Game 28: Oregon State (21-6) vs. Portland (5-22)
April 1, 2014 | 3 p.m. PT
Portland, Ore. | Joe Etzel Field
Probable Starters: TBA vs. TBA
Oregon State steps out of conference play to visit Portland Tuesday afternoon at Joe Etzel Field. First pitch is slated for 3 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.).
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Jace Fry tossed seven scoreless innings and did not give up a hit until the eighth inning in Oregon State’s 11-0 series-clinching win over Arizona Sunday in Tucson. The Beavers rapped out 14 hits against six Arizona pitchers, and were led by Michael Conforto’s three. Jeff Hendrix doubled, Kavin Keyes tripled and Dylan Davis hit his third home run of the season in the win. The day, however, belonged to Fry, who faced three over the minimum to improve to 5-1 this season. No Wildcats moved into scoring position against him.
27 Games, 9 Shutouts
Oregon State comes into Tuesday’s game with nine shutouts on the season, second only nationally to South Carolina’s 11. The Beavers have accounted for 39.1 percent of the Pac-12 Conference’s 23 on the year, with no other club registering more than three. Three of the Beavers’ nine have come in Pac-12 play, and account for 50 percent of the league’s total.
Oregon State is looking to extend its win streak over Portland to 20 games, which would be one shy of tying the school-record of 21 from 1959-69. Seven of the 19 wins during the current streak have come at Portland.
Strong Offensive Push
Scoring 37 runs and registering three double-digit hit efforts will certainly make for a good offensive push for the Beavers, who are batting .311 over their last five games. Thirteen of the team’s 59 hits over that stretch have been for extra bases as the club has a .416 slugging percentage.
Peterson Pushes To 10
Andy Peterson went 1-for-5 in Sunday’s series finale and extended his hit streak to a team-best 10 games. The senior is 13-for-42 (.310) with 10 runs scored during the streak.
In The Books
Kavin Keyes moved into sole possession of 10th in Oregon State history for hits and has 196. Michael Conforto is close behind with 189. Conforto, meanwhile, is also now third with 156 runs driven in.
• The Beavers have tallied three shutouts and held Portland to three runs or less 14 times during the 19-game win streak.
• OSU is looking for its 16th non-conference win of the season. That would put OSU shy of 20; the Beavers have 20 or more non-conference wins the last five seasons.
• Dylan Davis has 10 RBI and four extra-base hits during a five-game hit streak.
• Oregon State is 11-3 away from home.