SPOKANE, Wash. — Tanner Smith's three-run homer in the ninth inning Monday capped an Oregon rally and continued a hot weekend by the UO bats, as the Ducks beat Gonzaga, 7-6, to finish off a five-game road trip with four wins.
After the Ducks (21-14) rallied into a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth, the Bulldogs responded with three in the bottom of the inning. It was 6-2 in the eighth when Jonny DeLuca's home run cut the lead in half. DeLuca finished a single short of the cycle Monday, and finished Oregon's four-game trip to Eastern Washington with seven extra-base hits.
Monday's rally came a day after Steer's grand slam in the ninth forced extra innings in a loss at Washington State.