Ducks hold off Titans

Host Oregon can wrap up regional title today with win

EUGENE — Alex Keudell became Oregon's career leader in wins, pitching the Ducks past Cal State Fullerton 7-5 in the Eugene Regional on Saturday night.

Keudell (11-4), the Pac-12 pitcher of the year, allowed five runs on four hits in seven innings to earn the 23rd win of his Oregon career. He struck out five and walked four.

Jimmie Sherfy threw two scoreless innings of relief, getting Fullerton's Richy Pedroza looking at strike three for his 18th save.

Oregon (44-17), the No. 5 national seed, needs one more win to move on to the super regionals.

Kyle Garlick's two-run triple highlighted a four-run first inning for the Ducks, who built a 6-0 lead against Big West pitcher of the year Dylan Floro (10-4). Ryon Healy also drove in two runs for Oregon.

Michael Lorenzen hit a towering, three-run homer in the fifth to cut the deficit to 6-5 for the Titans (36-20).


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