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Andrew Moore will take the mound today for Oregon St. in what could well be another pitching duel with UCLA.
Andrew Moore will take the mound today for Oregon St. in what could well be another pitching duel with UCLA.
(Photo by Andy Wooldridge)

#6 Oregon St. (23-5, 5-2) at #10 UCLA (19-7, 7-3) / 2 PM / Jackie Robinson Stadium, Los angeles / KEJO 1240 AM & KPOJ 620 AM

Game Notes / Gametracker / No Live Stream

#6 Oregon St. and #10 UCLA continue their series this afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins took the opener Friday night 3-2, though only 847 were on hand to see the untelevised event, and another pitchers duel could be in store for today.

The Beavers will start freshman RHP Andrew Moore (5-1, 1.48 ERA), and the Bruins will counter with junior RHP Nick Vander Tuig (4-2, 2.11 ERA).

Oregon St. was pretty punchless against Adam Plutko again last night, getting only 2 hits on the UCLA ace, and 4 total. As a result, Matt Boyd suffered his first loss of the season, and only the second of his career, despite allowing only 4 hits in nearly 7 innings.

Another result was that Oregon St. dropped to 3rd place in the Pac-12, as UCLA moved past by 1/2 game. Coupled with Arizona St.'s 6-5 win in 11 innings over visiting Oregon, the Bruins were able to move within 1 game of the conference leading Ducks.

But recent history suggests a bounce back is possible. Last year, after a 2-0 loss to Plutko in the series opener, the Beavers bounced back win the weekend. And the second day's victory came against Vander Tuig, as Jace Fry turned in a complete game, and a 3-0 win.

And of course the last Saturday game at UCLA involving Oregon St. was Josh Osich's no-hitter.

Can the Beavers continue their Saturday success against the Bruins?

Coach Pat Casey has shaken up the lineup once again in search of the right combination to do so.

Ryan Barnes-DH

Joey Jansen-CF

Michael Conforto-LF

Dylan Davis-RF

Danny Hayes-1B

Kavin Keyes-3B

Jake Rodriguez-2B

Nate Esposito-C

Andy Peterson-SS,

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