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Baseball Gameday: At Arizona (5/14/22)

May 14, 2022

Oregon State (40-9, 19-6) vs. Arizona (33-18, 14-11)
May 14, 2022 • 6:05 p.m. PT • Tucson, Ariz. • Hi Corbett Field
RHP Jacob Kmatz (8-0, 3.41) vs. LHP Garrett Irvin (4-3, 2.79)

The Game
Oregon State and Arizona continue their three-game series Saturday night at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. PT.

Radio
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), KEX 1190-AM (Portland), 102.3 FM (weekday games prior to 5:30 p.m.), KSKR 1490-AM (Roseburg) and KBZY 1490-AM (Salem, weekend games).

Listen Online
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 Varsity Network, which is available for users with smartphones and tablets. Download the free Varsity Network application for live games and archived broadcasts.

Television
The game will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network with Daron Sutton and Andy Lopez on the call.

Live Video
Subscribers to the Pac-12 Network can find the game online at pac-12.com or via the Pac-12 Now app on smartphones and tablets.

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.

Last Game
Jake Dukart singled home a pair of runs in a 10-pitch pinch hit at bat and Garret Forrester hit a grand slam to pace Oregon State to a 12-9 win over Arizona Friday night at Hi Corbett Field. Dukart's two RBI set in motion a seven-run eighth for the Beavers, highlighted by Forrester's third home run of the season. Wade Meckler went 4-for-5 with two doubles while Jacob Melton homered was 3-for-6 with a home run. He also doubled twice. Ben Ferrer picked up the win after coming on in relief of Cooper Hjerpe in the fifth. Ferrer struck out six and allowed two hits and four runs in four innings of work.

Oregon State Notes
• With the win, the Beavers reached the 40-win plateau for the 10th time in program history. The Beavers joined Tennessee and UConn as the only teams nationally with at least 40 wins.
• Garret Forrester marked a career-high with five RBI. His tally is the fifth time an OSU player has driven in five or more this year, joining Jacob Melton (two), Bazzana and Justin Boyd.
• Wade Meckler posted his 21st multiple-hit effort of the season. He has reached base safely in 48 of the Beavers' 49 games this season.
• Meckler recorded his second four-hit game of the year. It was the sixth by a Beaver this season.
• Jacob Melton's 13th home run of the season ties him for sixth-most in a single year at Oregon State.
• The grand slam by Garret Forrester was the fifth by Oregon State this year. Travis Bazzana, Jacob Melton, Tanner Smith and TJ Wheeler have also hit one this season.
• Oregon State has now scored 64 runs in the eighth inning this season after posting seven Friday.
• Oregon State scored in double figures for the first time since April 16 versus Long Beach State.
• The Beavers' five doubles were one shy of the team high this season, just shy of six versus Long Beach State on April 15.
• Oregon State's batters saw 233 pitches. The Beavers had 53 plate appearances, averaging nearly 4 1/2 pitches per.
• OSU's 12 runs marked their most in Tucson since a 17-14 loss on April 1, 2007.
• Oregon State improved to 12-0 this season when scoringb 10 or more runs.