Baseball Hosts Washington State In Pivotal Three-Game Series

May 14, 2009

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Oregon St. (30-14, 12-9) vs. Washington St. (26-21, 14-7)
LHP Tanner Robles (1-1, 3.42) vs. LHP Matt Way (7-4, 2.16)
May 15, 2009 • 5 p.m. PT • Corvallis, Ore. • Goss Stadium

The Game
Oregon State and Washington State open the first game of a three-game series Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT.

The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Network, Beaver Nation Online ( 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

The game will not be televised.

Catch live updates of the game by clicking on GameTracker at A full webcast of the game is available through subscription at Beaver Nation Online.

Last Game
Tyler Waldron scattered two hits and a run over nine full innings as the Beavers opened the mid-week series with an 8-1 win over Gonzaga on Tuesday night. Carter Bell hit his first career home run in the eighth, part of a six-run inning that cushioned the Beavers in their seven-run win. Waldron struck out eight in the team's first complete game in 2009. Brent Warren also had a three-run double in the eighth.

All-Time Against Washington State
The Beavers and Cougars have played 410 times entering the series, which is the most all-time for the Beavers against any opponent. OSU's 188 wins is second-most, behind only 222 over Washington.

Senior Day Sunday
Sunday is Senior Day. Oregon State will honor John Wallace, Koa Kahalehoe, Kyle Foster, Mark Grbavac and Logan Boyd.

8-1 Win Equals 30 Victories This Season
OSU won its 30th game of the season Tuesday. The Beavers have won at least 30 games in five of their last six seasons and in 10 of Pat Casey's 15 years in Corvallis.

Notes Of Importance
• Stefen Romero extended his hit streak to six games by going 2-for-3 Tuesday night. Romero is batting .391 (9-for-23) during the streak.
• Jared Norris also kept his hit streak alive at five games. Norris walked twice and his streak stayed intact because he had no official at bats.
• Both Carter Bell and Brent Warren had their first multiple-RBI games of their careers Tuesday, both driving in three runs in the eighth.
• Carter Bell's home run Tuesday was the team's 16th of the season. Of the 16 hit this season, 10 have come from players who are in their first year with the team.
• OSU's 15 wins at home this season gives the Beavers 101 at Goss over the last five seasons.
• OSU is 2-4 in its last six against the Cougars. Prior to that, OSU had won seven straight. OSU won nine straight in the series from 2001-02.

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