Baseball is doing some serious work. Two weeks ago, they swept a top-15 Arizona State team at home. Last weekend, they took two of three on the road against a top five UCLA team. Now, for the second day in row, they have gotten a win in Palo Alto against #6 Stanford. I leave you with Adam Jude's recap:
Freshman right-hander Jake Reed scattered two hits over seven shutout innings, and Ryon Healy hit a three-run home run to power No. 16 Oregon past No. 6 Stanford 5-0 on Saturday afternoon at Sunken Diamond in Stanford, Calif.
UO reliever Jeff Gold allowed just one hit in two innings of relief to complete the three-hitter for the Ducks (24-9, 10-4 Pac-12), who have won nine of 10. It's the Ducks' fourth straight Pac-12 series win and third straight over a top-15 team during their most daunting stretch of the season.
The Ducks moved a half-game behind first-place Arizona, which plays host to UCLA tonight.
Oregon is 10-2 against top-25 teams.
If UCLA beats Arizona tonight, Oregon could finish the evening in first place in the Pac-12. If the season ended today, the Ducks would be a lock to host a regional. Oregon went down to Texas State three weeks ago and played an absolutely abominable series. But, since then, something has clicked, and this has become the hottest team in the nation.
It also bears repeating: it would be nice if we could actually see these games. I can haz Pac-12 Network yet?