Carter Bell checks his swing against the Oregon Ducks. Oregon State will need better performances at the plate out of Bell, and all Beavers, if they want to get out of the Corvallis Regional. (Photo by Sergey606)
#4 Arkansas-Little Rock (24-32) vs #1 Oregon State (38-17) - 6:00 PM (PDT) - Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, Corvallis, OR - 1240 KEJO/1550 KKOV/1550kkad.com (No the flagship of the Beaver network, KPAM 860, couldn't be bothered to cover a Friday night post season game) - ESPN3.com
Oregon State and Arkansas-Little Rock meet at 6:00 PM west coast time tonight in Game 2 of the Corvallis Regional. The winner of tonight's game will face Creighton at 6:00 PM tomorrow, while the loser will play Georgia at 1:00 PM.
Oregon State comes into tonight's game with a record of 38-17. The Beavers have good wins against Connecticut, Arizona (2), Arizona State (3), Stanford (3), UCLA (2), and California (2). Oregon State has other solid victories against Gonzaga (2), Oregon, and Long Beach State (2).
The Beavers are currently on a five game losing streak after back-to-back losses against USC two weeks ago and a sweep at the hands of Oregon last weekend. The Beavers could not get their bats going all weekend at PK Park, scoring just two runs in the three games. In Sunday's game, Oregon cruised to a 6-0 win behind a 2 RBI performance from Brett Hambright.
Despite the bad finish to the season, Oregon State was still selected as a regional host.
The Trojans come into the game with a record of 24-32. The Trojans are currently on a four game winning streak after defeating Troy, Western Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, and Florida International last week.
Those four wins took place in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, which the Trojans had to win in order to make this season's NCAA Tournament. They did just that and are looking forward to playing spoiler in this weekend's regional.
In the Championship Game of the SBC Tourney, Arkansas-Little Rock defeated Florida International, 7-6. Myles Parma led the Trojans with 3 RBI's in the victory.
Oregon State has yet to name a starter for tonight's game, but Arkansas-Little Rock will send out Travis Henke (1-5, 5.12). In Oregon State's last Friday game, Sam Gaviglio (11-2, 1.95) took the mound. In Henke's last start, Travis went 4 innings, giving up 5 runs (All earned), on 7 hits.