Game 6: Oregon State (4-1) vs. Michigan State (3-1)
February 22, 2014 | 12 p.m. PT
Surprise, Ariz. | Surprise Stadium
Probable Starters: LHP Jace Fry (1-0, 2.57) vs. RHP Justin Alleman (1-0, 0.00)
Oregon State continues play at the Aramark Pac-12-Big Ten Challenge on Saturday. OSU takes on Michigan State at 12 p.m. PT (1 p.m. in Arizona) at Surprise Stadium.
The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Network and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). For more information on catching the Beavers on the radio, check osubeavers.com. All games air on the Beaver Sports Network with pre-game 30 minutes before first pitch. Affiliates include KICE 940-AM (Bend, Ore.), KKNX 840-AM (Eugene), KLZS 1450-AM (Eugene), KAKT 104.7-FM (Grants Pass, Medford-weekends), KLAD 960-AM (Klamath Falls), Fox Sports Radio 620-AM (Portland), KSKR 1490-AM (Roseburg), KBZY 1490-AM (Salem - Weekends, Weekday Day Games) and KOHI 1600-AM (St. Helens, Ore.). Note, Saturday's game will be broadcast on KTHH 990-AM in the Corvallis/Albany region.
The game will not be televised.
There will be no live video of the game. There will be no live video available during the tournament.
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Caleb Hamilton singled three times and Trever Morrison posted two hits but the Beavers dropped a 9-2 decision to Nebraska on Friday at Surprise Stadium. Oregon State could not overcome a four-run sixth inning by the Huskers, and lost its first game of the season. Andrew Moore took the loss after allowing six hits and five runs - one earned - over 6 2/3 innings of work.
Hamilton Starting Strong
Caleb Hamilton has started strong in his freshman campaign and is on a four-game hit streak after tallying a three-hit effort on Friday. The Washington native is 8-for-15 (.533) with four runs scored and an RBI during the streak.
If there was a freshman who may be starting stronger than Caleb Hamilton, it is Trever Morrison, who collected his first career multi-hit game with a 2-for-4 effort Friday. He has hit safely in all five games and is 6-for-21 (.286) on the year.
Logan Ice threw out his only runner attempting to steal on Friday, and opponents are just 2-for-4 against him this season. He’s helping continue a trend over recent seasons that OSU catchers have thrown out better than 50 percent of runners attempting to steal since 2011. Ice has also been solid at receiving over his five starts, and does not have a passed ball.
Jace Fry, Saturday’s scheduled starter, is making just his fourth career neutral-site start. The lefty has made three appearances in neutral-site games and is 1-0 with a 1.76 earned run average in 15 1/3 innings. He has nine strikeouts to three walks.
• Sunday’s game against Indiana has been moved to a 10 a.m. PT start. That’s 11 a.m. in Arizona.
• OSU has scored first in all five games this season.
• Oregon State has out-scored its opponents 11-1 in the first three innings of games this season. That number moves to 14-9 from the fourth through sixth innings.
• Saturday’s meeting between Oregon State and Michigan State is the first since the 1995 season when the teams met twice.
• Oregon State is 15-8 all-time against the Big Ten Conference after Friday’s loss.
• OSU starters have tossed quality starts in all five games in 2014.