Baseball To Play Three Against Washington In Seattle
May 6, 2009
Oregon St. (28-12, 11-7) vs. Washington (21-23, 10-8)
LHP Tanner Robles (0-1, 4.50) vs. Jorden Merry (1-1, 6.35)
May 8, 2009 6:30 p.m. PT Seattle, Wash. Safeco Field
Oregon State and Washington open a three-game series Friday night at 6:30 p.m. PT. The game will be held at Safeco Field, which is home to Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners.
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.
The game will air live on Comcast SportsNet in the states of Washington and Oregon. Replays will also be broadcast; check your local listings or osubeavers.com for those dates and times.
Catch live updates of the game by clicking on GameTracker at osubeavers.com.
Sam Gaviglio struck out seven in five innings and Ryan Ortiz and Adalberto Santos both drove in two runs in the Beavers' 5-1 victory at Portland on Tuesday. Gaviglio scattered three hits and a run to improve to 7-1 this season. Ortiz drove in two with a single in the fifth while both of Santos' RBI came on fielder's choice plays. The Beavers have now won six straight over the Pilots and five in-a-row at Portland.
Flashback To 2007
When Washington and Oregon State last met at Safeco Field in 2007, the teams drew 10,421, which was then a Pac-10 record for a league game. That has since been broken by the 15,540 that saw Oregon State and Oregon play at PGE Park on March 28.
Oregon State is 2-0 on TV this season, with both of those games against Oregon.
At A Neutral Site
Oregon State is 8-4 in neutral site games this season, having last played in one March 29.
Notes Of Importance
Both teams come into the series in the upper half of the Pac-10. Oregon State is tied for third and Washington is in fifth, just a game behind the Beavers.
Oregon State is looking to win the first game of a Pac-10 series for the first time since April 9. OSU had won series openers against Oregon, Cal and Arizona. It has since lost series openers to USC, UCLA and Arizona State.
Oregon State last swept Washington in 2005. The Huskies have not swept Oregon State since the Pac-10 merged prior to the 1999 season.
The 221 wins for OSU over Washington all-time is the most against any opponent. Friday night's meeting will be the 406th all-time between the teams.
Head coach Pat Casey needs four wins for 500 all-time at Oregon State.