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Pac-12 Weekend Preview April 12/13/14

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The Utah Utes travel to Goss Stadium over the weekend to take on the No. 7 ranked Beavers. Utah enters the weekend 14-14 and 4-8 in conference play. Last weekend, Utah was able to take two out of three against Washington State. The Utes Tuesday game against BYU was postponed. Oregon State is 15-6 and 7-2 in conference play. The Beavers took two out of three last weekend against UCLA, but then lost the midweek game against state rival Oregon by a final of 6-3. This should be a series in which the Beavers should dominate. Oregon State sits atop the conference in team ERA with a 1.95 ERA. Utah, on the other hand, ranks sixth in the conference with a 3.74 ERA. Look for the combination of Boyd, Moore, and a healthy improving Wetzler to control the series. It will also be interesting to see if the Beavers get back shortstop Tyler Smith. He has been out with a hand injury for a couple weeks. Continue reading

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CBD Column: Pac-12 Weekend Recap

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Oregon State took two out of three this weekend at UCLA in a series between two teams aiming for a conference championship. In game one, the Bruins handed LHP Matt Boyd (6-1) his first loss of the season. Boyd was outdueled by RHP Adam Plutko (3-2), who pitched seven innings and only allowed one unearned run. Both teams struggled offensively as Oregon State had four hits and UCLA had five. With the score tied 1-1 in the fifth inning, designated hitter Kevin Williams hit his first home run of the season to give UCLA a 2-1 lead. They would add another run in the seventh, and closer David Berg picked up his sixth save of the season by pitching 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball in relief. The final was 3-2 UCLA. Continue reading

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CBD Around The Horn: April 7th

VanderbiltHuddleFeaturedHere is a look at some of the top performances and highlights on the day. We will be providing daily articles as often as possible this season. If you know of an outstanding performance that we may have missed, feel free to send us an email by clicking here. Continue reading

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Pac 12 Weekend Preview April 5/6/7

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One of the biggest matchups across the country this weekend takes place at Jackie Robinson Stadium, as the No. 8 ranked Beavers matchup against the No.11 ranked Bruins. Oregon State enters the weekend 23-4 and 5-1 in the Pac-12. The Beavers defeated Portland by a final of 7-5 on Tuesday, but the Beavers dropped two out of three last weekend at San Diego. In the series, the Beaver defense struggled as they committed 11 errors in three games. UCLA holds an 18-7 record and the Bruins are 6-3 in conference. UCLA is coming off a Tuesday loss to No. 4 Cal State Fullerton by a final of 9-6. The Bruins also dropped two out of three last weekend at Arizona State. This series should be an excellent display of talent as both teams rank in the upper half of the conference in most major categories. Oregon State holds a conference best 1.90 team ERA, while UCLA sits at fourth with a 2.73 ERA. Offensively, the Beavers sit third in the conference with a .287 team batting average. UCLA sits seventh with a .264 average. A few notes to keep an eye out for this series is how well Oregon State plays defense. The Beavers sit seventh in the conference with a .967 fielding percentage after last weekend’s series. UCLA ranks second with a .979 fielding percentage. Oregon State has committed 35 errors, while UCLA has only committed 21. The difference in the series could come down to how well the Beavers catch the ball. Shortstop Tyler Smith is expected back after missing a few weeks with a fractured hand. Continue reading

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Pac 12 Weekend Recap for March 28/29/30

Pac12LogoUCLA at Arizona State

A big weekend for Arizona State, as the Sun Devils took two out of three from UCLA. RHP Trevor Williams pitched 7 and 2/3 innings, while only allowing one run, in the 4-1 Sun Devil victory. Williams struck out six and walked one as the junior improved to 4-2 on the year. Arizona State had RBI contributions from four Sun Devils, including third baseman Michael Benjamin, who hit his second home run of the year. Continue reading

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Pac-12 Weekend Preview (March 28th-30th)

asunewlogo*** With Easter Sunday, matchups are taking place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

UCLA at Arizona State

The premiere matchup in the conference this weekend takes place in Tempe, Arizona. The Bruins, ranked No. 6 in the latest NCWBA poll, come into the weekend 17-4 and 5-1 in conference. The Bruins are coming off a series victory last weekend against California. Arizona State, ranked No. 26, sits at 13-7-1 and 2-4 in conference play. Arizona State dropped two out of three last weekend against Oregon State. The player to watch for the Sun Devil’s is LHP Ryan Kellogg, who threw a no-hitter against the Beavers last Saturday. It will be interesting to see how he bounces back against another quality opponent. Arizona State ranks third in the conference with a .285 batting average, while UCLA sits at sixth with a .268 team batting average. On the mound, UCLA sits second in the conference with a 2.07 team ERA. Arizona State is fifth with a 3.10 team ERA. These are both regional teams and this matchup will be interesting to see how UCLA handles a quality opponent on the road in conference.  The weekend at Arizona State will be the first time the Bruins have been on the road for a series since playing Baylor in Waco, Texas, on February 22. Continue reading