Beavers Baseball Starts Friday

Beavers Baseball Starts Friday
February 12, 2013, 10:30 am
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The Beavers begin their 2013 campaign this Friday in The Palm Springs Tournament, where Pat Casey kicks off his 19th year coaching the 6th ranked (Baseball America) team.

LHP Ben Wetzler (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Devin Nelson (0-0, 0.00)
February 15, 2013 • Palm Springs, Calif. • Palm Springs Stadium • 1:00 p.m.

Team Release

Oregon State is in its 104th season

The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Net-
work and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.

Live Stats on

Last Season
Oregon State finished the 2012 season with a
40-20 record, advancing to the final game of
the Baton Rouge Regional, losing 6-5 to host
LSU in 10 innings.

The Beavers advanced to the
postseason on the strength of an 18-12 Pac-
12 Conference record, which tied the team for
fourth, just two games out of first.

The Beavers
won six of their nine series in conference play.
By advancing to the postseason, OSU has been
to an NCAA Regional in seven of the last eight
seasons. The Beavers also won 40 games for
the second consecutive season.

Opening Day Factoid
Oregon State is looking to go 1-0 for the 74th
time in school history. The Beavers have won
their season-opening game three straight times
and in seven of the last nine seasons. OSU is
12-6 in season openers under head coach Pat
Casey, including an 11-6 mark away from Goss

Used To Starting
Junior Kavin Keyes is the lone Beaver to have
made two opening-day starts. As a freshman, he
did so at short in 2011 and as a sophomore, in
2012, he started at third base. Carter Bell is the
last Beaver to make three consecutive opening
day starts, doing so from 2009-11.

What Returns - Offense
Oregon State returns eight starters from 2012;
by virtue of that fact, OSU returns 27 of its 34
home runs (79.4 percent) and 268 of its 336
runs driven in (79.7 percent) from a year ago.
Only three players who played significantly are
not on the 2013 roster: Ryan Dunn, Ryan Gor-
ton and John Tommasini.

What Returns - Pitching
Oregon State also returns much of its pitching,
with the team returning 10 players who saw ac-
tion on the hill in 2012 compared to just two
losses. Thirty-eight of 40 wins (95 percent) re-
turn while returners accounted for 500 of 533
1/3 innings (93.7 percent).

Oregon State is familiar with all three teams in
Palm Springs. Pat Casey is 9-2 lifetime against
Utah Valley, 18-11 against Gonzaga and 7-4
against UC Riverside.

• In OSU’s four-game win streak against Utah
Valley, the Beavers have scored a combined 41
runs while allowing just six.
• The Beavers have been above .500 in non-
conference play for 13 consecutive seasons.
OSU has won 20 or more wins in 10 years.