Oregon baseball wins sixth straight

SAN DIEGO — Oregon may have needed an extra inning, but the Ducks scored two runs in the top of the 10th to secure a 6-4 victory over San Diego on Sunday afternoon at Cunningham Stadium.

With the win, the Ducks (11-7) clinched the series victory over the Toreros (4-14) and have extended their winning streak to six games.

Oregon plays San Diego at 1 p.m. today.

In the top of the 10th with the game knotted at 4-4, San Diego reliever Bryan Haar (0-1) issued a four-pitch walk to KC Serna and plunked Danny Pulfer before he was pulled in favor of Trevor Bayless. With Serna taking a huge lead at second, Bayless was rattled and charged with a balk as both runners advanced.

San Diego intentionally walked Aaron Jones to load the bases with one out, but freshman Kyle Garlick's high infield chopper plated Serna as the Ducks took a 5-4 lead. Ryon Healy then drove a sacrifice fly into center field as Pulfer scored and Oregon took a 6-4 lead into the bottom of the inning.

Senior Kellen Moen (1-1) earned the victory on the mound, tossing 11/3 innings of relief. In the bottom of the 10th, Moen struck out the first two batters he faced before surrendering a single. With the tying run at the plate, the right-hander coaxed a fly out from Tony Strazzara to end the game.

Pulfer led the Ducks at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance and two runs scored, while Healy produced two RBIs and also scored a run.


PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP — At Los Angeles, fifth-ranked Oregon State took care of business, hitting all 24 routines and recording a season-high score of 197.200 en route to winning the final Pac-10 Championship meet on Saturday at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.

Leslie Mak earned three individual conference titles, scoring a career high in the all-around with a 39.525 and a career-best on the balance beam with a 9.95.

The conference title is OSU's first since 1996 and fifth overall.

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