- Portland Tribune - Sports
The Beavers' Pac-10 home opener is 5 p.m. Thursday against USC. OSU also meets the Trojans at 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Southern Cal is 18-12 and did not play last week.
OSU opened conference play at Arizona and got swept for the first time since 2004. Chris Hopkins tripled and Mitch Canham homered in the first inning of the first game, but the Wildcats outscored the Beavers 30-18 the rest of the three-game series. Oregon State's top three hitters in the order were effective at the plate (leadoff man Hopkins went 6 for 10 and scored six runs, Canham was 5 for 13 and Darwin Barney was 5 for 13 with five RBIs and four runs). OSU is 23-6, Arizona 25-6.