Oregon Baseball vs. Hawaii Game 1 Recap: Jake Reed, Christian Jones Mow Down Rainbows as Ducks Take Season Opener

Jake Reed and Christian Jones combine for a shutout of Hawaii.

Sophomore Jake Reed struck out seven over six shutout innings, and Christian Jones slammed the door shut with a three inning save, as Oregon defeated Hawaii, 3-0, in the teams' opener in Honolulu.

Reed allowed only six baserunner through his six innings, four hits and two walks. Hawaii's only threat came in the sixth, with Stephen Ventimilia standing on second after a walk and a stolen base. A ball to the gap looked to be a certain run-scorer, but Brett Thomas made a diving catch and Ventimila was stranded on the basepaths.

Jones, pitching for the first time since 2011, faced the minimum nine batters over three innings in relief, striking out two and inducing five ground balls.

Offensively, the Ducks had six hits and four walks, scoring single runs in the second, fifth, and seventh innings. J.J. Altobelli walked home a run as the Ducks loaded the bases in the second. Thomas singled home a run in the fifth, while Aaron Payne knocked in a run via a bunt single in the seventh. Altobelli reached base in all three of his plate appearances, with a hit and two walks. Steven Packard also singled in four at-bats in his first action since 2010.

Game two of the series is at 8:35 p.m. on Saturday, with leftys Tommy Thorpe and Quentin Torres-Costa taking the hill.

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