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Quick Links: Baseball Lineup announced

Also WBB NCAA tournament rankings were released

College World Series - Arkansas v Oregon State - Game Three Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images

It’s almost baseball season Beaver Nation! Oregon State kicks off their season (and national title defense) Friday in Surprise, Arizona. They’ll face New Mexico, Gonzaga, Minnesota this weekend. Freelance reporter Bob Lundeberg got the inside scoop on the starters defensively:

  • Adley Rutchsman - Catcher
  • Zak Taylor - First Base
  • Andy Armstrong - Second Base
  • Beau Phillip - Shortstop
  • Jake Dukart - Third Base
  • Tyler Malone - Right Field
  • Kyler McMahan - Center Field
  • Preston Jones & Joe Casey - Left Field
  • Troy Claunch - Designated Hitter

Starting pitchers for the 4-game weekend will be:

  • Kevin Abel - Friday
  • Bryce Fehmel - Saturday
  • Sam Tweedt - Sunday
  • Grant Gambrell - Monday

The Pac-12 baseball coaches were polled before the season and UCLA was selected as the preseason favorite to win the Conference title for the 2019 season. Stanford was picked second and the Beavers finished third. Maybe it’s just me, but the defending champs finishing third in the Pac-12 preseason poll is just disrespectful.

More baseball news, Brandon Eisert and Jake Mulholland were placed on “2019 Stopper of the Year” preseason watch list.

The Oregon State women’s basketball team are coming off a rough road loss to Stanford, but they only fell to 9th in the latest AP Poll. The selection committee released their first early reveal of the season and they slotted the Beavers in as a No. 3 seed.