Taylor Holder Leads Oregon baseball to Victory:
The Oregon Ducks baseball team got a Big Win on Friday Night thanks in large part to their star pitcher, Taylor Holder. Holder went seven innings, giving up just one run on four hits while striking out eight batters. He also helped his own cause at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
With the win, Oregon improves to 26-5 on the season and remains in first place in the
Oregon Baseball Defeats USC
In a dramatic come-from-behind victory, the Oregon Ducks Baseball Team defeated the USC Trojans 12-11 on Friday night. The Trojans got out to an early lead, but the Ducks chipped away at the deficit and eventually took the lead in the seventh inning Sophomore pitcher Taylor Holder was outstanding in relief, holding the Trojans scoreless over the final three innings to pick up his first career win. The Ducks improved to 24-24 on the season with the win, while USC fell to 22-24.
Taylor Holder Leads Oregon to Victory
In a close game against rival Oregon State it was Holder who came up big for the Ducks. The senior catcher belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the ninth to lift Oregon to a 5-3 victory.
It was Holder’s second home run of the game and gave him four hits on the day. He also drove in three runs and scored twice.
The victory was a much-needed one for Oregon, who had lost four of their last five games. With the win, they move to within a half-game of first place in the Pac-12 standings.
Holder’s Pitching Leads Oregon to Victory
In a game against the Arizona Wildcats Oregon’s starting pitcher, Taylor Holder, led the Ducks to victory with his great pitching. Holder pitched for a total of seven innings, giving up only two hits and striking out nine batters. Thanks to Holder’s strong performance, Oregon won the game 3-0.
Holder’s Hitting Leads Oregon to Victory
In a victory over Oregon State Taylor Holder led the Oregon Ducks baseball team to victory with his hitting. Holder had three hits in the game, including a home run to help the Ducks to a 6-3 win. This is the second consecutive win for Oregon, who improve to 23-5 on the season.
Holder’s Fielding Leads Oregon to Victory
A diving stop by junior second baseman Taylor Holder in the top of the ninth inning preserved Oregon’s lead and helped the Ducks escape with a 5-4 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Friday night at PK Park.
Holder, who entered the game as a defensive replacement in the top of the ninth, made a spectacular play on a grounder hit by Titans leadoff hitter Sahid Valenzuela. Holder ranged to his right, dove and got his glove on the ball, then scrambled to his feet and threw to first for the out.
The Ducks (17-5) got out of the inning unscathed, then held on for the win after Fullerton scored a run in the bottom of the ninth. Senior closer Kenyon Yovan worked around a walk and a single to earn his 10th save of the season.
Oregon’s Defense Leads to Victory
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In a game that was decided by Oregon’s defense, the Ducks came out on top 3-2 against the visiting USC Trojans Starter Taylor Holder went six innings, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out four. The Ducks’ offense was led by third baseman Brett Thomas, who went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Oregon’s Offense Leads to Victory
Taylor Holder, a junior from Roseburg, Oregon, led the Oregon Ducks to victory against the University of Washington Huskies with a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Ducks were down by three runs when Holder stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded. His Grand Slam put the Ducks ahead by one, and they held on to win by that same margin.
It was an exciting come-from-behind victory for Oregon, and it was thanks in large part to Holder’s heroics. He now has a team-leading four home runs on the season, and his Grand Slam was the first of his career. It was a big moment for Holder and for the Ducks, who remain in second place in the Pac-12 Conference behind only Stanford.
Oregon’s Pitching Leads to Victory
Taylor Holder led Oregon to a 5-2 victory against UC Irvine on the strength of his pitching Tuesday.
Holder, a junior, went seven innings and gave up two runs on four hits while striking out 11. He improved to 4-0 on the season with the victory.
“Taylor was outstanding,” Oregon Head Coach George Horton said. “He’s really become our number one guy.”
The Ducks got off to a good start offensively, with AJ Vukovich hitting a two-run home run in the first inning. Vukovich finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
Oregon added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to extend its lead to 5-0. UC Irvine scored twice in the top of the ninth, but Holder got the final out to close out the victory.
Oregon’s Hitting Leads to Victory
In a game where every hit mattered, Oregon’s bats came through when it counted the most. The Ducks scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to take the lead and never looked back, defeating UC Santa Barbara 5-3.
Taylor Holder led the way for Oregon, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored The junior infielder had hits in each of his first three at-bats, including a double in the ninth inning that set up the Ducks’ go-ahead run.
Holder’s performance was a big reason why Oregon was able to come away with the victory, but he wasn’t the only one who contributed. Every Duck had at least one hit in the game, and four different players scored at least one run.
With the win, Oregon improves to 19-5 on the season. The Ducks will look to continue their winning ways tomorrow when they take on Hawaii in their final game of the series.
Oregon’s Fielding Leads to Victory
In a game that was mostly controlled by the pitching staffs, it was Oregon’s fielding that proved to be the difference as the Ducks beat Washington 2-1 on Friday night at PK Park.
Taylor held the Huskies scoreless through six innings before giving up a solo home run in the seventh. He retired the next three batters he faced to end his outing. In all, he allowed four hits and one run while striking out two.
The Ducks scored their first run in the bottom of the second when Aaron Zavala hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Sam Novitske from third. They added an insurance run in the eighth when Zavala singled to left, scoring Nick McLaughlin from second.
The win improves Oregon’s record to 13-5 on the season and 3-1 in Pac-12 play. They will continue their series against Washington tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. PT.
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