Pac-12 baseball on TV viewer guide: May 9-11
Here's a look at this weekend's televised Pac-12 action:
UCLA at No. 2 Oregon State
Friday: 7:30 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Network/Bay Area/Los Angeles/Mountain
Saturday: 7 p.m., Pac-12 Network/Arizona/Bay Area/Los Angeles/Oregon/Washington
Sunday: 3 p.m., Pac-12 Networks
Defending national champion UCLA dropped a disappointing home series to Stanford last weekend. At 10-11 in Pac-12 play, the team is now scrambling to remain relevant in the race to the postseason. The road only gets harder for the Bruins: They're visiting the country's second-ranked team and 17-4 Oregon State is rolling. The Beavers, of course, have their eyes set on securing a national seed. By the way, this is a matchup of the two teams that represented the Pac-12 in Omaha last season.
[Related: Pac-12 baseball standings]
The Utes are mired in a rough conference campaign. They're 3-18 in Pac-12 play after dropping a wild 21-17 series finale to Washington last week. The Cougars, meanwhile, find themselves in the middle of the conference pack with a chance to move into the upper half with a home sweep this weekend. They're 10-11 in the Pac-12 and 20-23 overall, so there's obviously still much to play for in the Palouse.
No. 12 Oregon at Arizona State
Sunday, 12 p.m., Pac-12 Network/Arizona/Bay Area/Los Angeles/Oregon
The Ducks bounced back from a demoralizing sweep at Oregon State with a home sweep of their own against Arizona. The Quack Attack's bats regained their stride against the Wildcats, and now Oregon still has an outside shot at the conference crown – though it'll need Oregon State and Washington to beat each other up in a couple of weeks. At 34-14 overall, the Ducks still have their eye on a national seed, but that will take a particularly hot finish, so this series is crucial. Arizona State (12-10) looks to remain in the Pac-12's upper half.