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Baseball Closes Out Pac-12 Play Vs. UCLA

May 18, 2022

Oregon State (40-11, 19-8) vs. UCLA (33-19, 17-10)
May 19, 2022 • 6:05 p.m. PT • Corvallis, Ore. • Goss Stadium at Coleman Field
LHP Cooper Hjerpe (9-1, 2.42) vs. RHP Max Rajcic (7-4, 3.21)

The Game
Oregon State and UCLA open a three-game series Thursday night at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. PT.

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, 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.

The game will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network with Ben Creighton and Bill Rowe on the call.

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

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

Last Game
Travis Bazzana hit a two-run home run and drove in three but the Beavers were unable to hold on to a four-run lead in a 10-5 loss to Arizona Sunday afternoon in Tucson. Bazzana homered in the second and singled home a run in the fourth. Jake Dukart, meanwhile, set a season-high with three hits, including a sixth-inning double.

Oregon State Notes
• Fifteen of Oregon State's 28 hits against Arizona went for extra bases. That's the most in a series this season.
• Jacob Melton enters the series with the Pac-12's No. 1 batting average at .371. He is immediately ahead of Arizona's Daniel Susac (.368). The Pac-12's batting champion will be determined at the conclusion of this weekend's slate of games.
• OSU is ranked in the top 10 of all major polls for the fifth consecutive week. The Beavers have been a unanimous top-10 team in eight weeks this year. Four of those eight, all consecutively, have been unanimous top-five.
• UCLA is ranked No. 23 by
• Per, the Beavers have the most wins against RPI top 100 teams this season, at 29. The Beavers are 29-10 against those teams this season. 
• Melton has 66 RBI this season, one shy of Joe Gerber (2000) for fourth-most in a single-season at OSU. Melton is also tied for sixth with 13 home runs and tied for ninth with 20 doubles. He is sixth with 138 total bases, needing just one to tie Adley Rutschman (2019) for fifth.
• Cooper Hjerpe, Thursday's probable starter, is 4-0 with a 1.83 ERA in six games and 39 1/3 innings at home this season. In true road games, over 27 2/3 innings, he is 3-1 with a 3.90 ERA.
• The Beavers rank 19th nationally and first in the Pac-12 averaging 3,481 fans per home date this season. That's at 97.05 percent of Goss Stadium's capacity. OSU is one of just nine teams nationally to average at 90 percent or better. No other team in the Pac-12 is above 65 percent.
• Travis Bazzana is 7-for-14 in a four-game hit streak, adding five walks for a .705 on-base percentage.
• Saturday will be the earliest end to an OSU regular season since the 2003 team also finished on May 21.