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Oregon St. and USC Meet In Rubber Match

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Can Oregon St. celebrate a secon consecutive series win today?
Can Oregon St. celebrate a secon consecutive series win today?

Oregon St. (26-13, 9-8) takes on 10th ranked USC (30-11, 11-6) today in the rubber game of their Pac-12 series.

After the Trojans pounded out an 11-3 win Friday night, the Beavers bounced back to take a 3-2 walk-off win on Billy King's RBI single yesterday.

The split so far left USC and Oregon St. right where they were before, in 3rd and 5th place in the Pac-12 race, with the Trojans 2 games ahead of the Beavers.

Today's weather should be better, hopefully avoiding a repeat of yesterday's hail storm delay. Again today, there won't be any tv, just the OSU supplied stream.

Oregon State Game Notes

USC Series Notes

Live Stats

Live Streaming Audio

OSU USC Lineup Game 3

Oregon St. will go with junior RHP Travis Eckert (4-0, 3.81 ERA), their usual Sunday starter, an USC will counter with freshman RHP Mitch Hart (6-1, 3.28 ERA), also their series back-ender.

Both pulled out series wins for their teams last week, with Eckert working well into the 8th in Oregon St.'s 5-3 win over Arizona, and Hart going 6 innings in USC's 7-3 win over Oregon.

After going 3 for 3 yesterday, Dane Lund gets another start at catcher and in the 2nd slot in the batting order today. Trevor Morrison has also been moved up to the leadoff spot.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com