2011 Oregon State Beavers baseball team

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2011 Oregon State Beavers baseball
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2011 record 41–17 (17–10 Pac-10)
Head coach Pat Casey (17th year)
Assistant coach Marty Lees (10th year)
Assistant coach Pat Bailey (4th year)
Pitching coach Nate Yeskie (3rd year)
Home stadium Goss Stadium at Coleman Field
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Pacific-10 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#18 UCLA y 18 9   .667     35 24   .593
#11 Arizona State y 17 10   .630     42 16   .724
#16 Oregon State y 17 10   .630     41 17   .707
Arizona y 15 12   .556     39 21   .650
#21 Stanford y 14 12   .538     35 20   .636
California y 13 13   .500     35 21   .625
USC 13 14   .481     25 31   .446
Oregon 11 16   .407     33 26   .559
Washington State 10 17   .370     26 28   .481
Washington 6 21   .222     17 37   .315
† – Conference champion
‡ – Pac-10 Conference champion
y – Invited to the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of June 8, 2011[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll[2]

The 2011 Oregon State Beavers baseball team represented Oregon State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team participated in the Pacific-10 Conference. They were coached by Pat Casey and assistant coaches Marty Lees, Pat Bailey, and Nate Yeskie.[3] They played home games in Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The Beavers finished the season with a 4–17 overall record, and came in third in the Pacific-10 Conference Championship with 17 wins and 10 losses.

The team was selected to host a Regional in the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, and as such were seeded #1 in the Corvallis Regional. The Beavers won all three of their games in the Corvallis Regional and went on to play the #6 national seed Vanderbilt in the Nashville Super Regional, where they lost 1–11.

Previous season[edit]

Oregon State finished the 2010 regular season as the #8 team in the Pacific-10 Conference, and lost to the Florida Gators in the Gainesville Regional. Many players returned from last year's team to play for the 2011 team.

Highlights[edit]

  • The pitching staff finished the season with a team ERA of 3.14 in 2011, which is the lowest since 2005 and the second-lowest since 1979.[4]
  • Six pitchers were selected in the first nine rounds of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the most ever in Beavers' history.[5]


Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Final 
Coaches' RV RV* RV RV RV 22 20 19 15 8 9 7 7 7 10 16  
Baseball America NR NR NR NR NR 23 23 19 9 3 3 3 2 2 6 15  
Collegiate Baseball^ RV NR NR NR 23 26 29 20 10 7 6 4 3 2 6 13  
NCBWA RV RV RV RV 30 26 27 27 17 15 12 8 10 10 13 18

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot.


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