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Oregon State Baseball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Oregon State Baseball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Here’s everything you need to know about Oregon State baseball for the 2024 season. The Beavers begin their season at the Sanderson Ford Baseball Classic.

Jan 30, 2024 by Briar Napier
Oregon State Baseball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Though the Pac-12 Conference is crumbling all around it, Oregon State—one of just two schools, along with Washington State, slated to stay in the league after this school year—is holding firm.

It would be awfully fitting, then, if the Beavers could send those leaving the Pac-12 on their merry way with the league’s final pre-realignment baseball title in their grasp.

A major-league factory with an alumni list that includes Adley Rutschman, Michael Conforto and Jacoby Ellsbury, OSU has been a consistent figure at the top of the college baseball scene for decades. Even with its conference future murky, the Beavers’ tradition of success on the diamond likely won’t be bothered much. 

Entering the spring with a deep lineup and Travis Bazzana, one of the top prospects in college baseball, the Beavers are building for yet another lengthy postseason run. Pulling it off this year, in particular, would make for one of OSU’s most memorable moments.

The Beavers will begin their 2024 journey at the Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic and the Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2, both will be streamed on FloBaseball. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Oregon State baseball ahead of the 2024 season:

How Did Oregon State Baseball Do In 2023?

A 40-win season with an NCAA Tournament appearance is nothing to be ashamed about.

The Beavers recovered well from a 1-5 start in league play to finish second in the Pac-12 Conference behind regular-season champion Stanford. 

Though OSU was just shy of a second straight trip to the super-regional round—it was eliminated by eventual national champion LSU in the final of the Baton Rouge Regional—the Beavers once again were one of the best-performing teams of the year from a West Coast state. They also smacked a school-record 89 home runs with the same number of stolen bases, the latter number of which led the Pac-12. 

Who Coaches Oregon State Baseball?

Mitch Canham is the coach of Oregon State. The former All-American catcher was one of the main stars on the Beavers’ back-to-back national title teams of 2006 and 2007. Canham played for eight years in the minor leagues as a first-round MLB Draft pick, before getting into the coaching game in 2016. 

He then bounced around coaching collegiate summer league and minor-league teams until being hired as OSU’s coach in 2020, succeeding interim coach Pat Bailey, after Bailey himself succeeded Pat Casey, a 900-game winner and the most decorated coach in program history. 

Canham’s debut season was cut short by COVID-19, but he went from 37 wins in 2021 to 48 in 2022, then 41 in 2023. His success included NCAA Tournament appearances all three times, and he has coached seven All-America selections along the way. 

Has Oregon State Ever Won The College World Series?

Yes, Oregon State has won the Men’s College World Series three times in 10 appearances. The victories came in 2006, 2007 and 2018. 

All three national championships came with Casey at the helm. He led the Beavers to the CWS six times in his decorated tenure.

Notable Returning Players

Travis Bazzana, INF

No Australian has ever been picked No. 1 overall in an MLB Draft. 

Bazzana could become the first to accomplish the feat, especially if the native Aussie has another lights-out season for the Beavers in 2024.

MLB.com’s No. 3-ranked prospect for the 2024 draft, Bazzana hit .374 with a 1.122 OPS, while stealing an OSU-record 36 bases as a sophomore a season ag. His stock skyrocketed after winning the esteemed Cape Cod League’s batting title and its MVP award this past summer. 

Projected to be a second baseman as a pro, the left-handed hitter’s speed and consistent ability to make contact makes him a candidate for another potential All-America nod and one of the favorites to take home the Pac-12 Player of the Year Award.

Gavin Turley, OF

The home run leader on the home-run-happiest team in OSU history, Turley—a MLB Draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks out of high school—arrived in Corvallis and immediately began smashing the baseball (he homered in his first collegiate at-bat), leading the Beavers with 14 long bombs on the season. 

The Arizonan batted .309, had 13 multi-hit games on the year and was second on the OSU roster in OPS (1.102) behind Bazzana, all helping to make him a Perfect Game Second-Team Freshman All-America selection for his performances. 

Bazzana, Turley, junior infielder Mason Guerra and senior outfielder Brady Kasper all return after double-digit homer seasons to give the Beavers plenty of power. If Turley improves on a few factors (such as plate discipline after striking out in 60 of 149 at-bats), we could see an even better sophomore campaign for him, and a rise up the draft boards.

Notable Newcomers

Elijah Hainline, INF

A do-it-all player over the past two seasons at Washington State, Hainline moved to a Pac-12 rival and power in the offseason and should be one of the candidates looking to fill the gap left behind by former OSU starting shortstop Kyle Dernedde, who transferred to Michigan. 

After a so-so freshman year with the Cougars in 2022 (.228 average, seven doubled, 21 RBIs), Hainline had a breakout campaign during his sophomore year in which he became one of the Pac-12’s best infielders and the first WSU player to have double-digit doubles (12), home runs (12) and stolen bases (10) in a single season in 13 years. 

Coming to Corvallis after batting .337 a year ago, Hainline could add a jolt of offense to the middle infield, with the added boost that he's already proven to be a strong hitter against Pac-12 opposition.

Aiden May, RHP

Another offseason OSU transfer with ties to another Pac-12 program, May joined Arizona as a sophomore junior college transfer last season and became a member of the Wildcats’ rotation, helping them make the NCAA Tournament. 

Though May’s one season in Tucson didn’t feature numbers that jump off the page—he finished 5-3 with a 6.33 ERA and 77 strikeouts— his fastball can touch the mid-to-upper 90s and may help him get into the weekend rotation as a power pitcher. 

He’s likely to mesh right away with a rotation that includes the likes of the Beavers’ Saturday arm from last year, Jacob Kmatz, a friend he also happened to go to high school with in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Oregon State Baseball Schedule 2024

All times Pacific

Feb. 16 11 a.m.New MexicoSurprise, Ariz.
Feb. 17 11 a.m.MinnesotaSurprise, Ariz.
Feb. 18 11 a.m.CSU BakersfieldSurprise, Ariz.
Feb. 19 9 a.m.MinnesotaSurprise, Ariz.
Feb. 21 10 a.m.Texas TechArlington , Texas
Feb. 23 5 p.m.ArkansasArlington , Texas
Feb. 24 1 p.m.MichiganArlington , Texas
Feb. 25 3 p.m.Oklahoma StateArlington , Texas
Feb. 29 5:35 p.m.North Dakota StateCorvallis, Ore.
March 1 4:05 p.m.North Dakota StateCorvallis, Ore.
March 2 1:05 p.m.North Dakota StateCorvallis, Ore.
March 3 12:35 p.m.North Dakota StateCorvallis, Ore.
March 7 5:35 p.m.CSUNCorvallis, Ore.
March 8 4:05 p.m.CSUNCorvallis, Ore.
March 9 1:05 p.m.CSUNCorvallis, Ore.
March 10 12:05 p.m.CSUNCorvallis, Ore.
March 15 5 p.m.UtahSalt Lake City
March 16 1 p.m.UtahSalt Lake City
March 17 NoonUtahSalt Lake City
March 19 5:30 p.m.PortlandPortland, Ore.
March 22 5:35 p.m.WashingtonCorvallis, Ore.
March 23 1:35 p.m.WashingtonCorvallis, Ore.
March 24 1:05 p.m.WashingtonCorvallis, Ore.
March 28 6:30 p.m.USCIrvine, Calif.
March 29 6:30 p.m.USCIrvine, Calif.
March 30 1 p.m.USCIrvine, Calif.
April 1 6 p.m.GonzagaCorvallis, Ore.
April 2 6 p.m.GonzagaCorvallis, Ore.
April 5 5:35 p.m.Arizona StateCorvallis, Ore.
April 6 1:35 p.m.Arizona StateCorvallis, Ore.
April 7 12:05 p.m.Arizona StateCorvallis, Ore.
April 9 5:35 p.m.PortlandCorvallis, Ore.
April 12 6 p.m.StanfordCorvallis, Ore.
April 13 5 p.m.StanfordCorvallis, Ore.
April 14 NoonStanfordCorvallis, Ore.
April 16 6:05 p.m.NevadaReno, Nev.
April 17 6:05 p.m.NevadaReno, Nev.
April 19 6:05 p.m.CaliforniaBerkeley, Calif.
April 20 2:05 p.m.CaliforniaBerkeley, Calif.
April 21 1:05 p.m.CaliforniaBerkeley, Calif.
April 23 5:30 p.m.PortlandHillsboro, Ore.
April 26 6 p.m.OregonCorvallis, Ore.
April 27 5 p.m.OregonCorvallis, Ore.
April 28 2 p.m.OregonCorvallis, Ore.
April 30 6 p.m.OregonEugene, Ore.
May 3 7 p.m.Washington StatePullman, Wash.
May 4 6 p.m.Washington StatePullman, Wash.
May 5 1 p.m.Washington StatePullman, Wash.
May 6 NoonGonzagaSpokane, Wash.
May 10 7 p.m.UCLACorvallis, Ore.
May 11 5 p.m.UCLACorvallis, Ore.
May 12 NoonUCLACorvallis, Ore.
May 16 6 p.m.ArizonaTucson, Ariz.
May 17 6 p.m.ArizonaTucson, Ariz.
May 18 6 p.m.ArizonaTucson, Ariz.
May 21 All DayPac-12 TournamentScottsdale, Ariz.
May 22 All DayPac-12 TournamentScottsdale, Ariz.
May 23 All DayPac-12 TournamentScottsdale, Ariz.
May 24 All DayPac-12 TournamentScottsdale, Ariz.
May 25 TBDPac-12 TournamentScottsdale, Ariz.

2024 Oregon State Baseball Roster

1Gavin TurleyOFSo.
2Jabin TroskyINFR-So.
3Elijah HainlineINFJr.
4Dallas MaciasINF/OFSo.
6Easton TaltC/OFSo.
7Brandon ForresterINFR-Fr.
8Tanner SmithC/INFJr.
9Mason GuerraINFJr.
12Micah McDowellOFSr.
13Levi JonesINFFr.
14Evan GustafsonCFr.
15Carson McEntireOFFr.
16Aiden JimenezRHPSo.
17Brady KasperOFSr.
18Wilson WeberCJr.
19AJ LatteryRHPSr.
20Kellan OakesRHPSo.
21Reeve BoydINFFr.
22Jacob KriegINFSo.
23Canon ReederOFSo.
24Aiden MayRHPJr.
25Joey MundtRHPR-Sr.
26Noah FergusonRHPR-Jr.
27Drew TalavsRHPFr.
28Dawson SantanaINFFr.
29Bryce JohnsonRHPFr.
30Kyle ScottRHPSr.
31Matthew MorrellRHPFr.
32AJ HutchesonRHPSo.
33Laif PalmerRHPFr.
34Ian LawsonRHPSr.
35Jacob KmatzRHPJr.
36Nelson KeljoLHPSo.
37Travis BazzanaINFJr.
38Eric SeguraRHPFr.
40Jaren HunterRHPSr.
41Chase ReynoldsRHPJr.
44Trent CarawayINFFr.
45James DeCremerRHPFr.
47Anthony Marchnell IVCFr.
48Tyler MejiaLHPSo.
50Bridger HolmesRHPJr.
51Tephen MontgomeryRHPSo.
54Tyce PetersonINF/OFSo.

How To Watch The Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic

Watch the 2024 Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic on FloBaseball and the FloSports app.

FloBaseball will be streaming several season-opening college baseball tournaments, including the Shriners Children's College Showdown, Snowbird Baseball and the Kubota College Baseball Series.

2024 Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, February 16 

  • Game 1 - New Mexico vs Oregon State - 2pm ET 
  • Game 2 - Minnesota vs CSU Bakersfield - 7pm ET

Saturday, February 17 

  • Game 3 - Minnesota vs Oregon State - 2pm ET 
  • Game 4 - CSU Bakersfield vs New Mexico - 7pm ET

Sunday, February 18 

  • Game 5 - CSU Bakersfield vs Oregon State - 2pm ET 
  • Game 6 - New Mexico vs Minnesota - 7pm ET

Monday, February 19 

  • Game 7 - Minnesota vs Oregon State - 2pm ET 
  • Game 8 - CSU Bakersfield vs New Mexico - 7pm ET

How To Watch The 2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2

Watch the 2024 Kubota College Baseball Series - Weekend 2 on FloBaseball and the FloSports app.

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series - Weekend 2 Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, February 23 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oklahoma State 
  • 8 p.m. – Oregon State vs. Arkansas

Saturday, February 24 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oregon State 
  • 8 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Sunday, February 25 

  • 2 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Michigan 
  • 6 p.m. – Oklahoma State vs. Oregon State

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series - Weekend 3 Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, March 1 

  • 3 p.m. – USC vs. TCU 
  • 7 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, March 2 

  • 3 p.m. – Texas A&M vs. USC 
  • 7 p.m. – TCU vs. Arizona State

Sunday, March 3 

  • 12 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M 
  • 4 p.m. – USC vs. TCU

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