After last night's 3-2 white-knuckler between Oregon and South Dakota State, the Ducks will put Friday night starter Tommy Thorpe on the hill against the #2 seeded Rice Owls.
The winner has a huge leg up on the rest of the regional, and will only need to win tomorrow at five or Monday at five to advance to the next round of play. The loser will play the winner of SDSU-USF (currently in the bottom of the 12th) at noon, with the winner of that game playing the winner of Rice-UO at five. Got it?
Oregon starting lineup:
Brett Thomas LF, Aaron Payne 2B, Ryon Healy 1B, Mitchell Tolman DH, Tyler Baumgartner RF, Ryan Hambright 3B, Shaun Chase C, Connor Hofmann CF, JJ Altobelli SS.
ESPN3 (If you're so inclined, here's the link for Oregon State-UCSB)