Game 55: Oregon State (42-12) vs. North Dakota State (25-24)
May 30, 2014 | 8:05 p.m. PT
Corvallis, Ore. | Goss Stadium At Coleman Field
Probable Starters: TBA vs. RHP David Ernst (5-4, 3.70)
Satellite Radio: SiriusXM Channel 91
Oregon State opens play at the Corvallis Regional Friday when the Beavers take on North Dakota State at Goss Stadium. First pitch is slated for 8:05 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 be televised live on ESPNU. Adam Amin and Danny Kanell will call the game.
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Live stats for the game can be accessed by clicking on the live stats link located on the baseball schedule page on osubeavers.com.
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The Beavers were edged by USC, 3-1, Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. Andrew Moore worked 4 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and two runs - one earned - but was saddled with the loss. USC’s Kyle Davis managed to go the distance, despite being the Trojans’ closer, as the Beavers were able to get just five hits off him.
Oregon State plays in the second game of Friday’s opening-day, and on day two, Saturday, will play either UNLV or UC Irvine, who square off at 2 p.m. Friday. Winners of Friday’s game play at 8 p.m., while the losers will compete in an elimination game Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Beavers announced Wednesday that tickets for the regional are sold out. Seats may be available on the day of each game if any are returned by each school. To check on availability, make sure and follow Twitter.com/Beaver_Baseball for an announcement each day. That should come at about 10 a.m. PT.
For the second consecutive season, the Beavers won the Pac-12 Conference by two games. And for the second staight season, Oregon State led the Pac-12 in First-Team selections. The Beavers placed five - Michael Conforto, Ben Wetzler, Dylan Davis, Jeff Hendrix and Jace Fry - which is two shy of the school record from last season.
The Outfield, Wow
The aforementioned note does not include perhaps the most significant piece of information regarding the awards. The placement of Conforto, Davis and Hendrix on the first-team makes the Beavers the first team since Stanford in 2003 to place its entire outfield as all-league. Sam Fuld, Danny Putnam and Carlos Quentin made it that year for Stanford so there’s some pretty good company.
• Michael Conforto became the first Pac-12 player to be named player of the year in consecutive seasons since Arizona State’s Brett Wallace in 2007 and 2008.
• Jace Fry was named the Beavers’ first Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year since the then-Pac-10 unified prior to the 1999 season.
• Conforto is aiming to become the first OSU player to be named an All-American in three different seasons.
• OSU has won its last eight regional openers.