BSB | Oregon Defeats Arizona in a Nail-biter to Even the Series

After coming off a 10-2 loss in game one on Thursday night, Oregon wins game two in dramatic fashion 2-1. Oregon struck first, scoring off a Jonny DeLuca RBI double in the bottom of the fourth. The rest of the game was relatively slow for both teams, despite Oregon’s seven hits on the night, they weren’t able to capitalize. Later in the same inning as the DeLuca double, only one out was recorded with the bases loaded and Ray Soderman and Jason Drees struck out back-to-back. The Wildcats didn’t record their first hit of the night until the top of the seventh inning when Cesar Salazar hit a solo shot over the right field wall, his third home run of the series. That Salazar home run knotted the game up at one run a piece, but it didn’t last long, because in the bottom of the seventh Kyle Kasser hit a RBI single to right center that drove in the eventual game winning run. Sparks flew in the ninth inning as the Wildcats had the bases loaded with no outs on the board. Kenyon Yovan decided to look past the deep hole he put himself in and threw two strikeouts followed by a fly out that ended the game. Yovan pitched a complete game only giving up two hits and one run. The Ducks look to get the series win Saturday at 3 PM at PK Park in Oregon’s season finale and senior day.

Game Story (by Ethan Wyss)

Postgame Interviews

Oregon Head Coach George Horton

Oregon Pitcher Kenyon Yovan