Baseball Visits Portland For Tuesday Midweek Contest

May 4, 2009

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Oregon State (27-12) vs. Portland (22-20)
RHP Sam Gaviglio (6-1, 3.74) vs. LHP Scott Burris (4-3, 4.47)
May 5, 2009 • 3 p.m. PT • Portland, Ore. • Joe Etzel Stadium

The Game
Oregon State hits the road for a brief one-day trip to Portland on Tuesday. The Beavers and Pilots start at 3 p.m. PT at Joe Etzel Field.

Radio
The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Network, Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) and Yahoo! Sports. Mike Parker is behind the mic to call play-by-play. For more information on catching the Beavers on the radio, check osubeavers.com.

Television
The game will not be televised.

Online
Catch live updates of the game by clicking on GameTracker at osubeavers.com.

Last Game
Adalberto Santos broke a 5-5 tie with a single in the seventh and Oregon State scored nine unanswered runs for its second straight comeback win over No. 3 Arizona State, on Sunday. The Beavers scored seven over the final two innings to take the series from the visiting Sun Devils. Kevin Rhoderick earned the win after going a season-long 2 1/3 innings, striking out four while allowing no baserunners. Santos and Joey Wong both had two hits apiece in the win.

Against Portland
The 2009 season marks the first since 1981 that the Beavers will play Portland only once. Oregon State has won the last five games between the teams, including posting a 3-0 mark last season. The Beavers have also won four straight at Portland, a streak that dates back to 2004.

Against Portland, Part 2
Head coach Pat Casey has 41 wins against Portland. That's the second-most against any club for Casey, trailing only Washington State (47).

Non-Conference
Oregon State is 16-5 in non-conference games this season, having won its last eight straight. OSU is batting .302 and has a 3.98 ERA in 21 non-conference games this season.

Notes Of Importance
• Oregon State's relievers, Tyler Waldron, Mark Grbavac, Kraig Sitton and Kevin Rhoderick, combined to inherit nine runners Sunday and did not allow one to score. On the year, OSU relievers have inherited 69 runners, with just 13 scoring (18 percent).
• Kraig Sitton leads the team with 19 inherited runners and just one has scored (five percent).
• The Beavers are looking to win three straight for the first time since April 11-14 (against Arizona and BYU).
• Closer Kevin Rhoderick has not given up a run over his last 6 1/3 innings, which stretches over five games. He has allowed no hits and a walk while striking out five during it.
• Oregon State has averaged 9.5 runs during Sam Gaviglio's two starts this season. He is Tuesday's projected starter.

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