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Saturday Open Thread: Softball One Win from Super Regionals, Mens Golf and Baseball Also in Action

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Oregon golf alum and PGA Tour pro Ben Crane will surely be wearing this stunning ensemble when he cheers on the Ducks in the final round of their NCAA Regional.
Oregon golf alum and PGA Tour pro Ben Crane will surely be wearing this stunning ensemble when he cheers on the Ducks in the final round of their NCAA Regional.

Busy day in Duck sports, and an important one for both women's softball and men's golf.

Men's golf kicks off the day bright and early, with Robbie Zeigler leading off for the Ducks at 8:40 AM eastern time, followed by Andrew Vijarro, Eugene Wong, Jonathan Woo, and finally Daniel Miernicki. The Ducks enter the third and final round of play trailing leader USC by one stroke, and tied with Kent State and TCU. The top five teams from each region advance to the NCAA Championships, and the Ducks have a seven-shot cushion on sixth-place Notre Dame. But man, it'd really be nice to beat the Trojans. Unless you're in Ann Arbor, MI, you won't be able to watch the action, but you can follow along with live stats HERE.

Part 2 of our Oregon sports trilogy taps at noon, when the Duck softball team takes on BYU at Howe Field. Oregon needs just one win to advance to the Super Regional round, while the Cougars need to win twice. The Ducks have already beaten BYU in this regional, notching a 6-4 win on Friday. Junior Jessica Moore will take the hill for Oregon, and will try to pitch them into their third consecutive Super Regional. In the event BYU wins the first game, the two teams would turn right around and play again. Also of note: Oregon is a perfect 8-0 in their last three regional rounds.

To finish off the day, Oregon baseball kicks off game two of a three-game series with Seattle University at 2 PM from PK Park. The Ducks send Jake Reed to the mound, who is coming off an effective last start against USC, in which he allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings. On Friday night, Alex Kuedell and Thomas Thorpe combined on a six-hit shutout, and Connor Hofmann hit his third home run of the year in a 6-0 Duck win.

You can tune in to both baseball and softball on O-Zone.

Enjoy your weekend, and Go Ducks!