Duff Tittle | Posted: 3 Mar 2021 | Updated: 10 Mar 2021

Baseball at Oregon State for three-game series

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Littlewood with team

CORVALLIS, Oregon — After spending nine days in Texas to open the 2021 season, BYU baseball heads to the Pacific Northwest for a three-game series with No. 20 Oregon State, March 4-6, at Goss Stadium. 

Game one is scheduled for Thursday, March 4 at 5:35 p.m. PT. All three games will be streamed live by Oregon State and also broadcast by BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio FM 107.9, BYUCougars.com and the BYU Cougars app. Live stats are available through StatBroadcast

BYU (3-5) is coming off a four-game series with No. 19 Texas in Austin. The Longhorns won the first three games of the series, while BYU captured the final game.

Oregon State (7-1) opens an 11-game homestand after playing eight games in Arizona, including a four-game sweep of Grand Canyon. The Beavers have won seven-straight games after dropping the season opener to Kansas State, 3-2. 

The Cougars and Beavers have previously met 22 times, with Oregon State holding a 7-15 series advantage. The last meeting came on Feb. 17, 2020 at the Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic in Surprise, Arizona. With the score tied 3-3, the Cougars scored one run in the eighth, and then held Oregon State scoreless in the ninth for a 4-3 victory. 

Taking the hill for BYU in game one on Thursday is senior right-hander Easton Walker, who started one game and appeared in another last week. In 10.2 innings, Walker has an ERA of 0.84 and 6 strikeouts. The Beavers will start sophomore Kevin Abel who has pitched 9.2 innings over two games with an ERA of 0.93 and 18 strikeouts.

BYU Cougars (3-5, 0-0 WCC)
Head Coach: Mike Littlewood
Alma Mater: BYU
Division I Career Record: 225-174 (.564) 9th season
Record at BYU: Same

2020 Record: 7-9
Returning/Lost: 26/10
Starters Returning/Lost: 8/0
Fielders Returning/Lost: 14/5
Pitchers Returning/Lost: 12/5
Newcomers/True Freshmen: 10/5
2019 Record: 36-17
2019 WCC Record: 19-8
2019 WCC Finish: 1st
Oregon State (7-1, 0-0 Pac 12)
Head Coach: Mitch Canham
Alma Mater: Oregon State
Division I Career Record: 12-10 (.545) 2nd season
Record at Oregon State: Same

2020 Record: 5-9
Returning/Lost: 23/7
Starters Returning/Lost: 8/1
Fielders Returning/Lost: 13/4
Pitchers Returning/Lost: 10/3
Newcomers/True Freshman: 16
2019 Record: 36-20-1
2019 Pac 12 Record: 21-8
2019 Pac 12 Finish: 3rd