Levitt House La Moraleja / CSO arquitectura

first_imgPhotographs:  David Frutos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Area:  428 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Levitt House La Moraleja / CSO arquitecturaSave this projectSaveLevitt House La Moraleja / CSO arquitectura Houses Levitt House La Moraleja / CSO arquitectura Projects ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© David Frutos+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926200/levitt-house-cso-arquitectura Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses, Renovation•Alcobendas, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926200/levitt-house-cso-arquitectura Clipboard Manufacturers: Daikin, Porcelanosa Grupo, Roi, Sancal Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Architect In Charge:Javier de Antón FreileProject Manager & Space Design:CommutyCollaborators:José Miguel AsencioDecoration:Número26Quantity Surveyor:Fernando San HipólitoBuilder:Aluminios del PirineoCity:AlcobendasCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David FrutosText description provided by the architects. The Levitt House is located in the residential estate La Moraleja (Alcobendas). It was originally built in 1983 and it was two stories high. The expansion of the building (which is now 108 m2 larger) follows sustainability criteria and uses the 3 pre-existing materials of the home -concrete tiles, wood and face brick- to achieve a new and modern design.Save this picture!© David FrutosIn order to do the expansion, the house was demolished except for three of the four façades, 25% of the deck and the first-floor slab. Afterward, the house grew towards the interior garden in the plot. Thanks to this expansion and the new design of the stairs, a new floor is built undercover. Regarding the sustainability criteria, the new façade of the expansion is built with energy savings in mind.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© David FrutosThe windows capture the warmth during the winter, but also allow cross ventilation during the summer. To achieve complete solar control, wooden shutters have been installed to guarantee privacy and safety for the inhabitants. Lastly, both the structure and this façade -and the carpentry- have been built with wood, a sustainable material.Save this picture!© David FrutosOther energy-saving systems found in the house are the over-insulation and the installation of an aero-termic machine for climatization with the support of solar panels for the production of hot water. The interior design features a full redistribution with the stairs as the central backbone of the building, allowing views of the whole house from the living room on the third floor.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!Save this picture!© David FrutosProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla V / Paul de Ruiter ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBus Station Tilburg / architectenbureau cepezedSelected Projects Share Spain Architects: CSO arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCSO arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationAlcobendasSpainPublished on October 12, 2019Cite: “Levitt House La Moraleja / CSO arquitectura” [Casa Levitt La Moraleja / CSO arquitectura] 12 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Saudi says foiled plot to bomb World Cup qualifier

first_imgRiyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saudi authorities said Sunday they had foiled a plot to bomb a football stadium during a World Cup qualifying match and dismantled two “terrorist” cells linked to the Islamic State group.The interior ministry said in a statement that four suspects from each cell had been arrested.One of the cells had planned to park a bomb-laden vehicle outside Al-Jawhara stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah during an October 11 World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the ministry said.Its members were two Pakistanis, a Syrian, and a Sudanese, the ministry said, without providing further details of the plot or arrests.The other group had been plotting attacks against security forces and its members had received orders from an IS leader in Syria, the ministry said.Its alleged members were based in Shaqra, northwest of Riyadh, and are all Saudis, the ministry statement said, adding that the suspects had all confessed.Six other Saudis were detained and were being questioned over alleged links to the cell, it said. Since late 2014, IS has claimed a series of bombings and shootings against Shiites in the Sunni-majority kingdom, as well against security forces.In another statement, the interior ministry published a list of nine suspects — eight Saudis and a Bahraini, wanted for their alleged involvement in “terrorist” acts in the eastern provinces of Qatif and Dammam, home to most of the kingdom’s Shiite minority population.The suspects were allegedly involved in attacks against civilians and members of the security forces, the statement said.It urged the suspects to surrender and offered financial rewards for those who could provide information leading to their arrests.Eastern areas have seen repeated security incidents since 2011, when a wave of protests began among Shiites demanding reform in the Sunni-majority kingdom.IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has called for attacks against Saudi Arabia, which belongs to the US-led coalition bombing the jihadists in Syria and Iraq.In July authorities arrested 19 people, including 12 Pakistanis, in connection with three suicide bombings on July 4 including one near the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina in which four people diedShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Co Durham club sets national first for women’s golf

first_img13 Feb 2019 Co Durham club sets national first for women’s golf Boldon Golf Club in County Durham is leading the way to grow the women’s game by becoming the first club in England to sign up to The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.The club has made a series of pledges which include running events to encourage more women and girls to play golf, to have at least three female board members and to create even better community links.It has also appointed women’s member Alyson Chapman as its Charter champion to support and help new players and members.Alyson, who has previously won a Durham award for her efforts to get women involved in golf, commented: “I’ve had a huge amount of pleasure out of golf and I enjoy sharing that with other women and girls.“Golf isn’t just about competing. Women and girls at Boldon really value the social and friendship groups – and we’ve got a growing group who holiday together, with ages from 20 to 70+! Golf is a really great hobby and it’s got the extra plus of lots of health benefits.”Diane Lilley is a new member and she commented:  “The club has been amazing and helpful. I’m one of 12 women who joined, from a group of 20 who started with Get into Golf. We’ve got a social media group to keep in touch and we have a lot of fun. We often place a bottle of Prosecco in the hole during coaching sessions – first to putt or chip and hit the bottle wins it! There are non-golfing activities at the club as well, such as women’s keep fit in the winter months.”The Women in Golf Charter was launched last year to increase the number of women and girls playing golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work. England Golf was one of the first signatories and, it’s just been announced, a total of 106 organisations have committed to it. Now, the drive to get more clubs to sign up is set to gather pace, and in England, Fulford Golf Club has already committed to join Boldon.Lauren Spray, England Golf Women and Girls’ Manager, commented: “Boldon have been wonderful to work with. They have set realistic targets and it is fantastic to see them looking at everything from leadership positions to recruiting new women into their club.“As the first club in England to adopt the Charter I am sure they will encourage many more to pledge their commitments to the Charter and support the continued growth of women and girls’ golf.”Jackie Davidson, Assistant Director – Golf Development at The R&A, remarked: “We are delighted to have Boldon’s support as the first golf club in England to sign up to the Women in Golf Charter. It is so important for the Charter to break through at club level.”Currently Boldon has 42 women and 6 girl members, including seven who are following the club’s pathway to full membership. The target is to increase this by five during 2019.It’s already got a great track record with its Get into Golf sessions for women, which are supported by Alyson. It has also run family days which attracted boys and girls to the junior Wee Wonders programme. Boldon also gets involved with community activities such as a local scarecrow event where it successfully promoted golf to women. These activities are all back in the 2019 calendar.Club Manager Steve Watkin commented: “It was an easy decision to support the Charter and to embed our activities and commitment into our business plan. We are excited to be recognised as the first Charter signatory in Co Durham and the first club in England.”Chris Pascall from the Durham Ladies’ Association added her congratulations: “What a fantastic achievement for the whole club and county.  It just shows that there is lots of great work going on within clubs to support women and girls’ golf.”Any English club which wants to adopt the Charter can find out more here and should follow-up with their Club Support Officer.Caption: (from left) Mike Greener, England Golf Club Support Officer for County Durham; Steve Watkin,  club Manager; Alyson Chapman, Charter champion; Alan Pearson, club Captain; and Chris Pascall from the Durham Ladies’ Association. Tags: growing the game, The R&A, Women’s Golflast_img read more

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OVERTIME

first_img:10 Yes America, the shout-out was for Tracy “J” not for Tracy “T”…That being Tracy Jennings, the No. 1 Connie Hawkins league Fan of all time. And yes…Those jeans sitting in the front caused many a missed shot (sometimes you just have to blame the editor). :09 While you’re watching the NCAA tournament, don’t forget the greatest shot ever heard around the world came from your own 5th Avenue legend, Dwight “The Ice Man” Clay. His shot with actually 58 seconds left on the clock not at the buzzer as people think, ended UCLA’s 88 game win streak and college basketball dominance. BILL NEAL :08 Speaking of shout-outs, a big one to one of Pittsburgh’s true community icons…“Batman” aka “Bat,” owner and operator of Bat’s Barber Shop on Penn Ave. in the heart of East Liberty. He’s stood the test of time, put up with my boy Terry and his misguided loyalty for the Knicks and played some pretty good basketball back in the day up at Schenley High School on Sunday mornings…Oh yeah, back-in-the-day!! We all miss it.:07 If you had Pitt losing to Butler, if you had Louisville and Duke out early, if you had UConn going to the Final Four, if you had VCU still standing this late, and if you had Ohio State and Kansas going home early…You—are—a—liar!!! Shut-up! You’re lying and you know it… Please! Ya don’t even know what VCU stands for!?!?:06 Speaking of Butler. It’s a little bit easier to take Pitt losing to them now, huh?:05 Ok, ok, the calls keep coming in for the ones missed on the all-time basketball list (Just wait until football season). Tell you what we’ll do. You think you got a better “Top 10” list of the area’s greatest of all time? Then send it to me. Mail me your “Top 10” greatest City League basketball players of all time and I’ll put your list and your name in the paper if it’s the best one I get. And I’ll send you two free tickets to a Pittsburgh Power football game. Now put your pen where your mouth is, and it’s okay for you Peabody grads (Mike Goosby) if you can’t spell all the names. I’ll make it look pretty for ya. Mail your list to: Champions Enterprises 416, Springdale Dr., Suite 33, Pgh., PA 15235.:04 Here are the names of some of the area’s great, great players that somehow didn’t make some of the past lists. Go figure! Gene Turner, Darrell Gissendanner, Cory Gadson, Clev Edwards, Stu Lyons, Joe Stallworth, Rob Dixon, Gene Harrell, Mike Wilson, Frank Foster, Ron Hightower, Ronnie MeGrae, Rob Moore, Darrell Porter, Shane Bibbons, Alex Johnson, Jeff Baldwin, Larry Anderson, Billy Searles, Gary Carter, Jeff Burton, Joe Barlow, Kenny Walls, Thomas “June Bug” Howard, Kevin Price Jr., Mel Keys, Malik Hightower, Rick Gannon, Stan Mahan and Jimmy Nichols…and that’s just to name a few. Now you can better appreciate my basketball knowledge and superior genius as I give you those “Top 10” lists. C’mon man…this ain’t easy!!!:03 “The List”…continued…If you’ve been following along you now have your point guards, 2 guards and small forwards. Here’s the power forwards lists, the Big Boys with multiple skills but for real for real the showstoppers!! 1. Sam “Bam” Clancy 2. “Big John” Marshall 3. Benji Pryor 4. Mel Bennett 5. Mark Hassell 6. Darrin “Big Dex” Poindexter 7. Kevin Walls 8. Lenny Pruitt 9. Craig Posser 10. Bill Herndon.:02 Hey, here’s a special 2-for-l for ya!1. Vote for Hines Ward on “Dancing with the Stars.” Yeah, I know you don’t watch it…sure you don’t. Just do it!2. Don’t like Miami Heat, just don’t, don’t really know why, just don’t!!! (c’mon Celtics, get this done…then “It’s Laker time.”):01 The Kenny Durrett Memorial High School All-Star Classic…It’s time…It’s here…It’s showtime for our high school seniors. Come see the future stars!!!“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00 Virginia Commonwealth University…Duh!!Game Overlast_img read more

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AVHD fails valley residents

first_imgFor over 50 years, the Antelope Valley Healthcare District has had the duty to provide health care services to the citizens of this valley, including those citizens living in Palmdale. However, AVHD has failed them. Ten years ago, the city of Palmdale took the initiative to bring a hospital to Palmdale. The city of Palmdale has repeatedly offered AVHD support similar to that provided to Universal Health Services to build a hospital in Palmdale. AVHD is not interested. AVHD has taken a series of actions to undermine, and prevent the opening of, Palmdale Regional Medical Center. AVHD’s schemes have included a propaganda campaign against UHS, the promise of a new Palmdale hospital and a botched attempt to take the UHS hospital site by eminent domain. AVHD has even hired a political consultant to “build public support for … the (district’s) recommendations related to the proposed new private hospital in Palmdale.” AVHD aired a commercial last year suggesting that emergency patients would not be welcome at UHS’s hospital. AVHD aired this commercial 1,953 times, but has never publicly retracted this blatant misinformation. AVHD has solicited your support through mailers, commercials and newspaper ads for a proposed hospital to be built in Palmdale. The clear implication is that AVHD has a plan to build a hospital in Palmdale. However, AVHD has recently admitted it does not have any such plans. It is amazing to read Dr. Manning’s words: A new hospital in Palmdale is “a threat to Antelope Valley Hospital and our entire region’s health care system.” A 250-bed state-of-the-art hospital with 35 emergency room beds is a “threat” to your health! Think about that the next time you are sitting in the AV Hospital emergency room, still waiting after five or six hours to be treated. We have a great hospital coming that will serve all of the Antelope Valley’s citizens. Suppressing competition and spending all AVHD’s resources in Lancaster on a continuing public misinformation campaign is simply unacceptable.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsAVHD’s latest smokescreen is outlined in Dr. Manning’s Medi-Cal manifesto. He is demanding UHS do what AVHD was created to do – “provide full health care service for all members of our community.” Such a demand takes passing the buck to a whole new level. Because of mismanagement, selective and discriminatory expenditure of funds and poor planning, AVHD is evidently incapable of providing this service. Dr. Manning suggests the citizens were “misled” regarding the nature of the agreement between the city and UHS. Ridiculous. The agreement with UHS was the result of several public meetings. AVHD board members and administrators attended those meetings and had no objections to the project. Dr. Manning admits all hospitals are required to treat patients in an emergency situation, regardless of their ability to pay. last_img read more

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6 Affordable Ways to Capture Great Dolly Shots

first_imgCover Image via Disney.Looking for more DIY articles? Check these out.Tips for Recording ADR on Your Own — on a BudgetHow to Build A Super-Bright DIY LED Balloon LightThe Right In-Air Diffusion for Your Project: Haze vs. Fog vs. SmokeDrawing the Audience’s Eye by Shaping and Cutting LightBuilding A Low Budget Handheld Rig For The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Don’t blow your entire budget on pro equipment for a dolly shot. From cheaper options to the DIY approach, here’s how to get the most bang for your buck.The dolly shot is a filmmaking staple that will simply never go out of style. The iconic camera movement carries weight and meaning. Whether the shot takes the audience on a ride with your characters or presents an omniscient viewpoint, there are a plethora of ways to employ the shot.That being said, pulling off a smooth, professional, and essentially invisible dolly shot takes some gear. So, let’s take a look at what gear works for your film and — more importantly — for your budget.Professional Options1. Camera SlidersImage via Glidecam.Camera sliders are perfect for capturing short dolly shots. Many of these professional sliders can be expensive, but there’s a reason — they work. While a slider isn’t the most affordable of all the options here, it’s cost effective compared to buying an actual dolly system, which can easily run $1,500-$2,000. If you’re working out your budget for a big shoot or looking into investing in one of these products, consider the type of camera you’ll be using most and the amount of weight you’ll be putting on the device.Glidecam VistaTrack — $799Manfrotto Camera Slider — $538Edelkrone SliderPLUS Compact — $499Benro MoveOver8B — $259.952. Table DollyImage via Fancier StudioIf you need a tighter, more manageable dolly shot, and you’re using a DSLR, look into a small tabletop dolly. These lightweight solutions are great in a pinch, and many can support quite a bit of weight, which can help even if you’re using a smaller cinema cameras, like an URSA or C200. Since it’s easy to use, you can capture multiple angles in a matter of minutes.Cinetics CineSkates Pro — $150CineMoco Dolly — $499Pico Dolly — $49.95Digital Juice Orbit — $1495.953. Tripod DollyIf you can’t afford a slider, and you don’t have a smooth surface for a tabletop dolly, then the tripod dolly shot is your best option. This simple tripod add-on needs a smooth surface for best results. However, if that’s not possible, there are fairly inexpensive track options for this type of dolly.Sachtler — $All Over the PlaceManfrotto — $194.99Libec DL- 5B — $259.99Davis & Sanford — $193.99 DIY Options4. DIY Dolly Track ($10-$20)DIY builds are the way to go. Even if you’ve got a substantial budget, they can save you money and time. So, let’s check out how to make a dolly track from items you can find at a store near you.For this tutorial, the SGNL group from Sony shows us how to use PVC pipe, in-line skate wheels, and a few nuts and bolts to build a dolly system.For the dolly itself, check out our tutorial for a simple, affordable way to build a reliable system.5. DIY Camera Slider ($10)If you want something smaller, you can build an inexpensive slider with a few items from the hardware store. Film Riot has a great demo. Ryan Connolly and crew show us how to build one for a whopping $10.6. DIY Tabletop Dolly ($20-$30)If you want to use a tabletop dolly, TheAussieInLA shows you how to use a metal plate, skateboard trucks, and some wheels to create a heavy-duty tabletop dolly on the cheap.Building a table dolly is pretty simple. Here’s a good breakdown of the fundamental mechanics of the rig.last_img read more

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Camson willing to apologize to Almazan, says elbow wasn’t intentional

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Almazan declined to give interviews to the media after the game.PBA Office-In-Charge Willie Marcial said he will summon both players on Tuesday.Camson plans to use the meeting to apologize to Marcial and Almazan for his actions.“I will respect the league’s decision and I am willing to ask for forgiveness and apologize to sir Willie and Raymond.” Read Next Kia came into the game having lost 16 straight games dating back to last season and Camson said all the losing was a reason for how he handled the situation.“I didn’t like what happened. I guess I just wanted to win so bad because we’re really tired of losing. We don’t want them (Rain or Shine) to make a run because we know that once they do, we’ll lose our morale,” said Camson, who had 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in a 98-94 victory.READ: PBA: Kia halts 16-game skid, upsets Rain or ShineThe two got into a heated verbal exchange along the Cuneta Astrodome hallway on their way to their respective dugouts but after the game, Camson said he has no problems apologizing to Almazan first.“Being the younger player, I’ll be the one to approach him. I don’t see any problems with that because we’re all playing in the same league and we all have the same job,” he said. “I never wanted any of that to happen. I’m a man and I got hit.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Eric Camson vs Raymond Almazan. PBA IMAGESKia big man Eric Camson said he was merely getting in position for a rebound it wasn’t his intention to hit Rain or Shine center Raymond Almazan with an elbow that triggered an ugly fight on Saturday.While fighting for positioning in the shaded area, Camson landed an elbow to the face of Almazan, who quickly retaliated with his own.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The situation escalated after Camson caught Almazan with a punch in the face before players and referees stepped in to restore order.READ: PBA: Almazan, Camson ejected after trading punches FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It wasn’t intended. The replay will show that I wasn’t going for his face and I was just boxing out,” Camson told reporters in Filipino after the game. “I hit him and it was something unavoidable. Then he got back at me and it was just my pride at that point.”Both got ejected after being slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2. LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sharapova inspired by Serena to get back to top Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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The Eastern Conference Playoffs Are All About Grudge Matches

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On Monday’s show (April 23, 2018), Neil and Kyle discuss three tight series in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Toronto, Boston and Cleveland are each tied 2-2 against their lower-seeded opponents — how much trouble are the favored teams in?The Lab will be back with another episode later this week. In the meantime, keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions, which are updated after every game. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed By Neil Paine and Kyle Wagner Embed Code read more

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Baseball Ohio State looking for surprise in Arizona against pair of heavyweight

Ohio State redshirt senior first baseman Zach Ratcliff at bat during the Scarlet and Gray World Series in October 2016. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe past weekend was a tale of two halves for the Ohio State baseball team. They combined for 21 runs in the two victories, only to falter in their final two games with a combined four runs. Now looking ahead to the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge, OSU (2-2) will have to find the bats again if it hopes to have success against No. 5 Oregon State (4-0) and the reigning Pac-12 champion Utah Utes (2-1) in Surprise, Arizona.Despite the daunting task ahead of the Buckeyes, OSU coach Greg Beals said he’s excited to lead the team to the Grand Canyon State for the first time in 20 years and play some high-quality competition.“We’re heading out to Arizona for the first time — site of Spring Training, we’re going out and playing in a Spring Training facility. Excited for that to take our guys to a Major League complex,” Beals said. “To play teams from the Pac-12, that west-coast style baseball, I think it’s important for us to see different styles and have to be prepared to compete against a different style of baseball.”Scouting Oregon StateEntering the season, expectations were high for an Oregon State team that showed a lot of promise last season, finishing 35-19 (16-14 Pac-12). The NCAA’s consensus rankings placed the Beavers as the No. 6 team in the country. After an undefeated opening weekend, they have risen in the rankings.Pitching was the strength of this team last season and it appears this will be their backbone once again. In the first series, the Beavers’ pitching staff had surrendered a total of six runs (only three earned) with 37 total strikeouts, only 11 walks and 23 hits (.177 opponents’ batting average).Oregon State’s offense does not stand out, but can score runs when necessary. The team owns a collective .270 batting average with 22 runs scored, two home runs and three stolen bases so far on the season. Beals knows that Oregon State operates under a different style of play and that if the Buckeyes are going to come away with a win, they will have to force the Beavers to play a higher-scoring game. “They’re going to play a smaller game that they like to bunt, to run and they really emphasize their pitching and defense and play lower-scoring games is their ideal way of playing out there,” Beals said. “Our goal is to shape the game where we can get out and score some runs and force them — if we can get out a couple runs — force them to have to play for more than just one run at a time”Ratcliff emerging as power threat in final collegiate seasonRedshirt senior designated hitter Zach Ratcliff has never registered more than 100 at-bats in a single season for the Buckeyes and, prior to the weekend, he had never hit more than two home runs in a single season. After just the first weekend, he has already matched that single-season home run total. In last Saturday’s game against Delaware, Ratcliff blasted two home runs — one in the second inning and another in the fourth.Ratcliff has been given an opportunity to serve as the regular designated hitter for OSU in his final season of eligibility and, so far, has been making the most of it. He attributes his newfound success in large part to the work he put in over the summer with Beals and assistant coach Matt Angle.“This summer — when we got back to work with coach Angle, coach Beals — we kind of tore my swing down and worked from the ground up and made a few adjustments, just to kind of simplify everything,” Ratcliff said. “It’s obviously paying off early so, hopefully, I can keep things rolling.”OSU will face Utah on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. ET and Saturday with games against Oregon State coming on Friday and Sunday. read more

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