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CBI Live: No. 17 Oklahoma 3, No. 12 Oregon 2
Good as Gold for the
By Taylor Gelbrich
EUGENE, Ore. – Gold still goes a long way,
as West Virginia found out.
Oregon’s Jeff Gold (3-0) threw a complete game
shutout with five strikeouts and only four hits in a 12-0
eight-inning victory over WVU in the Ducks’ second game of the
Nike College Showcase.
The Ducks (11-2) had four players lead the charge
for Oregon’s fifteen hits on the day. Eight different players
tallied hits for the Ducks. Two players went deep for the Ducks,
Aaron Jones had only one hit on the day, but it was a monstrous
grand slam and Ryan Hambright (3 for 5) also went deep with his
three-run blast. Finally, Kyle Garlick and Ryon Healy set the
table for the Ducks all day as they combined to go seven for
eight and two RBI.
West Virginia starter Pen Nakazato (0-1) took the
loss as he gave up seven runs on eight hits while only lasting
four innings. John Polonius accounted for three of the four hits
for the Mountaineers (6-9).
Oregon struck early. After a leadoff hit by pitch
and stolen base from J.J. Altobeli, the Ducks would tally one
with an RBI groundout from Aaron Payne. After a fly out, the
Ducks put another on the board with back-to-back doubles from
Healy and Garlick.
The Ducks struck again in the third. After a
Payne leadoff walk and stolen base, Healy hit a laser to left
field for his thirteenth RBI of the year, putting the Ducks up
3-0. Garlick would follow suit again with a base hit on the hit
and run, which gave the Ducks runners on the corners with one
out. After a Garlick stolen base, Hambright launched a ball over
the right field wall for a three-run homer. The homerun was
Hambright’s first on the season as well as his first RBI.
Jones put the game out of reach with a grand slam
in the eighth that gave the Ducks an 11-0 lead. After
back-to-back base hits, Vernell Warren gave the Ducks a 12-0
lead after another base hit up the middle and that’s all the
Ducks would need for the victory.