Baseball's Recruiting Class Ranked 25th By Collegiate Baseball

Sept. 17, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State baseball's recruiting class for the 2010 season (2009 class) has been ranked as the 25th best in the nation by Collegiate Baseball, the publication announced Thursday.

It is the third consecutive year of being ranked for the Beavers, who have 20 new players in fall camp this year, 12 of whom are from the high school level. The class is expected to play a key role in the 2010 season as the Beavers will look to replace two-time All-Pac-10 catcher Ryan Ortiz, 2007 College World Series Most Outstanding Player Jorge Reyes and defensive specialist Joey Wong.

The three were drafted by Major League clubs this past summer and chose to sign their first professional contracts.

The Beavers have two players practicing in the fall who were drafted out of high school but elected not to sign. In their first fall camps with OSU are catcher Andrew Susac, who was drafted in the 16th round by Philadelphia, and right-handed pitcher Tony Bryant, who was taken in the 25th round by Minnesota. Susac played in the West Coast League this past summer and was rated as the top prospect in the league by Baseball America.

Oregon State Associate Head Coach Marty Lees serves as the team's recruiting coordinator and is in his third year at the post.

Oregon State is one of six schools from the Pacific-10 Conference to be ranked in the top 40. The nation's No. 1 class belongs to Florida.

The Beavers opened up fall camp last week in preparation for the 2010 season. Make sure to visit for more information regarding fall workouts.

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