09.Mar.2012 Baseball: West Virginia @ Oregon State

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Beavs return home after a 12 game road trip to start the season. That is a brutal stretch, so you can understand why they'd go 8-4, even versus bad to average competition. Four home games now versus pretty good competition (West Virginia, Connecticut/Illinois, Oklahoma)

Big news is that Jace Fry will pitch Saturday's game. Need him to live up to the hype and stabilize this rotation. Wetlzer needs to prove today that he should (a) be a #1 starter and (b) be in the rotation at all. It's almost a season and a half now, so the grace period is over.

Cluttered day with baseball at 5:30pm and hoops at 6. My suggestion is watch hoops and Gametracker the baseball game.

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  • tim318 says:
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    Actually there are 4 games baseball games this weekend. WVU on 3/9, then a double-header on 3/10 – ILL @ 4 and UCONN @ 7. OK is on 3/12.

    This is an interesting baseball series. OSU is teaming with UO and Nike to bring this competition to the NW in a round-robin style tournament. The collaboration gives these teams that are disadvantaged in several ways (weather, location, lack of close D1 programs) bring some power to the area. Hoping for some good weather and good wins.

  • Jack says:
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    If the weather’s anything like it’s been the last three days, then it’s perfect for baseball.

    • oneoldbeav says:
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      Forecast for showers to begin at 6pm. At least 40% chance of rain all weekend. UGH !

  • helmsley says:
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    Meanwhile, the OSU softball team is going bonkers . . .

    http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/w-softbl/recaps/030912aab.html

  • helmsley says:
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    And in case you haven’t seen this article . . .

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/sec/story/2012-03-09/kentucky-calipari/53424952/1

    • Beaver Byte says:
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      OSU has what it takes to beat Arizona and advance to the Pac-12 Final. It will take guts and execution down the stretch. Physically we match up well with these guys. Need a great all around team effort and simply to find the will to win!

      OSU vs. Arizona (Pac-12 Semifinal):
      http://beaverbyte.com

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      He is a slime-ball, but must be one hell of a salesman.

    • Bill says:
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      The rule is the problem. He can’t stop players from leaving and going to the NBA. He’s a slimy guy but honestly, he’s a superior coach. It’s pretty amazing that he can get the young players to come in and play at a high level right away. I’m not sure any coach can really count on a system where his entire starting lineup turns over every year and the new starters are all freshman.

      Contrast that with Ben Howland and Sean Miller and what is happening to their programs when they bring in highly rated recruits. It all falls apart.

      The solution should be the rule that baseball has. Let the kids be eligible to get drafted out of high school and if they go to college, make them stay there 3 years.

      That way if kids who don’t want to attend school, they can go to the NBA or D League or overseas.

      And if they do choose school, they must stay 3 years. Schools get their “student” athletes, the NBA gets their minor league system and the players get at least some education.

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    I really want to go to this game and like Jack said, the weather is un-freaking-believable.
    Hillsboro to Corvallis though….

  • brownale9000 says:
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    Craig Robinson being mentioned for the Illinois head coaching job.

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      Yeah, but I don’t think he’s one of the main candidates. Just a name being thrown out there. Illinois wants Shaka Smart badly.

      • brownale9000 says:
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        I agree on both counts. I’m guessing he’s a ways down their list, after Smart, maybe Greg Marshall and Brad Stephens as well. Still, his Chicago area connections would make sense and those dream candidates don’t always work out.

        • Jack says:
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          Stevens is going nowhere, and I think Marshall will be the same unless UVA comes calling.

          Smart is on the top of their list. That’s not a secret. Others being mentioned (ahead of Coach Rob) are Anthony Grant (big buyout), Lorenzo Romar (burned out out UW?), Reggie Theus (Pitino’s Chicago connection) and Scott Drew (coming home to take care of his parents?).

          • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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            Top three choices are Smart, Smart, and Smart. They just fired a great recruiter who is a spotty coach. AD worked with Smart previously. No way they hire CR. They think too much of their program. He does not have the needed resume. They will hire a minority coach, as there was a huge uproar after their football hiring this year.

  • KBeav says:
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    Kenny Beaver….where are you?? We know you’re pissed that your duckies lost yesterday!

  • slamadam says:
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    fair to call this the biggest osu basketball game in 22 years (since 90)? im thinkin yea…

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Love the offensive lineup for tonight. Barnes, Conforto and Davis in the OF, not sure about that defensively but great offensively. Keyes is DHing. That helps the infield defense. Beavers should score some runs tonight, hopefully Ben Wetzler steps up and starts pitching like what he’s capable of.

  • HopefulBeav says:
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    I hope CR keeps Brandt on a really short leash tonight. I think we really need to establish physical play down low if we’re going to win this game and if Brandt is going to act like he’s 6’1, 180 lbs then CR has to pull him.

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    http://blog.oregonlive.com/beavers/2012/03/lyndon_tulimasealii_shows_inte.html

    Here’s some football recruiting, sorry if it doesn’t belong in this thread, does anybody know anything about this guy? Grades seem to be an issue, as is with most JC players.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Wetzler off to usual slow start, Rodriguiz playing better D than usual and, Jay Reece getting help with commentary from Jim Wilson.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Keyes a single, makes three hits in a row going back to last game. Really could use production from him.
    Top (Beav half) of 2nd, runners on 2 and 3 with one out.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    One zip Beavs going to bottom of 2nd. Beavs are visitors tonight in this tourney.

    Really good to have Jim Wilson doing color, now we will see if Jay R. is a better play by play man with this help.

  • slamadam says:
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    game tracker link?

  • homefry homefry says:
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    Jay Reese ain’t bad-does a local show nightly in Bend, with some pretty well-known names..I’m so glad I haven’t listened to Parker last night–he had to be apoplectic (sp?) after a few missed free throws.

    I get an image of Tark chewing his towel when I think of Mike….

    • oneoldbeav says:
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      Parker was sweatin’ it when Wroten made some 6 straight FT’s, kept pointing out his low FT percentage and it finally paid off. Overall a pretty good broadcast IMO.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Top 5, runners on 1 and 3 and no out. Got to get runs out of this.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Conforto 2 RBI double, wind aided. 4-0 Beavs two out 5th, Keyes up bases loaded, well hit fly out to end inning with 3 LOB.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    4 zip end of 5th. Wetzler with 6 K’s so far.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Bottom 7, Beavs up 11 zip. Mercy rule says its over if WV doesn’t score……three out to go!

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Beavs win 11-0, mercy ends it at 7 innings. 1 hitter for Wetzler, 8 K’s.

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