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Pacific Baseball Visits Stanford Tuesday

May 20, 2013

The Pacific baseball team steps out of conference for its final midweek game of the season, Tuesday, when the Tigers travel to Stanford for a 5:30 game against the Cardinal.

2B/DH Tyger Pederson enters the game having reached base in a team-high 14 consecutive games. Pederson has a seven-game hit streak and has hit safely in 13 of the last 14 games, hitting 15-for-48 (.313). Pederson has also walked four times in that stretch, while scoring six runs. Pederson reached base in 12 consecutive games to start the season and has reached in 41 of his 49 games.

Pacific will give LHP Erik Lockwood his first start of the season Tuesday at Sunken Diamond. Lockwood has started 49 games at first base and made two appearances out of the bullpen.

He has yet to allow a hit in two innings, tossing a perfect eighth inning on April 13 at UC Riverside, and a shutout frame Sunday at UC Santa Barbara. His ERA stands at 0.00, while he's allowed just two baserunners - both via hit by pitch - and struck out one.

Stanford (29-21 overall, 14-13 Pac-12) will send RHP Dean McArdle to the mound. McArdle is 2-2 on the year with a 6.69 ERA. In 35.0 innings, he's struck out 27 against 13 walks. He will be making his seventh start of the season.

Following Tuesday's contest, Pacific (14-36 overall, 6-18 Big West) will return home to Klein Family Field with a Thursday-Saturday series against Cal Poly to wrap up the Tigers' final season in the Big West.

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