2024 Sanderson Ford College Classic

Oregon State vs. New Mexico Baseball Recap: Beavers Slam 7 Homers In Win

Oregon State vs. New Mexico Baseball Recap: Beavers Slam 7 Homers In Win

Oregon State vs. New Mexico Baseball opens the Sanderson Ford Baseball Classic on Opening Day. Follow the action live from Surprise, Arizona.

Feb 16, 2024 by Joe Harrington
Oregon State vs. New Mexico Baseball Recap: Beavers Slam 7 Homers In Win

Oregon State Baseball showed why it's in the top 10 of the 2024 college baseball polls but might have made argument for why the Beavers need to be in the top-5 in the Sanderson Ford Baseball Classic on Feb. 16.

OSU beat New Mexico 15-6 in Surprise, Arizona in the first day of the four-day showcase. 

The Beavers had six home runs before the seventh inning and 14 runs overall as Tyce Peterson hit a pair of home runs, top prospect Travis Bazzana had another and star freshman Trent Caraway also went yard, hit a double and stole a base.

The added another home run by Jacob Krieg to make it seven home runs and 15 overall runs. 

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It was some Opening Day for the Beavers, ranked has high as No. 5 in one poll but a consensus top-10 team overall. 

While Oregon State finished 17 hits, it was the pitching that also turned heads for the Beavers. Starter Aidan May went 5.1 innings and allowed just four hits one run. A.J. Lattery pitch 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball. Tyler Mejia allowed five runs with 15-1 lead, before Noah Ferguson pitched a clean 1.1 inning. 

Oregon State plays Minnesota at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the second day of the Baseball Classic. 

Here's a recap of the Beavers' win.

Top Of Ninth: Oregon State Baseball Secures Win Over New Mexico 15-6

Noah Ferguson pitched a scoreless ninth to finish the game. 

Bottom Of Eighth: New Mexico Works Around Hit. Enters 9th Down 15-6

New Mexico has one more shot to bat trailing by nine runs. 

Top Of Eighth: New Mexico Clobbers Oregon State Reliever; New Mexico Homers.OSU Up 15-6

Pitcher Tyler Mejia, a lefty,  relieved A.J. Lattery. Mejia allowed a home run to Jake Holland. 

Another error by Oregon State, it's second of the inning, led to a second run in the inning. 

With the bases loaded, New Mexico shortstop Chase Weissenborn hit a three-run double to end Mejia's day. 

Noah Ferguson took over on the mound with two outs. 

Bottom Of Seventh: Guess What? Oregon State Hit Another Home Run

Jacob Krieg hit a pinch hit home run, it was the seventh home run of the day for OSU. They lead 15-1.

Top Of Seventh: Oregon State Baseball Gets Out of Jam After New Mexico Puts Two On

A.J. Lattery pitched around a hit and a walk to get out of the inning without allowing any runs. OSU leads 14-1.

Bottom Of Sixth: Tyce Peterson Of Oregon State Gets Another Hit, Tanner Smith Slams Another HR

Tyce Peterson, who already has two home runs, added a single in the sixth inning. The Beavers then added a three-run home run by Tanner Smith. It's no 14-1. 

It was the sixth home run of the day for Oregon State. 

Top Of Sixth: Oregon State Baseball Goes To Bullpen Leading New Mexico 11-1

Aidan May's day is over after pitching 5.1 innings with four strikeouts. He is in line for his first win of the season with the Beavers leading 11-1.

May 5-3 record with a 6.33 ERA in 16 starts for Arizona last season.

A.J. Lattery ended the inning for Oregon State after allowing a hit and registering a strikeout.

Bottom Of Fifth: New Mexico Induces Double-Play To Get Out Of The Inning

Oregon State still leads 11-1.

Top Of Fifth: New Mexico Gets Hit, OSU Gets Out of Frame, leads 11-1

Aidan May is has now allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three in the game. He was helped by a strong play by Travis Bazzana for the final out.

Bottom Of Fourth: Oregon State Baseball Leaving Nothing In Doubt After 7-run inning

Starting the inning with back-to-back home runs, Oregon State used a bases-clearing double to scored three runs from Gavin Turley and followed it with a second home run from Tyce Peterson. OSU leads 11-1. 

Oregon State hit three home runs in the inning and have five home runs altogether. 

Trent Caraway, Welcome To College Baseball

One of the best freshman in the country is showing why. In his first two at-bats, Trent Caraway is 2-for-1 with a home run and a double.

Caraway was the California Gatorade Player of the Year last season at JSerra Catholic. He hit .462 last season. 

Bottom Of Fourth: New Mexico Baseball Goes To The Bullpen

As Oregon State breaks the game open in the fourth inning after back-to-back home runs, New Mexico is headed to the bullpen with just one out in the inning and two Beavers on base. Josh Barnhouse is the new pitcher

Trent Caraway, Travis Bazzana Hit Back-To-Back Runs For Oregon State in Bottom of 4th, OSU 6, NM 1

Top Of Fourth: Oregon State cruises through inning

Aidan May has found some rhythm, registering a strikeout in a 1-2-3 inning. OSU leads 4-1

Bottom Of Third: Oregon State Adds More Runs, OSU 4, NM 1

Elijah Hainline used a sacrifice bunt to drive Josh McDowell in for a run as Oregon State added another run. Jaren Jackson started the inning by allowing a single and double.

Top Of Third: Oregon State Works Around Another Jam, OSU 4, NM 1

Aiden May worked out of a jam again after an infield single and a walk. 

Bottom Of Second: Travis Bazzana Drive In Run, Beavers Score 2, OSU 3, NM 1

The Beavers flexed its muscles on starter Jaren Jackson, who allowed four hits and two runs in the second inning. Tyce Peterson hit a home run and Travis Bazzana hit a single for his first hit of the season as OSU took a 3-1 lead.

Top Of Second: New Mexico Ties Oregon State After Josh McAlister RBI, OSU , NM 1

The Lobos notched a run off May in the second inning when Josh McAlister singled to left to drive in Jake Holland. 

Bottom Of The First: Micah McDowell Of Oregon State Goes Yard, OSU 1, NM 0

Center fielder Micah McDowell hit the first home run of the Sanderson Ford Baseball Classic when he slammed home a pitch from Jaren Jackson to give OSU the lead. 

Top prospect Travis Bazzana nearly hit a leadoff home run after taking a pitch to the warning track. 

Jackson finished the inning allowing one hit with one strikeout. 

Top Of The First Inning: Aiden May Gets Out Of Early Jam With Pair Of Ks

Aiden May struckout two as he worked around a first inning inning error by Mason Guerra. Khalil Walker was thrown out stealing. 

Oregon State vs. New Mexico Baseball First Pitch Is Here

First pitch is here. Oregon State Baseball is 17-5 all-time against the Lobos and 6-1 since 2018. The two programs have opened the season against each other for three straight seasons. 

Oregon State Baseball Hoping To Notch Another Win At The Baseball Classic

The Beavers are 15-4 in Surprise, Arizona. This is the 10th time the team has traveled to Surprise, which is the spring training home of the World Series champion Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.

Who Is Pitching For New Mexico vs. Oregon State Baseball?

The Lobos are starting senior Jaren Jackson, who was 3-2 with a 7.46 ERA in 2023 in 12 appearances in 2023. He started eight games for Oregon State for New Mexico last season. 

Who Is Pitching For Oregon State Baseball vs. New Mexico?

The Beavers are starting Aiden May in the opener. The junior from Albuquerque, New Mexico begins his first season with the Beavers after pitching for Arizona a year ago, He had a 5-3 record with a 6.33 ERA in 16 starts. He led the Wildcats with 77 strikeouts in 75 1/3 innings in 2023.

Ironically, his best game of 2023 was against his new team when he struck out nine Beavers on April 30, 2023.   

No. 3 MLB Draft Prospect Travis Bazzana Batting Leadoff For OSU

Travis Bazzana, who opens the season on the Golden Spikes Award watch list and the consensus No.3 prospect in the MLB Draft Class, will bat first against New Mexico. 

Bazzana stole a school-record 36 bases last season and has 50 for his career. 

Travis Bazzana Trying To Join Adley Rutschman As Oregon State Baseball No.1 MLB picks

Adley Rutschman, arguably Major League Baseball's best catcher, was the No.1 pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. Bazzana is trying to join him as the only Beavers taken No.1 Nick Madrigal was the No. 4 overall pick in 2018. 

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Oregon State Baseball Players In Arizona For MLB Spring Training

Oregon State has been one of the best programs in baseball and there are several in Arizona for the first days of MLB Spring Training. Here are the Beavers in the Cactus League:

  • Michael Conforto, San Francisco Giants
  • Wade Meckler, San Francisco Giants
  • Nick Madrigal, Chicago Cubs
  • Steven Kwan, Cleveland Guardians

Oregon State Baseball, New Mexico Hype Videos

The Beavers are ready to start the season.

The time is near.#GoBeavs pic.twitter.com/vSaOPhQLwB

— Oregon State Baseball (@BeaverBaseball) February 16, 2024

And so are the Lobos

Another @UNMLoboBaseball season is upon us 🎥 pic.twitter.com/U7twiIdEYp

— Rhett the Jet ✈️ (@RhettSpenrath) February 16, 2024

Pac-12 Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll

The Beavers received eight first-place votes.  

  1. Oregon State (8)    95
  2. Stanford (2)    85
  3. UCLA (1)    82
  4. Oregon    74
  5. USC    64
  6. Arizona State    50
  7. Washington    49
  8. California    40
  9. Arizona    31
  10. Utah    20
  11. Washington State    15

Mountain West Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll

New Mexico was picked to fifth. 

  1. San José State (4) 33
  2. Fresno State (2) 28
  3. Air Force (1) 27
  4. San Diego State 19
  5. New Mexico 15
  6. UNLV 15
  7. Nevada 10

How To Stream Minnesota Baseball At The Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic Stream

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

What College Baseball Tournaments Are Streaming On FloBaseball?

These tournaments will stream on FloBaseball and the FloSports app in February and March:

Oregon State Set To Play At College Baseball Showdown

The Beavers will move from the Rangers' spring training stadium to its actual stadium the following weekend for three games at Globe Life Field at the College Baseball Showdown Weekend 2.

FloBaseball Archived Footage

Video footage from past seasons is archived and stored in a video library for FloBaseball subscribers to watch for the duration of their subscriptions.

Watch Independent Baseball On FloBaseball 

Follow the action from around the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, Frontier League and Pioneer Baseball League, whether you’re on FloBaseball.tv, the FloSports app or FloBaseball’s social media channels for select games.

Each week during the season, we'll feature at least one “Game Of The Week” from each league and stream it directly to social media. Tune in to catch the action LIVE on FloBaseball's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

And remember, you can revisit all of your favorite moments from the season, as video footage from each league is archived and stored in a video library for FloBaseball subscribers to watch during the duration of their subscriptions. 

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