Oregon Beats Utah 13-1 Behind Mercer’s Career Game

Oregon pitcher Matt Mercer set a career high in strikeouts with 10 as the Ducks win 13-1 in Game 2 versus Utah Saturday afternoon. The Ducks got on the board early from a sac fly single from Kenyon Yovan to bring Jakob Goldfarb in to score. Utah eventually responded in the fourth by tying the game 1-1 off a sac fly from Utah’s Davis Delorefice. To start the fifth, Mercer gave up a single to Shea Kramer before fanning 3 straight Utah batters. Those strikeouts added up to 10 on the day for Mercer which was a new career high. Mercer got run support from the Ducks in the seventh with Yovan’s RBI single, DeLuca’s RBI single and Matthew’s 2 RBI triple. Soderman finished off the seventh with an RBI single of his own to make the score 7-1 Oregon. But the scoring continued in the eighth when Matthews hits again for an RBI Double. Drees pinch hit for Nelson and adds a 2 RBI double to push the score to 13-1 Ducks. That would be the final score as Kafka came in close the game. Oregon improves to 24-24 overall and 10-13 in PAC-12 play. The Ducks look to sweep the series against the Utes Sunday 12 p.m. at PK Park.

Game Story ( by Brenten Kelly)


Post Game Interviews 

Head Coach George Horton

Pitcher Matt Mercer