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Baseball Open Thread: at UCLA, Game 1

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Well, this should be an interesting series.  UCLA is in the middle of a disappointing season but is 7 and 3 over their last 10 teams with an impressive sweep of a weak UW team but is also coming off a tough loss to UC Riverside (6 to 17).

Oregon State as we all know are coming off a very disappointing series loss to USC and are trying to keep pace with ASU and break away from WSU in the Pac.

Here are the breakdowns for today's game (more here):

Oregon State (23-9, 8-4) vs. UCLA (17-20, 9-6)
RHP Tyler Waldron (3-2, 4.81) vs. RHP Gerrit Cole (3-3, 3.51)
April 24, 2009 • 6 p.m. PT • Los Angeles, Calif. • Jackie Robinson Stadium

Rivals.com's Mr. Kendall Rogers has this to say about UCLA's rotation in response to a question about who can challenge ASU with Leake pitching:

In Pac-10 play? the only team that I think can match up with them from a pitching standpoint is UCLA with Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer in the weekend rotation. Those two freshmen for the Bruins are absolute studs, but we'll see how the teams shape up when they play. Other than that, nobody in the Pac-10 and very few teams nationally will match up well with them on Friday and Saturday of a series.

Hmm, okay, so let's see what they can bring, Go Beavs!