The Oregon Ducks followed a somewhat similar script to an identical result to pick up a 3-2 win over the Nevada Wolf Pack Saturday afternoon at PK Park.
As in game one on Friday night the Ducks spotted the visitors a deuce then rallied back for the win with three of their own albeit a couple innings earlier than in the ninth inning rally in the series opener.
Peyton Fuller tossed five innings allowing four hits, four strike outs, a walk and was responsible for the two runs.
Fuller retired the first two batters he faced in the third but gave up a single, hit a batter then was taken deep into the left field corner for a double, before getting out of the inning with a ground ball to short.
Oregon stranded a pair of runners in the home half but could break the ice until the fourth. With one out first baseman Gabe Matthews laced a double into right center and then scored on Anthony Hall’s single. Aaron Zavilla followed up with a hit but the Wolf Pack escaped further damage when Josh Kasevich grounded into a 5-4-3 double play.
The Ducks took the lead in the sixth. Nevada helped the cause by misplaying Kenyon Yovan’s pop-up behind second base. Matthews walked and Hall’s fly ball to center advanced Yovan to third.
Zavilla drove both of them home with a double into the left-center field gap.
Oregon’s bullpen slammed the door on the Wolf Pack the rest of the way. Brett Walker gave up three hits over two innings of work while Nico Tellache and Hunter Breault set Nevada down 1-2-3 in both the eighth and ninth innings.
The Ducks look to complete the sweep on Sunday. First pitch is set for 1:00 pm.
~ Rick Morgan