Oregon St. and Washington meet in the middle game of their weekend series tonight at 7 PM at Husky Ballpark in Seattle.
The Beavers, who have lost 3 of their last 4 series in Seattle, will be looking for the series win tonight, after last night's 4-2 10 inning win. The victory also made April the 15th consecutive month during the regular season that Oregon St. has had a winning record during the month.
It was another frustrating loss for the Huskies, who have 10 1 run conference losses to go with last night's extra inning defeat.
It had to be especially frustrating for Washington fans, as Oregon St. left 10 on base, and got all of their scores as either a direct or indirect result of 2 throwing errors from normally highly reliable Husky third baseman Alex Schmidt, who misfired to first twice.
A sellout crowd will be on hand at Husky Ballpark, aka the "Diamond on Montlake", to see if Oregon St. (28-13, 11-8) and Washington (23-20, 8-14) can turn in another nail biter.
Pac-12 Oregon and Washington will be there for the tv coverage.
Oregon St. head coach Pat Casey has moved Elliott Carey into the leadoff spot, in recognition of his clutch hit last night.
Oregon St. will send freshman RHP Drew Rasmussen (4-3, 2.43 ERA) out first, and Washington will counter with senior RHP Tyler Davis (5-5, 2.66 ERA). Rasmussen allowed 7 hits, but also struck out 7 Trojans, in 8 innings of work, but didn't get the decision in the 3-2 Beaver victory last Saturday, which came on Billy King's walk-off RBI single.
Davis has turned in new career highs in strikeouts the last 2 weekends, yet took tough losses in both outings. A week after striking out 11 in the Huskies' 4-3 loss to Arizona St., Davis struck out 14 Ducks, but Oregon still got the 4-3 win last Saturday night at PK Park in Eugene.