Oregon over Arizona State in Game 3 of series

EUGENE, ORE. -- Cole Stringer and the Oregon Ducks knocked off the Arizona State Sun Devils 3-2 to take the series win. Stringer pitched five and two-thirds innings giving up three hits and allowing only one run while striking out three batters. Stringer picked up his fourth win giving him a 4-1 record for the Ducks. Right handed reliever Kenyon Yovan picked up his thirteenth career save in the game.  

“He did a nice job,” said Head Coach George Horton. “We’re obviously watching him close cause that third time through the order has been his kind of deal.”   

The Sun Devils got on the board first in the top of the second inning when Carter Aldrete hit a sacrifice fly to center field that would score Taylor Lane from third.   

Oregon would tie up the game in the bottom half of the 3rd when Matthew Dyer hit an RBI double that found it’s way through the left side of the infield, Jake Bennett would score from third base.  

An inning later Bennett would come to the plate looking to do some damage and that’s exactly what he did when he hit a two-out RBI double down the left field line. Kyle Kasser and Morgan McCullough would score on the play pushing the Ducks lead to 3-1.   

“Yeah, I was just teasing with him saying who’s got two thumbs and hit a double with guys in scoring position?” Coach Horton commenting on Jake Bennett.   

Arizona State Pitcher Chaz Montoya pitched into the early part of the fifth inning before taking a seat on the bench for Ryan Hingst. Montoya pitched four and a third innings giving up seven hits, three runs, all earned, while striking out one and walking three batters. With the loss, Montoya falls to 3-4 on the season.   

Taylor Bishop would leadoff off top of the seventh with a solo shot to deep center which would bring the Devils within one run, 3-2, and it would chase Cooper Stiles from the mound.   

Kenyon Yovan would replace Stiles to start off the 7th inning and would shut the door on the Devils has he would surrender two hits while striking out five batters and walking one. Yovan picked up his 13th save of the season. 

“I feed off of adrenaline when I pitch and that’s what I live for especially being a closer, the toughest thing is to control the emotions during that adrenaline rush.” Kenyon Yovan said.   

Oregon heads to Corvallis on Tuesday to face in-state rivalry #1 Oregon State Beavers at 5:30 p.m. Pacific. Game can be seen on Pac-12 Networks.  

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