Baseball Game Day: Vs. Long Beach State (4/16/22)

Oregon State (26-7) vs. Long Beach State (15-18)
April 16, 2022 • 1:35 PM PT • Corvallis, Oregon • Goss Stadium at Coleman Field
HPR Jacob Kmatz (5-0, 3.52) vs RHP Zach Voelker (4-1, 3.33)

The game
Oregon State and Long Beach State wrap up their three-game series Saturday afternoon at Goss Stadium in Coleman Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. PT.

Radio
All games are broadcast on the Beaver Sports Network with a preview 30 minutes before the first pitch. Affiliates include KEJO 1240-AM (Corvallis), KKNX 840-AM (Eugene), KCFM 1250-AM & 104.1-FM (Florence), KLAD 960-AM & 93.3-FM (Klamath Falls), KTMT 880-AM & 96.1 – FM (Medford, weekend games), KEX 1190-AM (Portland), 102.3 FM (weekday games before 5:30 p.m.), KSKR 1490-AM (Roseburg) and KBZY 1490-AM (Salem, weekend games ).

Listen online
Catch the game online by visiting osubeavers.com and find the live stream on the Oregon State Baseball Schedule page. Games can be streamed through the Varsity Network, which is available for smartphone and tablet users. Download the free Varsity Network app for live games and archived broadcasts.

Television
The game will not be broadcast.

Live video
A live stream will be available and produced by the State of Oregon. Visit the baseball schedules page on osubeavers.com for the direct link.

In line
Live stats for the game can be accessed by clicking the live stats link located on the baseball schedule page on osubeavers.com.

Last match

Wade Meckler, Travis Bazzana and Garret Forrester all doubled twice and helped No. 3 Oregon State to six runs in its last two at-bats in an 8-2 win over Long Beach State Friday night at Coleman Field’s Goss Stadium. Cooper Hjerpe struck out 11 in seven innings to improve to 8-0, helping Oregon State win the series against the Dirtbags. Hjerpe scattered five hits and two runs in his ninth start of the season. Meckler paced OSU’s nine-hit offense with three of his own. Forrester, meanwhile, doubled in the fourth and seventh innings, the latter leading the fourth inning of the Beavers’ game. Bazzana also doubled once in the seventh and eighth innings, where OSU scored three runs apiece.

Oregon State Banknotes
• Oregon State’s pitching team saw its four-game scoreless streak snapped in the first inning. LBSU’s Sebastian Murillo drew 3-2 against Hjerpe.
• The Beavers have gone 37 consecutive innings without a walk. Their precedent before Friday night came in Round 8 against Portland at Hillsboro on April 5.
Garret Forrester, Travis Bazzana and Wade Meckler all doubled to become the first Beavers with two in a game since Mason Guerra against Arizona State on March 19. Oregon State batters have two doubles in a game eight times this season.
• Oregon State’s six doubles as a team actually set a season high in a single game. OSU had already struck four three times, most recently on March 30 in Nevada.
Wade Meckler made his first start of the season in right field. He made a leaping catch to rob LBSU of extra bases to finish seventh.
• Meckler has also reached base safely in all 33 games this season. He is the only Beaver to reach base every game this season.
• The Beavers have improved to 16-2 in non-conference play this season.
• OSU also got its sixth quality start of the season, and fifth of Cooper Hjerpe. The Beavers are 5-1 when their starter scores a quality start.
• The Beavers struck out 6.7 batters on every walk in April. OSU racked up 94 strikeouts in 84 innings for just 14 walks.
• OSU waived 63 visits in the month for a WHIP of 0.92.
• Oregon State scored 98 points in Cooper Hjerpe’s nine starts, an average of 10.89.


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