Ducks Rally in Ninth for First Home Win

Eugene, Ore. - A two-out rally started by junior Eddy Rodriguez in the bottom of the ninth, ended with a walk-off single from senior Andrew Schmidt, as Oregon christened PK Park with a 1-0 victory over the defending College World Series champion and 15th-ranked, Fresno State Bulldogs.

Going into the bottom of the ninth knotted at 0-0 after a pitching duel between Oregon starter Tyler Anderson and Fresno State starter Holden Sprague, Rodriguez kept the ninth alive with a two-out single to right field.

On a full count, junior right fielder Jett Hart then advanced Rodriguez to third with a single.

In his first at-bat of the afternoon, Schmidt, a switch hitter, faced right-hander Zac Bischoff who came on in the bottom of the ninth for the Bulldogs. With runners on the corners, the native of Roswell, Ga., singled to right field to bring home Rodriguez for the final score.

Oregon improves to 2-2 on the year, while Fresno State falls to 2-3.

Oregon junior left-hander Ryan Fleckenstein picked up the win for the Ducks after coming on in the ninth in relief of Anderson. Fleckenstein retired the side in his first win as a Duck.

It was Anderson who put the Ducks in position to win the game, pitching a flawless 8.0 innings and scattering six hits while striking out five. The Las Vegas native has a 1.32 ERA in his two starts for Oregon.

Fresno State's best scoring opportunity came in the fifth as Dusty Robinson led off the inning with a double off the left field wall. Robinson advanced to third after two groundouts, but Anderson left him short of a run by striking out Danny Muno.

Bischoff took the loss for Fresno State, allowing three consecutive singles with two outs in the ninth.

Sprague went 7.2 innings, allowing four hits while collecting four strikeouts as well.

The game was played in front of a sold out crowd of 2,777.

Fresno State and Oregon meet for game 2 of the three-game series at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Fresno State vs Oregon Ducks (Feb 27, 2009)

Fresno State vs Oregon Ducks (Feb 27, 2009)



Box Score

                              2009 Oregon Baseball
                        #15 Fresno State at Oregon Ducks
                     Feb 27, 2009 at Eugene, Ore. (PK Park)

Fresno State 0 (2-3)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Muno ss..................  4  0  2  0   0  1  2  3   1
Hedstrom cf..............  4  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   1
Johnson 1b...............  4  0  1  0   0  1  8  1   0
Mendonca 3b..............  4  0  0  0   0  3  2  4   0
Detwiler rf..............  3  0  1  0   1  0  1  0   1
Grubb c..................  2  0  0  0   1  0  5  1   1
Robinson lf..............  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   1
Hom dh...................  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Vivas 2b.................  3  0  1  0   0  1  3  1   1
Sprague p................  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Floethe p...............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Bischoff p..............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Totals................... 30  0  6  0   2  6 26 10   6

Oregon Ducks 1 (2-2)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Tommasini, Caleb lf......  3  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   1
Raulinaitis, Curtis cf...  4  0  1  0   0  2  1  0   1
Serna, KC ss.............  4  0  0  0   0  0  1  3   1
Karraker, Mitch dh.......  4  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Rodriguez, Eddy c........  4  1  1  0   0  0  5  1   0
Hart, Jett rf............  4  0  2  0   0  1  1  0   0
Hunter, Darrell 1b/3b....  3  0  0  0   0  0 13  1   0
 Schmidt, Andrew ph......  1  0  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
Gavin, Dylan 3b..........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  4   1
 Sokol, Colby ph.........  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Bartz, Kenny pr.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Potkay, Sean 1b.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Pulfer, Danny 2b.........  3  0  1  0   0  0  3  3   0
Anderson, Tyler p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  4   0
 Fleckenstein, R p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 33  1  7  1   1  5 27 17   7

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Fresno State........ 000 000 000 -  0  6  0
Oregon Ducks........ 000 000 001 -  1  7  0
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Note: 2 outs, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

LOB - Bulldogs 6; ORE 7. 2B - Robinson; Raulinaitis(2). SH - Grubb. SB -
Tommasini, C(2); Hart, J(2); Pulfer, D(1). CS - Muno.

Fresno State           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Sprague.............  7.2  4  0  0  1  4 27 28  95
Floethe.............  0.1  0  0  0  0  1  1  1   6
Bischoff............  0.2  3  1  1  0  0  5  5  19

Oregon Ducks           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Anderson, Tyler.....  8.0  6  0  0  2  5 27 30  96
Fleckenstein, R.....  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3  13

Win - Fleckenstein (1-0).  Loss - Bischoff (1-1).  Save - None.
Pitches/strikes: Sprague 95/63; Floethe 6/4; Bischoff 19/9; Anderson, T 96/64;
Fleckenstein 13/7.
Umpires - HP: Dave Perez  1B: Tim Vessey  3B: Kendall Snyder
Start: 2:05 pm   Time: 2:40   Attendance: 2777
Weather: overcast
Game: FSUORE1


Play-by-Play

                              2009 Oregon Baseball
                #15 Fresno State at Oregon Ducks - Play-by-Play
                     Feb 27, 2009 at Eugene, Ore. (PK Park)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Fresno State........ 000 000 000 -  0  6  0
Oregon Ducks........ 000 000 001 -  1  7  0
-------------------------------------------

Fresno State starters: 16/ss Muno; 29/cf Hedstrom; 34/1b Johnson; 32/3b
Mendonca; 15/rf Detwiler; 4/c Grubb; 27/lf Robinson; 7/dh Hom; 6/2b Vivas; 47/p
Sprague;
Oregon Ducks starters: 38/lf Tommasini, C; 4/cf Raulinaitis; 6/ss Serna, KC;
17/dh Karraker, M; 21/c Rodriguez, E; 5/rf Hart, J; 14/1b Hunter, D; 19/3b
Gavin, D; 1/2b Pulfer, D; 13/p Anderson, T;

Fresno State 1st - Muno singled up the middle (2-2). Muno out at first p
to 1b, picked off. Hedstrom grounded out to 3b (0-0). Johnson popped up to ss
(3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon Ducks 1st - Tommasini, C lined out to 3b (0-0). Raulinaitis
doubled down the rf line (1-2). Serna, KC popped up to 2b (1-0). Karraker, M
struck out swinging (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State 2nd - Mendonca struck out swinging (0-2). Detwiler walked
(3-2). Grubb grounded out to p, SAC, bunt (0-1); Detwiler advanced to second.
Robinson flied out to lf (1-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon Ducks 2nd - Rodriguez, E grounded out to ss (2-1). Hart, J
singled (1-2). Hunter, D out on batter's interference. Hart, J stole second.
Gavin, D struck out swinging (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State 3rd - Hom flied out to rf (0-0). Vivas singled to right
field. Muno grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0); Vivas advanced to second.
Hedstrom grounded out to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon Ducks 3rd - Pulfer, D lined out to 2b (0-0). Tommasini, C walked
(3-1). Tommasini, C stole second. Raulinaitis popped up to 3b (2-2). Serna, KC
flied out to rf (2-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State 4th - Johnson flied out to cf (2-2). Mendonca grounded out
to 2b. Detwiler singled to center field (0-2). Grubb reached on a fielder's
choice (1-1); Detwiler out at second 3b to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Oregon Ducks 4th - Karraker, M flied out to cf (3-1). Rodriguez, E
grounded out to 3b (1-2). Hart, J popped up to 2b (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Fresno State 5th - Robinson doubled to left field (1-1). Hom grounded
out to ss (0-0). Vivas grounded out to 3b (2-2); Robinson advanced to third.
Muno struck out looking (0-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon Ducks 5th - Hunter, D grounded out to ss (0-0). Gavin, D grounded
out to 3b (2-2). Pulfer, D singled up the middle (0-1). Tommasini, C grounded
out to ss (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State 6th - Hedstrom grounded out to 3b (2-2). Johnson singled to
left field (1-0). Mendonca struck out swinging (1-2). Detwiler grounded out to
2b (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon Ducks 6th - Raulinaitis struck out swinging (2-2). Serna, KC
flied out to cf (0-0). Karraker, M popped up to ss (2-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Fresno State 7th - Grubb walked (3-0). Robinson reached on a fielder's
choice (3-2); Grubb out at second ss to 2b. Hom grounded out to p (0-0);
Robinson advanced to second. Vivas struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon Ducks 7th - Rodriguez, E flied out to cf (0-2). Hart, J struck
out swinging (1-2). Hunter, D grounded out to 3b (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Fresno State 8th - Muno singled to right field (1-2). Hedstrom popped up
to p (0-0). Muno out at second p to ss to 1b to 2b, caught stealing. Johnson
struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Oregon Ducks 8th - Sokol, C pinch hit for Gavin, D. Sokol, C singled to
right field (1-1). Bartz, K pinch ran for Sokol, C. Pulfer, D reached on a
fielder's choice (0-0); Bartz, K out at second 2b to ss. Tommasini, C flied out
to cf (0-0). Pulfer, D stole second. Floethe to p for Sprague. Raulinaitis
struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Fresno State 9th - Hunter, D to 3b. Potkay, S to 1b for Bartz, K.
Fleckenstein to p for Anderson, T. Mendonca struck out swinging (1-2). Detwiler
grounded out to p (2-1). Grubb fouled out to 3b (3-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon Ducks 9th - Bischoff to p for Floethe. Serna, KC grounded out to
3b (0-0). Karraker, M out at first 1b to p (1-1). Rodriguez, E singled to right
center (2-1). Hart, J singled to right center (3-2); Rodriguez, E advanced to
third. Schmidt, A pinch hit for Hunter, D. Schmidt, A singled to right field,
RBI (3-1); Hart, J advanced to second; Rodriguez, E scored. 1 run, 3 hits, 0
errors, 2 LOB.

Line score


Oregon Ducks 1, Fresno State 0 (Feb 27, 2009 at Eugene, Ore.)
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Fresno State........ 000 000 000  -  0  6  0      (2-3)
Oregon Ducks........ 000 000 001  -  1  7  0      (2-2)
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Pitchers: Fresno State - Sprague; Floethe(8); Bischoff(9). Oregon Ducks - Anderson, Tyler;
Fleckenstein, R(9).
Win-Fleckenstein, R(1-0)  Loss-Bischoff(1-1)  T-2:40  A-2777
Weather: overcast
Game: FSUORE1

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