BSB: Washington State dominates Oregon 7-0, Scotty Sunitsch throws no-hitter.

Oregon and Washington State faced off for game 3 on Sunday after the Ducks took the first two games on Friday. In what turned out to be a sunny day, that didn’t turn out to be the case for the Ducks. Scotty Sunitsch took the mound for Washington State and controlled the game from start to finish. Oregon got on base four times total, but all from walks as Sunitsch earned the no hitter.¬† In Oregon Baseball history, this is the first time the Ducks have been no hit according to their records. Oregon couldn’t find consistent pitching throughout the entire game, with four different pitchers taking the mound. Kolby Somers got the start and pitched four strong innings, but in the fifth inning gave up three straight singles and an rbi triple, leading to James Acuna relieving him. From there, the most innings any Duck pitcher went was 2.1. Ultimately, Oregon gave up 9 hits and 7 runs with some crucial fielding mistakes, including two deep hits that were just out of reach for the Oregon outfielders that led to a 3 rbi double and 2 rbi triple. Oregon takes this series 2-1, but unable to get their first Pac-12 series sweep since 2016. The Ducks will be back in action at PK Park Monday for a game against the Portland Pilots, before traveling to Seattle for a series against the Huskies.

Game Story (by Sean MacPherson)

Postgame Interviews

Oregon Head Coach George Horton

Oregon Infielder Kyle Kasser

Washington State Pitcher Scotty Sunitsch

Oregon Baseball Sweeps the Doubleheader Against Washington State Behind Dominant Pitching

Behind superb pitching from starters, Matt Mercer and Kenyon Yovan, the Oregon Ducks were able to win both games of the doubleheader against the Washington State Cougars, and secure their second series victory of the Pac 12 season. In the first game, Oregon failed to record a hit past the 3rd inning but was able to hang on to win 2-1. In the second game, Daniel Patzlaff cranked his first homer of the season and gave Oregon critical insurance runs en route to a 4-2 win. Mercer, in game one, totaled 6 IP, giving up only 1 run on 2 hits, while in game 2, Yovan remained undefeated in starts this season, throwing 7 IP,  surrendering only 1 run, and striking out 8. Ryne Nelson closed out both games for the Ducks and earned his 3rd and 4th saves of the season. Despite the pitching dominance, the offense failed to score runs after the 3rd inning in both contests. The Ducks will play the Cougars once more over the weekend, although it is yet to be announced whether that will take place on Saturday or Sunday.

Game Story (by Jordan Brenner)

Postgame Interviews

Head Coach George Horton

Shortstop/Pitcher Ryne Nelson

Pitcher Kenyon Yovan

Shortstop/DH Daniel Patzlaff