Oregon State at Stanford baseball: TV information, series preview and how to watch online

With two weekends remaining in the Pac-12 baseball regular season, perhaps no series has bigger implications in the championship race than Oregon State-Stanford this weekend on The Farm.

The  No. 12 Beavers and No. 3 Cardinal, both sitting in a three-way tie with UCLA at 19-5 atop the Pac-12 standings, will meet in a three-game set starting Friday night. Roxy Bernstein (@roxybernstein) and JT Snow (@JTSnowSix) will be on the call.

  • Friday — 6 p.m. PT/ 7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Bay Area
  • Saturday — 12 p.m. PT/ 1 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Oregon
  • Sunday — 12 p.m. PT/ 1 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Bay Area

Set a Pac-12 Now single-game alert to catch Sunday's clash, the Pac-12 Networks "Game of the Week."

In addition, all three games will also stream live on Pac-12.com/live and the Pac-12 Now app for subscribers with usernames and passwords issued by their TV providers.

Entering this weekend's series, Stanford has hit at least one home run in 18 of its last 19 games and a total of 54 homers in its last 23 games. OSU, meanwhile, has been boosted by a strong bullpen. Relievers have held opponents scoreless in their last 16 2/3 innings. The Beavers have also been successful at Sunken Diamond — having collected 13 consecutive wins at Stanford dating back to 2011.

Star Power

Adley Rutschman — Oregon State: 

Oregon State's stellar catcher has arguably the best eye in the nation, as he owns the NCAA lead with 65 walks this season — 1.32 a game. He has reached base via a hit or walk, or both, in 49 of the Beavers’ 50 games this season, also giving him nation-leading .581 on-base percentage. Rutschman, recently named one of 25 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award, also has a career-best 16 home runs on the season.

Andrew Daschbach — Stanford: 

Daschbach, who is coming off a historic four-homer night against Cal Poly, is just one of Stanford's top sluggers. Brandon Wulff (16 homers) and two-way threat Will Matthiessen (nine) also rank in the top-15 among Pac-12 sluggers. Daschbach's breakout game makes him the second Pac-12 player to hit four homers in a game, joining UCLA's Bill Scott from 1999.

A Look Back

Last year's 2018 Stanford-Oregon State series was thrilling from the start. It was No. 2 vs. No. 3 at Goss Stadium, with the Beavers taking the series win. Stellar pitching performances from Luke Heimlich and Bryce Fehmel carried OSU to wins in the first two games. In the Sunday finale, Will Matthiessen drove in the game-winning runs on a two-out double in the extra innings.

Follow Along

Tweet using the hashtag #Pac12BSB to join the conversation. Additionally, keep an eye on the Pac-12 Conference Facebook page for live content from Sunken Diamond on Friday. Download Pac-12 Now today and set Oregon State or Stanford baseball as a favorite to get highlights, game reminders and other important updates for the rest of the season.

How both teams stack up in Pac-12 play

Batting average .278 .291
Home runs 20 43
RBIs 133 164
Hits 232 245
ERA 2.83 4.15
K/9 IP 9.52 8.63
Strikeouts 236 208