Oregon Beats Utah 13-1 Behind Mercer’s Career Game

Oregon pitcher Matt Mercer set a career high in strikeouts with 10 as the Ducks win 13-1 in Game 2 versus Utah Saturday afternoon. The Ducks got on the board early from a sac fly single from Kenyon Yovan to bring Jakob Goldfarb in to score. Utah eventually responded in the fourth by tying the game 1-1 off a sac fly from Utah’s Davis Delorefice. To start the fifth, Mercer gave up a single to Shea Kramer before fanning 3 straight Utah batters. Those strikeouts added up to 10 on the day for Mercer which was a new career high. Mercer got run support from the Ducks in the seventh with Yovan’s RBI single, DeLuca’s RBI single and Matthew’s 2 RBI triple. Soderman finished off the seventh with an RBI single of his own to make the score 7-1 Oregon. But the scoring continued in the eighth when Matthews hits again for an RBI Double. Drees pinch hit for Nelson and adds a 2 RBI double to push the score to 13-1 Ducks. That would be the final score as Kafka came in close the game. Oregon improves to 24-24 overall and 10-13 in PAC-12 play. The Ducks look to sweep the series against the Utes Sunday 12 p.m. at PK Park.

Game Story ( by Brenten Kelly)

 

Post Game Interviews 

Head Coach George Horton

Pitcher Matt Mercer

 

BSB: Oregon State Shuts Down Oregon in 10-0 Win

Oregon State defeated Oregon by a score of 10-0 behind 19 hits. The loss was Oregon’s fifth of the year against Oregon State, marking the Ducks’ second consecutive season without a victory over their rivals. The Beavers received hits from all nine of their starters, including Nick Madrigal, who added three hits, and Michael Gretler, who hit his fifth home run of the season. After taking two of three from the USC Trojans, the Ducks have lost four of five games and find themselves firmly out of tournament contention. Oregon hosts a three-game set against Utah, starting with a 6 PM first pitch on Friday night.

Game Story (by Jordan Brenner)

Postgame Interview

Head Coach George Horton