May 5, 2012
Oregon State (28-15, 9-10) vs. Stanford (29-12, 11-8)
May 5, 2012
1:05 p.m. PT
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TV: The game will be broadcast on KEZI 9.2 (channel 309 digitally) in the Corvallis/Eugene region. The rest of the Pacific Northwest can watch it on ROOT Sports. It will also air live on FCS Pacific (Comcast channel 415).
Probable Starters: OSU: LHP Jace Fry (4-3, 2.25) vs. STAN: LHP Brett Mooneyham (5-4, 3.98)
Oregon State and Stanford continue their series Saturday at Goss Stadium. First pich is slated for 1:05 p.m. PT.
The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Network, 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 game will be broadcast live on KEZI 9.2 (channel 309 digitally on Comcast) in the Eugene/Corvallis area. It will be shown on ROOT Sports Northwest in the rest of the Pacific Northwest. Erik Elken and Jim Wilson will call all the action.
Catch live updates of the game by visiting osubeavers.com and clicking on live stats. The game will also be available via a live video stream on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) for a fee.
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Max Gordon collected three hits to lead Oregon State but the Beavers, who held a late lead, could not hold on in an 8-2 loss to Stanford. Gordon singled three times to set a season-high, and scored the Beavers’ first run of the game on a Tyler Smith double in the seventh. The Cardinal scored three in the eighth.
Conforto Swinging A Hot Stick
Michael Conforto tallied two hits and drove in one in the loss Friday to up his average to .276 in league play this season. He now has a hit in 16 of OSU’s 19 conference games this season and at least one RBI in 10.
Gordon’s Three Hits
Max Gordon tallied a season-high three hits on Friday to up his average to .275 from .250. He surpassed his previous high of two last achieved in last Friday’s series opener at USC.
Oregon State has enjoyed the seventh inning of games this season, outscoring its opponents, 46-28. However, the Beavers’ opponents have had the upper hand in the ninth, scoring 17 runs to Oregon State’s sixth.
Battle For The Home Field
The Beavers will need to win Saturday’s game to be able to break a trend between Stanford and Oregon State. Each team has won its last two series on the road; the Cardinal took series in 2008 and 2010 at Goss Stadium while OSU won series in 2009 and 2011. The two series leading up to this weekend were sweeps.
Scott Schultz Note
Scott Schultz inherited one runner on Friday, threw one pitch and got one out. He’s stranded the last six runners he has inherited and nine of his last 12. Teams have scored eight of the 22 runners (.863) he has inherited this season.
• The Beavers are looking to snap a six-game losing streak to Stanford at Goss Stadium. OSU has been outscored 47-24 during the streak.
• Michael Conforto needs one RBI to reach 56 and tie for 10th most in a single-season at Oregon State.
• Oregon State will face its ninth starting pitcher this season Saturday and first at home.
• Oregon State is 5-7 against top 25 teams in 2012, including a 4-4 record at home.
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