Oregon Ducks Salvage Sweep By Arizona State, Face Gonzaga Monday


Oregon Ducks Baseball come home to play two games against Gonzaga on Monday and Tuesday following a road trip at Arizona State.

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The Oregon Ducks will not get a moments rest after losing two of three games against Arizona State over the weekend. The two losses were taken by their most experienced pitchers in Cole Irvin and David Peterson on Friday and Saturday. The team managed a big win on Sunday when the bats came out. Oregon plated three runs in the first inning and never looked back. They would win 12-2.

Oregon would pick up 11 hits on Mother’s Day and Matt Mercer would give a big six inning performance saving the Oregon Ducks Bullpen for what could be one of the biggest series of the season against Gonzaga on Monday and Tuesday at PK Park. Mercer threw six innings giving up 2 runs and scattering 10 hits. He had 4 strikeouts for the win. The Ducks now face Gonzaga who, with the addition of the two games with Oregon are on a 13 game road trip.

The Bulldogs come to Eugene hitting .296 and averaging six runs per game. The team is led by Taylor Jones who is the player to watch. He is hitting .358 away from home and can also land his share of extra base hits. He has 10 doubles and 4 triples in 2016 according to GoZags.com.

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The late addition of the two games series means that the Ducks and Zags have met every season since 2010 for six straight seasons. Oregon and Gonzaga will see games on Monday and Tuesday at PK Park with first pitch both days at 6pm Pacific Time.