All posts by Aaron Yost

Aaron Yost is a freelance sports reporter, writer and photographer with a career spanning more than three decades at five different newspapers in Oregon. He has covered the Pac-10/Pac-12 Conference on a regular basis since 1993.

Oregon overcomes New Mexico State

Eugene, Ore. – Twentieth-ranked Oregon scored once in the seventh and again in the eighth inning on Thursday to overcome winless New Mexico State 3-1 in the Ducks home opener at PK Park.

It was the first of a four-game series between the Ducks (4-1) and Aggies (0-5).

Austin Grebeck, in the game as a pinch-hitter, scored the go-ahead run for the Ducks. Catcher Shaun Chase unloaded a solo homer past the scoreboard in left-center in the eighth for the final margin.

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Portland blanks Seattle in sun-blessed nonconference action in Pacific Northwest

Portland, Ore. – Two pitchers combined on a four-hitter and two batters parked baseballs beyond the wall at revamped Joe Etzel Field on Tuesday as Portland shutout Seattle 9-0. Continue reading Portland blanks Seattle in sun-blessed nonconference action in Pacific Northwest

Goss Stadium makeover nearly finished

 

Corvallis, Ore. – Oregon State conducted a major makeover of Goss Stadium since the Summer Collegiate season ended, adding the Jacoby Elsbury Locker Room and a long viewing area along the third baseline.

Not part of the makeover are the decorative motifs near the many entrances to the park. Those have been up since 2008, according to assistant coach Andy Jenkins.  Continue reading Goss Stadium makeover nearly finished

2014 Corvallis Regional: Day 4 Recap

Corvallis, Ore. – Andrew Morales and Evan Manarino combined for 7.2 innings on short rest as UC Irvine defeated No. 1 overall seed Oregon State 4-2 in the finale of the Corvallis Regional.

The Anteaters (39-23) play Oklahoma State in the Super Regionals in Stillwater, Okla., next. Oregon State (45-14) fell short at home in front of 3,435 baseball fans. Continue reading 2014 Corvallis Regional: Day 4 Recap

2014 Corvallis (OR) Regional preview

Corvallis, Ore. – No. 1 in the polls. No. 1 overall seed. Limping into the postseason after losing three of four to end the season.

Since senior second baseman Andy Peterson sustained a sprained ankle at the bottom of a celebratory pile on May 17 – when Oregon State defeated Washington 1-0 on Logan Ice’s walk-off double – the Beavers have struggled to score runs. Continue reading 2014 Corvallis (OR) Regional preview

Inside the Pac-12: Pitching, defense play their role in Oregon State remaining atop conference

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Fifth-ranked Washington came to Goss Stadium with designs on the Pac-12 championship. The Huskies have followed a simple strategy most of the season – strong starting pitching, solid defense, timely offense – and that had them a game behind host Oregon State entering the weekend series. Continue reading Inside the Pac-12: Pitching, defense play their role in Oregon State remaining atop conference