Stanford Drops Opener; DH Saturday
April 9, 2010
STANFORD, Calif.-- No. 22-ranked Stanford (13-12, 3-4 Pac-10) dropped its fourth-straight, falling in the series opener to visiting Oregon (20-10, 3-4 Pac-10) 5-2 on Friday evening.
Tyler Anderson (5-3) and Scott McGough combined on a five-hitter for the opening win. The series will end with a newly scheduled doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m due to expected poor weather on Sunday.
Anderson (5-3) went the first 5.2 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits. McGough followed with the final 3.1 innings for his third save.
Brian Busick (2-1), in his second career start, went five-plus innings, giving up four runs on eight hits. He gave up a two-run homer to Danny Pulfer in the third and a one-out RBI double to J.J. Altobelli in the fourth to trail 3-1. After leaving following a leadoff walk in the sixth, Oregon drove in that run and led 4-1.
Oregon was making its first appearance at Stanford since March, 1977, Stanford head coach Mark Marquess' first season as head coach. The Ducks had dropped its program in the early 1980s before reinstating it last year.
Tickets for Sunday's game will be exchanged on Saturday, or refunded for another day. Saturday's tickets will be good for both games.