February 24, 2008

57 for 75

Seth Blair started the game, he's No. 75 for Arizona State, and he's out of the game after not allowing a run in four innings while giving up three hits. Sometimes in these blowout games, they'll give him the win, we'll see.

Into the game is No. 57 Jason Franzbleau, a highly touted transfer from Winthrop. In two years with the Eagles, Franzbleau made 22 starts winning 12 games with an ERA of 3.20 ERA.

Blair finished striking out 2 strikeouts while walking none. He fared much better than his fellow freshman starter for Oregon State today, Greg Peavey who lasted just a third of an inning giving up 7 runs (4 ER).

We're in the top of the 5th inning, 11-0 ASU.

10 Spot

Things are getting out of hand here in Tempe, as Arizona State has scored 3 more runs here in the bottom of the third to go up 10-0. Freshman reliever Josh Osich is out, and is replaced by righty Josh Keller. Ike Davis knocked in a run in the inning, and Kiel Roling hit a 2-run double as well to increase the lead.

Keller actually had a part in that opening day no-hitter last year at Hawai'i-Hilo. That was a much better day than this one for OSU.

ASU Pouring It On

Things have only gone from worse to much worse for freshman Oregon State starter Greg Peavey. After giving up that leadoff home run, ASU has scored 6 more runs to take a 7-0 lead. Peavey lasted only a third of an inning in his college debut. Two errors certainly didn't help, as we'll have his final totals in a bit, but the biggest blow was a bases loaded double by SS Marcel Champagnie which made it 5-0 at the time.

Replacing Peavey is fellow freshman Josh Osich, a 6-foot-3 native of Boise, Idaho as the Beavers try to get out of the first inning trailing by no more than 7.

Wallace Rakes Again

Following yesterday's two home run, 7 RBI day, Brett Wallace just led off the bottom half of the first with a solo shot over the left centerfield fence. It was a laser beam that just cleared the fence. And it was great to see him go opposite field right into the wind. Yeah, he's good.

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Oregon State Takes On Arizona State

They meet every year in the Pac-10, and for the 2nd straight year, Pat Casey's Oregon State Beavers will take on Pat Murphy's Arizona State Sun Devils in a non-conference game early in the season. This is the final game of the 2008 DeMarini Invitational, as ASU looks to win the tournament that they have hosted hoping to go a perfect 3-0. The Beavers bounced back last night from an opening day loss to Vanderbilt, with a win over Miami (Ohio).

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February 22, 2008

Vandy Wins Opener

TEMPE, Ariz. - On a day that saw rain falling, the wind howling in from centerfield and the temperatures falling through the low 50s, the fact Vanderbilt put up eight runs and 11 hits should be a warning sign to the rest of the nation that the 'Dores aren't messing around in 2008.

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David Who?

David who? Alright Vandy fans, you have a nice replacement for David Price. Mike Minor's '08 debut was great, going six innings, giving up five hits, 1 run, striking out six and walking none. The only run came in the 6th when he got out of a bases loaded, no-one out jam by inducing a double-play ball which allowed a run to score.

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Vandy Cruising

Thanks to a brilliant start by Mike Minor, the 'Dores are on cruise control as we go to the 6th. Vandy's ace has struckout six, given up two hits and walked none in his five innings of work.

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Parking One

Rain still falling here in Tempe, as Parker Hanks has given Vanderbilt a 4-0 lead with the first home run of the ballgame. Hanks' solo shot over the leftfield wall somehow didn't hit a car on the busy road, the Rio Salado Parkway, after it cleared the secondary fence.

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Around the Nation Part 1

I have to admit, and I know I'm not the only one out there, but I've been waiting to surf the daily scoreboards of NCAA-Baseball.com since last June. That's part of what makes a standard Opening Day special, so throughout the day I'll check in on the surprising, and not-so-surprising results. The big story already are the number of cancellations and postponed games. Just look at the weather across the Carolina's, Kentucky and even southern Georgia, yikes.

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A few more notes

A few more notes as we get settled in here in the top of the first inning. How about this for nostalgia? Oregon State starting pitcher Mike Stutes opened last season as part of a combined no-hitter, picking up the Beavers first win of the season at Hawaii-Hilo. Stutes then picked up his 12th win of the year in OSU's clinching game in the CWS Finals against UNC. A nice symmetric view of the Beavers 2007 campaign.

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November 09, 2007

Beavers In Portland?

Rumor out of Corvallis is that the renovations to Goss Stadium are a little bit behind, and that Oregon State will likely open its season in Portland at PGE Park when Georgia comes to town in February.

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September 12, 2007

A Trip To The Big House

It's a tradition that even the Vanderbilt bowling team was able to fufill. The national champions get a meet and greet with the president of the United States at the White House.

After Oregon State won the title in 2006, the Beavers weren't able to work it out, but after repeating as champions, now both the '06 and '07 squads will make their way to the West Wing next weekend to meet President Bush.

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