It's finally arrived, the Beavers (25-5) will host the Ducks (23-8) in the first of five games Tuesday at 4:05 PM (previously slated for 7:05). Here are the team notes to get you up to speed for first pitch. The Talkin' Beavers crew will be there. Will you? Tweet us your thoughts during the game @csnnw
The Game (OSU Athletics)
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Ben Wetzler allowed one run and five hits over seven innings to help guide the sixth-ranked Oregon State baseball team to a 5-2 win over No. 10 UCLA Sunday at Jackie Robinson Stadi- um. Wetzler picked up his first win of the 2013 season after striking out five.
Barnes On A Roll
Senior Ryan Barnes rides a six-game hit streak into Tuesday’s night Civil War game after post- ing two hits in each of the three games against the Bruins. Barnes, who made his first appear- ance of the season March 3, has upped his av- erage from .206 to .295 during the hit streak.
Tuesday’s game is categorized as a non-conference affair. Oregon State is 18-3 in non- conference games, and 9-1 at Goss Stadium. The Beavers are hitting .302 in non-confer- ence games and have tallied a 1.82 earned run average.
Oregon State has been fiercely protective of Goss Stadium against Oregon since the Ducks rejoined the then-Pacific-10 Conference in 2009. OSU is 9-1 at Goss Stadium against Or- egon, the lone defeat coming in 2011, 7-2.
Top 25 Stretch
The Beavers have had a pretty tough stretch of baseball recently, and that will continue Tuesday against No. 16 Oregon. After Tues- day, 10 of the Beavers’ last 14 games will have come against top 25 clubs. Oregon State is 7-2 against top 25 clubs this season.
• A win Tuesday would match the Beavers’ best record over 31 games with the 1962 and 2005 clubs, which were both 26-5. • Oregon State’s unofficial RPI, according to warrennolan.com, is No. 1, while the team’s strength of schedule is rated third.
• Pat Casey is 11th all-time in Pac-12 history with 643 wins at OSU. He needs 46 to surpass Cal’s Bob Milano for 10th. Casey, meanwhile, is 17th with a .627 winning percentage.