Baseball Opens Home Pac-10 Schedule Friday Against California
April 1, 2009
Oregon State (15-6, 2-1) vs. California (15-11, 4-2)
RHP Tyler Waldron (2-1, 4.58) vs. RHP Matt Flemer (2-1, 5.52)
April 3, 2009 5 p.m. PT Corvallis, Ore. Goss Stadium
Oregon State returns to Goss Stadium to host its first Pac-10 series of the season. The Beavers open the California series Friday night at 5 p.m.
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 not be televised.
Catch live updates of the game by clicking on GameTracker at osubeavers.com. A full webcast of the game is available through subscription at Beaver Nation Online.
Jorge Reyes allowed one run through seven innings and Stefen Romero collected his 10th multiple-RBI game of the season as the Beavers took the series finale from Oregon, 8-1, Sunday at PGE Park. Reyes' only run allowed was unearned and he struck out six. Romero went 2-for-4 and drove in three. Adalberto Santos and John Tommasini also had two RBI in the win.
Nice 10 Game Stretch
Over the last 10 games, the Beavers are 7-3 and the team's pitching staff has posted a 2.09 ERA. Oregon State's starters have allowed just 14 earned runs in 58 1/3 innings during that stretch, amounting to an ERA of 2.16. OSU's pitching staff had an ERA of 5.07 beginning on March 14, and in the last 10 games, it has dropped to 3.64.
Romero's Current Streak
Stefen Romero enters Friday night's game with a four-game hit streak and has five RBI and two doubles over that stretch.
Last Four Games
Over the last four games, OSU batters have 22 walks to just 24 strikeouts. The pitchers have walked 16 while striking out 36.
Notes Of Importance
Oregon State's pitching staff has a strikeouts-to-walks ratio of 1.90:1. The hitters, meanwhile, have a miniscule 1.11:1 ratio. Last season's ratio for the batters was 1.42:1.
Oregon State enters Friday night's game with a league only ERA of 1.32. That leads the Pac-10. Washington State is second with an ERA of 3.46.
The Beavers are 10-3 when scoring first this season.
OSU has 43 multiple-RBI games to 46 multiple-hit efforts, which is nearly equal. Last season, OSU finished with 133 multiple-hit games to just 76 multiple-RBI efforts.
Adalberto Santos has hit safely in 19 of the team's 21 games this season. Take away those two games, in which he had a combined seven at bats, and Santos is hitting .371.
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