Oregon Ducks Hit The Road To Face UC Irvine and Arizona


The Oregon Ducks managed to avoid the sweep against Arizona State at PK Park over the weekend, winning the game on Sunday and hoping that will be a jump start into the Pac-12 part of the season. Of late, the team has found themselves in a nasty losing streak falling in six of their last eight games. Baseball has a long season and there is plenty of time to reverse course, but George Horton finds his team in a stretch of five games in six days starting at UC Irvine on Tuesday and Wednesday followed by a trip to Pac-12 foe Arizona this weekend.

At the plate the Ducks are led this season by Matt Eureste who just a few weeks ago was hitting closer to .320. He has cooled off a bit with a .290 batting average. Mitchell Tolman is not far behind hitting at .288. The pitching staff for the season is starting to take shape, with Friday, Saturday and Sunday starters.

It appears that Conner Harber will have Friday, David Peterson will play Saturday and Ace Cole Irvin will face opponents on Sunday. Harber has been a key player for Oregon this season, filling in for Irvin who is coming off Tommy John Surgery and building his arm strength. He lost in his first official start of the year at Cal last weekend, but came close to a record in throwing eighteen scoreless innings in relief.

Oregon kicks off the road trip on Tuesday with Trent Paddon on the mound. Wednesday will see Jacob Corn pitching for the Ducks. The midweek series starts at 6pm Tuesday, Game 2 is set for 3pm Wednesday. Following the Wednesday game Oregon heads to the Desert to face Arizona for a three game weekend series starting on Friday.

Game 1 with the Wildcats is set for 7:05pm, Game 2 on Saturday is set for 7pm and Game 3 Sunday is slated for 11am. The three games this weekend will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.