Oregon Track and Field Sweeps Pepsi Invitational in Home Opener

The Oregon Ducks Track and Field team opened up at Hayward Field on Saturday for the Pepsi Team Invitational against the Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, and BYU Cougars. Oregon walked away with titles on both sides and had impressive performances all across the board. The Women’s team won the meet in dominant fashion and came out strong from the beginning. Kiana Phelps won the first event of the day in the Women’s Discus, while Madddie Rabing won the women’s hammer. Those two later went 2-3 in the women’s shot put as well. To start the running events, Oregon’s 4×100 relay teams went 1-2 in which was just the start of the dominant day of sprints for Oregon. The Women would go on to go 1-2 in the 100 meter, 1-2 in the long jump, and a dominating 1-5 finish in the 200 meter. The women of Oregon ultimately won the meet by 33 points. For the Men side, Oregon started a little slow but stayed in the meet with several solid performances until they ultimately started to dominate and take the narrow victory. Tristan James swept both the jumps for the Ducks, while Orwin Emilen won the 400 meter, Riker Daniel won the 200 meter, Braxton Canady won the 110 meter hurdles, and Sebstain Barajas won the shot put. Ultimately, several performances across the board rather then domination in one area led to Oregon winning the meet by 11 points. The Oregon Track and Field team will split its sqaud for the Mt. Sac Relays and the Bryan Clay Invitational.

Game Story (by Gabriel Ornelas) 

Post-meet Interviews:

Head Coach Robert Johnson

Sprinter Venessa D’Arpino

Middle Distance Runner Mick Stanovsek

-Gabriel Ornelas

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