Ducks Drop a Pair to Stanford on the Road

The Oregon Ducks (18-8, 5-3) dropped a pair of games on the road to Stanford on Friday. Stanford won the first game 6-3 but in the second game both teams had strong pitching performances causing the game to go 11 innings before the Cardinal prevailed 2-1.

In the opener, Oregon's Tommy Thorpe gave up three runs off in the first inning then the Cardinal scored again in the second and third innings before Thorpe was replaced by Trent Paddon who also gave up a run in the fourth but by then the damage had already been done. Stanford added one more in the fifth.

Oregon had scored in the first inning and put two more runs on the scoreboard in the sixth to give the final score 6-3.

Stanford's Alex Blandino had a solo homer in the second inning. Brett Hanewich worked six innings and gave up three runs off six hits and got the win making his record 1-1 for the season.

Thorpe was tagged with the loss and now his record is 3-3 for the year.

In the second game Oregon's Matt Krook and Stanford's Cal Quantrill were on the mound for seven innings each. Krook actually had the better of it giving up just one run off two hits, striking out seven. Quantrill gave up one run off six hits but had eight strike outs. Stanford's John Hochstatter came in and gave the Cardinal four innings without allowing a run and only two hits. Meanwhile Oregon used Jake Reed who threw two hitless innings and Darrell Hunter finished the game for the last two stanzas but gave up a run in the 11th.

Hochstatter got the credit for the win and is now 3-1 for the year and Hunter is tagged with the loss (2-1).

Oregon had a total of eight hits in the game that produced the one run while Stanford won with two runs off three hits.

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