EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon baseball team will play its annual Alumni Game Friday at PK Park with the 2014 team facing a team of alumni featuring a number of former players currently playing professional baseball. First pitch is at 3:15 p.m. with the two teams playing a nine-inning game.
Scott McGough, Tyler Anderson and a number of players from the 2012 and 2013 teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament highlight the alumni team’s roster. McGough spent part of the 2013 season in Triple-A in the Marlins organization. Anderson, the fifth-ranked prospect in the Rockies farm system and a 2011 first-round draft pick, finished the 2013 season with a 2.81 ERA at Tri-Cities and Modesto.
The 2014 Ducks team has five returning position starters as well as the entire weekend starting pitching rotation and key members of the bullpen. Cole Irvin, a freshman All-American last season, will start against the alumni, while Jake Reed, Porter Clayton, Darrell Hunter and Garrett Cleavinger all will spend time on the mound.
Senior second baseman Aaron Payne, sophomore first baseman Mitchell Tolman and junior third baseman Scott Heineman will start for the Ducks along with sophomore catcher Josh Graham and senior center fielder Connor Hofmann. Kyle Garlick and Jake Jelmini start for the Ducks after missing most of last season with injuries, while freshman outfielder Austin Grebeck and senior shortstop Kevin Minjares round out the Ducks’ starting lineup.