Oregon baseball completes home-opener sweep, outscores Lafayette 51-13

Oregon baseball home opener against the Lafayette Leopards at PK Park in Eugene.
Oregon baseball home opener against the Lafayette Leopards at PK Park in Eugene. / Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard / USA

The Ducks played their first home games of the season at PK Park this weekend. Hosting the Lafayette Leopards, Oregon hoped to get back on track after its loss to Texas Tech.

To say the Ducks got back on track would be an understatement, in the first game of the season in Eugene, Oregon scored at least one run in every inning.

Earning its first home victory of the year, Oregon dominated the offensive game. Earning 17 runs on 14 hits, Lafayette couldn’t find an answer to the Ducks’ hot bats. The Leopards rotated through six of their pitchers but Oregon simply couldn’t be tamed.

Oregon pitcher RJ Gordon was awarded the win after staying on the mound for 6 innings. Gordon allowed just 1 run from 3 hits and struck out 4 batters.

Saturday held a doubleheader for the two teams and head coach Mark Wasikowski wasn’t taking his foot off the gas.

In game one, Oregon scored another 15 runs while holding Lafeyyete to just 4 RBIs. The Ducks earned 6 runs in the third and fifth innings each as Grayson Grinsell, Ryan Featherston, and Mason Goodson combined for the wins.

To complete the series win, Oregon’s bats seemed to slow down but they certainly didn’t come to a complete stop. Again holding the Leopards to 4 runs, seven Ducks rounded the plates to home base to earn win number three.

The final piece of the puzzle was the series sweep.

As Sunday rolled over to a beautiful afternoon in Eugene, Oregon’s offensive prowess was back in action. 

In the second inning, the Ducks brought home 5 runs to get off to an early 6-0 lead. While Lafayette was able to get two runners around the bases throughout the game, Oregon doubled its score over the next six innings.

Earning its fourth home victory of the season, Oregon swept Lafayette in the two programs’ first-ever series.

Through four games, the Ducks outscored the Leopards 51-13 and earned an average of 12.75 runs per game. Oregon is on a four-game winning streak and sits at 6-1 overall for the season.

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