Boer tosses gem in Oregon victory

HONOLULU — Oregon needed a solid pitching performance, and that's what junior right-hander Madison Boer delivered at Les Murakami Stadium as the No. 14 Ducks shut out Hawaii 4-0 on Sunday.

Boer spurred Oregon (1-2), tossing eight innings of shutout baseball and holding Hawaii (2-1) to just one hit while walking two. The Eden Prairie, Minn., native recorded seven strikeouts for the third time in his career and faced just two batters over the minimum.

All-American Kolten Wong broke up Boer's no-hitter in the seventh with a single to right.

Offensively, sophomore Jack Marder led the Ducks with a 2-for-4 performance and drove in two runs, while sophomore Ryan Hambright and junior Danny Pulfer also finished 2-for-4.

Senior right-hander Kellen Moen came on in the ninth to close out the game for the Ducks, retiring the side in order as UO recorded its first shutout since a 5-0 victory over East Tennessee State on May 14, 2010.

HAWAII 11, OREGON 10 — At Honolulu, Breland Almadova's walk-off two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning secured Hawaii a victory over No. 14 Oregon on Saturday night at Les Murakami Stadium.

Scott McGough (0-1) took the loss for Oregon after coming on in the ninth to try and close things out for the Ducks.

FRESNO STATE 2, OREGON STATE 1 — At Fresno, Calif., three Oregon State pitchers limited Fresno State to two runs and six hits but the Beavers managed just one run and two hits of their own in a loss to the Bulldogs Sunday night at Beiden Field.

Parker Berberet doubled to start the seventh, the Beavers' first hit since Carter Bell singled in the second. Berberet moved to third, then scored when Bell grounded out.

That run, however, was the only one the Beavers (2-1) could muster off Fresno State starter Greg Gonzalez and reliever Charlie Robertson. Gonzalez picked up the win after going seven full, scattering just two hits and a run while striking out eight.

OREGON STATE 4, GONZAGA 2 — At Fresno, Calif., Carter Bell and Jordan Poyer each had two hits and pitchers Ben Wetzler and Scott Schultz made their Oregon State debuts in impressive fashion as the Beavers defeated Gonzaga on Sunday at Beiden Field.

Wetzler did not go long enough for the win, lasting 41/3 innings, but left with a 4-1 lead after striking out eight and scattering four hits. He threw 81 pitches and was replaced with runners on first and second and one out by fellow freshman Scott Schultz.

Schultz picked up the win. He worked 32/3 innings, striking out three while scattering just two hits and one run.

All told, the Beavers managed just six hits off four Gonzaga pitchers but were able to build up a three-run lead after five innings.

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