10.Mar.2012 Baseball: Illinoise & Connecticut @ Oregon State
Jace Fry is set to make his debut this afternoon at 3pm. He'll be going against Illinois' Matt Milroy (0-1, 3.52). If Casey elects to pitch him in game 2, he'll go against Connecticut's Jordan Tabakman (1-0, 3.86). Dan Child will start the other game.
The outfield of Davis, Barnes, and Conforto is holding its own thus far. Good to see, as that's clearly the best offensive option. Tyler Smith deserves mention. He transformed his (offensive) game in Pac-10 play last season, and he deserves a fair shot at the 2B job. Hopefully his 3 hits yesterday puts him on that path. Nice to see Wetzler get it together, but it's going to take a few more outings like that to convince me he's turned a corner.
Some notes about these opponents:
- UWV was picked to finish 10/12 in the Big East, so take Wetlzer's performance with a grain of salt.
- Illinois is currently 4-5 and projected at 6th in the Big 10.
- Ucon was picked to finish 3rd in the Big East, but they're off to a slow 4-5 start.
- And Oklahoma is currently ranked 18th in the nation at 9-3.
Beavs are right on the cusp of the polls, so 3 of 4 this weekend should get them back in the mix. This weekend will be more telling than the opening 12 game road trip (just a brutal way to begin a season).