Ducks can't finish off Huskies, lose 4-3 in 14 innings
- Portland Tribune - Sports
EUGENE - Oregon failed to convert on several scoring opportunities in late innings Friday, as the Ducks lost to Washington 4-3 in 14 innings.
Oregon lost its fourth in a row and fell to 14-13 overall, 0-4 in the Pac-10.
Washington improved to 8-19, 1-3 with the victory in the opener of the three-game series.
In the top of the 14th, Troy Scott of UW got on board via a throwing error by KC Serna. The Huskies sacrificed Scott to second, and he went to third on a ground out before scoring on Ty Afenir's single up the middle.
Oregon stranded five runners in extra innings and 11 overall, out-hitting Washington 12-7.
A double-play on a fly ball, with Oregon's Brett Thomas doubled off second base, ended the game.
In the 11th, Oregon's Connor Hoffman was out trying to steal home on a squeeze attempt.
In the 10th, the Ducks had runners on first and second before the Huskies struck out Aaron Jones and Jack Marder to halt the threat.
For the Ducks, freshman Jones was 3 for 5 with two runs scored, and Shawn Peterson went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
Game 2 is 5 p.m. Saturday, also at PK Park.
Game 3 will be 1 p.m. Sunday.