April 2, 2012
Oregon State (17-8) vs. Portland (16-6)
April 3, 2012
5:35 p.m. PT
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Probable Starters: OSU: TBA vs. UP: RHP Matt McCallister (3-0, 1.80)
Oregon State plays a lone non-conference game against Portland Tuesday at Goss Stadium. First pitch is slated for 5:35 p.m. PT.
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The game will not be televised.
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Jace Fry held Washington to two hits over seven innings and Tyler Smith drove in the game-winning runs in the fifth as the 22nd-ranked Oregon State baseball team defeated Washington, 5-3, Sunday. Fry went a season-long seven innings and threw a season-high 110 pitches to improve to 2-1 this season. He allowed two hits and three runs – all of which were unearned as the Beavers committed three errors in the first two innings. The Beavers found themselves down 3-2 entering the fifth but took the lead for good in the fifth when Smith singled.
Starters Continue Success
The Oregon State starters, consisting of Ben Wetzler, Dan Child and Jace Fry, combined to allow one earned run in 23 innings against Washington, an ERA of 0.39. Opponents were just 11-for-72 (.152) over the weekend against the trio.
Michael Conforto Note
With his two-run home run Sunday, Michael Conforto has six on the season, which surpasses last season’s team leaders - Andrew Susac and Parker Berberet - who each had five. Conforto also needs just six RBI - he has 33 - to equal Berberet’s team-leading 39 last year.
Smith Keeps Ticking
Tyler Smith extended his hit streak to seven games Sunday and is 15-for-26 (.577) during it. He has multiple hits in six of those seven games and in 12 of his last 15 games.
Oregon State has a storied tradition against the Pilots and the teams are set to meet for the 213th time on Tuesday. Oregon State has won 12 straight and 18 of the last 19 meetings between the teams. The Beavers have not lost at Portland since 2004 - a stretch of seven games.
• Overall, the Beavers allowed just three earned runs in their series win over the Huskies over 28 innings. OSU entered the weekend with an ERA of 4.12 and dropped it to 3.72.
• OSU hit home runs in back-to-back games for the first time this season - two in the second game Saturday and one on Sunday.
• Tony Bryant has retired 11 of the 12 first batters he has faced in his appearances this season and stranded nine of the 10 runners he has inherited.
• Michael Conforto is on a seven-game hit streak, which ties his season long. He has three home runs and 13 RBI during the streak.
• Oregon State is 15-0 when taking a lead into the ninth inning this season.
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