Ducks finish the regular season with a 30-25 record.

EUGENE, ORE. -- Cole Stringer and the Ducks looked to close out the series against the UCLA Bruins in the season finale with a win but couldn’t get anything going losing 10-1 to UCLA.

Stringer pitched two innings giving up six hits and four earned runs before Ryne Nelson took over for the start of the third inning.   

Brett Stephens of the Bruins led of the game with a single to right field and then would later score on a one out double by Michael Toglia. The next batter, Chase Strumpf would ground out to the second baseman, scoring Sean Bouchard from third, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead after the first inning.  

Kyle Kasser would lead off the bottom half on the first with a double off of Jon Olsen of the Bruins and that’s all the Ducks would get.   

The top of the second inning wasn’t any kinder to Stringer as he would load the bases with two outs. Bouchard would hit a rocket right back up the middle, almost hitting Stringer in the foot, scoring two more runs giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.   

Ryne Nelson ran into some trouble in the fourth inning, already trailing 5-0, the Bruins had the bases loaded with one out for the second time in as many innings. Michael Toglia would hit a two-run single past a diving Gabe Matthews at first giving the Bruins a 7-0 lead.   

Since Stringers early exit, the Ducks have used three relief pitchers who have given up five runs in five innings of work letting the Bruins extend their lead to 9-0.   

Spencer Steer would lead off the bottom of the seventh with a double and the very next batter Gabe Matthews would bring him (Steer) into score, breaking up the shutout, on an RBI single up the middle. That would be the fourth hit of the game for the Ducks.   

Joe Reta would enter the top of the ninth for Oregon looking to keep the Bruins at bay. Reta would get the first batter out but would give up back-to-back singles putting the runners on the corners. Reta would throw a wild pitch that allowed Daniel Roscia to score from third plating the 10th run of the game for the Bruins.   

Jon Olsen would leave the game after going 8 strong innings. He walked the first batter of the ninth which happened to be his only walk of the game. Olsen gave up four hits allowing only one run to score and struck out eight batters in the lopsided win.   

Oregon closes out their season falling to 30-25 overall and 12-18 in Pac-12 play. UCLA improves to 30-25 overall and 19-11 in the Pac-12.  


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