Philadelphia, PA – Ryon Healy went 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI as the Oregon Ducks routed the Rice Owls, 11-0, to force an elimination game to decide the Eugene Regional.
Oregon (47-14) will now need to defeat Rice (42-18) again on Monday to advance to the Super Regional round. Monday's contest will be the third of the regional between these squads. Rice took the first matchup on Monday with a 1-0 win.
Scott Heineman went 2-for-4 with three RBI as well for the Ducks and Tyler Baumgartner went 2-for-5 with a triple as well. Jeff Gold pitched five scoreless innings to get the win. Oregon also earned a 6-1 win over San Francisco earlier in the day.
The Owls had only three hits as a team. John Simms took the loss after allowing four runs on six hits in four innings of work.