EUGENE, Ore. - Brett Thomas went
3-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored to lead No. 16 Oregon to a 10-4
non-conference win over Texas State at PK Park on Wednesday night.
Oregon's 12-hit attack leading nine players who finished with at least one hit.
The Ducks 12 hits were the fourth most of the season, while the 10 runs was the
second most by Oregon in 2013.
Altobelli chipped in two hits going 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Tyler
Baumgartner scored two runs, going 1-for-3 with a RBI.
jumped out to an early lead chasing starter Cole Wiper with three runs, two
earned, on six hits in two innings.
After leaving the bases loaded in the first and not scoring, Texas State
came up with three runs in the second.
two of them back in the third on a balk and a wild pitch by the Bobcats. Connor
Hofmann led off the inning when he was hit by a pitch and moved to second on an
Altobelli single. After advancing to third on a Scott Heineman fielder's
choice, Hofmann scored on a balk by Texas State starter Jeremy Hallonquist.
who moved to second on a wild pitch and to third on the balk, came around to
score on another wild pitch to pull the Ducks within a run.
four runs in the fourth to take a 6-3 lead. Thomas and Baumgartner started the rally with back-to-back
doubles to tie the game 3-3. After a walk and a sacrifice bunt moved
Baumgartner to third and Ryan Hambright to second, Altobelli picked up two RBI with
a single to center to give the Ducks a two-run lead. Aaron Payne added a RBI
single to score Altobelli to finish the scoring in the inning for Oregon.
(5-12) got within two with a run in the top of the fifth, but the Ducks
answered with two more runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to extend the
lead to 10-4.
singled to lead off the fifth inning, scored on a pair of throwing errors to
give Oregon a 7-4 lead. Baumgartner scored the second run in the fifth on a
piece of good base running on a sacrifice bunt by Hofmann that advanced Shaun
Chase to second. Baumgartner scored from third after pitcher Donnie Hart
fielded the bunt, spun and threw to second, beating the throw from first
baseman Ben McElroy.
sixth, Ryon Healy doubled to left field to put runners on second and third with
one out. Payne, who reached base before Healy when he was hit by a pitch,
scored on a wild pitch by Kyle Finnegan. Thomas picked up a RBI with a single
scoring Healy from third.
Spencer (2-0), the second of seven Oregon pitchers, picked up the win. Austen
Williams (0-3), the second of seven Texas State pitchers, took the loss.
Pac-12 Conference play Friday in Los Angeles when they begin a three-game
series at USC.