Oregon State baseball
Ranking: No. 3 Baseball America
Up next: 7 p.m. Thursday vs. No. 15 California, Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif.
Records: OSU 16-2, 3-0 Pac-12, Cal 11-6, 1-2
Update: OSU swept Arizona State in Corvallis last weekend to open Pac-12 play, outscoring the Sun Devils 22-7. … Starting pitchers Drew Rasmussen (4-0, 2.94), Jake Thompson (2-1, 2.49) and Travis Eckert (2-1, 3.12) combined to allow just three runs in the ASU series in 23.1 innings. … Rasmussen will get the start in Game 1 of the Cal series, followed by Thompson on Friday (7 p.m. opening pitch) and Eckert in Saturday’s series finale (1 p.m.). … OSU defeated Portland 13-6 in a nonconference game Tuesday. … The Beavers are hitting .331 as a team, led by C Logan Ice (.434, four HRs, 20 RBIs), 2B/SS Nick Madrigal (.367, 17 RBIs) and outfielders Jack Anderson (.362, seven RBIs) and Kyle Nobach (.356, one HR, 11 RBIs). … Closer Max Engelbrekt (0-0, 2.45) leads the nation with eight saves. … Cal opened conference play by losing two of three games at USC. … C Brett Cumberland (.412, six HRs, 17 RBIs) homered in all three games against the Trojans. … P Daulton Jefferies (5-0, 1.09) is expected to be on the Hill for Game 1.