Oregon baseball (8-7) will travel down to Los Angeles to face off against #4 UCLA (13-4) this weekend in their Pac-12 opening series. The Ducks were able to salvage a game on Sunday against Hawaii behind eight scoreless innings from Brett Walker, after losing the first three games of the series. UCLA boasts one of the best rosters in the conference, hitting .308 while combining for a team earned run average of 1.88. Mark Wasikowsi, Kenyon Yovan and Brett Walker met with the media on Tuesday afternoon to preview the series.
RHP Kenyon Yovan
RHP Brett Walker
The table is set for the PAC-12 Championship in Las Vegas. The Oregon Ducks finished the regular season 24-7 while winning the conference regular-season crown. Payton Pritchard was awarded the PAC-12 Player of the Year today as well, the third Duck in six years. The #13 Ducks will face the winner of Oregon State and Utah matchup on Thursday afternoon. Oregon dramatically won the conference tournament last year as a six seed to sneak into March Madness. In his coaching tenure at Oregon, Dana Altman has won the PAC-12 tournament as a six and a one seed, the Ducks will look towards his experience with only three returners from last year’s improbable run. Before Oregon heads to Las Vegas, Payton Pritchard, Will Richardson, and Dana Altman addressed the media Monday afternoon.