As we reported this week, Oregon State number 1 pitcher Ben Wetzler was arrested in the early morning hours of May 10th for breaking a window at an apartment in Corvallis, Oregon. Ben was in the dugout on Saturday with the Beavers and in uniform on Sunday according to our writer Aaron Yost who identified him. Oregon State head coach Pat Casey did not hold a press conference following Sunday’s game against UCLA and has not spoken on the matter. Oregon State Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Hank Hager sent out the following release today with statements from OSU head coach Pat Casey and Ben Wetzler. Oregon State has suspended Wetzler for five games that started on May 10th making him eligible to pitch on Sunday against Washington. Continue reading
Oregon State left-handed pitcher Ben Wetzler was arrested on Saturday night for criminal trespassing in the first degree while criminal mischief in the second degree. Continue reading
The Oregon State Beavers completed a weekend sweep over the UCLA Bruins on Sunday by a score of 11-2. Here are the best pics from the weekend. Continue reading
Two-way players are becoming more and more rare in the college baseball game, but their value has never been higher with the 11.7 scholarship limit. In Southern California, there have been a number of two-way studs, including Michael Lorenzen last year with Cal State Fullerton.
This year, Pepperdine’s Aaron Brown and San Diego’s Louie Lechich have been dynamic Sunday starters when they aren’t roaming the plains in centerfield and hitting bombs in the middle of their respective teams’ lineups. But who would come out on top when the two duo players faced off with each other? See who helped their squad win the big series rubber match in Malibu.
That plus rubber matches at San Diego State, Cal Poly, USC and Cal State Fullerton. Find out how things shook out on Sunday in Southern California. This Sunday Mother’s Day edition of the roundup includes video of a Gatorade/water bucket shower during an interview and a photo gallery from Santa Barbara. Continue reading
There are pitcher’s duels and then there are lights out pitcher’s duels that end in 1-0 games that finish in less than two hours. That’s what took place in San Luis Obispo in a big matchup between UC Irvine and Cal Poly. See if the ‘Eaters could get a series win or if the Mustangs forced a Sunday rubber match.
That plus an extra-inning walk-off homer and much more in Saturday’s Southern California college baseball roundup that features photo galleries from Santa Barbara and San Diego State (coming soon). Continue reading
In the Big West battle of the season, UC Irvine ace Andrew Morales matched up with Cal Poly stud Matt Imhof. The two pitchers definitely flashed their stuff, combining for 21 strikeouts on the night. See how the game played out.
That plus more, including how the San Diego squads did in crucial conference battles for both teams, in Friday’s Southern California college baseball roundup that features photo galleries from Fullerton, Santa Barbara and Pepperdine. Continue reading
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending May 4 today. Florida junior second baseman Casey Turgeon was named National Hitter of the Week, while Oregon State junior left-handed pitcher Jace Fry was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State coach Pat Casey said on Friday that the key to beating arch rival Oregon was beating the Ducks’ pitching.
On Saturday night, Casey and the Beavers needed eight innings to prove him correct, again. OSU broke through for four hits and four runs in the bottom of the eighth to wrap up the Pac-12 series win and gain a percentage-points lead over Washington in the race for the conference title. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Senior lefthander Ben Wetzler isn’t interested in individual accomplishments.
He did forego professional riches to become the winningest pitcher in Oregon State history. Wetzler, a fifth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in June 2013, returned to the Beavers for one simple reason.
“The dog pile,” he said. Continue reading