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Monday, June 03, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud



George Horton and a few of the players talk about the two wins yesterday that keeps them alive for the Eugene Regional.

■ Oregon (48-15) forced the “if necessary” game on Monday night at 6 p.m. at PK Park against Rice (43-18) with the winner advancing to the NCAA Super Regional next weekend against North Carolina State.

Paul Buker details the spectacular pitching performances that has propelled Oregon to the last two wins.

It was standing-ovation good Sunday at sparsely-occupied PK Park to set up Monday's winner-take-all game against Rice.

Cue the ringing applause: First, true freshman left-hander Cole Irvin went nine impressive innings in a 6-1 loser-out victory over the University of San Francisco.

Next, lanky junior right-hander Jeff Gold stepped up first, shutting down Rice for five innings, allowing just two hits.

The aspiring rapper was lights out, striking out the side in the fourth – all swinging – and rarely allowing the Owls to make good contact.

Then it was senior right-hander Darrell Hunter’s turn to come through big- time.


Hunter retired nine straight Rice batters through the sixth, seventh, and eighth before sophomore left-hander Jordan Spencer mopped up a resounding 11-0 win that proved there is indeed life in those suddenly booming Oregon bats.

GO DUCKS!

1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

Got my tickets for tonight!