BASEBALL: Beavs regional is set

THE ROAD TO OMAHA begins on Friday for Oregon State. The Corvallis Regional will see the Beavers play host to Creighton, Georgia and Arkansas-Little Rock.

The Beavers are the No. 1 seed at the Corvallis Regional, followed by No. 2 Creighton, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Arkansas-Little Rock.

The games start Friday at Goss Stadium and continues through at least Sunday. A Monday game, if necessary, will be played if the regional champion can't be declared on Sunday.

Oregon State will square off against Arkansas-Little Rock Friday at 6 p.m. PT. Creighton and Georgia meet at 1 p.m.

Games will continue to be played at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The losers from the first day of action will play in an elimination game Saturday at 1 p.m. while the winners will play at 6 p.m. If necessary, the final game to determine the winner of the regional will be played Monday at 6 p.m.

Creighton finished the regular season with a 44-14 record and 15-9 mark in Missouri Valley Conference play. They earned their bid to the tournament as an automatic qualifier. The Beavers and Blue Jays last played in 1996, with OSU holding a 2-0 record in the series.

Georgia advanced to the postseason as an at-large team, having finished 31-30 overall and 16-14 in Southeastern Conference play to finish fourth in the Eastern Division. OSU holds a 6-1 advantage in the series.

Arkansas-Little Rock claimed the Sun Belt Conference's postseason tournament to earn the automatic bid to the postseason. UALR was 24-32 this season and finished eighth in their conference with a 10-20 record. The Beavers are 1-0 against UALR.

The Beavers have hosted 18 postseason games at Goss Stadium, going 15-3 with an eight-game winning streak. Of those 18 games, 11 have come during an NCAA Regional, with the Beavers holding a 9-2 record.

Oregon State last hosted an NCAA Regional in 2006, taking all three games from Wright State, Kansas and Hawaii.

The Beavers are making their 12th all-time appearance in the postseason, and the sixth in the last seven seasons. Oregon State head coach Pat Casey has guided the club to each of its last six appearances, and is 30-10, including a 13-5 mark in NCAA Regional play. His 30 wins have comprised better than 85 percent of the team's all-time postseason victories.

Regional tickets for purchase are currently available for season ticket holders until Tuesday at noon. The general public may start purchasing all-session tickets starting online ( at 8 a.m. Wednesday and over the phone (1-800-GOBEAVS) and in person at the ticket office at legendary Gill Coliseum starting at 9 a.m.

All-session tickets, if available, are $100 for reserved seats, $72 for adult general admission and $54 for student general admission seats. All-session tickets are good for the entire regional, with a minimum of six games and a maximum of seven.

Single-game tickets, if available, will go on sale on game day two hours prior to each game. These will be made available at the Goss Stadium ticket window. Fans purchasing at Goss Stadium can only do so with cash or check.

Single-game tickets are $20 for reserved seats, $15 for adult general admission and $12 for student general admission. Student prices are for OSU students, students from other schools in the tournament and children 3-18.

Reserved seats are located in the grandstands and all general admission seats are located in the bleachers beyond the outfield fences.

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