Oregon St. (28-14, 11-9) and Washington (24-20, 9-14) meet in a Saturday night showdown at 7:35 PM tonight at Husky Ballpark on Montlake to settle their Pac-12 series.
After the Beavers pulled out a 4-2 win Thursday night, as a result of a pair of throwing errors, they looked to be in position to win the series when they jumped out to a 5-0 lead last night before the Huskies ever came to bat.
But Tyler Davis survived the early onslaught, and Washington got started back with 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning. Oregon St. added only 1 run the rest of the night, and a 5 run 5th inning by the Huskies retook the lead, and sparked an 8-1 run that included 6 unanswered Washington runs, as the Beaver offense once again came up almost inert when it mattered, ultimately falling 8-6.
As a result, the Huskies can claim a 4th consecutive series win over the Beavers in years the old northwest rivalry is contested on the shores of Montlake.
The Beavers have pulled out wins in the rubber game of their last 2 series, but haven't won a Pac-12 road series yet this season.
The Pac-12 Network will be on hand to see how it turns out, as will the second consecutive sell-out crowd.
The Beavers will go back to Dane Lund at catcher for more offense tonight.
Oregon St. will try as they did successfully the last 2 weekends to get it done with junior RHP Travis Eckert (4-0, 4.19 ERA).
Washington will make a game day warmups decision as to who to counter with.
UPDATE: As first pitch time approached, Washington coach Lindsay Meggs decided to go with senior RHP Josh Fredendall (3-0, 4.36 ERA).