David Peterson was on the mound for the Ducks where he was mostly untouchable. Peterson pitched six innings giving up five hits, one run, one earned run with zero walks and 11 strikeouts. With the win, Peterson now moves to 7-1 on the season with a 2.06 ERA.
“For me, it’s pounding the zone and getting ahead of hitters,” said Peterson talking about his stellar pitching.
Jake Bennett was the star hitter for the Ducks going 3-of-5 and was a home run away from completing the rare cycle. Bennett got things going for Oregon when he tripled down the right field line scoring Kyle Kasser from first base.
“I was seeing the ball good at the plate today,” said Bennett on his three hit performance. “Anytime you square up three balls you feel pretty good about it."
Kasser and Tyler Travess combined going 4-of-8 with four RBI’s with each batter collecting two RBI’s. Travess also had a triple in the fifth inning which pushed the Ducks lead to 9-1 after Braden Stutzman and Slade Heggen scored.
Oregon’s offense showered 10 hits to go along with 10 runs during the game putting the ball where the defenders weren’t. Oregon left seven runners on base
UC Irvine Anteaters came into today’s contest with a 12-13 record and needles to say it didn’t show as Jordan Bocko lasted only four innings giving up seven hits, six runs, five earned, two balls and one strikeout. Bocko now falls to 0-2 with a 5.45 era.
Mikey Duarte lead the Anteaters with two hits on four at bats. Duarte had the lone RBI for UC Irvine after he doubled down the right field line scoring Evan Cassolato. Cassolato also picked up a double on the night but it don’t count for anything.
The Anteaters only got eight hits on the night but they also left eight runners on base.
Oregon and UC Irvine play again tomorrow with first pitch coming at 2:03 PM PST. UC Irvine sends RHP Louis Raymond (3-2, 4.70 era) up against Oregon’s RHP Matt Mercer (4-1, 1.76 era).