The Oregon Ducks fell to the Arizona Wildcats 10-2 on Thursday in game one of the series. Oregon gave Cullen Kafka the start, who gave up four runs in just three innings pitched. Oregon used four additional pitchers in the last six innings. In total, the Ducks pitching staff gave up 14 hits and three home-runs. Arizona got five runs in the first four innings to build their lead on the Ducks, and exploded for four runs in the ninth inning to put a statement on their win. Meanwhile, Oregon executed eight hits on the game, but failed to turn them into runs, as they left a total of eight runners on base. The Ducks will look to even the series in game two against the Wildcats Friday at 7:00 PM.
Game Story (By: Sean MacPherson)
Post Game Audio
Head Coach George Horton
After a successful PAC-12 championship meet where the Oregon Men track and field team finished first and the Oregon women finished second, respectfully. The Ducks are now looking forward to the NCAA West Preliminary rounds this weekend in Sacramento, California. After winning the PAC-12 for the 12th straight season, the men of Oregon, have earned a total of 29 entries into the NCAA West Preliminary rounds which is tied for most in the nation. The women of Oregon who fell short at the PAC-12 championships with a second place finish, respectively, will enter 32 women into the NCAA West Preliminary rounds which leads the nation. The top 12 finishers in each event at the NCAA West Preliminary rounds will advance to the NCAA Championships (June 6-9) at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Head Coach Robert Johnson