BSB: Ducks Win Extra Inning Thriller Over USC

After the USC Trojans won Game 1 and the Oregon Ducks took Game 2, the rubber match Sunday afternoon was bound to be a good one and it was exactly that. Oregon starting pitcher Kolby Somers pitched 6.1 innings allowing 2 hits and no runs. The Ducks struck first in the bottom half of the first inning as Spencer Steer hit a sac fly to right field to score Jacob Goldfarb. In innings 2 through 9, the Ducks went ice cold going 2-22 from the plate. Their 1-0 lead lasted until the top of the ninth until Oregon relief pitcher Ryne Nelson gave up a Matthew Acosta single to CF to tie the game up at 1 a piece. The Ducks threatened in the bottom half, but could not push any runs across. However, in the bottom of the tenth inning, Ray Soderman laced a laser shot to the right field corner to score Daniel Patzlaff and walk off with a 2-1 win to earn their first Sunday win in Pac 12 play and clinch the series. The win moves Oregon to 21-20 and 8-13 in conference play. The Ducks will look to make it 3 in a row as they take on their rival, the Oregon State Beavers, Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm

Game Story (By: Bill Braker)

Post Game Audio

Catcher Ray Soderman

Pitcher Kolby Somers

Head Coach George Horton

BSB: Oregon Dominates USC 9-2 Behind Dominant Pitching Performance from Kenyon Yovan

The Oregon Ducks took down the USC Trojans 9-2 on Saturday to tie the series at 1-1. Oregon was led by Kenyon Yovan, who pitched eight innings, giving up just two runs and throwing an impressive 15 K’s. Rain played a big factor in this one, as the game was delayed for 31 minutes in the bottom of the fourth inning. In that same inning, the Ducks got through their entire order and scored 5 runs. The rainy weather seemed to bother the Trojans all game long, as Oregon earned a majority of their runs of walks, passed balls, and errors. In total, the Trojans three pitchers gave up 13 walks and threw five wild pitches. Oregon only won the hitting battle eight hits to six, but all the mistakes allowed the Ducks to get on base, and they capitalized. Oregon will look to win the series on Sunday at noon, before hosting the Oregon State Beavers on Tuesday.

Game Story (by Sean MacPherson)

Postgame Interviews

Oregon Head Coach George Horton

Oregon Pitcher Kenyon Yovan

Oregon Infielder Spencer Steer