Game 34: Oregon State (26-7, 10-4) vs. Washington State (16-15, 7-4)
April 13, 2014 | 12 p.m. PT
Pullman, Wash. | Bailey-Brayton Field
Probable Starters: LHP Jace Fry (6-1, 1.75) vs. LHP Jason Monda (1-2, 3.10)
Oregon State and Washington State finish their three-game series Sunday at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman. First pitch is scheduled for noon.
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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Gabe Clark drove in four runs on a 4-for-5 day to pace the Beavers to a 12-5 win over Washington State on Saturday. The win evened the series at a game apiece. Clark doubled twice and paced the Beavers with four RBI. Kavin Keyes and Dylan Davis each tallied three in the win. Andrew Moore and Zack Reser combined to allow 12 hits and five runs. Moore got the win and Reser picked up the save.
Back And Forth With WSU
The Beavers have won seven of their last 10 games against the Cougars, and have taken the last three series. WSU, however, had won eight of the 12 previous games after OSU produced series sweeps in 2005 and 2006.
Clark Likes Pullman
Gabe Clark has swung the hot bat in the first two games of the series. The sophomore has six hits in nine at bats and has collected four RBI and two doubles. He came into the series with a .120 batting average in Pac-12 play. He’ll enter the series finale with a .265 average (9-for-34).
He Deserves Another Note
We highlighted his 2014 season before Saturday’s game but after Zack Reser’s 3 1/3 innings in the win, he deserves another. The lefty picked up his first career save after facing three over the minimum. He has not allowed an earned run in 17 2/3 innings this season. He has also struck out 11 and allowed 11 hits while opponents are batting .180 against him.
Going For A Series Win
As mentioned above, the Beavers have won their last three series over the Cougars. An OSU win Sunday would also give the Beavers their 27th series win in conference play over their last 33 dating back to the 2011 season. That would be an impressive .818 percentage. OSU has won 12 of its last 16 (.750) conference series entering the weekend versus WSU.
• OSU’s 12 runs Saturday pushed the Beavers over the 200-run plateau. The Beavers have 208 runs this season, an average of 6.3 per game. Opponents have 95, an average of 2.9.
• Kavin Keyes is now in seventh place in school history with 202 hits, and needs one to tie Tyler Smith for sixth. Michael Conforto is one shy of Keyes.
• The Beavers are 20-0 when out-hitting opponents this season. They’re 8-0 when finishing with 10 or more runs.
• Caleb Hamilton and Trever Morrison each have three stolen bases in Pac-12 play.