PULLMAN, Wash. – Gavin Grant highlighted an Oregon season-high 17 hit-attack with an eighth-inning grand slam to give the Ducks a 14-8 win over Washington State at Bailey-Brayton Field on Saturday.
The win snapped a four-game skid for the Ducks (10-7, 2-3 Pac-12) and tied the series 1-1 heading into Sunday’s series finale.
How It Happened: Washington State (14-4, 3-2 Pac-12) built on Friday’s momentum early building a 5-2 lead after three innings. The Cougars scored four in the second off Oregon starter Leo Uelmen, before Oregon answered with a pair of runs of its own in the third.
Sabin Ceballos got the Ducks on the board with a one-out RBI double scoring Colby Shade from second while moving Drew Cowley to third. Tanner Smith made it a two-run game with a sacrifice fly that scored Cowley.
After WSU added a run in the bottom half of the third, Oregon responded with its first of two five-run innings on the day to take its first lead of the series.
The Ducks loaded the bases to start the inning on a Bennett Thompson walk and back-to-back hits by Carter Garate and Grant. Rikuu Nishida followed with a two-strike, two-run…
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