Oregon enjoyed some home cooking in sweeping Stanford last weekend, and now Pac 12 Player of the Week Ryon Healy and the Ducks hit the road to face Seattle(17-25, 7-10 WAC) on Tuesday and Wednesday and a weekend series at Washington State(20-20, 7-11).
The Ducks will look to Jeff Reed in the opener at Seattle. According to the U of O,
The Ducks and Redhawks are meeting for the fourth straight season with Oregon holding a 7-1-1 record in those games. The Ducks have an overall 16-1-1 series record against Seattle. Last season Oregon swept a three-game series in Eugene winning by scores of 6-0, 5-4, and 6-1. In game one Alex Keudell and Tommy Thorpe combined on a six-hit shutout in the win. The Ducks scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to win 5-4 in game two. Thorpe got the win. The Ducks finished the sweep in game three behind JeffGold who allowed just one run on five hits in 6.1 innings.
Tuesday’s game and Wednesday’s game will be played at separate venues.
The last time Oregon and Seattle met in Washington for a two-game series, the first game was played in Tacoma and the second was played in Bellevue.
Wednesday’s starter for the Ducks has not yet been annouced.
For the weekend Oregon will remain in Washington to face Pac 12 foe Washington State. Tommy Thorpe and Cole Irvin will get the starts for the first two games of the three game weekend series vs the Cougars. Oregon then steps into Big 10 Country for a three games series with the Ohio State Buckeyes (May 10th-12) before returning home. This is the second eight game road trip for the Ducks this season. The last eight game road series started at Arizona State and continued to Oregon State, Cal and Portland. Oregon went 6-2 in that stretch.
The times for the road trip:
Seattle games, Tuesday(6pm), Wednesday(4pm)-
Washington State: Friday, (6pm), Saturday(2pm), Sunday(12pm)
No television for either series at the time of this post.
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