27.Apr.2012 Baseball: Oregon State @ USC
Probable pitching matchups:
- Friday: Wetzler (4-2, 3.23) vs Triggs (3-4, 3.19)
- Saturday: Fry (4-2, 2.23) vs. Mount (1-5, 5.03)
- Sunday: Child (4-2, 2.13) vs. Tarpley (4-1, 2.67)
USC has a decent lineup but they lack power. Their bullpen is a strength, so Beavs have to get to the starters.
Regarding the NCAA tournament, UCLA, Arizona, and Stanford are the hosts right now. UCLA seems a lock with a 3 RPI. Arizona, at 18, is sitting pretty if they continue to win series. And then there are those pesky Ducks. Beavs could leapfrog Stanford if they win that series. RPI (Stanford 11, Beavs 27) will be a big factor.
Obviously for the Stanford series to matter, in terms of hosting, they need to win this weekend's series.