Oregon couldn't overcome its miscues and lost Friday to Washington despite a few exceptional defensive moments by outfielders.
Oregon will shift around some responsibilities Friday and Saturday, when head coach George Horton will miss games against UW at PK Park.
Oregon loses game three of the series 7-3
Oregon evened the series and will go for series win Sunday
Oregon jumped to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, but USC scored multiple runs in three innings to win game one of the series
Austin Grebeck drove in two runs with a RBI double in the sixth inning to lead the Ducks to the win
The back end of Oregon's bullpen, primarily Garrett Cleavinger and Stephen Nogosek, has been a consistent force for the Ducks all season.
Oregon's bats came alive Sunday as the Ducks twice rallied to tie the game before beating Oregon State with a run in the eighth to win 10-9.
Oregon got outstanding relief pitching Saturday but couldn't rally from an early deficit as Oregon State evened this weekend's series.
In his first plate appearance of the year in Pac-12 play, Kyle Kasser worked a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth Friday.
The Oregon baseball teams kicks off a three-game set with OSU at PK Park on Friday (7:35 p.m., ESPNU) looking to get its year back on track.
All three games will be televised with Friday's game on ESPNU, while the Pac-12 Networks will broadcast Saturday and Sunday games