Baseball Gameday: Breakfast With The Beavers
Andrew Moore gets the start for the Beavers
OSU and Gonzaga play at 12:30 p.m. Saturday
The Beavers open with Utah Valley at 1 p.m. PT
Ryan Gorton Selected In 31st Round Of MLB Draft By Oakland
Ryan Gorton returns to Oregon State in 2013 after a four-year playing career that saw him both on the mound and behind the plate.
Gorton, a native of Tigard, Ore., made 46 appearances as a pitcher for the Beavers from 2009-12 and went 6-3 in nearly 90 innings of work. He struck out 65 during his tenure.
He was pushed in catching duty in 2012 after seeing spotty time behind the plate his first three seasons and thrived, making 44 appearances in the field, with 32 starts.
He hit .303 as a senior - and finished with a .281 career mark in 61 games - while contributing with four doubles and 15 runs batted in.
He was stellar defensively in 2012, capturing seven of 20 stolen attempts against him for a 35-percent mark. He also committed just one error in more than 150 chances.
Gorton came to Oregon State from Tigard High School, where he was a four-year letterwinner in baseball, three in football and two in basketball. He was an all-state selection in baseball as both a junior and a senior.