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

 

QuackSmack-Friday Night Spotlight: 3/23/18

Hosts: Drake Hills, Maverick Pallack and Tyler Kastan

A three hour sports talk special with a surprise ending.

6:00 Oregon Softball

  • Surprising Stars
  • Where does Oregon stand within the Pac-12?

6:10 Oregon Baseball

  • What happened in Tempe?
  • Does Oregon have an “ace”?
  • Pac-12 predictions

6:15 Oregon WBB 

  • Path to the Sweet 16
  • Familiar faces in a familiar place
  • Who is Central Michigan?

6:45 Oregon MBB

  • Season Recap
  • The Eye test
  • Poll Question: Will the Ducks return to national prominence or fade away? (Chime in on our twitter page)

6:55 Around the NCAA

  • Women’s Basketball
    • Sweet 16 games to watch
  • Men’s Basketball
    • ‘One and Done’ or ‘Two or none’
    • NBA Draft 2018
  • Women’s College World Series
    • Early Predictions
  • Oregon Football

7:15 National Football League

  • NFL Draft 2018
  • Free Agency madness
  • Johnny Manziel

7:40 National Basketball Association 

  • Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs
  • Who’s the best in the West?
  • Trade successes and failures

8:00 Major League Baseball

  • The best trades and free agency acquisitions
  • Spring Training standouts

8:15 Soccer

  • Champions League
  • FIFA World Cup in Russia
  • MLS moves

8:45 Friday Surprise

  • Tyler Kastan