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Ducks drop opener at WSU

Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. – Oregon struggled at the plate striking out a season-high 17 times on Friday night in a 7-1 loss at Washington State at Bailey-Brayton Field.
How It Happened: Washington State (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12) jumped out to an early lead off Oregon starter Jace Stoffal (1-2) scoring three runs in the second inning. The Cougars had back-to-back doubles to lead off the inning before the third batter hit a two-run homer for the three-run lead.
WSU added three more in the fourth before Oregon could get on the board. The Ducks (9-6, 1-3 Pac-12) finally scored in the fifth to cut the lead to 6-1. Colby Shade led off the inning with an infield hit before moving to third on a Josiah Cromwick double. Freshman Carter Garate drove in Shade with a RBI single to center field, picking up his first career RBI.
Washington State tacked on an insurance run in the seventh with a solo home run.
Box Score Notes: The game was the Ducks first road game of the season after a program record 15-game homestand … Tanner Smith made his 199th career start … Freshman Carter Garate made his first career start, becoming the seventh member of the Ducks’…

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