Gameday: Baseball Vs. McNeese (6/5/21)
GAME 58: Oregon State (34-23) vs. McNeese (32-29)
June 5, 2021 • 10:06 a.m. PT • Fort Worth, Texas • Lupton Stadium
LHP Cooper Hjerpe (3-6, 3.75) vs. LHP Will Dion (9-4, 2.82)
Oregon State plays in an elimination game Saturday when the Beavers take on four-seed McNeese in the Fort Worth Regional at Lupton Stadium. First pitch is slated for 10:06 a.m. PT (12:06 p.m. in Texas).
All games air on the Beaver Sports Network with pre-game 30 minutes before first pitch. Affiliates include KEJO 1240-AM (Corvallis), KKNX 840-AM (Eugene), KCFM 1250-AM & 104.1-FM (Florence), KLAD 960-AM & 93.3-FM (Klamath Falls), KTMT 880-AM & 96.1-FM (Medford, weekend games), Rip City Radio 620-AM (Portland), 102.3 FM (weekday games prior to 5:30 p.m.), KSKR 1490-AM (Roseburg) and KBZY 1490-AM (Salem, weekend games).
Catch the game online by visiting osubeavers.com, and find the live broadcast on the Oregon State baseball schedule page. The games can be heard via the TuneIn application, which is available for smartphones and tablets (search Beaver Sports Network).
The game will be broadcast on ESPN3. Any additional ESPN outlets will be announced prior to first pitch. Anish Shroff and Keith Moreland will call the game.
Watch the game by visiting espn.com, via the ESPN app on smartphones and tablets as well as through Roku, Chromecast and other providers.
Live stats for the game can be accessed by clicking on the live stats link located on the baseball schedule page on osubeavers.com.
Ryan Ober hit a fifth-inning solo home run and Greg Fuchs followed with a sixth-inning three-run shot but Oregon State's comeback attempt came up just short in a 6-5 loss to Dallas Baptist on Friday. The Beavers put the tying and winning runs on second and third in the eighth but were unable to score them. Garret Forrester had two hits to lead OSU. Joey Mundt, Mitchell Verburg and Jake Mulholland combined to limit the Patriots to one hit over the last 4 2/3 scoreless innings. Garret Forrester paced the Oregon State offense with two hits.
50 And 51
• Ryan Ober and Greg Fuchs' home runs Friday gave the Beavers 51 long balls on the season.
• The two home runs snapped a seven-game streak where the Beavers failed to go deep. OSU's last home run before Friday came on May 16 when the Beavers hit four in the series finale at Arizona State.
• Ober's home run marked his team-leading ninth of the season.
• Thirty-three of the Beavers' 51 home runs have come away from home this season.
Claunch & Meckler Streaking
• Troy Claunch saw his hit streak snapped at 17 games Friday. It was the Beavers' longest streak of the season. It was also the longest by a Beaver since Cadyn Grenier went 27 straight in 2018.
• Claunch, however, walked to extend his on-base streak to 19 games.
• That is the second-longest active streak by a Beaver. It trails Wade Meckler, who singled Friday to push his to 20. That ties Garret Forrester for the longest on OSU in 2021.
• The Oregon State bullpen limited Dallas Baptist five hits, three runs - two earned - and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings.
• The 'pen has struck out 143 in 135 innings away from Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, limiting opponents to 109 hits with 58 walks.
• Kyle Dernedde made his second consecutive start, and fifth of the year, at second base Friday. Ryan Ober, meanwhile, started at first for the sixth time and first since March 23 against Santa Clara.
• Friday's outing marked the 12th career relief appearance in the postseason for Jake Mulholland.
• OSU is meeting McNeese for the first time since 1991 when the Cowboys won a 6-5 decision over the Beavers.
• OSU is 3-2 in neutral-site games.