John Adamson's 10th-Inning walk-off single to right field brought Tommasini home for the winning run as the Ducks beat the Beavers 3-2 in front of a Pac-10 record 15,552 fans at PGE Park in Portland. Oregon is now 1-1 in this early Pac-10 season. The win was also special for George Horton as it was career victory number 500. Coach Horton said after the game "This was a tremendous atmosphere and with the crowd as large as it was it felt like Omaha." Read more at goducks.com.
This was a great, great win for Oregon. Any win against a team as decorated as Oregon State is a big one but the first victory against a rival, this quickly, at a neutral site is quite a feat. The rubber game is at 1pm PST on Sunday and even if the Ducks lose that game, walking away with a victory against the Beavers this early on in the season is nothing short of remarkable.
With that, here's a question The VD Special asked during Game 1....
How long until the baseball civil war becomes an "unfriendly rivalry"?
It was unfriendly before the season started (54 votes)
This first win by the Ducks will open eyes (13 votes)
One win? Just a drop in the bucket. Not even close to unfriendly (19 votes)
Seeing Jshufelt at the game is enough to make anyone "unfriendly" (9 votes)
95 total votes