TEMPE, Ariz. — San Diego scored the game-winning run on a passed ball in the top of the ninth inning Saturday to hand Oregon a 6-5 nonconference baseball loss.
The Ducks (0-2) were coming off a 12-10 season-opening loss to Minnesota late Friday night.
After San Diego scored twice in the top of the first inning, the Ducks scored three runs in the bottom of the inning behind RBI singles from Gabe Matthews and Aaron Zavala.
A sacrifice fly by Anthony Hall and another run-scoring single from Zavala helped Oregon re-take the lead at 5-4 in the bottom of the third inning after the Toreros scored twice in the top of the second inning.
San Diego responded with a run in the top of the fifth inning to tie it at 5-5.
Zavala went 3-for-4 to pace the Ducks' nine-hit attack. Matthews and Kenyon Yovan were both 2-for-4 and each scored twice. Zavala and Hall had two RBIs apiece.
Brett Walker and Kolby Somers combined for four innings of scoreless relief pitching for Oregon.