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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — In a polling of the Pac-12’s baseball coaches, defending Conference champion OREGON STATE has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the conference title again this season. The Cardinal received nine of 10 possible first-place votes and 98 points. Oregon State finished the 2013 campaign with a 52-12 record and advanced to the College World Series where they finished the year tied for third. The Beavers, led by preseason All-Americans Michael Conforto, Dylan Davis, Andrew Moore, Ben Wetzler and Scott Schultz, enter the season as a consensus top-5 team in the national rankings. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 17 on our countdown is Oregon State senior Ben Wentzler from Clackamas, Oregon where he attended Clackamas High School. He had a career high school record of 28-3 with five saves, 342 strikeouts, 53 walks, 25 earned runs and a 0.87 ERA in 201 1/3 innings pitched. He went 12-0 his senior year, finishing with four saves and a 0.32 ERA. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year and selected as the Louisville Slugger Player of the Year, was an All-American and participated in the Oregon 6A-5A All-Star series. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – High rankings don’t mean much to Pat Casey.
Oregon State’s 20th-year coach is far more interested in deciding who will be the final players to make the team’s roster when the season starts on Valentine’s Day against Gonzaga in Tempe, Ariz. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 68, Oregon State RHP/outfielder Dylan Davis. In His sophomore campaign with the Beavers, Davis continued to prove that his freshman season was no fluke. An All-Pac-12 First Team selection, the Beaver outfielder played in 63 games during the 2013 season, starting in 62 of them. The 6’0” sophomore led the team with a .335 average and his 22 doubles, 61 RBI and 86 hits were good enough for first in the Pac-12. The talented two-way player was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Corvallis Regional. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State baseball team will play 26 home games in 2014 to highlight the club’s schedule, which was announced on Wednesday. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State got on the field for an intra-squad scrimmage for the first time this fall on Friday. The Beavers had been prevented from scrimmaging earlier by weeks of steady rain that finally broke on Thursday. OSU finished tied for third at the College World Series in June and has two-thirds of its weekend starters returning. Continue reading
OMAHA, Neb. – Hunter Renfroe’s three-run homer lifted Mississippi State past Oregon State 4-1 and into the Championship Finals of the 2013 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
Oregon State ends its season at 52-13. Mississippi State (51-18) will play the winner of UCLA/North Carolina in a best-of-three series starting Monday at 7 p.m. in a bid for its first national team championship in any sport. Continue reading
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OMAHA, Neb. – After taking a loss to Mississippi State earlier in the week, Oregon State’s Matt Boyd bounced back to shut out Indiana for the first time this season with a 1-0 win for the Beavers on Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park.
OSU improves to 52-12 on the season and 2-1 in the College World Series while Indiana ends its season at 49-16. The Beavers will face a CWS undefeated Mississippi State on Friday at 2 p.m. CT in a win-or-go-home matchup. Continue reading
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OMAHA, Neb. – No. 3 Oregon State buried Louisville under a seven-run fourth inning and held on to win 11-4 the first elimination game of the 2013 Men’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
The Cardinals end their season at 51-14. The Beavers (51-12) advance to play the loser of Mississippi State/Indiana on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT.
Here is our photo gallery from the 2013 College World Series Game between Louisville and Oregon State. Oregon State won the game by a score of 11-4. (Full Recap available here.) Continue reading