Baseball Opens Surprise Trip Against UC Riverside Thursday
March 3, 2010
Oregon State (5-2) vs. UC Riverside (6-2)
LHP Matt Boyd (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Matt Andriese (0-0, 8.49)
March 4, 2010 • 3 p.m. PT • Surprise, Ariz. • Surprise Practice Fields
Oregon State plays in its first game at the Coca-Cola Classic in Surprise, Ariz. First pitch Thursday against UC Riverside is scheduled for 3 p.m. PT (4 p.m. in Arizona).
The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Network, Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Jay Reese is behind the mic to call play-by-play. For more information on catching the Beavers on the radio, check osubeavers.com.
The game will not be televised.
Catch live updates of the game by visiting osubeavers.com and clicking on Gametracker. The game will also be available via a live audio stream on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) for a fee.
Greg Peavey dominated Tennessee Sunday afternoon, holding the Volunteers to three hits in a 1-0 shutout in front of 2,217 fans at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. All told, Peavey struck out a career-best nine Tennessee batters en route to his first career complete game shutout. Oregon State scored its only run of the game in the seventh on a bloop single to center by Parker Berberet, which scored Brandon Hayes from second.
For his effort Sunday, Greg Peavey was named the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Spotlight Player of the Week and the Pacific-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week. Both were Peavey’s first honors and his first recognition of the 2010 season.
Schedule Note For This Weekend
Friday’s game against Arizona State will be held at Surprise Stadium, the Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. The other three games will be played at the practice fields located near the stadium.
Parker Berberet is on a four-game hit streak.
Notes Of Importance
• Through seven games this season, Oregon State’s starters have posted a 1.62 earned run average, and 29 strikeouts in 39 innings.
• Despite playing UC Riverside last season, only OSU position players Michael Miller, Jared Norris, Stefen Romero, Adalberto Santos and John Tommasini have played against the Highlanders.
• The game Sunday last 2:07, one of the shortest games at Goss Stadium since the park was renovated in 1999. The shortest home game came in 2000 against UCLA. It last 2:02.
• The four games in Arizona are the first of seven OSU will play in the Phoenix area this season. The Beavers play three at Arizona State May 21 through May 23.
• Carter Bell and Stefen Romero are tied for the team lead with three multiple-hit games this season.
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