Sophomore starter Jordan Stephens came into Saturday’s start with one career complete-game under his belt at Rice. After tonight, the 6’1 185 pound right-handed pitcher has another.
Stephens did not allow a run in nine innings and only gave up two hits, as the Rice Owls defeated the Oregon Ducks in Saturday’s nightcap in the Eugene Regional at PK Park.
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San Francisco has played 24 innings in two days, and are now guaranteed at least another nine, after the Dons defeated South Dakota 4-3 in 13 innings in the Eugene Regional at PK Park.
“We are trying to set a record for most innings played in a regional appearance,” said San Francisco head coach Nino Giarratano. “Hopefully we can stay here and play all 18 innings in two games, not just one tomorrow.” Continue reading San Francisco Outlasts South Dakota in the Eugene Regional Elimination Game
In the Eugene Regional’s nightcap, the #1 seed Oregon Ducks squared off against the #4 seed South Dakota State Jackrabbits at PK Park in Eugene, Ore.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, with runners at first and second, Oregon first baseman Ryon Healy roped a double to the left field gap giving Oregon a 3-2 lead and eventually a opening night victory. Continue reading Ducks Healy Delivers; Oregon wins 3-2
The #2 seed Rice Owls meet the #3 seed San Francisco Dons, Friday afternoon in game one of the Eugene Regional at PK Park.
In the bottom of the eleventh inning, a lower liner off the bat of first baseman Blake Fox, mixed with the afternoon sun and evaded San Francisco’s left fielder Derek Atkinson.
Center fielder Leon Byrd trotted home from second, resulting in a 3-2 Rice victory. Continue reading Sun Drenched Liner Aids Rice; Owls Defeat San Francisco 3-2
#1 Seed Oregon Ducks
The Oregon Ducks and PK Park were once again selected as a regional host site for the second straight year. The announcement that a regional would take place in Eugene again, made Oregon one of eight programs (Florida State, LSU, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia, and UCLA) to be awarded back-to-back hosting opportunities. It’s quite a feat if you consider that Oregon reinstated baseball in 2009. Continue reading 2013 Eugene NCAA Regional Preview
Washington State at Oregon State
The final series of the Pac-12 for Oregon State and Washington State takes place at Goss Stadium in Corvallis. The Beavers hold a two game lead atop the conference with a three-game series against the Cougars left on the schedule. Washington State comes into the weekend with a 22-30 record. They are 8-19 in the Pac-12. The Cougars were swept by rival Washington last weekend, and then defeated Portland 1-0 during the midweek game. Oregon State, ranked No. 3 by the NCWBA, holds a 43-9 overall record. They are 22-5 in the Pac-12. The Beavers are coming off winning the series at Oregon last weekend. The Beavers and Ducks were also slated to play a midweek game, but it was cancelled due to the weather. With the win last weekend, the Beavers pretty much wrapped up a national seed and put themselves in perfect position to win the Pac-12.
Series Prediction: Oregon State sweeps Washington State.
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Oregon State and Oregon met again Sunday afternoon, at PK Park in Eugene, with first place atop the Pac-12 conference on the line.
The Beaver’s Michael Conforto delivered a knockout blow, a mammoth grand slam to right field, in the second inning in route to Oregon State’s 12-2 victory.
Conforto got the Beavers on the board in the top of the first inning with an RBI single to left field. Continue reading Michael Conforto Powers Oregon State by Oregon in the Series Finale
The Oregon State Beavers, ranked No. 3 in the NCWBA poll, arrived in Eugene this weekend to take on the N0.6 ranked Oregon Ducks. With a one game lead over Oregon atop the Pac-12, the series has both conference and national implications. Oregon State is ranked No. 6 in the latest RPI rankings, while Oregon currently sits No. 7. The winner of the series puts themselves in perfect position to grab one of the eight national seeds, which guarantees home field advantage throughout the Super Regionals. Continue reading Oregon State at Oregon Series (Game 1) Recap
Oregon State at Oregon
The rivalry between Oregon State and Oregon takes on a new meaning this weekend, as the winner of the series controls their own destiny for a Pac-12 baseball championship. Oregon State enters the weekend with a one game lead over Oregon for first place atop the conference. The Beavers, winners of 12 in a row, are ranked No. 3 in the latest NWBA poll. They sit 41-8 overall and 20-4 in the Pac-12. Oregon, ranked No. 6 in the NCWBA poll, has won eight in a row. They are 42-11 overall and 19-5 in the Pac-12, after sweeping Ohio State in Columbus last weekend. The Ducks also swept a midweek two-game series from Gonzaga this week. Oregon State holds a slight advantage in ERA, as the Beavers lead the conference with a 2.06 ERA. Oregon is second with a 2.61 ERA. The Beavers also post a better team batting average (.286) to Oregon’s (.264). The Ducks hold an advantage over Oregon State defensively, as the Ducks are tied with UCLA atop the conference with a .980 fielding percentage. The Beavers rank seventh in the conference with a .972 fielding percentage. The Ducks have committed 41 errors, compared to the Beavers 54. With a series like this, where both teams are so evenly matched, the winner of the series could come down to who executes in critical situations. A new wrinkle to keep an eye out for is the return of LHP Jayce Fry. Although he isn’t slatted to get a start, he could be used out of the pen to get one of the Ducks many lefty hitters. This series is crucial because Oregon ends the season at Utah, the last place team in the Pac-12. Oregon State ends the season at home against Washington State, the second to worst team in the Pac-12.
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Oregon State at Stanford
Oregon State traveled to Stanford over the weekend and delivered a knockout blow to the Cardinal’s chances of playing in the postseason. In game one on Friday, Oregon State defeated Stanford 7-3. The Beavers tagged Appel to the tune of five earned runs in five innings. Appel also had five walks. Beaver starter Matt Boyd picked up his 10th win of the year after pitching 6 and 1/3 innings of three-run ball. Right fielder Dylan Davis knocked in three RBI, while second baseman Andy Peterson had three hits to lead the Beavers.
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