SALEM, Ore. - The big bats were out and the University of Oregon Club Baseball team easily defeated Portland State University in a double header that included two homeruns in a rainy game at Volcano Stadium in Salem, their home field.
With a season record of 9-0 overall (5-0 league, 4-0 nondivisional play) the UO club team is undefeated and now ranked 13th nationally.
In late February the club team swept the Swing Into Spring tournament in Mesquite, Nevada, defeating the University of Utah 16-2; Idaho State University 8-1; Weber State University 5-4; and then capping the tournament with a 11-10 victory over last years national champs Utah State University.
The UO club team then swept their series against Oregon State University 7-4, 3-1, and 8-3.
With a strong and deep roster, the UO team seems to dominate by wearing their opponents down.
In their games against Portland State University, Aaron Trukositz sent the ball over the fence.
His blast was quickly followed by another home run by Dustin Ouellette. At the end of the first inning the second game in the double header, the score was already 7-0.
The Duck club team went on to score an additional four runs to end the game at the end of the fifth inning, when the mercy rule kicked in.
Max Morrison hit a double with the ball bouncing off the far wall.
The club team plays a schedule that consists of a double header on Saturday followed by a single 9-inning game on Sunday. Their next game is against Central Oregon Community College April 13th and 14th at Volcano Stadium in Salem.
If the team continues to dominate, they will earn a spot at the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) World Series Tournament in Tampa, Florida during the week of May 24 through 30.