Game 29: Oregon State (22-6, 6-3) vs. Stanford (10-11, 3-3)
Probable Starters: LHP Ben Wetzler (5-0, 0.47) vs. RHP Brett Hanewich (1-1, 2.05)
Oregon State gets back into conference play when hosting Stanford at Goss Stadium. First pitch of the three-game series comes Friday night at 5:05 p.m. PT.
Jerad Casper went 4-for-5 with two runs driven in and Dylan Davis drove in three runs to pace the Beavers to a 9-6 midweek win over Portland Tuesday afternoon. Michael Conforto had three hits and Jeff Hendrix tallied two for the Beavers, who finished with 14 on the day. Casper doubled, homered and hit two singles on the day, while Davis, Conforto and Kavin Keyes all totaled a double apiece.
Taking An Extra Base
The Beavers have recorded 73 hits over their last four games, going 3-1 against Arizona and Portland. They’ve racked up a .367 average during that stretch. Perhaps more importantly, Oregon State has 17 extra-base hits in those four games, giving the club a .525 slugging percentage. Dylan Davis has five of those extra bases, with four doubles and a home run.
Conforto Just Gets On Base
Michael Conforto has a Pac-12 leading .545 on-base percentage this season. Amazingly, that’s good for fourth in the nation. The lefty slugger has reached base via a hit, walk or hit by pitch in 27 of his 28 games this season. The lone game was the second game of the doubleheader against Wright State. Amazingly, Conforto has not walked in his last three games after drawing 29 in his first 25.
Longest Active Streak
Kavin Keyes now has the team’s longest active hit streak at seven games after Andy Peterson saw his snapped at 10 with an 0-for-3 effort against Portland. Keyes is 10-for-32 (.313) with four runs batted in and two doubles during the streak.
Five Against Stanford
Oregon State comes into the series on a five-game win streak over the Cardinal after sweeping Stanford on the road last season. A sixth win would equal OSU’s longest all-time against Stanford, set in 2006-07.
• Kavin Keyes needs one hit to tie Shea McFeeley for ninth in OSU history. McFeeley had 198 from 2004-06.
• Dylan Davis is tied for fourth all-time with 42 doubles. He needs seven to tie Chris Biles (2000-03) for most in an OSU uniform.
• OSU has won seven of its last nine series vs. Stanford dating back to the 2005 season. Prior to that, the Beavers had won one of six.
• OSU is averaging 2,542 fans per home game in 2014, which is second in the Pac-12. Every game has attracted at least 2,000.
• OSU is 18-3 when scoring first.