Duck club baseball team undefeated, ranked 7th in nation
EUGENE, Ore. - The undefeated Oregon Club Baseball team went up 3-0 with a home run over Western Washington on Saturday in the first inning of a double header.
Then the rain started - and didn't stop.
The delay leaves the Duck club team undefeated at 12-0 on the season and 8-0 in league play.
The team won a three-game sweep over Central Oregon Community College last week. Before their sweep over Central Oregon, the Ducks Club Baseball team was ranked 13th nationally. After the sweep, they move up in the national ranking to 7th.
The Ducks remain one of only two undefeated college club baseball teams in the nation.
The mercy rule was invoked during the first two games against Central Oregon, with the Ducks winning game one 10-0 in five innings and 16-6 in seven innings in the second game. The third game was called due to rain in the eighth inning with the score Oregon 6, Central Oregon 1.
Max Morrison hit a left field double with the bases loaded in the bottom of first inning of the first game to start things off.
Nate Kristoff also hit a double with two on base.
Nate Kristoff scored twice, Pat Canepa scored three runs, Andrew Walzer crossed home plate twice, Tallack Graser scored twice.
Travis Reed, Aaron Trukositz, and Dustin Ouellette each added a point to the final score.
In game two, Pat Canepa hit a double with the bases loaded, Sam Gutman also managed a double. The game was slowed by intermittent rain, but the Ducks continued to run the score up and the game ended at 16-6 after the mercy rule was invoked.
In game three, the rains settled in, but the Ducks managed to score four runs in the first inning. Travis Reed hit a double in the fifth inning.