The Oregon Ducks led by freshman right hander Jake Reed, shutout the Stanford Cardinals by a score of 5-0 yesterday in Stanford, California. The win was the ninth out of the last ten games for the Ducks and was their fourth shutout win on the season. The win also gave head coach George Horton his 600th career Division I victory.
The story of the game was the sensational pitching by Reed who went seven innings only giving up two hits and two strikeouts to improve his record to 4-2 on the season. Jeff Gold relieved Reed and pitched the final two innings giving up just a hit while recording three strikeouts.
All the scoring in this game came in the third and fourth innings. The Oregon Ducks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning when starting pitcher Brett Mooneyham walked DH Kyle Garlick with the bases loaded and a passed ball by catcher Eric Smith allowed a second run to score.
The Duck lead grew to 5-0 in the top of the fourth on a three run homerun by first baseman Ryon Healy. Healy’s second homerun of the season scored J.J. Altobelli and Aaron Payne. Healy had three hits in four at bats along with two runs scored and three RBI’s. Second basemen Aaron Payne also chipped in with three hits in five at bats with two runs scored.
The teams only combined for ten hits overall in a game that was played in a crisp two hours and twenty four minutes. With the win, the Ducks improve to 24-9 (10-4 in Pac-12) and Stanford drops to 21-9 (4-7 in the Pac-12). The Ducks will look to go for the sweep of the three game series today when the teams meet up at 12:00 pm PT.
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