Oregon and Washington State at PK Park, April 17th 2014//KPNWSports

Oregon Ducks Strike Gold, Earn Horton 700th Career D-I Victory in 6-3 Win Over Cougars


Last night at PK Park in Eugene was special. Not just because the Oregon Ducks Baseball team won their eighth game in a row and their second in a row against Pac-12 foe Washington State, but because the victory was Coach George Horton’s 700th career victory in Division I play. Jeff Gold(9-0) picked up the 6-3 Oregon win and becomes the pitcher with the best record in the NCAA and he is also tied for the led in victories. Gold threw seven innings giving up six hits and three runs, two of them earned.

In the fourth inning the Oregon Ducks Offense came alive for five hits and five runs starting with a triple from Aaron Payne. Steven Packard had an RBI single and Austin Grebeck came through with a three run double before the inning came to a close. Gold, a senior made the night for Horton more special by winning the coach his 700th Division I win. The Ducks and Cougars will wrap up their three game series on Saturday(2pm, PT) at PK Park. Following the series with Washington State Oregon heads north to Corvallis for three games against in state rival Oregon State for a Civil War Series next weekend.

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