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.
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
SAN FRANCISCO – In a polling of the Pac-12’s baseball coaches, UCLA has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the Conference title this season. The Bruins received six of 10 possible first-place votes and 96 points. UCLA, which missed the postseason last year, advanced to the College World Series in 2013 and won the National Championship. This season UCLA returns 19 players who were members of the 2013 National Championship team, including six starting position players and all four starting pitchers from last season. On the mound, UCLA will be led by pre-season All-Americans David Berg and James Kaprielian.
Continue reading 2015 PAC-12 Preseason Coaches Poll
It was another solid season in the Pac-12 in 2014. The conference saw fives teams reach the postseason.
Oregon State won the conference and swept the player awards. They were awarded with the Corvallis Regional, but were upset by UC Irvine. Continue reading 2015 CBD Season Preview: Pac-12