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No. 1 Baseball Visits USC

May 21, 2014

Game 52: Oregon State (41-10, 22-5) vs. USC (27-23, 14-13)
May 23, 2014 | 4:05 p.m. PT
Los Angeles, Calif.

Probable Starters: TBA vs. TBA

TV: Pac-12 Networks

The Game
Oregon State opens its three-game series with USC Friday afternoon in Los Angeles. First pitch at Dedeaux Field is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. PT.

Radio
The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Network and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). For more information on catching the Beavers on the radio, check osubeavers.com. All games air on the Beaver Sports Network with pre-game 30 minutes before first pitch. Affiliates include KICE 940-AM (Bend, Ore.), KEJO 1240-AM (Corvallis), KKNX 840-AM (Eugene), KLZS 1450-AM (Eugene),  KAKT 104.7-FM (Grants Pass, Medford-weekends), KLAD 960-AM (Klamath Falls), Fox Sports Radio 620-AM (Portland), KSKR 1490-AM (Roseburg), KBZY 1490-AM (Salem - Weekends, Weekday Day Games) and KOHI 1600-AM (St. Helens, Ore.).

Television
The game will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks. Roxy Bernstein and Aubrey Huff will be on the call.

Live Video
Subscribers to the Pac-12 Networks can watch the game online via Pac-12.com or by downloading the Pac-12 Now app on smartphones.

Online
Live stats for the game can be accessed by clicking on the live stats link located on the baseball schedule page on osubeavers.com.

Social Media
Stay informed with Oregon State baseball social media. Follow Beaver_Baseball on Twitter for all gameday information, including score updates and other facts found nowhere else. “Like” facebook.com/OregonStateBaseball to stay in touch with all OSU stories and to find pictures and other great information. Check out YouTube.com/OSUBeaversAthletics for all great baseball videos and Instagram.com/BeaverBaseball for the best in photos.

Last Game
Dylan Davis and Gabe Clark each drove in runs in the fifth inning but the Beavers were unable to hold on to a 2-1 lead in a 6-2 loss to Oregon Tuesday night in Eugene. Both Davis and Clark finished the game with two hits apiece, and struck run-scoring singles, back-to-back, in the fifth inning.

Pac-12 Scenario
Oregon State controls its destiny in the race for the Pac-12 Conference game, as it holds a two-game lead over Washington with three games to play. The Beavers’ magic number to clinch at least a share - and the automatic bid - is one. To win outright, the team’s magic number is two. Any combination of OSU wins or Washington losses equaling those numbers can give the Beavers the crown.

In Pac-12 Play
The Beavers take a 22-5 conference record into Friday’s opener. That’s an impressive .814 winning percentage. Since 2013, OSU is 46-11 (.807). When dating back to 2014, the Beavers are 81-33 (.711).

Away From Goss
Oregon State will close out the regular season away from home this weekend, and the Beavers are 20-6 in road and neutral-site games. OSU is 13-4 on an opponent’s home turf, which is five wins shy of the 2013 club’s 18-6 mark. OSU is 46-23 (.667) in true road games since the 2012 season.

Clark’s Seven-Gamer
Sophomore Gabe Clark enters the series versus USC on a seven-game hit streak, and is 11-for-22 (.500) with four runs, six RBI and two doubles during the streak.

Singles
• Schedule note: Saturday’s game now starts at 4:05 p.m. and has been picked up by the Pac-12 Networks.
• The Beavers’ six runs allowed Tuesday was the team’s most since a 9-6 win over Portland on April 1. The four-run deficit to Oregon was the largest since an 11-2 loss to Arizona on March 29.
• Oregon State is out-scoring its opponents by a 5.1-run average in its 41 wins this season. The Beavers have lost games by an average of 3.6 runs.
• OSU’s plus-3.4 scoring margin ranks fourth nationally, behind only Louisiana-Lafayette, Seton Hall and LSU.
• OSU is 25-7 in day games.