Oregon continues a seven-game Pac-12 Conference baseball road trip with three game at Arizona this weekend.
The Ducks (23-19), who lost three of four games in the Bay Area last week, are seventh in the Pac-12 at 8-10 as they visit the Wildcats (19-23), who are ninth at 7-14.
Oregon will throw Cole Stringer (1-1, 6.03 ERA) in the opener at 6 p.m. Friday before Robert Ahlstrom (5-4, 3.57) returns from a two-week absence because of illness to pitch at 6 p.m. Saturday. Cullen Kafka (5-3, 4.35) starts the finale for the Ducks at noon Sunday.
Shortstop Spencer Steer leads Oregon with a .350 batting average and 40 RBIs while tying for the team lead with six homers along with first baseman Gabe Matthews, who is batting .314 with 30 RBIs. Tanner Smith is hitting .307 with 28 RBIs for the Ducks, who are batting .270 as a team.
Arizona ranks second in the Pac-12 with a .304 batting average, led by Matthew Dyer at .399 with four homers and 27 RBIs. Dyer, who ranks second in the conference in hitting, played for the Ducks as a freshman in 2017 before transferring to Arizona.
Cameron Cannon is hitting .353 and Austin Wells is at .344 for the Wildcats. Nick Quintana is batting .310 while ranking eighth in the conference with 10 home runs.
Arizona ranks 10th in the Pac-12 with a 6.84 ERA.