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Baseball Recap: Ducks In Free-Fall, Drop Non-Conference Tilt to Pilots 3-2

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Editors note: This will be a brief recap, as the author claims that the OS on the computer at which he composed his story is ancient, uncompatible with the ATQ/Voxmedia generator, and liable to crash at any moment.

PORTLAND, Oregon— Fresh off their collapse in the Palouse over the weekend, the Ducks dropped their third game in a row, losing to the lowly University of Portland Pilots at Joe Etzel Field Tuesday by the score of 3-2. Oregon (26-18) has now lost ten of it’s last thirteen games. Sophomore righty Isaiah Carranza (2-3) took the loss, giving up two runs on four hits with a strike out in two innings of work. Sixty-two Ducks’ relievers came on and threw two pitches apiece to close out the proceedings. (Editors note: In actuality, Oregon utilized SEVEN pitchers in relief of Carranza in Tuesday’s contest, and only one, freshman right hander James Acuna, threw as few as two pitches. The author has clearly failed to take his court-authorized medications again today.) Corbin Powers (1-5) picked up his first win of the season for Portland (10-34-1), throwing five shutout innings while giving up five hits and striking out four. Marty Luckenbach pitched the final three innings to pick up his sixth save.

Oregon’s offense was AWOL again Tuesday, managing only one extra base hit, a double, and eight overall, while stranding nine base runners for the game. Freshman first baseman Gabe Matthews led the ‘charge’, going two-for three with a walk and a run scored.

It doesn’t get any easier for Oregon, as they cling to their fast-fading post season hopes, with the number one ranked Oregon State Beavers coming to Eugene for a three game series starting this Thursday. First pitch from PK Park is scheduled for 6:00 pm, with the PAC-12 Network broadcasting all three games.