Oregon State Hosts Washington State in Three-Game College Baseball Series at Goss Stadium
The Oregon State Beavers host the Washington State Cougars in a three-game college baseball series at Goss Stadium this weekend. Oregon State (10-2, 0-0) is coming off of a series victory, while the Cougars (11-1, 0-0) have won seven games in a row and are off to their best start since 1980.
The Beavers have won five consecutive series and eight of the last 10 games against the Cougars. Oregon State opened each of the last two seasons with 10-1 records, and have enjoyed another strong start in 2023. Following their loss on the first game of the season, they went on an eight-game winning streak before splitting a Saturday doubleheader at Cal Poly. So far, OSU has had an excellent start to the season, going undefeated in a four-game tournament in Surprise, Arizona, and then sweeping a three-game series at home against Coppin State. They then followed that up with a winning record of three out of four games at Cal Poly.
The Cougars have been one of the early-season surprises in the conference, leading the Pac-12 in scoring (117 runs, 9.8 per game), on-base percentage (.439) and stolen bases (18). Outfielder Jonah Advincula is batting .438 with five doubles, 16 RBIs, 14 runs scored and six stolen bases. Sam Brown is hitting .438 with 10 RBIs and seven runs scored over the last four games. The Cougars’ pitching staff also leads the conference in strikeouts per nine innings (11.9).
The probable starters for Friday night’s opener are Oregon State’s RHP Jaren Hunter (1-0, 4.66 ERA) and Washington State’s RHP Grant Taylor (1-0, 2.13 ERA). On Saturday, Oregon State will send RHP Trent Sellers (1-1, 1.59 ERA) to the mound and the Cougars will counter with RHP Dakota Hawkins (1-1, 4.15 ERA). On Sunday, Oregon State’s RHP Jacob Kmatz (1-1, 2.25 ERA) and Washington State’s RHP Caden Kaelber (2-0, 2.00 ERA) will square off.
The game will be streamed live by Oregon State and can be found by visiting osubeavers.com and clicking on the baseball schedule for a direct link.
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