CORVALLIS, Ore. – Even before the game began, Oregon State was bloody.
Playing in the visiting dugout for the first time all season, starting pitcher Andrew Moore noticed a trail of blood leading to the dugout. Then he realized the blood was from Jake Rodriguez – the first-team all-Pac-12 catcher who had just finished warming up Moore.
“It’s just something that happens,” Moore said. “I had a bloody nose in basketball last season right before a game and you just have to wait for it to stop bleeding.” Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sophomore Dylan Davis delivered for Oregon State, again.
This time, Davis prevented an epic fail by the No. 3 national seed Beavers in their opener of the Corvallis Regional. He smashed a one-out, first-pitch fastball into the gap in right center, scoring Tyler Smith and Michael Conforto, to lift the Beavers to a 5-4 victory over UT San Antonio, a team that came in seeded fourth in the regional after winning the WAC tourney.
A week ago, Davis scored the series-winning run in the bottom of the ninth against Washington State, putting the wrapping paper on the Beavers third conference title since 2005, but first since 2006. Continue reading
Oregon State is right where the Beavers want to be: at home for an NCAA Regional for the fourth time in school history, all since 2005.
As the No. 3 national seed, the Beavers are also set to host the Super Regional should they advance from the Corvallis Regional.
Standing against the Pac-12 Conference champions: No. 2 seed Texas A&M, No. 3 seed UC Santa Barbara and No. 4 seed Texas San Antonio.
Here’s a breakdown, team by team: Continue reading
Oregon State freshman Andrew Moore leaned over and patted senior Matt Boyd’s arm during the NCAA Selection show on ESPNU.
“I couldn’t believe they overlooked Matt. He’s been our Friday night guy all season long, going up against the Appels and …” Moore said. “It was nice to get the shout out, but…”
Moore and junior Ben Wetzler – the Beavers’ Saturday and Sunday starters – were credited with anchoring the OSU staff by ESPN’s studio crew. That created the appearance that the senior lefthander was just another member of the pitching staff. Continue reading
As we’re now well into the 2013 college baseball season, College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to Selection Monday with our latest 2013 Regional Projections.
This is our final thoughts on what the bracket should like before it is released today. College Baseball Daily’s Ginger Poulson (@gingerpoulson) compiled this list after analyzing RPI, overall records, conference standings, overall talent and several other factors. If you have any questions about the projections feel free to leave a comment below or send her a tweet. Continue reading
Washington State at Oregon State
The final series of the Pac-12 for Oregon State and Washington State takes place at Goss Stadium in Corvallis. The Beavers hold a two game lead atop the conference with a three-game series against the Cougars left on the schedule. Washington State comes into the weekend with a 22-30 record. They are 8-19 in the Pac-12. The Cougars were swept by rival Washington last weekend, and then defeated Portland 1-0 during the midweek game. Oregon State, ranked No. 3 by the NCWBA, holds a 43-9 overall record. They are 22-5 in the Pac-12. The Beavers are coming off winning the series at Oregon last weekend. The Beavers and Ducks were also slated to play a midweek game, but it was cancelled due to the weather. With the win last weekend, the Beavers pretty much wrapped up a national seed and put themselves in perfect position to win the Pac-12.
Series Prediction: Oregon State sweeps Washington State.
Oregon State and Oregon met again Sunday afternoon, at PK Park in Eugene, with first place atop the Pac-12 conference on the line.
The Beaver’s Michael Conforto delivered a knockout blow, a mammoth grand slam to right field, in the second inning in route to Oregon State’s 12-2 victory.
Conforto got the Beavers on the board in the top of the first inning with an RBI single to left field. Continue reading
The Oregon State Beavers, ranked No. 3 in the NCWBA poll, arrived in Eugene this weekend to take on the N0.6 ranked Oregon Ducks. With a one game lead over Oregon atop the Pac-12, the series has both conference and national implications. Oregon State is ranked No. 6 in the latest RPI rankings, while Oregon currently sits No. 7. The winner of the series puts themselves in perfect position to grab one of the eight national seeds, which guarantees home field advantage throughout the Super Regionals. Continue reading
Oregon State at Stanford
Oregon State traveled to Stanford over the weekend and delivered a knockout blow to the Cardinal’s chances of playing in the postseason. In game one on Friday, Oregon State defeated Stanford 7-3. The Beavers tagged Appel to the tune of five earned runs in five innings. Appel also had five walks. Beaver starter Matt Boyd picked up his 10th win of the year after pitching 6 and 1/3 innings of three-run ball. Right fielder Dylan Davis knocked in three RBI, while second baseman Andy Peterson had three hits to lead the Beavers.
Oregon State at Stanford
The series this weekend for Stanford has to be considered a must-win, if the Cardinal has any dreams about playing in the postseason. Stanford enters the weekend 26-17 overall and 11-10 in Pac-12 play. They are currently in fifth place in the Pac-12 and ranked No. 21 in the latest NCWBA poll. The Cardinal were able to take two out of three from Arizona State last weekend, but followed up the series with a midweek lost to San Francisco. The latest RPI ranking has Stanford sitting at 76, which means the Cardinal could really use a win over the Beavers. Oregon State, on the other hand, comes into the weekend ranked No. 5 in the NCWBA poll. They are 38-8 overall and 17-4 in the Pac-12. Winners of nine in a row, Oregon State swept California last weekend and beat Portland during their midweek game. The Beavers rank sixth in the RPI ranking and are in perfect position to claim one of the national seeds. Continue reading