Oregon rested their usual starting rotation for the second game of the two games series against Seattle on Wednesday and a new Duck picked up his first start. Freshman Clayton Crum pitched the first three innings giving up four hits and two earned runs. Cole Wiper gave up the deciding run and took the loss. Jared Priestly, Jordan Spencer, and Garrett Cleavinger each pitched an inning to close out the game and gave up no runs.
Press Release from the University of Oregon:
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Mitchell Tolman drove in two more runs on Wednesday against Seattle but it wasn’t enough for No. 11 Oregon in a 3-2 non-conference loss at Bannerwood Park.
Oregon (34-11) had runners at the corners and one out in the top of the ninth but Brett Thomas grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to end the game.
Tolman, who was 1-for-3, finished the two-game series against Seattle with nine RBI. Thomas went 2-for-5 with a run scored.
Seattle (18-26) took an early 2-0 lead with single runs in both the first and second innings. Chase Fields led off the first with a single and scored on a Nate Roberts’ double. Fields made it 2-0 driving in Steve Kirbach in the second.
Tolman tied the game with a two-run single in the top of the third driving in Thomas and Nick Catalano, but Seattle took the lead back in the bottom of the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Cash McGuire.
Cole Wiper (1-1) took the loss allowing a run on two hits in two innings pitched. Andrew Olson (5-4) got the win for Seattle while Eric Yardley picked up his 10th save.
Oregon continues a five-game road trip when the Ducks open a three-game Pac-12 Conference Series at Washington State on Friday at 6 p.m.
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