Monday is historically a slow day in College Baseball but we saw two ranked squads in action with #19 ranked Oregon finishing up a four game series with Hawaii and Cal-State Fullerton finishing up a three game set with Long Beach State.
- The Oregon Ducks got a split with the University of Hawaii with a 4-3 victory in eight innings. (shortened by travel) They got a solid performance from junior RHP Alex Keudall who went five innings allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out nine. Relief pitcher Kellen Moer picked up the save by pitching 1.1 perfect innings while striking out two.
- Hawaii relief pitcher Lenny Linsky continued his solid start to the season as he also pitched 1.1 innings striking out two batters. Some scouts are stating that he could go in the top three rounds as he is throwing in the mid-90’s and is the best pro prospect on the islands besides Kolten Wong.
- Cal-State Fullerton got back to .500 on Monday by defeating nearby rival Long Beach State 4-3. Senior utility player Walker Moore led the offense by getting a key pinch hit RBI double on his way to a 2-2 night driving in two runs. The Titans pitching staff was led by Colin O’Connell who went 7.0 innings giving up five hits, and allowing just one run in the sixth inning. He struck out six while not giving up a walk.
- Cal-State Bakersfield continued the University of San Francisco’s early season struggles by defeating them 6-2. Junior centerfielder Andrew Letourneau led the charge at the plate going 3-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. This season, the Dons have scored a total of three runs over their first four games. They will welcome UC-Davis to campus on Friday and Sunday while playing in Davis on Saturday as they look to get their first win of the season.
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