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      Beaver Baseball: Picked 3rd in Pac-12

      WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The sixth-ranked Oregon State baseball team has been selected to finish third in the Pac-12 Conference in a vote by the league's coaches.

      The Beavers tallied 87 total points and received three first-place votes. Oregon State is six points behind No. 1 Stanford, which received five first-place votes, and three behind No. 2 UCLA, which received two first-place tallies.

      Oregon is fourth with 73 points, followed by No. 5 Arizona (65), No. 6 Arizona State (58), No. 7 California (40) and Washington State and USC, which tied for eighth with 32 points apiece. Washington is 10th at 28 points with No. 11 Utah garnering 12 points.

      Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams. Ten points are awarded for a first-place vote, nine points
      for a second-place vote and so on

      Utah Valley and Gonzaga open the tournament Friday morning at 10 a.m. while UC Riverside opens against Gonzaga at 4 p.m. Utah Valley and UC Riverside play at 4:30 p.m. Saturday while Gonzaga and Utah Valley meet again - and end their weekend in Palm Springs - Sunday at 10 a.m.

      After the trip to Palm Springs, the Beavers are headed further south to San Diego for a four-game series with San Diego State starting Thursday, Feb. 21. The series will be held at Tony Gwynn Stadium with ticket info available on

      2013 Pac-12 Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll 1. Stanford (5) 93 2. UCLA (2) 90 3. Oregon State (3) 87 4. Oregon 73 5. Arizona 65 6. Arizona State 58 7. California 40 8. USC 32 Washington State 32 10. Washington 28 11. Utah 12