Ducks' walk-off suicide squeeze seals series sweep
While Ryon Healy, the Pac-12's leading homerun hitter, continued his offensive tear over the weekend, No. 13 Oregon turned to small ball to seal a victory Sunday against Stanford. Trailing 3-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth, it was Healy who hit a clutch double down the left field line to tie the game and put runners at second and third for Mitchell Tolman.
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After taking a strike, the freshman third baseman resorted to one of the oldest offensive plays in baseball: the suicide squeeze. Tolman's bunt was mishandled by Cardinal reliever Sam Lindquist, allowing Aaron Payne to easily score the game-winning run. Even though Stanford was swept, each game in Eugene was tightly contested. The Ducks' combined margin of victory in the three-game weekend set was just four runs.