Game 42: Oregon State (33-8, 16-4) vs. California (19-23, 7-13)
May 4, 2014 | 1 p.m. PT
Berkeley, Calif. | Evans Diamond
Probable Starters: LHP Jace Fry (8-1, 1.76) vs. RHP Ryan Mason (4-0, 2.77)
Satellite Radio: SiriusXM Channel 91
Oregon State and California complete their three-game series at Evans Diamond. First pitch Sunday is slated for 1 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.
There will be no live video of the series.
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Andy Peterson’s double in the 10th inning Saturday night put the Beavers ahead for good as Oregon State won 9-3 to claim the series over California. The Beaver sent 12 to the plate in the 10th, and scored seven runs en route to the win. OSU had led 2-0 entering the bottom half of the eighth but the Golden Bears scored two to tie the game. Cal had the winning run on third with one down in the ninth but reliever Scott Schultz induced a 4-6-3 double play to push the game into extras. OSU sent nine to the plate in the ninth before getting an out.
Going For A Sweep
Oregon State will be going for its fourth sweep of Pac-12 Conference play on Sunday. OSU has already done so against Utah, Stanford and Oregon en route to a 16-4 conference record, which is just half a game shy of leader Washington (and ahead by percentage points). The Beavers also have a nine-game win streak over California, the program’s longest ever.
Hendrix At The Top
Oregon State is 16-1 this season when center fielder Jeff Hendrix leads off this; the lone loss came in the Beavers’ second matchup with Nebraska. Hendrix is hitting .347 with three doubles, two triples, one home run and 15 runs batted in in the leadoff spot.
Oregon State has recorded 20 hits over the first two games of the series, and the top six batters in the lineup have been a big part of that. They have combined for 18 of the 20 hits.
Quality Starts, Wow
Oregon State pitchers have combined for 30 quality starts in the 41 games this season, a percentage that stands at 73.1 percent. The Beavers are 27-3 when a starter allows three earned runs or less in six innings or more. The 2013 Beavers were 34-6 when it happened.
• Oregon State is 17-5 away from Goss Stadium this season.
• The Beavers have won 17 straight games over the Bay Area schools.
• OSU is looking for its first win streak of 10 or more games over a Pac-12 opponent since winning 12 straight over Washington from 1967-71.
• The Beavers have won five straight in Berkeley, surpassing their previous long of four games from 2004-06.
• Oregon State has been in first or second place in the Pac-12 in 46 of a possible 50 dates since the start of the 2013 season. Twenty-one of the 46 have been spent in first place.
• Dylan Davis needs nine RBI to equal his Pac-12 leading 61 from a year ago.