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OSU baseball pitcher arrested, accused of drunken trespassing

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Benjamin Wetzler, booking photo Benjamin Wetzler, booking photo
CORVALLIS, OR (KPTV) -

An Oregon State University baseball player is facing criminal charges after police said he was drunk and tried to get into someone else's house.

Ben Wetzler, 22, was arrested at 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Officers were called to Northwest 14th Street after receiving a 911 call about someone trying to break into a home.

The people inside reported that a man on their front porch appeared to be intoxicated as he shook the screen door. They told the man he had the wrong place, according to Corvallis police, but Wetzler insisted he belonged there and smashed the glass pane on the door.

Officers said he did not enter the home before police arrived. He was arrested without further incident.

He was booked in jail on charges of criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.

Police said alcohol was likely a major factor in the incident.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times newspaper reports Wetzler, whose legal last name is Holmes, was released from jail Saturday and was in uniform for the team's games Saturday night and Sunday.

Coach Pat Casey, however, was not made available to comment on the situation after Sunday's game.

Wetzler pitched eight innings on Friday in a win against UCLA to improve to 9-1 on the season for the Beavers, according to the OSU athletic department website. The Beavers are in first place in the Pac-12.

Wetzler is scheduled to be arraigned in court May 29.

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