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  • Ducks fall to Sun Devils in 11 innings

  • TEMPE, Ariz. — Pinch hitter R.J. Ybarra singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th to lead No. 24 Arizona State to a 6-5 win over No. 11 Oregon at Packard Stadium on Friday night.
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  • TEMPE, Ariz. — Pinch hitter R.J. Ybarra singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th to lead No. 24 Arizona State to a 6-5 win over No. 11 Oregon at Packard Stadium on Friday night.
    The Ducks (22-7, 8-2 Pac-12) rallied from a four-run deficit in the eighth inning to send the game into extra innings, but ASU (18-8-1, 5-5 Pac-12) never let the Ducks take the lead. Ryan Burr (1-0) picked up the win, while Christian Jones (0-1) took the loss.
    Five different Ducks had multiple hits, but UO left 11 runners stranded. ASU stranded 13 while finishing with two more hits than Oregon.
    Freshman Mitchell Tolman went 3-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored to lead Oregon. Ryon Healy was 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Steven Packard went 2-for-5 with a RBI. Brett Thomas and Tyler Baumgartner both went 2-for-6 with a run scored. Tolman, Healy, Packard, Thomas and Baumgartner combined for all 11 of Oregon's hits.
    The Ducks tied the game with four runs in the top of the eighth. Healy ripped a two-run double off the top of the wall in left center to score Thomas and Baumgartner. Tolman added a run scoring triple bringing Healy home and Packard scored Tolman with a RBI single up the middle to tie the game, 5-5.
    UCLA 3, OREGON STATE 2 — At Los Angeles, Ryan Barnes posted two hits and Dylan Davis doubled home a run in the eighth inning but No. 6 Oregon State dropped a Pac-12 game to No. 10 UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
    Davis doubled home Barnes, who had his second single of the game in the eighth, but was left on second base to end the inning as the tying run.
    Kevin Williams homered to lead off the fifth for UCLA, which took the opening game of the series to improve to 19-7 overall and 7-3 in Pac-12 Conference play. Williams' home run snapped a 1-1 deadlock.
    Matt Boyd was saddled with the loss, the second of his career and first since 2010.
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