Oregon sweeps doubleheader from Nevada

EUGENE — The Oregon baseball team won its third series of the season and will head into today's series finale looking for its second sweep of the year after two wins over the Wolf Pack on Saturday afternoon at PK Park.

The Ducks (15-6), who have now won 10 of their last 11, won the opener, 12-7, and Game 2, 5-2.

In Game 1, it was another big offensive output as the Ducks came back from a four-run deficit to defeat Nevada 12-7. Oregon tallied 12 runs on nine hits, and were issued 11 walks — the most in modern era history — by the Nevada staff.

Sophomore right-hander Scott McGough picked up his third win of the season, pitching the final 4 and 1/3 innings of the game in relief of starter Zack Thornton.

McGough held the Wolf Pack to two runs on four hits in his time on the mound while striking out two, facing just 16 batters during his time on the hill.

At the plate, KC Serna produced three RBI on a 1-for-4 day while scoring two runs and stealing two bags. The Ducks stole a modern era record seven bases against the Wolf Pack.

Marcus Piazzisi was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while Jack Marder and Eddie Rodriguez also had two RBI days.

In the nightcap, the Ducks decided the series with a victory, a seven-inning affair shortened for the doubleheader.

Senior right-hander Justin LaTempa improved to 2-1 on the season allowing just two runs in his six innings on the mound.

Junior right-hander Drew Gagnier came on in the seventh to retire the side in order and pick up his third save of the season.

Oregon got to Nevada starter Brock Stassi early, putting three runs on the board in the bottom of the first. Rodriguez's two-out RBI single plated Serna to score the first run of the game. Junior Shawn Peterson then laced a two-out double to right field and the Eugene native moved to third on an error by the shortstop as Rodriguez scored. Paul Eshleman then doubled to left field allowing Peterson to come home and putting UO ahead 3-0.

OREGON STATE 12-7, MAINE 2-5 — At Corvallis, Tanner Robles scattered two hits over eight innings and the 18th-ranked Oregon State erupted for 12 runs in a 12-2 victory over Maine in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Goss Stadium.

Robles struck out a career-best 12 batters in the win, the most since Mike Stutes totaled 12 against UNLV in 2007.

Robles allowed a hit to start the fourth, then gave up a triple in the eighth, but otherwise worked well through the Maine lineup. The lefty surpassed his previous career-best seven strikeouts, and his only run allowed — in the fourth — was unearned.

The lefty improved to 4-1 on the year, lowering his earned run average to 1.72 from 2.31 in the process.

Former North Medford standout Rob Folsom, Matt Boyd and Danny Hayes each had two hits apiece for Oregon State, which pushed its streak to seven games, its longest since concluding the 2007 season at 10 straight. The Beavers are 13-3 on the year, while Maine is now 7-11.

In the first game, OSU held on for a 7-5 victory.

Romero hit his second home run in as many games and Hayes drove in two in his second consecutive start as the Beavers opened the doubleheader with the win.

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