Game 31: Oregon State (24-6, 8-3) vs. Stanford (10-13, 3-5)
April 6, 2014 | 1:05 p.m. PT
Corvallis, Ore. | Goss Stadium At Coleman Field
Probable Starters: LHP Jace Fry (5-1, 1.81) vs. RHP Chris Viall (1-2, 4.26)
Oregon State goes for a sweep Sunday when the Beavers and Cardinal conclude their three-game series at Goss Stadium. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. PT.
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The game will not be televised.
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Jeff Hendrix drove home the game-winning run with a single up the middle in the 13th inning in Oregon State’s 1-0 victory Saturday. Trever Morrison singled to open the 13th, moved to third on a fielder’s choice and came home with the game’s only run when Hendrix drove one past the drawn in infield. Scott Schultz faced the minimum over 4 2/3 relief innings to get the victory.
A win Sunday by the Beavers would push Oregon State to 25-6 on the year, which would match the 2013 club’s record over the first 31 games of the season. The only difference? OSU was 10-2 in its first 12 conference games last season. This year, with a win Sunday, that mark would be 9-3.
Strong Vs. Stanford
The Oregon State pitching staff has been stellar in the two games against Stanford, allowing only an unearned run over 22 innings. The staff has scattered 13 hits with eight walks while striking out 10. The team’s starters, Ben Wetzler and Andrew Moore, have pitched in 16 of those innings, allowing 12 hits.
Hendrix Can Streak Now, Too
The game-winning single off the bat of Jeff Hendrix not only made the Beavers victorious, but it also stretched out the sophomore’s hit streak to seven games. He is 13-for-31 (.419) with eight runs, five RBI and four walks during the streak.
Moving On The List
Kavin Keyes recorded a single in the win Saturday, which marked his 198th career hit. That ties him with Shea McFeeley for ninth in school history. Keyes is one shy of Chris Biles for eighth and three behind No. 7 Joe Gerber, who had 201. Keyes is just eight behind No. 5 Ken Bowen.
• Oregon State is 20-3 when getting a quality start from a pitcher. The Beavers are 9-2 in that instance at home.
• OSU has lowered its ERA to 2.18. It stood at 2.36 prior to the series.
• The Beavers are 20-3 when scoring first.
• The club is 4-2 in one-run games this season. The 1-0 win Saturday was the team’s first one-run victory since defeating Ohio State, 4-3, on March 11.
• OSU is assured of its eighth series victory over Stanford in the last 10. A sweep would be the second all-time at home over the Cardinal. The first was in 2005.