Baseball Season Tickets On Sale January 20
Jan. 12, 2009
CORVALLIS - Fans who want to see every pitch, hit and catch of Oregon State baseball's 2009 home slate will have the opportunity to purchase season tickets when they are made available on Jan. 20.
Approximately 400 season tickets priced at $400 will be made available for purchase by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS, by visiting the ticket office at legendary Gill Coliseum or by visiting osubeavers.com. The season ticket package includes 27 games - 24 at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field and three at PGE Park when the Beavers play Missouri State at the Papé Grand Slam in Portland.
Fans will have the opportunity to select the seats they prefer - based on what remains at the nearly 3,000-seat Goss Stadium - when they contact the ticket office or visit osubeavers.com. Goss Stadium, through an offseason expansion, now has 2,798 permanent seats that run down the right and left field lines. Every seat offers a great view of the playing field, one that houses the 2006 and 2007 national champions.
For the games at PGE Park in Portland, season ticket holders will be given the chance to sit in sections designated for season ticket holders only. Single-game tickets to the Papé Grand Slam will be announced at a later date. Look for more information regarding these tickets as well as home single game tickets in mid-February by visiting osubeavers.com.
The Grand Slam takes place March 13-15 at the triple-A ballpark for the Portland Beavers, an affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Missouri State, a perennial Midwest power, went 40-17 in 2008, including a 18-6 record in league games. The club was one of the bubble teams for the 64-team NCAA Tournament.
Oregon State's home slate at Goss Stadium is scheduled to open March 17 when the Beavers host Portland. At home this season, the Beavers will also have a three-game series with Arizona State, California, USC and Washington State. Oregon will visit in two non-conference games, the first meetings, along with a three-game conference series, between the Civil War opponents since 1981.
The Beavers are slated to open the 2009 season as the nation's No. 24 team, according to Rivals.com, which made the choice this past Saturday.
Oregon State is slated to field a formidable lineup with a potent group of pitchers this season. Among the returners on the infield are catcher Ryan Ortiz, who was an All-Pac-10 performer last season, and two defensive wizards up the middle in Joey Wong and John Tommasini.
Pitching-wise, Oregon State's strong freshman class last season returns as sophomores, and could help form one of the top pitching staffs on the West Coast. The likes of Kevin Rhoderick, a Freshman All-America last season, Taylor Starr, Josh Osich, Tanner Robles, James Nygren and Greg Peavey will combine with junior Jorge Reyes and newcomer Tyler Waldron to comprise a powerful group of arms. Kraig Sitton and Mark Grbavac, impressive relievers last season, will also help bolster the staff.
Pat Casey and his coaching staff hit the recruiting trail hard in the offseason, bringing in junior college transfers Stefen Romero, Logan Lotti, Adalberto Santos, Mike Chiarelli and Jared Norris, among others, to help balance out the lineup this season. Freshmen outfielders Brent Warren, Ryan Gorton and Blake Gibbs are much heralded, as are infielder Carter Bell and pitcher Sam Gaviglio.
The 2009 season officially opens Feb. 20 when the Beavers start a three-game series against Tennessee in Knoxville.