Baseball Ranked 22nd In Writer's Poll; Bryant Honored Again
Jan. 27, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State baseball team earned its third top 25 ranking this week on Friday when the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) put the Beavers at No. 22 nationally. Additionally, junior reliever Tony Bryant has earned his third preseason All-America honor when Perfect Game USA announced its teams.
The Beavers are No. 23 in Baseball America's Top 25, released Tuesday, and 19th in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top 25 Poll, which was released on Thursday. In December, Collegiate Baseball announced the Beavers as its No. 24 team.
Oregon State is one of six Pac-12 Conference teams in the NCBWA rankings, which span the top 35. Stanford is fourth, followed by No. 15 Arizona State, No. 18 Arizona, No. 20 UCLA, and California is 26th.
Florida is No. 1, followed by South Carolina, North Carolina, Stanford and Texas A&M.
Bryant was named to Perfect Game's second-team for its preseason All-America club, a day after writer Kendall Rogers listed him as the nation's No. 4 reliever in his positional rankings.
Bryant, a junior from Kennewick, Wash., led the then-Pac-10 with 12 saves last season and was named as a first-team all-leaguer. He posted an earned run average of 1.52, the fifth-best single-season mark in Oregon State history.
Bryant was previously named to the preseason All-America teams by the NCBWA and Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball.
Season tickets for the 2012 season are currently on sale.
Season tickets cost $400 and are good for the entire home schedule during the regular season, which includes 23 home dates and 24 games. OSU non-conference opponents at Goss Stadium this season include NCAA Tournament clubs Oklahoma, Illinois and Connecticut while Pac-12 opponents slated to come to Corvallis are Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Stanford and UCLA.
Individual game tickets will be made available to the public starting Monday. Single-game tickets are $20 for reserved seats and outfield general admission seats are $10.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS, in person at the Gill Coliseum ticket office or online at osubeavers.com.
Oregon State opens the 2012 season Feb. 17 when starting a four-game series at UC Santa Barbara.
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