The Ducks pulled away with a win in Riverside, California after 13 grueling innings. No. 22 Oregon out played UC Riverside, beating them 10-7 to start their 5-game long road trip.
It was a rough outing for both bullpens as the Ducks’ starter, Trent Paddon was only able to pitch 3.1 innings. Paddon left the game allowing six hits after facing 16 batters, he also walked away with four strikeouts.
As for batting on the day, second basemen Mitchell Tolman bagged four hits in six at-bats, while logging in 3 RBIs for the Ducks. He also ignited the hitting for the Ducks by hitting a two-run home run in the third inning. After his home run, Tolman reached a milestone for the Ducks by earning his 100th RBI on his career, making him the 3rd all time RBI leader for Oregon Baseball.
The game was tied 7-7 going into the 9th inning, which sent the teams into extra innings on the day. However, the Ducks were able to find a way to win in the top of the 13th as UC Riverside pitcher, Angelo Lingos made an error in the top of the 13th inning by overthrowing the ball to home plate which allowed Tolman to score the tie breaking run for the Ducks.
Freshman right hander, Brac Warren logged in a save for the Ducks, as he retired the side in the bottom of the 13th to lock in on his first career win for the Ducks.
The Ducks will start Freshman left hander, Jacob Corn on the mound today as he looks to make a statement by getting his second win on the season for the Ducks.
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