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OSU baseball team set for home opener today

CORVALLIS - Defending NCAA baseball champion Oregon State is scheduled to play its home opener today against Evansville, a nonconference game at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, beginning at 4 p.m.

The eighth-ranked Beavers, who have won the last two Pac-10 Conference titles, are 14-3. The No. 25 Purple Aces, of the Missouri Valley Conference, are 9-4.

For ticket information, go to www.osubeavers.com.

Special Olympics kick off Saturday in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD - More than 800 athletes will compete in basketball and power lifting events at the Special Olympics Oregon Winter Games State Championships at the Broadbase Regional Sports Center on Saturday and Sunday.

Basketball competition will take place at the Regional Sports Center on 32nd and Main streets in Springfield, and at various Springfield schools on both days, and the powerlifting competition will be on Sunday at the Regional Sports Center. There will also be a dinner, ceremonies and dance on Saturday night.

UO softball team

up to 15th in nation

Oregon's softball team moved up two spots to 15th in the latest ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll, released Wednesday. Oregon State is ranked 17th in the same poll.

The Ducks, off to a 20-2 start, the best in school history, also moved up five spots in the USA Today/NFCA poll, to 17th.

Beavers use long ball to win two in Hawaii

HONOLULU - Mia Longfellow ripped a three-run walk-off homer with two out in the bottom of the seventh to carry Oregon State past Pacific 3-2 in the second game of the Hawaiian Airlines Spring Fling Tournament.

Tarah Black blasted a grand slam in the opener as the Beavers (13-7) beat Boston College, 11-1.

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Date:Mar 8, 2007
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