Ducks rally to top Huskies in tourney

PORTLAND — Sophomore Mitch Karraker's two-run double to right-center field in the eighth inning gave Oregon a 6-4 nonconference baseball win over Washington in the Rose City Invitational Saturday at PGE Park.

Washington reliever Jason Erickson walked former South Medford player John Adamson. A pinch runner for Adamson was thrown out attempting to steal, but Erickson then hit Andrew Schmidt and Josh Hogan. Karraker then knocked in the tying and go-ahead runs off new reliever Geoff Brown.

A wild pitch scored Karraker from third to make it 6-4.

Drew Gagnier came on in the top of the ninth for his third save as Oregon defeated its first Pac-10 opponent. The Huskies are 6-11.

Oregon starter Erik Stavert gave up two two-run home runs as the Ducks fell behind 4-1 in the fourth.

Washington starter Ben Guidos held Oregon hitless until the fifth, when Dylan Gavin stroked a one-out single.

Freshman Scott McGough earned his first win for Oregon, getting the final out in the eighth. Stavert went seven innings and allowed four runs on six hits, striking out three.

OREGON STATE 12, SAINT MARY'S 3 — At Corvallis, Adalberto Santos went four-for-five — falling a triple short of the cycle — and Greg Peavey and Josh Osich combined to hold Saint Mary's without an earned run at Goss Stadium.

Santos extended his team-high hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the fourth inning. He belted a run scoring double the following inning before coming to the plate in the sixth with two runners on and smashing his second home run of the weekend. Santos finished with four RBIs and scored three runs

Logan Boyd, a former South Medford standout, added to the attack with a 2-for-3 effort, driving in runners in the fifth and eighth innings. The two hits marked his first multi-hit game of the season.

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