Oregon State (33-20, 15-12) vs Stanford (31-13, 15-9)
Sunken Diamond – Palo Alto, Calif.
TV – Pac-12 Networks
Radio – Beaver Sports Network CLICK HERE
LIVE STATS – CLICK HERE
Thursday, May 27th – 6 p.m.
OSU Starting Pitcher – RHP Kevin Abel (3-3, 3.68)
Stanford Starting Pitcher – RHP Brendan Beck (6-1, 3.39)
Friday, May 28th – 6 p.m.
OSU SP – LHP Cooper Hjerpe (3-5, 3.65)
Stanford SP – TBA
Saturday, May 29th – 12:30 p.m.
OSU SP – RHP Jake Pfennigs (4-0, 3.61)
Stanford SP – RHP Alex Williams (2-1, 4.15)
Opposing Hitters to watch
#24 Nick Brueser – Sr. INF -.331 avg, 48 H, 8 2B, 9 HR, 28 RBI
#7 Brock Jones – So. OF – .296 avg, 47 H, 8 2B, 12 HR, 43 RBI
#16 Vincent Martinez– Jr. C – .316 avg, 48 H, 8 2B, 7 HR, 22 RBI
– Oregon State is 47-46 all-time versus Stanford, and the teams are tied at 24 in games played at the Cardinal’s home field.
– The Beavers won 13 consecutive games at Sunken Diamond from 2009-17, which included sweeps in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. Stanford ended that streak with an 8-5 win in the first game of 2019, but the Beavers won the last of the two-game series (shortened due to rain), 5-2.
– The Beavers are 19-3 in their last 22 games versus the Cardinal.
– Provided the Beavers and Cardinal play all three games of the series, Oregon State will end the regular season as the only team in the Pac-12 to play a full 56-game schedule.
– Oregon State is ending Pac-12 play on the road for the first time since the 2014 season when the Beavers played their last three at USC. OSU also ended its then-Pac-10 slate at Stanford in 2009.
– Justin Boyd takes a three-game series into the series with Stanford after hitting safely in each game versus Arizona. Boyd went 5-for-11 in the three games versus the Wildcats, posting a double, one triple and an RBI while scoring one run. He set a career-high with three hits in the finale Sunday.
– Troy Claunch is riding a 14-game hit streak and is 23-for-56 (.411) after going 2-for-4 Sunday.
– Wade Meckler went 3-for-5 Sunday to push his to a season-long nine games. He is 15-for- 38 (.395) during it).
• Abel needs one strikeout to reach the 100-strikeout plateau for the second time in his career. He is already one of just 13 pitchers in school history to reach it once and would join Jonah Nickerson (2005-06) and Luke Heimlich (2017-18) in doing so twice.