Well I thought a little trip down memory lane would help Beaver Baseball fans get ready for the home opener at Goss Stadium Friday against West Virginia. Nearly seven years ago the Mountaineers visited Corvallis and were spanked by OSU 11-0. Ben Wetzler pitched a fabulous one-hitter. Weztler, by the way was assigned to the Los Angeles Dodgers on February 23rd so he is still chasing that Major League dream. Good luck to the lefty!!
The home opener begins at 5:35 Friday. Kevin Abel gets the start for Pat Bailey.
Here is the official release from Hang Hager the Sports Information Director for Oregon State
Game 9: Oregon State (8-0) vs. West Virginia (5-3)
March 1, 2019 • 5:35 p.m. PT • Corvallis, Ore. • Goss Stadium at Coleman Field
RHPKevin Abel(1-0, 5.23) vs. RHP Alek Manoah (1-0, 0.73)
Oregon State plays its 2019 home opener Friday when the Beavers welcome West Virginia in the start of a three-game series at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. First pitch is slated for 5:35 p.m. PT.
All games air on the Beaver Sports Network with pre-game 30 minutes before first pitch. Affiliates include KEJO 1240-AM (Corvallis), KKNX 840-AM (Eugene), KCFM 1250-AM (Florence - Pac-12 games), KCFM 104.1-FM (Florence - Pac-12 games), KLAD 960-AM & 93.3-FM (Klamath Falls), KTMT 580-AM & 96.1-FM (Medford - Saturday & Sunday games), Rip City Radio 620-AM (Portland - weekday games after 5 p.m. and all weekend games), 103.7-FM (Portland, all weekday games before 5 p.m.), KSKR 1490-AM (Roseburg) and KBZY 1490-AM (Salem - Saturday & Sunday games).
Catch the game online by visiting osubeavers.com, and find the live broadcast on the Oregon State baseball schedule page. The games can be heard via the TuneIn application, which is available for smartphones and tablets (search Beaver Sports Network).
The game will not be broadcast.
A live video feed of the game will be provided for free by visiting osubeavers.com.
Live stats for the game can be accessed by clicking on the live stats link located on the baseball schedule page on osubeavers.com.
Alex McGarry hit his first career home run and Beau Philip and Kyler McMahan both drove in two runs to pace Oregon State to an 8-3 win over Nebraska Sunday in Surprise, Ariz.Brandon Eisertwon his fourth game of the season by tossing 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. McGarry,Preston JonesandAdley Rutschmanall had three hits.
Oregon State will celebrate its 2018 National Championship prior to Saturday's home opener. The ceremony will take place close to first pitch.
Oregon State has turned Goss Stadium into one of the best home field advantages in the country. The Beavers are 58-6 (.906) at home over the past two seasons.
18 To 19
The Oregon State offense has been potent through the first eight games of the season, posting a .311 batting average, 20 doubles and eight home runs. The Beavers have scored 71 runs. By comparison, the 2018 Beavers scored 75 runs, batted .365, totaled 18 doubles and hit seven home runs through their first eight games.
Versus West Virginia
Friday's opener will mark just the third meeting between the teams dating back to 2000; OSU has won the previous two. West Virginia visited Goss Stadium for a single game in 2012. Ben Wetzler one-hit the Mountaineers in an 11-0 Oregon State win.
Leading The Nation
RelieverBrandon Eisertleads the nation with four victories, one ahead of N.C. State's Kent Klyman. Eisert has not allowed a run in nine innings, giving up five hits with eight strikeouts.
• Oregon State has won 15 consecutive home openers dating back to the 2004 season.
• Oregon State held its Surprise, Ariz., opponents to three runs or less in seven of its eight games for the second time since 2017. The Beavers allowed 16 runs through eight games in 2017; the 2019 Beavers allowed 18.
• The Beavers are 8-0 for the second consecutive season and 10th time in school history.
• Oregon State enters the weekend with the nation's longest active win streak at 10 games.
•Adley Rutschmanleads the Pac-12 with four home runs and is tied for seventh nationally.