Oregon State's Cooper Hjerpe (Shotgun Spratling)


Oregon State’s Cooper Hjerpe Stellar Even Without ‘A Stuff’


LOS ANGELES — As Oregon State ace Cooper Hjerpe handed the ball over and exited the game in the seventh inning, outfielders Wade Meckler, Justin Boyd and Jacob Melton convened in center field and discussed Hjerpe’s effort. 

The outfield trio agreed that a week after Hjerpe produced perhaps college baseball’s finest start this season, he hadn’t had his “A stuff.” But they glanced over to the right field scoreboard at USC’s Dedeaux Field and noted the Trojans had six zeros beside their name and had managed only four hits against Hjerpe.

“Every time he’s on the mound, you expect a[…]