Baseball Opens The 2010 Home Slate This Weekend In The Papé Grand Slam

Feb. 25, 2010

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Oregon State (3-1) vs. Tennessee (3-0)
RHP Tyler Waldron (0-0, 2.08) vs. LHP Bryan Morgado (1-0, 5.40)
February 26, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. PT • Corvallis, Ore. • Goss Stadium

The Game
Oregon State opens up its home slate this weekend for a three-game series with Tennessee in the Papé Grand Slam. Friday’s first pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PT at Goss Stadium.

The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Network, Beaver Nation Online ( Jay Reese is behind the mic to call play-by-play. For more information on catching the Beavers on the radio, check

The game will not be televised.

Catch live updates of the game by visiting and clicking on Gametracker. The game will also be available via a live stream and live audio on Beaver Nation Online ( for a fee.

Last Game
James Nygren and Matt Boyd combined to limit Hawaii to five hits in a shutout of the Rainbows Monday night as the Beavers concluded their trip with a 5-0 victory at Les Murakami Stadium. The victory gave Oregon State a 3-1 series victory over Hawaii on the opening weekend of the 2010 season.

First Of 34
The game Friday night is the first of the season at home for the Beavers, where they will play 34 of 57 games this season. The 34 games at Goss Stadium marks a single-season record for the Beavers, whose previous high at home was 31 in both 2005 and 2006.

Third Papé Grand Slam
The third Papé Grand Slam will be held this weekend. The previous two Slams were held at PGE Park in Portland against Georga and Missouri State, respectively. The Slam needed to move to Corvallis because of construction at PGE Park.

Bell’s Quick Start
Carter Bell has three multi-hit games this season, surpassing the two he had in 2009.

Notes Of Importance
• The Tennessee series marks the fourth straight season the Beavers will play at least one regular season game against a Southeastern Conference school.
• OSU relievers combined to go 2-1 with a 1.06 ERA in the series at Hawaii. They threw 17.0 innings, scattering 10 hits and two earned runs while striking out 16. Hawaii hit just .172.
• Oregon State has won its last six home openers. The Beavers are 13-2 under Pat Casey in home openers.
• The Beavers have won 14 consecutive non-conference home games dating back to the 2008 season.
• Former Beaver Kevin Gunderson will throw out the first pitch at Saturday’s game. Joe Paterson is slated to do so on Sunday.
• OSU was 11-3 in home night games in 2009.

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