TUCSON, Ariz. - Former Oregon catcher Matthew Dyer scored the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning and added the winning run in the bottom of the 11th as Arizona defeated Oregon 9-8 Saturday night.
Oregon reliever Ryne Nelson hit Dyer with a pitch with one out in the 11th and then made a wild pick-off attempt that allowed Dyer to score from first base to end the game.
Arizona scored five runs in the seventh to take a 7-5 lead before the Ducks followed with three in the top of the eighth.
Spencer Steer and Gabe Matthews hit back-to-back singles to open the eighth for Oregon. Jonny DeLuca hit a double that scored Steer before Evan Williams singled in Matthews to tie the game.
Jakob Goldfarb reached on a fielders choice that scored DeLuca to put Oregon into the lead.
Nelson threw two scoreless innings of relief before Dyer, who played for the Ducks as a freshman two years ago before transferring to Arizona, hit a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth. Austin Wells followed with a triple that scored Dyer to tie the game 8-8.
Tanner Smith, Matthews and Steer all had two hits to lead the Ducks.
Oregon scored five runs to open the game in the first inning when Sam Novitske singled and Smith followed with a triple. Steer singled in Smith before Matthews was hit by a pitch.
Goldfarb hit a two-out double to score Steer before Taylor Adams hit a two-run double.
Oregon starter Robert Ahlstrom allowed seven hits and four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings.