Game 18: Oregon State (14-3) vs. Ohio State (8-5)
March 11, 2014 | 5:35 p.m. PT
Corvallis, Ore. | Goss Stadium At Coleman Field
Probable Starters: TBA vs. TBA
Oregon State hosts Ohio State in a midweek affair at Goss Stadium on Tuesday night. First pitch is slated for 5:35 p.m. PT.
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.), KEJO 1240-AM (Corvallis), 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.).
The game will not be televised.
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Oregon State concluded its series with Northern Illinois Sunday by defeating the Huskies, 10-0. Gabe Clark set a career-high with four runs driven in and Zack Reser picked up the win over four scoreless innings. The Beavers, leading 4-0 after two, sent 10 to the plate in a five-run sixth inning that broke the game open. The Beavers finished the game with 12 walks, the fourth time this season they’ve tallied double digits.
Fry Named National Player
Not surprisingly, Jace Fry was named one of six national players of the week by Collegiate Baseball. He tossed the fifth no-hitter in Oregon State history in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. The lefty struck out 10 and issued just two walks in the victory.
Lower That ERA
Oregon State outscored the Huskies, 30-2, in the series sweep, allowing just one earned run, it coming in Saturday’s 12-2 victory. The staff’s earned run average finds itself at 1.97 entering the midweek game against Ohio State. That, of course, leads the Pac-12 Conference. The No. 2 club, California, has a 2.73 ERA.
WHIP, WHIP, WHIP
WHIP is walks and hits divided by innings pitched. Basically how many runners reach base each inning. Oregon State’s staff has a 0.97 WHIP this season, just ahead of UCLA which is at 0.99. Those are the only two Pac-12 clubs with a WHIP of less than 1.00.
Runs Batted In
The whole point of the game is to score runs and the Beavers have three of the better batters at producing those runs. Michael Conforto leads the Pac-12 with 26 RBI and Dylan Davis is second with 19. Gabe Clark has moved into sixth with 14; his nine over the five games last week played a large part in OSU out-scoring its opponents, 35-2.
• OSU is two games off its pace from last season. The Beavers were 16-1 after 17 games; they are 14-3 this season. That is still two games ahead of the 2012 club which advanced to the Baton Rouge Regional.
• The Beavers are currently on a season-long six-game win streak.
• OSU’s pitching staff has recorded a quality start in 14 of 17 games. The 2013 staff had six at the same point.
• Gabe Clark carries a seven-game hit streak into Tuesday’s game. The longest of the year by an OSU batter.
• OSU is 3-0 in night games this season.