After handling the Ohio State Buckeyes 8-2 on Friday, March 7, the Oregon Ducks play the Ohio State Buckeyes again in the second game of the series on Saturday, March 8 at PK Park. On Friday, Tommy Thorpe (2-1) struck out a career-high 10 batters while limiting the Buckeyes to just two hits in seven scoreless innings. Oregon head coach George Horton wants to focus on continuing their win streak and upping their No. 14 rank in the Baseball America Poll.

Game three of the series against the Buckeyes is set for Sunday, March 9 at PK Park in Eugene, Ore.

Ohio State infielder Jacob Bosiokovic (17) jumps toward first base prior to Oregon first baseman Craig Meredith (28) tagging him with the ball. The Oregon Ducks host the Ohio State Buckeyes at PK Park on March 8, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon left-handed pitcher Matt Krook (21) pitches the ball during the top of the first inning. The Oregon Ducks host the Ohio State Buckeyes at PK Park on March 8, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon outfielder Tyler Baumgartner (13) stomps on first base prior to Ohio State first baseman Ryan Leffel (12) catching the ball during the bottom of the fifth inning. The Oregon Ducks host the Ohio State Buckeyes at PK Park on March 8, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks baseball players congregate on the pitchers mount between innings. The Oregon Ducks host the Ohio State Buckeyes at PK Park on March 8, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Ohio State infielder Troy Kuhn (5) sprints toward first base during the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks host the Ohio State Buckeyes at PK Park on March 8, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon left-handed pitcher Cole Irvin (19) looks toward the field during the seventh inning stretch. The Oregon Ducks host the Ohio State Buckeyes at PK Park on March 8, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The Oregon Ducks host the Ohio State Buckeyes at PK Park on March 8, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Ohio State outfielder Ronnie Dawson (4) runs through home plate scoring the first run of the game during the top of the sixth inning. The Oregon Ducks host the Ohio State Buckeyes at PK Park on March 8, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon second baseman Aaron Payne (20) jogs to the dugout after being outed at first base during the bottom of the sixth inning. The Oregon Ducks host the Ohio State Buckeyes at PK Park on March 8, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon infielder Mitchell Tolman (37) swings the bat prior to striking out in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Oregon Ducks host the Ohio State Buckeyes at PK Park on March 8, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)


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