Former Beaver Rob Summers To Throw Out First Pitch In Sunday's Baseball Finale

March 12, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Rob Summers, a former Oregon State pitcher and member of the 2006 national championship team, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Beavers' series finale Sunday against Missouri State at PGE Park.

Summers appeared in one third of an inning for the Beavers in 2006 before a tragic accident the following summer ended his baseball career prematurely. While playing for the Aloha Knights during the 2006 offseason, Summers, then 20, was hit by a moving vehicle in a hit-and-run accident.

He came to the Beavers from Beaverton's Southridge High School where he was an all-state first teamer as an outfielder and an all-league pitcher. His senior year, he batted .351 with eight home runs and a 6-0 record and 2.56 earned run average. He joined the Oregon State program in 2005, but redshirted.

The Beavers open the series at 6 p.m. PT Friday, with the second game slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday. Summers will throw out the first pitch just prior to a 1 p.m. start on Sunday.

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