersonvs. Willamette. OSU 8, Willamette 0.     STOLE 3 BASES IN A GAME: Feb. 28, 2004; Jacoby Ellsburyvs. Sacramento State at Riverside, Calif. Sacramento State 10, OSU 3.     HAD 5 WALKS IN A GAME: May 21, 1970; Bob Beall vs. UCLA. UCLA 7,OSU 2.     HAD 4 WALKS IN A GAME: Apr. 13, 2004; Shea McFeely atWashington. OSU 6, Washington 4 (12 innings).     TURNED A TRIPLE PLAY: Apr. 4, 2000; Joe Gerber and Will Hudsonvs. Portland (line drive to 1B Gerber for 1 out; Gerber steps onfirst base before runner returns for 2 out; Gerber throw to SSHudson covering second base before runner returns 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 47 games cancelled or rescheduled due to rain. Of those, only 17 have been games at OSU's Goss Stadium at Coleman Field; 21 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 rescheduled 14 home games, 5 games 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, has earned a pair of milestone victories in 2005. Casey earned his 300th win with the Beavers when Oregon State beat California-Davis 8-0 on Feb. 19 at the San Diego Tournament, and he earned his 500th win in 18 seasons at OSU and George Fox when the Beavers beat UCLA 3-1 on May 6.

Casey has a record of 331-233-4 with the Beavers for a winning percentage of .586. Casey's career record of 502-346-5, which includes 7 years at George Fox in Newberg, is good for a winning percentage of .591.

Of the 19 head coaches in OSU baseball history, only a pair of men who spent more than 2 decades each guiding the Beavers - 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.

OREGON STATE'S ALL-TIME RECORD: Oregon State's all-time record in varsity baseball is now 1,814-1,246-15, a winning percentage of .592. OSU's all-time record in conference games is now 801-595, a winning percentage of .574. To break the numbers down a step further, since starting varsity baseball in 1907, the Beavers have scored 20,175 runs and allowed 15,591 runs. That's an average score of 6.56-5.07.

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 938-413-1 all-time at home for a winning percentage of .695. OSU is 19-3 at home this season and averaging 948 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 Pac-10 Package is still being offered, guaranteeing a fan the same theater-type seat for all 3 remaining Pacific-10 home games for $50. That package also guarantees a fan the first chance to order those seats for any postseason games hosted by OSU at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.

The Family Plan provides general admission seating for all remaining home games at $20 per adult and $10 per child. To participate, 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 season. 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. 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, all 3 games at Washington can be heard on both KEJO and the internet.

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.

Danny Anderson, SENIOR OUTFIELDER (MODESTO, CALIF./BEYER H.S., SAN JOAQUIN DELTA J.C., SAN JOSE STATE U.): 4 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game ... May 8 at UCLA, off bench, 2-for-2, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run ... Apr. 9 at Stanford first game, 3-for-5 ... Mar. 12-Mar. 24, in 3 games, batted .429 (3-for-7) with 1 double ... Feb. 19 vs. California-Davis, 3-for-4, 1 double, 4 runs ... Feb. 6 at Arizona State, homered ... Feb. 3 vs. New Mexico State, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs.

Darwin Barney, FRESHMAN SHORTSTOP (BEAVERTON, ORE./SOUTHRIDGE H.S.): 15 multi-hit games; 8 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 33 of 44 games; has a RBI in 23 of 44 games; has a run in 26 of 44 games ... at least 1 walk in 6 of last 9 games ... May 8 at UCLA, 3-for-4, 3 RBIs, 2 runs ... Apr. 29 vs. Arizona State, 2-for-3, 1 double, 1 RBI, 2 runs ... Apr. 10-Apr. 24, at least 1 RBI in 6 straight games ... Mar. 28-Apr. 16, in 10 games, batted .489 (22-for-50) with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 11 RBIs ... Apr. 9-Apr. 16, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .500 (12-for-24) with 2 doubles, 6 RBIs ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, 3-for-6, 3 RBIs ... Apr. 15 at Arizona, 2-for-4, 2 doubles, 1 RBI ... Apr. 9-10 series at Stanford, batted .500 (7-for-14), including 4-for-5 in third game ... Mar. 22-Apr. 9, scored a run in 10 straight games ... Mar. 28-Apr. 2, in 4 games, batted .556 (10-for-18) with 1 double, 1 triple, 5 RBIs ... Apr. 1 vs. California, 3-for-5, 1 triple, 2 RBIs ... Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, 3-for-5, 1 double, 3 RBIs ... Mar. 28-Mar. 29 in series vs. Brigham Young, batted .556 (5-for-9) with 1 double, 3 RBIs, 4 runs ... Mar. 18-Mar. 25, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .263 (5-for-19) with 1 double, 1 homer, 4 RBIs ... Mar. 19 vs. Sacramento State, 2 stolen bases ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State second game, homered ... Mar. 6-Mar. 13, in 4 games batted .400 (6-for-15) with 3 RBIs ... Mar. 12 vs. Pepperdine, first collegiate homer ... Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico State, 3-for-5 ... Feb. 3-Feb. 25, started career with 8-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .324 (12-for-37) with 1 double, 5 RBIs.

Dallas Buck, SOPHOMORE RIGHTHANDER (NEWBERG, ORE./NEWBERG H.S.): All-America candidate ... USA Baseball National Team Trials invitee, declined invitation ... Baseball America/Louisville Slugger Player of the Year Watch list; Roger Clemens Award watch list ... Baseball America magazine Midseason National Top Pitcher, Midseason All-America first team; Preseason All-America first team ... has struck out 8 or more batters in 7 of 13 starts; has allowed 3 or fewer earned runs in 12 of 13 starts; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 7 of 13 starts ... May 6 at UCLA, earned win; 8.0 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts ... Apr. 29 vs. Arizona State, earned win; 6.0 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 4 walks, 3 strikeouts ... Apr. 22 vs. Washington State, no decision; 8.0 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts ... Apr. 15 at Arizona, took loss; 6.2 innings, 8 hits, 6 runs, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts ... Apr. 9 at Stanford first game, earned win; 7.0 innings, 11 hits, 7 runs (3 earned), 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... Apr. 1 vs. California, earned win; 7.0 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts ... Mar. 18-Mar. 25, set career-highs in strikeouts in back-to-back games with 10 vs. Sacramento State, 12 vs. Dallas Baptist ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist first game, earned win in first career complete game; 9.0 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 12 strikeouts ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State first game, earned win; 6.0 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 2 walks, career-high 10 strikeouts ... Feb. 25-Mar. 18, pitched 24.2 innings across 4 games without allowing an earned run ... Mar. 11 vs. Cal State-Northridge, earned win; 8.0 innings, 4 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 1 walk, 8 strikeouts ... Mar. 4 vs. California-Riverside, no decision; 6.2 innings, 4 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 3 walks, 9 strikeouts ... Feb. 25 at California-Santa Barbara, earned win; 7.0 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts ... Feb. 3-Feb. 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament ... Feb. 3 vs. New Mexico State, earned win; 5.0 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts.

Chris Campos, SENIOR OUTFIELDER (MODESTO, CALIF./BEYER H.S., LOYOLA MARYMOUNT U., MODESTO J.C.): 5 multi-hit games; 5 multi-RBI games ... Apr. 9-Apr.l 16, had a hit in 4 straight games ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, 2-for-5, 1 douible, 3 RBIs ... Apr. 1 vs. California, 1-for-1, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 3 walks, 1 stolen base ... Mar. 12-Mar. 22, in 4 games, batted .571 (8-for-14) with 4 doubles, 7 RBIs ... Mar. 13 vs. Winthrop, 3-for-4, 1 double, 3 RBIs ... Mar. 12-Mar. 13, had hits in 5 straight at-bats, including 3 doubles ... Mar. 12 vs. Pepperdine, 2-for-2, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs off bench ... Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico State, 2-for-4, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs; also pitched 3.0 innings, 1 hit, 2 runs, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts.

Mitch Canham, SOPHOMORE CATCHER/FIRST BASEMAN (LAKE STEVENS, WASH./LAKE STEVENS H.S.): 8 multi-hit games; 6 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 23 of 36 games ... May 8 at UCLA, 2-run homer ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State second game, 2-run homer ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, 3 runs ... Apr. 2 vs. California, 2-for-3, 1 homer, 3 RBIs ... Mar. 13-Mar. 22, in 4 games, batted .429 (6-for-14) with 1 homer, 3 RBIs ... Mar. 13 vs. Winthrop, 2-for-2, 1 homer, 4 runs, 3 walks ... Feb. 25 at California-Santa Barbara, 3-for-4 ... Feb. 3-Feb. 15, started season with 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .556 (10-for-18) with 1 double, 1 triple, 1 homer, 7 RBIs ... Feb. 3-Feb. 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament ... Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico State, 4-for-6, 1 homer, 2 RBIs, 4 runs ... Feb. 3 vs. New Mexico State, 3-for-4, 1 double, 1 triple, 4 RBIs.

Jacoby Ellsbury, JUNIOR OUTFIELDER (MADRAS, ORE./MADRAS H.S.): All-America candidate ... Golden Spikes Award watch list; Baseball America/Louisville Slugger Player of the Year watch list; Brooks Wallace Award watch list ... Baseball America magazine Midseason All-America first team; Preseason All-America first team ... team co-captain ... has set OSU record for runs in a career, tied record for hits in a season ... 24 multi-hit games; 13 multi-RBI games; 10 multi-run games ... has a hit in 40 of 44 games; has a stolen base in 18 of 44 games; has a walk in 21 of 44 games ... currently has 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .480 (12-for-25) with 4 doubles, 10 RBIs, 5 runs ... May 2-8, named to weekly College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll; in 4 games, batted .476 (10-for-21) with 4 doubles, 7 runs batted in, 4 runs scored, 1 stolen base; had pair of 4-hit games in sweep at UCLA ... May 8 at UCLA, 4-for-6, 3 doubles to tie school single-game record, 3 runs scored; also set OSU's record for career runs, tied records for season hits; made diving catch with bases loaded to end seventh inning ... May 6 at UCLA, 4-for-5, 1 stolen base, drove in winning run in ninth inning ... May 1 vs. Arizona State, 2-for-3, 3 RBIs, 1 run, 1 stolen base; drove in tying run and scored winning run as OSU won series from 20th-ranked Sun Devils ... Mar. 19-Apr. 29, 20-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .494 (40-for-81) with 5 homers, 6 doubles, 17 RBIs, 23 runs, 8 stolen bases ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, 2-for-4, 1 homer ... Mar. 24-Apr. 10, in 11 games, batted .591 (26-for-44) with 3 homers, 4 doubles, 10 RBIs, 10 runs, 5 stolen bases ... Apr. 4-Apr. 10, named Pac-10 Player of the Week and named to weekly College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll; in 3-game series at Stanford, batted .583 (7-for-12) with 1 homer, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs, 3 runs and 1 stolen base for a 1.000 slugging percentage; he also had 3 walks and 1 hit by pitch for a .688 on-base percentage. Singled home tying and winning runs with 2 out in eighth inning as OSU rallied from a 7-5 deficit to a 9-7 win in opening game, giving him 4 RBIs in game. Then homered as Beavers came back from a 9-2 deficit to win second game 11-10. Also had pair of acrobatic catches to rob hitters of extra-base hits in second game of the series ... Mar. 28-Apr. 3, named to weekly College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll; in 5 games, batted .545 (12-for-22) with 1 double, 1 homer, 4 RBIs, 5 runs, 3 stolen bases, 4 walks, 2 hit-by-pitch, slugging percentage .727, on-base percentage .643 ... Apr. 3 vs. California, 3-for-3, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases ... Apr. 1 vs. California, 4-for-6, 1 stolen base ... Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, 3-for-6, 1 homer, 2 RBIs ... Mar. 21-Mar. 27, batted .533 (8-for-15) with 2 homers, 3 doubles, 7 RBIs, 5 runs, 1.133 slugging percentage, .611 on-base percentage ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist, homered in both games of doubleheader; in first game, grand slam; in second game, 3-for-4, 1 homer, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, 4 runs, 2 stolen bases ... Mar. 24 vs. Dallas Baptist, 3-for-3, 1 double ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State first game, 4-for-5, 1 double, 2 RBIs ... Feb. 3-Mar. 11, started season with 14-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .474 (27-for-57) with 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 homer, 10 RBIs; streak was 16 games over 2 seasons ... Feb. 6-Mar. 4, stolen base in 6 of 7 games ... Feb . 26 vs. California-Santa Barbara, 3-for-4, 1 triple, 1 homer, 2 RBIs, 1 stolen base ... Feb. 4-Feb. 15, doubled in 4 straight games ... Feb. 15 vs. Portland, 4-for-5, 1 double, 1 stolen base ... Feb. 3-Feb. 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament ... Feb. 6 at Arizona State, 3-for-5, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 1 stolen base ... Feb. 3 vs. New Mexico State, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.

Nate Fogle, JUNIOR RIGHTHANDER (GRESHAM, ORE./CENTENNIAL H.S., MT. HOOD C.C.): Has not allowed an earned run in 15 of 21 appearances; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 16 of 21 appearances ... May 7 at UCLA, in relief; 1.2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts ... May 3 vs. Portland, won in relief; 4.2 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 6 swtrikeouts ... Apr. 10 at Stanford, lost in relief; 2.0 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 1 strikeout ... Mar. 18-Apr. 9, did not allow an earned run in 6 appearances, totalling 14.0 innings ... Apr. 9 at Stanford first game, earned save; 0.2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Apr. 3 vs. California, earned save; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts ... Mar. 22 at Portland, won in relief; 3.2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State, earned save; 3.0 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... Mar. 6 vs. California-Riverside, won in relief; 1.2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout ... Feb. 15-Mar. 6, allowed 1 earned run over 6 appearances covering 7.2 innings ... Feb. 26 at California-Santa Barbara, earned save; 2.2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout ... Feb. 15 vs. Portland, won in relief; 1.0 inning, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts ... Feb. 4, lost in start; 5.1 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, 7 strikeouts.

Cole Gillespie, SOPHOMORE FIRST BASEMAN (WEST LINN, ORE./WEST LINN H.S.): 3 multi-hit games, 3 multi-RBI games ... 5 pinch-hits ... May 7 at UCLA, 3-for-5, 1 triple, 3 RBIs; bases-loaded triple broke game open in sixth inning ... May 3 vs. Portland, 1-for-2, 2 runs ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, 2 sacrifice flies ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, 2-run single ... Apr. 16 at Arizona off bench, 3-for-4, 3 RBIs ... Apr. 9-10 series at Stanford, 2-for-2 as pinch-hitter ... Mar. 12 at Pepperdine, 2-for-3.

Ryan Gipson, JUNIOR SECOND BASMAN (CENTRAL POINT, ORE./CRATER H.S., SHASTA J.C.): 4 multi-hit games, 3multi-RBI games ... May 8 at UCLA, 2-run double ... May 7 at UCLA, 2-for-3, 2 runs ... May 3 vs. Portlaned, 1-for-2, 1 double, 1 RBI ... Apr. 9-Apr. 16, in 4 games, batted .455 (5-for-11) with 3 RBIs, 4 walks ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, 2-for-4, 3 RBIs ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 walks, 1 stolen base ... Mar. 18-Mar. 24, in 4 games, batted .600 (6-for-10) with 6 runs, 3 walks, 3 stolen bases ... Mar. 28 vs. Brigham Young, 1-for-2, 1 double, 1 RBI ... Mar. 19 vs. Sacramento State, 1-for-1, 2 walks, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State first game, 3-for-4.

Tyler Graham, JUNIOR OUTFIELDER (GREAT FALLS, MONT./C.M. RUSSELL H.S.): 13 multi-hit games; 4 multi-RBI games; 10 multi-run games ... has a hit in 30 of 44 games; has a run in 25 of 44 games ... currently has 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batting .304 (7-for-23) with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs, 2 stolen bases ... May 8 at UCLA, 3-for-5, 1 double, 2 RBIs ... Feb. 27-May 3, successful on first 17 stolen base attempts of season ... May 3 vs. Portland, 2 stolen bases ... Apr. 15-Apr. 29, 7-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .500 (13-for-26) with 1 triple, 1 double, 3 RBIs, 10 runs, 4 stolen bases ... Apr. 17-Apr. 24, in 4 games, batted .588 (10-for-17) with 1 double, 2 RBIs, 7 runs, 3 stolen bases ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State second game, 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, 1 stolen base ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, 3-for-4, 1 double, 4 runs, 1 stolen base ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, 2-for-4 ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, 3-for-6, 1 RBI, 2 runs ... Apr. 2 vs. California, 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 walk ... Mar. 18-Mar. 24, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .421 (9-for-19) with 1 double, 2 RBIs, 6 runs, 3 stolen bases ... Mar. 13-Mar. 22, scored a run in 5 straight games, 7 runs total ... Mar. 22 at Portland, 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases ... Mar. 13 vs. Winthrop, 2 stolen bases ... Feb. 27-Mar. 11, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .278 (5-for-18) with 2 RBIs ... Feb. 19 vs. California-Davis, 4-for-4, 1 double, 3 RBIs.

Kevin Gunderson, SOPHOMORE LEFTHANDER (PORTLAND, ORE./CENTRAL CATHOLIC H.S.): Team co-captain ... has set OSU records for saves in a season and career ... has earned 2 saves in a weekend 3 times this season, has earned 2 wins in a weekend once this season ... has not allowed more than 1 earned run in 21 of 24 appearances; at least 2.0 innings in 13 of 24 appearances; has not allowed a walk in 14 of 24 appearances ... May 6 at UCLA, earned save; 1.0 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout; set OSU's saves records for single season (10) and career (13) ... Apr. 25-May 1, named to College Baseball Foundation's weekly National Honor Roll; earned saves in both wins over No. 20 Arizona State; total of 5.1 innings, 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... May 1, earned save; 2.1 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikout; tied OSU's saves records for single season (9) and career (12) ... Apr. 29 vs. Arizona State, earned save; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Apr. 22-24 vs. Washington State, earned 2 wins as Beavers won games in last at-bats ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State second game, won in relief; 2.0 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts ... Apr. 22 vs. Washington State, won in relief; 1.0 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Apr. 1-Apr. 15, did not allowed a run in 5 appearances, totalling 9.1 innings ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, lost in relief; 3.1 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, earned save; 3.0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ... Apr. 9 at Stanford first game; 1.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... Apr. 2 vs. California, earned save; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Mar. 13 vs. Winthrop, earned save; 3.0 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Mar. 11 vs. Cal State-Northridge, earned save; 1.0 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Mar. 4 vs. California-Riverside, lost in relief; 1.0 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Feb. 27 at California-Santa Barbara, earned save; 2.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ... Feb. 25 at California-Santa Barbara, earned save; 2.0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... Feb. 20 at San Diego, won in relief; 2.2 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ... Feb. 15 vs. Portland, earned save; 3.0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... Feb. 3-Feb. 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament ... Feb. 6 at Arizona State, won in relief; 6.1 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts.

Andy Jenkins, SENIOR FIRST BASMAN/CATCHER (SALEM, ORE./SOUTH SALEM H.S., MT. HOOD C.C.): Team co-captain ... 18 multi-hit games; 10 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 31 of 41 games ... Apr. 9-May 7, 14--game hitting streak; during streak, batted .421 (24-for-57) with 4 doubles, 13 RBIs, 11 runs ... May 6 at UCLA, 3-for-3, 2 RBIs ... Apr. 30 vs. Arizona State, 2-for-4, 1 double ... Apr. 18-24, named Pac-10 Player of Week and named to weekly College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll; twice had game-winning hit in OSU's last at-bat during sweep of Washington State. At least 2 hits each game, batting .615 (8-for-13) with 1 double, 7 RBIs, 2 runs, 2 walks, 1 stolen base, .667 one-base. Apr. 22, ended 5-4 win by singling home run with 2 out in ninth; Apr. 24 second game, 3-run double with 1 out in eighth toook OSU from a 6-4 deficit to a 7-6 victory. ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, 3-for-5, 2 RBIs ... Apr. 22 vs. Washington State, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, 2-for-5 ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, 2-for-4, 2 walks, 3 runs ... Mar. 25-Mar. 29, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .435 (10-for-23) with 3 doubles, 6 RBIs, 6 runs ...Apr. 1 vs. California, 1-for-3, 3 RBIs, 1 walk ... Mar. 28-Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, in both games of series, 2-for-6 with 1 double ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist, in doubleheader, 5-for-8 with 1 double, 3 RBIs, 3 runs; in second game, 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs ... Feb. 26-Mar. 22, 9-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .439 (18-for-41) with 3 homers, 2 doubles, 13 RBIs ... Mar. 19 vs. Sacramento State, 1-for-4, 1 homer, 4 RBIs ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State second game, 3-for-5, 1 double ... Mar. 12 at Pepperdine, 3-for-4, 1 homer ... Mar. 6 vs. California-Riverside, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.

Kevin Joslyn, SENIOR LEFTHANDER (SPOKANE, WASH./MT. SPOKANE H.S., COLUMBIA BASIN C.C.): Has not allowed an earned run in 12 of 14 appearances; has not allowed more than 1 hit in 10 of 14 appearances; at least 1.0 inning in 9 of 14 appearances ... has not allowed a run in last 7 appearances ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, in relief; 3.1 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ... Feb. 26 at California-Santa Barbara, won in relief; 0.2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout.

Chris Kunda, JUNIOR SECOND BASEMAN (PHILOMATH, ORE./PHILOMATH H.S.): 3 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game ... Mar. 12-Apr. 17, in 6 games, batted .375 (6-for-16) with 1 homer, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State second game, singled to start game-winning 3-run rally in eighth inning ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, 2-for-4, 1 homer, 2 runs ... Feb. 20 at San Diego, 2-for-4, 1 double, 2 runs ... Feb. 15 vs. Portland, 2-for-4.

Eddie Kunz, FRESHMAN RIGHTHANDER (PORTLAND, ORE./PARKROSE H.S.: Has not allowed a run in any of his 7 appearances; has not allowed a hit in any of his 7 appearances; at least 1 strikeout in 6 of 7 appearances ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, won in relief; 0.1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts.

Lonnie Lechelt, FRESHMAN INFIELDER (KENNEWICK, WASH./SOUTHRIDGE H.S.): First 2 career hits have been home runs ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, pinch-hit bases-loaded walk keyed 4-run seventh inning that helped erase 7-run deficit in 11-10 win ... Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, homered ... Mar. 24 vs. Dallas Baptist, homered.

Joey Ledesma, JUNIOR DESIGNATED HITTER (TUCSON, ARIZ./SALPOINTE CATHOLIC H.S., PIMA C.C): 4 multi-hit games; 3 multi-RBI games ... Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs ... Feb. 25-27 at California-Santa Barbara, batted .500 (5-for-10) with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs.

Mike Lissman, SOPHOMORE OUTFIELDER (ONTARIO, ORE./ONTARIO H.S.): Team co-captain ... 11 multi-hit games; 6 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 24 of 39 games; has a RBI in 16 of 39 games ... in last 7 games, batting .400 (12-for-30) with 1 homer, 5 RBIs, 9 runs ... May 8 at UCLA, 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 3 runs ... Apr. 29-May 6, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .429 (9-for-21) with 4 RBIs, 5 runs ... May 3 vs. Portland, 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 2 runs ... May 1 vs. Arizona State, 2-for-4 ... Apr. 29 vs. Arizona State, 2-for-4, 1 homer, 3 RBIs; 3-run homer sparked comeback win vs. nation's 20th-ranked team ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, 2-for-4, 2 walks, 1 stolen base ... Mar. 22 at Portland, 2-for-4 ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State, 2-for-5, 2 RBIs, 1 stolen base ... Feb. 5-Feb. 26, 7-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .429 (12-for-28) with 9 doubles, 1 triple, 11 RBIs ... Feb. 5-Feb. 25, doubled in 6 straight games (9 total doubles) ... Feb. 15 vs. Portland, 2-for-4, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs ... Feb. 3-Feb. 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament ... Feb. 6 at Arizona State, 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBIs ... Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico State, 3-for-5, school record-tying 3 doubles, 3 RBIs.

Anton Maxwell, SOPHOMORE LEFTHANDER (ANCHORAGE, ALAS./EAST H.S., FEATHER RIVER C.C.): Has not allowed more than 2 walks in 10 of 13 starts; has not allowed more than 5 hits in 7 of 13 starts ... May 7 at UCLA, earned win; 6.0 innings, 9 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts ... Apr. 30 vs. Arizona State, took loss vs. nation's 20th-ranked team; 6.1 innings, 9 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State first game, earned win with first career complete game; 9.0 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts; allowed only solo homer with 2 out in sixth inning ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, earned win; 5.1 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts ... Apr. 2 vs. California, earned win; 6.0 innings, 8 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist second game, earned win; 6.0 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs (0 earned), 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State second game, earned win; 6.1 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts ... Mar. 5 vs. California-Riverside, earned win; 5.1 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... Feb. 13-Feb. 19, Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 19 vs. California-Davis, earned win; 7.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts; took no-hitter into eighth inning.

Jake McCormick, SOPHOMORE RIGHTHANDER (MARYSVILLE, CALIF./ERINDALE H.S., AUSTRALIA): At least 1.0 inning pitched in 7 of 12 appearances; has not allowed an earned run in 8 of 12 appearances ...Apr. 30 vs. Arizona State, in relief; 1.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, in relief; 3.0 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts ... Mar. 24 vs. Dallas Baptist, took loss in first career start; 1.2 innings, 3 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks, 0 strikeouts ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State second game, earned save; 2.2 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts ... Mar. 12 vs. Pepperdine, lost in relief; 2.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts ... Mar. 5 vs. California-Riverside, 2.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts ... Feb. 4 vs. Gonzaga, 2.0 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts.

Shea McFeely, JUNIOR THIRD BASEMAN (FEDERAL WAY, WASH./FEDERAL WAY H.S., TACOMA C.C.): 17 multi-hit games; 8 multi-RBI games ... has a hit in 32 of 44 games; has a RBI in 22 of 44 games; has a run in 28 of 44 games; has a walk in 21 of 44 games ... May 7 at UCLA, 2-for-4, 2 RBIs ... Mar. 29-Apr. 17, 10-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .525 (21-for-40) with 1 homer, 7 doubles, 12 RBIs ... in last 15 games, batting .466 (27-for-58) with 2 homers, 10 doubles, 18 RBIs, 11 walks ... Apr. 10-Apr. 17, doubled in 4 straight games, total of 6 doubles during that time ... Apr. 11-Apr. 17, named to weekly College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll; had 3 hits in every game of series at nationally-ranked Arizona, batting .600 (9-for-15) with 5 doubles, 6 RBIs, 4 runs; tied school record for doubles in a game with 3 on Apr. 15 ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, 3-for-5, 1 double ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, 3-for-6, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 3 runs ... Apr. 15 at Arizona, 3-for-4, school record-tying 3 doubles, 2 RBIs, 3 runs ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, 2-for-4, 1 homer, 1 walk, 3 runs ... Mar. 25-Apr. 9, scored a run in 9 straight games, 13 runs total ... Apr. 1 vs. California, 2-for-3 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 walk ... Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist first game, homered ... Mar. 22 at Portland, 2-run double in 8th inning for winning runs ... Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State first game, 3-for-4, 3 runs ... Mar. 12 at Pepperdine, homered ... Feb. 20-Mar. 5, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .375 (9-for-24) with 2 doubles, 4 RBIs ... Feb. 26 at California-Santa Barbara, 3-for-5 ... Feb. 6 at Arizona State, 3-for-5, 1 double.

Billy Munich, JUNIOR CATCHER (EL MACERO, CALIF./JESUIT H.S.): Mar. 4 vs. California-Riverside, homered ... Feb. 3 vs. New Mexico State, 1-for-3, 1 run.

Jonah Nickerson, SOPHOMORE RIGHTHANDER (OREGON CITY, ORE./OREGON CITY H.S.): Has not allowed an earned run in 5 of 13 starts; has not allowed more than 1 walk in 8 of 13 starts; has allowed 4 or fewer hits in 6 of 13 starts; at least 6.0 innings in 8 of 13 starts; at least 8 strikeouts in 5 of 13 starts ... May 8 at UCLA, earned win; 6.0 innings, 8 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts ... May 1 vs. Arizona State, earned win; 6.2 innings, 6 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts ... Apr. 24 vs. Washington State second game, no decision; 5.2 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs (0 earned), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts ... Apr. 17 at Arizona, no decision; 5.0 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs (1 earned), 2 walks, 1 strikeout ... Apr. 10 at Stanford, no decision; 6.0 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, 7 strikeouts ... Apr. 3 vs. California, earned win; 6.0 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts ... Mar. 28 vs. Brigham Young, earned win; 5.0 innings, 5 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 0 walks, 8 strikeouts ... Mar. 19 vs. Sacramento State, earned win; 7.0 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, 8 strikeouts ... Mar. 13 at Winthrop, earned win; 7.0 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 6 strikeouts; took no-hitter into sixth inning and shutout into eighth ... Feb. 27 at California-Santa Barbara, earned win; 5.2 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts ... Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico State, earned win; 3.0 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts.

Casey Priseman, FRESHMAN CATCHER (WOODINVILLE, WASH./WOODINVILLE H.S.): May 8 at UCLA, 1-for-2, 2 RBIs ... Apr. 9 at Stanford first game, drew key pinch-hit walk as during OSU's 3-run eighth inning rally that resulted in 9-7 win ... Feb. 19-Mar. 24, 4-for-5 over 4 games ... Feb. 19 vs. California-Davis, first career hit in first career start.

Daniel Turpen, FRESHMAN RIGHTHANDER (McMINNVILLE, ORE./McMINNVILLE H.S.): May 3 vs. Portland, no decision in start; 3.2 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 1 strikeout ... Mar. 29 vs. Brigham Young, earned win; 5.0 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... Mar. 22 at Portland, no decision in first career start; 3.2 innings, 2 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts.

Geoff Wagner, JUNIOR OUTFIELDER (REDMOND, ORE./REDMOND H.S., CITRUS J.C., CENTRAL OREGON C.C.): 3 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game ... Mar. 25-Apr. 10, had a hit in 7 of 9 games ... Apr. 9-10 in 3-game series at Stanford, batted .400 (4-for-10), 1 homer, 3 RBIs ... Apr. 10 at Stanford, 2-for-5, first career homer ... Apr. 9 at Stanford second game, 2-for-5, 2 RBIs, singled home tying runs with 2 out in seventh inning as OSU rallied from 7-run deficit to 11-10 win ... Mar. 25 vs. Dallas Baptist second game, 2-for-3, 1 double, 2 walks.

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