They were held scoreless for seven innings, but the Oregon Ducks scored when it mattered most to pull out a 2-1 win over the Loyola Marymount Lions.
The win gives the Ducks (3-2) a chance to win their first series of the year when they face the Lions again on Sunday for game three.
Cole Stringer started the game for the Ducks and delivered a solid five innings. After allowing four runs in his last start, Stringer gave up just four hits and one run. Nico Tellache replaced him in the sixth inning before being replaced by Parker Kelly in the seventh. Kelly dealt two scoreless, hitless innings to pick up his second win of the season.
In the eighth inning, the Ducks backed up their pitchers with some offense of their own. It was Jonny Deluca who got Oregon on the board, sending Taylor Travess across the plate with an RBI single.
Gabe Matthews joined in with an RBI double in the ninth inning to score Spencer Steer. The Lions escaped the inning without allowing further damage, putting the game in the hands of Ducks closer Kenyon Yovan.
Yovan did his part, pitching a flawless ninth inning to secure his second save in five games.
The Ducks will look to close out the series when they face the Lions tomorrow at 6:00 PM
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