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Ducks Have to Settle for Split in Reno, Fall to Nevada 2-1
Release Date: 03/15/2009
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RENO, Nev. -- For the fourth time in as many days, the Oregon Ducks received a quality outing from their starting pitcher, but for the second time in their series against Nevada, the visitors found themselves on the short end of the final score, falling 2-1 in Sunday's finale at Peccole Park.

Wolf Pack right-hander Derek Achelpohl (1-1) out-dueled UO's Madison Boer, tossing seven innings of five-hit ball. He allowed one run on five hits, walked two and struck out seven to give Nevada (6-10) a series split.

Righty Sammy Miller recorded the final six outs to earn his third save.

Boer (1-2) went the distance for the Ducks (8-8), surrendering six hits and two walks while allowing single runs in the first and sixth innings. He struck out four in his team-high second complete game of the year, lowering his earned run average to 2.84 in the process.

UNR scratched for the eventual winning run in the sixth, taking advantage of a leadoff single by Brock Stassi, a fielder's choice and a wild pitch to move the runner around to third base. Stassi came home on an otherwise harmless groundout to short by Shaun Kort .

Nevada threatened to increase its lead in the seventh. After Boer struck out the first two batters of the inning, Kevin Rodland doubled to left and Travis Simas hit a gap shot to right-center that appeared headed for extra bases, but UO center fielder Curtis Raulinaitis laid out and made a spectacular diving grab for the third out.

Andrew Schmidt, getting the start at first base, tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI single in the fourth, driving home Mitch Karraker, who had reached on a one-out walk.

The Wolf Pack jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the last half of the first on an RBI double from Kort. Westley Moss led off with a single to right and came home on Kort's two-out hit down the left-field line.

Schmidt finished 3-for-4, the only Duck with a multiple-hit game. Kort and Stassi had two hits apiece for UNR.

QUACK TRACKS: Oregon left seven runners on base compared to four for the Wolf Pack ... The Ducks failed to steal a base for the second straight game ... Caleb Tommasini saw his hitting streak end at seven games ... Opposing hitters are batting .215 against Boer this season ... Through 16 games, the Ducks have scored 62 runs and allowed 62 ... Eddy Rodriguez missed the game after injuring his right knee in the ninth inning of Saturday's win.

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