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Welcome to Oregon State Baseball ............................... 3
2006 National Championship Team ............................................. 4-13 2006 Team USA Member Darwin Barney ................................... 14-15 The Beaver Baseball Experience ................................................... 16-23 Oregon State Baseball 1907-2007: A Century of Success ............ 24-29 Goss Stadium at Coleman Field ................................................... 30-35 Oregon State Baseball A to Z ....................................................... 36-39

Oregon State baseball staff .......................................... 41
Head coach Pat Casey ................................................................ 42-44 Associate head coach Dan Spencer, assistant coach Marty Lees. 45-46 Volunteer assistant coach David Wong, support staff ...................... 47

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2007 season .................................................................. 49
Outlook, roster .......................................................................... 50-52 Player profiles, redshirt profiles ................................................. 53-70 Photo roster .............................................. ...................... .............. 71

2006 season .................................................................. 73
Season in review

......................................................................... 74-77 Overall statistics ............................................................................ 76 Pacific-10 statistics ........................................................................... 77 Game-by-game results, Pacific- 10 in review ................................... 78

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Oregon State baseball history ..................................... 79
Yearly finishes, coaching records, school records ......................... 80-81 Career leaders, season leaders .................................................... 82-83 2005 College World Series Team ................................................... 84-89 1952 College World Series Team ............................................... 90-93 Yearly individual leaders ............................................................. 94-97 Yearly team totals ...................................................................... 97-100

Team awards ............................................................................... 101 All-Americans ................................................................................ 102
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All-league ..................................................................................... 104 Major Leaguers, draft picks, free agents ................................. 105-106 Pros in 2006, Team USA members, NCAA tournament honors ..... 107 All-time lettermen ..................................................................... 108-111 Hall of Fame inductees ................................................................... 112 Postseason results, series records ............................................. 113-114 All-time scores ......................................................................... 115-128

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Oregon State Dugout Club ............................................................... 130 Media information, baseball and sports information directories ..... 131 Beaver baseball on the air, Beaver Sports Properties ...................... 132

This is Beaver Athletics ............................................. 133
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Oregon State academics and athletics ....................................... 134-148

The 2007 Oregon State University baseball guide was designed, written, and produced by Kip Carlson of the OSU Sports Information Office Cover celebration photo byAlyssa Schukar/Omaha World-Herald, used by permission Inside cover trophy photo, celebration photo by Lou Pavlovich Jr I Collegiate Baseball, used by permission Photography by Dave Nishitani, Beth Buglione, Denny Wolverton, Rich Heins, Dennis Hubbard, Cheryl Hatch, courtesy of USA Baseball, and from OSU archives. Punting by Lynx Communicanon Group. Inc_ of Salem, Ore.

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Head coach ................. Pat Casey (13th year) Record at OSU .............. 391-253-4 (12 years) Career record ................. 562-366-5 (19 years) Associate head coach ................ Dan Spencer Assistant coach ........................... Marty Lees Casey office phone ............ (541) 737-2825 Spencer office phone .......... (541) 737-7484 Lees office phone ................ (541) 737-5738 Volunteer assistant coach ............ David Wong Undergraduate assistant coach ...... Kurt Steele Director of operations ............ Ron Northcutt Northcutt office phone ...... (541) 737-0598 2006 overall record ............ .................. 50-16 2006 Pacific-10 record .......... 16-7 (1st place) Lettermen returning/lost ........................ 18/13 Position players ...................................... 9/9 Pitchers ................................................. 9/4 Starters returning/lost ................................ 4/7 Position players ..................................... 3/5 Pitchers .................................................. 1 /2 All-conference returning/lost ..................... 2/6 All-Americans returning/lost ..................... 0/4 First varsity season ............................... 1907 All-time record ...................... 1,875-1,267-15 Ballpark ....... Goss Stadium at Coleman Field Opened (capacity) .................. 1907 (2,300) Leftfield ..................... 330 ft. (14-ft. fence) Left-centerfield ........... 365 ft. (14-ft. fence) Centerfield .................... 400 ft. (8-ft. fence) Right-centerfield ........... 365 ft. (8-ft. fence) Rightfield .................... 330 ft. (8-ft. fence) Press box phone ..................... (541) 737-7475

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The 2006 Beavers gather at home plate to celebrate winning the national championship

Beavers refused to lose, writing a perfect ending to storybook season
The more you look at Oregon State's wondrous 2006 baseball season, the more you come to believe that it was simply meant to be that the Beavers would emerge from Omaha as national champions.

After all, when the celebration of the College World Series title includes having your catcher sitting in the dugout, listening to a song he wrote being played over the loudspeaker, and the last line talks about getting that national championship ring .. you have to believe And the Beavers believed all along. OSU catcher Mitch Canham and some friends had written "O-State Ballaz 2006" with some friends in the offseason, and it concluded with a reference to the 2005 national champ ions: "And Texas? You `bout to

get your ring took." "I was holding the trophy when I heard it the last time," Canham said. "It's the epitome of what a dream come true is - they're playing our song, the team's song, right after we won the national championship. When has any other team done that? And we called it out in February."
As the season unfolded, Oregon State had to contend with high expectations, earlyseason injuries and inconsistency, and late challenges in its bid for the Pacific- 10 championship. In Omaha, the Beavers played six games in which they faced elimination, including one in which they trailed by five runs in the early innings. They were a northern team playing a dominated by squads from the Southern

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transfers, as senior first baseman Bill Rowe moved from California-Santa Barbara and sophomore pitcher Mike Stutes came up from Santa Clara; both were originally from Oregon high schools. Expectations were high. Beaver Nation's demand for tickets meant 1,200 season tickets were sold out, and additional bleachers were added to Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. Where OSU had been able to sneak into the national picture midway through the 2005 season, the Beavers would go into 2006 with the nation well aware of their capabilities. Oregon State was ranked in the top 10 in each of the national polls heading into the season. "We really have to stay focused on what got us where we were last year, and not allow the distractions to become part of what we're dealing with," Casey said. The Beavers opened the season on Friday, Feb. 10 with a 12-4 win over Nevada in Surprise, Ariz. The home-opener was also against Nevada, a 13-4 OSU win on March 3 that saw Oregon State President Dr. Edward

Oregon State's Bill Rowe scores in the bottom of the eighth inning against North Carolina in the final game of the championship series, then joins his teammates as the Beavers celebrate taking a 3-2 lead.

Ray throw out the first pitch.
That was one of the rare early-season home appearances for the Beavers, who spent five of the season's first six weeks on the road. When that stretch ended, with Oregon State winning one of three games at Southern California, the Beavers were 12-7. But at that point, OSU had gotten healthy and would get to spend six of the next seven weekends at home. The Beavers opened Pac-10 play by taking two of three games from Arizona, with Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski throwing out the first pitch before the conference opener. Next came back-to-back sweeps of Stanford at home and California on the road, pushing Oregon State into first place in the Pac- 10 race for good. But a second straight Pacific- 10 championship wouldn't come without a challenge. When OSU went to Arizona State the second weekend of May, the Beavers led USC by 2 1/2 games and ASU by three games. But the Sun Devils rallied to win each of the first two games of the series in the eighth inning each night, drawing within one game of the Beavers going into the series finale. On the hot, sunny Sunday afternoon of May 14, the Beavers and Sun Devils played the pivotal game of the conference race. An OSU win, and the Beavers would be two games in front with two weekends to play; an ASU win, and the teams would be tied heading down the stretch. Arizona State jumped to a four-run lead, but Oregon State rallied for a

states. And the vast majority of the Beavers were from Oregon, a state largely overlooked by the baseball world. Yet, at the end of June, there they were, dancing on the infield at Rosenblatt Stadium and then carrying the trophy back to Corvallis. After all, this was a story so good that it had to have a happy ending. "It's an unbelievable feeling," OSU head coach Pat Casey said after the Beavers beat North Carolina 3-2 in the final game of the CWS. "These young men worked their fannies off. I told them at the beginning of the year, if you give 100 percent and never allow your opponent to be tougher than you, we'll win a lot of games." The Beavers' story had actually started in 2005, when OSU came out of nowhere to win the Pac- 10 title and reach the College World

Series. A pair of close losses eliminated Oregon State in two games, but as the Beavers were getting ready to exit Rosenblatt Stadium, OSU pitcher Kevin Gunderson told reporters: "The Beavers will be back next year, I prom-

ise you that."
Going into the 2006 season, that seemed a

distinct possibility.
Oregon State returned its outstanding pitching staff nearly intact, anchored by starters Dallas Buck, Jonah Nickerson and Anton Maxwell and relievers Gunderson and Eddie Kunz. Back in the lineup were catcher Mitch Canham, second basemen Ryan Gipson and Chris Kunda, shortstop Darwin Barney, third baseman Shea McFeely and outfielders Tyler Graham (who turned down a pro contract to return to OSU) and Cole Gillespie. The Beavers also picked up a pair of top-quality

9-8 win with a run in the top of the ninth.
Oregon State went on the road again the next weekend and swept Washington State,

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ship with a 13-3 win over the Cougars on Sunday, May 21. There was no real celebration after the final win in Pullman, though. "It was on our minds a little bit, but I really hadn't realized what the standings were or that this could be the deciding game if we won it," Gillespie said. "It's pretty satisfying to realize we have at least a share of the Pac10 championship. But we're not satisfied with that, because we want it by ourselves." The regular season concluded at home against UCLA, the only team left with a chance at catching OSU; UCLA could tie for the Pac-10 title by sweeping the series. "It should be a great series," Casey said. "You've got two teams who will be deciding a championship, and on the last weekend of the season it doesn't get any better than that. I know our guys would really like to not share the championship, and I'm sure their guys will be fighting and clawing to get a piece of it.
"Series like these are what sports are all

Jonah Nickerson, second from left, and Kevin Gunderson, second from right, joined Cal Ripken, far left, and Billy Ripken, far right, at Rosenblatt Stadium for an interview on the Ripkens' satellite radio show
The Beavers, along with family members and fans, gathered on Monday, May 29 to watch the announcement of the pairings for the NCAA tournament. OSU didn't get one of the eight national seeds, but the Beavers would be at home for the regionals against a field that included Kansas, Hawai'i and Wright State. OSU opened against Wright State, and the Raiders - champions of the Horizon League gave the Beavers a battle. It wasn't until Chris Kunda delivered a two-out, two-run double to left-centerfield in the bottom of the
eighth inning that the Beavers assured themselves of a 5-3 win.

Next up was Kansas, the Big XII tournament champion, and the Beavers blasted their way to an 11-1 victory. Kunda homered twice, and Nickerson set OSU's record for career strikeouts as he retired the first 11 hitters he faced. OSU took control of the game with a seven-run second inning The championship pairing came down to OSU and Hawai'i, and Oregon State scored three runs in the sixth inning and four more in the seventh to wrap up a 13-3 win. Rowe

about. It's going to be a heck of a weekend."
Oregon State made sure it wouldn't be a suspense-filled weekend, bouncing UCLA 9-2

in front of a sellout crowd of 2,132. As fans filed out of the ballpark, many stopped to buy hats and T-shirts commemorating the
Beavers' second straight conference title "For us to be picked to win it and maintain it throughout the year has been fantastic," Casey said. "I can't tell you how proud I am of the guys who have stepped up." The win was part of OSU's 27-4 record at home. During the 2005 and 2006 seasons, the Beavers went 53-9 at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.

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drove in six runs, including a two-run single and a two-run double, and Graham had three hits and drove in three runs. The win advanced OSU into the NCAA Super Regionals against an unexpected foe. When Stanford left Corvallis after having been swept in April, the Cardinal were in last place; over the latter part of the season, it had rebounded to earn a place in the NCAA Regionals Stanford then went to Texas - the defending national champion - and won the NCAA Regional on the Longhorns' home field to earn another shot at Oregon State. The opener on Saturday, June 9 matched OSU's Buck against Stanford's Greg
Reynolds, who had been the second overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft earlier in the month. The game was knotted 3-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but Canham doubled home the go-ahead run with two out; Gunderson retired the Cardinal in order in the ninth to preserve the 4-3 vic-

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on Sunday, June 10 to clinch a second straight trip to the CWS OSU collected a season-high 19 hits, with Graham going 5-for-6 with three RBIs. Nickerson and a pair of relievers combined to pitch a five-hitter; when the Beavers scored four runs in the first inning and added six more in the fourth, it was time to start packing for Omaha. "I don't know what to say," Casey said "We just came out on fire and played very well. These guys were Oil standitrg from start

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to finish, Jonah was outstanding. These guys sitting around me (at the interview podium) just wouldn't get beat. "It's a great feeling but these guys have worked very, very hard and they are the reason we are sitting here saying we are going to Omaha." Of the eight teams reaching the 2006 College World Series, only Oregon State was returning from the 2005 field. The Beavers had already gotten a taste of the atmosphere that surrounds the event, and they were planning on a much longer stay this time. "The second year, that feeling of `just happy to be here' is over," Graham said. "People's minds are on the games. There are fewer distractions this year than there were last year." OSU held its pre-CWS practice at Rosenblatt Stadium on Thursday, June 15 in front of several thousand fans and a host of reporters, including ESPN broadcaster and Corvallis native Harold Reynolds. Later that night, the Beavers paraded into the ballpark for the opening ceremony. The Beavers played their CWS opener on Saturday, June 17 against one of college baseball's premier programs - Miami (Fla.). The Hurricanes scored five runs in the first two innings on the way to an 11-1 win. "We are somewhat disappointed as a club," Casey said. "We didn't play as well as we hoped. Miami played really tough. I never complain about losing in the College World Series because of the talent that is there. "The nice thing is that this tournament is double-elimination. Next time out, I hope we play ball like we are capable." After a day off from the CWS and a practice at Creighton, the Beavers again tried for

Oregon State head coach Pat Casey and his North Carolina counterpart, Mike Fox, shake hands before the first game of the championship series
their school's first-ever CWS win on Monday, June 19 against Georgia. With Nickerson pitching seven innings of four-hit ball, the Beavers turned three double plays and Gunderson finished things off for a 5-3 victory. "Our season comes down to winning and this feels pretty good," Nickerson said. Added Gunderson, recalling the drubbing by Miami: "We didn't want that taste again. We
need to take one game at a time. It's a tough road ahead of us, but we're ready for it." The victory sent the Beavers into a rematch against Miami on Tuesday, June 20. Stutes, Kunz and Gunderson teamed up on a

whose 3-for-4 night was part of OSU's 13-hit attack. "We showed we could do it today. Miami's a really good hitting team. They put it on us in the first game and we had to
bounce back."

OSU's victory left just the Beavers and No. 1-ranked Rice in their pool play group, and Oregon State would need to beat the Owls twice in two days to advance to the championship series The first matchup of the two teams provided one inkling that maybe something very special was happenmg.

five-hitter as OSU won 8-1, ending the Hurricanes'season.

"We knew we could hit," said Canham,

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Bill Rowe's three-run homer capped the Beavers' seven-run fourth inning as OSU rallied to win the second game of the championship series 11-7
Wednesday, June 21, the duo shut out the No. 1-ranked team in the nation 5-0. "We were on our last legs, and we asked Turpen to go out and give us a good start," Casey said. "He pitched a heck of a ballgame against a great club." Graham made a pair of diving catches in centerfield, OSU turned a pair of double

Shea McFeely is congratulated
were going to come back and beat us." The victory made it wins in four straight elimination games in four successive days for Oregon State The next day, the Beavers would have a practice session and some free time before opening the CWS Championship Series against North Carolina. "It was a long road," Casey said. "We're looking forward to a day off." OSU and North Carolina were both playing for their first-ever national baseball title, and both relied on strong pitching. Beyond that, the Beavers and Tar Heels provided plenty of contrasts. North Carolina owned 34 NCAA national titles; Oregon State's only previous NCAA championship had been the 1961 men's cross country title. And while the Beavers were scrambling through four games in four days to get through bracket play at the CWS and had just a one-day breather for its pitching staff, the Tar Heels had swept through their three games in bracket play and had a well-rested group of hurlers. "At this point, it doesn't matter," Canham told reporters. "We're running on fumes. The adrenaline of playing in front of all these people will keep us going." The opening game of the CWS Championship Series was played on Saturday, June 24, and Gillespie's two-run homer off UNC starter Andrew Miller - the sixth overall pick in the MLB draft - gave OSU starter Buck and the Beavers a 3-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning. It handed the momentum to the Beavers, but the blast was followed immediately by a 1-hour, 11-minute rain delay. When play resumed, the Tar Heels managed to tie the game 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning on a trio of singles. In the eighth,

plays, and McFeely was 3-for-4 with a
homer for the Beavers.

"My arm felt good," Nickerson said. "I thought I could start yesterday, but the coaches didn't consider that. I was ready to go and prepared. It was like a normal start other than I had no legs below me ... You don't prepare to pitch on two days' rest, but I took care of my arm." Facing Rice starter Eddie Degerman - who entered the game with a 13-1 record and 1.93
earned run average - OSU managed just three

The victory over the Owls set up a winner-take-all game on Thursday, June 22. The Beavers turned to Nickerson to pitch on just two days' rest, and he gutted out 7 2/3 innings while allowing just two hits; then Gunderson finished up a 2-0 nail-biter that put Oregon State into the CWS Championship Series

hits of its own. But the Beavers got a run in the second inning when Rowe doubled and scored on Canham's sacrifice fly, and then OSU added another tally in the seventh on a pair of hits, a walk and a groundout. "I felt like we had a lot of momentum," Rowe said "Looking in the Rice dugout yesterday and tonight, they didn't look like they

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North Carolina's Chad Flack - who went 4for-4 on the night - tripled into the rightfield corner against reliever Paterson and scored on a passed ball for a 4-3 lead OSU managed to push a runner into scoring position in the ninth inning but couldn't plate the tying run, and North Carolina was one win away from a national title. "We've had our backs against the wall since we got here," Gillespie said. "We're disappointed - we had an opportunity and felt like we should have won the ballgame." The Beavers were pushed to the wall even harder the next night, Sunday, June 25. How bad did it get? By the middle of the fourth inning, OSU trailed 5-0 and North Carolina had chased starter Stutes and reliever Turpen from the game with a run in the second inning, three in the third and one in the fourth. OSU was being outhit 9-4, and the Tar Heels had a wellrested Robert Woodard - with a 7-1 record on the mound. UNC hadn't lost in the NCAA Regionals, Super Regionals or College World Series and was six innings away from an unbeaten run through the postseason. In the press box, reporters went back and forth between watching the game and changing their flight reservations to get out of Omaha the next day, assuming there wouldn't be a third game of the series to cover. "After we got that big lead, everyone just kind of calmed down and we were just kind of putting it on cruise control," UNC catcher Tim Federowicz said. "After that, they just came back." Then came the Beavers' seven-run bottom of the fourth inning, with the last three crossing the plate as Rowe blasted a home run well back into the rightfield bleachers for a 7-5
lead.

Jonah Nickerson started the final game against North Carolina; at the finish, Dallas Buck, No. 2, handed the ball off to Kevin Gunderson, No. 6

"Last night when we were in here, we didn't say a whole lot," Casey said, recalling the Beavers' appearance in the interview room. "But one of the things we did say is that we would come out and play hard and play with pride. That's something I can guarantee Oregon State will always do. "You saw a bunch of guys play with heart, guts and determination on the field at Rosenblatt " OSU's amazing fourth-inning rally got its start with McFeely's two-run double that chased Woodard from the game Barney singled home another run, then a wild pitch scored McFeely to pull OSU within 5-4 With two out, Rowe drove a curveball inside the rightfield foul pole to put OSU up 7-5 The Beavers had turned to Gunderson to keep the game within reach in the fourth, and now they called on him to hold the lead. He pitched the final 5 1/3 innings, giving up just

An entire college baseball season would come down to one night. "There's a lot of teams sitting at home

Kunz with none out, and the Beavers turned to Buck. He got a groundout with his first pitch, but the Tar Heel runners advanced to
second and third. Buck delivered an intentional walk to set up a double play, then rendered that possibil-

wishing they were in this spot right now," Gunderson said. "There's no time to be sore, and be hurt right now. It's one game, tomorrow night: Oregon State and North Carolina." The pitching matchup on Monday, June 26, had North Carolina going with Daniel Bard, the first-round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox with a 98 mph fastball, against OSU's Jonah Nickerson, who had already pitched 14 2/3 innings at the CWS. After seven innings, the Beavers and Tar Heels were tied 2-2 and the stage was set for a series of gut-wrenching turns of events. In the top of the eighth, UNC put a pair of
runners aboard against OSU reliever Eddie

ity moot by striking out Seth Williams. Buck
then got ahead in the count one ball, two strikes against Benji Johnson; with his next pitch on the way, UNC baserunner Josh Horton broke from third base. It looked as though he might arrive safely with a steal of home, but Johnson swung and missed, Canham hung onto the ball for the third out, and the Beavers were out of the inning. In the bottom of the inning, Bard retired

the first two hitters - the 12th and 13th straight outs he'd recorded. But Rowe then

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50-16 overall, 16-7 Pacific-10 Conference (1st place)
DATE
DAY

OPPONENT

Feb 10
Feb 11

Fri

Sat
Sun
Fri

Feb 12 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb 25 Feb 26
Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 5 Mar 7 Mar 10
Mar.11

vs Nevada vs Arizona State vs Gonzaga
at Pepperdine at Pepperdine
at Pepperdine

SITE Surprise, Ariz Surprise, Ariz Surprise, Ariz Malibu, Calif Malibu, Calif Malibu, Calif Davis, Calif Davis, Calif Sacramento, Calif Davis, Calif Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Albuquerque, N M Albuquerque, N M Los Angeles, Calif Los Angeles, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Stockton, Calif San Bruno, Calif Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Portland, Ore

RESULT

ORE. ST. DECISION

ORE. ST.
R-H-E
12-12-1
11-11-1

OPP.
R-H-E 4-5-3
0-5-2

W,124
W,11-0
L, 5-6

Buck(1-0) Nickerson (1-0)
Gunderson (0-1)
Gunderson (1 -1)

5-12-0
7-12-1

6-9-0 6-7-2 6-8-0
7-8-1

W,7-6
L, 2-6

Sat
Sun Thu
Fri

Nickerson (1-1)

2-14.0
1-5-1

Sat
Sun
Fri

vs Brigham Young at California-Davis at Sacramento State

L,1-7 W,12-2 L,1-2
W, 8-3
W, 7-5

Maxwell (0-1) Buck(2-0) Nickerson(1-2) Kunz(1-0)
Stutes (1-0) Buck (3-0)

12-14-1
1-9-1

2-5-3 2-8-2

8-13-1 7-10-1

vs St Mary's (Calif)
Nevada

3&2 5&4
4-9-3

W, 134
W, 4-0
W, 9-1 W, 3-1

13-12-2
4-13-1 0,12-1

Sat Sun

Nevada Nevada
Portland

Nickerson (2-2) Maxwell (1-1)
Stutes (2-0) Buck (4-0)

0-54 1&1
1-3-1

Tue
Fri

3-&0
10-16-1

Sat
Fri

at New Mexico at New Mexico
at Southern California * at Southern California * at Southern California *
Utah Valley State Utah Valley State Utah Valley State

W,10-4
L, 2-3 W, 4-1
L, 3-11

4&3
13-10-0

Maxwell (1-2)
Buck (5-0)
States (2-1)

2-12-0
4-7-0
3-11-3 1-6-2
7-9-1

Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 24

14-2
11-14-1

Sat
Sun Fri

L, 1-4

Nickerson (2-3)
Buck (6-0)

4-&0
5-9-3

W, 7-5 W, 9-4

Mar 25
Mar 26

Sat
Sun

Nickerson (3-3)

9-10-3
13-16-1

4-10-0

W, 13-6

Maxwell (2-2)
Paterson (1-0)

6-94
4-7-3

Mar 28
Mar 29
Mar 31 Apr 1
Apr, 7

Tue
Wed
Fri

Sat
Fri

at Pacific (Calif) vs San Francisco Texas-Pan American Texas-Pan American
(second game)

W,&4
L, 2-8

6-7-2

Stutes (2-2)
Kunz (2-0)

2-&2
5-6-0
9-11-0 14-17-1

&10-0
4-7-1 1-0-3
1-7-1

W, 5-4
W, 9-1 W, 14-1

Nickerson (4-3)

Arizona*
Arizona * Arizona * at Portland Stanford * Stanford *
Stanford *

Apr 8 Apr 9
Apr.11

Sat
Sun

W, 10-5 W, 10-2
L, 1-8

Maxwell (3-2) Grbavac(1-0) Nickerson (5-3) Maxwell (3-3)
Turpen (1-0) Stutes (3-2) Buck (7-0) Nickerson (6-3) Buck (8-0)

10-10-0
10-13-1 1-5-3

5-8-1

2-115
8-11-1

Tue Thu
Fri

W, 14-9
W, 3-0 W, 1-0
W, 12-1

14-13-0
3-7-0
1-3-0

9-10-4

Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 16 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 25 Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 30 May5 May6

Sun
Fri

at California * at California * at California *
Portland

Sat Sun

Tue Thu
Fri

Sat
Sun
Fri

Cal Poly New Mexico Cal Poly New Mexico

Ryan Gipson puts the ball in play
walked on five pitches, and Graham dunked a ball down the leftfield line for a single that sent Rowe to second. North Carolina brought Miller in from the bullpen, and OSU sent Ryan Gipson up to pinch hit. On a two-ball, one-strike pitch, Gipson hit a bouncer to second baseman Bryan Steed, who fielded it and tossed to first base but his throw was just up the line. Federowicz, usually UNC's catcher and making just his fourth start of the season at first base, didn't adjust to the throw and the ball sailed by him. "I turned third, looked and saw the ball going toward the dugout, took two hard steps and realized I was going to be able to coast home," said Rowe, who did just that and clapped his hands as he scored the run that put the Beavers in front 3-2. That was still the lead as the game moved to the ninth inning, and Buck began it by striking out Steed. A groundball single and a walk later North Carolina had the tying and

May 7
May 12

Sat Sun
Fri

Washington* Washington*
Washington * at Arizona State * at Arizona State * at Arizona State * at Washington State * at Washington State * at Washington State *

May 13

Sat
Sun Fri

Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Berkeley, Calif Berkeley, Calif Berkeley, Calif Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Tempe, Ariz Tempe, Ariz
Tempe, Ariz

04-2 04-0
1-2-3

12-12-0

W, 5-2 W, 5-2 W, 9-7
L, 13-20

54-0
5-10-0
9-13-1

2-8-5

Nickerson (7-3)
Kunz (3-0)

2&0
7-12-2

Kunz(3-1)
Buck (9-0) Stutes (4-2)

13-12-9
3-8-0

20-224
0-7-1

W, 3-0
W, 16-1 W, 8-4

16-15-0
8-5-1

14-1
4-9-2

Nickerson (8-3)

W, 8-2

Turpen(2-0)
Buck (9-1)

8-14-0
4-5-1 5-12-1
7-9-1

2-10-3
6-7-0
3-11-2

L,4-6

W,5-3
W, 7-1

L, 3-10
L, 3-6

Kunz(4-1) States (5-2) Buck (9-2) Gunderson (1-2)
Gunderson (2-2) Buck (10-2)

14-2
10-11-0 6-11-2

3-9-0

3-60
9-14-1 16-16-1

May14
May 19

W, 9-8

8-10-4
1-3-2

May20
May 21

Sat
Sun
Fri

Pullman, Wash Pullman, Wash Pullman, Wash

W,16-1 W, 10-2 W, 13-3
W, 9-2
L, 1-3

Nickerson (9-3)
Stutes (6-2)

10-11-2
13-13-1

2&1
3-10-1

May26
May 28

Sun
Fri

UCLA * UCLA *
WrightState
Kansas

Corvallis Corvallis
Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis
Omaha, Neb Omaha, Neb Omaha, Neb
Omaha, Neb. Omaha, Neb Omaha, Neb Omaha, Neb Omaha. Neb

Buck(11-2) Nickerson (9-4)

0,17-0

2-6-0
3&-0

1&1
5-9-2
11-11-1

CORVALLIS REGIONAL

Jun 2 Jun 3 Jun 4

W,5-3
W,11-3 W, 12-3

Sat Sun

Kunz(5-1) Nickerson(104)
Stutes (7-2)

3-7-1

34-1
3-9-2

Hawaii

12-13-1

CORVALLIS SUPER REGIONAL Jun 10 Sat Stanford Jun 11 Sun Stanford COLLEGE WORLD SERIES Jun 17 Sat vs Miami (Fla )

W,4-3
W, 15-0
L,1-11

Buck(12-2) Nickerson (114)
Buck (12-3)

4-7-0

3&3
0-5-1

15-19-0

1&1
5-12-2 8-13-0
5-7-0 2-3-0
3-9-0
11-14-0
3-6-1

11-11-0

Jun 19 Jun 20 Jun 21 Jun 22 Jun 24 Jun 25 Jun 26

Mon

Tue

vs Georgia vs Miami (Fla )

W, 5-3
W, 8-1

Nickerson (12-4)
Stutes (8-2) Turpen (3-0)

3-7-1
1-5-1

Wed Thu Sat

vs Rice vs Rice

W, 5-0 W, 2-0

0-5-0 0-2-0
4-10-1

Nickerson (134)
Paterson(1-1) Gunderson (3-2) Buck (13-3)

vs North Carolina Sun vs North Carolina Mon vs North Carolina *-Pacific-10 Conference game

L, 34
W, 11-7

7-13-0

W. 3-2

2-84

go-ahead runs on base and the Beavers once again turned to Gunderson to finish off a win. Gunderson got Horton to hit a grounder-Lo

Rowe at first and his throw to second was in time for the second out, but the relay to or two was an

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late to get the game-ending double play, and UNC cleanup hitter Chad Flack would come to the plate with the tying run at third base and the go-ahead run at first. Gunderson threw a slider that just missed the plate, then a fastball. Flack swung, and the ball arced high into centerfield. "When he hit it, I knew it was an out," Gunderson said. Graham got the ball in his sights, squeezed it with two hands, and the Beavers were national champs. "It was the most incredible feeling of my life," Graham said. The Beavers raced out of their dugout on the third base side, collapsing into a dogpile of white jerseys on and around the pitcher's mound When they were back on their feet, they wandered about shaking hands, posing for pictures, celebrating with the OSU fans in the stands, and soaking in the moment. Then there was the presentation of the national

Chris Kunda and the rest of the Beavers dogpile on the infield after wrapping up the national championship
championship trophy OSU was the first team ever from the Pacific Northwest to win the NCAA Division I baseball national title and the first northern school to win it in 40
years.

"It means a lot being from the Northwest," said Nickerson, named the Most Outstanding Player of the CWS. "We've been underdogs all year. Just because it's colder and rainier doesn't mean we can't play good baseball like the rest of the nation." Nickerson had allowed just two runs in his 6 2/3 innings in the finale; for the tournament,

he'd pitched 21 1/3 innings and given up four runs, only two of which were earned, while walking four and striking out 19. Joining Nickerson on the all-tournament team were Gunderson, Rowe, McFeely and Gillespie. Come the morning of Tuesday, June 27, the Beavers awoke after a night of celebration and exited the Omaha Hilton - their home of the past two weeks - and headed for Eppley Airfield and a flight home They'd heard there would be welcoming ceremonies in Portland and Corvallis, but no

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OSU fans serving in the United States military in Afghanistan sent their congratulations to the Beavers
vers, introduced the players, coaches and staff, then turned the microphone over to some of them. "The character of these players is what college athletics is all about," Casey told the crowd. "Our coaching staff and everybody back there, as well as you watching it on TV, saw a tremendous effort by a group of kids representing Oregon State University." The Beavers' return to Corvallis also included the limousines for the drive from Portland to Corvallis. The Beavers got off Interstate 5 at the Corvallis/Lebanon exit, and their drive back into their hometown was punctuated by dozens of fans who left their workplaces and went to the edge of U.S Highway 34 to wave a welcome to the national champs and give a "thumbs-up" upon their return to the Willamette Valley. When the Beavers arrived at Parker Plaza, they were greeted by a crowd of several thousand, a giant inflatable OSU jersey, the Oregon State alumni band, and a whole lot of
love.
trip to Pioneer Courthouse Square in the center of the city. Most figured that a respectable group of fans might be on hand for a rally in the area known as "the city's living room." When the Beavers stepped out onto a stage in the northeast corner of the square, they stood awestruck upon looking out upon a gathering clad in OSU paraphanelia. The throng - estimated at over 7,000 spilled out from the stage to fill the base of the square, then rose up at the back edges to fill the steps of the amphitheatre and create a solid backdrop of orange and black admirers. As one sign held by a fan said: "I called in sick today because I got Beaver Fever " Mike Parker, the radio voice of the Bea-

Thousands of fans greeted the Beavers for a rally at Parker Plaza as they returned to Corvallis, and Pat Casey was smiling when the team arrived

one knew just how exuberant Beaver Nation and the entire State of Oregon - would be in greeting the 2006 College World Series champions. The first indication came as OSU's charter flight touched down at Portland International Airport. A flight attendant came on the plane's public address system and told the Beavers to look out their windows and see the fire trucks lining the runway As Oregon State's plane taxied to the gate, it would be hosed down, she said; it was a high honor in aviation circles, generally reserved for pilots completing the last flight of their career. When the Beavers exited the plane, they were greeted by Portland's Royal Rosarians, then ushered onto a fleet of limousines for a

"It's hard to sit here and believe this is happening," Casey said. "I thought it was going to be hard to top Portland, but Beaver Nation, you got it done." "You have the No. I team in America, and we have the No. 1 fans in America." OSU second baseman Chris Kunda thought it would take a while for the Beavers to realize the significance of the 2006 season. "The great teams in Oregon State athletics' past were before our time," Kunda said. "For us to fully recognize our accomplishment in Oregon State athletic history, it will take five, 10, 20 years down the road. "We'll then be able to say we were part of one of the most successful programs in school history."

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Beaver adds world title to national title as he spends his summer on the U.S. national team
Darwin Barney probably bought a few lottery tickets before Dec. 31. After all, 2006 really went his way. Barney spent his sophomore season of
baseball at Oregon State helping the Beavers win the national championship last spring and summer. The shortstop from Southridge High in Beaverton, Ore., then earned a place on Team USA, and the United States national team won the FISU (International University Sports Federation) world championship. And, for good measure, Barney's old Little League - Murrayhill of Beaverton - was the runner-up in the United States division at the Little League World Series. Team USA posted its best record ever, going 28-2-1 against a variety of teams from
collegiate summer leagues and the national teams of other countries. Most of the games were played on the East Coast, but the FISU World Championships were held in Havana, Cuba. Barney, playing mostly in the outfield, batted 276 with one home run, eight runs batted in and six stolen bases. When the Beavers returned to the Oregon State campus to start fall workouts in September, Barney took a few minutes to talk about his experiences with Team USA. QUESTION: What was your itinerary from the end of the College World Series on June 26 to joining Team USA?

Darwin Barney helped Team USA to a 28-2-1 record and a world title
the guys he felt would bond together the best. We didn't have one bad personality. Once we sorted out everything, it went very well. When we did get as a group, I think Coach Corbin did a really good job " Q: Did Kevin Gunderson and Jonah Nickerson, the OSU pitchers who were on
Team USA in 2005, give you much of an idea what to expect from a summer on Team USA?

BARNEY: "The day after we won, I traveled back to Corvallis; the next day, I traveled to Beaverton; then the next day, I trav-

much playing against these other teams. I had the hype with Oregon State, so it was a lot of fun."
Q: Did the other guys on Team USA ask much about the national championship and the College World Series?

eled all day to North Carolina - so I didn't really have the break that I wanted. I didn't really get to soak anything in. It was time to go, it was time to start summer ball."
Q: How would you describe the trials for
making Team USA?

B: "There was a lot of tremendous talent there - there was a great group of guys. It was pretty much just sorting out personalities, more than talent. A lot of guys could hit, a lot of guys could field; Coach (Tim) Corbin (the head coach at Vanderbilt) was trying to put together a group that would ultimately be the best team, so he picked all

B: "Not at all. All they said was that traveling is not that bad because they take care of a lot of things for you - that's about all I had going in The trial was different than what they had to go through. We played against different collegiate (summer league) teams over the summer; I think they played against each other. We had a couple intrasquad games, but my tryout was pretty

B: "Yeah. It was funny. Tim Federowicz was on the team, the first baseman (from North Carolina) who the ball went by (as OSU scored the winning run in the final game of the CWS). It wasn't any kind of hard feelings; we were just poking fun at each other a little bit and we had a good time. It was great to be on that team and be the one that had the opportunity to win the College World Series, because when you're in a group like that one of those guys is going to have the title that year, because you've got

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to be here . . That was the hardest part, getting comfortable and realizing that people there live with things like that every day, that the things we take for granted are things that aren't everywhere, it's hard to come by. "It really opened my eyes. I enjoyed the experience. I don't think I'd want to go back again except for another baseball tournament, but as a whole I think our team enjoyed it and saw a lot of sights. We saw Castro's old mansion, and it was weird being there at a time when (Cuban premier Fidel) Castro is on the edge. He was in the hospital and we were told not to say anything about it. There was a little bit of tension in the country at the time. It was an experience that I don't think I'll ever have anything similar to. It was fairly important, and it meant a lot."
Q: Playing there, what are the fans like and what's the atmosphere at a game like?

to have a stud on the team. It was prideful everyone knows who Oregon State is now, and I took the opportunity to let them all know how good baseball is here."
Q: How do you blend those guys from 15 to 20 different schools into a team in such a short time?

B: "They wanted the best athletes. Before they picked the team, Coach Corbin called me in and asked me what I wanted out of the summer, if I was willing to play different positions. Obviously, it's summer ball, so it

wasn't that important to me to play my position - I just wanted to hit every day. I let him know that I thought I'd be beneficial for the team and playing another position wasn't going to be a problem at all. The process was pretty cut and dried. You play your games, they pick the guys. "There wasn't a bad apple at all. Every guy got along with everybody The chemistry on the team wasn't as good as our team last year at Oregon State, but it was pretty darn close. Somehow, we did that - we came together and guys knew their role, and different guys got big hits every day to win a
ballgame. To only lose two games all sum-

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nese Taipei did a lot of the same things, but Japan by far was the most talented team. "We played Germany. Down in Cuba, we played a bunch of different teams like the Bahamas - all these places that you thought would never show up. It felt like our Oregon State team last year could have played with any of the teams we played against. When I was talking to my dad about it, it really makes you think about how good our team really was last year. It really opens your eyes to, `Dang, we had a pretty good team.' I think Japan would have given us a little bit of trouble, but I think we could have fared fairly well in a three-game series with anybody we played this summer. "It was fun meeting all those guys, and you see the few standouts (on teams from some lesser-known baseball nations), and you see the different style of play they have and that's what made the summer so fun, was playing against such a diverse group of competition. I tried to soak in the whole experience, because it felt like it was over before it even started. You're playing all these countries, and all you really have are your memories. I tried to learn a little about how everybody played, but for the most part it was just going out there and trying to win every day " Q: What was it like being in Cuba? How much of the country were you able to see?

B: "I got a couple notes from girls, actually, after games. One girl above the dugout gave me a letter that said `I love you' on it. Another letter was in Spanish and it just said some pretty deep stuff. The fans there were mostly our age, and then people just from that area that go there to watch the game."
Q: Were they noisy and boisterous?

mer, it doesn't matter who's on your team, you've got to be doing something right. We picked each other up, and I thought it was just very good baseball that we played."
Q: What was it like representing the United
States?

B: "It's hard to explain. The competition wasn't exactly what I wanted, but the experience as a whole was more than I could have ever imagined. Just the idea of playing with the top players in the nation, having the opportunity to be recognized as one of them, to be around the elite and to feel like you can play with them. It's something I'll remember for a long time. Wearing that USA uniform one in a million people get to put on that USA uniform in any sport and represent their country, so it was a sense of pride. It really made me proud to be an American and live in the United States."
Q: Playing teams from other countries, could you tell the different approaches that different countries take to the game?

B: "A little bit. I think they appreciated the way we played the game and I think they appreciated our love for the game. One thing I noticed about that tournament was that Team USA was on the top step (of the dugout), picking up runners, picking up people who scored going to the plate, whereas other teams weren't. I think the fans really appreciated our love for the game and our desire to be perfect, so that was something we really noticed. But there wasn't much of a fan base. The main stadium held about 52,000-55,000, but we never played Cuba. If we had played Cuba, I heard there was to be standing room only. But since they lost in the semis, there were only a few thousand there."
Q: Not a bad year - you win a College World Series title, you win a world championship with the best record in Team USA history - what's it like to look back on a year like that?

B: "Yeah. To my surprise, the Japanese team was a lot more aggressive at the plate than I thought they'd be. You think of a Japanese team as good bunters, sacrifices, do all the little things right, but they go up there hacking. They do all the little things right, but ... they envy USA Baseball and the way we play the game so much that they kind of turned themselves into that. They've taken their strengths and added it to what we do, and that makes them a pretty darn good baseball-playing country. They were the best

B: "We didn't see much of Cuba. We went on a few tours, went out to the flea market, did a lot of stuff like that and it was a lot of fun. It really makes you feel ... I don't know what the word is, but you can't take anything for granted. If I took anything out of that situation, going to Cuba, besides winning a gold medal, it was how lucky we are

B: "It's unreal. Nothing tops the national championship. I'll take the national championship over a gold medal any day, just because there's so much more pride here at Oregon State. But it's something special, it's something not many people get to do. I'm very fortunate to be here at the right time. I don't know if I had any significant leverage on what happened, but I was there and I did the best I could. I was on two great teams that came together and won two championships. "And at the end of it all, all I wanted to do was come out here and start fall ball. I couldn't wait."

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COLE GILLESPIE
Cole Gillespie arrived at Oregon State as an undrafted infielder; he left OSU as the Pacfic-10 Player of the Year and a thirdround draft choice as an outfielder. After a redshirtseason, Gillespie playedfor the Beavers from 2004-06, learning a new position and working his way into a starting role. In 2006, he helped Oregon State to its second straight Pac-10 championship and then the national championship, batting. 3 74 with 13 home runs, 57 runs batted in and 15 stolen bases The Milwaukee Brewers selected Gillespie in the third round of the 2006 draft.

"A lot kids from the Pacific Northwest would prefer a sunny state to play their
college baseball career. I was the same way for a while, until I realized Oregon State offered everything I needed from a major university. I chose this campus for several reasons, but none more important then a chance for my family to be at every game. Only an hour and 20 minutes away, my parents were able to make every home game as well as a majority of road games. Other reasons I chose OSU were simply the chance to play in one of the most prestigious conferences in the country, and the chance to compete against the nation's top talent. "Throughout my four years at Oregon State, I learned more life lessons then I could have even imagined. I have grown as a person and owe much of my success to the coaches and professors who have led me in the direction to reach my goals."

KEVIN GUNDERSON
Kevin Gunderson pitched at Oregon State from 2004-06, leading the nation with 20 saves in his final season and earning AllAmerica honors. He also became apart of Beaver baseball lore in 2005, when he sat in the interview room after OSU was eliminated from the College World Series and guaranteed the Beavers would be back the next season. Not only did Oregon State return to the CWS in 2006, but the Beavers won the national title in one of the great stories in college baseball history. Gunderson, undrafted out of Central Catholic High in Portland, was selected in the fifth round of the 2006 draft by the Atlanta Braves.

"Coming out of high school, the thought of going to college and playing baseball was something of a scare to me - until I arrived on the OSU campus. My experience at Oregon State was hands-down the best decision I could have made. To have had the opportunity to receive an excellent education and

play baseball in the nation's best conference is something that I will always cherish. "Before arriving in Corvallis in the fall of 2003, I was a busy high school student wondering where my baseball career would take me when I graduated. I knew before my senior year at Central Catholic that I wanted to make my college decision and sign a letter of intent during the early signing period in November. Throughout high school, I attended many different baseball camps and played on numerous summer traveling teams; one such experience almost landed me in Palo Alto to play for the Stanford Cardinal. I attended their all-star baseball camp in July, 2002 ... there were countless nights of me staring at the ceiling thinking about playing for a national powerhouse and having to move down to California. "That quickly changed when OSU Coach Pat Casey arrived at my Portland home Coach Casey told me that instead of pitching for Stanford, I could pitch against them wearing the orange and black of Oregon State. For some reason that statement stuck in my head and in November, 2002, I signed a letter of intent to play baseball at OSU. Coach Casey and his staff did a tremendous job when recruiting me, coming to as many high school games as possible but also opening my eyes up to availability of receiving an outstanding education at the same time. "Playing baseball at OSU for three years was truly a roller coaster ride. I vividly remember pitching in my first game as a freshman in Surprise, Ariz. The coaches were not shy putting us freshmen in the game. Jonah Nickerson was the first guinea pig, and then Dallas Buck. Thankfully, I didn't pitch until the second game but the nerves were still there inside my little stomach. From that moment, the journey began. We had a very successful year but faded towards the end and missed out on a regional. "The fun really started the next year as we steamedrolled through conference play and were the surprise team of the year, not only in the conference but on a national stage. We advanced through regional play and found ourselves in Omaha. Although our appearance at the College World Series was short-lived, we enjoyed ourselves but at the same time were disappointed that our season was over. Going into my junior year, the expectations were extremely high. We exceeded those expectations and were crowned National Champs. To have the opportunity to be a member of three great teams means a lot to me, and I have formed friendships that will last a lifetime. Playing baseball at OSU molded me into a strong young man and has prepared me for life in professional baseball. "Academics were always in the forefront

for me, ever since I was a freshman at Lentral Catholic. I knew from the beginning that in order for me to be able to play baseball in college, I would have to succeed in the classroom. I was never the one that thoroughly enjoyed sitting in a desk and listening to teachers talk; I would much rather be on the baseball diamond, basketball court or golf course. After arriving at OSU, I quickly learned that you needed to perform in the classroom in order to be eligible to play on the field. Earning a good letter grade was never a problem; the only problem was letting my mind wonder over to the sports side of my brain. What most people don't realize is the academic side prepares an individual the most for the real world. I was a Communications major because I love to talk. It has helped me a tremendous amount with baseball, especially when dealing with the media. When my baseball career is over, l am hoping Baseball Tonight will give me a call and I can join their crew. None of these dreams would be possible if I hadn't received a tremendous education from an awesome university "It is hard to think that my career at Oregon State has ended. My playing days at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field may be over, but I will always be a member of the OSU baseball family. Countless times, I have had people ask me to tell them some stories about my experience in Corvallis; I have stories that would take a lifetime to tell. I will always miss playing football on Friday afternoons in the fall for pitchers conditioning, dropping back and watching (pitching) Coach (Dan) Spencer think he was Peyton Manning "There are so many memories that could be shared, but by far the one that will stick out forever - not only in my mind, but in Oregon State athletics - is the 2006 team celebrating on the field in Omaha after completing one of the most magical runs through the College World Series."

JACOBY ELLSBURY
For Jacoby Ellsbury, 2005 was an eventful year The centerfielder spent the spring helping Oregon State to the Pacific-10 baseball championship and a place in the College World Series, then was drafted in the first round by the Boston Red Sox. He played the rest of the summer for the Lowell Spinners in the New York-Penn League, drawing raves as one of the top prospects headed toward the Major Leagues. In 2006, he was named the Red Sox's top minor league prospect by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America Ellsbury opted to attend Oregon State

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rather than signing a pro contract after being drafted out of Madras, Ore., High in 2002. He earned All-America honors and was named the Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year after winning the conference batting title with a 406 mark, 6 home runs, 48 runs batted in, 26 stolen bases and playing errorless defense. When he left OSU, he owned the school records for hits in a career, runs in a career, hits in a season and total bases in a season.

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"After attending Oregon State for three years, I know I was a lot more prepared for pro ball than I would have been out of high school -just mentally, physically. And I was more determined, I guess you'd say It was something I'd always wanted to do. The three years at Oregon State were awesome. I don't know what would have happened if I'd gone to pro ball straight out of high school. I'm definitely glad I chose OSU, I'm glad I played three years there, I had a great time and met a lot of great people. "I'd have to say the highlight of being at OSU was the College World Series. Any hit I had my freshman or sophomore year is nothing compared to going to the College World Series and sharing that success with those guys That's something I'll always remember, and a lot of people are going to remember that team. It was a great experience, and even guys in pro ball still talk about it 'How was it?' They're not going to be there, they're out of college. So it definitely was the highlight for me, and I'm sure a lot of guys on the team. "When it came to deciding where to go to school, one of the biggest things was I wanted to play in front of my family. The other thing was that I wanted to play in the best conference in the country, and play against the best players in the country. When I played at the (Oregon high school Class) 3A level, a lot of people said I didn't play against any good competition, that was why I had some of the numbers I did, stuff like that. I wanted to prove I could play in one of the best conferences. And then obviously there were the guys here - I played for the Bend Elks (summer league team) and I met a lot of the Oregon State guys and made friends with them and that was another big reason. Then I met the coaching staff and got along with them real well, so it was definitely the perfect fit for me."

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north-central Oregon, played at Oregon State from 2002-04 and was an All-Pacific10 selection in his final season, at the conclusion of his time at OSU, he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays. Mathews has spent the past two seasons working his way through the Jays' farm system, and he's continuing to work toward his degree at OSU

ready been to Corvallis for a football visit. "In my last year at Grant Union, our baseball team competed for the Class 3A state baseball championship, which (OSU
head) Coach Pat Casey and (OSU associate head) Coach Dan Spencer attended. That really excited me.

"There I was at Grant Union High School in John Day,
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2001, waiting and wondering if any Division I Mathews
colleges would come forward with scholarship offers I also wondered if they would come watch me play baseball sometime. I had always wanted to become a Division I baseball player ever since I was a little kid. With my love and dedication for baseball, I knew that one day my dream would come true. "Out of all of the Pac-10 schools, Oregon State would be my school of choice because my father attended college there. I was incredibly excited to receive a letter of recognition from the OSU baseball coaching staff. This was kind of funny, because I had al-

Aaron Mathews' journey took him from a small high school in an area not known for producing baseball prospects to a professional career in the game. Mathews, a graduate of Grant Union High in the hills of

"Later on in the summer of 2001, my high school coach, Art Thunell, had talked to Pat Casey about me playing at OSU. I called Pat Casey and asked if I could come see the baseball facilities and meet the coaching staff. Casey said that he would be glad to show me around. In our conversations, we talked about a lot of stuff, such as hunting, fishing and baseball. I knew from the get-go that Pat Casey was a really nice man and was a religious man (Catholic). That excited me as well, because I was baptized Catholic. Coach also was really comforting in what he had to say about the university and the baseball program; I knew that he was very dedicated to his baseball program. As the conversation went on, Coach basically told me that he would end up giving me a book scholarship for the first couple of terms. I was more than excited to get that scholarship, because I was not really expecting anything at all. "So I ended up coming to OSU. I knew that it was going to be a good experience to get a good education and meet new people

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ANDREW CHECK ETTS
Andrew Checketts is the pitching coach for the University of California at Riverside. He pitched for Oregon State from 1996-98 and was an All-Northern Division selection in 1997 and 1998. His senior
season, Checketts was named the division's Player of the Year and

"In my first baseball season at OSU, I ended up making the traveling squad in the preseason for a trip to Arizona. After that, it was an uphill climb to having a starting outfield position halfway through the season. "OSU helped me receive a good education, and the coaches at Oregon State helped me learn how to become a man. I ended up getting drafted in the 19th round of the 2004 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. All this would not have been accomplished without the help of my family, friends, faith in God, and coaching staff."

JASON

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Jason Stranberg is a project manager for Adroit Construction Company, Inc., in Ashland, Ore. He played for the Beavers from 1996-98, earningAllNorthern Division honors in 1997. He earned his bachelor's degree in Construction EngineeringManagement; while
completing his degree, Stranberg he helped oversee the renovation of Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. "Looking back at my career as a studentathlete at Oregon State, I am convinced that

earnedAll-America honors He was drafted Checkefts by the Boston Red Sox, and returned to OSU to earn his degree in Business Administration Checketts was pitching coach at Riverside Community College, helping RCC to its second straight state title, before being hired at
UCR.

there wasn't another institution that could have prepared me more for the life I live today.

"The OSU Engineering program opened opportunities for me that I could never have imagined. I have come to appreciate the college's dedication to preparing students for the professional environment by providing technical and specialized curriculums that actually reflect current `real world' practices. "Academic success for me was not inherent. It came through dedication, hard work, and a competitive nature that demanded success. Although the seeds of these traits were probably planted in me long before, it wasn't until I had an opportunity to compete in the Pac-10 that they actually developed. "As I give great accolades to the OSU Engineering program, they pale in comparison to my feelings for the OSU baseball program. Under Pat Casey and his staff's direction, baseball developed in me the skills necessary to succeed academically and later in the professional world. I will always be indebted to the OSU Athletic program for the opportunities it made available to me."

"Having the opportunity to go to school and play baseball for the Beavers is an experience that I cherish. The demands put on student-athletes at OSU undoubtedly prepared me for life after college. Not only did I receive an outstanding education academically, but also an education in hard work, dedication, consistency, and team play. While many of these lessons were learned in the classroom, the majority were learned on the baseball field under Pat Casey and his staff. "On a daily basis, we were held accountable for not only our performance on the field, but also in the classroom and our personal lives. I'm forever indebted to OSU for the lessons I learned while attending OSU. "Consistent hard work is a requirement at OSU, as in most successful companies and organizations. The staff at OSU is an outstanding example of how leaders can instill this trait in their organization, while setting an example of the importance of being a good person."

Oregon State was very strong. As a General Science/Pre-Medicine major, it was initially my goal to attend medical school and ultimately become a physician. My counselor in the College of Science, Chere Pereira, took to the challenge of coordinating a curriculum around the demands of my baseball LIpe schedule. In addition, she helped to place me in a summer internship in New York City and ultimately earn admission to medical school. While I opted to take another career path in the medical sciences, I owe a great deal of gratitude to the Oregon State science department for the position I hold today. "My academic experiences were rewarding, for sure, but it was my experiences competing on the baseball diamond for the Beavers that I cherish the most. The excitement of a televised Beaver-Husky game, with the stands packed and postseason play on the line, is a feeling that I cannot put to words. In the midst of these battles, I developed some of my dearest and lasting friendships. If I can figure out a way to come back and do it again, I will As for the baseball program itself, playing for Coach Casey and his staff was an honor. While the instruction was of the highest caliber, the values they instilled in us have had the biggest impact on me - hard work, discipline, teamwork and respect. These are values that go much further than the baseball field. "In short, the experiences I had as a student-athlete at Oregon State have had a profound impact on the person I am today. I am thankful and honored for having had the opportunity to compete on the baseball field and earn my degree at Oregon State."

RYAN LIPE
Ryan Lipe was a two-time All-Northern Division selection while playing third base for the Beavers from 1995-98 He is currently leading a division of Cardinal Health, a Fortune 20 supplier of surgical products and services; he lives in Chicago, Ill.

BEN BERTRAND
Ben Bertrand is Rehabilitation Services manager at St Elizabeth Health Services in Baker City, Ore Bertrand caught for the Beavers from 1996-98, including a medical redshirt season, earning All-Northern Division honors in 1997-98. He was an Academic All-American andplayed in the San Francisco Giants' organization. At the conclusion of his baseball career, Bertrand earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Pacific University. In addition to his physical therapy practice, Bertrand has also been assistant baseball coach at Eastern Oregon University, working primarily with hitters and catchers.

"The experiences that I had while attending Oregon State were among the most rewarding of my life. I played Division I baseball for a premier program, met some of my closest friends (including my wife), and earned the degree that carried me into my career in medical device sales. "Academically, the education I received at

"My experiences at Oregon State were

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among the most rewarding of my life. I learned that hard work without a specific goal and a plan to achieve that goal is just hard work. I learned that I was capable of so much more than I gave myself credit for These life lessons were a direct result of the time I spent with my teammates, the Bertrand academic challenges I faced, and the guidance of coaches Pat Casey and Dan Spencer. "Academics came easier to me than baseball. As far as athletic ability goes, I was not the biggest, or strongest, and definitely not the fastest guy around - not your typical blue-chip recruit. Coach Casey extended to me the opportunity to compete and play for a Division I baseball program as a walk-on at Oregon State. This opportunity, combined with my intense drive to excel, my fathers' love and discipline, and my wife's support, has shaped the person I am today. "To me, Oregon State is not just the university I attended; it is my home away from home. I made some of my closest friends on the baseball field at Oregon State and I consider them family. I am thankful that I had the honor and privilege to put on an Oregon State baseball uniform and to play the game I love."

Mike Thurman
the core of our team was that of local players. Over the next three years, my teamates and friends made many memories both on and off of the field, but there is one thing that really stands out. "In 1994, we finally won the Pac-10 Northern Division championship That championship turned out to be bittersweet, however, because we did not receive a berth to the NCAA tournament. With Washington State on probation for rules violations, our conference did not have the required six eligible teams and therefore could not get an automatic berth. "We were still champions, however, and that still ranks as one of my proudest moments in baseball. To reach that goal, in Coach Riley's last season, with my best friends in the world, is something that I will always cherish and be proud of. I hope that every current and future Beaver baseball player can experience the feeling that we had as a team that year." round draft choice of the Philadelphia Phillies, Brundage's minor league career included becoming a player-coach in 1993. "My experiences at Oregon State will never be forgotten. Not only did the Oregon State baseball program prepare me for professional baseball, it prepared me as a person, as well. Coach Jack Riley had a huge impact on my life not only as a player but, more importantly, as a person. "When I packed my bags and headed off to the rude awakening of minor league baseball, I was prepared for the real world - mentally and physically. I once came to Oregon State as a raw and naive person. I made the comment early on in my career at OSU that `I've got so much to learn, it's tough to improve.' But we all needed to to start somewhere, and OSU was the best place possible. Sometimes it's not the best to be a little fish in a big pond, because at OSU it seemed like everyone is a big fish in a little pond! "I have fond memories of my OSU days due to the closeness of my teammates and staff. The experiences that I had at OSU will never leave me. And as Coach Riley put it best on a daily basis, `It's tough to make chicken salad out of chicken poop!' Well, at OSU they've done a great job with their salads so far, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience."

Mike Thurman is a scout for the New York Yankees. Thurman was a Major League pitcher from 1997-2003 for the Yankees and Montreal Expos. Thurman pitched for OSU

from 1992-94 and was a first-round pick.

"Looking back on my baseball career at Oregon State, I can hardly believe that it has been over 12 years since I first set foot onto Coleman Field. It was a dream come true for me to be able to do just that, coming from Philomath High, playing at (Corvallis American Legion program) Richey's Market in the summer of 1991 and then to a Division I, Pac10 program like Oregon State. To make things even better, I was joined by fellow Richey's Market players and great friends like Allen Snelling, Jim Champion, John Schultz, Kevin Hooker and later, Brooke Knight. "As we developed as baseball players and as men under the instruction of (Coach) Jack Riley, I think that we all sensed we would be champions before we left the program. Of course we had other players who weren't from the Corvallis area that made great contributions in our quest for a championship, but

DAVE
Dave Brundage is manager of the Richmond Braves, the Class Triple-A farm team of the Atlanta Braves. Brundage managed San Antonio - the Seattle Mariners' Class DoubleA farm team - to back-to-back Texas League championships in 2002-03; in 2003, Baseball America magazine honored him as its Minor League Manager of the Year. He pitched and played several other positions for the Beavers from 1984-86, earning All-America honors and leading Oregon State into the NCAA Tournament in 1985 and 1986. A fourth-

Bryan Ganter is a physician at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., working in Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine and General Rehabilitation. An outfielder at OSU from 1984-87, he played on teams that ad-

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plishments. The Corvallis community, like the beautiful campus, was supportive and in sync with my needs. Local businesses were always willing to accommodate, without complaint, my occasional need for a new study environment. When I began to focus on my career options, community surgeons facilitated my first encounter with knee replacement surgery. Ironically, this experience foreshadowed my future. "My education at OSU allowed my future to meet no closed doors. The knowledge gained from my microbiology and history
degrees prepared me for the varied challenges of medical school and a Rhodes Scholarship.

Dave Brundage
vanced to the NCAA Tournament in 1985 and 1986 He twice earned Academic All-America honors while earning his degree in Pre-Medicine "I have really fond memories of the time that I spent at OSU, in particular my experience as a member of the OSU baseball team. Two out of the four years, we played well enough to Ganter

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in contact with so many wonderful people from so many walks of life. From fellow teammates, classmates, administrators, professors, all were helpful in making my experience at OSU one that will be cherished forever."

KNUTE BUEHLER
Knute Buehler is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Chiropractic & Neurosurgical Center of the Cascades in Bend, Ore. He pitched for the Beavers from 1983-85, playing on teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 1983 and 1985 Buehler was a Rhodes Scholar and went on to earn a master of arts degree in Political Economy from Oxford; he completed his medical studies at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine He is on the board of advisors for Oregon State's Cascades Campus in Bend.

My education and personal mentoring by OSU professors broadened my horizons from the big pond of OSU to crossing the pond to attend Oxford University. Each step of the way my confidence in my OSU training grew. "Playing baseball at OSU further enhanced my experience. Pitching for the Beavers allowed me to mature in ways the classroom does not allow. I was able to travel throughout the western United States and play against some of the nation's best athletes. I learned from Coach Jack Riley how to compete on the pitching mound and in the real world. Importantly, I matured with the knowledge that being a productive team member frequently means finding one's role "My OSU experience added incredible value to my life The memories remain intense since the effort and importance of those building years have so fundamentally shaped my personality and career. The passing of the years has done nothing to lessen the experience."

make it to the NCAA tournament. The 1986 team was probably the greatest group of guys that truly played together as a team; we were talented and scrappy. We were a true reflection of our coach, Jack Riley. The lessons learned on the baseball field were numerous. Not only were they vital in my devolvement as a person and a physician, but also are applicable in dealing with life's daily challenges. "The academic education at OSU was challenging, and valuable. Before coming to OSU, I was well aware of the strong reputation in the biological sciences, and was able to experience it firsthand upon entering. I was lucky to have a number of professors who took pride in teaching, and were interested in seeing their students' progress. As a result, I was well prepared to handle the academic rigors of medical school, as were my medical school classmates who were OSU alums. "I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to attend OSU not only because of the valuable on- and off-field education, but also because of all the memorable relationships that have been forged as a result. I came

STEVE LYONS
Steve Lyons has broadcast baseball for Fox Sports and several Major League teams. Lyons played several positions for the Beavers from 1979-81, concluding his career by becoming OSU's first-ever first-round draft pick. He played in the Major Leagues from 1985-93 for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos He authored a book about his experiences: "Psycho Analysis " "There is no question that my opportunities at Oregon State went far beyond those of an average student. Getting the chance to pursue a potential career in professional baseball, while having half my education paid for with a partial scholarship, was like a double whammy for my future that few people could
expect.

"Over 20 years since arriving in Corvallis to attend OSU, the emotions remain intense. The years have not tempered my feeling of wonder about making it in a `bigger pond,' the concerns about the academic challenges, and the exhilaration of the first baseball game as a freshman. It is inspiring how such latent feelings can be triggered today by walks on the campus encountering sites, sounds and even smells of events so long ago. "The campus and community remain a large part of my OSU experience. The calm, beautiful surroundings countered the somewhat-frantic college life. This was certainly true in the spring, when the azaleas and rhododendrons bloomed during finals week as if to highlight the end-of-the-year accom-

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and my talents as a baseball player would never have been realized without the intense baseball program I became a part of while I was there. "I believe every student learns more about themselves, grows up a little, and begins to shape their future during the years they spend in college, but the small-town atmosphere and a feeling of being `home' and comfortable gave me a chance to gain confidence gradually, and didn't overwhelm me in any aspect of college life. "Having grown up in the state of Oregon, I think I had the innate sense of being a part of the best the state had to offer, as a student and athlete at Oregon State. Through the 15 years of playing professional baseball and now with my broadcasting career for Fox, I've traveled extensively since leaving OSU. I know going there only intensified my pride in being an Oregonian. Any success I've had and the person I've become are in direct relation to my youth in Oregon and my experiences at Oregon State."

Foreword

By Steve Lyons

Jeff Doyle
for over 30 years and still holding the record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched. He went on to a 16-year career in the Major Leagues with the Houston Astros and California Angels; in 1979, he pitched a no-hitter for the Astros against the Atlanta Braves. "I went back to try to get it all in (and finish his degree); I think I lacked 13 or 14 hours. From that point, I had to go to Venezuela and I had to play three or four winters in Venezuela. By that time, I was in the big
leagues and I never got back to Oregon State. "It was a good background, though, that was the main thing. If I had signed, even out

JEFF DOYLE
JeffDoyle is cofounder and co-owner of Diamond Woods Golf Course in Monroe, Ore. He was an infielder for the Beavers from 1975-77, earning All-Northern Division honors. He was drafted in the sixth round by the St. Louis Cardinals and eventually reached the Major Leagues; he also played in Japan. Diamond Woods opened in 1997. "My experience at Oregon State really has two stories - in 1975 as a 17-year-old freshman from Junction City, and then again in 1989 after my baseball career was over. "I learned more, and grew up more, in my first three years at OSU than any other period of my life. The only reason I went to college was to play baseball, and I felt very fortunate to land in the best program in the state. Coach Jack Riley worked harder than anyone at finding ways to practice and improve despite the weather. "What I am equally grateful for now is the exposure I got and experiences I gained from being a college student. One of the best things was meeting people from different places and backgrounds. I lived in Cauthorn dorm my freshman year, and I still keep in touch with some of the friends I met there. An added bonus was meeting my wife Liz while working out at McAlexander Fieldhouse. Although I was a mediocre student, my failings taught me a lot. I changed majors several times in my search for something I was good at or liked. Getting drafted by the St.Louis Cardinals delayed that search, but fulfilled my dream. "I love sports, but I kept thinking there

must be more to life. In the back of my mind was a dream of building a golf course with my brother. In 1984, after my first year in Japan, I purchased 160 acres of land near Monroe. "When my baseball career ended, I found myself at a crossroad, wanting to do something other than baseball, but having no work experience or training. I started working production at Evanite Fiber and, at my wife's suggestion, enrolled 12 hours in the OSU School of Business. It had been 12 years since I last attended OSU and this time I was going only for the education - my goal was to learn about business rather than worry about the degree. I finally graduated from OSU in 1992, this time with a 3.9 GPA in Business. That same year, we were granted the permit to build Diamond Woods. I've still got lots to learn about running a business, but my education at OSU helped fulfill my dream. "I began school at OSU as a baseball player from a small town. I am not from a business family, and had very little experience working in business so the classroom was my first exposure to a business plan, basic accounting, finance, project management, and daily operations. For anyone who has ever tried starting a business, they know how many things can go wrong, and how important a good education is. I am very thankful for the education I received at OSU."

of junior college, I think physically I wouldn't have been able to take it; I don't think my arm would have taken it. But along with that, it gave me the opportunity to get into banking and to do different things. You have a college education like that, and it broadens your horizon. There are so many different things you're exposed to, and I think that's what really helps. That afforded me to get into banking, real estate, insurance - I got into that for a little bit. I took a Business
course, the basic economics course.

"I can honestly say that attending OSU was an experience that I am very fortunate to have - not only as a foundation to a pro baseball career, but more importantly, as a foundation to a career in Major League Baseball management."

Ken Forsch was assistant general manager for the Anaheim Angels, the 2002 World Series champions, before retiring Forsch pitched at Oregon State in 1967-68, holding

Norb Wellman is a registered investment adviser who is a cofounder of Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc, in Portland, Ore.; it is one of thefew independent,

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Pat Casey, have done and are doing a great job of carrying these values forward. "I had the opportunity to get to know Pat Casey when we worked together on the Goss Stadium project. From the beginning, there were many people involved, but Pat was the catalyst and he played the most important role in bringing this great facility to fruition. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the help of the athletic department's Bob Westlund, who did an outstanding job on the fundraising "I'm proud to be part of the OSU family and to have the opportunity to enjoy the results of its success."

Ken Forsch
employee-owned firms specializing in highly personalized asset management for investors with accounts of $2
50th wedding anniversary. "My degree at OSU was in Education, which I pursued for four years. I enjoyed teaching, coaching and administration, but decided to switch careers. Contacts from the

Bill Harper lettered at Oregon State from 1949-51, and he also played on the Beavers' 1949 Final Four men basketball team He went on to a successful coaching career at the high school and college

million or more. The firm now manages over $2 billion for a variety of institutional and individual clients. Wellman pitched at Oregon State from 1952-54, helping
the Beavers advance to the 1952 College World Wellman Series and being named Oregon State's captain in 1954. His father-in-law, Red Ridings, was the captain of the Beavers' 1925 Northern Division championship team. He was also a key figure in the drive to renovate Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.

University have played a major part in my career. Ralph Coleman helped significantly in obtaining my first job, coaching and teaching. Don White, a pitching teammate, was instrumental in securing a position in the training program with a New York Stock Exchange firm. That started me on my investment career. These relationships have been very important in my career and certainly confirm the value of attending an in-state school, especially if you plan to live and work in Oregon. "The most significant athletic experience I
remember as a sophomore in 1952 was when

level Harper then became a professional
baseball scout. He has

now worked for over 30 years for the Philadelphia Phillies; among the players he scouted and signed was Hall ofFamer Ryne
Sandberg.

we won the Northern Division, the Pacific
Coast Conference and the Western Regional. That put us in the College World Series. I had

"Looking back after almost 50 years, my time at Oregon State was a very positive learning and maturing experience. This opportunity was made possible by an athletic scholarship which I have appreciated increasingly over the years. It gave me four years of being associated with motivated, achievement-oriented people with excellent values. These values were especially apparent in the fraternity (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) and the athletic program. The World War II vets ran the fraternity as a `tight ship.' This really helped me make the adjustment academically and socially, after coming from a small school (32 in my graduating class at Mt. Angel High). The athletic program, coaches (Ralph Coleman and Paul Valenti) and the players provided the experience of learning to compete and play within the rules. The most significant event that occurred was meeting my wife, Ann Ridings; we have celebrated our
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the opportunity to pitch the second game in the series against Southern California and Fresno State. The seniors, like John Thomas and Cub Houck, helped create an attitude that we could beat any team. Defeating USC, the previous year's national champion, was an experience I will always remember. Getting together with the players of that `52 team on
several occasions has been most enjoyable. "The overall experience I had at OSU and the financial help I received has motivated me

to `give back' to the University through the OSU Foundation and the athletic program, baseball in particular. The tradition of a quality baseball program that has a long history and produced many scholar-athletes has fostered my support. We have been fortunate to have long-term outstanding coaches. Ralph Coleman Gene Tanselli, Jack Riley, and now

"I've had the opportunity to be around the Oregon State University baseball program for many years, both as a player and an assistant coach to Ralph Coleman and Gene Tanselli. Oregon State, the School of Education, and the baseball program prepared me for a high school teaching and coaching career at Roseburg (Ore.) High School before returning to Oregon State. "My experience at Oregon State also prepared me to become a professional baseball scout for the Philadelphia Phillies. Oregon State has been an outstanding baseball program that has produced many professional players, several of whom have made it to the Major League level. "I have observed many games at OSU after becoming a scout. The first player I drafted was from Oregon State - Bob Beall, who went on to play in the Major Leagues for the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta
Braves.

"With the baseball coaching staff and the new baseball facilities, Oregon State is going

to attract top-level players. As a scout, I've been to many ballparks, and Goss Stadium at Coleman Field is one of the best sites to play
college baseball in the nation."

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first champions of Pacific Northwest baseball; coach Fielder Jones, top right, managed the
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Oregon State's first player in Major League Baseball, reaching the bigs in 1931; in his final season with the Beavers, he batted .459

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Oregon State's first 4-year baseball letterman, the shortstop earned his monograms from 1907-10

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Goss Stadium at Coleman Field during a game in the 1930s Middle: A large crowd watches Oregon State play ball early in the 2000s Bottom: Plans have been made to expand and further improve Goss Stadium at Coleman Field in time for the 2008 season

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Goss Stadium at Coleman Field has historic diamond, finest in facilities
Over the last 100 years, championships have been won here. At least one former player had his ashes scattered here. One of the 1998 inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame - who never played a game in the Major Leagues - played here. And a plane once crashed into left field during a game - sort of. And, in 2006, this was the home of the national champions. Goss Stadium at Coleman Field has an interesting history, to say the least. When Oregon State began fielding a varsity baseball team in 1907, the school laid out a diamond on a lot just south of the main campus. A century later, that same site still serves as the home of the Beavers, making Goss Stadium at Coleman Field the oldest diamond in the Pacific-10 Conference and one of the oldest college fields in the country. When Goss Stadium was added to Coleman Field in 1999, OSU owned not only one of the most historic home ballparks in the country but one of the finest, as well. "We're very fortunate at Oregon State," OSU head coach Pat Casey said. "We've got some of the finest baseball facilities on the West Coast, from the standpoint of both players and spectators And we're also very lucky to have been able to keep our ballpark located in the center of campus - it makes for

BALLPARK FIGURES
OPENED: 1907; renovated prior to 1999 season CAPACITY: 2,300

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OREGON STATEALL-TIME HOME RECORD: 973-420-1(698
winning percentage)

FIRST GAME: Salem High 4, Oregon State 0 on April 12,1907 FIRST OREGON STATE WIN: Oregon State 12, Willamette 0 on May 2,1907
FIRST NIGHT GAME: Oregon State 3, Stanford 1 on April 26,
2002

LONGEST WINNING STREAK: 24 games during the 1951 and
1952 seasons

BIGGEST CROWD: 5,000; Oregon State 8, Fresno State 4 in Far West Regional championshp on June 7,1952 (Biggest postrenovation crowd: 3,194; Oregon State 15, Stanford 0 in Corvallis
Super Regional on June 11, 2006)

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FENCES: Leftfield, 330 feet, 14 feet high; Left-centerfield, 365
feet, 11 feet high; Centerfield, 400 feet, 8 feet high; Right-centerfield, 365 feet, 8 feet high; Rightfield, 330 feet, 8 feet high

Oregon State's players lounge Middle: Oregon State's clubhouse Bottom: The scoreboard installed for the 2007 season

NAMESAKES: Coleman Field is named for Ralph Coleman, who
coached the Beavers for 35 seasons from 1923-66 Goss Stadium is named for the family of John and Eline Goss, whose major lead gift to the fundraising effort made the project possible AMENITIES: Clubhouses for both teams; OSU coaches room; OSU players lounge; enclosed press box with two private booths; scoreboard with vi capability; covered

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MAJOR DONORS
GOSS STADIUM: John and Eline Goss
Bert and Shirley Babb, Bill and Bonnie Brod, Bert Girod, N B

Guistina Foundation, Ralph and Wilma Hull, Phillip K Knight, Keith and Pat McKennon, Jim and Beverly Reimann, Al and Pat Reser, Jon and Jean Walker RALPH 0. COLEMAN COACHES OFFICE: Wilma Coleman,
Ralph Jr, and Elsa Coleman

HAROLD "RED" RIDINGS OREGON STATE LOCKER ROOM: Norb and Ann Ridings Wellman
GARY BAKER OREGON STATE DUGOUT: Mary Beth Baker, Terry Baker, children Julie, David and Tom, Robert Baker, Robert Ballin, Richard Brooks, Harry Demorest, David Long, Larry and Terri Petersen, Bill Wagner, Marcia Starr, Clinton Hinman

JACK RILEY CONCOURSE: Anonymous
GENE TANSELLI DUGOUT: Anonymous, HAROLD TAYLOR LOCKER ROOM: Harold and Margaret Taylor

Goss Stadium at Coleman Field in 1911
surface was installed on the infield. For 2008, plans call for a $4 million expansion of the ballpark that could double its seating capacity and will add numerous amenities for both the Beavers and their fans an expanded clubhouse, an academic center, a and more fans to come out and watch Beaver
baseball.

WEATHERLYFEIKE PLAZA: Ramona Feike Ware, Patricia Weatherly Van Well, Susan Weatherly Biles
McGRATH FAMILY PRESS BOX: Bernie and Sue McGrath, Terry McGrath

CLIFF ROBINSON PRESS SUITE: Cliff Robinson
GERALD MORRISON FAMILY PRESS SUITE: Jerry and Lola
Morrison

BUILDING MATERIALS AND SERVICES: ABC Roofing, Cascade

Steel Rolling Mills, Chintimini Forest Products, Farwest Steel, Frank Lumber Company, Hull-Oakes Lumber Company, Imperial
Paint Company, James Hardy Gypsum, States Industries Inc, Swanson Superior Products, Hilton Trenching, Dave and Nancy

multi-purpose room with a view of the field, umpires quarters, additional permanent seating down each foul line, more concession
stands and more restrooms "When the expansion is completed, our

Reece,Anita McEldowney, Craig McEldowney
ADDITIONAL MAJOR DONORS: Bud and Vy Fortier, Larry and Helen Hearing, the Tim Hennessy family, Glenn Kach, Herb and
Anita Summers, Wayne and Joanne Young

ballpark will be one of the best you'll find anywhere," Casey said. "The work that's
been done over the past decade has been a

FIELD LIGHTING SYSTEM: Bert and Shirley Babb

1907 BALLPARKS
Here are the ballparks that Major League Baseball teams called home when Oregon State began playing baseball at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field in 1907:
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factor that's made us a competitive program on the national level, and these improvements will help keep us there in a number of ways by helping us bring in even higher-caliber nonconference opponents on a regular basis, giving our current players the things they need to succeed, attracting top-flight recruits, and making it an even better place for more

"We can't wait to see those drawings become reality, because it's going to make a great ballpark even better." The field is named for former Oregon State player and coach Ralph Coleman, who guided the Beavers for 35 seasons from 1923-66. The stadium is named for John and Eline Goss, whose major lead gift to the $2.3-million fundraising effort made the project possible. John Goss was an Oregon State track and field letterman in the 1930s. The naming of the stadium is also a memorial to his older brother, James Goss, an Oregon State graduate.

John and Eline Goss made additional contributions to OSU toward endowed scholarships for student/athletes and other top academic students, including graduates of Portland's Grant High and members of the

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Philadelphia Athletics ....................................... .. Columbia Park St. Louis Browns ................................................ Sportsman's Park Washington Senators .............................................. National Park NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston Braves ............................................ South End Grounds ... .. Brooklyn Dodgers ............................................. Washington Park Chicago Cubs ............................................... West Side Grounds Cincinnati Reds ... Redland Field
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a great atmosphere for college baseball." Over the past nine decades, the campus has grown around Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, making it one of the most picturesque settings in college baseball. The 2,300-capacity ballpark is a short walk down Waldo Place from the Memorial Union and OSU's central campus area, making it easy for students to stop by a game between classes. For the 2007 season, a new scoreboard with video replay capability went up beyond the right-centertield fence and a FietdTuri

Bell Field, left, and Goss Stadium at Coleman Field in 1967
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Goss Stadium at Coleman Field in 1983
Beta Theta Pi fraternity. OSU's all-time record at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field is 973-420-1 (.698). Over the
2005 and 2006 seasons, when Oregon State won back-to-back Pacific- 10 championships, advanced to the College World Series and won

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the 2006 national title, the Beavers went 53-9 at home. In both those seasons, OSU won both the NCAA Regionals and Super Regionals in its own ballpark, giving national cable television audiences a look at the Beavers' diamond. The park is symmetrical, measuring 330 feet down the foul lines, 365 to the power alleys and 400 to center. The fence is 14 feet high from leftfield to left-center, then eight feet high from left-center to rightfield. Goss Stadium and Coleman Field's grandstand extends roughly from first to third base. The concrete, steel and brick structure has approximately 1,500 seats, a press box, a

lobby/concession area, restrooms, locker rooms, dugouts and storage areas. The stadium was designed to complement the architecture of the surrounding campus, and to evoke the aura of baseball's historic parks. The first game after the addition of Goss Stadium to Coleman Field was on March 12, 1999, when defending national champion Southern California topped the Beavers 5-2. The stadium was dedicated on April 17, 1999 as OSU beat California 11-5 before a crowd of 1,246 and a national cable television audience.

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The ballpark saw its first night game on April 26, 2002, as the Beavers beat fourthranked Stanford 3-1. A set of lights meeting professional Class Triple-A standards was installed that spring thanks to the generosity of longtime OSU boosters Bert and Shirley
Babb.

1999 ................................. 6-9 2000 ............................. 13-10
2001

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1951
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1955 ............................ ... 8-1 .. 1956 .......................... . 8-7 ..... 1957 .............................
10-5

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10-0

TOTAL: 973420-1 (698 winning percentage) LONGEST BEAVER WINNING STREAKS AT GOSS STADIUM AT COLEMAN FIELD: 24 games in 1951 and 1952; 21 games from
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Casey said. "It's given us a lot of flexibility in when we can schedule practices and games around our players' academic schedules." Goss Stadium at Coleman Field has batting cages behind the left-field fence. When conditions call for indoor practice, the Beavers head for OSU's Truax Indoor Practice Facility, which opened in August, 2001. The addition of Goss Stadium to Coleman Field ended years of speculation over whether the Beavers would be able to remain playing baseball at their longtime home. As Oregon State expanded, land near the center of campus became scarce and the

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school's master plan called for the site to eventually be turned over to academic uses. In 1961, The Oregonian newspaper noted: "In the not-too-distant future, Oregon State baseball hopefuls won't have railroad tracks as a long-distance batting target. Coleman Field will eventually hold no basepaths, only buildings in this era of construction for higher education. Already one classroom building for this site is beyond the drawing board stage." For over 30 years, that possibility prevented any major improvements to Coleman Field. Long-term plans for the OSU campus called for moving the baseball field southeast of the intersection of Western Boulevard and 26th Street. In 1996, the baseball program explored building a press box and storage/concession building at Coleman Field. The possibility of building a stadium was also looked into, and that gradually became the goal of the baseball program and many Beaver boosters. The generous donation from the Goss family was the key to a private fundraising effort in the late 1990s. The ballpark's name would be ammended to Goss Stadium at Coleman Field in their honor in 1999. With no buildings slated for the Coleman Field site in the next 20 years, objections to a stadium were overcome in early 1997. The OSU campus master plan was changed at that point, assuring that the Beavers will continue playing at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field well into the future. Now the Beavers are out to make that future as interesting as their home ballpark's past. Over the past nine decades, the campus has grown to surround Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. More than 1,200 games have been played on the site, against foes ranging from Northern Division rivals to teams from Japan and Canada, barnstorming Negro Leaguers, local minor leaguers and military teams. Coleman began coaching at Oregon State in 1923, and the first reference to the ballpark as Coleman Field came in the mid-1940s. The name quickly grew into common usage; however, it wasn't until 1981 that OSU officially named the field in honor of the longtime
coach.

Several views of the expansion and improvements being planned for Goss Stadium at Coleman Field for the 2008 season
home behind the first baseline, an area that became Bell Field. That was the first of many changes in Goss Stadium at Coleman Field's surroundings. The Men's Gymnasium - later renamed Langton Hall - opened in 1914, adjacent to As Oregon State's campus changed and grew around Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, the ballpark itself stayed roughly the same. Sets of bleachers came and went, fences were torn down and replaced. The infield was rebuilt several times. Players were finally

When the students at Oregon Agricultural College got their wish and the school started a varsity baseball team in 1907, the football field was located on the present site of McAlexander Fieldhouse and the physical plant building. The baseball diamond went on a far comer of the field, next to brand-new
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the athletic fields. In 1946, the Navy ROTC quonset huts were tucked behind the rightfield corner and a year later Cascade Hall opened beyond center field. In 1959, Snell Hall opened across the street from the

In 1910, "the armory" - now McAlexander Fieldhouse - was built and football and track leapfrogged the baseball field to find a new

leftfield corner. In 1967, Finley Hall went up across the railroad tracks from right field. In 1973, Bell Field saw its last intercollegiate athletic event as the track and field program moved to a new facility. Dixon Recreation Center opened on that site in 1976 and Stevens Natatorium was added in 1994.

treated to the field's first dugouts in 1972, and that was the same year the first enclosed press box was constructed. The Scott Halbrook Memorial Scoreboard was added in 1986 and was in service through 2006. Goss Stadium at Coleman Field has been the home to 22 pennant-winning OSU teams over the years. In 1952, 2005 and 2006, the diamond was the site of some of the greatest moments in Beaver baseball history. In 2006, Oregon State wrapped up its second straight Pacific- 10 championship by

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beating UCLA to open the final series of the regular season. OSU then cruised through the NCAA Corvallis Regional by beating Wright State, Kansas and Hawa'i, and swept Stanford in the best-of-three NCAA Corvallis Super Regional to earn a second straight tirp to the College World Series. When OSU returned home from Omaha, it was as the national champion - the first ever from the Pacific Northwest at the Division I level In 2005, the Beavers won the Pacific-10 championship by two games to earn their first trip to the NCAA tournament in 19 years. OSU swept through the NCAA Corvallis Regional against Ohio State and St. John's. The Beavers then beat Southern California in a best-of-three NCAA Corvallis Super Regional that went the distance to qualify for the CWS. After winning the 1952 Northern Division title, Oregon State swept Southern California in a best-of-three series to win the Pacific Coast Conference championship. The next weekend, the Beavers swept Fresno State in the NCAA West Regional series to earn a trip to the College World Series. OSU nearly earned another trip to the CWS in 1963 when it met Southern California in a first-round series of the NCAA West Regional at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The Beavers, ranked as high as sixth nationally during the season, split the first two games with the Trojans before falling 7-5 in the finale. USC went on to win the national title. The first game on the OSU diamond - and the first varsity game in Oregon State baseball history - was played on April 12, 1907, and Salem High handed the Beavers a 4-0 defeat. Headlined "OAC Defeated by Salem High School," The Barometer student newspaper reported: "Yesterday afternoon the OAC baseball team was defeated in its first game of the season. The score being 4 to 0 in favor of
"Bullet" Joe Rogan, who entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. The Barometer's preview of the game quoted a telegram from New York Giants manager John McGraw as saying, "If I could whitewash that aggregation I could use every one of them on my team. Only their color keeps them out of the major leagues." The Colored Sox took a 3-0 win, with Rogan hitting a double and a home run. In the 1920s, it wasn't unusual for Japanese universities to send their baseball teams on tours of the West Coast. Meiji University visited Goss Stadium at Coleman Field twice; the Beavers won 7-0 in 1924 and Meiji took a 13-6 win in 1929. In the 1980s and early 1990s, the Canadian Baseball Institute - the country's junior national team - often visited OSU for exhibitions. In the fall of 1992, the Canadians' attention was split between the field and radios in the dugout and bullpen as they listened to the Toronto Blue Jays win the World Series. Earlier in 1992, the Beavers' Opening Day win over Concordia had been buzzed by a radio-controlled airplane. The game was interrupted briefly when the plane took a nosedive into leftfield. One former Beaver pitcher from the 1920s remains at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field literally. Burton Riley's sons crept into the ballpark late one night in 1993 and scattered the lefthander's ashes on the pitcher's mound, figuring it was the perfect place for him. Before World War II curtailed baseball at Oregon State for two seasons, the Beavers played teams from nearby Camp Adair in 1943, winning 3-1 and losing 8-4. Two local minor league teams - the Salem Senators and Eugene Emeralds - were frequent visitors in the 1940s and 1950s, with the Beavers holding their own as the pros tuned up for their seasons. When the weather forces an OSU practice inside, the Beavers are able to use one of the country's finest indoor practice facilities - the Merritt Truax Indoor Center. The building opened in September, 2001. The 85,000-square-foot building is large enough to house a regulation football field. The entire playing surface is Fieldturf, the same as the infield at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. In addition, the building is equipped with four batting cages. The Merritt Truax Indoor Center was designed with ample windows to provide daylight for workouts, and the brick exterior blends with Oregon State's campus. The structure is named in honor of Merritt Truax, a 1934 Oregon State graduate who founded one of the nation's leading commercial and retail gasoline outlets. McAlexander Fieldhouse, adjacent to the ballpark, also houses batting cages.
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the High school lads. This is due to several reasons. These are lack of support, lack of practice and interfering with the track work. We have no complaint to offer as to the result but we should give our team better support and hope to see more encouraging results in the future." After beating both Chemawa and Salem High in Salem, the Beavers earned their first home victory ever on May 2, 1907 by drubbing Willamette 12-0. OAC added wins over Chemawa and Oregon at home by the end of the 1907 season, and the Beavers' all-time home record has been over .500 ever since. The spring of 1910 saw Goss Stadium at Coleman Field graced by a coach who had already managed a World Series winner. Fielder Jones, who led the Chicago White Sox to the 1906 title, had left the club over a salary spat. While looking after business interests in Portland, he found time to lead OAC to the Northwest Collegiate title. Goss Stadium at Coleman Field's brush with pro baseball's color barrier came in 1921, when the Beavers played host to the New York Colored Sox. That team of black professional players was making its spring training trip up the West Coast and included many of the Kansas City Monarchs, including the late

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A as in All-Americans: Since the
American Baseball Coaches Association began selecting All-America teams, Oregon State players have been named to various AllAmerica teams 39 times. The first Beaver All-American was outfielder Dwane Helbig in 1952; the most recent were outfielder Cole Gillespie and pitchers Dallas Buck, Kevin Gunderson and Jonah Nickerson in 2006. Four Beavers have been two-time All-Americans: first baseman Jay Dean in 1954-55, pitcher Cecil Ira in 1962-63, pitcher Dallas Buck in 2005-06 and pitcher Jonah Nickerson in 2005-06.

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national championship, became OSU's head coach in 1995; through the 2006 season, his teams had a record of 391-253-4 with a pair of Pacific- 10 championships and College World Series appearances. Casey was instrumental in the addition of Goss Stadium to Coleman Field, adding modern facilities to OSU's historic diamond. His tenure has also included the installation of the first set of lights to the OSU ballpark and other improvements to the program as the

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Beavers became competitive in a unified Pac10 after the merger of its Northern and Southern divisions. Casey came to OSU from George Fox, where his teams were 171-113-1. A graduate of Newberg High, he had played baseball and basketball at Portland before a pro career that took him as high as Class Triple-A with the Calgary Cannons and Portland Beavers in the Pacific Coast League.

B as in ballpark: OSU has had just
one home since starting baseball as a varsity sport in 1907 - Goss Stadium at Coleman Field The park is located just south of the center of campus, and the field is named for longtime coach Ralph Coleman. In 1999, a new chapter in the ballpark's history began with the addition of Goss Stadium The stadium is named for the family of John and Eline Goss, the major donors to the $2 million project. Goss Stadium at Coleman Field was designed to blend into the architecture of the central campus area, with an old-style brick exterior The main grandstand extends from first to third base and seats approximately 1,500. The stadium includes a lobby/concession area, restrooms, a press box with private booths, and locker rooms for both teams. For decades, the field was simply known as the OAC or OSC diamond. The first published references to it as Coleman Field appeared in the mid-1940s and the name quickly went into common usage. It wasn't until 1981, though, that the ballpark was officially named Coleman Field by OSU Through 2006, OSU's all-time record in its home ballpark stood at 973-420-1 for a winning percentage of.698.

C as in Coleman: Ralph Coleman

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half of a doubleheader; with OSU taking the second game 7-1 in seven innings in 1:45.

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Wright State, Kansas and Hawai'i and swept the NCAA Corvallis Super Regional against Stanford. At the CWS, the Beavers won six times when facing elimination, including beating North Carolina 11-7 and 3-2 after losing the opening game of the championship series.

Oregon State's all-time winningest men's basketball coach, going 599-392 with two Final Four teams in 36 seasons. But Gill, who had been an OAC athlete from Salem High, was the Beavers' baseball coach while Ralph Coleman concentrated on duties in the physical education department from 1932-37. Gill's teams went 56-70.

1 with 10 Northern Division titles and a spot
in the 1952 College World Series. Coming to OSU - then known as Oregon

H as in Halbrook: In 1982, Scott
Halbrook was a promising freshman outfielder at Oregon State from Marist High in Eugene, Ore. Tragically, he passed away prior to the season. Honoring Halbrook with a black armband on their sleeves, the Beavers won the Pacific-10 Northern Division that spring. Halbrook was awarded his varsity letter for 1982. As a memorial, a new scoreboard was erected at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field for the 1986 season, with OSU winning another division title The scoreboard served a generation of successful OSU teams until being retired after the 2006 season. During that 2006 campaign, the Beavers won their second straight Pacific-10 title and the national championship. The final score recorded upon the Scott Halbrook Memorial Scoreboard was "Oregon State 15, Stanford 0" in the final game of the NCAA Super Regionals. During the 21 seasons the board was used, OSU's home record was 313-122.

Agricultural College - from Canby High, Coleman pitched for OAC in 1918 His main interest was track and field, though, and Coleman lettered three years before trying
baseball as a senior.

D as in Dean: Jay Dean was Oregon
State's first two-time All-American. The big first baseman was a first-team selection in both 1954 and 1955, batting.456 and .465, respectively, in those two seasons. He still holds OSU's record for career batting average at .379 for his four seasons. As a freshman, Dean helped Oregon State to the 1952 College World Series. He was also an outstanding basketball player, captaining the Beavers to within one point of the Final Four his senior season. Dean is one of very few athletes in OSU history to captain squads in two sports.

After serving in World War I, Coleman coached at Corvallis High and OAC. He pitched for the Portland Beavers in the Pacific Coast League and was offered a tryout with the Detroit Tigers, but turned it down to become OAC's head coach.

C as in College World Series:
Oregon State has made the trip to Omaha three times, appearing in the College World Series in 1952, 2005 and 2006. In 1952, The Beavers defeated Southern California in the Pacific Coast Conference championship series and swept Fresno State for the NCAA Far West Regional championship. At the CWS, the Beavers lost to Duke
and Texas.

D as in draft: Major League Baseball
began its amateur draft in 1965. Since then, OSU has had 84 players drafted, including four in the first round. Shortstop Steve Lyons was the Beavers' initial first-rounder, being taken 19th overall by the Boston Red Sox in 1981. Pitcher Scott Christman was OSU's highest selection ever, being nabbed by the Chicago White Sox with the 17th overall pick in 1993. Pitcher Mike Thurman was taken by the Montreal Expos at No. 31 as a supplemental pick in 1994. Outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was OSU's latest first-round pick, being taken by the Boston Red Sox with the 23rd overall pick in 2005.

H as in homers: Goss Stadium at
Coleman Field has always been a spacious ballpark, but the Beaver teams of the late 1970s and early 1980s tested what was then a 355-foot leftfield line with regularity. Five of OSU's top 10 single-season homer marks by player were set from 1980-83, including Jim Wilson's record of 21 in 1982.

In 2005, the Beavers won the Pacific-10 title and then swept through the NCAA Corvallis Regional against Ohio State and St. John's. Oregon State defeated Southern California in a best-of-three NCAA Corvallis Super Regional that went the distance to qualify for the CWS In Omaha, OSU was beaten by Tulane and Baylor. In 2006, Oregon State finally broke through at the CWS for not only its first win at the event, but the national championship. OSU won the Pac- 10 title, then captured the NCAA Corvallis Regional with victories over

E as in extra innings: The longest
known game in Beaver baseball history? It was a 20-inning, 2-1 loss to Washington in 1972 in Corvallis, taking 4 hours, 38 minutes to play. Incidentally, the game was the first

1 as in indoors: Oregon State has taken its game indoors on two occasions. In 1993, the Beavers played a three-game Northern Division series against Washington in the Kingdome in Seattle, winning the final game. In 1999, Oregon State visited Minnesota for a

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non-league series and the three games were played at the Metrodome, with the Gophers sweeping the Beavers.

I as in Ira: Cecil Ira was a two-time AllAmerica pitcher on OSU's 1962 and 1963 Northern Division champions. He is still OSU's career earned run average leader with a 1.79 mark, and was 27-9 from 1961-63. He also holds the Pacific-10 records for shutouts in a season, with five in 1963, and shutouts in a career, with 10 from 1961-63.

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claimed their first Northwest Collegiate title in 1910, their coach was Fielder Jones. Just four years before, Jones had been a playermanager on the Chicago White Sox's World Series championship team known as the "Hitless Wonders." A salary dispute with Sox owner Charles Comiskey led to Jones leaving the Windy City, though. Jones came to the Pacific Northwest to look after timber and land interests and was enlisted as OAC's baseball coach, traveling from Portland to Corvallis for practices and games whenever possible. The Beavers posted a 13-4-1 record in 1910, claiming the Northwest Collegiate championship. Jones eventually went to St. Louis as a playermanager for that city's entry in the Federal League from 1914-15. He later returned to the American League and managed the St. Louis Browns from 1916-18.

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Babb. The first-ever night game at the ballpark saw OSU's Ben Rowe pitch a fourhitter at fourth-ranked Stanford for a 3-1 win.

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Nickerson earned a place on Team USA, the United States national team.

N as in Northern Division: In 1999,
the Pacific- 10 Conference returned to playing baseball as a single league. However, OSU has spent most of its baseball history in the Northern Division, which dated back to 1913. In its final season of 1998, the Northern Division included Oregon State, Portland State, Washington and Washington State. Through the decades, the division also included Oregon, Portland, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Whitman, Willamette and Pacific (Ore.) at various times.

M as in Majors: There have been 16
Beavers who went on to play in the Major Leagues. One of the first was Ed Coleman, brother of longtime coach Ralph Coleman. Ed Coleman pitched for the Beavers in 1924, then played for the Philadelphia Athletics and St. Louis Browns from 1932-36.

K as in K's: The name atop OSU's
career and single-season strikeout lists is Jonah Nickerson. Nickerson, who pitched from 2004-06, set the career record with 299 srikeouts and the season record with 131 strikeouts in 2006. The single-game record belongs to Mason Smith, who fanned 17 Portland hitters in a 1994 contest.

N as in National Champions: It's
one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of Oregon State. It ranks among the top athletic achievements in Pacific Northwest history. It may have been the most unlikely championship college baseball has ever seen, as OSU captured the 2006 national championship in stunning fashion The Beavers won the Pacific- 10 championship, then were victorious at NCAA Regionals and Super Regionals in Corvallis. Six times at the College World Series, the Beavers faced elimination, and six times they pulled out a victory. In the championship series, OSU lost the first game to North Carolina and trailed by five runs in the second game before rallying for an 11-7 victory ; the next night, Oregon State scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning and then held off a North Carolina rally for a 3-2 victory and the national championship.

0 as in Opening Day: Oregon State
has a tradition of playing well on Opening Day. The Beavers' all-time record in seasonopeners is 68-29, and OSU has won 14 of its last 20 season-openers. In home-openers, OSU has an all-time record of 78-19, with the Beavers winning 17 of their last 19 homeopeners and 32 of their last 35. OSU's earliest season-opener came in 2002, a 13-5 loss at Arizona State on Jan. 31. Oregon State's earliest home-opener came in 2005, when the Beavers beat Portland 6-1 on Feb. 15.

L as in Lyons: Steve Lyons put together a nine-year career in the Major Leagues after playing at Oregon State from 1979-81. Nicknamed "Psycho" for his unique approach to the game, Lyons has been a broadcaster for Fox Sports and for several Major League Baseball teams. The first-round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox in 1981, Lyons played for the Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos from 1985-93. Lyons' on-field moves included playing tic-tac-toe with opposing players by scratching the game in the dirt with his spikes. And yes, Lyons was the guy who dropped his pants to brush the dirt out after sliding headlong into first base in 1990.

0 as in origins: Varsity baseball began
at OSU in 1907, but the roots of the sport reach further back. The official history of Oregon State University lists a baseball game as the school's first intercollegiate athletic event - a game against Monmouth Christian College in Corvallis on April 14, 1883. In that game, OAC wound up losing 23-7. Several tries were made at starting the sport on campus over the next 24 years, but most seem to have been thwarted by the Pacific Northwest's wet springs. Indoor baseball was popular, however, and the Barometer

N as in Nickerson: Jonah Nickerson
made his mark at Oregon State in a pitching career that lasted from 2004-06. Nickerson was a two-time All-American in 2005-06 and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2006 College World Series as the Beavers won the national title. He also set OSU's records for strikeouts in a career with 299 and II season Ii! "i ill., (IM'. In '()W. ti=
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Stanford, California, the professional Sacramento Senators and Cal State-Cbico. OSU's first-ever trip to the East Coast came in 1992 when the Beavers played in a tournament at Central Florida.

U as in unhittable: Two no-hitters
have been uncovered in Oregon State baseball history. On April 12, 1947, Fred Gallagher blanked Montana 1-0 in the second game of a doubleheader in Corvallis, striking out seven. On April 11, 1967, Cleve Benson, Eric Selberg and Jack Humphrey combined to shut out Portland 11-0 in another home game.

V as in victories: The 2006 Beavers
set an OSU record for victories, going 50-16 en route to the national championship and a second straight Pac- 10 title; they also set a record for home wins, going 27-4 at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The school record for wins in a regular season belongs to the 2005 Beavers, who went 41-9 as they won the Pac- 10 title; they later advanced to the College World Series and finished 46-12.

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Division titles and won two division tournaments. His 1986 team set what was then a school record for wins, going 39-15 and finishing third in the Midwest Regional.
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P as in pennants: OSU teams have
brought home 22 pennants over the years. The first was the 1908 Oregon Collegiate championship; the latest was the 2006 Pacific-10 title.

W as in "Write Stuff": Roy Hobbs,
the fabled slugger of the New York Knights, was born in Corvallis. Hobbs was the central character of the novel "The Natural," written by Bernard Malamud and published while he was an English professor at Oregon State. Coincidentally, the novel was published in 1952 - the year that the Beavers first reached the College World Series. Another literary diamond note concerning Oregon State involves the film "The Rookie " The film's screenwriter, Mike Rich, is an OSU graduate.

player at Linfield, Riley was the NAIA national stolen base leader as a senior. He later played professionally for the Salem Dodgers.

P as in polls: Oregon State notched its
first-ever place in the year-end national baseball polls in 1962, when Collegiate Baseball's final poll had the Beavers ranked No. 13. In 1963, OSU had its first top-10 finish when Collegiate Baseball put OSU at No. 10. Oregon State's highest-ever spot in the polls came in 2006, when the national champions were ranked No. 1 at season's end; their highest ranking during the spring had been No. 2 in two early-season Collegiate Baseball polls.

S as in Schulmerich: Wes
Schulmerich, one of the finest athletes in Oregon State history, ended his collegiate career by hitting .459 for the 1927 Beavers. The centerfielder went on to play in the Major Leagues from 1931-34 with the Boston Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. Schulmerich, who was also an outstanding football player for the Beavers, was inducted into the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1980. T as in Team USA: Oregon State has had three players earn places on Team USA, the United States national team selected by USA Baseball. In 2005, pitchers Kevin Gunderson and Jonah Nickerson became the first Beavers ever to make the team; in 2006, shortstop Darwin Barney was picked for the squad that won the world championship.

Q as in "Quiet, I'm trying to
study!": OSU has had four Academic AllAmericans in baseball: Ken Bowen and Bryan Ganter in 1986 and 1987, Mason Smith in 1994 and Ben Bertrand in 1998. Another OSU player was named a Rhodes Scholar: Knute Buehler, who lettered from 1983-85.

R as in rallying, big-time: The largest deficit OSU has ever overcome to win a game was 14 runs. That was in 2003, when the Beavers trailed New Mexico State 14-0 after five innings in El Paso, Tex OSU scored five runs in the sixth inning, three in the seventh and eight in the eighth for a 16-14 win.

T as in television: From 1998-2006,
Oregon State has played on national cable television nearly each season, and the Beavers have gone 13-9 in those games, including a 7-2 mark at home. Since Fox Sports (formerly Prime Sports) began televising games in 1990, Oregon State has a 40-22 record in televised games, including 18-10 in national TV games.

X as in exhibitions: Oregon State has played a wide variety of non-collegiate and foreign opposition over the years, including two 1996 games against Nittaidi University of Japan in the Hawaii Easter Tournament and a 1998 contest against CETYS of Mexico in the San Diego Classic. Local pros like the Eugene Emeralds and Salem Senators were frequent foes into the 1950s; OSU played the Portland Beavers as recently as 1981. Goss Stadium at Coleman Field was the site of two games in the 1920s against Meiji University of Japan and a 1921 game vs. the New York Colored Sox.

Y as in years without baseball:
Since starting a varsity baseball program in 1907, Oregon State has twice halted the sport. No team was fielded in 1917 due to World War I, and there was no team in 1944 or 1945 due to World War II.

R as in Riley: Jack Riley is Oregon
State's winningest baseball coach ever, going 613-411-5 in 22 seasons. A fiery competitor who wasn't shy about showing his emotions on the field, Riley coached OSU from 197394. His teams won or tied for five Northern

T as in travel: OSU baseball teams
have been journeying far from the Pacific Northwest since 1920. That year, the Beavers made their first extended spring trip, going to the Bay Area for games against Santa Clara,

Z as in zipping along: Oregon State
has twice had 18-game win streaks, in 1951 and 1962. Both winning streaks came in the first 18 games of the season.

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Pat Casey has built Oregon State into a baseball national champion. Casey and OSU wrote one of the great chapters in college baseball history in 2006, when the Beavers became the first-ever team from the Pacific Northwest to win the NCAA Division I College World Series. "In my mind it's one of the most miraculous college baseball stories ever," Arizona State coach Pat Murphy told Baseball America magazine, one of many organiza-

tions to name Casey its National Coach of the Year in 2006 In 2005 and 2006, Casey earned both the Pacific-10 Conference and NCAA West Region Coach of the Year honors for guiding the Beavers to back-to-back Pac- 10 championships and berths in the CWS. "It's clear he knows baseball, and he's an incredible worker," former Major League Baseball All-Star and broadcaster Harold Reynolds told the Portland Tribune. "Guys who come from the Northwest, we always felt that was our one advantage. We were going to outwork everybody. He has passed that on to his players " Since Casey became Oregon State's head coach prior to the 1995 season, the Beavers have moved into a prominent position on the
national scene. "Coach Pat Casey did a tremendous job building the Oregon State program into a title contender and guiding the ship in Omaha ... no recruit will turn down a phone call from Casey now that he has a title under his belt," ESPN broadcaster Kyle Peterson wrote on ESPN.com. OSU has had players earn spots on the USA Baseball national team three times, earn All-America honors 10 times, and had play-

ers taken in the top 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball draft 16 times - including first-rounder Jacoby Ellsbury in 2005. Oregon State has made dramatic improvements to its home ballpark, with more upgrades planned in the near future. OSU's strong fan following - which Casey helped develop - enabled the Beavers to host the

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cluding back-to-back shutouts of top-ranked Rice - to reach the championship series. In the best-of-three finals against North Carolina, OSU lost the opening game and trailed by five runs in the second game before rallying for wins of 11-7 and 3-2 for the title. Oregon State's 50-16 season set a school record for wins for the second straight season, and the Beavers refuse-to-lose style of play captured the hearts of not only those watching in Omaha, but college baseball fans across the nation. "All this under the leadership of a coach, Pat Casey, who never seemed to lose his composure, or change expressions, or say the wrong thing," wrote Ron Bellamy of the Eugene Register-Guard. "We can debate which Hollywood star would play Casey, if they made the movie, but if you were holding auditions for the role of a veteran, unflappable baseball coach, you'd cast Pat Casey." After the 2006 season, Oregon State signed Casey to a new 10-year contract to

Pat Casey is presented the 2006 national championship trophy
The 2006 Beavers had a storybook season, capped by a run through the CWS that saw them win six elimination games in Omaha to win the national championship. After being beaten by Miami (Fla) in its opening game, OSU won four straight - in-

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to school for senior season in 2001); Joe Gerber, 1 B, 24th round, Detroit Tigers

2000
2001

2002

2003 2004 2005
2006

Honors
2006 NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR: American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball America magazine, Collegiate
Baseball Newspaper

.............................. 31-24-0 Head coach .............................. 31-23-0 Head coach .............................. 25-28-0 Head coach .............................. 31-22-0 Head coach .............................. 46-12-0 Pacific-10 Champions, College World Series
Head coach

2001: Scott Nicholson, LHP, 8th round, Colorado Rockies; Bryan
Ingram, C, 12th round, Colorado Rockies; Josh Carter, OF, 14th
round, San Diego Padres

L

472
585 793 758 .606

2002: Mark McLemore, LHP, 4th round, Houston Astros; Brian

Barden, 3B, 6th round, Arizona Diamondbacks; Will Hudson, SS,
20th round, New York Mets

Head coach 12 SEASONS

50-16-0

2003: Seth Pietsch, OF, 8th round, New York Mets; Ben Rowe,
RHP, 24th round, Texas Rangers(returned to school for senior season in 2004); Levi Webber, 1 B/DH, 25th round, St Louis
Cardinals

Pacific-10 Champions, National Champions

TOTALS

391.253.4

2005 NATIONAL CO-COACH OF THE YEAR: College Baseball Foundation 2006 WEST REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: American Baseball Coaches Association
2005 WEST REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: American

Career
TOTALS
19 SEASONS

2004: Andy Baldwin, RHP, 5th round, Philadelphia Phillies; Jake
Postlewait, LHP, 7th round, Colorado Rockies; Kyle Aselton, LHP,

562366-5

.605

11th round, MinnesotaTwins; Jared Sanders, RHP, 14th round, Cincinnati Reds; Aaron Mathews, OF, 19th round, Toronto Blue

Baseball Coaches Association
2006 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR:

Oregon State Team USA members
2005: Kevin Gunderson, LHP; Jonah Nickerson, RHP. 2006: Darwin Barney, SS

Jays; Nathan Pendley, LHP, 19th round, San Francisco Giants 2005: Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, 1st round, Boston Red Sox; Andy
Jenkins,1 B, 11th round, Florida Marlins; Nate Fogle, RHP, 11th round, Texas Rangers; Tyler Graham, OF, 14th round, Chicago Cubs (returned to school for senior season in 2006)

Voted by Pacific-10 coaches 2005 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR:
Voted by Pacific-10 coaches 1997 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE NORTHERN DIVISION COACH OF THE YEAR: Voted by Pacific-10 coaches

Oregon State All-Americans
1997: Mark Newell, RHP 1998: Andrew Checketts, RHP.

2005 SLATS GILL SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR: State of
Oregon Sports Awards

2001: Scott Nicholson, LHP 2005: Dallas Buck, RHP; Jacoby Ellsbury, OF; Jonah
Nickerson, RHP.

George Fox College
YEAR
1988 1989 1990
1991

2006: Dallas Buck, RHP; Cole Gillespie, OF; Kevin Gunderson,

2006: Dallas Buck, RHP, 3rd round, Arizona Diamondbacks; Cole Gillespie, OF, 3rd round, Milwaukee Brewers; Kevin Gunderson, LHP, 5th round, Atlanta Braves; Jonah Nickerson, 7th round, Detroit Tigers; Tyler Graham, OF, 19th round, San Francisco Giants; Chris Kunda, 2B, 19th round, New York Yankees; Shea McFeely, 38, 28th round, Arizona Diamondbacks; Mitch Canham, C, 41st round, St Louis Cardinals (returned to school for senior season in 2007); Jon
Koller, RHP, 48th round, NewYork Mets

POSITION
Head coach Head coach Head coach Head coach Head coach Head coach Head coach

WL-T
15-14-0

PCT.

LHP; Jonah Nickerson, RHP.

517
611

22-14-0 24-17-0
24-21-0

585
530

Oregon State draft picks
1995: Kevin Hooker, RHP-2B, 31st round, Philadelphia Phillies 1996: David Schmidt, C, 8th round, St Louis Cardinals; Chris Wakeland, OF, 15th round, Detroit Tigers; Eric Lovinger, RHP, 41st round, Los Angeles Dodgers
1997: Joe Messman, RHP, 7th round, HoustonAstros; Tyler Swinburnson, RHP, 16th round, Cleveland Indians 1998: Chris Pine, RHP, 5th round, Milwaukee Brewers; Brody
Percell, LHP, 7th round, Cleveland Indians; Andrew Checketts, RHP,

Oregon State free agents
1997: Ryan McDonald, 2B, Kansas City Royals
1998: Ben Bertrand, C, San Francisco Giants; Val Mencas, LHP, Shaumburg Flyers 2000: Mark Newell, RHP, Kansas City Royals

1992 1993 1994

29-18-0
26-16-1

617 616
721

31-13-0 171-113-1

TOTALS

7SEASONS

.602

Oregon State University
YEAR
1995 1996

2001: Thad Johnson, RHP, Oakland Athletics 2003: Andy Jarvis, 1 B, Philadelphia Phillies; Tom Creighton, UT, Florence Freedom; Ty Kline, RHP, Kalamazoo Kings
2004: Ben Rowe, RHP, San Diego Padres 2005: Tony Calderon, IF, River City Rascals

POSITION
Head coach
Head coach

W-L-T
.25-24-1
32-16-1

PCT.

21st round, Boston Red Sox; Matt Bailie, 1 B-RHP, 22nd round,

510

Philadelphia Phillies
1999: B.R. Cook, RHP, 3rd round, St Lows Cardinals; Troy

2006: Chris Campos, LHP-OF, Philadelphia Phillies; Bill Rowe,
1 B, Milwaukee Brewers

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guarantee his future in Corvallis. Casey had become an attractive candidate for coaching vacancies at a number of high-profile schools given the Beavers' amazing success. In 2005, OSU had been picked to finish sixth in the Pacific- 10 in the annual coaches poll; Casey guided the Beavers to the Pac-10 championship and the College World Series. OSU's 46-12 record was a school record for wins in a season, the Beavers' No. 7 finish in the the final polls was Oregon State's highest ever, and OSU's No. 2 ranking during the season was the highest it had ever climbed in the national rankings. After leading the Beavers to the finest seasons in school history, Casey now has his efforts set on keeping Oregon State at a level where it commands national attention. "This program can be in the top 25 in the country and compete for a regional and more on a regular basis," Casey said. "We need to be fundamentally sound, and be able to adjust to our personnel. You have to do things right to win, and that's something I stress." Casey was also named Co-Coach of the Year in the Pacific- 10 Northern Division for the 1997 season, and the Beavers have set numerous school records during Casey's time at OSU.
"Coach Pat Casey did a tremendous job building the Oregon State program into a title contender and guiding the ship in Omaha ... no recruit will turn down a phone call from Casey now that he has a

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steps of Jack Riley, who retired after 22 seasons as head coach. Most of the key players from OSU's 1994 Northern Division pennant-winning team had graduated, but Casey's first season saw the Beavers battle to a winning record of 25-24-1 in 1995. That set the stage for one of the finest three-year runs in the long history of baseball at Oregon State. In 1996, the Beavers posted a 32-16-1 record and went into the final weekend of the season with a chance to win the Pac- 10 Northern Division pennant. In 1997, Oregon State set a school record for wins in the regular season with a record of 38-12-1 and took postseason hopes into the final weekend. In 1998, Oregon State broke into the national rankings for the first time in four years and went 35-14-1. The season included series sweeps of Arizona, which was ranked in the top 10 at the time, and UCLA. In 2001, Oregon State again made a strong bid for the postseason, finishing with a 31-24 record. OSU had five wins over teams ranked in the final Baseball Weekly/USA Today coaches poll of the regular season and had a 10-9 record against schools selected for the NCAA Regionals. In 2004, OSU's 7-0 start was the school's best in 42 years. That team had a thenschool-record six players selected in the MLB draft and another signed as a free agent, and it set the stage for the magic of 2005 and 2006. Casey came to OSU after seven seasons at George Fox College, a NAIA school in his hometown of Newberg, Ore. Under Casey, the Bruins went 171-113-1 overall and were 155-54-1 against NAIA competition; they won three District 2 titles, five Metro Valley Conference titles and two Cascade Conference titles.
During his time at George Fox, Casey was named Coach of the Year three times in District 2, four times in the Metro Valley Conference and twice in the Cascade Conference. Casey earned his bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from George Fox in 1990. He played for the University of Portland
...

title under his belt."

- ESPN broadcaster "Peterson

We can debate which Hollywood star would play Casey, if they made the movie, but if you were holding auditions for the role of a veteran, unflappable baseball coach, you'd cast Pat Casey." - Ron Bellamy Eugene Register-Guard

"Being a member of the Pac-10, we're part of the best baseball conference in the country," Casey said. "We've made great strides at OSU in our level of play, our facilities, fan interest ... it's an exciting place to be, and the program is getting stronger each season." Casey was instrumental in the drive to build Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, the 1999 renovation to Oregon State's longtime ballpark. The OSU head coach was heavilyinvolved in fundraising for the $2.3 million project; when the go-ahead was given for construction, he had a hand in the ballpark's design to assure that it would be one of the most user-friendly facilities in college baseball. In 2002, the ballpark also received its first set of lights for night play. For the 2007 season, a new scoreboard with video replay capabilities and a new FieldTurf infield have been installed at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. Plans are underway to further expand and improve the ballpark for both the Beavers and their fans. Oregon State hired Casey in the summer of 1994, asking him to follow in the large foot-

from 1978-80 and was a first-team AllNorPac Conference outfielder his final two seasons. He was a second-team All-Region selection in 1980. He also lettered in basketball one season. After being drafted in the 10th round by the San Diego Padres in 1980, Casey played seven professional seasons. He reached Class AAA with the Calgary Cannons in 1985-86 and the Portland Beavers in 1987. After concluding his professional playing career, Casey took over George Fox's baseball program; while coaching the baseball team, he also played basketball for the Bruins while completing his degree. Casey, 48, was born in McMinnville, Ore. He graduated in 1977 from Newberg High, where he starred in football, basketball and baseball. Casey enjoys fishing, camping and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Susan, have four children - Jonathan (20), Brett (19), Ellie (15) and Joseph (8); Brett is currently playing baseball for OSU and has also played basketball for the Beavers.

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DAN
SPENCER
Associate head coach
11th season (Portland State, 1990)

Dan Spencer played a key role in Oregon State's climb to the 2006 national championship. Spencer, OSU's associate head coach, guided a Beaver pitching staff that was the cornerstone of back-to-back Pacific- 10 championships and College World Series appearances in 2005 and 2006. Oregon State led the Pac- 10 in earned run average in both 2005 (3.06) and 2006 (3.41); nationally, in 2005 the Beavers ranked seventh in NCAA Division I and in 2006 they ranked 14th. In 2006, Beaver closer Kevin Gunderson led the nation in saves (20) and starter Jonah Nickerson was named the Most Outstanding Player of the College World
Series.

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Major League Baseball took note of OSU's staff, as starter Dallas Buck was a third-round draft choice of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Gunderson was a fifth-round choice of the Atlanta Braves and Nickerson was a seventh-round choice of the Detroit Tigers. Prior to their time at Oregon State, Buck had been drafted in the 19th round out of high school while Gunderson and Nickerson had gone undrafted Buck, Gunderson and Nickerson all earned All-America honors while at Oregon State. Gunderson and Nickerson also gained places on Team USA, the United States national team selected by USA Baseball that plays an international summer schedule. Spencer joined the Oregon State program prior to the 1997 season and was elevated to associate head coach in 2004, the same season that he became OSU's pitching coach Spencer also oversees the Beavers' catchers, along with being OSU's recruiting coordinator. Spencer, 41, came to OSU after spending five seasons as head baseball coach at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash. Spencer's teams at were 135-79 and reached the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Tournament all five seasons. While at GRCC, Spencer was NWAACC Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1994. Spencer also has a background in athletic administration, having served as assistant athletic director at Green River. In 1990-91, Spencer was assistant baseball coach at Tacoma Community College Spencer coached the Ryder Construction Senior Babe Ruth team from 1987-92, win-

Dan Spencer at the College World Series
ning a national title his final season. He has coached four players who reached the Major
Leagues.

Spencer attended Mira Costa Junior College (Calif.) for a year before playing three
seasons at Texas Tech. Spencer earned his bachelor's degree in History from Portland State in 1990.

Spencer was born in Portland, Ore. He graduated in 1983 from Fort Vancouver High in Vancouver, Wash., where he played football, basketball and baseball. Spencer enjoys fishing, chess and time with his family His wife, Susie, is a Corvallis native; they have two sons, Wade (12) and Logan (8), and a daughter, Elizabeth (3).

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MARTY LEES
Assistant coach 6th season (Western Oregon, 1994)

Marty Lees made a big contribution as Oregon State moved into the national spotlight during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. OSU's defense, under Lees' supervision, combined with an outstanding pitching staff to make the Beavers incredibly tough to score on en route to back-to-back Pacific- 10 titles and College World Series appearances and the 2006 national championship OSU set school records for fielding percentage in both 2005 (.969) and 2006 (.975); nationally, the Beavers ranked eighth in 2006. When an opponent did get a runner aboard, Oregon State often cut him down with a double play, turning 52 in 2005 and bumping that to 62 in 2006. In 2005 and 2006, four starting OSU infielders who were eligible to turn professional were either selected in the Major League Baseball draft or signed free agent contracts with MLB teams - first basemen Andy Jenkins and Bill Rowe, second baseman Chris Kunda and third baseman Shea McFeely.
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the Year award in 2006, and the initial recipi-

Marty Lees at Rosenblatt Stadium after OSU won the national title
Oakridge High. Lees played baseball at Western Oregon, once earning two wins in a doubleheader against Oregon Tech. He earned his bachelor's degree in Physical Education in 1994.

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2006, Darwin Barney, was named the Pac- 10 Freshman of the Year in 2005 and was selected to Team USA, the United States national team that plays an international summer schedule, in 2006. Lees is in his sixth season on Oregon State's coaching staff. He became a fulltime assistant coach in 2004, having spent the 2002 and 2003 seasons as OSU's volunteer assistant coach. In addition to overseeing OSU's team defense, Lees supervises the Beavers' baserunning and coaches third base. Lees, 37, was on the Beavers' staff while completing his standard teaching certification at OSU. He was also the athletic director and a teacher at Harrisburg High. He coached one of the state's top American Legion programs, the Pepsi Challengers of Eugene. In 2002, the Challengers went 56-13 and Lees was named the Oregon AAA Legion Coach of the Year. Lees became head coach at Harrisburg in 2000, taking a team that was 4-20 the previous season and going 20-6 in his first year. He also coached the Eagle girls basketball team to a league title and into the state tournament for the first time in 16 years. Before going to Harrisburg, Lees was head baseball coach at

Lees also attended Lane Community College, playing baseball and basketball. He graduated from Lakeview High. Lees and his wife, Kristy, have three sons, Brandon (7), Brady (5) and Jacob (1).

The Lees family

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David Wong joined Oregon State's staff for the 2006 season as a volunteer assistant. Wong, 48, guided Willamette University in Salem, Ore., to a 287-221-3 record in NAIA and NCAA Division III play from 19912003; he is the winningest baseball head coach in WU history. The Bearcats won two Northwest Conference titles and reached the NAIA District 2 Championships several times. Wong was an assistant coach at Willamette in 1985-86, then an assistant coach at Portland, an NCAA Division I school in 1987-88. He then spent two years at MacLaren School as a group life coordinator. After signing with the Kansas City Royals, Wong played professional baseball for five seasons, advancing as high as Class Double-A. He was an all-star in the Gulf Coast and Florida State leagues. Wong played football and baseball at Willamette from 1977-80, earning all-conference honors as a pitcher and defensive end; in 1979, he was a NAIA football All-American. At Damien Memorial High in Honolulu, Wong played football, soccer and baseball. Wong is in the halls of fame for Damien, Willamette and NAIA District 2. He was Most Valuable Player of the 1988 National Baseball Congress World Series. Wong returned to WU to complete his bachelor's degree in Physical Education and began coaching. He enjoys golf and watching sports. He has a son, Joey (18), who plays baseball for Oregon State.

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OREGON STATE OUTLOOK

Beavers give some new guys a chance
OSU will look for several

reserves from defending champs to step up and contribute this season
In 2007, Oregon State will take the field for its 100th anniversary of varsity baseball, and the Beavers will do it as the defending national champion without most of the key players who won that 2006 title. How quickly a lot of new faces - some who are returning to the squad after playing backup roles and some who have just joined the program - adjust to playing every day will go a long way toward determining whether the Beavers make it to the postseason for a third straight year. "It's a huge challenge for us to find out what kind of club we can be," said Pat Casey, the 2006 National Coach of the Year who is entering his 13th season at OSU. "We're replacing most of our everyday starters and the nucleus of a tremendous pitching staff, and hopefully we'll rise to that and thrive on that challenge. We're going to play some people who have no Division I experience at all, and the game is going to be the teacher for us a little bit there. No matter how you look at it, there are going to be players in the lineup every day who haven't been everyday Division I players. "Somebody has to rise up other than the guys we expect; somebody has to become a better player or a better team player or a better role guy. Somebody is going to have to step up and do some things beyond what our expectations of them are. Hopefully there are people in this program who have been good players who can step up and be great players, and people who have been average players who can be good players." After their magical 2006 run to the national championship, the Beavers lost AllAmerican pitchers Dallas Buck, Kevin Gunderson and Jonah Nickerson; All-American outfielder and Pacific- 10 Player of the Year Cole Gillespie; Pac- 10 Defensive Player of the Year second baseman Chris Kunda; All-College World Series third baseman Shea McFeely and first baseman Bill Rowe; and draft pick outfielder Tyler Graham. But as OSU begins putting together its ineup for 2007, it can start with a Hair of

Darwin Barney, 2006 Team USA member
terrific players and leaders up the middle catcher Mitch Canham (.299 batting average, 7 home runs, 54 runs batted in, 10 stolen bases during 2006) and shortstop Darwin Barney (.330, 0, 36, 16 SBs), both juniors. Canham is a preseason All-America pick by both Baseball America magazine and Collegiate Baseball newspaper; he earned allconference honorable mention last season. Barney was selected to Team USA for international play in the summer of 2006, is a two-time All-Pac- 10 first team selection, and was named the Pac-IO's preseason Player of the Year for 2007 by Baseball America. "Mitch is the best leader in the country," Casey said. "There's nobody who has a leader better than Mitch Canham on and off the field. He's the heart and soul of our club. "Darwin is a big-time player and he's a team leader. He's really going to have to take

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Mike Stutes
one of those spots as being one of our captains, one of our leaders, and he's capable of being as good a shortstop as there is in the country." The Beavers also return junior righthander Mike Stutes (8-2 record, 3.10 earned run average) to the starting rotation; senior lefthander Anton Maxwell (3-3, 5.50) spent part of 2006 as a starter and OSU looks for him to regain the form that saw him win 11 games as a sophomore in 2005. OSU also brings back several pitchers who made big contributions out of the bullpen last season: junior righthanders Eddie Kunz (5-1, 3.61) and Daniel Turpen (3-0, 2.90), junior lefthander Joe Paterson (1-1, 4.11) and sophomore righthander Mark Grbavac (1-0, 5.11). Kunz earned preseason All-America honors from Baseball America. Turpen and Paterson could be among the candidates to round out the rotation. "But we're also well aware that somebody who hasn't pitched in a Division I game is going to have to step up, and that includes freshmen and guys who didn't pitch last year," Casey said. "There are people capable of doing that, there's no question about it. "When you start looking at Nickerson and Buck and Gunderson, you're looking at three of the best guys in the conference on one team, so how we approach the pitching thing may be a little different. We may not get a solid eight innings every outing out of our starters; we may have to break the game up a lot more than we did last year." A pair of highly regarded freshmen are in that group - lefthander Blake Keitzman (110, 0.44 high school) and righthander Jorge Reyes (6-1, 0.32 high school). Sophomore

Eddie Kunz
righthander Brian Budrow (0-0, 10.12) saw some action last season while freshmen lefthanders Bryn Card and Alex Sogard redshirted. Among the outfielders, the only returner to have started more than half of OSU's games last season is senior Scott Santschi (.271, 2, 29). Sophomore John Wallace (326, 0, 19) played regularly as the 2006 season wore on and senior outfielder/designated hitter Mike Lissman (.316, 0, 10) is another experienced player the Beavers will look to for leadership. Junior transfers Chris Hopkins (.347, 2, 37, 25 SBs junior college) and Braden Wells ( 358, 0, 31, 24 SBs junior college) and sophomore Koa Kahalehoe ( 263, 0, 8) could earn their way into the lineup, as well.

Scott Santschi
Around the infield, the Beavers have three spots to fill and a host of possibilities mostly newcomers. Sophomore transfer Jason Ogata (.255, 0, 9 Louisiana State), junior transfer Drew George (.367, 1, 37 junior college), freshman Joey Wong (438, 3, 14 high school), redshirt freshman Brett Casey and junior Lonnie Lechelt (.087, 0, 0) are possibilities to join Barney, with junior transfer Jordan Lennerton (.416, 10, 63 junior college) perhaps taking over at first base. "We have a lot of people who we think can help us; some are better offensively and some are better defensively," Casey said. "We've got to find a way to get the right guys in the lineup and see how that all fits in. Early in the season you'll see a little more versatility in who we play. "Last year our lineup was fairly well set except for maybe one or two positions; this year we really have to find a way to get our best people in the lineup. Sometimes it will be whether we want to be a little better offensively or a little better defensively that is going to determine who we play ... we're going to have to play some guys in some different positions early to find out who's the best where, and that will be interesting." The Beavers will begin finding out how the new combinations stack up in a hurry. OSU will play one of its most challenging non-conference schedules ever, and the Beavers' Jan. 25 opener is their earliest ever. "We've really got to find a way to get ready to play early, because our competition level is going to be tremendous," Casey said. "But the expectations of what we want out of our program, and what our players want out of our program, and the things that we've accomplished have put us in that position. so that's a good thing.

ROSTER INFO
Returning players
STARTERS (4): Darwin Barney, SS, jr ; Mitch Canham, C, jr.; Scott Santschi, OF, sr ; Mike Stutes, RHP, jr.

LETTERMEN (14): ErikAmmon, C,jr.; Reed Brown, RHP,jr ;
Brian Budrow, RHP, so ; Mark Grbavac, RHP, so ; Koa Kahalehoe, OF, so ; Greg Keim, RHP, Sr.; Eddie Kunz, RHP, jr ; Lonnie Lechelt,

IF, jr; Mike Lissman, OF, sr ; Anton Maxwell, LHP, sr; Jake
McCormick, RHP, sr.; Joe Paterson, LHP, jr ; Daniel Turpen, RHP, jr.;

John Wallace, OF, so SQUAD MEMBERS (1): Derek Engelke, OF, jr.
REDSHIRTS (5): Bryn Card, LHP, fr ; Brett Casey, IF, fr ; Joey Lakowske,1 B-OF, fr.; Alex Sogard, LHP, fr ; Dale Solomon, C-1 B, fr

Newcomers
FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE TRANSFERS (1): Jason Ogata, IF, so JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFERS (7): Kyle Foster, LHP, jr ;
Drew George, IF, jr.; Chad Hegdahl, LHP, so ; Chris Hopkins, OF, jr ; Josh Keller, RHP, so ; Jordan Lennerton, 1 B, jr ; Braden Wells, OF,

Ir FRESHMEN (11): Hunter Beaty, 2B; Scotty Berke, OF; Jackson Evans, IF; Blake Keitzman, LHP; Chad Nading, RHP; Ryan Ortiz, C;
Tyrell Poggemeyer, RHP-UT; Joe Pratt, 3B-C; Jorge Reyes, RHP;

KraigSitton,LHP;Joey Wong,IF,

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1-Joey Wong, 2B-SS 2-Blake Keitzman, LHP 3-Mike Lissman, OF 4-Greg Keim, RHP 5-PAT CASEY 6-Scotty Berke, OF 7-MARTY LEES 8-Jason Ogata, IF 9-Braden Wells, OF 10-Darwin Barney, SS 11-Mitch Canham, C 12-ErikAmmon, C 13-DAN SPENCER 14-Brett Casey, IF 15-Lonnie Lechelt, IF 16-Jackson Evans, IF 17-Anton Maxwell, LHP 18-Mark Grbavac, RHP 19-Jake McCormick, RHP 20-Chris Hopkins, OF 21-Scott Santschi, OF 22-Koa Kahalehoe, OF 23-Jorge Reyes, RHP 24-Brian Budrow, RHP 25-DAVID WONG 26-Joe Paterson, LHP 27-Ryan Ortiz, C 28-Dan Turpen, RHP 29-Drew George, IF 30-Kyle Foster, LHP 31-Alex Sogard, LHP 32-Reed Brown, RHP 33-Mike States, RHP 34-Joey Lakowske, lB-OF 35-John Wallace, OF 36-Bryn Card, LHP 37-Jordan Lennerton, lB 38-Josh Keller, RHP 39-Dale Solomon, C-1B 40-Kraig Sitton, LHP 44-Eddie Kunz, RHP Hunter Beaty, 2B Derek Engelke, OF Chad Hegdahl, LHP-1B Chad Nading, RHP Tyrell Poggemeyer, RHP-UT Joe Pratt, 3B-C KURT STEELE

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE:

Erik Ammon - AM-un Hunter Beaty - BEE-tee Scotty Berke - BER-kee Brian Budrow - BOO-dro Derek Engelke - ENGL-kee Mark Grbavac - GR-buh-vak Chad Hegdahl - HEG-doll Koa Kahalehoe - KO-uh kuh-HAH-luh-hoy

Greg Keim - KYM Blake Keitzman - KEETZ-mun Eddie Kunz - KOONZ Joey Lakowske - luh-KOW-skee Lonnie Lechelt - LEH-klt Marty Lees - LEEZ Chad Nading - NAY-ding Jason Ogata - o-GAH-tuh Joe Paterson - PAT-er-sun

Brian Pecor - PEE-cor Tyrell Poggemeyer - PO-guh-my-er Jorge Reyes - RAY-ess Scott Santschi - SANT-shee Keita Shimada - KAY-tuh shih-MAH-duh Alex Sogard - SO-gard Kurt Steele - STEEL Mike Stutes - STOOTS

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all-league first team also played football Penn plays for Fresno State 3 5 GPA 2-time all-state first team, 3-time NORTH SALEM HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Chris Lee prep teammate Jed Lowrie played for Stanford, Ryan

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313

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Among Oregon State's 4 returning starters in 2007 ... 2007 preseason Pacific-10 Player of the Year and Pac-I O's No. 4 prospect for 2007 draft, as selected by Baseball America magazine ... selected to Team USA by USA Baseball in 2006; batted .276 with 1 homer, 8 RBIs, 6 stolen bases; team won gold medal at world university championships, went 28-2-1 ... 2-time All-Pac-10 first team ... in 2005, was Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, earned Freshman All-America honors... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Darwin is a big-time player and he's a team leader. He's really going to have to take one of those spots as being one of our captains, one of our leaders, and he's capable of being as good a shortstop as there is in the country." PERSONAL: Majoring in Liberal Studies ... born in Portland, Ore. parents are Dave and Doreen Barney; family includes brothers Doug (25), Davey (24), sisters Deanna (22), Darilyn (19) ... Davey played baseball for Pacific (Ore.) ... enjoys friends, sports ... top athletic thrill was 2006 College World Series ... favorite athlete is Ozzie Smith; favorite movie is Me, Myself And Irene; favorite TV show is SportsCenter; favorite musician is James Blunt ... chose OSU for being the best fit for him, and "to win."
second straight season OREGON STATE: (2006) Selected to USA Baseball National Team All-Pacific-10 first team for selected Pacific-10's No 5 prospect for 2007 draft by Baseball America magazine in preseason among NCAA Division I leaders, 52nd toughest to strike out (13 7 at-bats per strikeout); among Pac-1 0 leaders, tied for second in walks (43); fourth in stolen bases (16); tied for fifth in

Bats right, throws right
Junior (1 Letter)!, 5-foot-11,195 pounds Salem, Ore, (North Salem HS. U. of Hawai'i)

hits (86); tied for seventh in runs (53), on OSU all-time list of single-season leaders, record for at-bats as a sophomore, lettered 27 (261); third in hits (86); fifth in walks (43); tied for sixth in runs (53) multi-hit games, 11 multi-RBI games had a hit in 50 of 66 games; had a run in 35 of 66 games; had a

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Among Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Erik had a good fall for us. I think he's one of the best catch-and-throw guys around."

for-12) with 2 RBIs, 2 runs Carolina, 2-for-4, 1 RBI

Jun 24-Jun 26, in College World Series championship series, batted 500 (6Jun 25 vs. North Carolina, 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 runs Jun 24 vs North

named to all-tournament team

PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science ... born in Salem, Ore.... parents are Bob and Jane Ammon; family includes brother Tom (24) .. Tom played baseball for Upper Iowa ... enjoys fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, playing and watching all kinds of sports ... top athletic thrill was winning 2006 College World Series ... favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez; favorite movie is Grandma's Boy; favorite TV show is The Colbert Report; favorite actor is Will Ferrell; favorite musician is Kenny Chesney; favorite food is "mom's special potatoes"; favorite restaurant is Olive Garden .. chose OSU because "I loved everything about this school, and to bring home some more championships to Oregon."
OREGON STATE: (2006) As a sophomore, lettered had a hit in 4 of 8 games in which he batted May 13 vs Arizona State, 1 RBI, threw out Pac-1 0 stolen base leader Colin Curtis attempting to steal Apr. 1-Apr 25, in 3 games, batted 571 (4-for-7) Apr. 1 vs Texas-Pan American second game, 2-for-3, 2 double, 2 RBIs

with 7 RBIs, 7 runs in first 7 games there through Jun 2 batted 500 (15-for-30) with 1 triple, 3 doubles, 9 RBIs, 10 runs, 5

Jun 19 vs Georgia, 2-for-5,1 RBI Jun 2-Jun. 4 at NCAA Corvallis Regional, May 21-Jun 3, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 474 (9-for-19) Jun 2 vs Wright State, 2-for-5,2 RBIs moved into leadoff spot on May 14, and

walks, 3 stolen bases, 556 on-base percentage May 26 vs UCLA, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, 2 runs as OSU clinched Pac-1 0 title May 21 at Washington State, 2-for-3, 1 triple, 1 double, 1 RBI, 3 runs, 2 walks as OSU clinched tie for Pac-1 0 title May 19 at Washington State, 4-for-6, 1 double, 2 RBIs May 14 vs Arizona State, 3-for-5,1 double, 2 RBIs,1 run Apr 22-May 5, at least 1 walk in 8 straight games, 12 walks total Apr 30 vs New Mexico, 3-for-4,1 double, 2 RBIs Apr 28 vs New Mexico, 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 walks Apr 8-Apr 16, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 391 (9-for-23) with 1 triple, 1 double, 1 RBI, 8 runs Apr 8 vs Arizona, 2-for-4, 1 double, 2 runs Mar 3-Apr 1,17-game hitting
sreak; during streak, batted.467 (28-for-60) with 5 doubles, 10 RBIs, 8 runs, 6 stolen bases; raised

batting average from 293 to 360 Mar. 25 vs Utah Valley State, 2-for-5,1 double, 2 RBIs, 2 stolen Mar 18 at Southern bases Mar 10-Mar 18, in 4 games, batted 474 (9-for-19) with 1 double, 3 RBIs California, 3-for-4, 1 double, 2 RBIs Feb 23-Mar 4, 5 multi-hit games in 6-game stretch; during that Mar 4 vs Nevada, 3-for-5, 1 double Feb time, batted 407 (1 1-for-27) with 2 doubles, 3 stolen bases 18-Feb 25, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 348 (8-for-23) with 3 RBIs, 3 runs Feb 10-12 al
Coca-Cola Classic, in 3 games batted 364 (4-for-11) with 1 double, 1 triple, 3 RBIs, 4 runs, 4 walks Feb 10 vs Nevada, 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBIs, 3 runs (2005) Louisville Slugger/Collegiate PacificBaseball Freshman All-America team; Baseball America Freshman All-America second team 10 Freshman of the Year; All-Pacific-10 first team co-winner of Joe ZaherAward for OSU's Male Newcomer Athlete of the Year among Pacific-1 0 leaders, tied for sixth in sacrifice flies (5); tied for
ninth in sacrifices (6)

HAWAII: Lettered 1 year for coach Mike Trapasso at the NCAA Division I school doubles, 16 RBIs, 427 on-base percentage, played 36 games, started 32 games

batted 255, 4

among OSU all-time single-season leaders, tied forfourth in at-bats (226)
18 muiti-hit games; 11 multi-RBI games

as a

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had a hit in 42 of 58 games; had a RBI in

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batted 360 (9-for-25) with 4 RBIs, 6 runs

May 20 vs Southern California, 2-out, 2-run single in eighth inning broke 0-0 tie in pitchers duel between OSU's Dallas Buck and USC's Ian Kennedy; OSU won 5-4 May 8 at UCLA, 3-for-4, 3 RBIs, 2 runs Apr 10-Apr 24, at least 1 RBI in 6 straight games Mar 28Apr 16, in 10 games, batted 489 (22-for-50) with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 11 RBIs
Apr. 9-Apr. 16, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 500 (12-for-24) with 2 doubles, 6 RBIs Apr 15 at Arizona, 2-for-4, 2 doubles,1 RBI Apr 9-10 series at Stanford, batted 500 (7-for-14), including 4-for-5 in finale Mar 22-

Simpsons; favorite actor is Russell Crowe; favorite book is Adrift; favorite musician is Jack Johnson; favorite vehicle is Hummer H2; favorite food is steak; favorite restaurant is Quizno's ... chose OSU for its campus, academic variety, and so his family can watch him play.
OREGON STATE: (2006) As a sophomore, did not letter, did not appear in a game (2005)As a freshman, lettered only appearance came Mar 24 vs Dallas Baptist EDMONDS WOODWAY HIGH: Lettered 2 years for coach Joe Webster as a senior, all-league also played football, basketball second team; 9-2 record, 68 innings . 4-time team Best Pitcher award prep teammate Chris Minaker plays for Stanford, Kyle Trew plays football for Washington 3 7 GPA; Principal's Award, Social Studies Student of the Year, Spanish Student of the Year.
OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - PITCHING YEAR
2005 2006

Apr 9, scored a run in 10 straight games

Apr 1 vs California, 3-for-5, 1 triple, 2 RBIs

Mar 29 vs

Brigham Young, 3-for-5,1 double, 3 RBIs Mar 18-Mar 25,5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 263 (5-for-19) with 1 double, 1 homer, 4 RBIs Mar 19 vs Sacramento State, 2 stolen bases, , Mar 12

at Pepperdine, first collegiate homer

Feb 5 vs New Mexico State, 3-for-5

Feb 3-Feb 25, started

careerwith 8-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 324 (12-for-37) with 1 double, 5 RBIs SOUTHRIDGE HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coaches Tom Campbell, Don Fitzgerald 2-time all-state first team 2-time league Player of Year as a senior, batted 611, 8 homers, 25 RBIs, 19-for-1 9 stolen

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2005 2006
301
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46
53

H
68 86

BI
44
36

2B
9
11

3B
1

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2 0

226
261

23

21

9 6

6-8

380

85
103

376 395

330

3

43

19

16-20

430

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154

20

20

4

2

66

40

15

22-28

407 188

386

Pitcher Bats right, throws right
Sophomore (1 letter) / 6-foot-3, 220 pounds Glendale, Ariz. (Mountain Ridge HS)

Outfielder Bats right, throws right Freshman (high school) 15-foot-11,180 pounds
Las Vegas, Nev. (Sierra Vista HS)

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Scotty had a good fall, and he'll compete for time in the outfield. He does a lot of good things in the game of baseball." PERSONAL: Majoring in Business ... born in Mesa, Ariz. ... parents are Fred and Joyce Berke; family includes sister Tracy (16) ... enjoys any sport ... top athletic thrill was winning high school state title as a junior ... favorite athlete is Ken Griffey Jr.; favorite movie is Wedding Crashers; favorite TV show is CSI; favorite actor is Tom Hanks; favorite book is Wrinkle In Time; favorite musician is Eminent; favorite vehicle is "any sports car"; favorite food is pasta; favorite restaurant is Olive Garden ... chose OSU for its educational and baseball opportunities.
SIERRAVISTA HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Nate Selby
Southern Nevada first team
3-time all-state first team; 4-time All-

Among Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Brian will battle for time on the mound. He pitched a little last year, but worked hard in the fall." PERSONAL: Has not decided on a major .. born in Phoenix, Ariz.... parents are Dean and Colleen Budrow; family includes sister Jessica (17).. enjoys video games, music, the outdoors, movies, golf .. top athletic thrill was 2004 Connie Mack World Series ... favorite athlete is Roger Clemens; favorite movie is The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou; favorite TV show is Baseball Tonight; favorite actor is Brad Pitt; favorite book is Surrounded By Idiots; favorite group is The Shins; favorite vehicle is 1967 Ford Mustang GT 500; favorite restuarant is Local Boyz ... chose OSU because he loved its campus and wanted to play in the Pacific-10.
OREGON STATE: (2006) As a freshman, lettered 1 or fewer walks in 6 of 7 appearances; 0 earned runs in 4 of 7 appearances Apr. 28 vs New Mexico, in relief; 10 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout Mar 31 vs Texas Pan-American, in relief; 10 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout Mar 28 at Pacific (Calif ) in first career start, no decision; 2 1 innings, 3 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts Mar 3 vs Nevada, in relief; 10 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout Feb 11 vs Arizona State, in relief; 1 0 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout

as a senior, all-state first team; batted .429 with 5 homers, 18 doubles, 12 stolen bases as a junior, all-state first team, all-area first team, all-league first team, division Player of the Year; batted 341, 12 homers, 1 triple, 15 doubles, 46 RBIs, 16 stolen bases 4 1 GPA; Student of the Month

MOUNTAIN RIDGE HIGH: Lettered 4years forcoaches Tony Chiarelli,RobKiepke 4-timeall-state; 4-time all-region as senior, region Player of the Year; 9-2 record, 70 strikeouts set state record for prep teamcareerwins; 34-4,187 ERA, 262 strikeouts, 43 walks; batted 419,17 homers, 139 RBIs
mate Cory Burns plays forArizona, Garrett Dunlap for Jacksonville
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Catcher

One of Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Reed has been in our program for a couple of years, and he should get some innings in the middle of a game." PERSONAL: Majoring in Business . born in Seattle, Wash. ... parents are Henry Brown and Lisa Helber, stepparents David Helber and Debbie Brown; family includes brother Jesse Brown (28), sisters Brit Brown (26), Tara Brown (23), Hailey Helber (15), Tessa Helber (13) ... enjoys wakeboarding, listening to music, boating.. top athletic thrill was winning 2006 national championship .. favorite athlete is Albert Belle; favorite movie is Heavyweights; favorite TV show is The

Bats left, throws right Junior (3 letters) / 6-foot-2, 212 pounds
Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS)

Among Oregon State's 4 returning starters in 2007 ... 2007 preseason All-America second team as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, third team as selected by Baseball America magazine ... Pac-10's No. 2 prospect for 2007 draft, as selected by Baseball America magazine ... drafted by St. Louis Cardinals in 41st round in 2006 and chose to return to OSU ... District 8 All-Academic selec-

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tion; 2-time Pacific- 10 All-Academic selection .. national semifinalist for Wooden Cup, presented to 2 distinguished athletes - 1 collegiate and 1 professional - who best display character, teamwork, and citizenship, the attributes Athletes for a Better World deems central to transforming individuals, sport, and society ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Mitch is the best leader in the country - there's nobody who has a leader better than Mitch Canham on and off the field. He's the heart and soul of our club." PERSONAL: Majoring in Business ... born in Richland, Wash.... parents are Mark and the late Kim Canham; family includes brothers John Kendal (23), Dustin Canham (20) ... Mark played football for Santa Clara, grandfather Dean Canham played football for Michigan ... enjoys fishing, helping in the community... wrote and performed "0State Ballaz" rap songs that were played before OSU home games in 2005 and 2006 ... organized rap concert to benefit Special Olympics in January, 2006 ... OSU Honor Roll; OSU Student-Athlete Advisory Council ... top athletic thrill was "winning the College World Series and getting to be on the bottom of the dogpile" ... favorite athlete is Albert Pujols; favorite movie is Caddyshack; favorite TV show is Family Guy; favorite actor is Pablo Francisco; favorite book is The Science Of Hitting, by Ted Williams; favorite musicians are Pain, Divine Legacy; favorite vehicle is 1943 Chevrolet pickup; favorite food is lasagna; favorite restaurant is Local Boyz ... chose OSU for "a great environment consisting of caring coaches, intelligent professors and a warm community."
OREGON STATE: (2006) Team co-captain sophomore for second consecutive season Academic first team granted redshirt year for 2004 injury so listed as

All-Pacific-10 honorable mention Pacific-10 AIl. selected in 41st round of Major League Baseball amateur draft by St Louis

Mitch Canham, right, performs with his friend Pain also known as Ryan MacBrian - during a rap concert at the OSU Memorial Union in January, 2006 to benefit local Special Olympics. Canham organized the concert with the help of his teammates; he was also responsible for the Beavers' `0-State Ballaz' theme
triples, 4 doubles, 30 RBIs, 12 stolen bases Math Award, Social Studies honor
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2004 2005
2006

Cardinals ;1,246th player taken overall; opted to return to OSU for 2007 season

among Pacific-10 leaders, tied for fourth in triples (5); tied for seventh in RBIs (51); tied for 10th in stolen bases (10) . on OSU all-time list of single-season leaders, tied for seventh in triples (5), tied for 10th in RBIs (54) sophomore, lettered 20 multi-hit games,11 multi-RBI games; had 4 games with at least 4 RBIs
a hit in 42 of 64 games; had a RBI in 30 of 64 games
as a

also played football, wrestled

3 98 GPA; Honor Roll,

had

threw out 22 of 44 runners attempting to steal

HR BB SO HP SB-ATT OBA TB SLG
0 8
7

Jun 25 vs North Carolina, 3-for-4, 1 double, 1 run Jun 22 vs Rice, drove in go-ahead run with second inning sacrifice fly as OSU clinched berth in College World Series championship series Jun 20 vs Miami, 3-for-4,1 double, 2 RBIs Jun 11 vs Stanford, 2-for-3, 1 double, 5 RBIs,1 stolen base as OSU
clinched NCAA Super Regional sweep
May 14-May 26, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 476 (10-for-21) with 1 homer, 3 doubles, 11 RBIs, 6 runs May 19-May 21 at Washington State, in 3 May 19 at Washington State, 3-for-5, 1 May 7 vs Washington, 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI Apr 25-Apr. 30, 5-game hitting

167

611

6

1

1

0

0 5
13

0 24
30

4
37
45

1

0-0

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1

167
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299 64/58 224

40
41

52
67

39
54

4
7

4-8
10-12

85
111

496

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308118/103 390

82

120

93

18

15

54

86

12

14-20

400 197

505

games, batted 538 (7-for-13) with 1 homer, 1 double, 10 RBIs, 4 runs; earned Pac-1 0 Player of the Week

honor . May 20 at Washington State, 2-for-3, 1 double, 4 RBIs
homer, 5 RBIs, 3 runs

streak; during streak, batted 368 (7-for-19) with 1 homer, 1 triple, 1 double, 9 RBIs, 6 runs, 1 stolen base

Apr. 28 vs New Mexico, 1-for-3, 1 double, 4 RBIs, 2 walks

Apr. 27 vs Cal Poly, 2-for-4, threw out 1

runner stealing and picked another off second base Apr 25 vs Portland, tied game with 1-out homer in ninth inning but OSU lost in 12 innings . Apr. 1-Apr 11, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 360
(9-for-25) with 1 homer, 1 triple, 1 double, 8 RBIs, 5 runs Apr. 11 at Portland, 3-run homer keyed OSU's

comeback from 6-run deficit to 14-9 win Apr 8 vs Arizona, 2-for-4,1 double Apr 1 vs Texas-Pan American first game, 2-for-5,I triple, 3 RBIs Mar 18-Mar 26, in 5 games, batted 500 (8-for-16) with 1
double, 1 triple, 2 homers, 3 RBIs, 3 runs . Mar 26 vs Utah Valley State, picked a runner off second

Pitcher Bats left, throws left Freshman (redshirt) / 6-foot-3, 195 pounds Klamath Falls, Ore. (Henley HS)

base and threw out a runner stealing second in the same inning to end an early-inning rally; also went 2for-4 with a triple Mar. 25 vs Utah Valley State, 3-for-4,1 double, 2 runs Mar. 17-Mar. 19 at Southern
California, homered in final 2 games of series, threw out 5 USC baserunners attempting to steal during series

Mar 3-Mar 10, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 556 (10-for-18) with 1 double, 1

Mar 5 vs Nevada, Mar 3 vs Nevada, 2-for-3,1 homer, 2 RBIs, 3 runs, 1 stolen base Feb 23 vs Brigham Young, 2-for 4,1 homer, 2 RBIs, .(2005) District 8 All-Academic first team; Pacific-10AIIAcademic second team moved to catcher after starting OSU career at first base among Pacific-10 leaders, tied for ninth in home runs (8) as a sophomore, lettered 13 multi-hit games; 11 multi-RBI games had a hit in 32 of 48 games June 4-June 13, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 462
homer, 4 RBIs, 8 runs, 3 stolen bases; batting average has risen from 207 to 340 3-for-4,1 double, 1 RBI May 14-June 13, in 9 games, batted 432 (16-forJune 12 vs Southern California, 2-for-4,1 homer, 3 RBIs, 3 runs . June 3-June 5 at NCAA Corvallis Regional, named Outstanding Player; batted 615 (8-for13) with 1 homer, 3 doubles, 6 RBIs, 6 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts June 5 vs St John's, 2 hits in OSU's 13-run second inning June 4 vs St John's, 4-for-5, 3 doubles, 4 RBIs; 3 doubles tied school single-game record June 3 vs Ohio State, 2-for-3, 1 homer May 14 at Washington, 3-for-4, 1 homer,
(12-for-26) with 2 homers, 3 doubles, 9 RBIs, 10 runs 37) with 3 homers, 3 doubles, 12 RBIs, 12 runs 3 RBIs, 2 runs; 3-run homer broke tie, drove in winning runs

. Mar 13 vs Winthrop, 2-for-2, 1 homer, 4 runs, 3 walks

Apr 16 at Arizona, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, 3 runs Feb 25 at California-Santa Barbara, 3-for-4

Among Oregon State's 5 returning redshirts in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Bryn pitched very well this fall. It was good to see him get people out - he had a good fall." PERSONAL: Has not decided on a major ... born in Klamath Falls, Ore. ... parents are Dave and Patty Card; family includes brother Drew (18) ... enjoys ping-pong, snowboarding, wakeboarding, sports ... top athletic thrills have been national title at OSU, back-to-back high school baseball state titles ... favorite athlete is Randy Johnson; favorite movie is The Natural; favorite TV show is Ghost Hunters; favorite actor is Ashton Kutcher; favorite book is Moneyball; favorite group is Nickelback; favorite vehicles are trucks; favorite food is lasagna; favorite restaurant is Darrell's ... chose OSU for its coaching staff and proximity to home.
OREGON STATE: (2006) Redshirted in career, 41-7 record, 1 88 ERA, 4 saves, HENLEY HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Joe Tacchini 302 innings, 469 strikeouts as senior, state and league Player of Year, Louisville Slugger state Player of Year; 12-2 record, 0 97 ERA, 99 innings, 48 hits, 15 walks, 162 strikeouts; team won state title as

Feb 3-Feb 15, started season with 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 556 (10-for-18) with 1 double, 1 triple, 1 homer, 7 RBIs Feb 3-Feb 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament
Mexico State, 3-for-4, 1 double, 1 triple, 4 RBIs
Northridge, 1 -for-3, 1 run in only start

Feb 5 vs. New Mexico State, 4-for-6, 1 homer, 2 RBIs, 4 runs .. Feb 3 vs New (2004) As a freshman, lettered . Feb 15 vs Cal State-

had plate appearances in 3 other games LAKE STEVENS HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Roger Anderson as a senior, all-league first

junior, all-state second team, league Player of Year; 14-1 record, 1 20 ERA, 8 walks, 128 strikeouts; team won state title prep teammate B J Holloway plays for Western Kentucky, Brian Kinsman for San

team utility player; all-area second team third baseman, team Sportsmanship Award; batted .430, 4

Diego State.. also played football, basketball

3 0 GPA

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BRETT CASEY
Infielder Bats switch, throws right Freshman (redshirt) / 6-foot-1,180 pounds Corvallis, Ore, (Crescent Valley HS)

Among Oregon State's 5 returning redshirts in 2007 ... played on OSU basketball team as a freshman, starting several games ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Brett is very versatile. It'll be interesting to find out how he responds to just playing one sport for a full year." PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science ... born in Newberg, Ore... parents are Pat and Susan Casey; family includes brothers Jonathan (21), Joseph (9), sister Ellie (16) ... Pat, uncle Tim Casey played pro baseball; Pat is OSU's coach ... enjoys golf, poker, ping-pong, FIFA 06 video game .. top athletic thrill was "dogpiling in Omaha"... favorite athlete is Michael Jordan; favorite movie is Glory Road; favorite TV show is World Series Of Poker; favorite actress is Jessica Simpson; favorite book is Harry Potter; favorite musician is Flypside; favorite vehicle is Hummer; favorite food is pizza; favorite restaurant is Olive Garden ... chose OSU for being in his hometown.
CRESCENT VALLEY HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coaches Frank Baumholtz, David Mintken
as a

..t

senior, missed much of season due to basketball injury, batted 667 (2-for-3) as ajunior, all-league honorable mention; batted 310 also played basketball prep teammate Joey Lakowske also plays for OSU, Mike Green basketball for California-Irvine

30 GPA

Mark Grbavac
he's a guy who could come in and give us some innings right away." PERSONAL: Majoring in Elementary Education ... born in Longview, Wash. ... parents are Steven and Jeanette Foster; family includes brother Kevin (17) ... enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, hanging out with friends and family ... top athletic thrill was playing in Area Code Games ... favorite athlete is Barry Zito; favorite movie is Anchorman; favorite TV show is Grey's Anatomy; favorite actor is Brad Pitt; favorite book is Juiced; favorite vehicle is Hummer; favorite food is steak; favorite restaurant is Red Lobster ... chose OSU for being a "great school and close to home."
LOWER COLUMBIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Lettered 2 years for coach Kelly Smith as a sophomore, all-division second team; 7-1 record, 1 99 ERA, 49 2 innings, 34 hits, 20 walks, 66 strikeouts as a freshman, drafted in 25th round by Los Angeles Dodgers; 3-1 record, 1 73 ERA, 26 0 innings, 22 hits, 13 walks, 34 strikeouts CASTLE ROCK HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Tom Bate team captain also played football, basketball , drafted in 29th round by Colorado Rockies as a junior, all-state second team

Infielder Bats right, throws left Freshman (high school) / 6-foot-1,170 pounds Vancouver, Wash. (Hudson's Bay HS)

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Jackson played very well defensively in the fall and is going to be a good player in this program." PERSONAL: Majoring in Liberal Arts; may become a teacher ... born in Portland, Ore. ... parents are Jerry and Karen Evans; family includes sister Courtney (23) . . enjoys sports, music ... top athletic thrill was Little League World Series ... favorite athlete is Derek Jeter; favorite movie is Rag Tale; favorite TV show is Flavor Of Love; favorite actor is Jamie Foxx; favorite musician is Dr. John ... chose OSU for its baseball program
HUDSON'S BAY HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Steve Stebbins as a senior, all-state first team, all-league first team, male athlete of the year; batted 374, 3 homers, 26 stolen bases as ajunior,

outfielder

prep teammate Scott Selby plays football for Washington State.

all-state first team, all-league first team; batted 376, 6 homers, 4 triples, 5 doubles, 18 RBIs, 15 stolen bases also played basketball, football, golf 3 4 GPA; 4-time league all-academic

Infielder Bats switch, throws right Junior (transfer) 16-foot-2,181 pounds Lebanon, Ore. (Lebanon HS, Lower Columbia CC)

KYLE FOSTER
Pitcher Bats left, throws left Junior (transfer) / 6-foot-2,190 pounds
Castle Rock, Wash. (Castle Rock HS. Lower Columbia CC)

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 .. OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Kyle had a lot of success at Lower Columbia. We think

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Drew was injured in the fall, so we're anxious to get him healthy. He could be in the mix of players who help us in the infield." PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science; may become a teacher ... born in Albany, Ore. ... parents are Rick and Deb George; family includes brother Ryan (28) ... Rick played baseball for LinnBenton Community College and Eastern Oregon; Ryan played baseball for Lane Community College, was to play for OSU but injury ended his career ... enj _oys camping, sports, the outdoors ... top athletic thrill

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OREGON STATE BASEBALL
mate Obstacle Course Challenge; favorite actor is Jason Statham; favorite book is The Power Of One; favorite group is Zion I; favorite vehicle is GMC Safari; favorite food is "McDonald's"; favorite restaurant is Humdingers ... chose OSU for being close to home and having the best baseball program in the Pacific Northwest.
May 5 vs OREGON STATE: (2006) As a freshman, lettered 2 of 12 inherited runners scored Washington, in relief; 1 1 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout in Apr 1-Apr 13, in first 5 career appearances, did not allow a run or a hit Apr 7 vs Arizona, won in relief; 2 2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1

walk, 1 strikeout Apr 1 vs Texas-Pan American second game, in relief; 1.1 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, I strikeout in OSU debut CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coaches Darren Bland, Tom Campbell as a senior, all-state second team, all-league first team as a pitcher; all-league second team as an outfielder; 8-2 record,1 save, 1 01 ERA, 69 innings, 31 hits, 18 walks, 109 strikeouts; Most Valuable Player in
as a State-Metro All-Star Series, played in Cascade Classic OregoniWashingtonlldaho All-Star Series junior, 1-3 record, 2 60 ERA, 37 2 innings, 36 hits, 12 walks, 44 strikeouts prep teammate Kevin

Gunderson also played for OSU, Ryan Gunderson plays football for OSU, Riley Showalter football for Oregon
YEAR
2006

also played football, basketball
ERA
511

3 55 GPA
IP
H
10

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - PITCHING

W-L Sv
1-0

GIGS 03 Sh
1110

R ER BB SO HP WP BK AVG. HR
9 7 5 8 3 2 0

0

0

0

121

217

2

CHRIS
Outfielder Bats right, throws right Junior (transfer) 15-foot-11,170 pounds Oakland, Calif. (Bishop O'Dowd HS, Sierra JC)

Koa Kahalehoe
was being drafted by the Chicago White Sox ... favorite athlete is Jose Reyes; favorite movie is Taladega Nights; favorite TV show is Flavor Of Love; favorite actress is Angelina Jolie; favorite book is The Life You Imagined: Derek Jeter; favorite musician is Jason Aldean; favorite vehicle is Dodge Ram; favorite food is Royal Red Robin Burger; favorite restaurant is Red Robin ... chose OSU because "I've been a Beaver fan all my life, it's close to home and baseball is good here!"
LOWER COLUMBIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Lettered 2 years for coach Kelly Smith teamhada combined 82-14 record as a sophomore at shortstop, all-Northwest first team, division Most Valuable Player; batted 367 with 1 homer, 3 triples, 10 doubles, 37 RBIs; selected from among current and former NWAACC players to represent United States in "Honkbal" world tournament in the Netherlands, and the team placed third as a freshman, all-Northwest second team, all-region first

team, drafted in 44th round by Chicago White Sox; batted 340, 3 triples, 8 doubles, 25 RBIs, 10 stolen bases 3 29 GPA, Dean's List LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered 3 years for coach Jeff Stolsig as a senior at shortstop, allstate second team, all-league first team as a junior, all-league second team as a sophomore, allleague also played basketball 3 51 GPA; Scholar-Athlete Award

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "We like speed in the outfield and Chris has that. He's going to compete for the job in centerfield." PERSONAL: Majoring in Sociology; considering becoming a counselor ... born in Vallejo, Calif.... parents are Jerry and Asha McDowell; family includes brother Brandis (26), sisters Tawra (27), Miah (5) ... enjoys listening to music, shopping, playing football and basketball ... top athletic thrill was going to state Final Four at Sierra.. favorite athlete is Ken Griffey Jr.; favorite movie is Scarface; favorite TV show is The Jamie Foxx Show; favorite actor is Denzel Washington; favorite book is In The Words Of Ken Griffey Jr.; favorite musicians are Mac Dre, Jay-Z; favorite vehicle is Range Rover; favorite food is chicken alfredo; favorite restaurant is Red Robin ... chose OSU to play in a top Pacific-10 program.
SIERRA JUNIOR COLLEGE: Lettered 2 years for coach Rob Willson as a sophomore, allconference second team; batted 347 with 2 homers, 2 triples, 8 doubles, 37 RBIs, 25 stolen bases as a freshman, drafted in 37th round by Milwaukee Brewers; batted 291 with 4 doubles, 11 RBIs, 16

18
Pitcher

MARK
G RBAVAC

stolen bases 3 0 GPA as a senior, all-league first BISHOP O'DOWD HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Joel Kaufman team, all-region second team; batted .330 also played football prep teammate Tyson Ross plays
baseball for California, Cameron Toler and Drew Glover play football for California

Bats right, throws right Sophomore (1 letter)! 6-foot-0, 180 pounds Portland, Ore. (Central Catholic HS)

KOA KAHALEHOE
Outfielder Bats left, throws left Sophomore (1 letter) 15-foot-9,185 pounds
Las Vegas, Nev. (Durango HS)

Among OSU's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 .. OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Mark had some good outings for us last year. We're going to need that breaking ball from him out of the bullpen." PERSONAL: Majoring in Construction Engineering Management; may become a project manager ... born in Princeton, N.J. .. parents are Rick and Debbie Grbavac; family includes brother Scott (21), sisters Kristen (26), Jill (24) ... grandfather Don Zarosinski played football at OSU ... enjoys ping pong, cooking, video games .. top athletic thrill was winning College World Series ... favorite athlete is David Wright; favorite movie is Layer Cake; favorite TV show is Viking, The Ulti

Among Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Koa is one of our better guys, defensively, in the outfield. Hopefully, he'll hit enough to be in the lineup." PERSONAL: Majoring in Human Development and Family Science ... born in Honolulu, Haw. ... parents are Albert and Jessica Kahalehoe; Jr. (22), Alix (14), sister Jahlyn (8) .. includes

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enjoys video games .. top athletic thrill was winning national championship ... favorite athlete is Tiger Woods; favorite movie is The Road To Perdition; favorite TV show is Pardon The Interruption; favorite actor is Adam Sandler; favorite book is Monster; favorite vehicle is 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS; favorite food is Kalua Pig; favorite restaurant is Tony Roma's ... chose OSU for "great atmosphere, cool teammates and coaches."
OREGON STATE: (2006) As a freshman, lettered 1 multi-hit game, 1 multi-RBI game had a hit in 15 of 31 games in which he batted, including 10 of last 19 May 19 at Washington State, walked and scored Apr 28 vs New Mexico, 0-for-1,1 RBI, 1 run ... Apr 7 vs Arizona, 1-for-4,1 RBI, 1 run Mar
26 vs Utah Valley State, 1 -for-1, 2 RBIs

Feb 23 vs. Brigham Young, 2-for-4,1 RBI, 1 stolen base Feb 17 at Pepperdine, first career RBI came as he singled home winning run,

DURANGO HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Sam Knapp as a senior, all-state first team, all-league first team; batted 553 as ajunior, all-state first team, all-league first team; batted 435, went 9-for-9 in state tournament
as a sophomore, all-league first team
R
5
H
15

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING

YEAR AVG. GrGS AB
2006

BI

2B
0

3B

FR BB SO HP SB-ATT OBA TB SLG
0

263 36/13

57

8

0

9

14

0

1-1

353

15

263

GREG KEIM
Pitcher Bats right, throws right Senior (1 letter) 15-foot-11,175 pounds Ontario, Ore. (Ontario HS, Washington State U., Treasure Valley CC)

Among Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Greg has thrown some great pitches for us; it's just a matter of consistency. When he's consistent in the zone, he's effective." PERSONAL: Majoring in Liberal Studies ... born in Ontario, Ore.... parents are Tom Keim and Donna Allen ... cousin Matt Echanis played baseball for Treasure Valley, Grand View ... enjoys hunting, fishing ... top athletic thrills were winning College World Series, going to Babe Ruth World Series ... favorite athlete is Greg Maddux; favorite movie is Anchorman; favorite TV show is Entourage; favorite actor is Will Ferrell; favorite book is Monster; favorite group is Dave Matthews Band; favorite vehicle is a pickup truck; favorite food is Papa's pizza; favorite restaurant is Tommy's ... chose OSU for its baseball program.
OREGON STATE: (2006)As ajunior, lettered 1 or fewer runs in 8 of 10 appearances 1 or fewer walks in all 10 appearances Apr 9 vs Arizona, in relief; 1 1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts Mar. 31 vs Texas-Pan American, in relief; 3 2 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 1 strikeout Mar 28 at Pacific (Calif ), in relief; 2 0 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts Mar 18 at Southern California,
in relief; 1 1 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts

Greg Keim
really have high expectations of him, and we see a little bit of (former OSU closer) Kevin Gunderson in him." PERSONAL: Majoring in Business ... born in Roseburg, Ore.... parents are Brad and Nancy Keitzman; family includes sister Jill (28) ... enjoys video games, music, friends ... top athletic thrill was playing in high school state tournament ... favorite athlete is Carlos Zambrano; favorite movie is Pulp Fiction; favorite TV show is Family Guy; favorite actress is Uma Thurman; favorite book is Heart Of A Champion; favorite group is Beastie Boys; favorite vehicle is Corvette; favorite food is steak; favorite restaurant is Olive Garden ... chose OSU for its great baseball program and because "it felt like home."
as a senior, state Player of the ROSEBURG HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Troy Thompson Year, all-state first team, all-conference first team, EA Sports All-America first team; 11-0 record, 0 44 ERA, 148 strikeouts as a junior, all-state first team pitcher, conference player of the year, allconference first team pitcher; 11-3 record, 1 save, 1 01 ERA, 82 innings, 27 hits, 27 walks, 127 as a sophomore, all-league first team also played football prep teammate Kyle strikeouts Loomis plays football for OSU 3 5 GPA, Honor Roll

TREASURE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Lettered 1 year for coach Russ Wright in 2005 region second team utility player; batted .300,17 RBIs; 4-5 record, 3 saves, 3 36 ERA WASHINGTON STATE: Lettered 1 year for coach Tim Mooney at the NCAA Division I school in 2004 batted 214, 3 RBIs; 0-0 record, 1 0 inning ONTARIO HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Chad Hartley all-state first team Lissman plays for OSU also played football, basketball 3 2 GPA
OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS -PITCHING YEAR ERA W-L Sv GIGS 03 Sh IP
2006
H

all-

prep teammate Mike

R ER BB SO HP WP BK AVG. HR
8 8

4 80

0-0

0

10/0

0

0

150 20

6

8

5

4

0

.323

1

BLAKE
Pitcher Bats left, throws left Freshman (high school) 15-foot-11,170 pounds Roseburg, Ore. (Roseburg HS)

Pitcher

Bats right, throws right Sophomore (transfer) 16-foot-4, 240 pounds
Portland, Ore. (Cleveland HS, Lower Columbia CC)

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Blake was injured and didn't pitch in the fall, but we think Blake is going to be a very good pitcher in this program. We

Rejoins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Josh had a great year at Lower Columbia. He's a middleof-the-game guy, and he's one of those guys who will sort that out." PERSONAL: Majoring in Psychology ... born in Portland, Ore.... parents are Bill and Ginger Keller; family includes brothers Billy (23), Lonny (18), sister Sam (13) .. Billy played football for Linfield ... en joys playing Madden football and FIFA soccer vi deo games ... top

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OREGON STATE BASEBALL

Eddie Kunz, 2007 preseason All-American
athletic thrill was pitching 11-inning shutout in junior college championships ... favorite athlete is OSU football player and former baseball player Greg Laybourn; favorite movie is Zoolander; favorite TV show is 24; favorite actor is Woody Harrelson; favorite book is Idiot, by Johnny Damon; favorite group is Creedence Clearwater Revival; favorite vehicle is Range Rover; favorite food is cheeseburger ... chose OSU for its Exercise and Sport Science program and the chance to play Pacific-10 baseball.
OREGON STATE: (2005) Redshirted

44KUNZ
Pitcher

EDDIE

Bats right, throws right
Junior (2 letters) 16-foot-6, 250 pounds Portland, Ore. (Parkrose HS)

LOWER COLUMBIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Lettered 1 year for coach Kelly Smith in 2006 allNWAACC first team, all-division first team, regional tournament Outstanding Pitcher; 10-0 record, 0 55 ERA, 94.2 innings, 49 hits, 20 walks, 84 strikeouts 3 8 GPA; Dean's List CLEVELAND HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Casey Dyer . as a senior, all-state first team, league Player of the Year; 12-0 record, 3 saves, 1 67 ERA, 64 1 innings, 39 walks, 96 strikeouts; KATU-TV Athlete of the Month as ajunior, 7-2 record, 2 56 ERA, 54.2 innings, 69 walks, 30 strikeouts also played football, basketball, wrestled.. prep teammate Ryan Kagan plays for Cornell.. 3 73 GPA; Honor Roll, Scholar-Athlete

Among Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... 2007 preseason All-America second team, Pacific-10's No. 1 prospect for 2007 draft, Cape Code League's No. 7 prospect of 2006 as selected by Baseball America magazine ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Eddie has as good a velocity as anybody in the conference. If Eddie can

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throw the ball where he wants and continue to improve his off-speed stuff, he'll be a big arm in the conference." PERSONAL: Majoring in Health Administration; considering becoming a hospital administrator ... born in Portland, Ore. .. parents are Ray and Sue Kunz; family includes brother Ray (27), sister Keri (25) ... cousin Vinnie Henderson played in Toronto Blue Jays' system ... enjoys fishing, biking, "anything outdoors" ... top athletic thrills were winning 2006 College World Series, striking out Southern California slugger Jeff Clement in 2005 NCAA Super Regional ... favorite athlete is Randy Johnson; favorite movie is Pirates Of The Carribean; favorite TV show is Family Guy; favorite actor is Jim Carrey; favorite group is Rascal Flatts; favorite vehicle is Jeep Wrangler; favorite food is Mexican; favorite restaurant is El Indio's ... chose OSU for its "great atmosphere and the people."
0 earned runs in 21 of 29 appearances; 1 or 5 of 30 inherited runners scored . Jun 26 vs North Carolina, in relief; 0 1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts as Beavers captured national championship Jun

OREGON STATE: (2006)As a sophomore, lettered

fewer walks in 24 of 29 apperances

24 vs North Carolina, in relief; 0 2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts Jun 20 vs. Miami, in relief; 1.0 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts Jun 2-Jun 4 at NCAA Corvallis Regional, in 2 appearances, 4 1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts Jun 4 vs. Hawai'i, in relief; 2.1 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout as OSU won NCAA Corvallis Regional May 28 vs UCLA, in relief; 12 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts Apr 29-May 14, in 5 appearances, 1-0 record, 0 00 ERA, 6 1 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts May 14 at Arizona State, in relief; 2 1 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout May 6 vs Washington, won in relief; 0 2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts Apr 30 vs New Mexico, in relief; 1 2 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts Apr
.

29 vs Cal Poly, in relief; 1 1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks,1 strikeout

Apr 25 vs Portland, lost in Apr 23 at California, won in relief; 2 1 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts Mar. 31 vs Texas-Pan American, earned win in relief; 3 0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout Mar 25 vs Utah Valley State, in relief; 1 1 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout Mar 19 at Southern California, in relief; 1 1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout Feb 19-Mar 5, in 4 appearances, 9 0 innings, 3 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 4 walks, 12 strikeouts Mar 5 vs Nevada, 1 0 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts
relief in 12-inning game; 2 1 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 1 walk, 3 strikeouts Feb 25 at Sacramento State, won in relief; 3 2 innings, 2 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 1 walk, 3 strikeouts Feb 19 at Pepperdine in relief; 2 2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts; entered game with runners at second and third, 0 out, and struck out the side, (2005) As a freshman, lettered
0 runs in 11

Lonnie Lechelt
movie is Blow; favorite TV show is Seinfeld; favorite actor is Mel Gibson; favorite book is Under The Banner Of Heaven; favorite musician is Garth Brooks; favorite vehicle is 1971 Ford Bronco; favorite foods are steak, chicken and pasta; favorite restaurant is La Conga. . chose OSU for its "great opportunity athletically and academically."
OREGON STATE: (2006) Redshirted

of 13 appearances; did not allow a hit in 8 of 13 appearances; at least 1 strikeout in 10 of 13 appearances June 18 vs Tulane;1 0 inning, 1 hit, 1 run, 0 walks, 1 strikeout June 13 vs Southern California, won in relief; 2 0 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts as OSU clinched berth in College World Series; pitched out of bases-loaded, none-out jam in sixth inning, giving up just 2 runs June 5 vs St John's, in relief; 1 0 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts Apr 9 at Stanford second game, won in relief; 0 1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts PARKROSE HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Ryan Miller as a senior, all-state first team, league Player of the Year, all-league first team as pitcher, first baseman also played football, basketball 35
GPA

CRESCENT VALLEY HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coaches Frank Baumholtz and David Mintken

as

a senior, batted 350 with 1 homer
basketball for California-Irvine

prep teammate Bred Casey also plays for OSU, Mike Green plays
3 85 GPA

also played basketball

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - PITCHING YEAR ERA W-L Sv GIGS 03 Sh IP
2005

H 7

R ER BB SO HP WP SK AVG. HR
2 2 17 19 7
21

154
3 61

2-0
5-1 7-1

0 0 0

13/0

0
0 0

0
0 0

112

14

2

2

0 0 0

171

1

2006

29/0
4210

421

39

24 26

30

4 6

4
6

245 230

0
1

LONNIE
Infielder Bats right, throws right Junior (2 letters) / 6-foot-0,195 pounds Kennewick, Wash. (Southridge HS)

TOTAL

317

540 46

28

44

34

JOEY LAKOWSKE

First baseman, outfielder Bats left, throws right Freshman (redshirt) / 6-foot-2,195 pounds Corvallis, Ore. (Crescent Valley HS)

Among Oregon State's 5 returning redshirts in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Joey hit the ball well this fall and we're trying to find a position for him to play. He's made tremendous strides from last year to this year." PERSONAL: Majoring in Business.. born in Corvallis, Ore.... parents are Mason and Rise Lakowske; family includes sister Laura (24) ... Rise played golf, basketball at OSU; is now OSU's women's golf coach ... enjoys building things ... part of OSU Futures Forum, a group of freshmen student-athletes identified for their potential leadership qualities and/or their excellent high school GPAs or test scores ... top athletic thrill was winning world title in racquetball ... favorite
I

One of Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Lonnie had a great fall. He's struggled offensively but has been good defensively in our program, but this fall he made enough contact that he's right there to be one of the guys starting in the infield somewhere." PERSONAL: Majoring in Business ... parents are Lon and Marla Lechelt; family includes brothers Shawn (26), Ryon (18), sisters Jaclyn (24), Dayna (16) ... enjoys basketball, football, listening to music, hanging out with friends ... top athletic thrill was winning College World Series ... favorite athlete is Allen Iverson; favorite movie is Friday; favorite TV show is SportsCenter; favorite musician is Tupac; favorite favorite food is chicken ... chose OSU because "I wanted to further myself in sports and education, and OSU was a perfect fit."
OREGON STATE: (2006) As a sophomore, lettered . Apr. 8 vs Arizona, 1-for-3, 1 run Mar 18 at Southern California, 1 -for-2 (2005) As a freshman, lettered first 2 career hits were home runs . Apr 9 at Stanford second game, pinch-hit bases-loaded walk keyed 4-run seventh that helped erase 7-run

OREGON S. ATE UNIVERSITY ATHLEl1CS-DEVELOP:NGFUTURELEADERSTHROUGHEXCELLENCEINACADEMICSANDATHLETICS

STATE
stolen base; drafted in 41st round by Milwaukee Brewers BROOKWOOD SECONDARY HIGH: Drafted in 50th round by Toronto Blue Jays
3 2 GPA.

played basketball

MIKE
...

Outfielder Bats right, throws left Senior (3 letters) i 6-foot-0, 215 pounds Ontario, Ore. (Ontario HS)

One of Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Mike hit the ball very well in the fall. He has the capability to really help us offensively, and we need his leadership." PERSONAL: Majoring in Sociology ... born in Ontario, Ore.... parents are Dan Lissman and Margie Yasuda; family includes brothers Joey (27), Kenny (23) ... enjoys hunting, fishing ... top athletic thrill was winning national championship... favorite athlete is Ken Griffey Jr.; favorite movie is The Last Samurai; favorite TV show is Entourage; favorite actor is Denzel Washington; favorite book is Friday Night Lights; favorite musicians are Tupac Shakur, Tom Petty, Notorious BIG; favorite vehicle is Range Rover; favorite food is Japanese; favorite restaurant is Sansei Cafe ... chose OSU for its academic opportunities and "to play with and against the best players in the nation."

Mike Lissman
Feb 15-Mar 29, walked in 3 of first 4 games in which he batted Mar 29 vs Mar 24 vs Dallas Baptist, homered SOUTHRIDGE HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Tim Sanders as a senior, all-state first team, allleague first team, team Most Valuable Player; batted 360,2 homers, 14 RBIs, 16 stolen bases; team
deficit in 11-10 win Brigham Young, homered and walked

OREGON STATE: (2006)As a junior, lettered

10 multi-hit games, 1 multi-RBI game

had a hit in

10 of his last 16 games Jun 19 vs Georgia, 2-for-3,1 RBI, 1 run, 1 stolen base Jun 3 vs. Kansas, 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run, 1 stolen base, Apr 25-May 21, in 10 games, batted 370 (1 0-for-27) with May 20 at Washington State, 2-for-4, 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 run . May 6 vs 2 doubles, 4 RBIs, 7 runs

won state title stolen bases

as a junior, all-league first team, team Best Defensive Player; batted 411, 3 homers, 15 as a sophomore, team Most Improved Player
R
3 5 8 H 2 2

Washington, 2-for-3, 1 RBI Apr. 25 vs Portland, 2-for-4, 1 run Apr.11 at Portland, tripled to start rally that began bringing OSU back from 6-run deficit to 14-9 win Apr 1 vs Texas-Pan American second Feb 25-Mar 26, in 10 games, batted 542 (13-for-24) with 1 RBI, 4 runs, 5 hit by pitch game, 2 RBIs Mar 25 vs Utah Valley State, 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 stolen base Mar. 18 at Southern California, 4-for-5, 1 run Mar 5 vs Nevada, 0-for-2 with 1 RBI, 1 run, 2 hit by Mar 11 at New Mexico, 3-for-4, 1 run
pitch (2005) Team co-captain

3 7 GPA; Honor Roll

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING

YEAR AVG. GIGS AB
2005 2006
125
2014

BI
5 0 5

23
0 0 0

3B HR BB SO HP SB-ATT OBA TB SLG
0 0 0

16

2
0 2

4 4
8

8 15

0
0 0

0-0
1-1 1-1

300

8 2
10

500 087 256

a hit in 31 of 51 games; had aRBlin18of51games
title

12 multi-hit games; 7 multi-RBI games had as a sophomore, lettered June 18 vs Tulane off bench, pinch-hit single

087

16/9

23 39

222 255

TOTAL 103 36/13

4

23

May 21 vs Southern California, 2-out, 2-run single in 7-run fifth inning as OSU clinched tie for Pac-10 Apr 29-May 13, in 10 games, batted 366 (15-for-41) with 1 homer, 6 RBIs, 11 runs May 8 at

37 JORDAN LENNERTON
First baseman Bats left, throws left Junior (transfer)/ 6-foot-2, 230 pounds
Langley, B.C. (Brookwood Secondary HS, El Paso CC)

UCLA, 3-for-4,1 RBI, 3 runs Apr 29-May 6, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 429 (9-for-21) with 4 RBIs, 5 runs May 3 vs Portland, 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 2 runs Apr 29 vs Arizona State, 2-for-4, 1 homer, 3 RBIs; 3-run homer sparked comeback win vs nation's 20th-ranked team Apr 24 vs Washington State first game, 2-for-4, 2 walks, 1 stolen base Mar 18 vs Sacramento State, 2-for-5, 2 RBIs,1 stolen base

Feb 5-Feb 26, 7-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 429 (12-for-28) with 9 doubles,

1 triple, 11 RBIs

Feb 5-Feb 25, doubled in 6 straight games (9 total doubles)

Feb 15 vs Portland,

2-for-4, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs Feb 3-Feb 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Feb 5 vs New Mexico State, Tournament Feb 6 atArizona State, 2-far-4,1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBIs 3-for-5, school record-tying 3 doubles, 3 RBIs (2004) Among Pacific-1 0 leaders through end of regular

season, tied forfirst in fielding percentage (1 000) as a freshman, lettered 16 multi-hit games; 9 multi-RBI games had a hit in 32 of 45 games; had a run in 23 of 45 games; had a RBI in 20 of 45 games was among Pac-10 leaders in batting average, on-base percentage during season May 16May May 23, in 4 games, batted 412 (7-for-17) with 2 homers,1 double, 3 RBIs, 3 runs,1 stolen base 30 vs UCLA, 2-for-3, 1 homer, 1 double, 3 RBls May 16 at Arizona State, 2-for-5, 1 homer Apr 9-May
1, scored at least 1 run in 10 straight games Apr 9-Apr 30, in 8 games, batted 469 (15-for-32) with 2 homers, 2 doubles, 9 RBIs Apr 30 vs Washington, 2-for-4,1 RBI, 2 runs Apr 9-Apr 18, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 524 (11-for-21) with 1 double, 8 RBIs, 3 stolen bases, 9 runs Apr.

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Jordan plays very well defensively; he's a big target at first base. He can give us some power from the left side." PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science; considering becoming a teacher and/or coach ... born in Surrey, British Columbia ... parents are Cam and Karen Lennerton; family includes brother Ryan (23) ... Ryan played baseball for Arkansas ... enjoys working out, golfing ... top athletic thrills were playing on Canadian Junior National Team, playing in 1998 Little League World Series ... favorite athletes are J.T. Snow and Larry Walker; favorite movie is Bull Durham; favorite TV show is Baseball Tonight; favorite book is Ball Four; favorite musician is George Strait; favorite food is chicken; favorite restaurant is Texas Roadhouse ... chose OSU for its baseball program.
EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Lettered 2 years for coach Shannon Hunt
as a sophomore,

12-Apr 18, stolen base in 3 straight games Apr 18 at Sacramento State, 2-for-4, 1 stolen base, 3 runs missed 2 games after Apr 17 at Sacramento State, 4-for-5, 1 double, 2 RBIs,1 stolen base, 2 runs injuring ankle priorto game at Washington on Apr 13 Apr 9 vs Stanford, 2-for-4, 2 homers, 4 RBIs Mar 4-Mar 14, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 348 (8-for-23) with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs, 8 runs Mar 13 vs Gonzaga, 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, 3 runs Feb 13-Feb 29,6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 474 (9-for-19) with 2 homers, 7 RBIs, 6 runs Feb 27-Feb 28, homered in back-to-back games Feb 27 vs California-Riverside, 2-for-3,1 homer, 3 RBIs, 3 runs Feb 13 vs Utah, 3-for-3,1 RBI ONTARIO HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Chad Hartley as a senior, all-state first team, all-league
as a junior, all-state first first team; batted 529, 10 homers, 45 RBIs; team reached state title game prep teammate Greg Keim also plays for OSU also played football team, all-league first team OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING

71-

YEAR AVG. GIGS AB
2004 2005
349 45/36
146 162

R
39

H
51

BI
34
30

2B
8
10

3B
0
1

HR BB SO HP SB-ATT OBA TB SLG
8
1

17
11

25 27
11

5 8

4-5
5-7

429
353
411

83
61

568

284 51/43

27

46

377

all-conference first team; batted 416,10 home runs, 14 doubles, 63 RBIs, 7 stolen bases as a freshman, all-conference honorable mention; batted 333, 5 homers, 2 triples, 11 doubles, 24 RBIs,1

2006

316 40/25

95

17

30
127

10 74

3
21

1

0

8

8
21

3-3

35
179

368

TOTAL 315136/104 403

83

2

9

36

63

12-15

395

444

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS-DEVELOPING FUTURE LEADERS THROUGH EXCEIIENCE IN ACADEMICS ANDATHLETI

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7 ANTON

MAXWELL

Pitcher Bats left, throws left Senior (2 letters) 15-foot-9,185 pounds Anchorage, Alas. (East HS, Feather River CC)

Among Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... in 2005, All-Pacific-10 honorable mention ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Anton didn't get a chance to throw in the fall (illness), but he showed what he's capable of with 11 wins as a sophomore. We want Anton to get back to that same form and be a starter for us." PERSONAL: Majoring in Sociology; may become a teacher ... born in Anchorage, Alas... parents are Bill Sosnowski and Jill Maxwell; family includes sisters Arianna Sosnoski (11), Mary Sosnoski (9) ... enjoys snowboarding, fishing, hunting, movies, barbecues, hockey ... top athletic thrill was 1-hitter against Washington State in 2005 ... favorite athlete is Billy Wagner; favorite movie is Good Fellas; favorite TV show is Family Guy; favorite actor is Will Ferrell; favorite musicians are those on Arctic Flow Records; favorite vehicle is 2006 Mustang GT; favorite food is chicken queso burrito; favorite restaurant is Red Robin ... chose OSU to play Division I baseball.
OREGON STATE: (2006) As ajunior, lettered . 2 orfewerearned runs in 5 of 8 starts Apr. 9 vs Arizona, took loss; 4 1 innings, 7 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts Apr 1 vs Texas-Pan American

Mar 26 vs Utah Valley State, earned win; 5 0 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts Mar 11 at New Mexico, took loss; 1 1 innings, 2 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 3 walks, 0 strikeouts Mar 5 vs Nevada, earned win; 5 2 innings, 4 hits, 1 run,1 walk, 3 strikeouts Feb 19 at Pepperdine, took loss; 1 1 inning, 4 hits, 5 runs, 4 walks, strikeouts (2005) All-Pacific-10 honorable mention among NCAA Division I leaders, tied for 20th in
wins (11)

second game, earned win; 6 0 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts

among Pac-10 leaders, tied forthird in wins (11);10th in opponents' batting average ( 251) among OSU all-time single-season leaders, tied for third in wins (11) as a sophomore, lettered earned win in 4 of last 5 starts May 7-June 5, earned win in 4 straight starts June 5 vs St John's, earned win; 6 0 innings, 8 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 1 walk, 3 strikeouts

May 21 vs Southern California, earned win as OSU clinched tie for Pac-1 0 title; 5 0 innings, 7 hits, 4 runs, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts May 14 at Washington, earned win; 6 0 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 5 walks, 4 strikeouts May 7 at UCLA, earned win; 6 0 innings, 9 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts Apr 30 vs Arizona State, took loss; 6 1 innings, 9 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts Apr 24 vs Washington State first game, won first career complete game; 9 0 innings,1 hit,1 run, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts; only hit was solo homer with 2 out in sixth Apr 16 at Arizona, earned win; 5 1 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts Apr 2 vs California, earned win; 6 0 innings, 8 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout

Anton Maxwell
says: "Jake is a big competitor. He has great arm strength, and when he pitches the ball where he wants it, he's very effective."

Mar 25 vs Dallas Mar 18 vs Sacramento State second game, earned win; 6 1 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs,1 walk, 5 strikeouts Mar 5 vs California-Riverside, earned win; 5 1 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts Feb 13-Feb 19,
Baptist second game, earned win; 6 0 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs (0 earned), 1 walk, 3 strikeouts

Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for Feb 19 vs California-Davis, earned win; 7 1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs,1 walk, 8 strikeouts; took no-hitter into eighth inning
FEATHER RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Lettered 1 year for coach Reed Peters all-league second team; 2-0 record, 2 82 ERA, 51 innings, 43 hits, 22 walks, 60 strikeouts 3 1 GPA; Dean's List EAST HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Tony Wylie 2-time Gatorade State Player of the Year; 4-time all-state first team as a senior, state Most Valuable Player; 4-0 record, 0 36 ERA, 25 innings, 55
.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Sociology ... born in Anchorage, Alas.... parents are James and Charlotte McCormick; family includes brother Russell (24) ... James played baseball at Kansas State, grandfather played baseball at Nebraska ... enjoys pool, fishing ... favorite athlete is Nolan Ryan; favorite movie is Remember The Titans; favorite actor is Mel Gibson; favorite book is The Bible; favorite music is country; favorite vehicle is Toyota Tacoma; favorite food is McDonald's; favorite restaurant is Sizzler .. chose OSU for its academic and athletic reputation, Corvallis' college town atmosphere.
OREGON STATE: (2006) As ajunior, lettered
vs Texas-Pan American first game, 1 -for-2, 1 run
runner in 10th inning to give OSU 5-4 win

Pacific-10 All-Academic honorable mention

Apr 1

strikeouts

prep teammate Corey Madden plays for St Mary's (Calif )
H

Mar. 31 vs Texas-Pan American, scored as pinch Pacific-10 AII-Academic

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - PITCHING YEAR ERA W-L Sv G/GS OG Sh IP
2005 2006

(2005) As a sophomore, lettered,

4 33
5 50

11-1

0 0 0

17/17 10/8

1

0 0 0

95 2 90
34 1

R ER BB SO HP WP BK AVG. HR 53 46 42 69 9 9 5 251 10
29
21

honorable mention

3-3

0
1

38

22 64

21

9
18

2
11

0 5

279 259

5
15

TOTAL

4 64

14-4

27/25

130 0 128 82

67

90

of 12 appearances Apr 9 at Stanford second game, in relief; 3 0 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts Dallas Baptist, lost in first career start; 1 2 innings, 3 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks, 0 strikeouts

at least 10 inning pitched in 7 of 12 appearances; did not allow an earned run in 8 Apr 30 vs Arizona State, in relief; 1 1 innings, I hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts

Mar 24 vs Mar 18 vs Sacramento State second game, earned save; 2 2 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts Mar 12 vs Pepperdine, lost in relief; 2 1 innings, I hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts Mar 5 vs CaliforniaRiverside, 2 1 innings,1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts Feb 4 vs Gonzaga, 2 0 innings, 1 hit, 0
runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts
,

(2004) As a freshman, lettered

1 or fewer walks in 22 of 23 appearances;

MCCORMICK
Pitcher Bats right, throws right Senior (3 letters) / 6-foot-3, 220 pounds Marysville, Calif. (Erindale HS. Australia)

2 or fewer hits in 22 of 23 appearances May 2-May 18, did not allow a run in 4 straight appearances Apr 13 at Washington; 3 1 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts did not allow an earned run in his first 12 appearances

Feb 20-Mar 31, did not allow a run in 9 straight appearances

Mar 21 vs

Utah Valley State; 3 2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts; recorded 5 outs on his first 5 pitches ERINDALE HIGH: Played year-round for state and academy all-star teams while family lived in Australia as a senior, 2-0 record, 4 saves, 3 42 ERA, 76 1 innings, 84 strikeouts; batted 344, 9 homers, 61 RBIs also played football, basketball, soccer
OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - PITCHING

YEAR
2004

ERA
3 23
4 41
.R Rd

W-L Sv
0-0 0-2 0-2

GIGS OG Sh
23/0
12/1 0 0 0 0 0 0

IP

H

R ER BB SO HP WP SK AVG. HR
15 10 25
11

0
1 1

Among Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... in 2005

302 24
161
17

7 6
13

17

7
1

3 0

0 0

218

4 0 4

2005

8
19

6 23

274
238

TOTALS

35/1

470 41

8

3

0

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509, 6 homers, 16 doubles, 34 RBIs, 18 stolen bases as a junior, all-state first team, all-league first team, Area Code Games; batted 509,13 homers as a sophomore, all-state first team, all-league first team also played football 3 4 GPA; Multnomah Scholar-Athlete Award

RYAN

ORTIZ
Catcher

Bats right, throws right Freshman (high school) 16-foot-3,185 pounds San Diego, Calif. (St. Augustine HS)

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Ryan had a good fall. He's going to be a good player. He's a big target behind the plate, he swung the bat well, he's a quick learner - he's going to be a very good catcher in this conference."

PERSONAL: Majoring in Business Administration .. born in San Pedro, Calif. ... parents are Randy Ortiz and Tammy Hobson; family includes brothers Gary (24), Eric (16), Evan (3), sister Melissa (21) enjoys participating in all sports, watching movies ... top athletic thrill was playing in state championship game ... favorite athletes are Jorge Posada and Vlad Guerrero; favorite movie is Bull Durham; favorite TV show is CSI; favorite actor is Will Ferrell; favorite book is Catcher In The Rye; favorite group is Blink 182; favorite food is steak and potatoes; favorite restaurant is In `n' Out ... chose OSU for its coaching staff and Pacific- 10 competition
ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Mike Stephenson as a senior, all-state first team, all-section first team, league Player of the Year, team Most Valuable Player; batted 420, 8 homers, 39 RBIs, 33 runs as ajunior, all-league first team; batted 440, 4 homers, 39 RBIs, 29 runs, 5 stolen bases prep teammate Gunnar Terhune plays for California-Santa Barbara, Dylan Graham

and Travis McCracken for San Diego State

3 0 GPA

Joe Paterson
OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING

YEAR AVG. GIGS AB
2006
200
512

R

H
1

BI
0

23
0

3B
0

HR BB SO HP SB-ATT OBA TB SLG
0 0

JOE 26PATERSON V
Pitcher Bats left, throws left Junior (1 letter)! 6-foot-1, 205 pounds McMinnville, Ore. (McMinnville HS/Linfield Coll.)

5

2

2

0

0-0

200

1

200

8

JASON OGATA

Infielder Bats right, throws right Sophomore (transfer) / 6-foot-0, 190 pounds Portland, Ore. (Westview HS, Louisiana State U.)

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Jason really swung the bat well this fall. We're excited about him being here in our program, and he's going to hit in our lineup somewhere. Right now, we're trying to sort out where he's going to play defensively - but his bat plays." PERSONAL: Has not decided on a major. . born in Portland, Ore.... parents are Dale and Sharon Ogata; family includes brother Daniel (12), sister Carly (14). cousin Derek Ogata swam for CaliforniaSanta Barbara ... enjoys poker, friends ... top athletic thrill was playing in high school All-America game ... favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez; favorite movie is Remember The Titans; favorite TV show is SportsCenter; favorite actor is Denzel Washington; favorite food is sushi .. chose OSU to return to his home state, play for Pat Casey.
LOUISIANA STATE: Lettered 1 year for coach Smoke Lavall at the NCAADivision I school played in 24 games, starting 16, batted 255, 7 doubles, 9 RBIs, 9 runs, 2 stolen bases WESTVIEW HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Jeff Shull 3-time all-state first team as a senior,
state Player of the Year, Louisville SluggerAll-American, all-state first team, all-league first team; batted

Among Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Joe pitched very well for us last year. We look for him to make a big jump. He has the versatility to be moved to the front of the game, he can close - he can pitch anywhere " PERSONAL: Majoring in General Agriculture ... born in Oakland, Calif. ... parents are Jay Thomas and Marsha Paterson; family includes brothers Tommy (24), Sam (15), sister Megan (17) .. Tommy played baseball for Linfield, now in Philadelphia Phillies' system; grandfather Tom Paterson played football at Oregon State ... enjoys ping-pong . top athletic thrill was winning national championship ... favorite athlete is Scott Brosius; favorite movie is Finding Neverland; favorite TV show is SportsCenter; favorite actor is Will Ferrell; favorite vehicle is El Camino; favorite food is Jake's Plate; favorite restaurant is Jake's Deli ... chose OSU for its baseball program.
OREGON STATE: (2006)As a sophomore, lettered
0 runs in 18 of 25 appearances; 1 or fewer hits

in 20 of 25 appearances; at least 10 inning in 15 of 25 appearances; 1 or fewer walks in 23 of 25 appearances Jun 26 vs North Carolina, in relief; 0.0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts as

Jun 24 vs North Carolina, lost in relief; 1 0 inning, 1 hit, 1 run, 0 walks, 0 OSU won national title strikeouts Jun 21 vs Rice, in relief; 2 1 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, I strikeout; teamed with prep teammate Daniel Turpen on 5-hit shutout Jun 17 vs Miami (Fla ), in relief; 1 0 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs,1 walk, 0 strikeouts Jun 4 vs Hawai'i, in relief; 10 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts Mar
25-Apr 22, in 8 appearances, 1 -0 record, 1 save, 11 2 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 11 strikeouts
Apr. 8

vs Arizona, earned save; 3 2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts Mar 28 at Pacific (Calif ), Feb 11 vs Arizona State, 3 0 innings, 2 won in relief; 3 2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts

2007
OREGON STATE BASEBALL
runs, u runs, i wa K, 4 sir Keouts

LINFIELD: Lettered 1 year for coach Scott Camahan at the NCAA Division III school save, 6 14 ERA, 12 appearances, 2 starts; 22 0 innings, 20 hits, 12 walks, 22 strikeouts McMINNVILLE HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Mark Peterson
team Most Valuable Pitcher in State-Metro Series 2-time all-league first team

0-0 record, 1

as a senior, all-state second team,

prep teammate Daniel 3 7 GPA; National Honor Society; student vice president OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - PITCHING YEAR ERA W-L Sv GIGS 03 Sh IP H R ER BB SO HP WP BK AVG. HR

Turpen plays for OSU

also played football

2006

411

1-1

1

26/0

0

0

30 2

23

14

14

14

21

2

0

0

.204

1

Pitcher Bats right, throws right Freshman (high school) 16-foot-2,175 pounds Warden, Wash. (Warden HS)

Joins Oregon State's program this season ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Jorge has a live arm, one of the best freshman arms in the conference. He's going to be a good pitcher here." PERSONAL: Has not decided on a major ... born in Rio Grande, Tex. ... parents are Jorge and Nele Reyes; family includes brothers Roberto (20), Arturo (15), Luciano (10) ... Roberto played baseball for Western Oregon ... enjoys listening to music, golf, poker ... top athletic thrills were hitting a walkoff home run against school's archrival, and pitching in Babe Ruth World Series... favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez; favorite movie is Grandma's Boy; favorite TV show is Laguna Beach; favorite actress is Jessica Alba; favorite book is Moneyball; favorite musician is Ludacris; favorite vehicle is Acura RSA; favorite food is "family food"; favorite restaurant is Incas ... chose OSU to win a national title.
WARDEN HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Dan Caballero as a senior, all-state first team, all-area first team, all-league first team; 6-1 record, 0 32 ERA, 43 2 innings, 78 strikeouts as ajunior, all-

state first team, all-area first team, all-league first team; 9-0 record, 0 40 ERA, 51 innings, 101 strikeouts also played football, basketball 3 56 GPA; Gates Millenium Scholar finalist

Scott Santschi
games, batted 429 (6-for-14) with 4 RBIs, 2 runs Apr 21-23 at California, at least 1 hit and 1 RBI in each game of OSU's sweep, total of 5 RBIs Apr 16 vs Stanford, 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 2 runs . Apr 11 at Portland, off bench, 1 -for-3, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base . Mar 10-Mar 26, in 8 games, batted 414 (12-for-29) Mar 24-26 vs Utah Valley State, in 3 games batted 583 (7with 1 homer, 1 triple, 3 doubles, 9 RBIs
for-12) with 1 homer, 3 doubles, 7 RBIs, 5 runs RBIs, 3 runs

Mar. 26 vs Utah Valley State, 4-for-4, 2 doubles, 2

Mar. 25 vs Utah Valley State, 3-run homer

Mar 24 vs Utah Valley State, 2-for-4,1

Outfielder Bats left, throws right Senior (1 letter) / 6-foot-0,190 pounds Vancouver. Wash, (Skyview HS, CC of Spokane)

Mar 17 at Southern California, 2-for-4, 1 triple, 2 RBIs Feb 26 vs. St Mary's (Calif), 2-for-6, 2 doubles Feb 19 at Pepperdine, 2-for-3, 2 doubles; made leaping catch at top of wall to rob a Feb 12 vs Wave of a homer Feb 12-Feb 19, in 4 games batted 538 (7-for-13) with 3 doubles double, 2 RBIs
Gonzaga, 3-for-5, 1 double, 2 runs COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF SPOKANE: Lettered 2 years for coach Dave Keller.. as a sophomore,

all-NWAACC first team, all-region first team, NWAACC all-tournament team; batted 391 with 1 homer, 4 triples, 13 doubles, 37 RBIs, led outfield in assists as a freshman, batted 308 with 25 RBIs 30

Among Oregon State's 4 returning starters in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Scott didn't get to play this fall because he was hurt, but he's a guy, ability-wise, who can do a lot of things - he can run, he's got some power, he can really throw."

GPA; Vice President's Honor Roll SKYVIEW HIGH: Lettered 2 years for coach Tad Thompson as a senior, all-league, team Gold Glove Award; batted 350 as a junior, all-league prep teammate Kaleb Hutchinson plays baseball 3 5 GPA; graduated for Cornell, Mike Terry baseball for Gonzaga, Josh Tschirgi football for Oregon with honors, 4-time state Scholar-Athlete Award OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING H BI 2B 3B FR BB SO HP SB-ATT OBA TB SLC R YEAR AVG. GIGS AB
2006
271

PERSONAL: Majoring in Business; considering a career in marketing management ... born in Syracuse, N.Y... parents are Ken and Kathy Santschi; family includes brothers Mark (26), Doug (20), Sean (17) ... grandfather William Santschi played baseball for Ohio State ... enjoys skiing, movies, working out, listening to music, being with teammates and friends ... top athletic thrill was "being on the bottom of the national championship dogpile in Omaha".. favorite athlete is Derek Jeter; favorite movies are Gladiator, Good Fellas; favorite TV show is SportsCenter; favorite group is Linkin Park; favorite food is bacon cheeseburger ... chose OSU to play Pac-10 baseball, be closer to home.
OREGON STATE: (2006) As ajunior, lettered
34 of 60 games; had a RBI in 18 of 60 games

60/46 181

27

49

29

13

3

2

27

48

6

4-4

381

74

401

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Pitcher Bats left, throws left Freshman (high school) 16-foot-5,170 pounds McMinnville, Ore. (McMinnville HS)

12 multi-hit games, 11 multi-RBI games

had a hit in

Jun. 20 vs Miami, doubled to start OSU's decisive 4-run third inning Jun 11 vs Stanford, 2-for-4, 1 homer, 2 RBIs; 2-run homer ignited 6-run fourth inning as DSU clinched NCAA Corvallis Super Regional sweep May 26 vs UCLA, 2-for-3,1 double, 1 run as
DSU clinched Pac-1 0 title

May 21 at Washignton State, threw runner out at plate to end second inning and keep momentum in OSU's favor as Beavers clinched share of Pac-10 title Apr 27-Apr 30, in 4

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "I think Kraig is going to be an eventual starter in this

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OREGON STATE BASEBALL He's lefthanded and we need that arm. We need somebody to be a matchup guy out of the pen and if he can handle that role it would help our staff." PERSONAL: Has not decided on a major ... born in Phoenix, Ariz.... parents are Rudy and Anna Sogard; family includes brother Eric (20) ... Eric plays baseball for Arizona State .. enjoys music, ping-pong, video games, whiffleball, floating the river, swimming ... top athletic thrill was playing in Super 50 all-star game at Chase Field.. favorite athlete is Johan Santana; favorite movie is Boondock Saints; favorite TV show is Best Damn Sports Show; favorite actor is Johnny Depp; favorite book is The Mental Game Of Baseball, by H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl; favorite group is Slightly Stoopid; favorite vehicle is 1959 Cadillac Cadster; favorite food is sushi; favorite restaurant is Bamboo House ... chose OSU for its great baseball program, coaches, campus.
OREGON STATE: (2006) Redshirted THUNDERBIRD HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Brian Dyer innings, striking out 62 as a senior, all-state first team, region Player of the Year; batted 511, 6 homers, 12 doubles, 34 RBIs, school-record 48 hits; pitched 45 2

errorless at first base during junior and senior seasons

as ajunior, all-region first team; batted 333,10 doubles; 7-2 record, 2 40 ERA also played soccer 3 1 GPA

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program When his strength catches up with his size, he's going to be very, very effective."

DALE SOLOMON

Catcher, first baseman

Bats right, throws right Freshman (redshirt)15-foot-11, 220 pounds
Moreno Valley, Calif. (Valley View HS)

PERSONAL: Majoring in History; considering becoming a teacher

born in McMinnville, Ore .. parents are Mark and Shari Sitton; family includes brother Mitchell (16), sister Nicole (12) . . second cousin Charlie Sitton played basketball for Oregon State, the Dallas Mavericks ... enjoys hunting, fishing ... top athletic thrill is "the pressure of a big game" .. favorite athlete is Larry Bird; favorite movie is Dodgeball; favorite TV show is That '70s Show; favorite actor is Jack Black; favorite book is It's Not About The Bike, by Lance Armstrong; favorite vehicle is 1969 Ford Mustang; favorite food is pizza; favorite restaurant is Olive Garden ... chose OSU because he "always dreamed of going to Oregon State and to be able to play for the national champs is an amazing opportunity."
as a senior, all-state third team, all-league first team; 9-2 record, 0 78 ERA, 77 0 innings, 36 walks, 106 strikeouts, opponents batted 175 also played football 3 68 GPA; Powerade Scholar-Athlete McMINNVILLE HIGH HIGH: Lettered 2 yearsforcoach Mark Peterson

Among Oregon State's 5 returning redshirts in 2007 .. OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Dale swung the bat really well in the fall. He's made great strides as a hitter and he showed real power from the right side. We're teaching him to play first base." PERSONAL: Majoring in Psychology; considering becoming a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent ... born in Fullerton, Calif. ... parents are Greg and Sharon Solomon; family includes sister Danyelle (21) ... enjoys ping-pong, racquetball, collecting baseball cards ... top athletic thrill is "hitting a walkoff home run" ... favorite athlete is Lance Burkman; favorite movie is Along Came A Spider; favorite TV show is Seinfeld; favorite actor is Morgan Freeman; favorite group is Yellowcard; favorite vehicle is Ford Saleen S7; favorite food is grilled chicken; favorite restaurant is PF Chang's ... chose OSU for its baseball program and the small-town atmosphere of Corvallis.
OREGON STATE: (2006) Redshirted VALLEY VIEW HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Matt Davis

as a senior, all-league first team, all-

as a junior, all-league first county first team, team Most Valuable Player; batted 480 with 7 homers team, all-county first team; batted 489 with 6 homers prep teammates Jermaine Curtis, John Drennan, Ryan Babineau play for UCLA, Josh Romanski for San Diego, Tommy McClain forArkansas, Danny Espinosa for Long Beach State also played football school Athlete of the Year 3 76 GPA; Center

forApplied Research student, Technology and Academics Student of the Year; Marine ScholarAthlete Award

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Pitcher, first baseman Bats left, throws left Freshman (redshirt) I6-foot-3, 210 pounds Phoenix, Ariz. (Thunderbird HS)

Bats right, throws right
Junior (1 letter) 16-foot-1, 185 pounds
Lake Oswego, Ore. (Lake Oswego HS. Santa Clara U.)

Among Oregon State's 5 returning redshirts in 2007. . OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Alex threw pretty well at times in the fall.

Among Oregon State's 4 returning starters in 2007. . OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Mike should be a Friday guy in this conference. He should be a guy everybody looks to as being one of the mar-

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quee pitchers in the conference; he has to take on that role and pitch at the front of series for us and be a warrior." PERSONAL: Majoring in Business ... born in Metairie, La. ... parents are Chris and Suzy Stutes; family includes brother Matt (17) ... enjoys baseball, music ... top athletic thrill was winning College World Series.. favorite movies are Fight Club, The Big Lebowski; favorite TV show is Family Guy; favorite musician is Tupac Shakur; favorite vehicle is 1997 Ford Expedition; favorite food is steak . chose OSU for a "chance to win the College World Series."
OREGON STATE: (2006) Among Pacific-10 leaders, fifth in ERA(3 10), opponents' batting average ( 243); tied for fifth in wins (8) as a sophomore, lettered 0 earned runs in 6 of 17 appearances; at least 6 strikeouts in 5 of 17 appearances; 2 or fewer walks in 13 of 17 appearances; 3 or fewer hits in 5 of 17 appearances Jun 20 vs Miami, earned win; 6 1 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts

Jun 4 vs Hawai'i, earned win; 5 2 innings, 8 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts as OSU won NCAA Corvallis Regional May 21 at Washington State, earned win; 5 0 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 3
strikeouts Mar 29-May 7, in 5 starts, 3-1 record, 1 08 ERA, 33 1 innings, 21 hits, 10 runs (4 earned), 13 walks, 30 strikeouts May 7 vs Washington, earned win; 8 0 innings, 3 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 4 walks, 8 strikeouts Apr 28 vs New Mexico, earned win; 8 0 innings, 4 hits,1 run, 2 walks, 11 strikeouts

Apr 13-Apr 23, had string of 12 1 innings without allowing an earned run against Stanford and California Apr 23 at California, no decision; 5 2 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs (1 earned), 0 walks, 4 strikeouts Apr 13 vs Stanford, earned win; 6 2 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 5 walks, 2 strikeouts Mar 29 at San Francisco, took loss; 5 0 innings, 5 hits, 4 runs (2 earned), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts Mar 24 vs Utah Valley State, in relief; 3 1 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, I walk, 6 strikeouts Mar 18 at Southern California, took loss; 2 1 innings, 7 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts Mar 11 at New Mexico, in relief, 3 2 innings, 4 hits, 5
runs (1 earned), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts

Feb 26-Mar 7, in starts vs St Mary's (Calif) and Portland, 2-0 record, 11 2 innings, 5 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 3 walks, 17 strikeouts Mar 7 vs Portland, earned win; 6 0 innings, I hit, 0 runs, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts Feb 26 vs St Mary's (Calif ), earned win; 5 2 innings,
4 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), I walk, 10 strikeouts; struck outside on 10 pitches in fourth inning; just missed his collegiate career high of 11 strikeouts set in 2004 while pitching for Santa Clara vs Brown Feb 19
at Pepperdine, in relief; 2 2 innings, 3 hits, I run (0 earned), 4 walks, 4 strikeouts Gonzaga, no decision in start; 3 0 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts

Feb 12 vs

SANTA CLARA: Lettered 1 yearfor coach Mark O'Brien at the NCAA Division I school 4-5 record , 5 40 ERA, pitched 11 games, started 9; 58 1 innings, 64 hits, 41 runs (35 earned), 29 walks, 53
strikeouts, opponents batted 286 LAKE OSWEGO HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Jake Anders as a senior, state Player of Year, Louisville Slugger state Player of Year, all-league first team, State-Metro All-Star Series Most Valuable Pitcher; 11-1 record, 0 65 ERA, 85 innings, 157 strikeouts; batted 462; pitched no-hitterwith 18 strikeouts in playoffs as a junior, all-league first team; 6-2 record, 1 07 ERA as a sophomore, allleague

prep teammate Bryce Mooney plays for Washington, Matt Lange for Pacific (Calif ), Kevin Davey for Santa Clara also played football 3 4 GPA
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Apr 30 vs New Mexico in first start of season, earned win; 6 1 innings, 7 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts Apr 25 vs Portland, in relief; 21 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts Apr 11 at Portland, won in relief; 4 0 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout Mar. 29 at San Francisco, in relief; 2 1 innings, 2 hits, I run, 0 walks,1 strikeout Mar 5 at Nevada, in relief; 1 1 inning, 1 sweep Feb 18 at Pepperdine, in relief; 2 0 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts strikeouts (2005) May 3 vs Portland, no decision in start; 3 2 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 1 strikeout Mar. 22 at Mar. 29 vs Brigham Young, earned win; 5 0 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts

Pitcher

Bats right, throws right Junior (2 letters) 16-foot-4, 215 pounds McMinnville, Ore. (McMinnville HS)

Portland, no decision in first career start; 3 2 innings, 2 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts as a senior, all-state first team, McMINNVILLE HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Mark Peterson
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league Player of the Year, Gatorade State Player of theYear; 9-1 record, 098 ERA as a junior, all-state third team, all-league first team, league Co-Player of the Year; 8-5 record, 2 06 ERA, batted 468, 2 homers, 24 RBIs also played basketball prep teammate Joe Paterson plays for OSU 3 58 GPA
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Among Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Daniel had some good outings last year He needs to be consistent. He seemed to really gain a lot of confidence from the College World Series, and has the capability of filling in and being one of those weekend starters for us." PERSONAL: Majoring in Sociology ... born in McMinnville, Ore.... parents are David and Lynel Turpen; family includes sister Whitney (17) ... enjoys fishing, golf, football, video games ... top athletic thrill was winning College World Series ... favorite athlete is former OSU teammate Chris Kunda; favorite movie is Boondock Saints; favorite TV show is Friends; favorite actress is Jennifer Aniston; favorite food is lasagna; favorite restaurant is Olive Garden ... chose OSU for chance to win a national championship.
OREGON STATE: (2006) As a sophomore, lettered 0 walks in 9 of 13 appearances; at least 10 inning in 10 of 13 appearances Jun 25 vs North Carolina, in relief; 0 2 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts

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Outfielder Bats left, throws right Sophomore (1 letter) 16-foot-0, 205 pounds
Reno, Nev. (Reno HS)

Jun 21 vs Rice, earned win in second start of season; 6 2 innings, 5 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts; combined with high school teammate Joe Paterson on 5-hit shutout Jun 17 vs Miami (Fla ), in relief; 2 0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, I strikeout Jun 11 vs Stanford, in relief; 1 0 inning,

Among Oregon State's 18 returning lettermen in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "John surprised us last year. He was really a great role player, and all the things that he does in the game, he does to
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Outfielder Bats right, throws right Junior (transfer)! 6-foot-0, 205 pounds
Glendale, Ariz. (Brophy College Prep HS, Dixie State JC)

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Braden can play anywhere in the outfield. He has great makeup, he's a tough kid. He's a guy who will continue to get better in the program, and he can be a real solid player." PERSONAL: Majoring in Business Administration .. born in Phoenix, Ariz. ... parents are Donny and Lynn Wells; family includes brothers Colby (22), Dustin (13) ... enjoys all sports ... top athletic thrill was scoring game-winning run to win conference championship in junior college ... favorite athlete is Jeff Francoeur; favorite movie is Boondock Saints; favorite TV show is That '70s Show; favorite vehicle is Chevy Silverado ... chose OSU for its coaches and "the opportunity to play for the best team in the nation."
DIXIE STATE JUNIOR COLLEGE: Lettered 2 years for coach Mike Littlewood. as a sophomore, all-district first team, all-region first team; batted 358, 1 triple, 9 doubles, 31 RBIs, 24 stolen bases as a freshman, drafted in 32nd round by Los Angeles Angels; batted 331, 1 homer, 2 triples, 4 doubles, 23 RBIs, 7 stolen bases 3 25 GPA
BROPHY COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH: Lettered 2 years for coach Tom Succow all-state first team, all-league first team; batted4.1 500, 4 homers, 6 triples, 12 doubles football
Diego . 3 6 GPA; Scholar-Athlete Award
as a senior,

also played

prep teammates Peter Beringhaus and Paul Crowder play for Portland, Sean Nicol for San

John Wallace
outfield and hit anywhere in the lineup." PERSONAL: Majoring in Business ... born in Reno, Nev.... parents

JOEY WONG
Second baseman, shortstop Bats left, throws right Freshman (high school) ( 5-foot-10.160 pounds Salem, Ore. (Sprague HS)

are Mike and Vicki Wallace; family includes brother Glenn (16) .. Mike played baseball for Nevada, San Francisco Giants; uncle Steve Senini played football for Nevada, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns ... enjoys golfing, Guitar Hero video game ... top athletic thrill was winning national championship .. favorite athlete is OSU teammate Darwin Barney; favorite movie is Boondock Saints; favorite TV show is Entourage; favorite actress is Scarlett Johansson; favorite book is Count of Monte Cristo; favorite group is Pastor Troy; favorite vehicle is 1997 Ford Expedition; favorite food is sushi; favorite restaurant is Papa's Pizza ... chose OSU to play Pacific-10 baseball.
14 multi-hit games, 4 multi-RBI games had a hit Jun 26 vs North Carolina, 0-for-2,1 run, 1 RBI as Beavers captured national championship Jun 25 vs North Carolina, 3-for-4,1 run Jun 21 vs Rice, had groundout RBI for insurance run as OSU clinched berth in College World Series championship series Jun 20 vs Miami, 2-for-5, 1 run Jun 2-Jun 4 at NCAA Corvallis Regional, in 2 games, batted
in 21 of the last 31 games in which he batted
.500 (4-for-8) with 1 RBI, 2 runs

OREGON STATE: (2006) As a freshman, lettered

May 20-May 21 at Washington State, in 2 games, batted 500 (5-for-10)

with 3 RBIs, 4 runs

May 6-May 14, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted 350 (7-for-20) with 1 double, 4 RBIs, 3 runs- May 14 at Arizona State, 2-for5,1 RBI May 6 vs Washington, 2-for-4, 2 RBls Apr 30 vs New Mexico, 3-for-5,1 RBI, 1 run Apr 27 vs Cal Poly, 2-for-3, 1 double, 1 run Mar. 29-Apr. 23, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted

May 20 at Washington State, 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 3 runs

Joins Oregon State's program in 2007 ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Joey had a great fall. We moved him from shortstop to second base and that was an adjustment defensively, but he has a great feel for the game - maybe as good as anybody." PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science ... born in Salem, Ore.... parents are David and Sharon Wong; family includes brother Nathan Anderson (31) ... David played football and baseball for Willamette, baseball in minor leagues ... enjoys sports ... top athletic thrill was playing in high school football and baseball state championship games.. favorite athlete is Khalil Greene; favorite movie is Miracle; favorite TV show is SportsCenter; favorite actor is Will Ferrell; favorite group is Rascal Flatts; favorite food is Local Boyz ribs; favorite restaurant is Local Boyz ... chose OSU for its great baseball program.
SPRAGUE HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Brian Champion as a senior, all-state first team, league Player of the Year, drafted in 46th round by Houston Astros; batted 438 with 3 homers, 14 RBIs, 6 stolen bases as a junior, all-state first team, all-league first team; USAYouth National Team; batted 451, 2 homers, 4 triples, 7 doubles, 27 RBIs, 9 stolen bases as a sophomore, all-

625 (10-for-16) with 5 RBIs, 4 runs, 2 stolen bases; 4 games were ones in which he came off bench Apr 11 at Portland, off bench, 3-for-5, 2 RBls, 1 run, 1 stolen base Apr.1 vs Texas-Pan American first game, off bench, delivered 2 run-scoring singles Mar 5 vs Nevada, 2-for-3, 1 RBI in first career start RENO HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Pete Savage; batted 407, 10 homers as a senior, allleague first team, Most Valuable Player; batted 390, 5 homers as ajunior, all-state second team, allleague first team; batted 445, 5 homers, 63 runs

league second team; batted 333 also played football prep teammate Brad Kidd plays for Brigham Young, Landis Provanchia football for Oregon 3 6 GPA; Honor Roll

also played football, prep teammate Drew Johnson plays for Nevada, Brady Dolan for UCLA, Josh Barrett and Wes Evans football for Arizona State, Ryan McKinley football for Fresno State 3 82 GPA; National Honor Society
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Bats right, throws right Freshman (high school)! 6-foot-5, 210 pounds
Anchorage, Alas. (East HS)

Bats switch. throws right Freshman (high school) 16-foot-0,155 pounds Mercer Island, Wash. (Mercer Island HS)

PERSONAL: Majoring in Business; considering becoming a financial advisor
Wash

born in Seattle,

PERSONAL: Majoring in Business; considering a career in real estate

born in Anchorage, Alas..

enjoys tennis, soccer top athletic thrill was a suicide squeeze to win a tournament favorite athlete is Carlos Guillen; favorite movie is Wedding Crashers; favorite TV show is My Name Is Earl; favorite actor is Denzel Washington; favorite musician is Pharrell Williams; favorite vehicle is Ferrari; favorite food is Chinese; favorite restaurant is Arby's chose OSU for its baseball program MERCER ISLAND HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Doug Williams all-league second team also
parents are Christopher and Kim Beaty; family includes sisters Brynn (14), Erin (11) played tennis
3 5 GPA

parents are Curt and Dena Nading; family includes brother Nick (20). . Curt played football for Utah State enjoys football, basketball, ping-pong top athletic thrill was 4 straight state titles favorite athlete

is Barry Zito; favorite movie is Jackass 2; favorite TV show is Deal Or No Deal; favorite actor is Will Ferrell; favorite musician is Keith Urban; favorite vehicle is Cadillac; favorite food is Thai; favorite chose OSU "to play Pac-10 baseball for the best team in the country " restaurant is Thai Village as a senior, state EAST HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Tony Wylie 2-time all-state first team Player of the Year, Gatorade state Player of the Year, conference Most Valuable Player, state tournament Most Valuable Player and Outstanding Pitcher, 4-0 record, 0 75 ERA, 43 strikeouts; as a junior, all-state first team at pitcher, first batted 649; drafted in 36th round by Detroit Tigers

DEREK ENGELKE
Outfielder Bats left, throws left Junior (squad) I5-foot-10,175 pounds
Newberg, Ore. (Newberg HS, Cuesta JC)

base, conference Most Valuable Player; 3-0 record, 1 save, 2 33 ERA, 19 1 innings, 7 hits, 9 walks, also played football, basketball, competed in 26 strikeouts; batted 633, 1 double, 1 triple, 14 RBIs
track and field
3 4 GPA

TYRELL
POGGEMEYER
Pitcher, utility player Bats right, throws right Freshman (high school) / 6-foot-1, 180 pounds Lowell. Ore. (Pleasant Hill HS)

PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science born in Portland, Ore parents are Bob and enjoys music, Baseball All-Stars II video game top athletic thrills were national championship, high school baseball state title favorite athlete is Pete
Jo Engelke; family includes brother Aaron (24)

Rose; favorite movie is The Big Lebowski; favorite TV show is Entourage; favorite actress is Kelly Ripa; favorite book is Fight Club; favorite musician is Tupac; favorite vehicle is 1997 Ford Expedition; favorite
food is spaghetti; favorite restaurant is LG's Steakhouse chance to play in the Pacific-10 OREGON STATE: (2006) As a sophomore, did not letter CU ESTA JUNIOR COLLEGE: Lettered 1 year for coach Bob Miller in 2004; did not play in 2005 batted 315; team won conference title 3 2 GPA NEWBERG HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Scott Klug as senior, all-league firetteam; as junior, all-league honorable mention prep teammate Dallas Buck played for Oregon State, Joe Hernandez chose OSU for being close to home and the

PERSONAL: Majoring in Political Science; considering becoming a lawyer or teacher, born in
parents are Kerry and Christina Poggemeyer; family includes sisters Quartney (16), Springfield, Ore Milika (10) cousins Jeff Cardwell, Scott Cardwell and Trent Flack wrestled for OSU enjoys hunting, top athletic thrill is "winning!" favorite athletes are David fishing, relaxing, reading, video games

Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, Mike Mussina; favorite movies are Gladiator, Braveheart; favorite

football for Montana . also played soccer, basketball, football

3.65 GPA

TV show is Criminal Minds; favorite actress is Jessica Alba, actor is George Clooney; favorite books are The Bible, Louis L'Amour novels; favorite group is the Newsboys; favorite food is "anything"; favorite restaurant is Chili's chose OSU for its baseball program and the chance to win a national title PLEASANT HILL HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Steve Smith 3-time all-state first team. as a
senior, all-state first team utility player, all-league first team utility player; 5-2 record, 0 83 ERA, 59 1 innings, 20 hits, 18 walks, 81 strikeouts; batted 397,4 homers, 21 RBIs as a junior, all-state first team

CHAD HEGDAHL
Pitcher, first baseman Bats left, throws left Sophomore (transfer) / 6-foot-2.180 pounds Ashland, Ore. (Ashland HS, Feather River CC)

utility player, all-league first team utility player; 3-1 record, 3 61 ERA, 33 innings, 33 hits, 52 strikeouts;

batted 448,4 homers, 2 triples, 10 doubles, 27 RBIs .as a sophomore, all-state first team pitcher, allleague first team pitcher as a freshman, all-state honorable mention third baseman also played
soccer, football, basketball
3 6 GPA

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parents are Darrell and Penny

PRATT

PERSONAL: Has not decided on a major

born in Ashland, Ore

favorite athlete is Barry Zito; favorite movie is Field of Dreams; favorite TV show is Home Improvement; favorite actor is
Hegdahl; family includes brothers Tim (22), Brent (13) enjoys scuba diving, fishing Tom Hanks; favorite book is Into Thin Air; favorite group is Dave Matthews Band; favorite vehicle is 1985 Nissan X Cab; favorite food is homemade chicken pot pie; favorite restaurant is El Tapatio in

Third baseman, catcher Bats right, throws right Freshman (high school) !6-foot-0,190 pounds Monmouth, Ore. (Central HS)

Ashland chose OSU for its great baseball tradition, and "the chance to experience academics and athletics at the highest level " FEATHER RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Lettered 1 year for coach Reed Peters 5-2 record, 3 78
ERA 3.81 GPA ASHLAND HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Jason Robustelli as a senior, all-state honorable

PERSONAL: Majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy; considering becoming a physical therapist

born in

parents are Jeff and Jan Pratt; family includes brothers Jordan (21), John (16), Jesse Portland, Ore (14) Jordan plays in Los Angeles Dodgers' system; uncle Bob Taylor played football for Willamette enjoys ping-pong, RBI Baseball video game favorite athlete is Lou Gehrig; favorite movie is The

mention pitcher, all-league first team pitcher, all-league second team outfielder; 6-2 record, 2 07 ERA;

Sandlot; favorite TV show is Seinfeld; favorite actor is Harrison Ford; favorite book is The Bible., chose
OSU for the quality of its coach and baseball program CENTRAL HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Dale Cutsforth as a senior, state Co-Player of the Year, league Player of the Year; batted 480, 4 homers . as a junior, all-state first team, all-league

batted 517; played in State-Metro All-Star Series; school records with 40-plus hits and 18 doubles in a
season

as a junior, all-state honorable mention first base, all-league first team first base, all-league

second team pitcher; 6-3 record, 2 47 ERA; batted 513. as a sophomore, all-league first team pitcher;

7-1 record. 1,49 ERA 3.45GPA

GPA Salutatorian.

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Oregon State repeats as Pacific-10 champion, then refuses to lose
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Maybe there is no other explanation for Oregon State's journey to the 2006 baseball national championship than this: It was simply meant to be. How else to sum up all the story lines that came together with the Beavers beating North Carolina in the best-of-three series for the College World Series championship? OSU (50-16 overall, 16-7 Pacific-10) was the first school to win the national title from the Pacific Northwest, an area often viewed by the rest of the country as just too soggy to produce high-quality baseball teams or players. And of the 25 players on Oregon State's CWS roster, 16 were from Oregon high schools and six more were from elsewhere in the region. In a game that had seen increasing domination by the Sun Belt schools, the Beavers were the first truly northern-based school to win the CWS in 40 years, dating back to Ohio State's title in 1966. Oregon State had to survive six elimination games at the CWS to win the title, including rallying from a five-run deficit in the second game of the series against UNC En route, OSU became the darlings of baseball fans not just in Omaha, but across the country, for their perserverance and performance. "It might be hard for some people to believe all of this happening for this ballclub," OSU head coach Pat Casey said "But I know how hard these guys have worked over the past few years to reach this point. Everything about being a national champion, all the good things that go with that, these guys have absolutely earned. "You might get to the point where it's a lot bigger stage than you've ever played on before, with more people watching and more at stake. But once you start playing, it's still a baseball game and you've still got to do the things that win baseball games Our guys kept their focus on that, they played their hearts out, and they were rewarded for it in the end."
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OSU in one season. Four of those players Gillespie, Buck, Gunderson and Nickerson were taken in the first seven rounds, the highest any quartet of OSU players had ever been drafted. All-Region first team honors for Gillespie and Buck, and a second-team selection for Gunderson. Leading the nation in saves for Gunderson. The College World Series Most Outstanding Player award for Nickerson. College World Series All-Tournament Team berths for first baseman Bill Rowe, third baseman Shea McFeely, Gillespie, Nickerson and Gunderson. Pacific-10 All-Academic honors for catcher Mitch Canham and pitcher Jake

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Career and single-season strikeout records for Nickerson. This time, in many ways, it was a tougher road for OSU to travel to reach the CWS. After surprising the nation in 2005, the Beavers went into the 2006 season ranked in the top 10 nationally and picked to repeat as Pac-10 champions, so there would be no sneaking up on anyone. "Everyone we played, right from the start of the season, was gunning for us," Casey said. "There's a little more pressure in that situation, and on top of that we had to battle through some things early in the year.: OSU had a number of players in and out of the lineup due to injuries early in the season, outfielders Tyler Graham and

Pacific-10 Player of the Year honors for outfielder Cole Gillespie. A second straight Pac- 10 Coach of the Year award for Casey. The Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year award for second baseman Chris Kunda. All-America honors for four Beavers Gillespie and pitchers Dallas Buck, Jonah Nickerson and Kevin Gunderson - the mostever All-America selections for OSU. A place on the USA Baseball National Team for shortstop Darwin Barney. Nine players taken in the Major League Baseball draft, the most-ever selected from

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Batting
Avg. Erik Ammon. so C ......................... . 333 Darwin Barney, so SS .......................................... 330 Dallas Buck, jr P ............................................... 000
NAME
GIGS 18/4

Fielding
AB
15 261

R
2

H RBI
5

28
1

3B
0 3

HR
0 0 0 7 0 0
13

SB-AT
0-1

Pct.
000 800

BB HP SO
0
3

S SF TB
3
10

SLG OBA GDP
400
395 000 375 430 000 390 500 000
0

PO
41

A
5

E
1

DP
0

Pct.
979 929
991

4
36
0 54 0 0

0 0 6
0 0

6
0
111

66/66
212

53

86
0

11

16-20
0-0

43
0

19

4 103

7
0 3 0 0
1

102 212
402
0 0

24

38
6

0 224
1

0
41
1

0
13 0 0

0
5

000 833 000 000
.789

0 45
0 0
14

0 8

Mitch Canham, so..............................................299 C

64/58
3/0
1/0

67
0 0

10-12
0-0 0-0

30
0 0

496
000
000 685

59
0 0 2

4 0 0 2 2
0

Cory Ellis, fr IF ......................................... 000 ..........
Derek Engelke, so . OF .......................................... 000

0 0 5

0 0

0 0

0 0 0 5
1

000 000
981

0

0

Cole Gillespie, jr OF .......................................... . 374 Ryan Gipson,sr IF .............................................. .207 Tyler Graham, jr OF ............................................ 323 Koa Kahalehoe, fr OF .......................................... . 263 Chris Kunda, sr 2B .............................................. 273 Greg Laybourn, so. OF. 176

63/63 32/25 36/13
61/51 12/6 16/9

238
92 57
194
17

83
15

89
19

57
14

25

15-19
3-5
11-12
1-1

46
10 9 9
31
1

37
18

4 163
2 0 2
12
1

493
.318

100
34

4
3 0
16

0
1

0
1

600 917
1 000 1 000 000

23 48
15

250
387

3

23
1 1

966

38/34/24

24
5
41

40
15

20
8
41

23
14

396 353
368

2 0 2 0 0

74 25
111

1000
1 000

0

0

263 407
176

0 5
1 1

0

53
3

2
0 0
1

2-2
0-1
1-1

25

7 0 0
1

79
3 2 35
1

174

43
0
1

983 923 909 000
954

Lonnie Lechelt, so IF .. .. 087 316 Mike Lissman, jr OF Jake McCormick,jr 1B-OF ................................... 200 Shea McFeely, sr 3B ............................................296
.

...

3 5
17

0 0
10 0
51

0 0

0
0 8 0 3 0
1

8
15
11

222 222

12

0
3 0 0

23
95 5

2
30
1

40/25
5/2

1000 3-3 1000
0-0 5-8 0-0 0-0
1-2

4
8
0

0

087

7 0
1

5
0 2 0 2 9
1

368 200

All
200 379 000 259

0 0
10

0

2 50 0

0
6

000 625 000 000 500 500
556

2 42 0 6
41

0
0 0

0 1000
13

66/66
3/3
14/9

260 0
25

77
0 5

33
0
1

2 108
0 6

415
000
240

50 156
41

Jonah Nickerson, jr P Casey Priseman, so C Bill Rowe, sr 1 B
Scott Santschi, jr. OF .
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.

0 3

0 0
22
13

200
.341

2 49
27
16

2

0 4
1 1

0 1 000
53
1

.... ...

66/59
60/46 35/22
47/31

229
181
91

78 49 22 43

56 29
10

4 3 0
1

33 27
12

7 6 3

6 126
1

550

429
381

598
75 7

36
6
1

994 988

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242 326
.302

4-4 1 000
2-4 5-9

48
13
31

74 29 47

409
319
356

Geoff Wagner, sr OF John Wallace, fr OF

4 2
99

0

2
0

343 422
.399 .330

0
0

889
1 000

132

27

19

18

4

6
72
31

3 45
50

37

0

0

TOTALS OPPONENTS

66/66 2,264 463 684 979 125
66166 2,158 261

31

36 35

79-104 28-54

.236

509 737

12

.760 315 .519 237

75 401 75 461

37 979 15 737

.432 .342

Pitching
NAME

ERA

G/GS

W
13 0
1

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-1

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813 000 000 600 000 000 833
500

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0
1

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IP

H
101

R ER BB SO IBB HP WP BK
52
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14

2B

3B

FR

AB Avg.
458
31

Dallas Buck,jr R .......................... 344 Brian Budrow, fr R . 1012
.

21/20
7/2
11/0

0 0
20
0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1281 0 80
0

49
9 7
14

60
5 5 17 6 5

97
6 8

1 1

22
2 3 5 5 3

4
2 2

4
0 0 0

20
0
1

0
0

221

7
1 1

0 0
1
1

01000
0 1000
0
0

9
10

290 217 200 323
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Mark Grbavac, fr. R

.......... 511

121

0 2 0 0 0

0

46
190

667 857

Kevin Gunderson, jr L .................... 236 .......... 480 GregKeim,jr R

37/0
10/0
11/0

3
0

0
0 0 0

531

38 20
13

45
8

2 4

4 4
3 9 10

4
0 0 2

150
112

8
12

8
11

0 0 0
0

62

0 0
1

01000
0 1 000
0

Jon Koller, sr R ............................ 849 . Eddie Kunz, so R .......................... 3 61

0
5 3
13
1

3

46 0
5

29/0
10/8

Anton Maxwell, jr....................... 550 L . JonahNickerson,jr.................... 224 R
Joe Paterson, so......................... 411 L Mike Stutes, so.......................... 310 R
Rob Summers, fr R

20/20 26/0
17/14
1/0

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-1

0
0
1

0
3

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500 800 000

0 0 0 0

8 0 3

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OPPONENTS

000 290
3.41

13/2

66/66
66/66

50
16

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0

0 0
21

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.758 .242

4
0

5.90

7

421 39 24 17 21 30 29 21 22 21 0 341 38 1 1362 114 40 34 38 131 0 302 23 14 14 14 21 77 40 28 37 0 74 811 0 1 0 0 01 0 0 6 14 0 310 30 10 10 8 585.1 509 261 222 237 461 0 566.1 684 463 371 315 401

4 9
6

159 136
501
113

245 279 228 204 243 000

900 923 857 000 975
.955

0
0

0
10 14

0 2 0 2 0 0

01000
3

0
0

20
4 14

7
1

0 0
0
1

2 9
1

7 5 0 2

5
7

0 1000
0

4
0 0
33

4 0 0
12
31

304
1

0
10

0
1

0 2

0
62 55

4 75 75 45

111

270
.236
.302

0 1000

5 18

8

99

13 125

35 2,158 36 2,264

1,756 741 1,699 704

63
112

Miscellaneous
LEFT ON BASE: Oregon State 601, Opponents 500 TRIPLE PLAYS: Oregon State 0, Opponents 0 PASSED BALLS: Oregon State 22 (Canham 18, Priseman 3, Ammon 1), Opponents 16 CATCHER'S INTERFERENCE: Oregon
State 1 (Canham 1), Opponents 0 LONGEST HITTING STREAKS: Gillespie 20, Barney 17, Rowe 11, McFeely 10, Graham 9, Kunda 8, Wagner 7, Wallace 6, Canham 6, Lissman 5, Santschi 5 MOST MULTI-HIT GAMES: Gillespie 30, Barney 27, Rowe 23, McFeely 23, Canham 20, Kunda 15, Wallace 14, Santschi 12, Graham 12 MOST MULTI-RBI
GAMES: Gillespie 16, Rowe 14, McFeely 13, Barney 11, Kunda 11, Canham 11, Santschi 11

Score by innings
1

2
42
31

3

4
72

5
58 32

6 47
32

7 54 34

8

9
23
12

X TOTAL
1

OREGON STATE

58

49
34

59 26

463
261

OPPONENTS

28

25

7

Gillespie and second baseman Ryan Gipson among them. That had the Beavers juggling their lineup on an almost-daily basis, and Oregon State's record was 12-7 after the Beavers lost the final game of a series at Southern California on March 19. OSU evened its Pac- 10 record by taking a series from Arizona at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The Beavers got things rolling in late April, sweeping Stanford and California to move into first place for good. OSU held off a late challenge from Arizona State to win a second straight Pac-10 title, clinching a tie by winning at Washington State 13-3 on May 21 and wrapping up sole possession by beating UCLA 9-2 on May 26

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Batting
NAME

Fielding
Avg.
167 G/GS

AB
6

R
0

H RBI
1

2B
0 5 0 6
10

3B
0

HR
0 0 0 3

SB-AT
0-1

Pct.
000
1 000

BB HP SO
0
15

S
1 1

SF TB
0
2
1

SLG
167

OBA GDP
167
.421

PO
13 39

A
1

E
0

DP
0
13

Pct.
1 000

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Darwin Barney, so SS

4/2
23123

1

0
1

1

0
3

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89
0

20
0
17

29
0
21

11

2
0
1

4.4
0-0
1-2

8
0

38

427
000

71

8

932

Dallas Buck, jr P 000 2/2 Mitch Canham, so C ............................................ .253 23/21 Cole Gillespie, jr. OF ........................................... 410 23/23 Ryan Gipson, sr IF ............................................ 125 9/4 Tyler Graham, jr OF ................. 34/13/11 KoaKahalehoe,fr OF 214 11/4 Chris Kunda, sr 2B ............................................... 250 23/23 Greg Laybourn, so OF ....................................... . 333 211 Lonnie Lechelt, so IF ........................................... . 167 7/4 Mike Lissman, jr OF ............................................ 317 16/9 Shea McFeely, sr 3B 23/23 ................. . 253 Jonah Nickerson,jr. P .......................................... 000 2/2 Casey Priseman, so C 5/2 .............................. . 000 Bill Rowe, sr 1 B .................................................. . 277 23/21

0
18

000 500 750
1 000

0
10
21

0

0 2 0 0 2 0 5

0
1 1

0
38 58
3 15 3

000 344 557

0
1

83 78 24
41

2 6
3

20
7 6 S 5

458
744 125

130

24
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1 1

1

994 979
1 000 1 000 1 000

33
1

32

25
1

2

4 0
0 0 0

6-8

0 2
1

45
1

0 0 0
0
21

3
14

0
1

0
0 0
1

2-2
3-3 0-0
1-1

2

0 0

276
400 313
333

0 0 0

6 2
14

6
1

1000
000
1 000 000 000

4 2
10

0
0

366 214 386 333
167

22
8

14

3
22
1

0
10

0
0

0
1

88
3 12
41

14

16
0
1

34
1

52

58
0
1

2
0 0 0
1

982
1 000 1 000

0
1

0 0

0

0 0
0
1

0 0
0
1

0-1

0
1

0
0 0
1

0 0
0
1

333
231 391

0 0
1

4 4
0
12

0 0 0 6

2 13

0
2 3 0

0-0 0-0
1-3

0
2

6

2
15

7
14

4
18

000 250
000 000 000

3
12

4
17

366 345
.000

0 54

000 985

87
0 7

22 0
0

30
0 0

347

0

0
0

0
1

0 0
1

0 0 2 0 0 0
10

0-0 0-0
0-1

0
0

0

0

0
0
5

0
0
1

000
000 330 417 368 379

0
1 1 1

0
3
1

0
3

3
25
14

000

7

0
1

0

1 000

83

9
5
1

23
14 3
16

13

6
8

34
21

410
.429

210
30
0
15

24
0 0 0

995 970 000

ScottSantschi,jr OF .......................................... . 286 20/14 Geoff Wagner, sr OF ............................................200 9/4 John Wallace, fr OF ........................................... . 28/19/14
TOTALS OPPONENTS
.282 .243

49
15

9
1

3 0 0
11

2-2
0-1

1000
000
333
.656

0 0
1

0

1

0
1

4
7

0
2

3 12

0 0

3
17

200 298
.403

0 2

0 0

57

14

8
131
81

1-3

1000

23/23 23/23

777 144 219 732
88 178

42
30

21-32
7-21

105
77

22 29

156 137

18 12

6 313 7 265

.380

14 22

6

15

.333

.362

.336

Pitching
NAME

ERA

GIGS

W
5

-L
-2 -0
-1

Pct.
714
1 000
.500

Sv (Z Sh
0 0 7 0 0 0 0
1 1

IP

H 35 5
17

R ER BB SO IBB HP WP
18

BK
2 0
0

2B
9
1
1

3B

FR
3
1

AB Avg.
187

Dallas Buck, jr R ................... Mark Grbavac, fr R ....................... Kevin Gunderson,jr . L ................... Greg Keim,jr R ............................ Eddie Kunz, so R Anton Maxwell, jr. L ......................
Jonah Nickerson, jr. R ................... Joe Paterson, so L ................... Mike Stutes, so R ........................ TOTALS
OPPONENTS

275
6 43

8/8 6/0
15/0

0

552

17

28
3 5
1

33

0
0
1

13

2
1

0 0
2
0

187

2 0
0
0
1

0 0
2
1
1

0 0
0

0 0
0

0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0

305 000
1 98

2/0 9/0
3/1

0 2 0
4

-0 -0
-1

000

70 202 22
132

5 7 0 5
10 18
11

5 7 0
3

4
23
0 5 3

2
1

23
75

217
227

1000 1000
667

0
2 3 0 2 0

2
0
0

4
11

0
0

1

0
0

1

12

333
229
361

0
1

0 1000
0

1000
000 667 000 750
.696

0 0 2
0 0 3 0

5

3
3

2
2
7

0
1

48
36
201

4
1

833

6 75

80
532 102 290

13

6
17
11

2
13 5 15

0 0 0 0
1

0
0

2
4
1

0
5

0
1

0 1000
1

285 928 310
3.40

8/8
11/0

0
3

-2 -0
-1

52
14

45
6
18

3
1

3
0

259

9

933

0
2

3

43
107

326
252

2
1

2
3

0
1

0 1000
0 800

6/6
23123 23123

0 8

27

14

10

2
29 22

4
14

4
30

0

2

5.35

-7 -16

2 201.0 178
0

.304

4

77 137 197.0 219 144 117 105 156
88 76

4
7

6
11

15 10

732 777

.243 .282

603 252
591

19 36

25
17

.978
.959

9

7

42

248

Miscellaneous
LEFT ON BASE: Oregon State 193, Opponents 166 TRIPLE PLAYS: Oregon State 0, Opponents 0 PASSED
BALLS: Oregon State 3 (Canham 3), Opponents 5 CATCHER'S INTERFERENCE: Oregon State 0, Opponents 0

Score by innings
1

3
15 16

4 27
13

5

6
15 10

7
14

8
17 13

9
10

X TOTAL
0 0
144

OREGON STATE

15
..

7 8

24
12

LONGEST HITTING STREAKS: Gillespie 13, Rowe 9, Canham 6, Barney 5, Santschi 5, Wallace 5 MOST MULTI-HIT GAMES: Gillespie 12, Barney 9, Kunda 8, McFeely 7, Rowe 6, Canham 6, Wallace 5, Graham 5 MOST MULTI-RBI GAMES: Gillespie 8, McFeely 5, Kunda 4, Barney 4

OPPONENTS

2

12

2

88

2006 OREGON STATE HONORS
All-America
FIRST TEAM: Cole Gillespie, OF, jr (American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball) SECOND TEAM: Dallas Buck, RHP, jr. (American Baseball Coaches Association, Collegiate Baseball, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association); Jonah Nickerson, RHP, jr (Baseball America); Kevin Gunderson, LHP,jr (National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association). THIRD TEAM: Cole Gillespie, OF, jr (National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association) COACH OF THE YEAR: Pat Casey (American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chris Kunda, 2B, sr. COACH OF THE YEAR: Pat Casey. FIRST TEAM: Darwin Barney, SS, so ; Dallas Buck, RHP, jr.; Cole Gillespie, OF, jr ; Kevin Gunderson, LHP, jr; Jonah Nickerson, RHP, jr. HONORABLE MENTION: Mitch Canham, C, so.; Chris Kunda, 2B, sr; Shea McFeely, 3B, sr.

USA Baseball National Team
Darwin Barney, SS, so

Pacific-10 All-Academic
FIRST TEAM: Mitch Canham, C, so HONORABLE MENTION:
Jake McCormick, 1 B-OF-RHP, jr

All-College World Series
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER: Jonah Nickerson, RHP, jr. FIRST TEAM: Cole Gillespie, OF, jr.; Kevin Gunderson, LHP, jr.;
Shea McFeely, 3B, sr ; Jonah Nickerson, RHP, jr ; Bill Rowe, 1 B, sr

Oregon State Benny Awards
CO-MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Cole Gillespie, OF, jr
MALE SPORT COACH OF THE YEAR: Pat Casey. MALE TEAM

All-West Region
COACH OF THE YEAR: Pat Casey FIRST TEAM: Dallas Buck,
RHP, jr; Cole Gillespie, OF, jr. SECOND TEAM: Kevin Gunderson,
LH P, jr

Major League Baseball draft
3RD ROUND: Dallas Buck, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks ; Cole

OF THE YEAR: Baseball

Gillespie, OF, Milwaukee Brewers 5TH ROUND: Kevin Gunderson, LHP, Atlanta Braves, 7TH ROUND: Jonah Nickerson,
RHP, Detroit Tigers 19TH ROUND: Tyler Graham, OF, San Francisco Giants; Chris Kunda, 2B, New York Yankees 28TH
ROUND: Shea McFeely, 313, Arizona Diamondbacks 41ST

Team Awards
VICTOR BROWN TROPHY, MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Kevin Gunderson, LH P, jr BILL CLOYES AWARD, MOST VALUABLE PITCHER: Dallas Buck, RHP, jr; Jonah Nickerson, RHP, so BILL BONSERAWARD, MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Chris Kunda, 2B, sr GOLD GLOVE AWARD: Chris Kunda, 2B, sr

All-Pacific-10
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Cole Gillespie, OF, jr DEFENSIVE

ROUND: Mitch Canham, C, St Louis Cardinals 48TH ROUND: Jon Koller, RHP, New York Mets

alot

in front of a boisterous Beaver Nation. At home, the Beavers swept Wright State,

Kansas and Hawai'i to win the NCAA Regional. Next came a sweep of Stanford in

the Super Regional, and the Beavers were headed for Omaha - and a place in history.

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OREGON STATE BASEBALL

2006 GAME-BY-GAME
50-16 overall; 16-7 Pacific-10 (1st place) 27-4 home, 13-8 away, 10-4 neutral; final national ranking #1
OPPONENT at Coca-Cola Classic - Surprise, Ariz
DATE

2006 PACIFIC- 10 J
Final standings
W OregonState(50-16)
.................. 16
14 13 12

RESULT
W,12-4

O.S.U. RANK
#6

O.S.U.
ATT.

O.S.U.
R-H-E
12-12-1
11-11-1

OPP.
R-H-E

RECORD
PAC-10
1-0

L
7 10
10 12

Pct.
696 583 565 500

GB

DECISION, SAVE Buck (1-0), Gunderson (1) Nickerson (1-0)
Gunderson (0-1)

Arizona State (37-21) .................
531

Feb 10 vs Nevada
Feb 11 vs #23 Arizona State (#11)
Feb 12 vs Gonzaga

4-5-3 0-5-2 6-9-0 6-7-2 6-0-0

UCLA (33-25) ..................
Arizona (27-28)
Stanford (33-27)

W,11-0
L, 5-6

#6
#6

2,257
578

2-0
2-1 3-1

25 30 45
5.5

5-12-0
7-12-1

.........

11 11 11

13
13 13 14 15

458 458
.458

Feb 17 at #25 Pepperdine (#14) W, 7-6 Feb 18 at#25 Pepperdine (#14) L, 2-6 Feb 19 at#25 Pepperdine (#14) L, 1-7 at River City Classic - Davis, Calif, and Sacramento, Calif Feb 23 vs BrighamYoung W,12-2 Feb 24 atCalifomia-Davis L, 1-2 Feb 25 at Sacramento State W, 8-3

#6 #6 #6 #6 #6 #6
#6

219 324
391

Gunderson (1-1) Nickerson (1-1)

Southern California (25-33) ................ Washington (36-25) ..........................

2-14-0
1-5-1

3-2 3-3

Maxwell (0-1)
Buck (2-0)

7&1
2-5-3

Washington State (36-23)
California (26-28)
.

10 9

417
.375

206 305 312
134
1 ,

55 55 65 75

12-14-1
1-9-1

4-3

Nickerson (1-2)

2-&2
3-6-2 5-8-4

44
5-4

POSTSEASON RESULTS

Kunz(1-0)
Stutes (1-0) , Gunderson (2)

8-13-1 7-10-1

Regionals (double-elimination)
Oregon State placed 1st at the Corvallis Regional Stanford placed 1st at the Austin Regional
Arizona State placed 3rd at the Houston Regional

Feb 26 vs St Mary's (Calif)
Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 5 Mar 7 Mar 10
Mar.11

W, 7-5

Nevada Nevada Nevada
Portland

W,134
W, 4-0

#14 #14 #14 #12 #12 #12 #12 #15 #15 #15 #19 #19 #19 #15 #15 #15 #15

387

2 , 042
1,136
781

W,9-1
W, 3-1

Mar 12 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 24 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 28 Mar 29
Mar 31

at New Mexico at New Mexico at New Mexico at Southern California at Southern California * at Southern California *
Utah Valley State Utah Valley State Utah Valley State

W, 10-4
L, 2-3

709 1,748 210 296 398 312 365
1,011

Buck(3-0) Nickerson (2-2) Maxwell (1-1) Stutes (2-0) , Gunderson (3) Buck(4-0) Maxwell (1-2)
Buck (5-0), Gunderson (4)
Stutes (2-1)

13-12-2
4-13-1 9-12-1

4-9-3
0-5-4 1-&1
1-3-1

64 74
8-4

94
10-4

3&0
10-16-1

UCLA placed 3rd at the Malibu Regional Super Regionals (best-of-3)
at Oregon State 2 games, Stanford 0 games

4&3
13-10-0

114
11-5

2-12-3
4-7-0
3-11-3

College World Series
Oregon State won national championship
1-0
1-1

Ccd,snow
W, 4-1
L, 3-11

14-2
11-14-1

12-5 12-6 12-7 13-7 14-7 15-7 16-7 16-8 17-8 18-8 19-8

L, 1-0

Nickerson (2-3) Buck (6-0) Gunderson (5) Nickerson (3-3) Maxwell (2-2) , Gunderson (6)
,

1&2
7-9-1

4-8-0

All-Pacific-10 first team
PITCHERS: Dallas Buck, Oregon State, Jr ; Kevin Gunderson,
Oregon State, Jr ; Jonah Nickerson, Oregon State, jr ; Dave Huff,

1-2

W, 7-5

5-93
4-10-0
6-9-4

W, 9-4 W, 13-6

9-103
13-16-1

U C L A, jr ; Tim Lincecum, Washington, jr ; Brandon Morrow,
California, jr. CATCHERS: Ryan Babineau, U C L A, fr.; Preston Paramore, Arizona State, fr INFIELDERS: Darwin Barney, Oregon

Apr 1

at Pacific (Calif) vs San Francisco Texas-Pan American Texas-Pan American
(second game)

W,64
L, 2-8

212
102

Paterson (1-0), Gunderson (7)
Stutes (2-2)

6-7-2

4-73
8-10-0
4-7-1

2&2
58-0
9-11-0

(10 inn ) W, 5-4
W, 9-1

478 666
1,633 1,907 1,558

W, 14-1

Apr 7 Apr 8 Apr 9
Apr.11

Arizona *

Arizona* Arizona*
at Portland #16 Stanford * #16 Stanford *

W,10-5 W,10-2 L,1-8 W,14-9
W, 3-0

#15 #14 #14 #14 #15 #15 #15 #15 #15 #10 #10 #10
#6 #6 #6 #6

644
1,346
972 613

Kunz(2-0) Nickerson (4-3) Maxwell (3-2) Grbavac(1-0) Nickerson (5-3) Maxwell (3-3) Turpen(1-0)
Stutes (3-2), Gunderson (8) Buck (7-0), Gunderson (9)

State, so; Matt Cusick, Southern California, so ; Chris Minaker, Stanford, sr ; Eric Sogard, Arizona State, so OUTFIELDERS: Cole Gillespie, Oregon State, jr ; Matt Hague, Washington, so ; Cyle
2-2
3-2

1 &3
1-7-1

14-17-1

10-10-0
10-13-1
145-3

5-8-1

208
21-8 21-9 22-9
23-9 24-9 25-9 26-9 27-9

Hankerd, Southern California, Jr ; Jay Miller, Washington State, sr.

2-115
8-11-1

DESIGNATED HITTER: HectorAmbriz, U C L A, jr UTILITY
PLAYERS: Ike Davis, Arizona State, fr.; Jared Prince, Washington
State, fr

3,3
4-3 5,3 6-3
7-3

14-13-0 3-7-0
1-3-0

9-104
0-4-2

Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16
Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 25 Apr 27 Apr.28 Apr 29 Apr 30 MayS
May 6 May 7 May 12

W,1-0

04-0
1-2-3

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Cole Gillespie, Oregon State, OF, jr PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Tim Lincecum, Washington, jr DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chris Kunda, Oregon State, 2B, sr FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Ike Davis, Arizona State, P-OF.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Pat Casey, Oregon State

#16 Stanford * Ppd , rain #16 Stanford *(from Apr 15)(7 inn) W, 12-1 at California * W, 5-2

Nickerson(6-3)
Buck (8-0), Gunderson (10)

12-12-0
5-4-0

558
1,025
773

2-8-5

atCalifomia*
at California * Portland Cal Poly New Mexico Cal Poly

W,5-2
W, 9-7

Nickerson (7-3), Gunderson (11) 5-10-0 Kunz (3-0), Gunderson (12) 9-13-1

2-80
7-12-2

8-3

28-9

93

Where Oregon State ranked
among the Pacific-10 leaders: INDIVIDUAL BATTING

(12 inn) L,13-20 W,3-0 W,16-1
W, 8-4

1,066
1,585 1,910

Kunz(3-1) Buck (9-0), Gunderson (13)
Stutes (4-2)

13-12-9

20-224
0-7-1

28-10 29-10 30-10 31-10 32-10
32-11 33-11 34-11

7 (tie) Shea McFeely 7 (tie) Bill Rowe .

33
..

33
31

3&0
16-15-0

10 Chris Kunda....
374 685

14-1
4-9-2 2-10-3
6-7-0
3-11-2

2,156
1,869

May 13 May 14 May 19 May 20
May 21

New Mexico Washington* Washington * Washington * at #23 Arizona State (#17) * at #23 Arizona State (#17) * at #23 Arizona State (#17) * at Washington State * at Washington State * at Washington State *
at Portland

W,8-2 L,4-6
W, 5-3
W, 7-1 L, 3-10 L, 3-6

#6 #5 #5 #5 #5 #5 #5 #10 #10

Nickerson (8-3), Gunderson (14) 8-5-1 Turpen(2-0) 8-14-0 Buck (9-1)
4-5-1 5-12-1
7-9-1

4 Cole Gillespie
-4

STOLEN BASES 4 Darwin Barney .

16 15
11

2,362 2 327
,

SLUGGING

Kunz(4-1) , Gunderson(15)
Stutes (5-2)

10-4
11-5
11-6

1 Cole Gillespie
ON-BASE

.

5 Cole Gillespie 8 Tyler Graham ................
10, (tie) Mitch Canham
EARNED RUN AVERAGE

881

14-2
10-11-0 6-11-2

10

2, 813
3 035
,

Buck(9-2) Gunderson(1-2)
Gunderson (2-2) Buck (10-2)

3-9-0

34-12
34-13

1 Cole Gillespie
RUNS

493

3-60
9-14-1 16-16-1 10-11-2 13-13-1

W, 9-8
W, 16-1

2 544
,

8-10-4
1-3-2
2-5-1

35-13
36-13 37-13

12-6 13-6 14-6 15-6 16-6 16-7

742 759

W, 10-2 W, 13-3 Ccd
W, 9-2

Nickerson (9-3)
Stutes (6-2)

1 Cole Gillespie 7 (tie) Darwin Barney 10 (tie) Shea McFeely
HITS

.

...83
53
50

#10
#8 #8 #8 #8 #8 #8 #8 #8 #8

829

3-10-1

38-13
39-13 39-14

May23
May 26

2 Cole Gillespie
2,132
2,086 2,587
2,967

89 86 57 56
.

UCLA *
U C.L A. *

Buck(11-2) Nickerson (9-4) Kunz (5-1), Gunderson (16) Nickerson (10-4)
Stutes (7-2)

9-17-0

2-&0
3-6-0
3-7-1

May 27 May 28

Ccd , rain
L, 1-3

5 (tie) Darwin Barney RUNS BATTED IN

224 3 Jonah Nickerson 5 Mike Stutes .. .............. 310 . 8 Dallas Buck .... 344 OPPONENTS BATTING 3 Dallas Buck .............. 221 4 Jonah Nickerson 228 243 5 Mike Stutes
INNINGS

UCLA *

1&1
5-9-2
11-11-1

N C A A Corvallis Regional - at Corvallis, Ore Jun 2 WrightState W,5-3 Jun 3 Kansas W,11-3

4 Cole Gillespie 5 Bill Rowe

.

1 Jonah Nickerson

1362
1281
131

3 Dallas Buck ....
STRKEOUTS

40-14 41-14 42-14 43-14

34-1
3-9-2
3-8-3
0-5-1

7 (tie) Mitch Canham DOUBLES

51

2 Jonah Nickerson ..
25
..

.

Jun 4

Hawaii

W, 12-3

2,783 3,173 3,194

12-13-1

N C A A Corvallis Super Regional - at Corvallis, Ore

Jun 10 #16Stanford
Jun 11 #16Stanford College World Series - at Omaha, Neb

W,4-3 W,15-0
L,1-11

Buck (12-2), Gunderson (17) Nickerson (11-4)

4-7-0 15-19-0

44-14 44-15 45-15 46-15 47-15
48-15

.. 2 Cole Gillespie 3 Bill Rowe TRIPLES 2 (tie) Shea McFeely .
5. (tie) Mitch Canham
HOME RUNS

6. (tie) Dallas Buck
WINS

97
13

22
6

Jun 17 vs #6 Miami (Fla) (#24) Jun 19 vs #8 Georgia (#12) Jun 20 vs #6 Miami (Fla) (#24) Jun 21 vs #3 Rice (#1) Jun 22 vs #3 Rice (#1) Jun 24 vs #2 North Carolina (#9) Jun 25 vs #2 North Carolina (#9) Jun 26 vs #2 North Carolina (#9) Pacifi rankings

..

5

(tie) Dallas Buck. (tie) Jonah Nickerson 5 (tie) Mike Stutes
1 1

13 8

#8 25,417 #8 17,135 #8 26,241 #8 30,335 #8 19,161 #8 26,808 #8 25,046 #8 18,565

W, 5-3
W, 8-1

Buck(12-3) 1&1 Nickerson (12-4), Gunderson (18) 5-12-2
Stutes (8-2) Turpen (3-0), Paterson (1)
8-13-0
5-7-0

11-11-0

SAVES
13

3-7-1
1-5-1

W, 5-0

0-5-0 0-2-0
4-10-1

W,2-0
L, 3-4

Nickerson (13-4), Gunderson (19) 2-3-0 Paterson (1-1) 3-9-0
Gunderson (3-2)
11-14-0
3-6-1

48-16 49-16
50-16

W,11-7
W, 3-2

7-13-0
2-8-4

Buck (13-3), Gunderson (20)
(r.ankinas

3 Cole Gillespie TOTAL BASES 1 Cole Gillespie ... 8 Bill Rowe WALKS 1 Cole Gillespie
2 (tie) Darwin Barne y
.

1 Kevin Gunderson TEAM BATTING

.

.. 20
302

163 126

5 Oregon State
TEAM EARNED RUN AVG.

46 43

USA Today coaches

in parentheses are from Doll at time Dam was played)

1 Oregon State TEAM FIELDING 2 Oregon State ..

341
975

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