Athletics spring into new season

The softball team huddles on the eld. They are currently 20-14.

Anna Weeks, Jarred Bierbrauer Sports Chief

Baseball, softball, golf, rowing and track and field begin season.


No. 1 Beaver baseball is looking to maintain its ranking as it continues into the season with a 21-4 overall record and 6-3 in conference play.

Senior pitcher Luke Heimlich has already been named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week this year, making this the fifth time in his collegiate career. He was previously named the 2017 Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year.

In the series opener against University of Washington, Heimlich struck out a career-high of 13 batters helping OSU win 16-1.

Beavers play their next game at home Monday, April 2, at 6:35 p.m. against University of Nevada. The game can be watched on Beaver Sports Network or on the Oregon State Live Stream.



OSU softball currently holds a 20-15 overall record and fell to 3-6 in conference play after falling to No. 5 University of Oregon.

Freshman Camryn Ybarra hit her first career home run, followed by a second in the next game.

Freshman Hope Brandner was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week after batting .333 in the win over No. 4 University of California Berkeley.

Senior shortstop McKenna Arriola tallies 16 runs batted in with a batting average of .297.

OSU will play Arizona State University at home on Friday, April 6. The time is yet to be determined.


Women’s Golf

OSU women’s golf has been active since mid-September and most recently placed fifth at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic three-day event.

The par-72 Kapalua Bay Course is 6,012 yards. The golfers played 36 holes.

Sophomore Nicole Schroeder tied for 10th place, which is a team-best for the Beavers. This is the second time this year OSU has scored a top-ten finish. Schroeder earned a career-best third place earlier this year.

Tied for 18th was senior Susie Cavanagh and freshman Ellie Slama with an 8-over 224.

In February, the Beavers took home fifth place, while breaking a school record at the Westbrook Spring Invitational. OSU ended a 54-hole event with a 14-under 280-288-282–850. Prior to this year, OSU had never concluded a three-round tournament under par, however they have now done this twice.

OSU will appear in the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational in Columbus, Ohio on April 14 and 15.


Men’s Golf

Men’s golf’s season-best was earned at the Duck Invitational leaving tied for third place with sophomore Shawn Lu and freshman Spencer Tibbits both earning career-bests.

Lu placed fourth and scored 2-under 71-69-71–211 with eight birdies over three rounds. He continued to lead the team at The Goodwin ending in a tied for 10th place.

Tibbits also earned a career-best of 11 birdies at the Duck Invitational scoring 10-under 75-67-70–212. He tied for 10th.

OSU left Saturday from The Goodwin placing 16th.

Next, men’s golf will compete in the Arizona State University Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. April 14 and 15. The Pac-12 Championships follow starting April 23 in Los Angeles.


Women’s Rowing

The first meet of the season for women’s rowing resulted in a first, second and third place ranking against University of California Los Angeles Bruins, followed by three of four wins against Gonzaga.

With a time of 7:02.80 minutes, the OSU Varsity 8 crew pulled a win over UCLA by almost four seconds and took first against Gonzaga University Saturday.

OSU Second Varsity 8 took second place by five seconds.

In the final race of the day against UCLA, Varsity 4+ fell behind two UCLA boats, placing third. Varsity 4+ is a crew consisting of mostly rookie crew members.

The next meet will take place at Washington State University in Colton, Wash. on Saturday, April 7, with times to be announced.


Men’s Rowing

OSU men’s rowing took home four wins in the Lake Las Vegas Regatta season opener.

The Beavers swept the races against the Santa Clara University Broncos.

The Third Team Varsity 8+ course was shortened by 500 meters to 1,500 meters due to wind. The crew defeated the Broncos by three seconds and again by a full boat-length.

OSU defeated Santa Clara again with the Varsity 8 crew, but this time by more than 10 seconds on Saturday. On Sunday, the Beavers came in second to Dartmouth.

Second Varsity 8 race beat the Broncos by almost 17 seconds Saturday, yet could not defeat Dartmouth Sunday, finishing second.

OSU’s next meet is at the University of Washington in Seattle on April 7, at 8 a.m. and airing on Washington Live Stream-3.


Track and Field

After finishing their indoor season at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation indoor championships, women’s track and field is starting their outdoor invites having already competed in three meets.

In the MPSF indoor championships, junior distance runner Nicole Goecke broke her own school record for the 800 meter race, with a time of 2:10.14, taking first place.

Senior Destiny Dawson broke the school record in the javelin with a throw of 155-6.5. This earned her first place in the event, and was followed by junior Delaney Hall, who took second with a mark at 152-11.75.

At the Stanford Invitational, a new school record was set for the hammer throw with 180-feet-9-inches by sophomore Lindsay McShane.

OSU traveled to Willamette University for the Willamette Invitational where redshirt freshman Jessica Molina broke the OSU record for the hammer throw, launching it 174-5.5 feet to take third.

The Beavers will be travelling to the University of Arizona on April 5, for the Jim Click multi-event meet. It will be an all day event.