Feb. 17, 2013
Game 3: Oregon State (2-0) vs. UC Riverside (1-1)
February 17, 2013
Palm Springs, Calif. | Palm Springs Stadium
1:00 p.m. PT
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Probable Starters: OSU RHP Andrew Moore (0-0, 0.00) vs. UCR LHP Ben Doucette (0-0, 0.00)
Oregon State plays in its third game in Palm Springs Sunday against UC Riverside. First pitch from Palm Springs Stadium is scheduled 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. A full listing of stations for the game is also available at the bottom of these game notes.
THE LAST MEETING
March 4, 2010
TelevisionThe game will not be televised.
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Oregon State utilized a six-run fourth inning to overcome an early 2-0 deficit and defeat Gonzaga, 9-2, Saturday in Palm Springs. Michael Conforto, Tyler Smith and Jake Rodriguez all had two hits in the win and Jerad Casper drove in two to pace the Beavers. Matt Boyd made his first start since 2010 and worked seven innings, allowing just six hits and two runs to get the win. OSU sent 10 batters to the plate during the six-run fourth after failing to see a batter reach base during the first three innings. Marco Gonzales took the loss for Gonzaga.
Looking To Go 3-0
Oregon State is looking to go 3-0 to start a season for the 34th time in program history and for the first time since the 2007 season. OSU has been 2-0 the last two seasons but lost the third game by one run each time - 2-1 to Fresno State in 2011 and 13-12 to UC Santa Barbara in 2012.
Andrew Moore Makes Debut
Andrew Moore is making his OSU debut on Sunday and joins a group of newcomers that has excelled thus far this season. Jerad Casper, Andy Peterson, Joey Jansen and Gabe Clark have combined for six hits and five RBI while Max Engelbrekt saved the first game of the season in 2 2/3 innings of relief.
What Returns - Offense
Oregon State returns eight starters from 2012; by virtue of that fact, OSU returns 27 of its 34 home runs (79.4 percent) and 268 of its 336 runs driven in (79.7 percent) from a year ago. Only three players who played significantly are not on the 2013 roster: Ryan Dunn, Ryan Gorton and John Tommasini.
What Returns - Pitching
Oregon State also returns much of its pitching, with the team returning 10 players who saw action on the hill in 2012 compared to just two losses. Thirty-eight of 40 wins (95 percent) return while returners accounted for 500 of 533 1/3 innings (93.7 percent).
Oregon State is familiar with all three teams in Palm Springs. Pat Casey is 9-2 lifetime against Utah Valley, 18-11 against Gonzaga and 7-4 against UC Riverside.
OSU's opponent has scored first in each of the Beavers' two games this season.
OSU has out-scored UC Riverside, 39-18, in its five neutral site wins over the Highlanders. The Beavers have won four straight over UCR.
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