Noll pitched five strong solid innings, after his first game was rained out, for the Ducks tonight. Noll picked up his first win of the season allowing one run on four hits, four strikeouts and one walk in the 7-2 victory.
“I felt like Noll pitched well in his first college start,” said catcher Tim Susnara in praising the freshman pitcher. “He’s been waiting for that opportunity.”
got things started for the Ducks with a leadoff double down the left field line but Oregon was unable to push across any runs in the bottom of the first after loading the bases.
In the fourth inning, Noll gave up a leadoff hit, which resulted in the Aggies' Jacob Thomas advancing to third on a throwing error. Thomas would later come in to score after Ryan Anderson grounded into a fielder’s choice to the shortstop.
Later in the inning, Mark Cardinalli, who was originally hit by the pitch, was waved home to tally another run for the Aggies but was thrown out at the plate by left fielder Travess.
Isaiah Carranza came in at the bottom of the sixth to replace Noll, and was lights out the remainder of the night, allowing one earned run over four innings.
The Ducks look forward to improving and getting stronger as a team as the season moves towards conference play.
“It’s one thing to talk about winning or putting together a streak, but when you experience it (a winning streak), maybe settling them down and having confidence that we can maybe play good baseball for an extended period of time until we start conference,” Head Coach George Horton said about his team's current performance over the weekend. “It’s always good, like coming from behind yesterday.”
With the win, the Ducks improved to 7-4 on the season and start a four game home series starting March 9-12 against Santa Clara.