The # 10 Oregon Ducks defeated the # 11 Arizona Wildcats by a score of 3-1 earlier today to take the series and improve to 34-14 (16-8 in Pac-12) on the year. The Ducks have now won seven of their last eight games and dropped Arizona to 30-15 (13-8 in the Pac-12) on the season. The Ducks remain at the top of the Pac-12 Conference.
Reliever Jimmie Sherfy pitched 3.2 innings allowing just one hit and striking out two batters to get the victory. Sherfy improved his record to 4-2 on the season. Starting pitcher Jeff Gold went the first 5.1 innings giving up four hits and one run.
The Wildcats scored first in the ballgame on a solo homerun by designated hitter Bobby Brown in the bottom of the fifth inning. The homerun was the third of the season by Brown. The Wildcats would only muster five hits on the day.
The Ducks would tie the game in the top of the seventh inning when right fielder Kyle Garlick got on base with a single and would later score on a wild pitch by Arizona starting pitcher James Farris. Farris wound up throwing 7.2 innings giving up four hits, two runs and striking out six batters. His record dropped to 5-3 on the season with the loss.
Oregon Ducks designated hitter Aaron Jones picked up two hits on the day and his RBI single in the eighth inning would be the game winner. The RBI was the 33rd of the season for Jones which currently leads the team. Catcher Brett Hambright would top the scoring for the Ducks with an RBI single in the ninth inning. The Ducks would finish with seven hits for the game.
The Ducks will next play on Tuesday, May 8th when they host in-state rival Oregon State at PK Park. The game will begin at 6:00 pm PT.
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